It's back to school time and many of us are thinking about classes and courses we are going to take this year. I myself have picked out a few.... If you are thinking about an Herbal Apprenticeship we have several options for you
Like the course suggests this is a practical hands on class.
You will learn to integrate herbs into your daily life and come away with a huge recipe book, addressing first aid, common ailements. You will become proficent in the herbal pharmaacy, and learn guidelines for creating your own remedies that are both effective and tasty. You will learn all about nourishing and tonifying herbs and create a 12 month protocol that will increase you basic health and teach you the importance of self care. You will also learn how to create a home apothecary from your own herbal garden.
This course meets 1 Sunday per month for 9 months. It is our only week-end offering. This course is also perfect for the student that is coming from a little further afield, the student who just wants to learn some basic kitchen herbalism or the student that wants to check us out before committing to the 10 month beginner/intermediate apprenticeship
To learn more about Practical Herbalism or to Sign Up please click here
This innovative program is the heart and soul of Blazing Star Herbal School now in its 30th year, weaves experiential learning about healing herbs with developing a profound understanding of seasonal rhythms and the timeless elements of traditional healing. By joining us in 2015 you are committing to embarking on a journey towards wholeness. As well as the study of medicinal herbs, you will be deepening your connection nature and the seasons, exploring the local economy and sustainability and creating seasonal rituals with a group of green allies both human and plant...the result will be a deep and unforgettable connection.
You can read what past students have to say about this program here
You can see what apprentices get up to assignment wise here
** New this year Tammi Sweet's complete and fabulous! online Anatomy and Phsiology Program "Exploring the Beauty and the Mystery of the Body" is being integrated into the apprenticeship.
3) The Advanced Apprenticeship Year 2 ( for those who have completed a full year program or more in Herbal Studies)
This program meets on alternate Thursdays (twice per month) and is aimed to deepen the knowledge of students as they work towards becoming community/clinical herbalists. While we get more clinical and explore the body and what ails, The Self Care and Deep Nourishment theme explored in great detail during the Beginner Apprenticeship will continue to feature strongly as it is my belief that this is the foundation of good health! The student will come away from this program with several detailed protocols for treating common and not so common ailments and will feel more comfortable using their materia medica developed in year 1.
To learn more about the Advanced Apprenticeship and to sign up click here
4) Understanding the Language of Plants
"The question is not what you look at but what you see."
Henry David Thoreau
Join us on this new adventure A Sensory Immersion Practicum: "Undertanding the Language of Plants" This program will meet on alternate thursdays beginning in April 2015. It is appropriate for all levels beginner, through advanced practitioner as we will be expanding our connection to plants allowing for a deeper understanding of our materia medica based on our senses. We will cultivate plant wisdom by working with:
* The Art of Seeing *
* Plant Attunements *
* Learning to Imagine*
* Plant Sensing*
* Sacred Medicines *
* The Doctrine of Signatures*
* The Art of Creating Ceremony*
This program will run bi-weekly on Thursdays from April through October
Cost $750 (if you take this class along with the Therapeutic Herbalism the fee is $500)
Please email if you are interested in this program!