Herbalist Schools

This listing is for herb school members of the American Herbalists Guild. The information listed is provided by the herb school and is not reviewed, evaluated or endorsed in any way by the AHG.

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Foundations of Herbalism

Foundations of Herbalism serves as an educational model for integrating the principles of herbal medicine into daily life. The course offers the essential foundation needed in order to become a well-rounded herbalist for either professional or personal purposes.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 541.929.5307
E-mail: bethbaugh@peak.org
Web site: http://www.foundationsofherbalism.com
Address: 35170 Lillian Drive  
Philomath, OR 97370 USA

Genesis School of Natural Health

Genesis School of Natural Health provides the public with competent, educated, and confident natural health professionals. To accomplish this mission we offer superior course materials in the form of up to date book selections, testing, teacher-led online study groups, and a 4-Phase Learning System. Diploma programs include Herbal Consultant, Master Herbalist, Natural Health Consultant, Holistic Health Professional and Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 775-385-3242
E-mail: contact@genesisschoolofnaturalhealth.org
Web site: http://genesisschoolofnaturalhealth.org
Address: PO Box 1148  
Spearfish, South Dakota 57783 USA

Hawthorn Institute

Hawthorn Institute is a school for herbal medicine and Ayurveda, located in Williams, Oregon. We provide educational programs that advance a holistic paradigm of health and wellness, based upon principles of living in harmony with nature. Our programs uniquely interweave concepts of western herbal medicine, Ayurveda, physiology, botany, ecology, plant sciences, nutrition, and lifestyle skills.

From philosophy to practicum, our training programs combine techniques such as classroom education, personal development, clinical skills, and experiential learning in order to allow our students to gain a versatile and solid understanding of the guiding principles and practice of herbal medicine.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 541-200-5540
E-mail: info@hawthorn-institute.com
Web site: http://www.hawthorn-institute.com
Address: 300 Pennington Creek  
Williams, OR 97544 USA

Heart of Herbs Herbal School

Heart of Herbs Herbal School nurtures students in learning and experiencing traditional herbal education with a modern edge. Combining up-to-date herbal education with traditional practices prepares the Heart of Herbs student to work in their community, based on the needs of their community, as educated practitioners who know and understand herbalism and/or aromatherapy. Students have the option to learn on-site or through our popular distance learning and eLearning programs. Students are trained in their field to: To work as practitioners who listen and work with the needs of their clients. Putting the needs of the client first in the health plan. To excel in herbalism or aromatherapy allowing students to formulate and combine remedies to the exact needs of a client. Provide clients with accurate evidence based information and education, to assist clients, consumers and clinicians to use herbalism or aromatherapy appropriately and safely. Students are trained in communication skills, business aptitude, practitioner ethics, appropriate care and protocols. Students will learn about over 100 herbs and 50 essential oils (depending on program). Develop materia medicas, learn about safe and ethical use of herbs and essential oils. The program also covers the following to varying degrees depending on program: Pharmacological and physiological effects; Formulation and combining remedies for specific and general needs; Research based education; Anatomy and physiology; Wildcrafting and plant identification. The school was founded in 1998 by internationally known herbalist Demetria Clark, author of Herbal Healing for Children. Heart of Herbs Herbal School has educated over 6500 students, through apprenticeship and distance education, internationally. The school offers the following programs: 1) Master Herbalist (2500 hr.), 2) Certified Herbalist (650 hr.), 3)Master Aromatherapy, 4) Certified Aromatherapy, 5) Herbal Skin Care for Business Program, and 6) other Advanced Practitioner Programs, like the GreenSpirit WiseCraft Herbal Program. Each program is updated twice a year. We also offer extensive support solutions for students allowing continual access to Demetria, so we can support each person's individual educational needs, offering an individualized approach to learning. Our motto for students is "Life Happens, we support your education in your life." (Note: We also have an international office in Basel, Switzerland.) Heart of Herbs Herbal School has complete interactive multimedia classrooms and apprenticeship programs and fully supported distance learning and eLearning.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: (866) 303-HERB
E-mail: enrollment@heartofherbs.com
Web site: http://www.heartofherbs.com
Address: 501 Lindsey Street  
Reidsville, NC 27320 USA

HEARTSTONE HERBAL SCHOOL

Heartstone Herbal School provides a strong foundation for a life-long relationship with plants as medicine. We visit the places where plants live and learn to harvest and use them in respectful and sustainable ways. We visit the anatomy & physiology of the body to assist our use of the plants as medicine. The person, the plant and the planet are viewed and taught in this holistic manner. We value the interface of science and spirit as a rich and nourishing place. Our curriculum grows out of the place where they meet. Please visit our website for more information.

Co-Directors & Instructors: Tammi Sweet & Kris Miller

2015 HERBAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
In the beauty of the NY Finger Lakes, come explore the green world and the gifts of plant medicine. Our 6-weekend residential program offers an informative & experience-based foundation for the life-long journey of becoming a practitioner of herbal medicine.  Discover traditional & time-tested ways to support your health & nourish your friends, family & community.
Course includes:
Diverse plants & their healing properties
Herbal preparations & remedies
Plant identification, wild edibles & wild crafting
Anatomy & physiology of body systems
Diverse medicine-making including infusions & decoctions, tinctures, creams, salves, syrups, powders & more!
Deepening your relationship with the plants.

