Plant Medicine for Epidemics

Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, Courtenay, BC 3636 Trent Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R4, Canada, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

Hi friends, Chanchal here... I am inviting you to join me for a FREE online Shift Network Summit to learn more about "Plant Medicine for Modern Epidemics" taking place Aug. 24 to 28. Never has it been more important and urgent to regenerate your body and build robust immunity than now ... in the midst of our global health crisis. Discover the practical application of herbs for teas, tinctures, poultices, and salves for common health concerns, along with ways to maintain a resilient nervous system and overall homeostasis — using common herbs, medicinal mushrooms, and spices. Join Dr. Vasant Lad, David Winston, Dr. Marc Halpern, Adriana Ayales, Mark Blumenthal, Karen Wang Diggs, Trupti Gokani, MD, myself and many more of today’s leading experts who will share the healing powers of botanicals. They’re gearing up to guide you into the world of plant and fungi compounds which can nourish, balance and support immune function, thereby increasing your body’s built-in resistance to disease. I've very excited to be part of this and hope you will join me. To register, click here:

Using Alkaloids in Clinical Practice


Always respected and often feared, the alkaloids are among the most pharmacologically active plant constituents. Geared towards existing practitioners and senior students, Chanchal will teach you how to use these strong herbs respectfully, safely and effectively. Topics include Methylxanthines, Pyridine and piperidine alkalaloids, Pyrrolizidine alkaloids, Indole alkaloids, Protoberberines and also Monoterpenoid indoles. Organized by the UK Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP), this online course includes 12 hours of content, five 2-hour recorded videos, two 1-hour Q&As with Chanchal, unlimited access to the material and a CPD & Certificate of Completion. Cost is £90 (roughly 153.75 CAD or whatever the current daily exchange is)   The online course starts June 1, 2021 and for more information and to register, visit the ANP website.    

Physical Examination and Clinical Skills – Herb Camp

Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, Courtenay, BC 3636 Trent Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R4, Canada, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

Join two of Canada’s most experienced natural health practitioners – medical herbalist and manual osteopath Katolen Yardley and medical herbalist Chanchal Cabrera – in-person, for a six-day deep dive into the human body and the art of wellness assessment. This 34 hour, dynamic and fast paced theoretical and practical program offers a hands-on approach to physical examinations skills and clinical interviewing. You will emerge with a comprehensive methodology for knowing your patients as well as a better understanding of the processes and presentations of disease. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email with the event details as well as a coupon code for 20% off of the Case Studies workshop with David Winston.


7 Week Series: Herbal Medicine to help you thrive after a cancer diagnosis


Take a deep-dive into the science of herbal medicine and its potential for cancer prevention. Walk away with herbal remedies and strategies to reduce the risk of cancer… and support whole-system health and resilience for yourself and your loved ones. Blending the wisdom of herbal medicine with the latest research, this online course  to help you understand your diagnosis, navigate treatment options, and enhance your quality of life throughout every stage of your cancer journey. Join us every Wednesday at 5pm from June 28th to August 9th for the live sessions or sign up to receive lifetime access and take it at your own pace. Note: this course follows the first 7 chapters of Chanchal's latest book Holistic Cancer Care  Register Now



'Holistic Cancer Care: SURVIVING AND THRIVING AFTER A DIAGNOSIS' by Chanchal Cabrera. Did you miss this webinar? Purchase a video recording to listen any time Cancer rates are rising everywhere. The average adult in North America or Europe today has a 30 to 50% chance of being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. At the same time, more and more people are turning to natural medicine as part of their cancer treatment and management plan. Herbal medicine can be used to significant effect across this whole continuum to support normal metabolic functions. Herbs can promote foundational or constitutional wellness, building resilience and immune functions. Herbs can also help manage symptoms such as skin lesions or neuropathy, among other benefits, and exert direct cytotoxic anti-cancer activities. In this way, herbal medicine plays a key role in the practice of holistic oncology. Some of these approaches require professional guidance from a qualified herbalist, but the patients themselves can do a lot at home. From choosing specific foods for their anti-cancer actions to making your tea blends for managing symptoms of chemo to increasing the benefits of radiotherapy with specific supplements, herbal medicine can be used by all cancer patients to promote wellness […]

Free Webinar: Boosting Your Immune Power with Plants


Are you worried about getting sick this winter? Wondering how to resist viral and other infections this season? Join Chanchal for this free webinar on building resilience and optimizing your immune system. Learn simple strategies for staying well and empower yourself for maximum wellness.

