David Shaw – Medical Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist
Founder of Errant Empire
David is the founder of Errant Empire Herbal Medicine Dispensary and is a practicing Medical Herbalist within the greater Victoria area. He began his holistic health journey after graduating from the 2 year Holistic Nutrition program at Bauman College in 2015. After immigrating to Canada, David completed the Diploma of Phytotherapy at Pacific Rim College in the Spring of 2019.
David’s Diploma of Phytotherapy included:
- 500+ clinical practice hours
- 750+ hours herbal medicine educational hours &
- 480 hours of biomedical sciences
Currently David’s practice revolves around working with families including: parents, grandparents and children as well as with people who have chronic health conditions. He has an interest and is a resource in the community for herbal therapeutics and mental health. This includes support for: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, SAD, Autism, etc.
David is a Registered Herbal Therapist (RHT) with the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of British Columbia, the oldest regulating body of Herbal Medicine in North America.
Kristin Chandler-Symons – Functional Herbalist,
Hi, I’m Kristin! I am a trained Medical Herbalist and Holistic Health Coach. I graduated from the 3-year Diploma of Phytotherapy at Pacific Rim College and have 1.5 years of health coach training specializing in supporting long-lasting habit changes. I connect you with herbs and a range of other practical tools to help heal your body naturally.
I believe that the body has an innate capacity to heal when given the right tools and environment to thrive in, and herbs are just one of the powerful tools we can use to help our bodies find balance.
During consultations, I focus on identifying and resolving the root causes of your symptoms. We will consider all aspects of your life and history, including diet, digestive health, stress, sleep, environment, and your unique constitution. My patients leave our consultations feeling empowered, with a greater understanding of their bodies and a clear road map to greater health. I offer a range of recommendations from custom herbal formulations, nutrition tips and useful supplements to how to create meaningful long-term habit change that supports your health transformation.
Through our work together, I hope you can be liberated from “sick care” and feel empowered to take your health into your own hands.
I have knowledge and interest in working with:
– Digestive health
– Brain and mood health
– Respiratory health
– Women’s health
Janna Gisler – B.A Psyc. Certified Community Herbalist
Phytotherapist & Traditional Chinese Medicine Student
A transplant to Victoria in 2006 to pursue an undergraduate degree in psychology, Janna is now joined by her husband and two sons in this beautiful town. After a 10-year adventure in founding a paint on pottery business, Janna has now heard and answered the call to herbalism and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Janna is a second-year student in the dual diploma of medical herbalism and acupuncture at the Pacific Rim College and has a certificate in Community Herbalism from PRC.
Janna’s passions include but are not limited to: the pursuit of positive mental health, placemaking and community support, connecting with the natural world on a deeper level, gardening, running, bicycling and toddler chasing (That counts as exercise too!).
Some interesting facts about Janna:
- Despite being allergic to eggs, Janna keeps chickens as pets.
- Janna is a real sucker for a good pun. Once, she was in a theatrical performance about puns, really, it was just a play on words.
Energy Therapist; Massage, Reiki, Sound & Intuitive Therapy
Hi, my name is Krysty, I also go by “Beloved”! I started working with Reiki in 2006 while living in Winnipeg. After attaining Master level in both Usui and Karuna styles, I took Elemental Shamanism. When I moved to the heartland of Alberta, I began studying and becoming certified in Mental Health Counselling, using these skills for life coaching and intuitive/spiritual counselling. After coming to Victoria, I became certified in Healing Massage and immediately began practising all my services as ‘integrated’; I use intuition in my energy healing and light work, and trust clients to know what services they need. I am privileged to stand next to clients as they make their way down the crazy path of Life, and fee! It will never be about money, and will always be about doing what I love for my living. Everyone deserves healing!
Carol & Bodhi – Sound and Vibration Healing
Integrative Holistic Healing Practitioners
We honour that each individual has an innate wisdom within; an original Heartseed. Our invitation & facilitation is offered with 30 years of experience and a wide variety of training and/or certifications i n many different modalities. This includes but i s not limited to: energy & sound healing, mental health & addictions counselling, wellness counselling/coaching, reiki, craniosacral therapy & the ancient art of vibrational medicine through the lens of quantum physics . We hold safe space for you to explore your heart centered wholeness and come home to your sacred-self.
Sound healing is one of the most common forms of vibrational medicine where musical instruments and/or the human voice are used with loving intention to harmonize frequencies in the body. Sound healing i s an ancient art, medicine people have used sound across cultures worldwide for centuries. The body has approximately 100 trillion cells, and every one of these cells i s organized by an electromagnetic field, which resonates at i ts own unique sound frequency. Your entire body, including your bones, tissues and organs, has it’s own personal vibratory rate, which i s as unique as your fingerprint; your signature synergy. Discover your inner sanctuary of healing wisdom. Each session is unique to your individual frequency or group synergy. We use a variety of sound healing instruments and transformational vocal sounds to facilitate the restoration of your body’s own natural healing abilities.
Live Blood Analysis, Master Herbalist & Spiritual Intuitive
I bring a background that is a medley of Shamanism, mysticism, science and eclectic exploration. I am an ardent advocate for aligning emotions, spirit and biology. Practical, directive and inspirational, I bring clarity through connection. I wiggle you out of the rabbit holes and tame your monkeys.
“Let’s dance with your shadows as you dance with your light, as they are the gift of your humanity!”
I am passionate about the language of blood and dedicated to understanding the depth of its offerings. My practice includes Live and Dry Blood Analysis, and also encompasses Ontological Coaching and Spiritual Intuitive Readings. When asked how these all work together, my answer is how can they not? Blood is our soul signature. How we work with all these aspects of our intrinsic natured selves is the key and I continue to be in awe.
Biological medicine considers that the internal balance is essential to optimal health. Each and every nuance of our biology is an expression of an emotion. Once we translate the messages, healing is possible.