In Gaelic, Berkana means new beginnings. Our mission is to help you find new beginnings through physical and emotional well-being.
Our business name, Berkana Farm, has been shortened to Berkana to better reflect our products and services. I am no longer farming and in many ways I am once again at a place of new beginnings of being able to offer the products I love and use on my new updated website.
Mona Illerbrun, Owner
Mona Illerbrun founded Berkana in 2003 and runs all aspects of the business. Through her personal experiences with physical and emotional trauma, she’s a strong believer in new beginnings. In Gaelic, that’s what Berkana means – new beginnings.
Horses have been a vital part of Mona’s life. From a young age, she found herself always trying to make things better for horses and this led her to the realization that she, as the human, was the key. Using her energy, curiosity, visual acuity and awareness, she learned to decipher what horses were saying. Through her Partner Up workshops, she now uses this fluency to teach others how to better communicate with their horses.
Through Mona’s healing journey, she discovered the benefits of bacteria for humans, animals, vegetation, soil and water. This led her to becoming a representative for the Biosa® and Innotech Nutrition® product lines. Biosa and Innotech Nutrition products have contributed greatly to her general health and well-being.
In a perfect fit with Mona’s first passion, Biosa offers Equina Biosa. It’s basically love in a bottle for horses. It ensures they get the microbes they need to prevent a variety of illnesses and conditions. Equina Biosa also leaves them with shiny coats, healthy feet and clear, bright eyes.
Mona grew up in the Northern British Columbia community of Fort St. James. She graduated high school with honours and went on to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
Prior to starting Berkana, Mona did extensive contract work for the B.C. provincial government and in the post-secondary sector. She also put her skills to use for the Industrial Woodworkers Association and West Coast Forest Society, among other organizations.
For body and spirit
If you want to feel better and enhance the quality of your life, we can help. Our Biosa, Innotech Nutrition and Vollara products will boost your physical health and improve your state of mind.