Disclaimer: The schools listed below are only offered as reference to potential students wishing to further their knowledge in the art of herbal medicine. However, the schools included in this list DO NOT signify that the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) endorses the content and/or quality of any trainings or programs offered by any of the institutions listed, nor should it be considered to reflect the views or opinions of any representative of the AHG. Read More
A LIFE OF PEACE WELLNESS EDUCATION INST.
Earn certification as a Naturopathic Herbalist. This certification can be used for personal, family, and community service. It can also be used in professional health services as a herbalist, nutritional consultant, and herbal manufacturer. The format and the philosophy of the Naturopathic Herbalist Certification is designed to promote self-directed learning in earning certification as a Naturopathic Herbalist. Each lesson will include a Reading Assignment, Writing Assignment and Kinesthetic Learning Assignment. This self paced course is a global survey of healing paradigms and includes 13 training lessons in the following course curriculum:
Herbs, Enzymes and Hormones
Edible Wild Plants
Basic Herbal and Medical Terminology
Herbal Medicine Preparations
Herbal Products Guidelines
Drug and Herbal Interactions
Cross Cultural Herbology
Indigenous Herbs/Spiritual Healing
Ancient Medicine Today
About the Founder:
Dr. Akua Gray with twenty plus years of herbalist training and experience has designed a premiere intensely innovative herbology program for all future herbalists. Whether you are an experienced student of herbology or a neophyte, this course offers a complete understanding of health and wellness herbology from an indigenous perspective. As a correspondence course students can register for this class anytime and each year current students are invited to attend online training sessions with Dr. Akua for the course lessons.
ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL THERAPIES / Traditions School of Herbal Studies
Traditions School of Herbal Studies, located in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida, combines the talents of two of the areas most experienced herb teachers - Dr. Bob Linde & Renee Crozier.
Renee and Bob create a community of focused, hands-on educational experience, carefully blending science and energy, research and experience, Eastern and Western herbal medical arts.
Western Herbalism Program:
The herbal student can attend an introduction to Western Herbalism class or continue on to take the full year and a half program. Our course levels are described below.
Western Herbalism: 101
1 weekend class
Perfect for the beginning herbalist or a refresher for the experienced one, this class introduces the basics of Western Herbalism, bioregionalism, herbal nutrition, and the foundations of holistic herbal health. Each student will get hands-on experience making their own herbal preparations including tisanes and tinctures.Learn more than 20 herbs: their uses, medicinal properties & propagation.
Foundations of Western Herbalism 6 weekend course
Our Foundations curriculum is designed to immerse both the beginner and intermediate herbalist in the basic knowledge needed to provide herbal care for themselves and their family. In doing this, we provide a grounded, well-rounded western herbal program to evolve and take into the student’s home and community. This course covers the art of medicine-making, client intake, and the properties of over 100 herbs.
Classes meet one weekend a month for 6 months. This intermediate course requires the successful completion of Western Herbalism: 101 and the approval of the course instructor.
Advanced Western Herbalism 8 weekend course + weekly student clinic
This program covers a full range of educational opportunities from working hands-on with a strong western herbal materia medica to the theory behind holistic, bioregional, herbal living. It covers basic botany, wild crafting, cultivation, processing and storage, medicine making, human physiology, therapeutics and first aid. In addition to these fundamental principles the core curriculum will expand on herbal beauty products, essential oil, and plant spirit medicine and communication. Our overall goal is to educate the student on traditional herbal practices of thousands of years, that span many cultures and healing practices.
Every Tuesday night, students will meet at the clinic to treat real, live clients. They gain experience in case taking, creating appropriate herbal formulas, and preparing medicine.
Chinese Herbal Medicine: A two year program, this course meets for one weekend each month for 2 years for lectures. Weekly hands on internal clinic starts in the 4th month and continues for the remainder of the 2 years.
LEVEL ONE CLASSES
Level One Classes are required for advancement to Level Two Classes. These classes must be completed in order.
1. General Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory
This class covers the concepts of Yin, Yang, Qi, Blood and Body Fluids as well as 5 Elements and 8 Principle Theories. Pre- registration and Herb school application required. Class usually starts in November.
2. General Chinese Herbal Theory & Legal and Ethical issues in Herbalism
The first day of this class will cover basic concepts of herbs and formulas. We will discuss quality, risks, preparation, dosage, flavors, 18 incompatibles and more. Day two will explore potential legal and ethical issues in clinical herbalism to include DSHEA, selling/prescribing conflicts risk factors in the consulting room and HIPPA.
3. General Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostics.
LEVEL TWO CLASSES
Must have completed all three Level one classes to attend Level Two classes. These classes can be completed in any order. Each class will be offered once every two years. Discussion will be on the major herbs of each group on the first day and common formulations on the second. We will also discuss western herbs, Du Yaos and possible formula alterations.
Release Exterior and Drain Fire Herbs & Formulas
Drain Damp/Transform Phlegm
Regulate Qi & Blood
Building Qi, Blood, Yin & Yang
Calming the Shen & Extinguishing Wind
Stabilize & Bind, Open Orifices, Food Stagnation
Making Herbal Products & The Business of Herbalism
The first day of this class will be hands-on making of various herbal medicines. On the second day we will delve into the opening and running of potential herbal practice, record keeping and business plan writing.
Vitamin & Mineral Therapies
We will discuss how various supplements can be included into client care. Discussion will also focus on TCM energetic relationship to various vitamins.
Anatomy & Physiology for Herbalists
This class will explore the body from the western medical approach so that we can better have conversations with doctors and clients.
Pathology for Herbalists
This class will discuss common western medical diseases from patho-physiology and pathology approaches. Must have completed Anatomy & Physiology.
Overnight Field Study/Camping Trip
The camping trip will be offered once a year and will be a fun and exciting exploration of the roots of herbalism.
This class will explore the basic ideas of plants structure and classifications needed for any herbalist.
Herb/Drug Interactions & Western Herbal Practices
Day one will be a discussion of risks and potential herb & drug interactions as well as positive benefits of herbs and drugs. Day two will explore the language of western herbalists and many of their
LEVEL THREE CLASSES
Student must have completed at least one year of classes before attending these advanced classes.
We will focus on the difficultly of treating some of the more common chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Cancer, CFS and more.
Fertility & Gynecology
We will focus on the unique problems faced by the practitioner when dealing with regulating the menstrual cycle. We will look at fertility, PMS, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea and more.
Geriatrics, Children & Infants
We will look at the unique needs of these special types of clients and how we must adjust our diagnostic techniques, dosages and administration of herbs.
No prior classes must be completed. These classes are open to any interested person.
Beyond Herbs: Barefoot Doctoring
This class covers the techniques outside of normal herbalism such as auricular therapy (ear therapy), moxibustion, basic acupressure, Chinese dietary theory and cupping. Wear comfortable clothes since there will be hands-on practice. Moxa (mugwort) will be burned during this class and may bother someone who is irritated by certain types of incense.
Albuquerque Herbalism/Yerba Mansa Project
Albuquerque Herbalism is a bioregional herbal studies program that brings students into relationship with the medicinal plants of the Southwest through classroom discussion, hands-on remedy making, field trips, and native medicinal plant restoration. Our program incorporates an interdisciplinary whole landscape approach that focuses on the inter-connectivity between people, plants, and the land. This approach is based in ecological herbalism, which allows us to understand how ecological interactions of plants correspond to medicinal actions in the land and as remedies for people. Classes include in-depth semester long series, one-day specialty topics, and a year-long advanced study group. Our staff is headed by New Mexico herbalist and native plant conservationist Dara Saville and includes additional professional Southwestern herbalists, each bringing their own areas of expertise for a wide variety of experiential classes. As part of our program, students also have the opportunity to deepen their land connection and engage in reciprocal relationship with local medicinal plants by engaging in habitat restoration and replanting on public lands through our non-profit sister organization, the Yerba Mansa Project (YerbaMansaProject.org).
American College of Healthcare Sciences
AMERICAN COLLEGE of HEALTHCARE SCIENCES (ACHS) a world-renowned accredited online college. Live a life empowered by knowledge, in- spired by a passion for wellness and physical health.
Our programs are taught by industry leading experts and collaborative experiential learning environment designed for your success. • We are DEAC accredited • Fully online for ease of education • Research, science-based curriculum. The ACHS mission is driven by the principles and vision of our president, Dorene Petersen, who founded the college in 1978 as a pioneer in holistic health education. We award degrees, diplomas, and certificates in Herbal Medicine, Integrative Health, Aromatherapy, and Holistic Nutrition. Learn more about using herbs and essential oils for your health and wellness, how to make custom blends, and gain a foundation to enhance your practice. Ask about our NEW Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainability with two specializations: Sustainable Business Practice and Integrative Health and Wellness.
Ancestral Apothecary school is dedicated to the study of herbal, folk and indigenous medicine. We are committed to creating a multi-cultural learning community for the study of herbal medicine, which honors the diverse cultural healing traditions of the Bay Area.
ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism
The ArborVitae school is rooted in the wisdom of the natural world and the many traditions that have honed the craft of botanical medicine. We appreciate a holistic approach to healing and to general wellbeing that seeks balance in all aspects of the individual, including food, lifestyle, and spirit. We offer a full, professional program and diverse curriculum to future practitioners. The school provides training by qualified teachers, and is a community resource and space to gather and share for the public in New York City, state, and the Northeast region. ArborVitae's first year students gain a foundational knowledge of herbal medicine, and the full three year course of study is ideal for people who wish to pursue clinical herbal knowledge and practice.
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Ebony Caldwell is a Montclair State alumnus, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelors in biochemistry. She is currently a fourth-year naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University California and is discovering her passions in ethnobotany and herbal medicine as president of the botanical medicine club. This passion has led her on excursions to learn herbal medicine practices from other cultures, such as the people in Bali, the Harakmbut tribe in the Amazon Rainforest, and traditional Incan plant brews in the Scared Valley in Peru. Ebony is dedicated to help others discover and live the life of their dreams with the highest quality.
Berkeley Herbal Center
The Berkeley Herbal Center encourages and renews a living knowledge of the healing powers of plants through the study and practice of traditional Western herbalism. The Center is committed to educating healers into successful careers as practicing herbalists and herbal educators.
Established in 1995, the Berkeley Herbal Center is a leading educational and clinical center for sustainable systems of Western herbal-based healing. Based in Berkeley, California, the Center offers the most comprehensive, integrated education in Western herbal medicine and practice, and is one of very few schools nationwide with clinical internships in Western herbalism.
Western herbalism provides critical healing solutions to economic, physical, mental, and spiritual challenges in a changing healthcare environment. Based on time-honored traditions practiced worldwide today, Western botanicals offer a highly effective, affordable healing modality that is in balance with our natural resources. Throughout history, plants have been central to all forms of medicines; worldwide, 20,000 documented species are used for medicinal purposes. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 75 percent of the world population depends on botanicals for their basic healthcare needs. In addition to providing primary healing for a wide range of health challenges, herbs can increase the effectiveness of modern drugs, decrease their side effects, and sometimes replace them.
