I have had the great honour of learning from Carmen through my formal studies of Therapeutic Herbal Medicine, as well as informally... as a student of life! She is a teacher of many areas - clinical herbal medicine, yes; holistic nutrition, yes; women's health and endocrinology, yes - but Carmen also teaches her students (and her clients) the art of a good life... how to live from the heart, how to live mindfully, how to be of service, how to find passion and care in what we are all doing... and she does this oh-so-naturally through her 'eternal student' mindset. Carmen shares her incredible wealth of knowledge with generosity, humility, and passion. She inspires through her own work, her own stories and struggles, which keeps her lessons real - tangible - meaningful. I will alway jump at the chance to learn from this women... a true leader and teacher to many.
- Alexis, Toronto ON
Carmen not only added to my knowledge of community herbal medicine, but facilitated the integration of my Eastern traditional medicine background into the realm of western clinical herbal medicine. She has been a generous, passionate and motivated teacher who is always learning, and with respect to this is a constant source of inspiration to her students. The practice of community medicine has the fundamental pre-requisite of "heart." Without this, there is no incentive to practice. Carmen embodied this, and I am thankful to have had her as one of my gifted teachers at the Institute of Traditional Medicine
- Vishnu, Montreal QC
I am deeply appreciative to have studied herbal medicine with Carmen as my teacher. While her extensive knowledge-base is impressive in itself, her support and style of teaching always felt in tuned with her students. Amongst many of her attributes, Carmen's ability to teach with thoughtfulness, honesty, thoroughness, care, presence, and integrity all contribute to an engaging setting to facilitate growth and learning from her students. Her clinical experience, passion for learning, and open heartedness in sharing her knowledge is both insightful and inspiring. I am grateful for every opportunity to have learned from Carmen and feel assured that she will continue making a meaningful impact teaching others
- Alan, Toronto ON
I feel so privileged to have had Carmen as a teacher, mentor, and guide while studying at the Institute of Traditional Medicine. Not only is her enthusiasm contagious, her compassion and knowledge are so admirable. Learning from her gave me a beautiful opportunity to grow. Thank you for being such an amazing inspiration ♥️
- Reenee, Toronto ON