Herbal Student Practicum Begins Sept. 24th

Practicum Meeting for All Students
Monday Sept. 24th 7pm
Herbal Healing Inc., Bay G 2410 – 2nd Ave SE Calgary

Students and prospective students/apprentices are invited to attend a brief meeting at 7pm on Monday, September 24th to go over some details of the CHSC (Calgary Herbal Student Clinic) practicum program. During the meeting we will decide, together, which dates we will get together for practicum, and also which topics/instructors will be featured.
This meeting is a great place to ask questions about practicum/student clinic, not only from the instructors but also to get feedback from other students who attended the year before.  Please come out and help us optimize the program so everyone can take part this year.

September 28 & 29th, 2018: Modern Herbalists & Clinical Skills with Herbalists Joanne Wilson & Kalyn Kodiak

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MORE Practicum segments are coming soon – There is one segment per month, Sept-April.  Segments don’t have to be taken in any particular order, so you can join us any time! Contact StudentClinic@KodiakHerbal.com to learn more.

Metis Culture Workshops

Loom-weaving Your Metis Sash ONLINE EDITION

Sign up anytime for 1 year of access.

Create your own customized Metis sash using traditional hand-looming techniques for the Arrow Pattern. Everyone is welcome to this beginner-level workshop! Your own loom, tools and supplies for the first project are shipped via Canada Post. Everyone is welcome to this beginner-level workshop that features access to the video lessons for 1 year, as well as 2 Zoom meetings/Q&A sessions with Michif Weaver Kalyn Kodiak.

Traditions of Metis Wolf Willow Rosaries – Beaded Jewelry Workshop – Live & Social Distanced

Saturday, October 10th 2-4pm or 5-7pm

The ‘Silverberries’ of the Wolf Willow bush are used to make beautiful natural rosaries by the Metis people. Make your own rosary or necklace while learning about the many food, medicine and cultural uses of this beautiful Canadian Prairie plant. Socially distanced workshop – only 6 participants per group.

Traditional Antiviral Elderberry Syrup Recipes – Live & Social Distanced

Saturday, October 24th

Beginning with fresh elderberries, we use natural ingredients to create an old and very effective remedy for the cold & flu season. Our syrup is based on a traditional metis formula and uses natural and organic ingredients. Includes recipe, materia medica & bottle of syrup to take home with you.

Remembrance Day Poppies – The Flower Beadwork People – Live & Social Distanced

Saturday, Nov. 7th, 12-2pm or 3-5pm

Make a poppy or Metis-style beaded flower pin to honour a loved one or just for fun. We begin at the beginning – no experience needed for this workshop! Beads, fabric and other supplies are included for your first project. Socially distanced workshop – only 6 participants per group.

Metis Octopus Bag Workshop – Live & Social Distanced

Saturday, November 28th

Octopus bags or Fire-bags have a colorful history! “But, there are no octopus on the prairies..!!?” I hear that a lot! Learn the interesting story of the “octopus bag”, the multi-national origin of the unusual name, and make your own octopus bag in this fascinating workshop. Socially distanced workshop – only 6 participants per group.

Metis Sash Loom Weaving in Calgary – Live & Social Distanced

Saturday Dec. 12 9am-5pm or
Sunday Dec. 13 9am-5pm

Create your own customized Metis sash using traditional hand-looming techniques for the Arrow Pattern. Everyone is welcome to this beginner-level workshop! The loom and supplies are yours to take home at the end of the weekend. Socially distanced workshop – only 6 participants per group.

Metis Finger-weaving Workshops

We’re working to bring this workshop online! Please check back with us soon.

Begin with the basics or advance your knowledge of the traditional art of sash weaving, while making your own bracelet or hatband. All experience levels are welcome.

Metis Medicines in Old Man River Valley @ Lethbridge

   Spring 2021

View the many edible & medicinal plants of the river valley on this fascinating historical medicine walk lead by a traditional Metis Herbalist.

Metis Medicine Walk @ Pincher Creek

Spring 2021

Explore the traditional medicine of Southern Alberta’s Metis Community. This walk is lead by Metis Knowledge Keeper Kalyn Kodiak, whose family has lived in Southern Alberta for 6 generations.

