Penelope Beaudrow

Penelope Beaudrow

Registered Herbalist

Penelope Beaudrow is a Registered Herbalist who has devoted the past 25 years to helping others foster deep and resilient connections with the living intelligence of the natural world and the regenerative, healing forces of plants and the medicine they carry. Penelope earned her Diploma in Herbal Medicine from Dominion Herbal College in British Columbia. She serves as Product Development Specialist and Herbal Educator at Faunus Herbs. She is also deeply engaged in in the field of herbal education, including in depth work with the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine and The Ginkgo Tree Herbal Course. Penelope is very concerned with regenerative ecology as an integral component of the health and well-being of the earth and all of its inhabitants. She works diligently to reintroduce a wide variety of native, at risk and endangered plants at her sanctuary and farmstead and is engaged in significant re-wilding efforts.

The work that Penelope is engaged in every day aims to lay the foundations for a verdant, thriving, and viable future that upholds and works alongside the brilliance of nature. The path of earth stewardship has as its goal harmony, health and the peaceful coexistence for all beings. The transformations that Penelope has, and continues to witness through her careful and patient partnership with the green world have far exceeded her hopes and expectations; when the plants begin to speak, it’s always best to listen, for the marvels that will unfold are sure to be beyond our wildest dreams.


Nick Faunus

Nick Faunus

Herbalist and CEO of Faunus Herbs

Nick Faunus has been involved in the herbs/natural foods/products industry since 1975. Originating from North Staffordshire in the U.K. he has lived and worked with his family on their herb farm in Ontario for the last 35 years. The farm and production facilities have been regularly third-party inspected and organically certified since 1986.

Nick is the founder of Faunus Herbs Inc. manufacturers of medical herbal products (capsules, tinctures, glycerites, ointments, etc.) sold through established medical distributors throughout Canada, the U.S. and around the world. Faunus Herbs grows, produces and manufactures hundreds of products and formulations distributed to thousands of health care professionals everywhere. He has developed formulae and products for some of the most high profile medical distribution companies in North America.

Nick also manages to find time for his many hobbies, which include music (listening and playing), reading, perfumery, gourmet cooking, and supporting planet positive causes. 


Victor

Victor Cirone

Registered Herbalist

I am a practicing herbalist based in Toronto, Ontario and registered as a professional member with the Ontario Herbalists Association. My clinical practice is rooted in traditional Western herbal medicine, though I also draw inspiration from anthroposophy, Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, and depth psychology. In addition to herbal medicine, I also practice Marma Nadi Chikitsa, an ancient system of rehabilitative healing originating in India.

I work with my patients in order to develop an understanding of health as a dynamic state of being which adapts to changing environmental circumstances and conditions. When we understand how the body and mind relate to the cycles and elements of nature, various disturbances and imbalances can be recognized before they reach the point of crisis.

Herbal medicine is a vehicle through which we can move in the direction of wholeness and equilibrium, from wherever we are. Plant medicines work in concert with the body’s own mechanisms and defenses. As an herbalist I am not interested in forcing the body to change; instead I work to support and facilitate the body’s own innate healing capacities and potentials. Holistic herbal healing does not entail the suppression of symptoms. Rather, it involves developing a clear picture of the underlying patterns of disequilibrium and susceptibility to disease that affect an individual. We work together from this understanding in order to arrive at a place of health, wholeness, and vitality. In addition to my training in herbal medicine, I also hold a BA in Philosophy (University of Toronto) and an MA in Communication and Culture (Ryerson/York). I am a published author and have lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects.

www.victorcironeherbalist.com


Serena

Hi there! I'm one of the people doing things in the background; from creating graphics, working on the website's design, to taking our photos and getting out my typewriter whenever necessary. I'm an artist and someone who has grown up with herbal medicine and the industry around it. When I was younger I would help my mom pick calendula flowers in the garden... but nowadays you can usually find me behind a computer screen (I still like picking flowers... sometimes.).

Stephanie van Doleweerd

I’m an artist (painting and drawing, mostly) and a website developer. I enjoy gardening, and love working on my 110-year-old house.