Our knowledge of plants and plant medicines is based on a deep relationship to the land, place and home. This understanding is handed down through many generations using natural wisdom and scientific study. While allopathic drugs burden our natural resources and create waste contributing to global pollution, the use of local plants deeply benefits the body and the earth.
Blackbird's Daughter Botanicals
Blackbird's Daughter Botanicals’ offers Sacred Gaian Herbalism apprenticeships, classes, family-friendly workshops, and wisdom circles based on the premise that "herbalism is your birthright - claim it!”
Welcome to folks of all learning styles, experience levels, and walks of life, these hands-on courses will teach you far more than just how to use plants as medicine - this is herbalism for body, mind, and spirit; ancestors and descendants; family, community, and planet. Whether you enroll in the full three year apprenticeship program or come for a day, we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful healing space and botanical sanctuary in the woods.
Please note, these are NOT YOUR TYPICAL classroom-style learning experiences... Instead, our primary classrooms are the apothecary, woods, fields, gardens, community center, and your kitchen! You'll grow incredibly close to your cohorts, as we stretch our minds and hearts to understand the green world around us in ways you never thought possible. If you’re looking for herbal education that blends scientific and sacred, practical and profound, with a hearty dose of social justice and environmental stewardship, this is the program for you. Each apprenticeship course ends with a Final Ceremony, and students who complete all graduation requirements receive a Certificate of Completion. As your wisewoman and teacher, my mission is to help you fall ecstatically in love with the Green World and recognize your birthright as a natural healer. Prepare to sing, taste, laugh, pray, and get dirty!
About the Apprenticeship: The complete Sacred Gaian Herbalism Apprenticeship course is divided into 6 individual 6-month modules so busy people don’t have to commit to the full program at once. It is designed to introduce students to a variety of Nature-based healing traditions, holistic self care strategies, herbal remedies, and wellness practices from around the world, as well as body systems, energetics, environmental stewardship, sustainable wildcrafting, and organic gardening/farming. Together, we explore how to incorporate these diverse modalities into our own herbal practices - safely, respectfully, and wisely. Each class, we meet different herbs and get to know them in-depth through individual and group projects, hands-on practice, field trips, shamanic journeying, readings, and more.
By the end of just the first year, you'll have cooked up nutritive foods, made a whole medicine chest of Syrups, Teas, Tinctures, Oils, Salves and Steams, a First Aid kit, a group Flower Essences collection, a group materia medica, and your own herbal oracle deck. In the second year, we dive deeper into the rhythms, traditions, and connections of Sacred Gaian Herbalism, and further our studies of body systems, native and naturalized/invasive plants, and custom remedy blending. In our third year, we hone our formulating skills and research the traditions that call to us most deeply, studying with a variety of teachers (both in the group and independently) and working to use your newfound skills and knowledge to give back to the community as a Sacred Gaian Herbalist, wherever your journey takes you.
Please note I offer this program at a low cost with the goal of making this wisdom available to everyone who seeks it. In return, participants must agree to share what they make and learn, while naming and supporting the traditions, regions, Peoples, and teachers they come from, to ensure the knowledge of wellness spreads.
Family Learning: Parents are invited to involve their children in internship hours and appropriate learning opportunities whenever practical, to encourage the next generation of herbalists and environmental stewards.
Scholarship Opportunity for Native Americans, People of Color, and Trans folk: Prospective apprentices who this applies to may apply for a 50% off scholarship. This scholarship seeks in a small but meaningful way to replace systemic injustice with the skills necessary to heal and nourish all community members.
Classes and workshops
BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies
The BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies offers herbal education in the North Georgia Mountains. We also offer live and recorded webinars on a wide variety of topics. Due to public health restrictions, we are offering a number of courses as online learning opportunities, though we hope to be able to host classes here in the mountains as the summer progresses!
Our seminars include in-depth training programs, field studies, hands-on wildcrafting, medicine making workshops, and mentoring for student practitioners. In addition, we frequently sponsor seminars taught by other herbal practitioners. After more than 25 years, our stellar reputation is based on the consistently well-organized, interactive and stimulating learning experiences we provide our students.
Located in a small town in the beautiful mountains of northeast Georgia (100 miles northeast of midtown Atlanta, and 90 miles southwest of Asheville, NC), we are surrounded by the vast wildness of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Most of our seminars highlight the use of the native and naturalized plants found in the Southern Appalachians Mountains, an area referred to as the apothecary of North America.
Once a year we offer comprehensive training through our Foundations of Herbalism Program. This is currently being offered as an online program. Details on our website.
Patricia Kyritsi Howell, RH (AHG), founder and primary instructor, is the author of Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians (2006) and is a clinical herbalist in practice for more than 25 years. Other regular instructors include Lorna Mauney-Brodek (medicine making).
C.A. & J. Farm - a Medicinal Herb Farm
CA & J Farm
An Off-Grid Capable Solar, Medicinal Herb & Egg Farm
Located in Beautiful Mathews County, Virginia!
5620 East River Road
Foster, Va 23056
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“Life Close to Nature” Herbalist Course
A Foundations Plus Course
Annually April through October
One Saturday a month 10am-4pm
Dates will be announced in November for the next year
$675.00 due by March 15th
Only 10 Students accepted each year for this very intensive class!
More details on the website, the Herbal Course page.
Questions? Please Ask!
California School of Herbal Studies
Located two miles west of Forestville, in beautiful Sonoma County, the California School of Herbal Studies is one of North America’s oldest centers for herbal education. Founded in 1978 by Rosemary Gladstar, and led today by School Director Rebecca Maxfield along with a skilled and dedicated staff of teachers, CSHS continues in the spirit in which it was created. Our mission is to help create sustainable communities by providing Earth centered, community based herbal education. CSHS works to empower individuals with the skills, experience and confidence needed by the community herbalist. Our school teaches from the tradition of western herbalism, with a materia medica primarily made up of North American and European herbs. Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspectives and herbs are used to complement the Western tradition.
Our full-time, Roots of Herbalism intensive offers students a broad-based foundation in herbal medicine. For those who can't make a fulltime commitment we also offer a broad range of weekend series courses and one-day workshops. Successful graduates of our intensive program go on to the second year Community Herbalist Program and leave here with the knowledge they need to enter and contribute to the field of herbalism. Upon graduation students receive certificates of completion that are highly regarded by the herbal community.
CSHS is located on a lovely, rustic 80 acre sanctuary known as Emerald Valley. Our campus includes a classroom with an adjacent kitchen, a one-half acre garden with over 400 herb species, a medicine making building and forested hiking trails. Forestville is an hour and a half drive north of San Francisco. Visitors to the school are welcome, but please call first so we can be sure someone will be available to greet you! We look forward to meeting you and sharing friendship and herbal experiences.
Cedar Mountain Herb School, LLC
With training programs in the Seattle area and Northern Idaho, Cedar Mountain Herb School inspires and guides students to better health through medicinal plants and health education on many levels – including diet and stress management. CMHS’s hands-on, integrated botanical programs center on wild medicinal plants and their applications. We also mentor advanced students who have completed at least a full year apprenticeship at CMHS and are building their own herb businesses.
Motivated students participate in Herbal Apprenticeship Programs and Community Workshops. Bridging the gap between natural wisdom and conventional medicine, students learn to speak the evolving language of modern medicine, and helps medical doctors better equip themselves to answer their patients’ alternative medicine questions.
The wild plant training programs at CMHS are field based, designed to expand students’ working knowledge of local medicinal plants, nutrition, and plants’ effects on the body systems. The programs cover identification, materia medica, sustainable harvesting methods, plant constituents, medicine making, basic anatomy and physiology, formulations, and so much more. Gain a deeper understanding of the wild medicinal and edible plants of the Pacific Northwest, and acquire valuable experience in making and using herbal medicines for home or business.
You’ll learn more about wild plants, the microbiome of your body and macrobiome of the world around you, how plants work in our bodies on a cellular/tissue/organ/system/total body level, and about yourself than you ever thought possible. Out in the world, where we sometimes feel excluded or looked at as that “weird herb person,” it can be hard to find our place. I’ve created a school and safe place where everyone is welcome! That means you! What I am told by so many of my students is that their lives changed for the better during their time in the programs, and they’ve finally found the community they’ve been searching for. Sometimes very surprising decisions are made, paths take turns, and new directions are found. We meet everyone where they are and practice boundaries with integrity and kindness.
Suzanne Tabert, bioregional herbalist, is director of herbal education and herbal mentor at the Cedar Mountain Herb School. An herbal medicine instructor for 30 years, Suzanne teaches with great passion and excitement, bringing her wealth of herbal knowledge to students in an engaging and vibrant manner. She is the primary instructor at CMHS and an adjunct faculty member and practicum supervisor for students at Bastyr University.
Taking students to wild places and giving them tools to engage and connect with flora, fauna, and the exquisite beauty of nature is the icing on the cake of life, and one way that Suzanne is making a difference in the world, one person, one group at a time.
Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine is located in the botanically rich Appalachian Mountains, just outside of Asheville, NC. Our passion for healing plants, herbal education, and medicinal gardening is at the heart of all our teachings. We offer several online opportunities to learn, including the Herbal Medicine Making Course (150 hours), the Foraging Course (375 hours), and the Herbal Immersion Program (1,000 hours).
The Online Herbal Medicine Making Course will give you the know-how and confidence to create an abundant apothecary. The hands-on instructional videos and photographic tutorials are chock-full of personal experience and insider tips, along with a hearty dose of silliness.
In the Foraging Course, you’ll learn all the botanical skills and harvesting ethics necessary to safely and confidently forage wild foods and herbs.
Identify, harvest, and prepare wild food + medicine from 21 of the most abundant and nourishing “weeds” on earth
Learn Botany & Plant ID skills that set you up for a lifetime of foraging new plants
Includes 51 videos, 40 lessons, and a 600-page printable manual
In the Online Herbal Immersion Program, you’ll learn all about herb cultivation, medicine making, and therapeutic uses for each featured herb. In a nutshell, the course has two equal and integrated parts: How to grow medicinal plants and how to bring their medicine into your daily life. All three courses weave together video instruction, written lesson plans, and experiential learning.
Just as locally grown food is key to long-term sustainability, locally grown medicine is equally as important. That’s why our programs focus on growing your own herbs and all the ways you can enrich your life with edible and medicinal weeds. Our connection to plants as medicine nourishes this ancient spirit and wakes us up to the profound natural cycles of life. We’re honored to share that connection with you, and we hope it brings you as much joy as it brings us.
Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine
Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine
A rich and comprehensive program guiding students from the holistic foundations of Western, Chinese, and First Nations healing traditions to the doorstep of becoming clinical/community herbalists, offering a diverse and engaging range of workshops, classes and courses for herbal enthusiasts at all levels: including herbal field and identification knowledge, gardening and wildcrafting, preparations, theoretical and hands-on, herbal knowledge for self and family, and full programs for community and clinical herbalism. Online courses very soon, TBA
Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, located in Lafayette, CO, on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, was founded as NAIMH by Paul Bergner in 2004. In 2012, Paul retired as the Director of the school, and it was reborn as CSCH under the leadership of Lisa Ganora, a former faculty member and author of the textbook and distance learning course, Herbal Constituents. We continue to build on the comprehensive Vitalist curriculum developed by Paul over his long career, and he remains with CSCH as a case reviewer in our Clinical Herbalism Program. At CSCH we currently offer certificates in Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism (370 hours), Advanced Herbalism (540 hours), Clinical Herbalism (385+ hours), Nutrition (1000 hours), Rocky Mountain Field Botany (68 hours), Flower Essences (56 hours), and Aromatherapy (124 hours) ... with public workshops and events at our beautiful farm, Elderberry's, in Paonia, CO. Our basic curriculum covers Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Materia Medica, Formulation, Herbal Pharmacy, Vitalist Therapeutics, Integrated Nutrition, Flower Essences, Herbs of Commerce, and Field Botany. Our Clinical, Nutrition, and Flower Essence programs also teach interview & assessment skills, and students work with clients at the onsite Evergreen Center Clinic and Apothecary. CSCH is approved & regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational Schools Board.
CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism
Katja Swift & Ryn Midura established the CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism in 2010 to provide robust herbal education for beginners and professionals alike.
We offer herbalism training online through our podcasts, live Q&A sessions, and full video courses for dedicated learners. Our online student community is active and vibrant!
All of our online herbalism courses are centered on video presentations, and include audio files for on-the-go learning, along with printable PDFs, quizzes, quick guides, and recommended resources for further study.
Students enrolled in any course are also invited to our twice-weekly live Q&A; web conference sessions, where you can get direct feedback from Ryn & Katja!
Your enrollment never expires - you will have access to these courses for life. Whenever we update or add new material to a course you own, you'll get that, too - with no extra charges for the new material.
You can begin learning right away and continue through the material at your own pace.
Our Family Herbalist, Community Herbalist, Clinical Herbalist, and Emergent Responder programs are comprised of multiple individual courses to give you the skills you need to become a competent & confident practitioner.
Our whole-program prices save you money over buying individual courses, but you can always start out with individual courses if you want to. If you later decide to upgrade to the full program, we'll give you a personal discount equivalent to the amount you've already spent on courses which are included in that program - so you never have to pay for the same material twice.
We also hold live in-person events in the Boston area.
ECLECTIC SCHOOL OF HERBAL MEDICINE
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Florida School of Holistic Living
The Florida School of Holistic Living is a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization providing empowering philosophy-in-practice education since 1999. Our programming includes a comprehensive multi-level herbalism curriculum, supported by additional natural health and sustainable living workshops, continuing education, and professional training. In addition, we provide the Central Florida community a space to connect with our community, build vibrant health, and deepen our relationship with the earth, through our Bodhi Garden, Community Herbal Clinic, Florida Herbal Conference, and special events both virtual and live.
Philosophy-in-practice education offers students the opportunity to "get their hands dirty." We emphasize a holistic philosophy in all of our courses, a perspective which honors the whole person and their connection to their environment. We then seek to put that philosophy into practice through hands-on educational opportunities, taking our students into the field to connect with the subjects of which they are learning. By empowering our students with the knowledge and experience to live a more fulfilling, sustainable lifestyle, we hope to contribute to a more equitable, peaceful world for future generations.
Our herbalist curriculum includes:
Materia Medica: Free weekly video classes focused on a specific plant ally
Roots of Herbalism: An Introductory Immersion for the beginner or a refresher for experienced herbalists, now offered in a hybrid format through video classes, exercises and workbooks, and monthly live gatherings with teachers and students via Zoom
Family Herbalist Program: A comprehensive immersion including anatomy/physiology, pathology, herbal therapeutics, medicine making, Materia Medica, botany, plant chemistry, flower essences, aromatherapy, and more - now offered in a hybrid model with online and hands-on components
Community Herbalist Program: A ten month immersion featuring practicum in medicine making, gardening, community advocacy, teaching, and clinical consultations
Multiple workshops, on-demand classes, and live events for the beginner or advanced herbalist
Our school is directed by herbalist Emily Ruff, an apprentice of herbalist Rosemary Gladstar and currently serving as the steward of the Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary in Central Vermont. Our philosophy is bioregional, hands-on, and heart-centered.
Students who are transferring from other educational institutions or apprenticeships may apply to join our advanced levels if experience from other courses applies. Our courses offer CEUs for Florida Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Dietitians, and Nutritionists.
Foundations in Herbal Medicine by Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Foundations in Herbal Medicine by Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Tieraona Low Dog, MD, developed the original Foundations in Herbal Medicine program in 1992 as a two-year training program that included a sliding scale, student-run clinic in Albuquerque, NM—one of the first of its kind in the United States. In 2013, the program was completely updated and relaunched using an online teaching platform with extensive video and written materials.
The Foundations program is designed for clinicians and highly motivated non-clinicians who are interested in learning the traditions of Western herbal medicine wrapped firmly in herbal pharmacology, physiology, biology, botany, biochemistry, and integrative medicine. The program is based on a systems approach (e.g., nervous, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular), with each module building upon previously learned material. Students work through case studies that are followed by a treatment approach presented by Dr. Low Dog. Evidence based discussions of nutrition, lifestyle, macronutrients, and micronutrients are woven throughout the program, offering a truly integrative approach.
This 500-hour course is structured and self-guided, with most students completing the program in 24 months. Clinicians will come away with confidence about incorporating herbal and natural medicine into their practice, and non-clinicians will be able to serve their community as holistic health educators and providers of herbal care. Program participants can choose to achieve one or two certification levels:
Your Instructor: Tieraona Low Dog, MD
Among many other achievements in the field, Dr. Low Dog served as the President of the American Herbalists Guild, received the Herbal Insight Award from the American Herbal Products Association, and was awarded the Fredi Kronenberg, PhD award by the American Botanical Council for her lifelong commitment to women’s health. She is a founding member of the Academy of Women’s Health, founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, and was the Director of two Fellowships in Integrative Medicine, where she oversaw the training of more than 1000 health professionals. She has chaired numerous panels on dietary supplements and botanicals at the United States Pharmacopeia over the past twenty years. Dr. Low Dog’s knowledge and expertise, combined with a warm, accessible teaching style, makes her uniquely qualified to instruct students of herbal medicine.
Certificate of Completion
To earn the certificate of completion in Foundations in Herbal Medicine, students must complete all on-line course work including all on-line case studies, attend one summer Foundations intensive for hands-on training in field identification and medicine making, and successfully submit and receiving a passing grade on one of the following: a comprehensive case study that includes patient/client history, detailed treatment plan with rationale for recommendations and follow up (this is required if earning a Certificate in Clinical Herbalism) OR a 20-page pre-approved thesis of a topic related to medical herbalism. (Note: for overseas students, please inquire about alternatives to the in-person training intensive).
Clinical Herbalism Certificate
For Foundation graduates who, in addition to the above, attend and actively participate in a minimum of 20 hours of supervised case studies under the mentorship of Dr. Low Dog will receive an additional certification in Clinical Herbalism. This 20-hour requirement can be met by attending a three-day summer intensive offered annually at Medicine Lodge Ranch.
Graduates of the program will also attain the ability to register with the American Herbalists Guild, earning an RH (AHG) credential as well as access to the Guild’s support and benefits. To become registered:
• Practitioners must complete the program and attend the Foundations in Herbal Medicine three-day case study intensive.
• Non-practitioners must complete the program and demonstrate they’ve done 80 case studies, 40 of which can be met doing the on-line program and the other 40 can be earned by doing two three-day case study intensives.
Cost: $3000 for lifetime access to all online training materials, access to the closed community chatroom on Facebook, and quarterly webinars.
Additional Costs: $500 for on-site, in-person Foundations I intensive for learning field ID and herbal medicine making at Medicine Lodge Ranch in Pecos, NM (excluding travel). All course materials, lunches, and snacks are included in this fee. There will also be some expense associated with making herbal preparations at home, as well as any textbooks the student chooses to purchase.
If pursuing the Clinical Herbalism certification, an additional $750 for on-site, 3 day in-person case study immersion at Medicine Lodge Ranch in Pecos, NM (excluding travel). All course materials, lunches, and snacks are included in this fee.
Foundations of Herbalism with Christopher Hobbs
The Foundations of Herbalism correspondence course consists of 18 spiral-bound lessons comprising about 1200 pages of text. The course covers 320 herbs and 350 health conditions. The herbs are categorized by body system, each with a concise description and a picture of the plant, its action, dosage, Chinese medicine energetic principle, health benefits, and how to prepare it.
At the beginning of the course you will receive a packet of organic seeds for growing your own medicine chest herb garden.
Both the assignments and quizzes at the end of each lesson will be corrected and returned to you with personal comments. We are available by mail (35170 Lillian Drive, Philomath, OR 97370), email (email@example.com) or phone (541.929.5307) to answer any questions you may have. Visit our website at www.foundationsofherbalism.com.
Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate documenting the completion of your studies with Christopher Hobbs. There is no set time limit to complete the course.
This course offers you the essential foundation needed in order to become a professional, well-rounded herbalist, including:
• Access to over 300 health conditions and symptoms, including which appropriate herbal therapies, proper dosage, and lifestyle and dietary guidelines
• An all-inclusive section on herbs, with dosage, recommended preparations, contraindications, and in-depth information of traditional uses
• Instructions for making your own medicines—tinctures, powdered extracts, creams, salves, etc. for home or clinical use
• Guidelines for collecting, wildcrafting, harvesting, and growing herbs
• Learn the art of herbal formulation and make your own herbal formulas
• An extensive resource section for herbs, herbal products, plants, and seeds, websites, books, and periodicals
Christopher Hobbs is a 4th generation herbalist and botanist, with over 40 years’ experience with herbs. He is the author of more than 20 books on natural healthcare and herbs, a licensed Acupuncturist, and an internationally respected teacher and lecturer.
Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center
Herbal Learning Center and Farm that offers year long apprenticeship in organic herbal growing practices, organic processing and CSA and wholesale models. Fox Haven has several programs that offer year-long, day-long and weekend programs to delve into the energetics of herbs, processing fresh herbs into home remedies and how to apply herbs to anatomy and physiology studies.
Gathering Thyme School of Western Herbalism
Gathering Thyme School of Western Herbalism provides students with a strong foundation in herbal medicine with comprehensive programs as well as short-term workshops in clinical & family herbalism, natural cosmetics, aromatherapy and nutrition to promote and enhance personal well-being
Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine
Green Comfort offers botanical studies from series lectures to outdoor exploration. Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia it is rich with flora. Our 10 month programs are Foundations of Medicinal Herbalism and Herbal Apothecary, which offer a well rounded introduction to becoming an herbalist. For the advanced students we offer Clinical Practicum Training to gain hours toward AHG professional membership. We also like to play outside and provide hands-on education through; Botanical Sanctuary Apprenticeship, Farm'ocology day classes, Herb Camp and Holistic Herb Camp. We also have invited guests teachers; Matthew Wood and David Winston and others once a year. Housed in two yurts we have onsite camping for our overnight visitors. Check out our offerings and come learn from the plants.
