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nw apprentice 3 1An Educational Herbal Weekend Retreat Series in Big Indian, NY With Nathaniel Whitmore, Herbalist, Shiatsu-shi ​The Catskill Herbal Apprenticeship consists of once-a-month weekends (May - October) in Big Indian, NY that will cover the medicinal uses of herbs in the traditions of Chinese medicine and Native American medicine with a focus on local wild herbs. Alongside botany walks and medicine making opportunities, classes will focus on local herbs as they were used by Lenape and other Native tribes and how local herbs are used in Chinese herbal medicine. Clinical assessment is an additional focus, which includes abdomen, tongue, and pulse diagnosis in the style of the Far East.

The Catskill Apprenticeship weekends are:

  • May 25th - 27th
  • June 22nd - 24th
  • July 20th - 22nd
  • August 24th - 26th
  • September 14th - 16th
  • October 19th - 21st


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Sacred Plant TraditionsSacred Plant Traditions is an educational center offering classes for all levels of students – from the absolute beginner to the accomplished practitioner looking to deepen their understanding and relationship with plant medicines. Our classes range from how to create a Kitchen Apothecary all the way to our celebrated Three Year Clinical Training. Our mission is threefold: To honor and protect the plants as sacred gifts bestowed to us for our health, nourishment, delight and spirit. Our teachings in harvest methods as well as use of herbs in the clinic reflect this. We also have a gorgeous backyard Botanical Sanctuary that is part of our dedication to working with United Plant Savers. Empower our community and beyond be as self sufficient as possible in tending their own healthcare. Train compassionate, competent clinical herbalists with a broad array of skills needed to serve their communities. Check us out on our website.  


Dates: April 17-24 2018 Guest teacher Lupo Passero Centro Ashé is honored to host Flower Essence Practitioner and Community Herbalist Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbs & Education for our first ever Flower Essence Practitioner Training. Join us in the abundant Talamanca region of Costa Rica for this in depth immersion into flower essences. While we will be working directly with the beautiful tropical flowers that surround us, participants will learn skills that are applicable across the globe. This course offers over 100 hours of in-depth flower essence training. Most of our time will be spent outside working directly with the abundant flowers and plants that surround us in coastal Talamanca. Students will go on to spend an additional 30 hours working directly with clients, learning how to confidently use flower essence therapy in a professional setting. Find out more and sign up here: https://www.centroashe.org/tropical-flower-essence-practitioner-training-in-costa-rica.html


Wildwood Institute is now accepting applications for our renowned herbal apprenticeship program, which meets once a month for a year starting in May 2017. This hands-on, comprehensive, collegiate-level program is designed to teach you how to use herbs intelligently, effectively and safely for yourself and your family. For those who are interested in a career in herbalism, or professional applications of herbalism, the first year will also give you a base for our Advanced and Clinical programs (2nd and 3rd year). Please apply through the website www.wildwoodinstitute.com


Offered by: The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine When: Dates: June 14 – 27, 2018 Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts For the student who wants to serve as a family or community herbalist, or for the professional who wishes to include the art and science of botanical therapy as an adjunct to another field such as nursing, midwifery, acupuncture, chiropractic, social work, etc. During this enjoyable, in-depth intensive, students learn many facets of herbal medicine in a mostly-outdoor setting, becoming familiar with scores of edible and medicine plants and completing lessons in a dynamic small-group setting, as well as individually. Organized by body system, the 2-week intermediate program covers botany, anatomy/physiology, pharmacology, formulary, holistic healing, herbal identification, harvesting methods, philosophy of health and healing, business skills, jurisprudence, and hands-on crafting of delicious and effective herbal remedies. You'll get training in formulary, understanding how and why to blend herbs in a healing and medicinal capacity, and focusing on both the scientific and intuitive reasons for combining herbs together, learning how certain herbs work together, how they fit effectively in a blend, how and why they affect the body's main systems, and how/why/when to use one herb or more than one herb for


Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CTWhen: Second Saturday of each month from 10-6 of April-December 2018 This 125 Hour Medicine Woman's Way Herbal & Spiritual Healing Course (75 classroom/50 Home Study) will meet the second Saturday of each month from 10-6 of April-December. We will explore all aspects of female health, including birth and death, by walking through each stage of the holy trinity, the maiden, mother and crone. Each month will include the following: ceremony, song, ritual, herbs & essences, recipes & self-care, journeys and meditations, all meant to foster personal growth and/or build upon additional healing and herbal practices. Through this immersion into the goddess tradition and the divine feminine, Sisters will gain a deeper understanding of traditional medicine ways and will re-awaken their own inner wise woman. Classes will be held at Twin Star Herbal Education, and we will be outdoors as much as possible in natures classroom. Steep yourself in the ancient wisdom of herbal and plant spirit medicine, embrace the healing gifts of the Woman's Medicine Way and empower yourself through self love, healing and reconnection to the oldest healing tradition known on Earth.

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Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CTWhen: The Herb Justice - Seed to Market course will be offered the 4th Monday of each month March-October from 9-5 at the Wingdale Community Farm in Wingdale, NY. Students will be responsible for attending at least 4 Saturday markets. First Class March 28th to November 28 2018 Herb justice is a belief that all communities should have access to high quality locally grown herbal plants and remedies. Students in the Herb Justice Seed to Market program will learn first hand how to grow, tend and harvest dozens of medicinal herbs that are grown at Wassaic Community Farm, in Wassaic NY. Participants will also work closely with the diversity of medicinal and edible plants that grow wild throughout our area. Throughout the program we will use these herbs to prepare herbal teas, salves and tinctures and bring these remedies to our rural and urban neighboring communities through various farmers markets. The Seed to Market participants will actively engage in the Herb Justice concept by learning to share herbal healing with the public regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community. This program was designed to be a continuation of


Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CTWhen: We are only offering TWO weekday Foundations in Herbalism classes in 2018! The program at our home studio in New Milford, CT will be offered on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month March-October (July & Sept will be the 2nd & 3rd Monday due to Holidays) from 9:30- 4:30. Our Brooklyn, NY classes will be offered Help Your Self in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month March-October (July & Sept will be the 2nd & 3rd Monday due to Holidays) from 10:30- 5:30 At Twin Star Herbal Education we draw upon traditional, holistic modalities that empower individuals to live a healthy and peaceful modern life. This program will meet bi-weekly throughout the growing season, March through October. Each session focuses on one of the seven sacred healing centers (chakras) and the corresponding system of the body. We honor and recognize the significant connection between well-being and our direct relationship with nature. This program provides the opportunity to continually deepen that bond by spending time outdoors in Natures classroom discovering the numerous healing benefits of the plants that grow all around us. By strengthening our


Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CTWhen: One full Saturday and one weekday evenng a month December - May of 2015 Beginning in December of 2014 the level two portion of Twin Star Herbal Studies will begin. The class will be a total of 125 hours of combined classroom hours and home study and may be paired with our Costa Rica trip for an additional 75 hours in tropical herbalism. Topics covered will include:
  • Advanced herbal medicine making
  • Pathology and protocol for common ailments and disease
  • Materia medica on 50 + popular herbal remedies
  • Herbal Case Studies
  • Herbal Shamanism
  • Botanical Illustration
  • Wild Food feast

Program Details:

125 Certificate Hours from Twin Star Herbal Education *Please note Twin Star level one or another comparable herbal studies course is a pre-requisite for Twin Star level II Phone: (203) 313-7883E-mail: twinstarherbinfo@gmail.com(link sends e-mail)For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com


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