Holistic Herbalism Program

Applications for 2018 are now Open!!

This 6-month, 425-hour program is for anyone who wants to be self-sufficient for their health and medicine, whether you intend to be treating yourself and your family, to be a community healer, or whether you wish to have a public practice as an Herbalist. It is appropriate both for committed beginners and for those who have already begun their studies. This class is intended to give you all the tools you need to go beyond treating symptoms and use diagnostic skills and knowledge about specific plants to treat at a deep level. Holistic herbalism is a beautiful art, combining plant wisdom, intuitive and scientific diagnosis, and skillful treatment.

The main focus will be on constitutional diagnosis and holistic treatment, including tonic herbs, food, and lifestyle. You will also learn how to do as much as possible yourself - how to identify plants, ethically gather them and make high quality extracts and preparations.                                                                                                                                        

This program begins April 16, 2018 and ends October 24, 2018.
Classes will be held Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 am - 4 pm.
There will be three field trips, each five days long where we will go deeper with our forest explorations.
*Please note we made some changes to our schedule from years past so if you've been checking us out, be sure to notice this!

Individual classes cover plant identification, wildcrafting skills, medicine making, anatomy and physiology (structure and function of the human body), healing diet, holistic diagnostic skills including Chinese tongue and pulse diagnosis, constitutional medicine, study of individual medicinal plants, and basic clinical skills.

CoreyPine Shane is the primary teacher, with several other faculty leading classes on Chinese medicine, Botany, Flower Essences, Gardening, and more. Check out our complete list of  amazing teachers here.

  • Tuition is $4,130 for 2018.
  • The early-bird discount is $3,830 when paid in full by January 1, 2018.
  • A $400 non-refundable deposit is due within two weeks of acceptance to complete enrollment. Please plan for this when scheduling your interview.  Your deposit goes towards your tuition.
  • Full tuition is due by March 15, 2018 unless other arrangements are made in advance.
  • Payment plans are available for an additional $200 administrative fee due at the start of class.
  • Please note we are NOT offering apprenticeships for 2018.​
We accept applications for students from July 15, 2017 until March 1, 2018. Class size is limited to 22.  We filled up this year by early December and we had a waiting list, so be sure to apply early.
Please review our comprehensive Admissions Procedure page for a detailed window into how all this works.
Click here to see our policy on refunds and payment plans.

Please note the class is full BUT we are currently accepting students onto our waitlist. If you decide you'd like to be on the waitlist to increase your chances of attending the HHP 2018 program, feel free to complete the application and send in the application fee. If you end up on the waitlist but no spot opens up, we WILL refund your $100 application fee.