Green Path Herb School
Imagine you are walking through the forest near your home. As you look around you, you start noticing the plants growing nearby. Imagine knowing each of these plants; understanding how to use them, when to harvest them and which parts to use. Envision being able to make these plants into medicines such as salves, oils, pills, syrups and tinctures. How would it feel to help others use these herbal medicines for healing purposes? These are the skills of an herbalist. Are you ready to follow the path less traveled? Are you interested in deepening your connection with plants and the earth? It is time to get excited about plants and awaken your passion for natural healing! Green Path Herb School empowers students to use medicinal plants for themselves, their families and as professional herbalists. We offer several herb programs designed for the beginning student to the advanced practitioner.
Join us on a journey of exploration of medicinal herbs and natural remedies! Students foster a lifelong relationship with herbs as we explore the healing power of plants and the study of herbal medicine. Our offerings include community herb classes, herbal workshops, wildcrafting trips, online herb certificate classes and programs, a school for training professional herbalists, herb books, and lots of free herbal information! Our main online courses include our Herbalist Certificate Program, Cycle Tracking and Natural Birth Control webinar, and an online self-paced program (coming soon).
Herbalist Certificate Program: now online!
A comprehensive online program catering to those interested in becoming professional herbalists, this curriculum is designed to provide a total immersion into natural healing and medicinal plants. Students will take away from this course the skill set, and confidence needed to practice herbalism. Discover a new and exciting direction in your life: explore the ancient art and modern science of herbal healing! Learn more! http://greenpathherbschool.com/herbalist-certificate-porgram/
Cycle Tracking and Natural Birth Control: An Online Workshop for Herbalists, Herb Students and Health Professionals
Learn how to avoid pregnancy naturally or achieve it! Practitioners can use this method to assess hormonal balance and aid in fertility management. Fertility Awareness can be an amazing tool to work with health issues such as flooding, dysmenorrhea, problem pregnancies, miscarriages, mid-cycle bleeding, amenorrhea, menopause, cyclic migraines, and acne. Herbal protocols will be addressed, and Elaine’s will go over her simple “Menstrual Map” tool used to address health-related issues such as painful or excessive menstruation, hormone balancing, phytoestrogens, reproductive tonics, infertility, progesterone support, and PMS. Learn more! http://greenpathherbschool.com/natural-birth-control-webinar/
Level 1 is a beginners/intermediate program for learning about herbs and establishing a foundation in herbalism
Level 2 is an advanced program that teaches the basics of clinic, with hands on diagnostic skills, tissue states and tastes with constitutional knowledge.
Hawthorn is a group of herbalists, yogis, farmers and plant people brought together by a love and commitment to serving the plants and people of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. We believe in the interlocking of human and environmental well-being and strive to live this philosophy as a daily practice. Our goal is to inspire and nurture a generation of Earth stewards and community leaders.
We offer 4 certificate programs:
425hr - Foundations Program
Our 425-hr Foundations program brings together the practices of place-based herbalism, lifestyle & embodiment, yoga & Ayurveda, sustainable farming, along with diet & nutrition. This program captures the collective knowledge and skills of the Hawthorn faculty and weaves them together into a hands-on transformative curriculum.
120hr - Herbal Field Studies Program
Our Herbal Field Studies program is designed for anyone that has a strong interest in bioregional medicine making, wild-crafting, botany, and exploring wild spaces.
The curriculum supports students to engage in the life-long contemplation of the human-plant relationship, and provides the tools necessary to connect to the natural world.
200hr - Yoga Teacher Training
This program is designed for experienced students of yoga who would like to become yoga teachers as well as those seeking more depth in their practice. We offer an integrated herbal and Ayurvedic approach to yoga with a focus on personalized practice and well-being. Classes are held at our beautiful school surrounded by our medicinal plant garden. Nourishing the body and soul through deep nature connection complements the holistic approach in our yoga practice.
120hr - Food & Farming Program
Our Food & Farming Program offers a holistic model for local food sovereignty and sustainability. Students will gain the skills necessary to grow organic food and medicine for a production farm, community garden, or backyard. Students explore and create relationship with the seasonal rhythms of sowing, harvesting, and eating.
We also offer workshops, retreats, and immersions!
Heart of Herbs Herbal School
Heart of Herbs Herbal School
Founded in 1998 we have been serving students as a school for almost 20 years. It was a dream come true, and 20 years in the making. I always say that I didn’t choose herbalism, but that herbalism chose me, you may feel the same way. We have always been at the forefront of herbal education, serving over 25,000 students worldwide.
One of the core reasons for our success has been the belief and support of each student. Our herbal students are all so individual, and each is offered individual support and care. We at Heart of Herbs Herbal School want to honor that and embrace that, and use that to ensure student success. We have had homeschooling teens to grandmothers (even Demetria’s) in our classes, we are the school for you. At Heart of Herbs, we not only encourage individuality and diversity we embrace it! We want to support our students in their lives and support them on their path.
Students choose Heart of Herbs Herbal School for many reasons like:
Fully supported online education, you will find audio, video links and other traditional learning materials.
24-7 online classroom access.
Work when you have time.
A dynamic classroom with updated resources and bonuses.
At your own pace education that supports your life.
We get you, we know you have a busy life and family and understand that you may need extra time or guidance.
Most importantly direct access to your primary instructor (Demetria Clark).
Energetic student support group to encourage herbal connections.
We know you, as a student have an active life. We want to support you, I want to support you on your journey.
Our distance learning programs are popular throughout the world, in the medical field, with midwives, lay herbalists, and aromatherapists. Over 50% of our students open their own practice or businesses (and this number is growing) upon completing the course and most of the rest already owned a business that herbals work well with or have a complimentary practice. At Heart of Herbs Herbal School, we take business and career development seriously.
Our programs include:
Certified Herbalist- https://www.heartofherbs.com/heart-of-herbs-certified-herbalist-certific...
Advanced Clinical Herbalist- https://www.heartofherbs.com/heart-of-herbs-master-herbalist-certificati...
Phytotherapy Diploma- https://www.heartofherbs.com/heart-of-herbs-phytotherapy-diploma.htm
In addition, we offer Flower Essence Certification, and NAHA Approved Aromatherapy Certification Programs.
Director Demetria Clark
I believe that herbalism is part of my soul. It is something that resonates and makes sense to me in my very core. I believe that herbalism is something to share with anyone who wants to learn. I also believe in evidence-based health care and I really feel that responsible herbalism can lead the way to vitality and health.
When I founded the school in 1998, I wanted to make a program that would work for you. I have been teaching herbal and aromatherapy classes since 1996, starting on Army bases, community colleges, and mother’s groups. This foundation allowed me to craft a program that works for all types of lives and students.
Does my name sound familiar to you? I am also the author of the best-selling books:
Herbal Healing for Children
475 Herbal and Aromatherapy Recipes
Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Healing (Live Healthy Now)
Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding.
Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials
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
2020 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.
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.
37 CEU's available for LMT's
Please see our website https://www.heart-stone.com/ for more information and dates.
Enrollment is limited to 28 participants.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR HERBALISTS
An 8-week series covering the anatomy & physiology of the body. Available year round and go at your own pace. Video lessons taught by Tammi Sweet, MS, LMT. 24 CEU's available for LMT's
TRANSITION ZONES BUNDLE ~ 7 Advanced topics on current relevant physiology ~ 26 hours of courses.
ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM & CANNABIS CLASS
MEDICINE MAKING CLASS WITH "THE PLANT"
Find us on Facebook at Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials & Instagram at Hearstonectr
Founded by Marlene Adelmann, the Herbal Academy is a global leader in herbalism education reaching 50,000 students with their online herbalist training programs. The Herbal Academy celebrates the community-centered spirit of herbalism by collaborating with a wide diversity of seasoned clinical herbalists, folk herbalists, and medical professionals to create an herbal school that presents many herbal traditions and points of view.
Whether you are looking into herbalism as a hobby or personal endeavor or preparing for a career in clinical herbalism, the Herbal Academy has designed herbalist programs and study paths to suit your goals and your educational needs. View all herbalist training programs and path packages here: https://theherbalacademy.com/courses-classes/
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.
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.
Online Entrepreneur Herbal Course: The Entrepreneur Herbal Course – though not a light course – is a breakaway program from the Advanced Herbal Course, designed specifically for students who want to jump into launching an herbal products business… now! This program is designed specifically to prepare students to run a small herbal products business in this unique and sometimes challenging field of herbalism. We can be educators and leaders in our communities, but first we need to understand the intricacies of working in the herbal market! This is a 6 unit, online course.
Online Advanced Herbal Course: Take your herbal studies to a professional level. The Advanced Herbal Course has been designed to prepare students working toward a career as professional herbal practitioners. This program will also benefit healthcare practitioners, students looking to grow in their holistic health careers, for family health care, developing herbal products businesses, herbalism education, and with additional hands-on training, clinical herbalism. The Advanced Herbal Course has been designed with the type of academic rigor that will help develop the budding professional herbalist’s knowledge base and encourage the critical thinking skills necessary for clinical herbalism. This is a 14 unit, online course.
The Herbarium: Inside the digital walls of The Herbarium membership website, 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.
Herbal Wisdom Institute
Herbal Wisdom Institute offers classes for all levels of interest in herbalism and alternative modalities. Classes focus on clinical herbalism and an eclectic vitalist approach. Classes include plant walks, medicine making, herbal medicine basics, and herbalist certification.
Herbalist certification is offered as an online, instructor led course over 6 months and is focused in clinical application of herbal medicine. This herbalist
certification course is designed to give you a strong foundation in the historical and contemporary use of Western herbs, laws and regulations governing herbal medicine, business development for the herbalist, and effective preparation and formulation of herbal
medicine to be used in clinical practice. The course reflects our holistic approach to health and healing that incorporates food, lifestyle and spirit. The program includes in-depth study of body systems from a functional perspective, with strong emphases
in nutrition and bioregional plants of the American Southwest. Additional herbalism classes are available as video courses.
Our college-level coursework is scientifically based in a highly visual, experiential, virtual learning environment. From pathology and fundamental anatomy to common Western medical solutions and their side effects, we help students understand how health conditions can develop while retaining a firm focus on holistic prevention. We then introduce and formulate herbs from around the globe, integrating Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese, Aztec, European and Russian botanicals along with their supporting clinical studies, teaching phytochemistry and human physiologic actions of each. Complete with hours of video demonstrations, students learn to custom-formulate at every stage of the learning experience.