New in 2015! 37 CEU's available for LMT's.
Please see our website for more information and dates. Enrollment is limited to 28 participants.

ONLINE ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR HERBALISTS
An 8-week series covering the anatomy & physiology of the body. Twice/year formally offered but available year round with most features. Taught by Tammi Sweet, MS, LMT. 24 CEU's available for LMT's

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

LOTIONS & POTIONS: MAKING HERBAL CREAMS & SALVES. Taught by Kris Miller & Tammi Sweet of Heartstone. Sunday, February 15, 2015 1:00-5:30. Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY. LMT CEU's available. Offered 2-3/year

WINTER CARE FOR COLDS & FLU. Fall 2015. Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY Taught by Tammi Sweet & Kris Miller.
 
Find us on Facebook at Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 607.589.4619
E-mail: info@heart-stone.com
Web site: http://www.heart-stone.com
Address: 301 Brink Road  
Van Etten, NY 14889 USA

Herbal Academy of New England

The Herbal Academy of New England is an educational resource offering online programs, local workshops in greater Boston, and ongoing herbal education through The Herbarium. The Academy is committed to researching and gathering information and tools to help support a lifestyle of self-awareness and whole body care. It is HANE’s desire to encourage individuals and society to make sustainable and meaningful changes so as to use earth's resources with greater wisdom and respect. The Herbal Academy is led by Marlene Adelmann along with a seasoned team of educated and experienced clinical herbalists and medical professionals who love to share their passion for plants and people.

Online Introductory Herbal Course: The intention for this self study program is to give students with little or no herbal experience a glimpse into the world of herbs, kindling your enthusiasm for a lifelong course of learning. While this intro-level class does not qualify students to practice clinical herbalism, by the end of our course we hope you will feel more comfortable AND excited about making your own teas, tinctures, and body care products. You’ll be mixing up new recipes in the kitchen, using spices and herbs you never knew had medicinal properties! You will walk away more inspired to pursue your herbal studies at the intermediate level and beyond! This is a 6 unit, online course.
http://herbalacademyofne.com/introductory-herbal-course/

Online Intermediate Herbal Course: This program is intended for students with some herbal training, whether that be workshops, the Introductory Herbal Course or self study. We’ll be reviewing some basic concepts in the first unit to set the foundation for the rest of the course. This program will include intermediate topics such as safety and side effects; discussions about theory and energetics; in-depth coverage of physiology; and guidance for herbal formulation. We will introduce many theories and works of some of today’s most revered herbalists. We’ll study many different ways herbalism has been practiced over the centuries and how in recent years we have begun to reclaim these traditions. This is a 10 unit, online course.
http://herbalacademyofne.com/intermediate-herbal-course/

The Herbarium: HANE programs are designed for students to build their foundation and their friendships within the herbal community. In The Herbarium, you will mature in your knowledge! Inside these digital walls, you will find complete and constantly updated herbal monographs, photographs, thoughtful articles, and educational podcasts, videos, tutorials, and teaching charts. As part of The Herbarium community, you will have all of these resources right at your fingertips, enriching your life-long journey through herbalism. The Herbarium membership is open to anyone at $45/year.
http://herbarium.herbalacademyofne.com/

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 781-572-4454
E-mail: staff@herbalacademyofne.com
Web site: http://herbalacademyofne.com, http://herbarium.herbalacademyofne.com
Address: 24 South Road  
Bedford, MA 01730 USA

Herbalism Roots

Herbalism Roots in Denver, Colorado offers a cutting-edge 500-Hour Herbalism Certificate Program, which includes the study of medicinal herbs within a pathophysiological paradigm–connecting plants with the body systems they affect. In addition, the program uniquely includes classes on soil preparation, gardening, and field trips to the mountains, so that each student can personally connect and be empowered to grow, identify, and understand the life cycle of plants.

The herbalist program also includes classes on folk medicine, the traditional and ancient uses of herbal medicine from a variety of cultures. There will also be classes and practice with medicine making, wildcrafting, as well as herbal intakes/evaluations, therapeutic herbalism sessions, spiritual/plant healing sessions, working with an herbal apothecary, working at community gardens, and over 150 hours of clinical practice with herbalism clients.

