[SOUTH FLORIDA] Roots of Herbalism in Coral Gables

Published on April 7, 2015 under Classes
[SOUTH FLORIDA] Roots of Herbalism in Coral Gables


Roots of Herbalism explores the philosophies of ecological Herbalism, the practices of herbal nutrition, and the foundations of holistic health. Students learn to make their own herbal preparations, including tisanes and tinctures, to apply the knowledge they learn about the plants.

~ Discover your relationship to plants and the environment, and its impact on your personal health

~ Explore the theory, philosophy, and history of ecological herbalism and ethnobotany

~ Understand the role of the nervous system and emotional, mental, and spiritual health in our physical wellbeing

~ Learn techniques to integrate herbal wellness into a daily lifestyle practice

~ Discuss important foundational nutritional principles to nourish your body’s own healing capacity

~ Learn the botanical classification, parts used, and prominent medicinal uses of over 20 herbs from Native American and Western Materia Medica, to begin building your knowledge of herbs

~ Explore through hands-on experience how to make your own herbal preparations to apply your herbal knowledge through practical application, including tisanes, tinctures, and topical applications

~ Learn how to integrate these ancient teachings into our modern day world

Roots of Herbalism is intended as an introduction for those who wish to help themselves and their families achieve radiant wellbeing through natural health. It is a practical course well-suited for laypeople and health professionals alike. The course seeks to marry ancient traditions with the scientific context of our modern world. Our goal is to reclaim our herbal heritage and empower students to apply these teachings for optimum wellbeing in balance with today’s society. We focus our study on plants which are common in the Native North American and Western European traditions, which grow native or can be easily cultivated. This course includes 16 class contact hours, handouts, herbal samples, and assignment feedback. Students learn 25 herbs and their uses through hands-on interaction with the plants in their living and dried form. The additional course textbook, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, may be purchased at the school.

Roots of Herbalism is the prerequisite course to our Family Herbalist Program, an intermediate course which empowers students to provide primary care of health for their family and friends. This program is prerequisite to our professional training, the Community Herbalist Program, intended for those wishing to integrate these teachings into a professional or clinical setting.

Space in each class is limited, and these courses fill quickly. This is the first time this class has been offered in South Florida.

Roots of Herbalism is also offered as a self-paced Home Study Course featuring DVD, Book, and Plant Samples: Click Here to Learn More

Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.

Saturday April 25 – Sunday April 26, 2015

10 am – 6 pm each day

Tuition: $250.00 includes herbal materials (plus $15 CEU fee, if applicable)

Early Bird Discount $175 if you register before March 20th, 2015

THIS CLASS IS HOSTED BY OUR SOUTH FLORIDA BRANCH, at Gables Optimal Health, 195 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, 33134.

Please contact (305) 851-5657 or for questions.

Instructor: Emily Ruff

or try our Home Study Course

12 CEUs are offered for Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Dietitians, and Nutritionists in the state of Florida for a $15 processing fee


April 25, 2015 – April 26, 2015

195 Giralda Avenue

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