Welcome to the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine

Plants are our life; everything on earth exists because plants have the magic ability to transform sunlight into energy. Every cell of our body comes from plants, even if it came from animals that ate plants. They have been our food and our medicine for as long as humans have been on the planet. Recognizing our connection to plant life helps us to see our connection to all that is, and with awareness and respect for all life, we can see the interconnectedness of all things on this green planet.

The goal of the Blue Ridge School is to teach students how to see in a new way, using the vision of traditional medicines from across the globe, blending Chinese and Euro-American herb traditions. And ultimately that vision is this - treat the person with the disease, not just the disease the person has. Simply said, but the knowledge, wisdom and intuition behind this paradigm shift take months to learn, and a lifetime of practice. Ultimately it is a new way of looking at life. The journey begins here, with our Herbalist Training Programs.

To find out more about our amazing herbal extracts, check out Pine's Herbals website here.

Also, check out our new Photo Gallery section of the website featuring some of CoreyPine's plant photography. Working on getting everything labeled with names! Click here.

Be Well, and Good Medicine,

CoreyPine Shane
Holistic Clinical Herbalist
Director, Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine                                        

BRSHM Diversity and Inclusivity Statement

Botanists and Herbalists know that a diverse ecosystem is a healthy ecosystem. In that spirit and keeping in mind the current political climate, we would like to share our school's statement on diversity and inclusivity.

The Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine honors diversity, and we do not discriminate based on race, sex, gender expression, religion, disability, sexual orientation, immigration status, military status, or anything else that divides us as people. We believe that everyone deserves access to health care and education, and we are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to all students, staff, clients, customers, and vendors.

We actively encourage our students to be aware of how others experience the world, to become conscious of their own privilege, and to empathize with all beings.

CoreyPine also offers consultations for personalized assessment and healing.

CoreyPine Shane  was voted #1 Herbalist in Western NC by readers of the Mountain Xpress !!


Blue Ridge School
2019  Calendar

March 16
Essentials of Herbalism Program

March 23
Alcohol-Free Medicine Making
With Sarah Chappell
at Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine

March 24
Herbs for Spring Allergies
at Villagers, W Asheville

April 10 - May 15
Wild Medicine Intensive
Spring Plant Walk series

April 15
Holistic Herbalism Program

June 8 - 9
Decolonizing Herbalism; and Indigenous Thought in Herbalism
with Olatokunboh Obasi
at Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine

June 12 - July 17
Wild Medicine Intensive
Summer Plant Walk series

July 27 - 28
Plants of the Southern Appalachians
with Phyllis D. Light

August 21 - September 25
Wild Medicine Intensive
Autumn Plant Walk series

CoreyPine's e-book "Herbs for Pain" is now available as either an e-book or a physical book. See more information by clicking on this page.
A Journey into the Healing Plants: A Deeper Look at the American Materia Medica webinar is for sale! This 12-hour class explores the 25 most useful American plants.You can learn more and find the recording and accompanying presentation here.

Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism is a recorded webinar for any skill level of herbal student or practitioner. Blending Chinese and Western herbal medicines is one of CoreyPine's specialties, and this 12-hour class is a great introduction. Click here to learn more and find the whole class.

To watch a free webinar on Bioregional Herbalism with Director CoreyPine Shane, check out Sylvan Botanicals: Bioregional Herbalism Webinar
We are a strong supporter and board member of the NC Herb Association. CoreyPine highly recommends their herbal cookbook, which can be found here:
Cooking with Nature Cookbook
Pine's Herbals are all hand-made, mostly from locally gathered plants.
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