Welcome to the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine

The 2017 Holistic Herbalism Program and the Essentials of Herbalism Programs are now full! Please come back our website in July to apply for the 2018 school year!


CoreyPine's e-book "Herbs for Pain" is now available as a PDF document. See more information by clicking on this page.

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.

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.

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2017 Programs at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine. The Holistic Herbalism Program is full for this coming year, and there is still space in the Essentials of Herbalism Program.

Check out the profile piece on CoreyPine as well as Jeannie Dunn and Ric Scalzo in the January / February issue of WNC Magazine!

The Blue Ridge School is a proud Copper Leaf Sponsor of the 2016 American Herbalists Guild Symposium
September 29 - October 3, 2016
"A Journey into the Healing Plants: A Deeper Look at the American Materia Medica" webinar is for sale! This 6-week series explores the 25 most useful American plants. The recording and Powerpoint slides are available here: Purchase Now

To watch a free webinar on Bioregional Herbalism with Director CoreyPine Shane, check out Sylvan Botanicals: Bioregional Herbalism Webinar

Blue Ridge School
2017  Calendar


April 3 - May 8
Webinar: Chinese Medicine for Western Herbalists
One World Healing Community

April 29 - 30
Southern And Appalachian Folk Medicine
with Phyllis D. Light

June 2 - 5
"Insomnia as Yin Deficiency" and
Plant Walk on "Specific Indications of American Herbs"
Medicines from the Earth
Black Mountain, NC

July 28-30
Gorges Field Trip: Medicinal Plants of the Northeast
Ithaca, NY

August 26 - 27
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Auto-Immune Conditions
Thomas Easley
(details to come soon)

October 6 - 8
AHG Symposium
Silverton, OR

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.
CoreyPine also offers consultations for personalized assessment and healing.
CoreyPine Shane ​was voted #1 Herbalist in Western NC by readers of the Mountain Xpress !!
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