Hill College (Holistic Wellness Pathway within the Associate of Science Biology Major)
The Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway offers a unique blend of affordable courses that can lead to an associate of science degree (if desired) as well as provide the education and training required to sit for/apply to 3 national holistic boards: NANP (holistic nutrition board certification), AHG (Registered Herbalist designation), and/or ICHWC (holistic wellness coach board certification). Students can take these classes in person or online, and all classes are eligible for financial aid and/or veteran's benefits. Thanks to the low tuition costs of Hill College, the 6 required classes that include the education and clinical training required by the above 3 national boards, as well as hands-on clinical hours, business and marketing training, and myriad aspects of herbal medicine including constitutional assessment and herbal protocol creation, plant ID and wildcrafting, herbal medicine making, and organic permaculture herb gardening come at an affordable price of around $2500 total. There is no other program that exists that offers this extensive training that is financial aid eligible for this affordable price. We can't wait to see you in class! Dr. Lori Valentine Rose (PhD), Certified Nutrition Professional (CNP), Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, Registered Herbalist (AHG)Hill College Life Sciences Instructor817-760-5892
Huckleberry Mountain Botanicals School of Herbalism
We are dedicated to cultivating confident and competent herbalists. We offer a multitude of classes throughout the year both online and in-person including wildcraft outings, hands-on seasonal workshops, beginner & intermediate herbal courses (advanced courses coming in 2021) and a monthly meetup group to "geek out" on herbs with other herbal enthusiasts.
Subjects taught include: Anatomy & Physiology for the herbalist, holistic herbal therapeutics, intro to botany, wildcrafting ethics & practices, cultivating herbs using permaculture, herbal preparations, building your materia medica, western energetics, herbal safety, history, and more.
Our goal is for each student to feel comfortable incorporating herbs into their everyday lives. We also hope to inspire them to continue their herbal education journey in order to become an active and meaningful contributor, using their unique gifts, in the world of herbalism.
Institute of Chinese Herbology
Chinese herbs and acupuncture comprise two pillars of Chinese medicine and naturally compliment each other. However, the practice of Chinese herbology is a healing system complete in itself, and achieving proficiency in its use does not require the years of extensive training in it to become a licensed acupuncturist. Furthermore, Chinese herbology can also be used effectively with Western medical practices, both conventional and alternative.
The Institute of Chinese Herbology was founded in 1986 with its proprietary herbalist education program for anyone who wants to gain a thorough understanding of Chinese herbs for promoting health. Also for practitioners in allied health fields: massage therapists, bodyworkers, chiropractors, Western herbalists, nurses, doctors, and others, who would like to broaden their practice and expertise with a complimentary health care system. People who wish to gain a working knowledge of Chinese herbs to enter advanced careers in related fields such as herb research, preparation, or sales; including people who want to enter the health field as practitioners of Chinese herbology, or people who have special health interests or health problems and wish to have the knowledge of healing.
Upon completing each class, students are awarded state CEU's and NCCAOM PDA's.
International Integrative Educational Institute
The International Integrative Educational Institute (IIEI) is an herb school, offering herbalist training, nutrition certification programs, and courses for the general public.
The IIEI provides training in a diversity of herbal traditions, bringing you the best training in the fundamentals and therapies of Ayurveda, the Western herbal traditions, and Chinese herbalism.
The IIEI is led by Course Director Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, who is supported by a highly trained diverse faculty of instructors. At the IIE you will find a variety of online courses, with offering for beginners to advanced students.
Love My Womb Academy
Love My Womb® Academy provides residential and online classes, training and certification in the sacred art of Yoni (Vaginal) Steaming for Self Care: Level I, and Goddess Steam Practitioners Training and Business Course Level II. Here's your opportunity to become certified in Yoni (Vaginal) Steaming, Womb Health, and Feminine Wellness, and increase the energy of our Divine Feminine. Learn how to create herbal therapies that assist in the relief of womb conditions, and restore health and regain balance to the womb. Learn the ways of the Medicine Woman. We will teach you how to start your very own signature based, heart-centered, Yoni Steaming business. It's so much more than putting herbs in a pot of hot water. It's a whole new world
Maryland University of Integrative Health
Maryland University of Integrative Health is one of the leading academic institutions for integrative health in the nation. Since 1974, MUIH has educated and informed practitioners and leaders in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science. Progressive graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines including graduate degrees in Clinical Herbal Medicine and Herbal Product Development are offered both on campus and online.
Midwest School of Herbal Studies
The Midwest School of Herbal Studies was founded by registered clinical herbalist Matthew Alfs, MH, RH (AHG) in 2003. We offer a Master-Herbalist Diploma Program consisting of a Western Herbalism module, an Asian (TCM + Ayurveda) Herbalism module, and an Integrative Herbalism module. Study materials consist of 2 textbooks + 1,000+ pages of workbook text + audio CDs. We also require a thesis of 24 pages or more and 60 hours of in-person workshops consisting of wild-plant walks, holistic-assessment skills, and medicine making, which can be done onsite in our home state of MN or through other approved providers in other states.
Milagro School of Herbal Medicine
Now in our 7th year, a bioregionally-based school complete with hands-on, intensive outdoor field work, medicine making, therapeutics with staff and guest instructors, and clinical experience. We take a multicultural and multiethnic approach to community wellness while maintaining a strong connection to the land of the Southwest U.S. Our students begin making herbal medicines from field collections in the first month while applying skills in a hands-on clinical environment. Begin with the Foundations in Herbal Medicine Course and advance to the Second Level with apprenticeships in our Herb Store in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contact us with any questions.
Tomas Enos, PhD, Director, Ethnobotanist and Herbalist
Natural Nurse Herbal Certification
Natural Nurse® Herbal Certification Course
Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, RH (AHG), AHN-BC
I have been learning and teaching the medicinal use of herbs since 1964, as well as providing information to thousands of individuals on how to use herbs for themselves, their patients and their families through the many books I have written, http://www.naturalnurse.com/products/books/
radio shows and podcasts,http://www.naturalnurse.com/category/radio-shows/
and online and onground classes and workshops. http://www.naturalnurse.com/events/
I get many requests for more in depth classes, and the opportunity to apprentice with me.
I teach in conventional educational settings, such as mainstream medical schools and universities, as well as with master traditional healers from a variety of cultures. It has been my honor to have studied with indigenous and master herbalists, such as JAMBA of the MAROONS in Jamaica, Michael Moore and Mimi Kemp in Bisbee Arizona, SONIA in Santa Cruz Mexico, Dr. Bernard Jensen, and a vast array of advanced herbalists.
I love to share my knowledge and experience with you, to empower you to be in charge of your health naturally.
Your Health is In Your Hands!
My Favorite Activity!- Teaching natural medicine to professionals and anyone who loves to learn.
Select courses are
CE Certified for Nurses, Midwives, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Dietitians.
You choose the topic, Herbs, Homeopathics, Energy Medicine and More!
The course is conducted via individual webinar training. Although students can also opt to join in any of the onground classes, such as journeying to Jamaica to live for a week with indigenous healers, www.ecotoursforcures.com , visiting China Town, or spending the day wildcrafting edible and medicinal plants and preparing your OWN herbal remedies to take home. http://www.naturalnurse.com/services/herb-walks-and-medicine-making/
At the time we mutually agree on, I will send you a link to a powerpoint, and then we will review the slides. As I discuss each topic, we will go into many aspects that are mentioned on each slide in a much more comprehensive way, giving you in depth data on how to collect, purchase and use each individual herb for yourself and your family. Before we complete each lecture, I will email you a specific assignment that must be completed before our next meeting. Depending on the level of the topic, it will be basic or more advanced. For example, I might ask you to go to your local health food store, and read the ‘other ingredients’ and ‘standardization claims’ on a few different herbal products. We will then discuss the significance of your findings.
For a more advanced course, I may ask you to identify 2 alkaloid and 2 glycoside substances found in a particular herb, and what medicinal value they have, along with possible adverse effects that they may provoke.
Don’t worry, if you are a beginner, we will have covered all the initial classes you would need in order to know how to access that kind of information. Since I am both a traditional wildcrafting herbalist, AND a Professor of Botanical Pharmacognocy, I can take you as far as you want to go. Therefore, this course is appropriate for both the beginner and the professional, who would like to go more deeply into understanding the world of sentient communication as well as chemical interactions between plants and humans.
Topics offered include, but are not limited to:
• Herbal Medicine
• Essential Oil Therapy
• Darkfield Microscopy
• Regulatory Compliance for those offering products in the Natural Marketplace-
( vital if you wish to avoid becoming pen pals with the FDA and FTC!)
Each class is $ 65 for one class, or $ 300 for a 5 class course.
After completing 5 classes, you will receive a certification. The certification will indicate the number of hours of study, and the level of the course work that you have completed.
Select courses offer: CE Broker Certified Credits for Nurses, Midwives, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and Dietitians!
I look forward to sharing my decades of knowledge with you, and to learn from you as well, because as a teacher, I am also a perpetual student.
For more information:www.naturalnurse.comwww.facebook.com/NaturalNurse
or call 800-829-0918
Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education
The Naturopathic Institute offers natural health programs and sustainability seminars. The learning opportunities of natural health awareness are taught in a collaborative, community driven approach. We offer classes taught by well-respected and world-renowned instructors. Classes are scheduled with the working adult in mind, with weekend classes. Seminars and additional classes are also held over the weekend. All are welcome to attend. Diploma programs start approximately every six months. Programs include: Four year naturopathy program culminating with a final diploma as a Certified Naturopath. Therapeutic Bodywork Practitioner is a one-year program preparing students to be Licensed Massage Therapists. A seven month Holistic Doula program rounds out the curriculum.
New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal Studies
A Natural Health and Herbal Studies School that offers the following Herbal Programs:
Certified Herbalist (CH) Certificate Program
Master Herbalist (MH) Diploma Program
Medicinal Herbalist (M.H.) Advanced Professional Diploma
Certified Aromatherapist Certificate (C.A.) Program
Certified Herbal Consultant Certificate (C.H.C) Program
Pacific Rim College Online
Pacific Rim College Online (PRCO) came into existence to provide you with high quality virtual education in the subjects of Holistic Health and Sustainable Living.
You may be familiar with our brick-and-mortar sister school Pacific Rim College, an award-winning institution that provides world-class education, modern research opportunities and premier clinical services in sustainable land stewardship and a variety of medical modalities.
PRCO takes the same professional approach to education; we recruit industry-leading practitioners to teach holistic medicine, mindfulness, and sustainable living. Our courses are unique in that they not only offer expert instruction but do so using high quality video production (many full of demos and live examples), so that the student can have a maximum learning benefit. Students have lifetime access to all learning materials, which includes course videos and downloadable, printable manuals.
Areas of study:
Western Herbal Medicine: Both beginner and practitioner level courses are offered for you to deepen your understanding in areas such as female hormonal health, autoimmunity and integrated approaches to treatment.
Holistic Nutrition: Explore how to treat conditions and achieve health through various perspectives including Chinese Dietary Therapy and Nourishing Traditional Diets, or take an in-depth look at Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance and Autoimmunity.
