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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ABC of Herbalism with Susun Weed

I offer four different courses, each of which explores a different aspect of herbal medicine. Each course includes a project booklet of 26 assignments, audio/video tapes/DVDs, books, a discount on classes with me, time to deal with your personal needs, erratic mailings of fun stuff, and special gifts. You are free to complete your course as your time and life allow; there is no time limit. There is no requirement to send in lessons or to report to me, except as you desire. Upon completion of your course you receive a beautiful certificate suitable for framing.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 845.246.8081
Fax: 845.246.8081 (FAX)
E-mail: wisewoman@herbshealing.com
Web site: http://www.herbshealing.com
Address: PO Box 64  
Woodstock, NY 12498 USA

American College of Healthcare Sciences

ACHS has delivered quality education and personal attention to students since 1978. Today, we offer convenient degree programs online with both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Complementary Alternative Medicine. ACHS also offers a wide variety of professional career programs including the Master Herbalist, Master Aromatherapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Wellness Coach and Holistic Nutrition Consultant credentials. As a student in one of our DETC accredited online programs, you will receive the same quality education and level of support you should expect from a prestigious private college. By pursuing an education in holistic health at American College, you will be prepared to successfully enter the rapidly growing field of complementary alternative medicine. ACHS's professional programs provide the administrative, scientific, clinical, and ethical training required to become a successful holistic health professional

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 503.244.0726, 800.487.8839
Fax: 503.244.0727 (FAX)
E-mail: achs@achs.edu
Web site: http://www.achs.edu
Address: 5940 SW Hood Ave.  
Portland, OR 97239 USA

AMNAH College & Clinic

AMNAH College (American Medical, Nutrition and Allied Health College) is a private college offering certificates, diplomas, masters and doctorate degrees in the fields of medicine (herbal medicine, aromatherapy, complementary and alternative medicine), nutrition, and allied health. Education at AMNAH College is quite affordable and tuition is as low as $60 per credit hour.

All theoretical courses are conducted online. However, clinical cases and training can be delivered via various internet, audio and video telecommunication means. Additionally, AMNAH College's students and graduates have the option of obtaining free onsite clinical experiences at AMNAH Clinic in Tempe, Arizona.

The curriculum in herbal medicine prepares the students for careers in complementary medical clinics, chiropractic clinics, herbal medicinaries/pharmacies, health food stores, acupuncture clinics, aromatherapy and massage clinics, botanical gardens or adds skills to their already existing careers.

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: +1 (844) AMNAHCollege, +1 (844) 266-2426
Web site: http://www.AMNAH.org/Studies/Medicine/Herbal
Address: 524 W Broadway Rd Suite 103  
Tempe, AZ 85282 USA


WE offer two distinct programs and a variety of individual classes, within a setting which features medicine gardens based on 800 private acres, an Apothecary & Dispensary, Herb Doctor Clinic, and an herb lab. Our state licensed school offering a master herbalist level diploma program, which is combined with a traditional naturopath diploma/curriculum. Our specialty is Naturopathic and Nutritive Herbalism training for the professional development of the Consultant Herbalist, Traditional Naturopath, or adjunct health care practitoner. Additionally, NSHA offers seasonal foundational program through Gaia Center (sister school) at gaiaherbalstudies.net, for the past 12 years. Fall and Winter Extension continuing education classes in herbal medicine are offered year round. Visit http://www.naturopathicschoolofannarbor.net/ for more information and insight into the biographical background of Mary Light, ND MH LMT, director.

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 734-769-7794
E-mail: nshaassociates@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.naturopathicschoolofannarbor.net/, http://gaiaherbalstudies.net/
Address: 7920 JACKSON ROAD  

Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

ASHH provides sound technical training in holistic healing with a focus on preventative lifestyle. Holistic healing aims to do no harm to the planet in realization that there is no separation between that which we do to ourselves and that which we do to the whole. Holistic health supports the well being of the entire person: mind, body, and spirit.

Students are educated and empowered to cultivate deep wellness within themselves and others using hands, heart, nature, and plants.In a society more familiar with corporate logos than backyard plants, it is imperative that we reclaim the innate wisdom of identifying, honoring, and utilizing the plant kingdom. The earth’s bounty is always reaching out to us, offering its aid to restore us to vitality.

Learning in nature and through nature at ASHH, on our thirty-acre campus, connects the student to the roots and essence of Herbalism. Through the study of medicinal plants and holistic living skills, we return the ancient art of healing to the individual and to the family, rebuilding conscientious communities and embracing our divine potential.

