Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

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Mar
20
Fri
Traditional Herbalist Course
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Traditional Herbalist Certification

Shoots: Advanced Training

Traditional Herbalist Certification, 350 hrs

PastedGraphic-4Dates: March 15 to November 7, 2015

Course Length: A Nine Month Experiential Journey through the Appalachia growing season

View the 2015 Traditional Herbalist tentative schedule HERE!

Outstanding instructors include: Joseph Allawos, Luke Cannon, Mateo Ryall, Ceara Foley, Melissa Fryar, Lisa Ganora, Jessica Godino, Robin Allison, Joseph, Immel, Turtle, Joie Power, Camilo Sanchez, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as: Richo Cech, David Crowe, Phyllis D. Light, David Winston and Sheri Winston!

From the early woodland wildflowers of spring, lush medicinal flowers of summer, to hardy roots of fall, immerse yourself in the full cycle of the Appalachian growing season. Advance your skill level by learning the art of Integrative Herbalism; understanding ancient Eastern assessment skills and selecting herbs appropriate for the whole person.

Deepen your knowledge of nature’s universal principles as well as your own self- awareness. This course is designed for the student of Herbalism who desires to refine their practical skills. Hands-on classes in gardening, beekeeping and medicine making, and plant ID bring the world of holistic health to life.

This program is appropriate for both the developing professional and those seeking greater attunement with themselves through the plant kingdom. Students are encouraged to develop their own definition of healing. We use meditation, dance, ritual, and sharing to promote personal empowerment. Students develop a clear understanding of their passions and career goals.

PastedGraphic-8Hands-on experience: Retain lifelong sustainability skills by participating in the stewardship of Soulflower Botanical Sanctuary. Each student increases their wisdom by experiencing the life cycle of a plant ally from placement to packaging. Through this process students learn Permaculture and organic gardening, plant guilds and companion planting, identification and usage of weeds, soil prep, composting, harvesting, seed saving, medicine making, and monitoring of plant growth.

Self-Healing: Provide long-term support for your own healing process through the use of herbs, cleansing, nutrition, and energy work. This class has a profound life changing effect on participants. Apply your expanding knowledge outside the classroom with creative homework that challenges and reinforces what you learn in class.

Learn Through Community: A crucial part of the learning comes from the unique perspectives experienced within the group itself. Your intuition, sharing, and sense of community centered around wild medicines and sustainable living skills brings the study to life. Time spent in the woods and camping strengthens these bonds. We seldom, if ever, allow visitors in the course to better provide a safe supportive environment for self-discovery in a circle of allies.

Topics covered include:

  • Materia medica of over 150 herbs
  • Holistic support for childbearing
  • Preventative health care
  • Nutrition & wild foods
  • Beekeeping & apitherapy
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Pathology and treatment protocols
  • Sustainable Wildcrafting
  • Plant pharmacology
  • Herbal formulation
  • Energy anatomy
  • Earth ceremony
  • Herbal support for the family
  • Aromatherapy & skin care
  • Spiritual properties of plants
  • Blood & liver cleansing techniques
  • Practical botany
  • Flower essences
  • Constitutional analysis
  • Case studies
  • Edible & medicinal mushrooms
  • Permaculture
  • Organic & lunar gardening
  • Systems of healing: Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Native American and Folk Traditions Ayurveda and doshic considerations

Prerequisites/Requirements: This is an advanced certification course for graduates of entry level ASHH courses.  Commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance (students who miss more than 10% of the total class hours will not receive certification), commitment to home study which must be completed to receive certification. Home study projects include: 100 wildflower herbarium, short papers, reading, case studies, oral presentation, tea formulation & medicine making.

This course is designed to promote one’s own self healing through expanded awareness and rigorous honesty; please enroll prepared to go through a personal transformation. Must be 21 years of age by the first day of class.

An interview with the director is required to ensure all students are aware of the commitment level involved in the class and prepared to meet it. A $250 deposit is to hold your space in class is required immediately after acceptance. Please bring a method of payment to your interview. Should your plans to attend change, the deposit is refundable up until 2 weeks before the first day of class.

