Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

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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!