We must learn to love and care for the Earth as we would our own children. In doing so, we find this nurturance becomes our nourishment. This is why, at ASHH, we offer classes for children as well as beginning, intermediate, and advanced adults.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (828) 350-1221
E-mail: info@HerbsHeal.com
Web site: http://www.HerbsHeal.com
Address: 2 Westwood Place  
Asheville, NC 28806 USA

ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism

Founded in 2013, the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism is a new school for herbal studies in New York City. ArborVitae is rooted in the holistic practice of herbal medicine and exists to provide the highest quality education and training based on traditional wisdom and ecological awareness in a modern, integrative setting for the clinical, community and family herbalist. In addition to training herbalists, the school aims to be a progressive community resource for increasing public access to comprehensive herbal knowledge and care.

The core of the school curriculum is a three year clinical certificate program and will include a clinic to benefit both herbal students and the community. The 1st year program can also stand alone as a home herbalist certificate. In addition, we offer regular community classes and will be developing additional certification programs. Full and part-time enrollment options are now available to accommodate all schedules.

ArborVitae has reached a shared space agreement with the Tristate College of Acupuncture at 80 Eighth Avenue (and 14th Street) in Manhattan. Our three year program as well as many community classes will be held in Tristate’s classrooms, with additional community classes held throughout the city and field trips throughout the region.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 646-721-5998
E-mail: info@arborvitaeny.com, ask@arborvitaeny.com
Web site: http://arborvitaeny.com/
Address: ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism at TriState College of Acupuncture   80 8th Ave, 1302
New York, NY 10011 USA

Australian College of Phytotherapy

The Australian College of Phytotherapy is located in Warwick in Queensland, Australia. It was established by Kerry Bone in 1998 in order to conduct clinically oriented, post-graduate courses in Western Herbal Medicine. The College's mission statement is: "The College will provide a specialist education in Western Herbal Medicine of an internationally recognised standard of excellence." It is the College's policy to -
Provide courses of recognised excellence in Western Herbal Medicine; Continue to update and develop courses to ensure that the quality of the training is maintained; Provide courses in such a way as to ensure the effective delivery to a wide range of students; Provide an environment of support for all students.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 61 7 4661 9653
Fax: 61 7 4667 0107 (FAX)
E-mail: acop@gil.com.au
Web site: http://www.herbaleducation.com.au
Address: PO Box 661  
Warwick, Queensland 4370 Australia

Ayurvedic Institute

Since 1984, The Ayurvedic Institute has taught and promoted the traditional knowledge of Ayurveda. The Educational Department offers the Ayurvedic Studies Program, advanced study in Albuquerque and India, Jyotish courses, an Ayurvedic correspondence course by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda as well as various weekend and intensive seminars. Our Herb Department carries Ayurvedic and Western herbs and many Ayurvedic products and the Panchakarma Department provides traditional Ayurvedic procedures for purification and rejuvenation. The Ayurvedic Press is a division of the Institute and publishes books and textbooks on Ayurveda.

Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician, director of the Institute and its principal instructor, received his Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) in 1980 from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune, India. He brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was a Professor of Clinical Medicine for ten years at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Lad's academic and practical training includes the study of allopathic medicine and surgery. Dr. Lad is the author of several books and respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda.

The Ayurvedic Institute, recognized as a leading Ayurvedic school and Ayurveda health spa outside of India, was established in 1984 to teach the traditional Ayurvedic medicine of India and to provide these ancient therapies. Ayurvedic healing includes herbs, nutrition, panchakarma cleansing, acupressure massage, Yoga, Sanskrit, and Jyotish (Vedic astrology).

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 505.291.9698
Fax: 505.294.7572 (FAX)
E-mail: registrar@ayurveda.com
Web site: http://www.ayurveda.com
Address: PO Box 23445  
Albuquerque, NM 87192-1445 USA

Bastyr University

The Bastyr University mission is to educate future leaders in natural health sciences that integrate mind, body, spirit and nature. Through natural health education, research and clinical services, Bastyr improves the health and well-being of the human community

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (425) 602-3330
Fax: (425) 602-3090 (FAX)
E-mail: admiss@bastyr.edu
Web site: http://www.bastyr.edu
Address: 14500 Juanita Drive NE  
Kenmore, WA 98133 USA

Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine

The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine is a welcoming and popular program for beginner and intermediate herbalists. Directed by award-winning herbalist, apothecary director, teacher, national speaker, and author Holly Bellebuono, this program introduces students to the beauty and function of herbs for medicine. Successful completion confers a certificate and credential, and the rigorous formulary-and-pharmacology-based curriculum is especially useful for beginning and intermediate herbalists, wellness coaches, doctors, midwives, ecologists, women’s specialists, and alternative healers.

