Flower Essences for Emotional Health with Emily Ruff 2023


Join herbalist Emily Ruff for a five-part series to cultivate a deeper awareness of Flower Essences and how to use them to support your emotional well-being, find balance, and create calm in your daily life.

This five-part course explores the history of these remedies, studies the core 38 essences in-depth, teaches you how to make and formulate them, and provides practical assessment tools for understanding their application. Bach Flower Workbook by Stefan Ball is included in the tuition and is our course textbook. Students receive an additional collection of eight PDF books and dozens of handouts, articles, and studies to supplement their learning. Tuition includes a bottle of Five Flower Rescue Remedy to begin their learning journey and a personalized bottle of flower essence remedies mailed to students at the end of class.

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Date: Five weeks of class meets weekly starting October 19, 2023, from 6:30-8:30 pm each Thursday by Zoom through November 16, 2023

Tuition: $375 includes personalized flower essence and course texts ($100 value). Payment plans are available.
EARLY BIRD TUITION: Save $80! Only pay $295 when you register by October 2nd.

Platform/location: Weekly meetings live via Zoom (Here’s how to access your class.)

26 CEUs are available to Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Dietitians, Nurses & Midwives in the state of Florida through CE Broker for students who successfully complete the course through attendance and submission of assignments. To add CEU credits to your enrollment, click here. An additional $15 educational credit processing fee will apply.

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    • 3 interest-free payments $125.00


Explore flower essences for practical application in your daily life. The course empowers you with the tools to become more aware and compassionate of your emotional states and those of others, to identify areas of imbalance, and to nurture yourself toward emotional harmony with the essences. 

This course covers:
The system of 38 individual Bach Flower Essences 
Their indications for use 
History of flower essences 
Preparation and application techniques 
Florida-based essences

Whether you’re a practitioner or simply seeking self-care, this course empowers you with tools for emotional wellness for a lifetime.

  • Meet for live classes weekly to receive in-depth instruction and personalized mentorship
  • Receive course textbook and eight complimentary ebooks for study and practical exercises
  • Video classes are recorded for those who cannot make the live sessions and for later review
  • Receive a bottle of Rescue Remedy / Five Flower Formula to start your journey to calm and peace
  • Receive a personalized dosage bottle with a unique flower essence formula to continue your experiential learning
  • Connect with other students via a digital community during class and for one full year
Group video conferences will take place in each class session to review course material and receive new lessons. Conferences will be recorded should students miss a session; however, class participation is required for those students receiving continuing education credits. Course tuition includes shipping of textbooks and flower essences for practicum use within the continental United States; students outside of this region will receive a separate invoice for additional shipping costs. Course tuition also includes online access to video conferences and online class platforms for class discussion and digital resources.
Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.

Instructor: Emily Ruff

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Emily Ruff, Executive Director, is a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. Her studies have taken her around three continents where she has studied under healers of many traditions. Her background in gardening and botany came in childhood while wandering the wilderness and digging in the sandy soils of Florida with her grandfather, a tobacco farmer turned urban gardener, and her father, a botany and astronomy professor. Her journey into herbalism continued through apprenticeships in Guatemala under the tutelage of local healers on the southern coast of Lake Atitlan, in the mountains of Vermont at the feet of Rosemary Gladstar, and in the Central Florida apothecary Leaves & Roots with herbalists Carolyn Whitford and George D’Arcy. Emily’s academic studies include Ethnobotany, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies at the University of Central Florida and Curanderismo with the University of New Mexico. She is a Bach Flower Registered Practitioner.

Emily’s dedication to preserving bioregional medicinal plant traditions and ecosystems led her to become active in the organization United Plant Savers. Inspired by a need for greater connection among her regional community, she founded the Florida Herbal Conference event in 2012, an event that continues to sell out annually. In past years, she served multiple terms as president of the Herb Society of Central Florida and as co-founder of Homegrown Local Food Cooperative. Most recently, in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Emily founded the Orlando Grief Care Project. From the community relationships cultivated through the national response to this tragedy, Emily formed the Herbal Action Network to continue weaving the web of compassionate herbalism into community engagement. Emily is an instructor in the Herbal Academy Advanced Herbal Training Course. Sharing her time between Florida and Vermont, she currently serves as director of the Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary.

Emily’s classes have been described as “heart-filled,” “enriching,” and “empowering,” creating a bridge between the teachings of our ancestors and the technologies of our modern world. Emily can be found in joy cooking, practicing yoga, writing, photographing flora, creating music with family and friends, and digging her fingers in the dirt. The plants continue to be her greatest teachers.

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