Our classes are taught by some of the most sought after herbalists, nutritionists, and mind body medicine experts from the Northwest and around the country.
Our classes are an exciting, dynamic and inspiring blend of small group practice, discussions, lectures, hands-on exercises, clinic work and field work, that keep students engaged, evolving and learning in a supportive learning community.
Our programs are structured to provide a complete and comprehensive education and still accommodate people with busy schedules, and/or who live outside the area and travel to our classes.
Each school program meets 1 weekend per month for 8-9 months.
We offer our programs at a great value to ensure that the classes are accessible to people with various backgrounds and resource levels. Payment plans are available to qualified students.
Our school places the highest priority on practical real world experience-based holistic health. Our faculty are practitioners, clinical supervisors and experienced herbalists who share the wisdom they’ve learned from their clinical experience as well as their study. Our students gain extensive guided and supervised experience with healing plants, nutrition and clients so that they develop their abilities through their practice as opposed to just hearing or reading about it.
Vital Ways strives to teach, and share holistic health information with integrity, authenticity, and a continual striving for truth. Our faculty are continually evolving their knowledge and skills, testing all their ideas to ensure the information shared is of the greatest trustworthiness and usefulness.
Our students come from diverse backgrounds and ages, and are an inspiring, engaging and supportive group of like-minded people, dedicated to holistic herbalism, health, healing and education.
To apply to one of our programs click here.
To find out more, feel free to send us an email, give us a call, or stop in to the Center, and Apothecary to have an inspiring chat, experience a class, get a tour, or to pick up some much needed herbs or supplements.
Our herbalist training program, while providing a certificate of completion & recognition with successful completion of all course requirements does not provide any professional degree or a license to practice medicine, diagnose illness /disease, or prescribe medications. All information on this site and in our courses is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical care or medical advice. Rather, our school is founded on the belief that the understanding of herbal traditions, medicinal properties of plants, and the skills of using herbal preparations for self, family, friends, and the community, are important traditions passed down to us through the generations, and are essential to the individual and collective well-being of all people.