Are you interested in learning how to safely and effectively use medicinal herbs for the healing of body, mind, and spirit in an inspiring and supportive learning community?
Would you like to reclaim or deepen your connection with the wisdom of nature and the practice of the ancient healing tradition of herbalism?
Are you looking for an herbal studies program with a class schedule that accommodates your busy family/work life or your need to commute to classes from outside of Portland?
Do you already have training in herbalism and want to further your knowledge and skill level through advanced study with experienced herbal educators and practitioners?
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 well-rounded and solid 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.
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, Jillian Stansbury, Chanchal Cabrera, 7Song, Jim McDonald, Larken Bunce, Tania Neubauer, Deborah Frances, Peter Holmes, Lydia Bartholow, 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 steet, surrounded by food, art galleries, cute unique shops, tea and coffee houses and true Portland culture.
We are currently accepting applications for the Advanced Herbalist Training that starts in March and the Fundamentals Herbalist Training that starts in May.. To apply online, please click here.
If you have questions about our program or classes, please email us at email@example.com for more information. You can also find information about registration and tuition by clicking here.