2018 herbalist course
9 LESSON COURSE
MARCH - OCTOBER 2018
Cost is $1000
one class per month (2 classes May or June)
at my home in south nanaimo
firstname.lastname@example.org to register or to set up a time to meet me
$100 non refundable deposit holds your space for the course, you get
a pdf at that time with pre-lesson 1 info & supply list
the first 2 students who give the deposit can help me
decide the actual dates of the course
$100 is due at the beginning of each class
By joining in, you are commiting to taking the whole course, if you miss a lesson you
still need to pay for it, you are paying to take the entire course & all the material covered, I will provide the class notes & herbs for you if you miss a class.
Please make sure you can commit to the time & effort to take
this course. Make sure you have time to read over your
class notes, make remedies & learn this
new skill. There's lots to learn!
classes are 3.5 hours long: note taking, outdoor ID & harvesting
of plants, hands on remedy making
handouts will be given in some classes & pdf notes,
plus class notes
lots of support in a closed facebook group
WHAT DOES THE HERBALIST COURSE COVER?
I have been working with herbs for over 30 years for myself, family, my dogs. I received a master herbalist degree in 2005. I focus on teaching to share this knowledge with others, so they can identify and harvest their own local plants for remedies, work with dried herbs, and make herbalism your own. Lots of great info on pregnancy and childbirth herbs too.
We do not just match an herb to an ailment.
We use all senses to help you learn : look at the plants, feel them, taste an infusion, make a remedy, write notes, ask questions. you have a month in between classes to work with the plants, your notes, and read the extra pdf notes.
REGISTRATION : email me at
Cost: $1000 total for the course, $100 non refundable deposit due before the course begins, $100 due the day of each class
Lessons & Manual
There are 9 lessons, additional pdf's & class handouts.
You will take notes during the class, we spend time outside & making various remedies: tinctures, salves, infusions, etc.
Resources on my website
On the Articles page I have many articles & photo pages to go along with the course & enrich your studies.
Discussions, questions & answers : on facebook messenger group, or by email, for additional questions & information in between classes
THE INFO BELOW DESCRIBES THE 9 MONTH COURSE
I have chosen 50 of the herbs that would be the most important to have during this course, to give you enough herbs to work with & to form the basis of your herbal practice (whether that will be clients, friend, family, or just yourself and/or pets).
FOUNDATION: basics of making herbal remedies
IDENTIFY & HARVEST: learning to recognize & collect your herbs
THE HERBS: allies
THE FOLLOWING PLANTS WILL BE STUDIED, ALTHOUGH MORE MAY BE ADDED:
This course is designed for those who wish to know about a large number of plants to work with friends, family, clients, pets or just for personal knowledge.
SUPPLIES: There will be a supply list each person will need to get as well, all kinds of fun things such as wide mouth jars, knife, cutting board, funnel, oil, vodka etc. Vodka is needed for making tinctures, which is the most often used type of remedy, it will run you a bit of money, get it from the states if you can (start collecting it now!).
MY QUALIFICATIONS: I have completed a 2 year Natural Healing Bachelor of Science degree, and then I took my Master Herbalist degree with the Australasian College of Herbal Studies, this was a 4 year course including writing a thesis on Herbal Healing for Dogs. I have been working with medicinal herbs with my family, pets & clients since the early 1980’s. I have recently been uprading my herbal knowledge which has really brought me a lot of inspiration, so I am rewriting the entire herbal course for 2012. I have offered this course for 3 years out of my home & have decided to open it up to wider audience by offering distance learning.
This class is designed for those with little or no knowledge of the use of medicinal herbs. Although there are lots of books on the market to read about the uses of medicinal herbs, learning to use them for yourself & family really comes from hands on experience.
Throughout the classes you will build your own herbal manual based on your own experiences with each plant, and information I will share about each plant. I have created workbook pages with full color pictures of each herb, and space for notes along with questions for you to answer, and projects that we will do as a class. We will learn about several herbs in depth during each class..
You will find you get more out of this course if you take the time to work with your herbs as we go along, do some extra reading, buy some herbal books (I will discuss good ones on the first day of class). If you are using the herbs, making up your own formulas, making your infusions you will learn more from adding in your own experience.
As a master herbalist I will give certificates stating my
All herbal courses would be the same with this, unless you take a "degree"
"Herbalist" is a loose term, someone who has the knowledge
to use the herbs
plants well enough to be able to use them for healing!
This course is intense enough that you will have comfortable knowledge
You would be knowledgeable enough to work with family & clients at that point.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION YOU NEED TO COMPLETE A CASE STUDY ESSAY AT THE END OF THE COURSE.
This year's class, March - Oct. 2009 has been a lot of fun, we are down to our last few classes & have decided to continue with them, so the class will be extended. My students want to learn about more herbs and more about cleansing/detoxifying the body & other subjects I thought would be good to cover.
We've had a lot of fun harvesting herbs bringing them in the house & making my kitchen a huge muddy mess of sticks & leaves as we made our remedies.
Lots of laughing, lots of learning new things, some impromptu herbal wine making even!
Along the way I realized that some homework would be great, so my students realize just how much they know & can do some thinking on their own. I have given just small assignments to share as a group, such as " a friend comes to you with complaints of having colds every few weeks, come up with an herbal tincture that would help her & give reasons why you chose those herbs." This gives everyone a chance to think about situations that will start coming up for them as an herbalist.
I have tried to make the class as interesting as possible. Learning about herbs could be very clinical & boring. Along with learning the basic information about the herbs we study we also see the herb growing outside when possible, we use it dried, we make tinctures & other remedies from it, and we always taste the herb as an infusion. This appeals to all your senses & helps you to remember what the herb is for, what it looks like, what it tastes like.
To register or for more information, contact me at email@example.com
presented here is for informational purposes only and not intended to
take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a medical practitioner.
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