For students with foundational experience and understanding of herbs and herbal medicine, we offer advanced classes covering all elements of practical and professional herbalism.
Advanced classes are offered in two nine-month segments, with an exam in between. The first nine months focuses on advanced pathology, materia medica, and clinical skills. We will also start to incorporate new modalities into your training, including appropriate use of movement, structural integration, lifestyle amendment, and more! We will work more deeply into formulation, with specific emphasis on formulating herbal preparations appropriate to your client’s constitution.
In the second nine months, as your classes continue, you will be ready to begin seeing clients for yourselves. You’ll see a specified number of clients each month, write up case reports, and submit them for round table review. Faculty members read and comment on the case, providing answers to questions and making suggestions. We meet biweekly for roundtable discussion of each case that was seen in clinic. In this way, you multiply your clinical experience manyfold!
Classes meet one full weekend a month, and homework meetings are scheduled one or more weeknight a month. Clinical time is scheduled separately.
The cost for the program is $1500 each year, which can be paid all at once or monthly in $150 installments. In addition, all students who are enrolled in the Apprenticeship or Advanced programs receive a nearly 50% discount on all other classes we offer! Evening Lectures are just $15, Saturday Seminars only $40!
2013 Advanced Studies Program dates:
- January 12 & 13
- February 2 & 3
- March 2 & 3
- April 6 & 7
- May 4 & 5
- June 1 & 2
- July 20 & 21
- August 3 & 4
- September 7 & 8
- October 5 & 6 – exam
Advanced classes are open to students on an application basis.