The Complete Herbalist program combines classroom, lab and field work from the two most comprehensive courses offered at our school each year. This gives students one of the most in-depth and thorough herbal training experiences available in the region.
The courses included under this umbrella are:
–Foundations of Herbal Medicine
–Advanced Topics in Herbal Medicine
Plant Walks are not a formal part of this program. However students have access to 6 days of free plant walks in the Verde Valley – Sedona – Flagstaff region in March, July and August plus 4 more days of free high elevation plant walks in SW Colorado in late July.
See the course schedule for specific dates.
Class meetings for the Foundations and Advanced Topics programs occur on weekends in northern Arizona, in the Flagstaff – Verde Valley area. Details are provided with the registration info.
Most of the optional free plant walks are also held on weekends. The exceptions are the four days in Colorado which are Monday evening through Thursday evening.
The Complete Herbalist Calendar
Students have two years to complete the course work. An example: a student who registers in January, 2018 has until December, 2019 to attend all the classes.
Courses are taken in the following order:
The Foundations of Herbal Medicine must be taken in its entirety the first year, from February thru October.
The Advanced Topics series is usually offered over three weekends in late winter and may be offered at other times also. It can be taken anytime after the 9 Month Foundations course has been completed.
Who is This Program For?
-If you are considering this program, keep in mind the following:
-This is a big commitment. It is not for everyone.
-Both total beginners and those with some herbal and healing experience are welcome. More important than previous training is an open mind and heart, a sincere desire to learn and a commitment to complete the course work and attend all the meetings.
-You will be challenged. You will grow tremendously. For some, it is a life changing experience.
-There is no refund for people who drop out or simply quit attending classes. A refund is given for any classes that need to be cancelled, for any reason, by the school.
Students Traveling from Out of Town
The One-Weekend-A-Month format is used to assist folks coming from distant towns and other states. The group meets from 9am to mid-afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. This allows travel time for early Saturday mornings and Sunday evenings. If you are flying or taking the train, you may need to arrive Friday evening. Flagstaff has Amtrak service to Los Angeles and Albuquerque. Let us know if you need advice on travel or lodging options.
Past years have seen students attend from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Tucson, Phoenix, Prescott, Page, southern California, Winslow, southern Utah, Las Vegas and Europe.
This course has filled well before January 1 the past few years. If you have decided this is the right program of herbal study for you, please do not hesitate to register.
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An early bird registration discount price of $2075 is available if the course is paid in full by January 1, 2018.
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A payment plan is available, paid on the 15th of each month, January through November during the first year. Click here for details on the Payment Plan.
There are no refunds. This program requires extensive advance planning and is for serious and committed students only. Do not register unless and until you have all questions answered about this program. You are welcome and encouraged to contact us before registering to clarify any questions you have.