Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

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August – September 2015

Aug
29
Sat
Stone and Crystal Medicine
Aug 29 @ 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!





Aug
30
Sun
Traditional Herbalist Course
Aug 30 @ 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

Botany Demystified: How to Identify Plants
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Botany Demystified: How to Identify Plants

robin joe pyeSix Consecutive Sundays AUG. 9- SEPT. 13

1-4 pm

(August 9, 16, 23, 30 and September 6, 13)

Have you ever attended a plant walk and learned a new plant, only to find it (or something similar) a week later and realize you can’t quite remember if it’s the same? Do you wonder what’s growing in your yard or garden, or along the trailside on a hike?

Rather than learning each individual plant one at a time, this class will give you the knowledge you need to confidently identify flowering plants using a field guide for your area. You will learn the scientific terms used in field botany to describe plants, and the characteristics of several common plant families, which will allow you to easily rule out large groups of plants and quickly narrow your search.

In many cases, knowing the plant’s family (even without knowing the exact species) will also allow you to have a good idea of its potential edibility or toxicity. These six classes will include both classroom time and plenty of hands-on experience.

Required materials:

A copy of a flora appropriate to your region. For this region, I would suggest Radford’s “Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.” Alternatively, Wofford’s “Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge.”

**Either of these will be fine!**

Highly recommended:

Harris & Harris’ “Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary” and Thomas Elpel’s “Botany in a Day.”

Instructor Bio: Robin Allison has been intensively studying native and naturalized flowering plants and their identifying characteristics for well over a decade. He has spent a great deal of time in the field with botanists Frank Cook, Juliet Blankespoor, and Sevensong, among many others, and has completed some 600+ hours of herbalism education. He has been teaching since 2007, both independently and as a part of classes held by Ceara Foley, Mimi Hernandez, Starhawk, and Juliet Blankespoor.

The cost of this class series is $175. Register Today!!


Aug
31
Mon
Traditional Herbalist Course
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Shanti Energy Healing
Aug 31 @ 9:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Course Length: 9 months (225 hours certification)

Dates: August 24 2015- May 12 2016
Mondays from 9:30-3:30

PastedGraphic-2InstructorDaisy Marquis.

Shanti Energy Healing 1 is an introductory level professional training in the art of energy medicine. Students who complete the course will be equipped to go into a grounded and successful healing practice, and to move on to more advanced studies with confidence. It begins with an in-depth study of human energy anatomy based on the yogic model, and establishment of healthy self awareness and principled boundaries. Over the course of nine months students will explore basics of polarity and hands on healing, in addition to being attuned to Usui Reiki levels 1 and 2. Furthermore we will complete Soul Focused Healing level 1 (see soulfocusedhealing.com for more information) which provides massage therapists with 20 CE’s through NCBTMB.

Class topics include:

Introductions and Intentions

Energy Anatomy

Self care

Ethics Boundaries and Communication Issues

Chakra balancing & Polarity Practices

Doctrine of Signatures and Chelation

Usui Reiki 1 +2

Soul Focused Healing 1

In Class Clinic

Cranial Rhythm (hands on healing)

Tibetan Reiki

Flower Essences

Aromatherapy

Ritual as Healing

This Class is Perfect For:

  • Individuals who want to learn more about energy healing for personal use or to become energy workers
  • Students who have completed Fundamental, Traditional, or Clinical Herbalism classes and would like to integrate more energy healing into their Herbalism practice
  • Healing practitioners (example: massage therapists) who want to add new modalities of healing to their services
  • Spa owners and employees
  • Spiritual guides and those who practice magical Herbalism, Shamanism, and other spiritual studies

Graduates receive a 225 hour certificate and may be invited by the instructor to continue with Advanced Energy Healing upon completion of the course.

Prerequisites/Requirements: 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. NOTE: A sustained meditation practice is recommended for participation in this class. A phone or in person interview will be required.

Tuition Cost: $2200
Your nonrefundable $50 deposit holds your place in the class and is applied to tuition.