Students meeting all course requirements receive certification for 350 hours due to extensive home study

Tuition: $2,900 if paid in full by March 5th, $3,200 if making payments

Herbal tea served at each class, wild foods prepared on the weekends.

“This program is what I will base the rest of my botanical career on. I think it is so important to hear and understand the spirit and heart of the herbs, and this is exactly what I needed to continue on my path. I can’t say thank you enough.” -Traditional Program Graduate

PLEASE NOTE! Our 2015 Traditional Herbalist class is full! If you are interested, please submit an application indicating that you would like to be on the wait list.

Click here to download application

Mar
21
Sat
Traditional Herbalist Course
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Traditional Herbalist Certification

Shoots: Advanced Training

Traditional Herbalist Certification, 350 hrs

PastedGraphic-4Dates: March 15 to November 7, 2015

Course Length: A Nine Month Experiential Journey through the Appalachia growing season

View the 2015 Traditional Herbalist tentative schedule HERE!

Outstanding instructors include: Joseph Allawos, Luke Cannon, Mateo Ryall, Ceara Foley, Melissa Fryar, Lisa Ganora, Jessica Godino, Robin Allison, Joseph, Immel, Turtle, Joie Power, Camilo Sanchez, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as: Richo Cech, David Crowe, Phyllis D. Light, David Winston and Sheri Winston!

From the early woodland wildflowers of spring, lush medicinal flowers of summer, to hardy roots of fall, immerse yourself in the full cycle of the Appalachian growing season. Advance your skill level by learning the art of Integrative Herbalism; understanding ancient Eastern assessment skills and selecting herbs appropriate for the whole person.

Deepen your knowledge of nature’s universal principles as well as your own self- awareness. This course is designed for the student of Herbalism who desires to refine their practical skills. Hands-on classes in gardening, beekeeping and medicine making, and plant ID bring the world of holistic health to life.

This program is appropriate for both the developing professional and those seeking greater attunement with themselves through the plant kingdom. Students are encouraged to develop their own definition of healing. We use meditation, dance, ritual, and sharing to promote personal empowerment. Students develop a clear understanding of their passions and career goals.

PastedGraphic-8Hands-on experience: Retain lifelong sustainability skills by participating in the stewardship of Soulflower Botanical Sanctuary. Each student increases their wisdom by experiencing the life cycle of a plant ally from placement to packaging. Through this process students learn Permaculture and organic gardening, plant guilds and companion planting, identification and usage of weeds, soil prep, composting, harvesting, seed saving, medicine making, and monitoring of plant growth.

Self-Healing: Provide long-term support for your own healing process through the use of herbs, cleansing, nutrition, and energy work. This class has a profound life changing effect on participants. Apply your expanding knowledge outside the classroom with creative homework that challenges and reinforces what you learn in class.

Learn Through Community: A crucial part of the learning comes from the unique perspectives experienced within the group itself. Your intuition, sharing, and sense of community centered around wild medicines and sustainable living skills brings the study to life. Time spent in the woods and camping strengthens these bonds. We seldom, if ever, allow visitors in the course to better provide a safe supportive environment for self-discovery in a circle of allies.

Topics covered include:

  • Materia medica of over 150 herbs
  • Holistic support for childbearing
  • Preventative health care
  • Nutrition & wild foods
  • Beekeeping & apitherapy
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Pathology and treatment protocols
  • Sustainable Wildcrafting
  • Plant pharmacology
  • Herbal formulation
  • Energy anatomy
  • Earth ceremony
  • Herbal support for the family
  • Aromatherapy & skin care
  • Spiritual properties of plants
  • Blood & liver cleansing techniques
  • Practical botany
  • Flower essences
  • Constitutional analysis
  • Case studies
  • Edible & medicinal mushrooms
  • Permaculture
  • Organic & lunar gardening
  • Systems of healing: Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Native American and Folk Traditions Ayurveda and doshic considerations

Prerequisites/Requirements: This is an advanced certification course for graduates of entry level ASHH courses.  Commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance (students who miss more than 10% of the total class hours will not receive certification), commitment to home study which must be completed to receive certification. Home study projects include: 100 wildflower herbarium, short papers, reading, case studies, oral presentation, tea formulation & medicine making.

