Barefoot Brian

About Me

Hey I'm Brian! I'm a lover of all things nature and have a passion for connecting people to nature. Foraging and rock climbing are my favourite ways to be in nature. Click below to learn more about me!

What I Do

Barefoot Brian Natural Health provides health and earth based wisdom through coaching and workshops to put the power back in your hands. When we reconnect with nature true healing begins. I believe that our bodies illnesses are symptoms of underlying imbalances that most can be resolved through simple practices engaging with nature. Nature is the cure.

Health Coaching

Do you have struggles with reaching health goals or are you looking to optimize your health? Work with me one on one to achieve your health goals either in person or online.

Foraging/Wild Edibles

Learn how to identify, collect, process, and prepare wild herbs for food or medicine from an experienced guide.

Food Preservation and Healthy Cooking

Fermentation, pickling, dehydrating, how to prepare healthy meals, and how to save money doing so!

Products

Check out some of my naturally crafted products, and some other locally made products that I recommend.

Renee Thomas
Renee Thomas
2024-05-17
Highly recommend this authentic, healthy, hands on, educational outdoor experience, a salad foraging tour with Barefoot Brian is a must! Brian walks the talk literally grounding and connecting with the earth. His extensive knowledge identifying edible wild plants and explaining their nutritional value is impressive and the highlight of the tour is enjoying a delicious wild salad!
Jill Matchett
Jill Matchett
2024-05-13
Brian is VERY knowledgeable about plants and is eager to share this knowledge. He is affable and humble. He is SO interesting and takes everything at an easy pace. Nothing is rushed. He loves questions! This is the 3rd workshop I have taken with Brian, and I can hardly wait for the mushroom foraging adventure. Try an outing. You won't be disappointed!
Turner Kinal
Turner Kinal
2024-05-08
An absolutely incredible experience. Brian is a great human with a ton of knowledge. I had been looking forward to learning about foraging and how to make it a sustainable practice, and his course was the perfect introduction. I’m stoked to learn more and make the collection and preparation of natural foods a long term part of my life!
sharman smith
sharman smith
2024-05-05
I’m not sure how to write this review. You see, I had such a profound and beautiful experience that it’s hard to put into words. At 57 years old, I believe Brian helped me find myself again. With a simple walk in the woods with beautiful like-minded people, including my dear twin sister, I found myself joyously happy. Identifying plants, honouring and giving thanks to the land, conscientiously harvesting these plants, walking, barefoot ( that of course is optional ) well,, all I can say is that I felt like I was in heaven. I felt like I had returned to the way things used to be. I was so content to know some of my fellow plants that live close by and to feel the earth beneath my feet. When we made a salad and Brian generously added his homemade dressings and organic seeds and fruit, I sat down to a gourmet meal that nourished and energized me. This is something I haven’t felt in a long time! Also connecting with people and hearing their stories Is also how I learn. I respect my earth mates so very much! I don’t quite know how to express my gratitude for Brian and what he is doing. I still am basking in the glorious feelings of connection and well-being. That is why I am writing this review. I want people to know that this is such a special experience. Something perhaps one might not know that they want or need until they join in. When it is experienced, it is nothing short of magical and life enhancing. I celebrate with everybody who gets to do this! I also look forward to taking food preparation courses with Brian and future forages and hikes!
Jesse Neary
Jesse Neary
2023-10-29
What an amazing experience! Brian is so knowledgable and insightful. I recommend any experience he is offering. He is very passionate about what he does and nurtures a safe a positive enovironment in nature. I couldn't be more emphatic about how much I recommend him!
Shayne Willey
Shayne Willey
2023-07-14
Barefoot Brian is amazing! Workshops are so fun and informative. I highly recommend to all.
Leslie Bock
Leslie Bock
2023-07-14
Brian's plant knowledge is extensive and he is an expert from whom I would trust in obtaining information regarding the natural approach to healing and tending well to the body. His products are excellent quality, he puts a lot of thought into crafting them and his Calendula Healing Salve is phenomenal! I use it for all manner of skin issues from bug bites to blemishes in general and it works great! We really don't want to lose this kind of medicinal knowledge as a society. That would be a true shame. I am glad Brian carries it with him.
Jennifer T
Jennifer T
2023-07-14
I really enjoyed the workshop I took with Brian. He's so welcoming and very knowledgeable in the education he provides. You know this is a lifestyle and passion for him, and that enthusiasm makes his workshops very engaging and informative. I also purchased his Mushroom Blend Tincture, and helped boost both my immunity and mood. Highly recommend purchasing his products or enrolling in a workshop.
Suzanne Jarvis
Suzanne Jarvis
2023-05-07
We wanted to learn something about foraging our native plants . This was achieved in a relaxed friendly manner. Every question was answered and I think sometimes twice because we “wandered”. Brian was always a good leader and patient educator. Also, our salad was wonderful including the specially made dressings. This was the spring foraging. I can see us enjoying summer and fall foraging .

Upcoming Workshops

Do you have a health goal?

Would you like to have more energy, sleep better, be free of digestive issues, lose weight, or feel good with your food choices? Are you frustrated with living with these inconveniences?
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