NC School of Holistic Herbalism
The NC School of Holistic Herbalism is the Southeast's oldest herbal studies school. We offer classes for children as well as beginning, intermediate, and advanced adults & provide sound technical training in holistic healing with a focus on preventative lifestyle. Students are educated and empowered to cultivate deep wellness within themselves and others using hands, heart, nature, and plants. Learning in nature and through nature at NCSHH, on our thirty-acre campus, connects the student to the roots and essence of herbalism. Through the study of medicinal plants and holistic living skills, we return the ancient art of healing to the individual and to the family, rebuilding conscientious communities and embracing our divine potential.
Fundamentals of Herbs & Plant Energies
This introductory semester is offered beginning March 28th and again on July 25th. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6-9 pm, at the Center for Vital Living and every other Saturday, 10 am- 2 pm, at Soulflower Botanical Sanctuary.
In this 13-week, 65-hour course, you will learn life skills that can help you personally, professionally or with your family. We explore modern applications of a timeless tradition of working with the plant kingdom, using power point presentation, tactile learning, and hands-on medicine making classes in our herb laboratory.
Topics covered include:
Ayurveda and doshic considerations
Wildcrafting and plant identification
Medicine Making (Salves, Tinctures, oils, etc.)
Herbs for men, women, children, & childbearing
Herbal support for the systems of the body
Natural Skin Care and Aromatherapy
The Herbal Home Medicine Chest
Mushrooms and wild foods
Cost: $600. Payment plans available.
A $50 non-refundable deposit, which is applied to tuition, is required along with application
This course serves as a prerequisite to the Traditional Program and Women?s Health Intensive.
A certificate of completion is given at the end of class.
Wise Woman Fundamentals of Herbalism
In this unique three weekend program, we create a safe and sacred circle for women to connect deeply with the earth and themselves. Together, we take an in-depth journey into the world of edible and medicinal plants, meeting one weekend each month to observe the plants developing from spring to summer.
Through this program, you will develop a circle of herbal allies. In the wise woman tradition, we don't do this by just memorizing facts. This program is an opportunity to create a personal relationship with the plants, the Earth, the Goddess, your intuition, and your own body. It is not only a knowledge base, but also a lifestyle: one of self-love, nourishment, compassion, and caring for the Earth.
We harvest and make medicines together. Through workshops, discussions, and plant walks, you deepen your understanding of how to take health care into your own hands. You take home reading and hands-on assignments as homework to deepen your experience between the weekends. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the program.
In these times, even herbal medicine is following in the footsteps of the pharmaceutical industry, becoming increasingly disconnected and removed from the source. Join Corinna in reweaving the ancient cloak of deep respect for the earth and our own bodies. Reclaim your birthright of knowing how to use the plants around you as food and medicine & loving yourself as a woman, body & soul.
plant identification & wildcrafting
making tinctures, infusions, poultices, oils, salves, and vinegars
wild food harvesting & preparation
the Wise Woman tradition & the truth about witches
herbal first aid & herbs for every cycle of a woman's life
nutrition & traditional diets
communication with plant spirits
includes: tuition, course materials, camping, & meals; organic & delicious!
Dates: 3 weekends; April 21 & 22, May 19 & 20, June 16 & 17
Wise Woman Week Long Immersion:
An opportunity to enjoy this class in a week long intensive. Immerse yourself in
the experience without the interruptions of daily life. Perfect for women out of state. Dates: July 29th-Aug 3rd
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