Building Resilience: The Essential Guide to Holistic Cancer Care


According to the American Cancer Society, a little over 1.9 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the US in 2023 with an estimated 609,820 cases resulting in death in the US in 2023. Cancer is expected to surpass cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death worldwide in the coming years. The likelihood of any one of us developing cancer in our lifetime is over 39%, but there is good news here… A holistic approach to cancer keeps the patient at the center of the equation, bringing a nature-based perspective to the table. It considers all health, social, and interpersonal influences that have a bearing on outcomes, with high regard for the wishes of the individual. Are you interested in proactive preventative medicine to reduce the risk of cancer and to delay its progression? Do you want to know more about how a holistic approach to cancer can collaborate with conventional care for the best possible outcomes? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then this is the program for you. Building Resilience will show you how holistic cancer protocols work, why they matter, and how to use them safely and effectively. Through […]

Online Canadian Herb Conference


It’s time for the annual online Canadian Herb Conference - with over 30 presenters, 4 days of live and pre-recorded video classes, and the opportunity to chat with and learn from herbalists all over the world, if you want to learn more about herbal medicine you won’t want to miss this! Chanchal will be presenting and you can use her coupon code CC23 to save $25 off of your ticket price

Vancouver Island Herb Gathering

Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, Courtenay, BC 3636 Trent Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R4, Canada, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

The Vancouver Island Herb Gathering is a place where we come together to celebrate plants and people. Hosted at Innisfree Farm & Botanic Garden in the heart of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island BC, herbal teachers, students and plant lovers from across North America get together every 2 years. We celebrate, we laugh, we learn, and we meditate with plant medicine as our focus, and community as our backbone. Our theme this year is Cultivating Right Livelihood on the Plant Path. Discover the secrets of successful plant people who have built thriving farms, businesses and clinical practices in harmony with nature. Our focus for this year’s Gathering is on the essentials of creating and managing a fulfilling nature-centric life and building a profitable herbal business that positively impacts your community, your environment and yourself. We have 24 wonderful speakers lined up this year. I'll be presenting "Research Skills for Herbalists - finding and interpreting data for clinical practice." Hope to see you there.  

Shinrin Yoku – Forest Bathing

Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, Courtenay, BC 3636 Trent Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R4, Canada, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

Learn how to manage anxiety, depression, stress, and high blood pressure with this nature immersion practice. Shinrin Yoku comes from Japan and Korea where it is recognized as an effective treatment for many chronic conditions including dysbiosis of the gut and chronic inflammation. Slow and contemplative walking, ‘being’ in Nature, not ‘doing’, bathing in volatile chemicals emitted by trees, breathing deeply to absorb the medicine from the air, this is a sensory experience of receiving healing from Nature. Learn the art of walking mindfully in the forest, walking very slowly, contemplatively, and practicing being present. Without needing to question where you are going or when you will get there, you will be able to allow the mind to drop to a quiet place, to imbibe the aromatic molecules in the air, and receive healing from the forest. Understand the science, experience the healing. Prescribed by doctors for hypertension, depression, anxiety and more, forest walks are useful for all of us for stress management and cultivating inner peace. The lecture and forest walk will describe and explain through modern science and through experience the innate, inherent resonance and connection we feel with and in ‘Nature’. It will use science and clinical […]


Tea Time with your Local Medical Herbalists

Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, Courtenay, BC 3636 Trent Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R4, Canada, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

Clinical herbalists share their top 3 choices of medicinal plants to grow in your garden. Join us on Saturday, July 13th for an informal tea & talk on the lawn with Innisfree's resident herbalists Chanchal Cabrera and Alina Baker, along with guest herbalist Zhyfhs Millicent. Each herbalist will share their top 3 choices for medicinal herbs to grow in your garden, including harvesting techniques, preparation methods, and the medicinal properties of each. There will be time for Q&A at the end. Free herbal tea will be provided - please BYO mug if possible. RSVP via email to