Seraphina’s European grandparents first introduced her to the healing power of natural medicine. While seasonally gathering herbs in rural Ontario they lovingly taught her about the traditional wisdom of herbs and plant lore.

After suffering injury to her spine as a teenager, Seraphina was declared by the conventional medical system to lead a life of suffering in chronic pain. Determined to heal herself, she returned to her roots and began a professional study of natural medicine at Emerson College of Herbology (1998) leading her to study with renowned herbalist Susun S. Weed at The Wise Woman Center in NY (1999) and then soon after healers in the desert of New Mexico.

She attended the University of Toronto while working with an inspiring MD who practiced homeopathy, revealing to her the brilliance of this unique and deep system of medicine.

The combination and expertise of her two passions of herbal medicine and homeopathic medicine makes Seraphina a gifted practitioner. She brings the balance of university education in science to the magic of what wild lands and indigenous healers has taught her to each of her classes and clients. Seraphina has been in private clinical practice at a multi-disciplinary clinic since 2005.

She has been a devoted teacher of herbalism and homeopathy since 2008, having taught in colleges, private classrooms, retreats and as a keynote speaker at professional conferences. She has been teaching The Alchemy of Herbal Medicine since 2009. As an educator she is passionate about offering empowering, heart-centered classes that are rooted in spirit.

Seraphina is a graduate of the Vancouver Homeopathic Academy(2005). She regularly attends post-graduate seminars and courses, and teaches numerous classes and workshops internationally. She is certified by the Council of Homeopathic Certification, and is registered by the Canadian Society of Homeopaths.

“Seraphina is not just a teacher, she’s a mentor. While she has the science and clinical aspect of herbalism, what’s so special is her depth of knowing; she embodies the energetic and shamanic understanding of plants and the practice of herbalism in action.”

– Erin D.