Module 3: Advanced Western Herbalism


FACULTY: Teachers for this program will be Rylan Sian, Whitney Staeb, Frieda Kapar Bay, Cheryl Fromholzer, Kia Sanford, and Karen Aguiar. For a complete list of Core Faculty and Guest Teachers, please visit: Faculty Listing

COST: $2,400. A $400 deposit holds your space once you’ve been accepted into the program.
Monthly payment plans are available with arrangements made at time of acceptance into the program. Limited scholarships and work/trades are available for those in need with a focus on aiding POC and low-income women.

Class meets every Tuesday (6:30 to 9:30pm) from January 7th through June 30th (holidays excepted) as well as several weekend days.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme, 1447 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415.524.8693

An advanced-level program designed to prepare Western Herbalists for clinical work.

January - June 2020

Deepen your knowledge and sharpen your skills as a Western herbalist so that you become a confident, well-trained clinician.

Class begins on January 7th through June 30th and meets every Tuesday evening in addition to several weekend days.

We will cover clinical practices and the art of intake, and review physiology, herbal therapeutics and techniques specific for clinical application. Students will be given more advanced, difficult case studies for completion and review. In addition, we will continue our studies into advanced medicine making techniques and diagnostics including body, pulse and tongue assessments.

Students must have completed an intermediate-level Western herbal program and have a good understanding of medicine making, herbal energetics, herbal therapeutics and formulation. Training in diagnostic techniques including body, pulse and tongue assessment is also recommended. An interview process must be completed prior to acceptance. Contact us here.

In addition to classroom lecture and experiential “hands-on” core intensives, each student is expected to spend time doing research. All homework assignments must be completed on time. Certification is based on participation and successful completion of all assignments as well as a final exam.

It is recommended that each student build a good herbal reference library. Required reading includes “The Consultation in Phytotherapy” by Peter Conway. Other books may be recommended throughout the course of the program.