Directory of Herbal Education

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 is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and continuing education courses in herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and aromatherapy, among others. Programs emphasize experiential learning and prepare grads to become collaborative leaders in clinical and non-clinical settings. Professional On-Demand CEUs available. Study Abroad. Organic Apothecary Shoppe. DEAC Accredited Online Education. Financial Aid available to those who qualify. Contact us today for more information!

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 503-244-0726, 800-487-4755
Fax: 503-244-0727 (FAX)
E-mail: achs@achs.edu
Web site: http://www.achs.edu
Address: 5005 SW Macadam Avenue  
Portland, OR 97239 USA

AMNAH College & Clinic

AMNAH (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. The college is currently directed by Dr. Hannah Abraham-Shea, PhD. AMNAH College is affiliated with AMNAH Clinic based in Tempe, Arizona, and it is directed by Dr. Nurse Practitioner & Herbalist Jennifer Anderson, DNP, MSN, RN, PMHNP.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: +1 (844) AMNAHCollege, +1 (844) 266-2426
Web site: http://www.AMNAH.org/Studies/Medicine/Herbal
Address:  
Tempe, Arizona 85282 USA

Ann Arbor SCHOOL OF THE HEALING ARTS

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  
ANN ARBOR, MI 48103 USA

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

ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism is rooted in the holistic practice of herbal medicine and is conveniently located in New York City. Founded and directed by herbalists Claudia Keel and Richard Mandelbaum, RH (AHG), ArborVitae offers a full professional program, including a one year standalone program and a complete three year program for those wishing to pursue clinical herbal knowledge and practice. The core curriculum is consistent with AHG educational guidelines. Visiting faculty include top herbalists from around the world.

The 1st year curriculum offers a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of herbal medicine, and stands as a strong foundation for further studies or as a basis for effective and knowledgeable home practice. Topics include: Medicine Making & Materia Medica; Holistic Assessment, Methods & Energetics; Body Systems, Bioscience & Western Medicine; and Botany & Plant Identification. The advanced 3 year program consists of the foundational year plus more clinically focused years 2 and 3, providing over 1100 hours of classroom instruction & clinical training. Qualified applicants can enter directly into year 2 or 3. Topics include a Supervised Student Clinic; Applied Body Systems & Herbal Therapeutics; Botanical Actions, Formulation & Application; and Holistic Intakes with Pulse & Tongue Evaluation.

ArborVitae draws upon the best of what New York City has to offer: excellent herb teachers from varied practices, diverse student and client populations, amazingly botanically diverse city parks and gardens, friendly herb shops, mugwort everywhere, and lots and lots of humor. We frequently take trips to visit the wild places within and outside the city, where we identify plants, indulge in the silence, and enjoy a school-wide camping trip. All of our teachers are practicing herbalists and teach from their direct experiences and observations. Our low-cost community herb clinic, staffed by our 3rd year clinical students under supervision of faculty, provides services both on-site and during fieldtrips to visit local NGOs, with mutual sharing of herbal knowledge and traditions. We also offer community classes throughout the year to support our mission of being a progressive community resource for increasing public access to comprehensive herbal knowledge and care.

ArborVitae is dedicated to the memory of the herbalist William LeSassier, and honors his wisdom and teachings.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 646-721-5998
E-mail: 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

Aromafloria

In 1985, Aromafloria was formed with the desire to bring to consumers the therapeutic and health benefits of nature’s bounty, while preserving the Earth’s natural resources. Aromafloria makes every effort to ensure that all herbs and botanical extracts are harvested in a responsible manner that is in harmony with indigenous cultures, to protect the ecosystem for future generations to come.

To that end, for nearly 30 years Aromafloria has been a leader in aromatherapy and continues to deliver a complete range of therapeutic products. Aromafloria’s suppliers are chosen for their shared commitment in preserving the Earth’s natural resources. Through environmentally sound business practices and on-going research, Aromafloria has expertly crafted aromatherapy products that work to provide balance and harmony to both mind and body. Aromafloria uses only renewable and sustainable botanical extracts, essential oils, vegetable oils, natural plant juices, fruit acids, flavor extracts, minerals and 100% Certified Organic Ingredients where possible. This is to ensure that the maximum aromatherapy benefits from these natural ingredients can be achieved.

Aromafloria’s ground breaking preservative system is a proprietary blend of powerful essential oils and minerals that effectively replace the need for harmful and synthetic preservatives. As a result, the full range of Aromafloria’s bath salts, scrubs, bath gels and massage oils are 100% preservative free.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 6314244023
Fax: 6314240219 (FAX)
E-mail: sharonc@aromafloria.com
Web site: https://www.aromafloria.com
Address: 171 E 2nd Street  
Huntington Station, NY 11746 USA

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

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

Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine

The Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine provides hands-on education in the heartland of American herbal medicine. We teach a "planetary" curriculum integrating Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western "deep physiology" medical philosophies, emphasizing use of local plants and clinical applications.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (828) 275-6221
E-mail: cp@BlueRidgeSchool.org
Web site: http://www.BlueRidgeSchool.org
Address: 606 New Leicester Hwy, Suite F  
Asheville, NC 28806 USA

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