The School of Traditional Western Herbalism offers beginner, advanced and clinical herbalist training courses. Each year can be taken individually (as stand alone courses) or together as part of the 3-year Clinical Herbalist Training Program. Our classes provide a comprehensive foundation for the beginning herbalist, as well as advanced skills needed by clinical herbal practitioners.
THE COMMUNITY CLINIC PRACTICUM
In the third year of our program, students practice in our community herbal clinic and gain experience in our herbal apothecary. Coursework in all courses includes an inspiring and rigorous blend of in-depth study of traditional herbal wisdom integrated with the best of modern advances in progressive holistic health.
ABOUT OUR EDUCATORS
Our instructors and guest instructors include some of the nation’s most respected herbalists and herbal educators from around the country and from here in the Northwest. Being part of our herbalist training program allows for unique opportunities to study with some highly sought after instructors who otherwise rarely make it to the Northwest.
Our past and current instructors and guest instructors include:Chris Smaka, Hanna Jordan, Paul Bergner, Ryan Drum, Chanchal Cabrera, 7Song, Jim McDonald, Larken Bunce, Tania Neubauer, Jillian Stansbury, Peter Holmes, Scott Kloos, Elise Krohn, and others.
THE HERBAL EDUCATION CENTER & THE HERBAL APOTHECARY
The School is part of the Portland Herbal Education Center and has a well stocked community herbal apothecary available to all students, a student clinic, spacious education space, compounding herbal pharmacy and growing herbal research library. Possibilities for apprenticeships are open to interested students.
FLEXIBLE CLASS STRUCTURE
Each nine-month program meets one weekend per month from March to November. This allows people who have families, jobs and other commitments, or who don’t live in the area to take the course without a disruption to their busy schedules.
We are located in the very lively NE Alberta Arts district at 2714 NE Alberta street, surrounded by food, art galleries, cute unique shops, coffee houses and true Portland culture.
2016 HERBALIST TRAINING
We are full for 2015 but are accepting applications for 2016. To apply online, please click here. If you’d like to join us for our shorter courses, herbal movie nights, study sessions, herb and mushroom walks or just be part of our community, please join our mailing list above. We’ll never spam you, we swear!
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