Metis Medicine Walk @ Rocky Mountain House


Explore the traditional medicines of Alberta’s Metis Community. This walk is lead by Metis Knowledge Keeper Kalyn Kodiak, whose family has lived in Alberta for 6 generations.

Medicine Bag Making Workshop

Winter 2021 – Dates TBA

Learn some of the meaning & traditions of wearing a personal medicine bag. You can use your medicine bag for prayer, protection & creativity. Anyone can make a bag to remind them of their powerful qualities. This workshop is a fundraiser for the Metis Bear Harvest events.

Metis Sash Weaving in Kelowna, BC


Be a part of this traditional hand-looming sash class in Kelowna! Looms and all materials are provided and yours to take home after the class. Everyone is welcome to this beginner-level workshop.

Blossoms of Early Summer Picnic & Plantwalk

Saturday in June 2020   11am – 3pm (Date TBA)
Return to the mountains to view the flowering plants in all their Glory! Meadows, Prairies and forest landscapes and a gourmet lunch in the wild.

New workshops are scheduled every few months -please bookmark our visual calendar and check back often to see new experiences.

Or, contact Kalyn@KodiakHerbal.com to get on the mailing list.

Please click this link to view our workshop & class policies.

Classes for 2017 at Kodiak Herbal Health & Education


Classes and tutorials happening in 2017. This menu is being updated, some class information may be missing. Check back later or contact Kalyn@KodiakHerbal.com for info.

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Week Nights & Weekend Workshops – Click link for list of practicum experiences

JW male leftIridology Certification Weekend Intensive – Lethbridge 2017

Date To Be Announced

JW male leftIridology Tutorial – Calgary 2017

Date To Be Announced


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Saturday February 25th 2017,                       11am – 4pm – REGISTRATION OPEN

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June 2017 Plant Walk – details coming soon


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For Kids & Adults! Details soon

New Classes, Practicums & Clinics

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New Classes, Practicum programs and Clinical opportunities for Herbalists, Iridologists, Students & Groups in Calgary & Lethbridge!

Many of the courses below can be applied towards your Wild Rose College of Natural Healing credits or practicum hours. Other colleges may also accept our programs for credit – please ask your college administrator.
Traditional Chinese Pulse Assessment (Evenings)
Reflexology for Assessment & Treatment (Evenings)
Herb-Walks for the Whole Family
Herbal Medicine Making For Everyone! Mini Series  NEW!
Student Community Practicum Clinic (Evenings & Weekends)
Iridology Fast-Track Tutorial in Calgary (Weekend)
Iridology Fast-Track Tutorial in Lethbridge (Weekend)
traditional Metis sash Fingerweaving or medicine plant walk (2 hours per workshop)

Energetic Practitioner’s Study Group Program: First Meeting January 30, 2015

props closeupAttend the First meeting of the Energetic Practitioners to provide input into how the group will be run, including how often it is to be held and on what days, which modalities and instructors we will learn from, and to find out other administrative details such as the cost of the program and payment plans.

Please come to Ray of Light (address below) on January 30th, 2014 to attend the 1-hour meeting. We will begin exactly at 6:05pm.

You can also sign-up for the Iridology segment, beginning that evening, at the link provided HERE.

6:00-7:00pm, January 30th 2015: Administrative Meeting


  • Introductions, discuss layout for modalities and clinical practice nights, confidentiality agreement
  • Choosing modalities to focus on for the rest of the year (Iridology + 2 others), as well as modalities for next year. Suggestions for instructors and modalities will be accepted for review. Students who wish to instruct a segment should attend this meeting to present the idea to the group.
  • Discussing cost (which changes depending on instructors) and payment schedule
  • Discuss meeting 4x monthly instead of 2x monthly
  • Volunteer clients for Clinical Practice nights

How to Find Ray of Light Holistic Living: Starting from Crowchild Trail, exit onto Flanders Avenue and continue through the main gates of the Currie Barracks. Take the first Right turn into the parking lot across from building B8.