Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

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Jul
7
Tue
Energetic and Esoteric Herbalism
Jul 7 @ 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

Jul
11
Sat
Herbal Actions & Energetics
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

with Elise Damilatis  July 11, 12-4:30

Intro-to-Herbal-Medicine--300x216With so many herbs listed as ‘nervine,’ ‘digestive tonic,’ or ‘anti-inflammatory’ how do you choose which one to use?

Learn the foundational herbal actions and energetic qualities that will enable you to read between the lines and understand the deeper nuances of how each herb really works!

Gain a deeper understanding of herbal actions and energetics to correctly choose the herb for any situation and individual. Learn how to make these decisions, take energetics into account and maximize the effectiveness of the herb you choose!

This class costs $40 on its own, or register for the Materia Medica & Medicine Making class at the same time for a discounted cost of $70 for both!

Register Today!
$40 (Single class)


$70 (Two for a discounted cost)


Jul
12
Sun
Flower Essence Certification
Jul 12 @ 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

Herbs for Pregnancy
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Herbs for Pregnancy

Sunday July 12, 10-1:00

PregnancyherbsLearn how to use herbs safely and effectively throughout pregnancy! Discuss many preparations and applications of common herbal allies.

Explore natural remedies for ailments such as morning sickness, varicosities, emotional upset, insomnia, heartburn and more!

Connect to the knowledge of our ancestors and gain confidence by knowing which herbs to avoid and which to embrace during these powerful months.

$15


Forage and Feast!
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Forage and Feast!

Sunday July 12, 2-6:30 pm

with Marc Williams

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Learn to get free food and medicine from the wild!
Identify and harvest choice plants to use for food, medicine, or both.
Enjoy a delicious meal from the plants that were harvested and help with preparation!
Gain a holistic understanding of what it takes to bring sustenance from field to fork.
Understand patterns within the plant world in order to demystify the “green wall”.
Gain confidence in the usefulness and abundance of plant resources all around us.
Take home delightful handouts, recipes, and empowerment!

Instructor Bio: Marc Williams is an ethnobotanist. He has studied plants intensively while learning to use them for food, medicine, and beauty. His training includes a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies concentrating in Sustainable Agriculture from Warren Wilson College and over a decade of work at a multitude of restaurants and farms. He has also traveled throughout over 20 countries in North/Central America and Europe. He is currently studying to get a master’s degree concentrating in Sustainable Development/Planning and Geography from Appalachian State University.

$40

Sign up now!

Jul
14
Tue
Energetic and Esoteric Herbalism
Jul 14 @ 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

Jul
18
Sat
Materia Medica & Medicine Making
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Materia Medica & Medicine Making with Elise Damilatis   July 18th, 12-4:30

materia medica classEmpower yourself to be an herbalist!

Get to know the common herbal super heroes and heroines and how to incorporate them in your daily life. Apply information from the Herbal Actions and Energetics class to specific herbs and conditions, and discuss herbal constituents.

Learn which herbs are highest in which constituents and how to prepare them in order to best extract those constituents. There will be a medicine making demo, lots of samples, and a whole lot of fun! You will leave empowered to start making your own herbal preparations right away!

The single class is $40, or sign up for the Herbal Actions & Energetics class at the same time and get both classes for $70!

$40 Single class


$70 for both classes

Jul
19
Sun
Traditional Herbalist Course
Jul 19 @ 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

Jul
20
Mon
Traditional Herbalist Course
Jul 20 @ 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

Jul
21
Tue
Energetic and Esoteric Herbalism
Jul 21 @ 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