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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Northwest Institute of Ayurveda

The Northwest Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) was founded in 2006 in order to serve the growing interest in Ayurveda and sustainability medicine. Our mission is to provide evolutionary education for personal, professional and planetary transformation. Since 2006, our programs and services have expanded to include Clinical Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Herbalist, Ayurvedic Massage and Aromatherapy training, as well as Ayurvedic Health Consultations and Panchakarma Retreats. Our goal is to enhance individual, societal and ecological health. We emphasize the sustainability model inherent within the Vedic sciences such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Vastu Vidya (Vedic “feng shui”) and Jyotisha (Vedic astrology). Ayurveda is truly wholistic. It addresses the human desire for heallh on all levels—body, mind, spirit, family, community, and environment. It is one of the fastest growing fields of complementary medicine today. Become a part of this planetary healing revolution!

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (707) 601-9025
E-mail: info@ayurvedicliving.com
Web site: http://www.ayurvedicliving.com/
Address: 1433 11th Street, Suite G  
Arcata, CA 95521 USA

Northwest School for Botanical Studies

The Northwest School for Botanical Studies (NWSBS) offers two extensive programs including the 300 hour Professional Herbalist Training (PHT) Program and the Clinical Herbalist Training (CHT) Program; as well as classes for beginning and intermediate herbal studies. The PHT Program incorporates the following classes into the curriculum: herbal materia medica, physiology, herbal therapeutics, constitutional medicine, diagnostic skills, herbal pharmacy, kitchen pharmacy, field botany, gardening, aromatherapy, and clinical and business practicum. The emphasis of the materia medica is on the clinical uses of western plants, as well as the uses of some traditional Chinese herbs. Students will learn to identify plants in field and in the garden; although they are encouraged to cultivate their own gardens before they harvest plants in the wild. The kitchen pharmacy class trains students to incorporate the use of herbs into the diet, to maintain radiant health and vitality. The herbal pharmacy class includes many hours of “hands on” medicine making techniques and formulation; and provides instruction on many of the skills necessary to maintain an herbal pharmacy.

The Clinical Herbalist Training Program covers many case studies, treatment strategies, formulation, diagnostic techniques, pathophysiology, intake forms; techniques for creating a successful practice, and basic tools for practitioners to maintain their own health and vitality. Both the PHT and CHT programs emphasize a holistic and constitutional approach to foster client wellness. The Northwest School for Botanical Studies strives to provide the highest quality education possible to students who have a serious interest in pursuing herbal studies.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 707.826.7762
E-mail: herbaleducation@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.herbaleducation.net
Address: PO Box 4543  
Arcata, CA 95518 USA

Ohlone Center of Herbal Studies

The Ohlone Herbal Center is a leading clinical and educational center for sustainable systems of Western herbal-based healing. Our innovative programs feature multiple levels of learning based on individual student needs. We offer evening classes for working adults, and an intensive two-year program that takes students through apprenticeship, therapeutic and clinical experiences. The last year of the program features clinical work with clients to give students invaluable hands-on understandings in the field. Graduates have all the tools and knowledge they need to practice clinical herbalism, taking care of their communities by working at non-profit clinics, developing private practices, working with medical professionals, and teaching the next generation of practitioners. Ohlone specializes in enabling graduates to understand how to develop successful careers in herbal healing practices. Our support for students continues after they graduate through practitioner groups that provide a collaborative learning experience throughout their careers.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 510.540.8010
E-mail: ohlonecenter@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.ohlonecenter.org
Address: 1250 Addison Street, Suite 113  
Berkeley, CA 94702 USA

OM Wellness Institute

OM Wellness Institute is a virtual project-based 500 hour Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) accredited program. The HHP program explores aromatherapy, ayurveda, herbology, diet, nutrition, homeopathy, and healthy lifestyles. OM Wellness Institute provides a unique and powerful training program that welcomes all those students who want a well-rounded holistic education. Applications now being accepted.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 248-920-6595
Web site: http://www.omwellnessinstitute.net
Address: 115 South Washington Street  
Oxford, MI 48371 USA

One World Healing Community

One World Healing Community brings you a network of mentors, educators, and healers offering certificates in herbal medicine education and online webinars. One World Community Healing programs are designed to honor cultural healing traditions and empower individual self care for the good health of our world community. Courses have been offered by Mimi Hernandez, Patricia Kyritsi Howell, CoreyPine Shane, Lupo Connell, Kathleen Maier and more!