Natural Building: Extend your knowledge into sustainable living. Gain the skills to design and build a cob structure plus create and apply natural finishes through video workshops that guide you with step-by-step instructions.
Bodywork & Movement: Learn restorative physical and mental practices through courses offering Qi Gong exercises which provide benefits for both you and your patients.
Acupuncture/TCM: Courses covering Tui Na massage, Qi Gong exercises, Chinese Dietary Therapy and Ethics For Practitioners are valuable for anyone looking to expand their clinical skill set.
Doula & Birth Support: Our Pregnancy, Childbirth and Your New Baby online program launches early Dec 2019 and is a must for both the person having a baby and their birth support partner. Step-by-step guidance to help you navigate these precious times of life.
We are continually adding new course and program offerings, so do check back often!
Purple Moon Herbs and Studies
Educating Veterinarians and Pet-Lovers on Western Herbal Medicine. We are veterinarians trained in Western Herbal Medicine and other holistic modalities training veterinarians and people in allied professions on-site on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and in Delaware.
Rosemary Gladstar's The Science & Art of Herbalism
Rosemary Gladstar's The Science and Art of Herbalism Home Study Course is a ten lesson course taken at your own pace, with homework review and guidance provided by carefully selected herbalists and Rosemary herself. Though it thoroughly instills in the student the practical skills necessary to practice herbal home health care, it doesn’t ignore the rich spirit and essence of herbalism. The heart of this course is the development of a deep personal relationship with the plant world. Many of our students have written telling us that this course has been transformational and one of the most self- empowering and life-changing studies they have undertaken.
At the end of the course you will receive a beautiful certificate of completion that you can proudly display in your home, store or office! Thousands of people have taken this herbal journey with Rosemary over the past 30+ years, bringing herbal healing into their homes and communities.
As herbalism continues to spread its roots and grow in communities across the globe, Rosemary recognized that an online version of The Science and Art of Herbalism would benefit many of her students. With the same core content as the classic printed version, online students will benefit from all of the magic of the digital world – from videos, online peer communities, an herb of the month feature and a faster turnaround time on homework review.
Rosemary weaves the magic of nature, a reverence for life and a commitment to share the wisdom of herbs with others throughout her teachings. For more information you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://scienceandartofherbalism.com
Unique program that combines herbs and foods to give an in depth herbal training to those interested in pursuing a career in herbalism or looking to add herbal and food therapy to their repertoire.
Deepening your connection to Earth to better understand the plants.
We will dive deep into food preparation and differences in cultivation methods both past and present. The importance of soil and the ecosystem to our overall health and wellness. You will learn basic cooking and preparation along with how to avoid AGEs (Advanced Glycation End Products).
You will learn basic medical terminology and communicating with the allopathic/conventional medical practitioner. Basic Human Science to include Anatomy & Physiology and Holistic Nutrition.
Dive deeper into plant identification, ethical harvesting vs. cultivation, and develop a materia medica.
Past and Present Herbal Philosophy will be taught in Eastern, Western, Ayurvedic, and Folk. We will explore the similarities and overlaps between each philosophy and begin the discussion of energetics to heighten your plant knowledge
As your Journey continues you will learn therapeutic protocols using herbs and foods. Develop an understanding of Plant energetics and pathways with medicinal herbs and foods. Develop Food protocols and infuse medicinal herbs into your culinary creations. Develop Herbal protocols and advance medicine making skills.
Dive deeper into protocols, pathology, and biochemistry. Your relationship with plants will deepen as we discuss the science behind the evolution of plants and Earth. Our relationship with land will be explored in depth.
As we continue to build the materia medica you will also develop techniques to use with clients to build successful protocols including, but not limited to, lab review, and effective communication with the conventional practitioner.
This course also includes fermentation, traditional foods, food energetics, gardening, importance of soil, business development and marketing.
Customization of courses available. Start anytime.
Abundant Blessings and Walk in Peace.
Sacred Journey School of Herbalism
An herbalist is someone who lives at the edge between the world of people and the world of the plants. We are stewards of the medicinal plants, of the natural world, and of the Earth herself. Herbalists connect people with plants so that they may partner with them on a healing journey. Herbalists also train others who wish to learn this sacred craft. It is our sacred joy and honor to do the work we do. The path of the herbalist is, ultimately, a sacred journey.
Sacred Journey School of Herbalism reflects Ginger Webb’s deep love for the plants and for humanity; her study with the late great herbalist Michael Moore; her years of experience making plant-based medicines; her explorations of east Indian philosophies including Ayurveda, Kundalini Yoga, and the chakra system; her geeky passion for botany, wild plants, and plant families; her reverence for the wisdom of the ancients; and her belief that we all have access to the healing wisdom of the plant world simply by virtue of the fact that we are alive and share consciousness with all life.
In addition to the programs and classes taught by Ginger Webb, we offer classes throughout the year taught by other herbalists and teachers. To stay in the loop about new upcoming classes, please subscribe to our email newsletter at gingerwebb.com.
Sacred Plant Traditions
Sacred Plant Traditions is an educational center offering classes for all levels of students - from the absolute beginner to the accomplished practitioner looking to deepen their understanding and relationships with plant medicines. Our classes range from how to create a home apothecary all the way to our celebrated Three Year Clinical Training.
Our mission is threefold:
To honor and protect the plants and sacred gifts bestowed to us for our health, nourishment, delight and spirit. Our teachings in harvest methods as well as use of herbs in the clinic reflect this. We also have a gorgeous backyard Botanical Sanctuary that is part of our dedication to working with United Plant Savers.
Empower individuals to be as self sufficient as possible in tending their own healthcare, while strengthening the bonds of reciprocity to create resilient and regenerative communities.
Train compassionate, competent clinical herbalists with a broad array of skills needed to serve their communities.
We encourage and welcome all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religious belief, cultural background, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, age or socioeconomic status.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) is an accredited, non-profit, Title 4 naturopathic medical school. Through advanced education, innovative research and hands-on clinical training, SCNM's Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree program blends science with natural healing.
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Stemming from natural inclinations and experiences with Medicine Plant studying,
A school was formed and continues for 23 years now.
All the many aspects of our herbalist education program courses stem from experiential understandings gained in the past four decades by the author and director, JoAnna sanchez. Our herbalism training is taught by community herbalists who have also answered the calling of herbalism. Together, as a team with expertise in the gamut of herbal skills, academic and immersed education is provided with guidance and council in safe times at our onsite educational space that provides wonderful resources to students both in the classroom and out of doors. By design, the Herbal program at SWIHA is one where many aspects of Herbalism are taught and practiced.
Herbalists do well to be able to identify and know plants in their native habitats, to have understanding of plant chemistry and its solubility for remedy preparation and production, to practice growing and caretaking the living sources of our education and medicines, to have a broad knowing of many herbs, to gain skills in formulation and dispensing, to have the capacity for research and writing and teaching about the plant medicines, and to practice working with others to support goals towards healthy lives with the safe tools of nature’s remedy.
These skills and more are taught within our learning environment in Tempe, Arizona.
Students in our accredited herbalism training program also have the advantage of the larger context of a school that is a wholistic healing environment where other possibilities exist to learn skills that companion with the craft and science of Herbalism well which include holistic nutrition, flower essence training, and physical healing arts and much more.
Are You Called to Become an Herbalist?
Our graduates are serving as herbal remedy producers, guides for plant exploration hikes, teachers of herbal agriculture, chefs, herbal consultants to private clients and more. You will learn to write herbal research literature, speak publicly about the benefits of herbs, create herbal products for retail, and provide one-on-one wellness coaching. We offer many program options, ranging from an introductory certificate in herbal remedies for those interested in personal exploration to an AOS Degree program where you can tailor your education to the vision of your future business. Our Western Herbalism classes are all offered on our main SWIHA campus in Tempe, Arizona.
How Our Herbalism Program Ensures Your Success!
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts is an award-winning, nationally accredited college focused on supporting our conscious community as they become pioneers of modern, holistic wellness modalities. We offer lifetime entrepreneurial support to students and graduates and build business development courses in to our diploma and degree programs tailored uniquely to holistic entrepreneurship.
Our Western Herbalism program is one of the most comprehensive in the United States, focused on native flora and sustainable wild crafting practices. SWIHA is a member of the American Herbalists Guild, an association of herbal practitioners which uplifts clinical herbalism as a viable profession rooted in ethics, competency, diversity, and freedom of practice.
WE OFFER THREE PROGRAMS:
Certificate of Excellence:
Western Herbalism – Holistic Herbal Remedies 100 Hours
If you’re interested in personal development or simply curious about plant medicine, this certificate offers an introductory herbalism training and a well-rounded overview of the essentials of herbalism. You will be introduced to the awe-inspiring world of plants and, most importantly, learn an appreciation for this kingdom and a sense of stewardship for our earth companions. This program gives you entry into the path of the herbalist, providing an ability to proceed in an educated manner to learn, use, and work with plant medicines.
Western Herbalism - 745 Hours
If you want to participate in hands-on herbalism work, including field work in diverse Southwest ecosystems which will allow you to become familiar with local plant life and encourage sustainable wild crafting practices, our diploma program may be a fit for you. You will have practical, guided intermediate application and experience in seven arenas: herb cultivation, research writing, and teaching herbalism in the community, retail work, supervised clinic and botanical pharmacy. The herbalism core is further enhanced with science courses including Pathology, Homeopathy and Biosciences, making the connection between body and earth complete. Completing this program allows you to serve as a professional herbalist and create a productive, enriching, sustainable, successful work life!
Western Herbalism - 60 Credit Hours
Earning Associate Degree in Holistic Health Care Concentrations in Western Herbalism gives you the framework and experience to become a professional, successful, qualified Herbalist with a myriad of business opportunities for you to build. Encompassing all topics included in the diploma program, your knowledge of the practice of plant medicine will be enriched by electives such as the psychology of addiction, herbal remedies for babies & children, and a concentration of your choice: Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Yoga Teacher Training, Whole Foods Culinary Specialist, Life Coaching or Hypnotherapy.
SWIHA is a nationally-accredited college approved by the United States Department of Education. Students enrolled in programs of 600 hours or more may qualify for Federal Student Aid in the form of Pell grants and student loans. Title IV Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
The director and administrator of Botanica herb school atSouthwest Institute of Healing Arts
JoAnn Castigliego Sanchez, RH.
A natural attraction and affinity to plants began in childhood, as it is with many an herbalist.
Fate directed JoAnna to an herbal shoppe in the late 1970’s where a 3rd generation New England herbalist modeled her craft through mentoring for many months and next to the Arizona desert to mentor again awhile with an Italian American who knew the herbal ways from European family traditions.
College degreed and trained in social work, forestry, natural resource development and botany, I am primarily self-taught as an Herbalist during these past four decades.
