Iris Hagen Ratowsky Commins, CCH, is the Director and Head Teacher of Berkeley Institute of Homeopathy. She did her undergraduate and graduate work at U.C.Berkeley, and studied homeopathy independently for 6 years before beginning a formal training program in homeopathy at Pacific Academy of Homeopathic Medicine, from which she graduated in 1994.
She has practiced formally since that year, and was certified by both the North American Society of Homeopaths and the Council for Homeopathic Certification. She was the Registrar at NASH for many years, where she was responsible for certifying applicants. Helping to set the agenda for NASH, and as a board member participated in the ongoing work with the Council for Homeopathic Education to work with the homeopathic community to set educational standards for the training of homeopaths.
She also served on the board of the Council for Homeopathic Certification where she continued her work in education and certification. She has taught homeopathy in the U.S. and Japan.
She was one of the two core teachers at the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy from 1997 to 2008. And has started Berkeley Institute of Homeopathy’s training program in which she unites her two keen and passionate interests.
The education of homeopaths and her work in helping others develop and find their gifts as whole human beings both for their own healing and development and for the healing of the larger community.
Jo Daly, CCH, qualified at the School of Homeopathy, Devon UK in 1984 and subsequently studied with many teachers in UK, US and India. She moved to the US in 1989 where she was certified by the Council for Homeopathic Certification and has since been an active practitioner and teacher in California, Massachusetts and New York.
Former Dean of Education at the School of Homeopathy, New York, Jo’s clear and insightful teaching style makes her a popular teacher and seminar presenter. Her work with schools also includes faculty training, curriculum development, clinical studies and supervision. For the last decade Jo has been integrating and practicing the Sensation system of Dr. Rajan Sankaran with very beneficial results. Jo has a bi-coastal practice in New York City and the Bay Area.
Other instructors who have taught at BIH are: Dr. Loretta Butehorn, CCH, from Teleosis School of Homeopathy, Robyn Hope-Scherr, a well known practitioner and teacher of craniosacral therapy in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Sarah Woodward, a well-known practitioner and teacher of craniosacral therapy and Buddhism.