School type: Distance learning
E-mail: herbalistwebinar@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.oneworldhealer.com
Address:  
Asheville, NC 28801 us

Pacific Rim College

Pacific Rim College is a government (PCTIA) accredited academic institution of complementary and integrative medicine located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The college was founded to provide world-class education, modern research opportunities and premier clinical services in a variety of medical modalities. The mission of Pacific Rim College is to provide education, services and research opportunities in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, amalgamating indigenous and diverse systems of healing with contemporary scientific beliefs and technology. Pacific Rim College is committed to being an academic leader in Complementary and Integrative Medicine with programs in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Integrative Health, and Doula Training.

The School of Western Herbal Medicine (Phytotherapy) at Pacific Rim College (PRC) offers recognized diploma and certificate programs and courses in areas including Materia Medica, Herbal Energetics, Therapeutics, Dispensary Management, and Biomedicine. The Diploma of Phytotherapy is one of the most comprehensive program of Western Herbal Medicine in North America. The curricula for all diploma programs meets or exceeds the standards of various governing bodies around the world.

Diploma of Phytotherapy
The Diploma of Phytotherapy is a 3-year (6-semester) program that explores the medicinal uses of North American and European herbs. Students study both traditional knowledge of herbal medicine – that which is passed down through various world traditions over the ages – and modern day, scientific-based knowledge. The program is comprised of both theoretical and practical courses – including over 500 hours of clinical practice, implementing advantages of hands-on study of plants.

Community Herbalist Certificate
The Community Herbalist Certificate Program is a unique 4-month program that introduces students to the incredible world of plants and their medicinal uses according to various cultures. This program explores the history of plant-based therapies and how to identify and cultivate herbs, use plant-based foods to maintain health, and make and apply herbal remedies to restore health.

Dual Diplomas of Acupuncture and Phytotherapy
A 5-year study option that combines our 3-year Diploma of Acupuncture program with our 3-year Diploma of Phytotherapy program.

Dual Diplomas of Phytotherapy and Holistic Nutrition
A 5-year study option that combines our 3-year Diploma of Phytotherapy program with our 3-year Diploma of Holistic Nutrition program.

Post-Grad Study Options
Upon completion of the Diploma of Phytotherapy you are eligible to apply for a M.Sc. program in Herbal Medicine offered at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK that accepts students directly from PRC. Any student interested in this option should contact UCLan directly for more information. You can view more about the program at http://www.uclan.ac.uk/courses/msc_pgdip_pgcert_herbal_medicine.php.
There are many workshops offered at Pacific Rim College for continuing education credits. All workshops can be found on our website at http://www.pacificrimcollege.com/workshops/

Professional Membership
Graduates of the Diploma of Phytotherapy are eligible for membership into the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of BC (CHA of BC), the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), the Ontario Herbalist Association (OHA), and the Modern and Traditional Herbalists Guild of BC.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 250.483.2119
Fax: 250.984.0901 (FAX)
E-mail: info@pacificrimcollege.ca
Web site: http://www.pacificrimcollege.com/
Address: 229-560 Johnson Street  
Victoria, BC V8W 3C6 Canada

Philo School of Herbal Energetics

Apprenticeships with Mary Pat Palmer, MA, RH(AHG) and Matthew Wood MSc, RH(AHG). Additional classes.