Apply Now

Testimonials:
“I highly recommend this energy healing class! As a massage therapist and flower essence practitioner the information taught by Daisy in the class is invaluable. I use what I have learned from this class daily in my practice and in my spiritual life. It has changed my life forever in ways I can’t even begin to express. I am forever grateful to Daisy and her gentle teaching style for helping me see my world in a whole new way. Best investment in myself and for my clients ever!”
-Aldona Shea, LMBT, Inner Empathy Coach and Flower Essence Practitioner

“I took the 18 month transformational program with Daisy. She showed up every day with lots of heart and spirit. She is a very gifted and talented healer. She uses both her incredible intuitive gifts and the knowledge she has gained from over a decade of working with clients and teaching. I highly recommend Daisy as a teacher and the program as a catalyst for whatever kind of change you are trying to make in your life.”
-Joy

“I am a former student of Daisy from 2007 in her Energy Healing 1 and 2 class. I have yet to find a more beautiful, powerful and gentle soul as she. I learned the basics of energy healing, soul focused healing and so many things that sometimes they just roll into one lovely ball of tools in my tool box. I always had plenty of time to practice new teachings with much support from her. As well as it all allowing space to unfold as they will in divine time.”
“Daisy is superb in explaining difficult concepts with such ease, its like she is experiencing it with you as opposed to lecturing it. I truly couldn’t wait to come to class to be around such a loving heart and those who she seems to attract in her classes. Her commitment and compassion flows from her and helps you fall in love with all that you are, even all the hidden and overlooked places. That year was definitely one of the best and most spiritually groundbreaking of my life. I use the skills from that year and all the personal transformation that came for her classes everyday in my healing practice but also in my relationships and mediation practice. She is a mentor and a teacher that is truly meant to teach this work and touch the lives of those with any spiritual curiosity and/or awareness.”

Sep
1
Tue
Energetic and Esoteric Herbalism
Sep 1 @ 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

Traditional Herbalist Course
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Sep
3
Thu
Fall Forest Skills: Discovering our Living Mountains
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Forest Skills: Discovering Our Living Mountains

Dates: Thursdays: Sept. 3, 10, 17 + 24 & Oct. 1, 8, 15 + 22

Course Length: 8 Thursdays, 9am-4:30/5:00pm (varies due to traveling time)

ASHH Spring and Fall Plants Immersion CourseInstructor: Luke Cannon
Guest Instructors: Clint Corley, Marissa Percoco

Excited to learn more about our local Plants and Fungi? Ready to go deeper with Wild Foods, Medicinal Plants and Mountain Ecology?  This class will dive deep into identification of Fall trees and wildflowers, edible & medicinal plants, ecological connections and techniques for expanding awareness.  Hands on activities, such as fire, cordage and basket craft will be utilized to deepen participants connections with the living forest.  Additional topics include Bird Language and Animal Tracking.  You will walk away from this course feeling more attuned to your natural surroundings, knowledgeable in wild foods and medicines and grateful for all the wonders of Autumn!

What You Will Learn: Gain a strong foundation in Fall Plant, Tree and Mushroom Identification, Uses, Ecology, Harvesting Ethics, and Wild foods.  You will also be introduced to Bird Language, Tracking, Fire by Friction, Wild Cordage and Basket Craft techniques. Our classroom will be an array of beautiful forest sites in the greater Asheville area. We will also be at ASHH for plant processing, lectures, and in inclement weather.

Perfect for:

  • Beginning and experienced herbal medicine and ecology students
  • Environmental educators and outdoor enthusiasts
  • Survivalists and earth skills students
  • Those new to the region wanting to learn more about local forests and plant diversity
  • Anyone wanting to build a meaningful connection with the natural world we live in

Prerequisites/Requirements: 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  Please Note: Average Hikes are 1 to 2 miles, two hikes are in the 3 to 4 mile range.

Tuition: TBD
Your nonrefundable $50 deposit holds your place in the class and is applied to tuition.


Apply Now

Quotes from Fall ’14 students:

“Luke Cannon’s class is about bringing awareness through immersion… Being in the woods and able to taste, touch, smell and be a part of every experience is what helps build the foundation for life-long learning. Every minute was filled with knowledge and gratitude for the life growing around us”

“Taking Luke’s class this past fall was one of the best experiential programs I’ve taken. Beyond just being well versed in the botany and ecology of this region, he has a deep sense of love and inquisitiveness for his natural surroundings”

Traditional Herbalist Course
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Sep
4
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Traditional Herbalist Course
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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