This course is designed to promote one’s own self healing through expanded awareness and rigorous honesty; please enroll prepared to go through a personal transformation. Must be 21 years of age by the first day of class.

An interview with the director is required to ensure all students are aware of the commitment level involved in the class and prepared to meet it. A $250 deposit is to hold your space in class is required immediately after acceptance. Please bring a method of payment to your interview. Should your plans to attend change, the deposit is refundable up until 2 weeks before the first day of class.

Students meeting all course requirements receive certification for 350 hours due to extensive home study

Tuition: $2,900 if paid in full by March 5th, $3,200 if making payments

Herbal tea served at each class, wild foods prepared on the weekends.

“This program is what I will base the rest of my botanical career on. I think it is so important to hear and understand the spirit and heart of the herbs, and this is exactly what I needed to continue on my path. I can’t say thank you enough.” -Traditional Program Graduate

PLEASE NOTE! Our 2015 Traditional Herbalist class is full! If you are interested, please submit an application indicating that you would like to be on the wait list.

Click here to download application

Mar
22
Sun
Flower Essence Certification
Mar 22 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Flower Essence Certification

Course Length: 10 months, meets one Sunday a month for 10 months (9:30-5:30)

Imagine spending nearly a year cultivating a very intimate relationship with the plants, in a way that deeply serves the people in your life and empowers your healing practice. Whether you are a clinical herbalist, an energy healer, a body worker, a parent, an animal lover, or just a person navigating your own journey with healing, this certification course will give you tools you will turn to for the rest of your life. Flower essences are safe and subtle plant remedies that heal at the deepest level- the causal level of disease. Flower essences are also very effective tools for becoming awakened, conscious humans. Furthermore, flower essences could easily be called the most sustainable form of herbal medicine. The perfect medicine for our times!
In this program, students will become well versed in flower essence therapy, making dozens of flower essences themselves, to kick start their home or office apothecary. We will also cultivate professional, clinical skills such as inner listening, communication, ethics and healthy boundaries. Most importantly, we will spend many of our hours together in the classroom of nature, learning to trust our ability to communicate with the plants, to understand the immense complexity of their medicines, and to become humble students of these most potent and abiding teachers.
Students will also have some take home work in association with class, including flower essence consultations with friends and family, to be turned into the instructor.

Dates:
November 9, 2014
December 7, 2014
January 18, 2015
February 22, 2015
March 22, 2015
April 19, 2015
May 17, 2015
June 14, 2015
July 12, 2015
August 23, 2015

Instructor: Daisy Marquis

Learn more about Daisy Marquis.

Tuition: $750

Mar
24
Tue
Energetic and Esoteric Herbalism
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Energetic and Esoteric Herbalism

Dates: January 20th – June 16th, 2015
Every Tuesday, 9:30-3:30 (Spring Break March 31st)

PastedGraphic-3Course Length: 6 Months

Instructor: Daisy Marquis

Read more about Daisy Marquis here.

Energetic and Esoteric herbalism is a thorough, hands-on exploration of the subtle power of plants to bring mental and emotional balance, to awaken the inherent wisdom of our organs and our souls, and to reveal to us our very purpose in incarnating.

Everything we eat, everything we smell, everything we touch affects our consciousness. We become that which we ingest as well as that with which we keep company and with which we identify.

Learn to modulate your consciousness through right food choices and through intimate relationship with special plants that imbue us at a cellular level with genuine wisdom.

In this class we will spend time making medicines of every kind, developing understanding of the balance of the elements and the organs, journeying with plant spirits and elementals, and learning to listen to and trust the voice of the plants that has always been there whispering to you, quietly calling you to your own heart…

What You Will Learn:

The course will include an introduction to flower essences, extensive human energy anatomy, simple and subtle medicine making, education related to organ systems and herbal energetics, and lots and lots of nature time. (We will spend a minimum of half our time together in sacred nature sites.)