We offer 2 options:

1) Distance/On-line. In the distance program, students can enroll at any time and complete the course from their own home. This option is a 7- month self-paced curriculum for beginners with an emphasis on Holly’s 4-Tier Philosophy of Formulary. It consists of 19 lessons (divided into 3 sets) based on men’s and women’s body systems as well as Hands-On Apothecary Assignments using a variety of plants and techniques. You'll get full curriculum materials including Holly's books The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, The Authentic Herbal Healer, a Student Workbook, helpful and colorful webinar videos, digital materials, former lectures, a complete Audio CD set for easy listening and studying, and Holly's popular Goal-Setting Guide for Open Minded Business Owners. Successful completion of the distance program confers a Certificate of Herbal Studies & Formulary. Distance Tuition: $895.

2) 2-Week Training Intensive on Martha's Vineyard. Every June we host a delightful and engaging 2-week training and certification intensive for intermediate learners. The next Intensive will take place June 13-24 2016 (Early Bird Registration ends March 1 2016). This fantastic learning opportunity on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard teaches the herbal curriculum in a dynamic small-group setting for an engaging exploration of all herbal medicine has to offer. We meet in a casual and supportive environment to study plant ID, harvesting, processing, apothecary, case studies, jurisprudence, and more--with an emphasis on herbal formulary. With its in-depth focus on how herbs work in the body (the curriculum is organized by body system), the 2-Week Intensive also includes hands-on experience processing a variety of folk remedies. Students also participate in multiple herb walks, field trips, garden and arboreta explorations around the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard, as well as kitchen processing, pharmacology and physiology based on the body's primary systems (respiratory, reproductive, digestive, etc.). Our studies include the heritage and folklore of healing, the philosophy of healers from around the world, and more. If you want to deepen your understanding of herbs and how they work in the body--and to learn how to apply formulary in family and community settings, this is the course for you. Every year this is a very well-received course that strengthens students' abilities and builds community.

Pre-requisite: demonstrable intermediate experience/education in either plants (gardening, farming, botany, etc.) OR healthcare (nursing, midwifery, herbalism, etc.).

Certificate Earned: Community Herbalist Certificate.

Tuition: Early Bird: $2,295 (until March 1). Normal Tuition: $2,495 (until June 10).

Housing: Housing is available at $400 per week at the Herbal HQ, the charming house where all of our classes will take place, in walking distance to a private beach on the Atlantic Ocean.

Note: This is an intermediate program, not an advanced clinical program. We do not cover diagnosis, cancer, or diabetes. It is, however, a comprehensive introduction to the complex how and why of herbal healing. For testimonials and additional details, and to register, please visit www.HollyBellebuono.com.

Where is Martha's Vineyard? We are located on a truly gorgeous, windswept, sea-embraced island off the coast of Cape Cod; we are blessed with lots of farms and local farmers who are very involved in the community, as well as five small towns and fishing villages, art, culture, history, woodland trails, beautiful beaches, and a safe and friendly family environment. People here are interested in world culture and devoted to local living; it's a place where herbal medicine fits into the fabric of self-sufficiency and Earth appreciation nicely, and we're only a hop-skip-and-jump from Boston and it's history and walking tours.

About Holly Bellebuono: an herbalist of 20 years, Holly has dedicated her career to full-time herbal medicine, teaching at conferences, events, and through the BSHM for years. She is the author of numerous books about herbal medicine, women's health, and self-empowerment. Her most recent book Women Healers of the World was named The Thomas de Baggio Book of the Year by The International Herb Association. Holly's next book, The Healing Kitchen, will be released in 2016. A national speaker, Holly engages audiences with colorful and dynamic presentations about women healers, myth and symbolism, natural health, and positive empowerment. Called both "a walking encyclopedia" and "a spiritual mentor", Holly directs her school with a compassion and enthusiasm for learning that engages students in reflection, research, and a sense of purpose.

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 508.687-9600
E-mail: holly@vineyardherbs.com
Web site: http://www.vineyardherbs.com/herbal-school.html
Address: P.O. Box 913  
West Tisbury, MA 02575 USA


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