About Ember Peters
Ember Peters is a clinical herbalist committed to providing accessible herbal care and quality herbal education. Her knowledge is based on Western herbalism traditions, with assessment tools from Classical Chinese Medicine, the latest scientific research, phytochemistry, physiology, flower essence therapy and holistic nutrition. Ember views herbal medicine as deeply rooted in a responsible relationship with the land-base, and recognizes community based holistic health as a tangible step towards collective and individual resilience.
Ember began formal study of herbal medicine in 2009 at the Living Earth School of Herbalism in Ontario, and graduated from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH) Clinical Herbalist training program in 2014. She gained extensive clinical experience working full-time for two years at the British Columbia Compassion Club Society Wellness Center in Vancouver BC, offering accessible sliding-scale herbal care to people with complex chronic illness and cancer. Following this, Ember was invited to join the faculty at VCIH in the Family Herbalist and Clinical Herbalist training programs, where she has been teaching since 2018. She is a Registered Herbal Practitioner with the Herbalist Association of Nova Scotia (HANS) and has taught widely about herbalism at conferences and schools including the American Herbalists Guild Symposium, the Dandelion Seed Conference, The Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies and the Elderberry Academy.
In clinic, Ember’s interest and experience focuses on cancer, diabetes, liver diseases, digestive issues, auto-immunity, chronic pain, neurological conditions, endocrine imbalances, addiction, injury recovery, fertility autonomy, hormone imbalances, sleep issues, trans health, mood/emotional imbalances, as well as a wide range of other health concerns. She views each person’s body as resilient and intelligent; where mind, body, spirit, experiences and symptoms are interconnected. With a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, Ember aspires to create a healing space for all.
Ember has always been in a love affair with the woods, the sea and wild spaces. She is interested in challenging and dismantling the impact of colonialism and capitalism on our relationships with each other, our bodies and with the land. She is deeply inspired by the stories that the land tells of its challenges living alongside human communities, and stories of community resistance and resilience. Ember views herself as an eternal student of the earth, the plants, her clients and students; forever deepening and growing her base of herbal skills and knowledge. Ember is a gender non-conforming settler of Ashkenazi Jewish and Greek ancestry, and uses she or they pronouns.
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Commitment to Financial Accessibility:
There are a limited number of discount consultation and workshop spaces available. Please contact me if finances are a barrier to accessing anything that I offer.
Commitment to Dismantling White Supremacy:
Western herbalism and western herbalists have historically not been inclusive spaces for Black/Brown/Latinx People of Color or Indigenous folks, due to systemic racism, financial and cultural barriers. I offer sliding scale (down to at-cost) pricing for People of Color and Indigenous folks who would otherwise be unable to attend herbalism workshops or consultations. I hope that this might create more spaces for accessibility, empowerment and safety for people who face systemic discrimination. For me, it is important to acknowledge white supremacy and racism inherent in our society and in herbal medicine. Let's be a part of changing that.
Commitment to Trans-inclusivity:
In an effort to be more transgender-positive in my clinical practice and teaching spaces, I use language in a way that doesn't equate physiology with gender. This means not assigning certain organs or body functions to "men" or "women" but rather understanding that any body part/function can be a part of any gender.