We will go on to complete the organ system study, delve into Ayurveda and aromatherapy, MORE simple and subtle medicine making, and conclude with special student projects. Homework will be light- most all the learning done here is experiential.

Tuition Cost: $1300

Apply Now

Mar
28
Sat
Stone and Crystal Medicine
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Stone and Crystal Medicine

Dates: March-September, 2015
Last weekend of each Month
(Saturdays 10-5, Sundays 9-2)
March 28th & 29th
April 25th & 26th
May 30th & 31st
July 25th & 26th
August 29th & 30th
September 26th & 27th

Click here to see the 2015 Syllabus! (Syllabus is subject to change)

Course Length: Five months

stone cert pics 4 copyInstructor: Sarah Thomas

Read more about Sarah Thomas below.

Embody the deepest layer of natural medicine and learn to weave it into your current practice of herbalism, acupuncture, bodywork, or stay-at-home magic. Understand the origins of mineral medicine, its role throughout our history, and where it is today.

 

 

 

This course is perfect for:

  • herbalism students
  • energy healing practitioners
  • community herbalists
  • families of all shapes and sizes!

What You Will Learn:

*Study dozens of stones and their properties according to ancient Taoist texts.
*Discover how to create on-the-body stone treatments for many spiritual and physical conditions.
*Learn to alchemize, prescribe, and dose effective mineral elixirs.
*Identify and harvest stones on rock-hounding trips in the Blue Ridge mountains.
*Become a practitioner of science and magic!

About Sarah: Sarah Thomas BS, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist and owns Clarity Acupuncture in Asheville, North Carolina. She is a student of 88th generation Taoist priest, Jeffrey C. Yuen. In 2010, she implemented North Carolina’s first mineral studies course at Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism. Sarah leads rockhounding trips, brings mineral magic to her patients daily, and has been teaching stone medicine for 7 years. Her passion is helping you remember that all of the knowledge, wisdom, and magic are already inside you. Sarah won favorite teacher and favorite class (Stones for Trauma) at the 2013 Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference.

Tuition: $1099 Early Bird Special (before January 1, 2015)
$1199 (after January 1, 2015)

Payment Plans Available

Apply Here!





Apr
1
Wed
Fundamentals of Herbalism Spring ’15
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fundamentals of Herbalism

Roots (Introductory Training):

Fundamentals of Herbalism, 70 hrs

Fundamentals of HerbalismLearn life skills that can help you personally, professionally or with your family. We explore modern applications of a timeless tradition of working with the plant kingdom, tactile learning from Nature, and hands-on medicine making classes in our herb laboratory.

This is our most popular certification course and spots fill up quickly.

We offer two options to fit your schedule!

OPTION #1

13-week certification program:
Begins April 1, 2015

Classes: Wednesday, 6-9 pm, at ASHH and every other Saturday,10am- 3pm, at various outdoor locations including Soulflower Botanical Sanctuary.

View the Fundamentals Spring 2015 Schedule HERE!

OPTION #2

10-day certification program: 2015 Dates: July 30th-August 9, 2015
Classes: Every day 10am-5pm – same as the 13 week course, just condensed into 10 days (great for those coming from out of town)!

View the Fundamentals Infusion 2015 Schedule Here!
Topics covered include:

  • Ayurveda and doshic considerations
  • Wildcrafting and plant identification
  • Medicine Making (Salves, Tinctures, oils, etc.)
  • Herbs for men, women, children, & childbearing
  • Herbal support for the systems of the body
  • Natural Skin Care and Aromatherapy
  • The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
  • Mushrooms and Wild Foods
  • Flower Essences

Prerequisites: none

Cost: $650, Payment Plans Available

A $50 non-refundable deposit, which is applied to tuition, is required along with application.

NOTE: We highly recommend students purchase “The New Holistic Herbal” by David Hoffman, “Making Plant Medicine” by Richo Cech and “Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide” for this class. We have a limited number of these books for sale here at the school.