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 303-623-3121
Fax: 1-866-299-7386 (FAX)
E-mail: info@herbalismroots.com
Web site: http://www.herbalismroots.com
Address: 1221 Galapago St.  
Denver, CO 80204 USA

Institute of Aromatic and Herbal Studies

The philosophy of the Institute of Aromatic & Herbal Studies is to provide the highest quality education and hands-on exposure to "all things herbal and aromatic." We take a holistic approach to herbal medicine, studying the plants themselves, growing conditions, harvesting, preparation of herbal medicines and distillation for essential oils and hydrosols and the healthful uses of these herbs and aromatics. The knowledge of herbal medicine allows us to be proactive in our own health-care. Once we have the ability to heal ourselves, we can help others. The Institute of Aromatic and Herbal Studies emphasizes the use of local, native plants for the home preparation of teas, tinctures, capsules, which allows students control of their own health care.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: (415) 564-6785
Fax: (415) 564-6799 (FAX)
E-mail: info@jeannerose.net
Web site: http://www.jeannerose.net
Address: 219 Carl Street  
San Francisco, CA 94117 USA

Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine (IBEM)

The Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine (IBEM) is a non-profit, legally
incorporated, educational institution in the State of Colorado. It
provides inexpensive professional training (resident and at-a-disdance
programs) for those individuals seeking a career in natural health care.
IBEM is accredited by The Medicine Wheel Society of First Nations (MWSFN), American Naturopathic Certificatio Board (ANCB), the Auricular Certification Institute, the Better Breathing Institute, and by BEMA International (the certification and accreditation organization for biofeedback and BioEnergetic therapy). Our graduates have been allowed to sit for the board of the American Medical Naturopathic Association in naturopathic medicine.

IBEM provides training in auricular therapy, biofeedback, nutritional counseling, herbal medicine (a comprehensive program in Western and Eastern herbalism including traditional and medical herbalism), bodywork, homeopathy, spondylotherapy, cranial sacral therapy, iridology, meridian balancing (Ryodoraku), Voll technology, ethics and principles in an unlicensed healthcare practice, Native American medicine and spirituality, and more!

IBEM offers two doctorate degrees in one program: Doctor of Natural Medicine (DNM) and Bioenergetic Doctor (BD).
BioEnergetic medicine (BD).

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 214-505-6440
E-mail: NanSullivan@ibemcollege.org
Web site: http://www.ibemcollege.org
Address: 7400 E Arapahoe Rd, Suite 214  
Centennial, CO 80112 USA

Institute of Traditional Medicine

The Institute of Traditional Medicine is dedicated to preserving and protecting the world’s traditional medical systems and promoting health, spiritual inquiry and sustainable practices throughout the lifecycles, through groundbreaking educational programs and training.

ITM has inspired a unique educational vision in the heart of North America’s most multi-cultural city. We are committed to the integration of the world’s traditional medicines and wisdom traditions with conventional and modern healthcare approaches.

Our professional educational programs span the medical arts and sciences, spirituality, ecology, sustainability, end of life care, mediation and social justice, and are open to all. We foster a community of learning that inspires the growth and expansion of not only the individual intellect, mind and heart, but those of the community. We are dedicated to cultivating a community of learning which encourages the promotion of supportive, open and transparent communication amongst our students, faculty, administration and alumni. Since our inception, we have developed programs which motivate our community to apply their intellect, resources and learning for the betterment of the world – Compassion & Wisdom in Action.

We endeavour to offer the highest level of training possible in traditional and integrative medicine and interdisciplinary studies. This vision is fuelled by our long-term initiatives; to establish community-based health care options both within North America as well as abroad, which integrate traditional medical practices with conventional approaches to healthcare.

We envision societies in which Integrative and Sustainable Medicine is accessible and available to all. Integrative Medicine embraces all available therapeutic options, whether they are traditional or conventional techniques and modalities, and acknowledges the importance of the practitioner/doctor and patient relationship. The focus of Integrative Medicine is the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, and it accomplishes these goals by providing affordable, less-invasive and effective healthcare options. It is a system of medicine which addresses a human’s natural healing potential, and integrates the ‘whole person’, including the psycho-social-spiritual and physical dimensions, into all treatment sessions.

Sustainable Medicine is the crux in which all other areas of sustainable development evolves. It is our belief that medicine must benefit not the human alone, but all beings, and nature itself. Medicine must include a systemic approach to health.

ITM offers a selection of leading-edge certification and diploma programs within the fields of Health & Spirituality. Our transformative education is rooted in traditional knowledge from the world’s oldest medical systems, as well as in current and conventional approaches that foster a new vision of healthcare.

All programs at ITM recognize that spiritual reflection and practice contribute to one’s overall academic, professional, social and personal growth and success.

Our innovative training programs exemplify ITM’s originality, scope and reputation.

Our graduates are prepared to pursue a wide range of professions, including high-demand fields such as community health care, health advocacy and education. Students develop a solid grounding in the theoretical as well as experiential aspects of their fields and become successful professionals and socially engaged members of their communities.

We are dedicated to making these training programs and community based health care options available to everyone – both within Canada and internationally.

By considering the study of traditional and integrative medicine at ITM, students are choosing to join a growing number of practitioners who understand that health is rooted in a balance of mind, body and spirit, and in our relationships and connection to others and to the environments in which we live.

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 416-537-0928
E-mail: thm@itmworld.org, info@itmworld.org
Web site: http://www.itmworld.org
Address: 553 Queen St. W. 2nd Fl.  
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B6 Canada

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