Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

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Apr
25
Sat
Fundamentals of Herbalism Spring ’15
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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:

Stone and Crystal Medicine
Apr 25 @ 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
26
Sun
Traditional Herbalist Course
Apr 26 @ 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

Plant Walk and Botany Talk
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Plant Walks and Botany Talks

Last Sunday of the Month, April-September 1-3 pm

182089_147192505341376_6388768_nCurious how to use common, abundant medicinal plants? Ever wonder what’s growing right in your own backyard? Join herbalist Abby Artemisia in a two hour plant walk the last Sunday of each month where you will gain in depth knowledge of the medicinal and edible plants around you! Learn how to identify plants based on observable characteristics and qualities of their plant families. Engage your senses to understand the plants through sight, taste, touch and smell. Learn basic botany in the field- right here in west Asheville! Plant walks will occur at ASHH and other to be announced locations in west Asheville.

The cost is $15 per plant walk.

Apr
27
Mon
Traditional Herbalist Course
Apr 27 @ 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

Apr
28
Tue
Energetic and Esoteric Herbalism
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 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

Apr
29
Wed
Fundamentals of Herbalism Spring ’15
Apr 29 @ 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
30
Thu
Traditional Herbalist Course
Apr 30 @ 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

May
2
Sat
Traditional Herbalist Course
May 2 @ 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.

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