I was influenced by many American herbalists such as mark Blumenthal, chris hobbs, cascade Anderson geller, Donald yance, roy upton, Michael tierra, Michael moore, Daniel Gagnon, paul Bergner and others in workshop and conventions during the first chapters of my career in the natural products industry as retailer, broker, and educator. All had personal and direct influence on my beginning understandings of our herbal heritage.
Following my first decade of introduction, retail and clinical beginnings further encouraged private study. I have been influenced by the work of dr. bill Mitchell, dr. john Christopher, Stephen buhner, Judith Bergner, matthew wood, sharol tilgner, rosemary gladstar and more.
I have served as an educator , gardener, wildcrafter, apothecary host and clinician ever since. My work renders itself from Nature and Her environments. Through times of practical learning and consistent, diligent study, endowed interest, longstanding curiosity, experience in the field, learning botany, keen observation of morphology and life cycles of the plants, I have learned of Earth’s wondrous kindom.
This has been the motivation to proceed in my exploration and continue following the herbalist path as my vocation and calling. It is an ardent admiration of Trees, Flowers, Grasses, meadow, forest, and seashore in earthly gardens that provides the substance that lends me to attune, harvest, research, process, produce, dispense, and administer the remedies of Nature’s offerings.
This is my work, this is my life, to journey close and near to these Green Folk all my days.
The gift of being an Herbal educator is the outcome of my affinity and earnest attempt to be a mindful caretaker of the Earth places where the medicine plants are.
Tao Holistics Academy
A division of Tao Holistics, herbal & functional medicine practice, the Tao Holistics Academy teaches students how to master the art of Herbalism. We currently offer two certifying courses in Herbal Medicine.
Herbalism I: Therapeutic Herbalism
Herbalism II: Advanced Herbalism
These courses cohesively train you to become a different kind of Herbalist. We teach from a functional medicine perspective that not only includes appropriate use of botanicals, but also seeks to identify and address the root causes of imbalance, no matter how severe.
Your journey with us is an immersive experience, even when you choose online learning. This in-depth, comprehensive program emphasizes hands-on learning, critical thinking, global herbal research, and more. You may register for one or both classes at a time.
Ready to begin or continue your journey?! Enroll today by contacting us or visiting us online! For course details, please visit http://www.taoholistics.com/courses.
Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine
Terra Sylva’s Community Herbalism Program provides training in Western herbal medicine from a holistic and Vitalist perspective. The course begins with a firm footing in the foundational elements of Western herbalism: the flavors of herbs, influences and actions of plants on the body—what we can notice directly with our senses. We employ a traditional Vitalist approach to healing. Vitalism respects the intrinsic wisdom of the human body and seeks to recognize and support the healing force that exists within us all, using herbs, food, and lifestyle changes as fundamental therapies. These time-honored skills and methods are deepened by in-depth lessons in modern botany, plant chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, and the study of disease.
At the same time, our program emphasizes immersion in nature and experiential learning. Whether outdoors on plant walks or in the classroom, we are always with the plants, studying them botanically and experiencing them sensually, learning their temperaments and their actions on our bodies. We’ll read the signs that are found on a person’s tongue, and practice clinical skills on actual patients. Throughout the year we will share the craft of medicine making in hands-on classes. We’ll cover many techniques for making plant medicine, from the intuitive art of the elixir to quick and effective tincture percolations.
We are surrounded by the famously diverse ecosystems of the Southern Appalachian mountains. The majority of herbs commonly used in the western herbal pharmacopoeia grow wild in these mountains, and many more are found growing in our gardens. These virtues make this location an unparalleled place to learn botany and plant medicine: the botany skills and plant connections that you learn here can be applied wherever you call home.
Environmentally-conscious herbalism is imperative in any setting. We teach ethical wildcrafting and emphasize the use of weedy and garden-grown plants. In this era of ecological catastrophe, we highlight the responsibility of herbalists to have conscientious relationships with their medicine.
Far beyond merely indulging a person’s curiosity about using plants as medicine, our six-month intensive training program is designed to impart the skills and knowledge that a graduate would need to begin serving their community as a holistic health educator and a provider of plant-based holistic health care. Community herbalism is a powerful, indeed crucial element in the creation of a grassroots alternative to the unsustainable, ill-informed, and unjust conventional health care system. Our school exists for those who want to be a part of that grassroots alternative.
Attending to community wellness implies recognizing the impact of structural oppression on the health of individuals and communities. The effects of racism, misogyny, poverty, transphobia and homophobia are important aspects of health and dis-ease. The Terra Sylva School makes clear the links between societal and individual ills. We incorporate anti-oppressive practice and education into our school’s curriculum. We acknowledge the enormous debt that North American herbalism owes to Native people without fetishizing or appropriating Native culture. We adhere to feminist values but avoid gender essentialism, and use trans-inclusive language. We believe firmly in teacher accountability. We value the experience of our students, are receptive to feedback, and will do our best to share knowledge effectively and maintain a safe space for all in the classroom.
The Bitter Herb Academy
The Bitter Herb Academy offers expert curriculum developed by experienced aromatherapist, herbalist, author, and teacher Amber Robinson. Amber is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild(AHG) and a Level 2 NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist with the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy(NAHA). Courses include:
-Essential Oil Distillation (copper still discounts available)
-Wildcrafting & Botany
All courses are online & self-paced
The Hermit’s Grove Master Herbalist Program
Beyerl’s work as herbal author and educator. Conceived in the 1980s in Minneapolis under a different name, over the years it evolved into our Master Herbalist Program with our 45,000 square foot private botanical garden, with more than a third of our 4,000 book research library directly relevant to the MHP. The MHP is in-depth with no two students moving at the same pace. As a consequence, it is ideal for the correspondent student but does require self-motivation. The MHP is a non-profit educational program. Beyerl and all volunteers donate 100% of our labor and time as our gift to the serious student who is committed to a quality herbal education. There are 100 Units, a pay-as-you-go program, so that the student can afford books, herbs, equipment and time. The MHP covers herbal horticulture, and typical coursework. We also cover anatomy and physiology in ten courses; more than 100 infectious diseases and other conditions, history, ethics and more. To date more than 50% of those who complete the program are RNs. Although challenging due to its depth, my goal is to bring the most education for the least student expense. The program itself, not counting books, herbs and equipment the student will need, is under $3,000 at $30.00 per unit with some reduced options available. Information and application: $5.00 which includes the most current description of the program (in detail), an application form, the current edition of The Hermit’s Lantern and a complete catalog. If you live outside North America, please send $6.50 in U.S. funds.
The Human Path / Herbal Medics Academy
From the south (from 1604 & 281):
From 1604 and 281 it is approximately 7.5 miles to the property. At about the 7-mile mark, you will pass Borgfeld Rd.
Shortly after that you will pass the entrance to the "Country Place" subdivision on your right (East), which has a big sign
marking it. You'll be traveling downhill, and about 1/4 mile after the Country Place turn-in, will see a small cluster of
shops, with the United Methodist Church as part of it. This turn-in is just before you hit the bridge that crosses Cibolo
Creek. If you cross the bridge, you'll see a Valero gas station on your right, and will have gone too far.
NOTE: When you cross the creek and arrive basically at my property border (driving along it, it will be on your left and
the creek on your right.
As you turn into the Church parking lot, you'll see that there's a small road that parallels 281, but runs down to the
creek. Follow this road and bear to the right at the creek. It will cross over the creek after a few hundred yards, and just
on the other side of the creek, up a short hill, you'll see a brown, double gate with a chain locking it, the address and a
no-trespassing sign on it. This is the quarry.
NOTE: When you cross the creek and arrive basically at my property border (driving along it, it will be on your left and
the creek on your right) you will see a gate on your left. This gate will appear right after crossing the creek and driving up
a short hill. This first gate on your left is the first of 4 gates that lead into the property. THIS FIRST GATE IS NOT THE GATE
YOU WILL BE USING. It is marked with a sign that says "#1" and a sign that reads 'Texas Resources'. Keep driving and
count the gates. The 4th gate has the
address on it and will usually be open unless you're really early for a class. The gate has a sign that reads "#4". That is the
gate to drive into the property through.
Go forward past the caretaker RVs on the right and the hobbit house being built on the left, and follow the 'parking' sign
around the bend to the left where you will see a parking area and a vintage old red pickup truck.
THE STUDIOS AT FLORIDA SCHOOL OF HOLISTIC HEALTH
"Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also love of humanity." - Hippocrates
The Florida Holistic School of Health is dedicated to preserving many of the lost arts and ancient healing modalities that has kept families healthy for centuries. Our courses are formulated by Master Herbalist Donna McGee. Donna graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Elementary Education and worked for Central Wyoming & Wyoming Adult Disabilities for four years as an Educator/ Workshop Trainer for special needs adults. She was first introduced to Herbal Medicine by my Grandmother and has fond memories of making soap with my Father; being a student of Yoga for many years the green of the earth started to call her. In 1982, she moved to Florida, and took her first herbalist course from Clayton College by mail and fell in love with the art of herbal medicine. Her children were raised on Herbal Medicine and her daughter uses some of the remedies she was taught as a child. After much reading of Gladstar, Donna enrolled in her online courses. Gladstar's style of teaching a breath of fresh air, but Donna still wanted a more clinical study so she could teach others how to make their own herbal medicines. In 1989, Donna enrolled in The School of Botanical Medicine in Orlando FL. After finishing that three-year comprehensive herbal studies program she went on to finish two graduate level clinical courses there as well. Donna continues to study intensively with other respected herbalist so she can share her knowledge of the body and its amazing ability to heal itself in her Herbalism Classes.
The University of America
The university is an independent Baptist institution with its administrative headquarters in Willemstad, Curacao, Florida and California, United States. The university runs its programs through a hybrid of distance-learning and on campus for the science and arts programs requiring practicum.
The University of America is licensed to operate by the Ministry of Economic Development (License no: OFS 0649/2019) and gazetted in the official Curacao Commercial Register with no:150998 and is approved to award all academic degrees and titles by the Royal Charter granted to it by the Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science, Culture & Sports, Curacao with Charter Zaaknr. 2018/45709.
Please contact for all Naturopathic and Herbal Medicine degrees. www.uoac. www.uoa.edu.cw. www.ua-edu.us
Nestled in the hills of Western Massachusetts, Thyme Herbal is a sanctuary for healing and education. Herbalist, Brittany Wood Nickerson weaves her unique training in Western Herbalism, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda, cooking, nutrition, and plant spirit healing into curriculums that are engaging, diverse, detailed and empowering. Thyme Herbal offers a two-year herbal apprenticeship program and workshops on topics related to herbal medicine, nutrition, and earth-based ritual and spirituality. Hands-on, skill-oriented learning and personal empowerment are emphasized. Thyme Herbal offers an educational path for those interested in learning about herbal medicine for personal development and home use as well as for those working to support career goals in the healing arts. Brittany's Introductory Apprenticeship and most popular class, The Art of Home Herbalism is also offered online - blending video and audio lessons with at-home activities and reading assignments.