Outstanding instructors for this class include: Ceara Foley, Sandi Ford, Melissa Fryar, Daisy Marquis, Robin Allison, Luke Cannon, Joel Windfox Boyle, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as Mary Bove, ND and 7song!

“This class was very informative, helping you develop a better understanding of native plants and their uses. Everyone should take this class… even if they don’t intend to go into a career as a healer.” -Jeremy Reichmann, Summer Fundamentals class of 2008

This course serves as a prerequisite to the Traditional Program A certificate of completion is given at the end of class.

A brief application needs to be completed for class entry. Apply Now.

 

Register for our 13-week Spring 2015 Fundamentals Course:

Apr
3
Fri
Herbal Spring Tune Up
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Herbal Spring Tune Up

Friday April 3rd, 5:30-8:00 pm

 

 Come learn how to use herbs to support your body’s health during the yearly transition from winter to spring! Discuss traditional spring cleansing practices, specific herbs that support the organs of elimination, and learn which herbs grow abundantly during the spring in this area and how to use them.

With Elise Damilatis

Cost is $25

Register Now!

 

 

Apr
4
Sat
Fruit School
Apr 4 all-day

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT

Barkslip’s University of Diversity: 9th Annual Fruit School

March 9th-April 4th

Monday’s and Thursday’s 6:00-8:00 pm

*Last day field trip and picnic on the 4th*

The mission for the fruit school is to impart a sense of connection to fruiting and nutting plants. To impart that caring for them is as easy and pleasurable as eating from them. To be comfortable and feel the earth when you plant. To feel like a fish in water when you prune. To spark the fire when you harvest!

The Fruit School format has changed this year to be stretched over a month into eight 2 hr classes. Visit this page for a detailed Class Syllabus.

The cost for the 8 class series is $200
Herbal Remedies for Chronic Inflammation
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Inflammation: Saturday April 4th, 10:00-1:00

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Do you live with chronic pain or depression? Have you been diagnosed with a chronic disease? Chronic inflammation in the body has been associated with these issues and others. The nice thing is that the body is adaptable. Reducing inflammation naturally has very positive effects on the body and mind. It is always a good time to start this work!

In this class we will discuss basic physiology of inflammation, herbs for working through chronic inflammation, and lifestyle and dietary medicine to help the process. Recipes for internal and topical herbal preparations will be offered such as teas, edibles, oils, and more.

This workshop is perfect for:
*Anyone interested in herbal medicine.
*Those living with chronic pain or other chronic health conditions.
*Health conscious individuals seeking preventative care.
*Health care professionals who wish to learn about naturally reducing systemic inflammation.

Instructor BioLori Wilkins is a Holistic Clinical Herbalist and Bodywork Therapist, specializing in working through chronic issues like pain and immune dysfunction, as well as emotional and mental health concerns. Lori artfully blends her passions of plants, movement, medicine, and adventure to educate and empower clients on how best to enhance the body’s innate healing capacity. When she’s not working with clients, you can find Lori walking through the woods, exploring caves, climbing rocks, or reading a good book.

The cost of this workshop is $30

Apr
6
Mon
Traditional Herbalist Course
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Traditional Herbalist Certification

Shoots: Advanced Training

Traditional Herbalist Certification, 350 hrs

PastedGraphic-4Dates: March 15 to November 7, 2015

Course Length: A Nine Month Experiential Journey through the Appalachia growing season

View the 2015 Traditional Herbalist tentative schedule HERE!

Outstanding instructors include: Joseph Allawos, Luke Cannon, Mateo Ryall, Ceara Foley, Melissa Fryar, Lisa Ganora, Jessica Godino, Robin Allison, Joseph, Immel, Turtle, Joie Power, Camilo Sanchez, and Corinna Wood. (Not all instructors may be present each session.)

With amazing guest teachers such as: Richo Cech, David Crowe, Phyllis D. Light, David Winston and Sheri Winston!

