Holistic Herbalism Programs

"The classes reflect back to us the essence of being human – care for the Earth, self-reliance, and a deepened cooperative relationship with Nature." ~ Natalia C., 2018 Clinical Mentorship graduate

Herbalism 101: Learn Your Herbs & Make Your Medicine

Learn everything you need to get started with herbalism.

Foundations in Holistic Herbalism

Learn to be a safe and confident family herbalist.

Advanced Programs & Professional Training

Make herbalism a career, and become a registered member of the American Herbalists' Guild.

Browse All Of Our Online Courses

Learn everything from herbal first aid and disaster response skills to caring for your teenager naturally. There are courses on managing Lyme disease, holistic fertility, what you really need to know about detox, and more!

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My passion to learn was matched by Katja and Ryn’s passion to teach, and now I am successfully helping my family and friends begin to explore the wonderful world of plants, as well as what lifestyle and dietary changes can do to improve their well being. It’s such a wonderful and rewarding experience!

~ Jaime T., 2013 Foundations & 2014 Advanced Studies graduate

Learn In Person With Us

If you're local to Boston, we have regular and seasonal events you will surely enjoy. We also offer hybrid programs for folks who are interested in the Foundations in Holistic Herbalism program or the Advanced Studies program - in addition to the online coursework, we meet monthly in person to work together in community.

A few times a year, we also schedule intensive events - if you are a student in our online programs or at another herb school, and you'd like to spend a week or a weekend getting in-depth with the material, you won't want to miss these intensives!

You can find all of the information about our local events and programs here.

Professional Instruction at CommonWealth

If you’re feeling called to offer your herbal skills in the service of your community, let us help! Since 2010, we’ve been developing our advanced and professional training programs to empower herbal practitioners to take their work to the next level.

These programs provide in-depth training on advanced topics in holistic health and clinical skills as well as a full 9-month clinical mentorship.

In addition, we have a complete business program for herbal and holistic businesspeople – because business skills aren’t something you’re born with!

We’re proud to share and celebrate the successes of our previous students, and we welcome you to join them – make your herbal dreams a reality!

Click here to read more about what CommonWealth students and graduates are up to now.

Our online and in-person professional programs do have pre-requisites, and are open to the public by application.

Advanced Studies Program

Got the basics down? Learn how to handle more complicated health issues, as well as all the clinical skills you need to help people build their most vibrant health!

Clinical Mentorship

This biweekly, live interactive program is a chance to receive guidance and supervision as you start seeing clients. Join this close-knit program to hone your skills and start your practice with confidence!

Build Your Herbal Business

Even the best herbalist still needs business skills. Whether you’re starting a clinical practice, a product line, or any other holistic endeavor, this 9-month program will take you from zero to a self-standing business - we'll be with you every step of the way!

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Sprout, Sapling, or Sentinel...

When is a tree "done" growing?

Learning herbalism is like the growth of a sentinel pine - every year is another opportunity to branch out.

It doesn’t matter how new you are to herbalism or how long you’ve been practicing, there’s always new light to discover if you stretch for it.

The study of herbalism may start as a means to improve your health, but it goes deeper: holism isn’t just about your personal herbal strategies, it’s also about your place in the broader community of this green planet.

The deeper we dig our roots, the taller we can stand, and the further we can see - allowing us to shelter and guide others, working together to develop a resilient ecosystem of thriving individuals.

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Do you have a question about a program?

If you want help choosing a program, feel free to contact us at any time. We'd love to hear more about your journey, learning goals, and whether or not our programs would be a good fit.

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