Brittany teaches History and Use of Herbs in the Kitchen at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is the author of Recipes from the Herbalists Kitchen, The Herbal Homestead Journal, Cooking for Winter Health Wellness, and Sacred & Mysterious. She also authors a series of herbal posters made in collaboration with artist and illustrator Chelsea Granger.
THE ART OF HOME HERBALISM
An introduction to the practice of using medicinal herbs and whole foods to heal yourself and others.
This apprenticeship is designed to introduce you to the world of Western herbalism and give you the tools to be an effective and empowered home herbalist. You will meet the plants in their environment and learn the art of herbal medicine as it relates to your own health and the earth.
Topics Include: Medicine Making, Plant Identification, Harvesting, Drying, Storing, Body System Therapeutics (For the Nervous, Digestive, Lymphatic, Immune Systems and Skin), Nutrient-dense Foods and Food Preparation, Seasonal Eating, and Fermentation.
THE ART OF HOME HERBALISM ONLINE
A unique opportunity to study herbal medicine remotely, in community with others!
Topics Include: Medicine Making, Harvesting, Wildcrafting, Drying, Storing, Body System Therapeutics (For the Nervous, Digestive, Lymphatic, Immune Systems and Skin), Nutrient-dense Foods and Food Preparation, Herbal First Aid, Seasonal Cooking and Self-care, Seasonal and Elemental Energetics.
The Class Includes: 8 Instructional Videos, Over 20 Recorded Audio Lessons, Handouts and Recipes, At-Home Activities, Reading Assignments from Assigned Texts, Class Message/Discussion Board, Monthly Discussion Groups, and a printed and illustrated course booklet.
ADVANCED HERBAL APPRENTICESHIP
Venture deeper into the world of medicinal plants, the body and healing with the perspectives and tools of Ayurveda.
With an introductory foundation in plant medicine, the body and energetics already in place, this course dives into the depths of constitutional medicine using the tools and wisdom of Ayurveda – the 5,000 year old healing tradition of India. The tools of Ayurveda offer the opportunity to move past seeing health as a series of diseases and symptoms to an understanding of the unique constitution of each individual. With this authentic assessment in place, there is the opportunity to support balance and optimal health of mind, body and spirit through diet, herbs and lifestyle. In this course, we will learn the basic philosophical and energetic underpinnings of Ayurveda including the 3 Gunas, the 5 elements and the 3 Doshas and how they manifest in balance and imbalance; in the universe, plants and the human body. We will focus on the use of herbs from the western material medica, adding the energetics and applications of the Ayurvedic perspective. During the later part of the course students will have the opportunity to complete community intakes and present those case studies to the group for feedback and support.
Topics Include: Introduction to Ayurvedic philosophy, Thorough analysis of the primary energetic forces of Ayurveda: The Gunas, elements and Doshas, Energetics of plants, people and illness/imbalances, Materia medica of western herbs through an Ayurvedic lens, Seasonal self-care for all constitutional types including diet, lifestyle and herbal support, Herbal formulary, Assessment and intake tools, Creating thorough and sustainable support protocols for clients and community members, Follow up strategies and approaches for working with clients, Case study presentation and feedback.
RITUAL FOR RECONNECTION
Learn the art of creating ritual and ceremony for everyday self-care, intention setting, seasonal transitions, and major life thresholds.
The integration of simple rituals into everyday life, throughout the seasons of the year and at major life thresholds create containers through which we can navigate our world and more deeply connect with ourselves, others, culture, and place. Ritual and ceremony have long been used to bridge gaps, transcend difference, gives thanks, heal, move through transition, and connect more deeply with our world. All spiritual systems use ritual as a way to cultivate connection with the unknown and help create context and meaning. In this course, we will explore the elements of ritual and aspects of earth-based spirituality to learn how to create simple and more involved rituals and ceremonies for ourselves, our families and within our communities – giving us the tools to develop a deeper sense of connection within all aspects of our lives. We will also explore ritual as a contextual life tool for helping us to remember – remember our roots, our deepest, most authentic selves, intentions for our lives, our ancestral stories, and how to follow our hearts, even amidst challenge and chaos.
Topics Include: Basic elements of ritual for everyday self-care, intention setting, earth-honoring, seasonal transitions, and major life thresholds. The practice of creating various types of altars and sacred, safe space. The use of aromatic plants and herbal medicine to promote connection and access deep intuitive knowing. Skills and tools for practicing non-judgment and the art of deep listening. How to make and use plant, stone and spirit essences. Everyday rituals for mealtimes, morning and bedtime, setting boundaries and intentions. Ritual and ceremony for seasonal transitions; equinoxes, solstices, and cross-quarters. Ritual and ceremony for major life thresholds; birth, death, menarche, menopause, moving, relationship transitions, marriage, separation, and other major life transitions.
Trinity School of Natural Health
Trinity School of Natural Health offers the most comprehensive online natural health education in the country. Drawing on decades of experience, we provide the knowledge to help you transform your life and improve the world, one client at a time. We offer 12 distinct holistic health programs, including the Certified Master Herbalist, which are delivered through an interactive online classroom. Your learning process is guided by instructors with practical expertise who can help you turn your passion for natural health into a rewarding career.
Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism
VCIH offers intensive learning opportunities for students at every stage of herbal education. Our programs are rooted in a commitment to ecological and social justice and repair and emphasize a culture of relationship and responsibility as foundational to collective and individual health. There are four years of training available, serving students just beginning their herbal journey, as well as those with considerable experience. We offer an 8-month Herbal Roots Apprenticeship (210 hours), a 1-year Family Herbalist program (308 hours) and a 3-year Clinical Herbalist program (1356 hours).
*In 2021, we expect to offer some (possibly all) of our programs in hybrid formats, allowing folks to attend without relocating for the first time. We are developing these changes in response to COVID-19 and plans are evolving as of May 2020. Updates will be made to our website as they become available.*
Herbal Roots: This program emphasizes hands-on, embodied learning and is ideal for those who are new to herbs, but keen to make them part of their daily lives. This course provides a thorough introduction to using herbs for self-care, splitting students’ time between garden, lab and classroom. Additional topics include an introduction to our relational and justice-focused orientation to herbalism, the history of herbal medicine, fundamental energetic concepts, and basic physiology of body systems.
Family Herbalist/ Clinical Year 1: This year is a combination of hands-on skill development, and didactic time in the classroom, providing more complex medicine-making skills, introductory coverage of phytochemistry and pharmacology, student-led skill sharing, holistic physiology, in-depth coverage of materia medica, and therapeutic approaches to common system dysfunctions.
Clinical Year 2 — This year focuses on understanding more complex system dysfunctions (both energetically and physiologically), as well as the social and ecological determinants of health, intermediate coverage of phytochemistry and pharmacology, developing critical thinking and clinical strategies, and grounding in the logistical and relational skills of a practitioner.
Clinical Year 3 — This year brings the learning from the first two years to the clinical relationship. In addition to continued study of complex health conditions and materia medica, students see clients under supervision in the community clinics, while also developing a business plan for their future work as herbalists, and practice sharing their knowledge through community teaching.
Well of Indigenous Wisdom School
Well of Indigenous Wisdom School works with students to discover themselves as healer, learn Materia Medica of widely used herbs worldwide, tropical and Caribbean plants (locals), and master clinical skills to lift up communities. The concepts of the school are based on indigenous wisdom. Indigenous wisdom is a universal indigenous language that speaks through the elements and nature. We focus on using this language to understand modern pathologies and phenomena to better merge plant medicine to people.
Olatokunboh Obasi MSc, RH (AHG), CNS is a wellness professional in herbal medicine, nutrition and indigenous ways of practice. She is an educator/founder of Well of Indigenous Wisdom school for herbal medicine and African cosmology. Puerto Rico Coordinator for Herbalists without Borders International & Owner of Omaroti a wellness shop for wellbeing. Birth doula, yoga and dance instructor, author, presenter and healer, her devotion is to serve humanity and care-take the earth.
Instagram & Facebook: Omaroti: Well of Indigenous Wisdom www.wellofindigenouswisdom.com
Herbalists without Borders International: http://herbalistswithoutborders.weebly.com/puertorico.html
White Pine Institute
We offer a three year training program in Chinese herbal medicine.
Wild Rose College of Natural Healing
The Wild Rose College of Natural Healing began as a brick & mortar herbal college in Calgary, Alberta, Canada by Terry Willard, Ph.D. in 1975.
Today all Wild Rose College Diploma programs (from Practical Herbalist to Master Herbalist), are available on-line, from anywhere in the world, with in-person apprenticeship placements available to Clinical Herbal Apprenticeship students.
The emphasis of Wild Rose College is on wholism– the integration of the body, mind and spirit, and each course reflects this approach within an up-to-date, interactive, on-line platform. Each lesson is broken down into user-friendly & digestible PDFs, videos and quizzes and can be accessed from any electronic device.
Wild Rose College of Natural Healing is proud to offer some of the most support for personalized education in the industry, including monthly live webinars and bi-monthly herbal intensives in our Wild Rose Village, with school administrators available 5 days a week for course support.
Programs and access to On-line Community here: www.wildrosecollege.com
Wild Women Herb School
The Wild Women Herb School aims to strengthen ancestral plant wisdom through seasonal wildcrafting apprenticeships and workshops in Puyallup, WA. Our programs focus on the inherent plant knowledge we all possess from centuries of plant healing from our ancestors and each class is deeply-rooted in inherent plant magic, energetic medicine making and traditional seasonal practices that tie in with folklore and mythology.
We offer two 12-week local apprenticeships in the Spring and Fall where we deep-dive into plants and their associated body systems each week, along with the magic myth and medicine of each plant. It is here that we provide hands-on herbal education and training for ethically harvesting healing plants throughout the Pacific Northwest and it is our hope to create and strengthen a community of healers with a deep love of plant medicine.
We also offer monthly workshops, plant walks and a Patreon option for those unable to attend the apprenticeships or workshops locally. Here you can find dozens of detailed plant monographs, foraging videos and all the basics you need to know to get you started with ethical wildcrafting this season! https://www.patreon.com/wildwomenherbschool
We hope you can come join us either in-person or online. Greenest blessings on your plant path.
Wintergreen Botanicals Education Center
Wintergreen Botanicals Education Center
Wintergreen Botanicals offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced herbalist study programs in the Allenstown, NH classroom and online. The primary instructor is clinical herbalist Maria Noel Groves, RH (AHG), author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care. Maria combines Western herbalism with holistic anatomy, physiology, and pathology, whole foods nutrition, and lifestyle approaches. Wintergreen Botanicals' down-to-earth approach combines the latest botanical research and evidence-based medicine with traditional and experiential knowledge of the plants. We primarily cover herbs that can be grown or wildcrafted in a temperate/northern climate and/or are commonly available in commerce. A strong foundation in hands-on remedy making is included in all program options. The introductory/intermediate Home Herbalist Series and Beyond the Home Herbalist Series are available on-site and online. The advanced Herbalist Intensive Training Program is only available on-site at this time. Students receive certificates upon completion of each program.