From the early woodland wildflowers of spring, lush medicinal flowers of summer, to hardy roots of fall, immerse yourself in the full cycle of the Appalachian growing season. Advance your skill level by learning the art of Integrative Herbalism; understanding ancient Eastern assessment skills and selecting herbs appropriate for the whole person.

Deepen your knowledge of nature’s universal principles as well as your own self- awareness. This course is designed for the student of Herbalism who desires to refine their practical skills. Hands-on classes in gardening, beekeeping and medicine making, and plant ID bring the world of holistic health to life.

This program is appropriate for both the developing professional and those seeking greater attunement with themselves through the plant kingdom. Students are encouraged to develop their own definition of healing. We use meditation, dance, ritual, and sharing to promote personal empowerment. Students develop a clear understanding of their passions and career goals.

PastedGraphic-8Hands-on experience: Retain lifelong sustainability skills by participating in the stewardship of Soulflower Botanical Sanctuary. Each student increases their wisdom by experiencing the life cycle of a plant ally from placement to packaging. Through this process students learn Permaculture and organic gardening, plant guilds and companion planting, identification and usage of weeds, soil prep, composting, harvesting, seed saving, medicine making, and monitoring of plant growth.

Self-Healing: Provide long-term support for your own healing process through the use of herbs, cleansing, nutrition, and energy work. This class has a profound life changing effect on participants. Apply your expanding knowledge outside the classroom with creative homework that challenges and reinforces what you learn in class.

Learn Through Community: A crucial part of the learning comes from the unique perspectives experienced within the group itself. Your intuition, sharing, and sense of community centered around wild medicines and sustainable living skills brings the study to life. Time spent in the woods and camping strengthens these bonds. We seldom, if ever, allow visitors in the course to better provide a safe supportive environment for self-discovery in a circle of allies.

Topics covered include:

  • Materia medica of over 150 herbs
  • Holistic support for childbearing
  • Preventative health care
  • Nutrition & wild foods
  • Beekeeping & apitherapy
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Pathology and treatment protocols
  • Sustainable Wildcrafting
  • Plant pharmacology
  • Herbal formulation
  • Energy anatomy
  • Earth ceremony
  • Herbal support for the family
  • Aromatherapy & skin care
  • Spiritual properties of plants
  • Blood & liver cleansing techniques
  • Practical botany
  • Flower essences
  • Constitutional analysis
  • Case studies
  • Edible & medicinal mushrooms
  • Permaculture
  • Organic & lunar gardening
  • Systems of healing: Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Native American and Folk Traditions Ayurveda and doshic considerations

Prerequisites/Requirements: This is an advanced certification course for graduates of entry level ASHH courses.  Commitment to upholding sacred space in class; including but not limited to: arriving on time, talking in turn, respecting instructors and classmates, maintaining excellent attendance (students who miss more than 10% of the total class hours will not receive certification), commitment to home study which must be completed to receive certification. Home study projects include: 100 wildflower herbarium, short papers, reading, case studies, oral presentation, tea formulation & medicine making.

This course is designed to promote one’s own self healing through expanded awareness and rigorous honesty; please enroll prepared to go through a personal transformation. Must be 21 years of age by the first day of class.

An interview with the director is required to ensure all students are aware of the commitment level involved in the class and prepared to meet it. A $250 deposit is to hold your space in class is required immediately after acceptance. Please bring a method of payment to your interview. Should your plans to attend change, the deposit is refundable up until 2 weeks before the first day of class.

Students meeting all course requirements receive certification for 350 hours due to extensive home study

Tuition: $2,900 if paid in full by March 5th, $3,200 if making payments

Herbal tea served at each class, wild foods prepared on the weekends.

“This program is what I will base the rest of my botanical career on. I think it is so important to hear and understand the spirit and heart of the herbs, and this is exactly what I needed to continue on my path. I can’t say thank you enough.” -Traditional Program Graduate

PLEASE NOTE! Our 2015 Traditional Herbalist class is full! If you are interested, please submit an application indicating that you would like to be on the wait list.

Click here to download application