We were founded as the Boston School of Herbal Energetics in 2000 and moved to 16 acres of enchanted land in Philo (northern California). Here we expanded the garden to include over 200 species of medicinal plants. We strive to bring the magic and healing power of medicinal plants, the redwoods, and the land to our students through apprenticeships and classes. The Heart of Herbology Land/Plant Apprenticeship is for beginning/intermediate students offering a broad based program wherein students learn hands on about growing, identifying and preserving medicine as well as from materia medica, research methods and basic clinical practices. Third weekend/month, March - September (seed to harvest). We also offer The Wisdom of Herbology: Organ Systems and Tissue States (based on the handouts and teachings of Matthew Wood, MSc, RH) for advanced students, third weekend/month October - March. Matt will help in teaching his invaluable knowledge of our bodies and their relationship to healing herbs, as well as diagnostics and clinical practice. We also offer day long and wkend classes with other brilliant guest teachers. We welcome your visits, but please call first. Graduates receive certificates for both apprenticeships and classes. Some work/trade available

Graduates receive certificates for both apprenticeships and classes and become part of our Philo family. Some labor barter is available.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 707.895.3007
E-mail: mpatpalm@earthlink.net
Web site: http://www.herbalenergetics.com
Address: PO Box 214  
Philo, CA 95466-0214 USA

Professional Herbalists Training Program

This 2 year herbal program is designed with the clinical herbalist in mind. Classes are held one weekend a month with a focus on Chinese medicine diagnostics, herbs and formulations. The program is unique in its ongoing intern clinic. After completing the 3 foundation classes, students start observing in the Wednesday night clinics that also include case discussions. After about 6-12 months students begin seeing clients while supervised by senior staff. This course can be completed in two years or students can attend classes as time allows. Classes include Theory, Diagnosis, Materia Medica of herbs and formulas and integrates western and other cultural herbs into the Chinese system. Other areas taught include, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Auricular therapy, Moxibustion, Cupping, Dietary, Vitamin/mineral therapy and medicine making. Areas of emphasis are diagnostics, ethics and business management. Primary instructor is Bob Linde, AP, RH. Classes start annually. Check website for current classes and starting dates. Classes are pay as you go. Contact us for an information packet today.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 727.551.0857
E-mail: info@acuherbals.com
Web site: http://www.acuherbals.com
Address: 901 Central Avenue  
St. Petersburg, FL 33705 USA

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) is a nationally accredited (ACCET) private college and community-healing center for Holistic Healthcare careers and continuing education. We are dedicated to providing professional, affordable education (on-campus and online) for those interested in entering the healing arts profession, for those interested in continuing their education, as well as to those seeking personal and spiritual growth. SWIHA is committed to providing on-going entrepreneurial support for holistic healthcare practitioners in private practice and to those establishing or growing a business.

Your success is our mission! Whether you seek to earn a degree, diploma, specialty certificate or take courses towards continuing education or personal development, you will receive more than an education at SWIHA; you’ll receive a transformative experience. We graduate ‘fully conscious’ health professionals in Massage Therapy, Yoga Teacher Training, Natural Aesthetics, Holistic Nutrition, Western Herbalism, Bodywork, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy and so much more. Our mission is to help individuals discover their gifts and graces, and support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving and profitable way.

SWIHA embraces individual, community and global healing, and teaches how to 'Touch Lives, Heal Bodies & Free Souls.'

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (480) 994-9244
Fax: (480) 994-3228 (FAX)
E-mail: info@swiha.edu
Web site: http://www.swiha.edu
Address: 1100 East Apache Blvd  
Tempe, AZ 85281 USA

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine

Advanced Distance Learning programs: 1) Clinical and Constitutional Herbalism; 2) Materia Medica. Instructor: Michael Moore
Each program has 12 lessons, 12 hours of video lectures a lesson (DVD), printed manuals, lesson materials and email, mp3 or telephone mentoring. Teaching professional herbalists since 1979

School type: Distance learning
E-mail: southwestschool@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.swsbm.com
Address: PO Box 4565  
Bisbee, AZ 85603 USA

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