About Kalyn Kodiak, Cl.H.

“Taanishi, ni sekason Kalyn Kodiak. Ni faamii ochi kii wiikiw oota Kuskusukasay-guni, eskwe le parwess di Saent Xavier.Ni aen docteur du raisin, eskwe aen aapikayahk di saynteur flayshii.Ni oma les Michif, otipemsonan. Kah keyo ni wah ko maka nak! Ni nanaskomon. Maarsi.” -Michif Traditional Introduction

Kalyn Kodiak Metis Herbalist & Cultural Guide

  • Kalyn Kodiak – Clinical Herbalist & Iridologist
  • Owner of Kodiak Herbal Metis Health & Culture
  • Alberta Herbalists Association President 2020
  • Director of the Calgary Herbal Student Clinic
  • Metis Nation of Alberta Knowledge Keeper – Traditional Plant Medicines
  • Mentor, Teacher & Environmentalist

A proud Femme Michif, Kalyn is descended from a lineage of healers, teachers, & artists. She is a founding member & current President of the Alberta Herbalists Association and Director at the Calgary Herbal Student Clinic.


Kalyn works with people in all kind of health situations, with a special passion for helping those who live with ‘invisible conditions’: depression, anxiety, ADHD, chronic pain, stress, allergies, immune system issues or arthritis. She began working with plant medicine at the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing in 2006 under the tutelage of Dr. Terry Willard and became his personal assistant and Herbalist at Wild Rose Clinic.

Kalyn’s approach to healing is both scientific and traditional, taking into account the totality of a person – mind, body, heart and soul. Combining ancient knowledge of healthy life-ways and modern research provides the best of natural medicine. She incorporates iris readings, tongue and pulse assessment, energetic assessments, and hands-on therapies as necessary.

Kalyn loves to teach, and hosts workshops in health and herbs, Metis traditions, plant identification & cultural art. It is her goal to help everyone who asks her for help.

You can book a consultation with Kalyn in your own home (within the city of Calgary and occasionally in Lethbridge, Alberta). Please call 403-437-1446 to make an appointment.

4 Replies to “About Kalyn Kodiak, Cl.H.”

  1. Hi Kalyn: Very much enjoyed your teaching of medicinal herbs,today at the 8Th.Fire
    I remembered the sting neetles,tumeric,yet I forgot the other root?
    Also,I tried to google ‘Rose Mountain”and ended up with Mountain Rose from Oregon,US.
    Is it the same?
    I’m very interested in”the root”the relaxing,happy one.
    Could you please advise me about obtaining some.
    Also,anything else that you can think of that would be relavent.
    Thank you.
    Looking forward to your response.
    Mark Brown.

    1. Hi Mark,

      The root in question is Kava (Piper methysticum in latin). Mountain Rose Herbs is a good source to order from. If you e-mail me at kalyn@kodiakherbal.com I will
      send you the notes version of the presentation from the Fire Gathering. Thanks for commenting on my website!

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