What kinds of classes do you offer?
“Herbalism for Beginners” is a series of seven classes where we cover herbs for each major system of the body. Students gain hands-on experience during each class making medicinal products, and light homework assignments are given each class.
When do you offer this course?
Students meet on Tuesday evenings, from 6:45PM-8:45PM at Herbal Passion. Because it takes about two months to make some of our medicine, we meet mostly every other Tuesday. Sessions are offered from January-March and September-November. **Hannah is considering offering a summer session in 2020 if there is enough interest–drop a comment below if interested**
Who takes this course?
There is a limit of 8 students per series. Hannah has graduated 5 classes (going on 6 in March!), and the student body has been beautifully diverse. Ranging in age, culture, gender, and profession, what ties us all together is a common thirst for herbal knowledge. This course is designed to bring the community together and empower people to take control of their own health and well-being.
How much does it cost?
Tuition for the entire series is $450.00 A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required to secure your space. The remaining $400.00 is due by the first night of class. **payment plans have been made in the past**
Will I graduate as an Herbalist?
The term “Herbalist” is not regulated, so theoretically any person could call him/herself an Herbalist. This course is not designed for students looking to gain a certification or “title” as an herbalist. Rather, it is designed for students looking to learn how to incorporate herbs into their own daily life. Most students upon completion of this series feel excited to learn more–they are just at the beginning of their herbal journey! Ultimately, we are all just beginners since the beauty of plant medicine is that it is a vast, endless ocean of information waiting for us to dive in and explore! As my dear teacher says, “To be a good Herbalist is not to know the properties and uses of every plant, but rather, to connect with, and deeply get to know a handful of plants really well. That, is a good Herbalist.”
What other classes are offered for graduates?
Hannah encourages her students to attend herbal conferences and continue their education through self-study; she provides students with a list of references (conferences, books, websites, online schools) on the first day of class. She also plans on offering Advanced Modules beginning in the spring of 2020. These modules will be offered individually–meaning you can sign up for as many or as few as you like based on interest. These modules will cover a variety of topics based on student interest, and guest teachers will be invited to speak for some of the modules.