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Overview: Healing with plants is an ancient tradition with a history as long as humanity’s, if not longer. In this program, we learn how to integrate the history and tradition of herbal medicine with modern insights and science to create a holistic way of understanding the body in health and disease. In this class we will study both a holistic approach to the western scientific model as well as a holistic paradigm of healing using traditional systems of healing that help us see the "pattern of imbalance" that creates disease rather than just alleviating symptoms. At its base, holistic Herbalism treats clients, not diseases. This 130-hour program will give you a good foundation in holistic and herbal medicine, so that upon graduation you will know how to treat yourself, your family, your friends, and be prepared for further study if you so desire.
Classes: Each weekend we will have a session on the structure, function and treatment of one organ system, a section on useful plants, and a "special topic." These topics include First Aid, Medicine Making, Chinese Medicine, Nutrition, Formulation, and Field Botany. There will also be a question and answer session each Sunday morning.
Dates and Times: Class times are Friday 6:00 - 9:00, Saturday 10:00 - 6:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 5:00. Classes meet one weekend each month.
Weekend dates are: Classes begin February 2014, and runs one weekend a month for seven months.
Instruction: CoreyPine Shane is the primary instructor, with guest instructors teaching a wide variety of subjects. Besides lectures, there will also be homework and monthly quizzes.
Tuition: Tuition is $1,600 for the course, or $1,500 if paid by January 1, with a $300 deposit due upon acceptance to complete enrollment. Full tuition is due by February 1 unless other arrangements are made in advance. Class size is limited to twelve. Payment plans are available; an additional $200 administrative fee is charged up front.
Applying: Click HERE to access our online application form. PLEASE NOTE: A $100 fee is due upon application, for both students and apprentice applicants and must be received before an interview is scheduled. Paypal link is below.
Apprenticing: Apprenticing is a serious time commitment, at least one additional day per week. Apprentices do not pay but work directly in the herbal field, helping to chop roots, fill tincture bottles, or put together an order - whatever needs to be done. More than a simple work/study, it's an involved experiential education.