250-hour Certification in Foundations of Herbal Medicine - Live Instructors
Online 150-hour Certification in Foundations of Herbal Medicine- Self Study
Herbal Zoom Classes
250-hour Certification in Foundations of Herbal Medicine Duration: April 13 - September 28, 2021 Tuition: $2,795.00 + tax With nature as our guide, we will navigate through the year using seasonal foods to keep healthy, and herbal remedies to treat common ailments. We will take an in depth look at different body systems and learn what herbs support each system. In addition to a Western approach to herbal medicine, this program incorporates the Chinese Five Element theory and Curanderismo, a folk healing system from Mexico.
During this course you will learn medicine making, botany for herbalists, herbal therapeutics, herbal materia medica and ethical wildcrafting. We believe that the best way to connect with the plants is to meet them in their natural environment so we take three weekend camping trips to different ecosystems near Santa Fe where you will learn how to identify local medicinal plants and how to responsibly collect them from the wild. The 250 Hour Foundations of Herbal Medicine Program is a 5 1/2 month immersion designed to teach the foundational principles of herbal medicine, medicine making, botany, and ethical wildcrafting. With nature as our guide, we will navigate our way through the year using seasonal foods to keep us healthy, and herbal remedies to treat common ailments. Though the program focuses on local herbs, it also incorporates Western, Southwestern, Ayurvedic, and Chinese Five Element approaches to health and herbal medicine. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate in the Foundations of Herbal Medicine.
Foundations of Herbal Medicine is comprised of four areas of study: Materia Medica covers 30 medicinal plants in depth, with a focus on Southwestern wild and regionally-appropriate garden herbs. Each week focuses on building a relationship with a particular herb. Along with learning through personal experience, this course will cover the plant’s native origin, habitat, growing requirements, medicinal actions, harvesting and processing tips, traditional uses, therapeutic preparations, and contraindications. Herbal Botany develops plant identification skills through the study of plant families, botanical anatomy and vocabulary, and observation skills. From the field, we study local plants in their wild habitats, gain familiarity with the diverse Southwestern ecosystems, and learn how to ethically harvest plants from the wild. In the lab, we learn how to key out unknown plants using a field guide and get up close and personal under the microscope. This course will cover when, how, and why to harvest different plant parts, and how to process and store them for future use. Herbal Pharmacy/Medicine Making covers all the medicine making methods you need to successfully build your herbal medicine chest at home. This hands-on course includes how to make tinctures, vinegars, flower essences, salves, creams, infused oils, herbal honey, lozenges, liniments, syrups, infusions, decoctions, compresses, poultices, first aid applications, and more. Herbal Therapeutics covers the common imbalances and ailments of the major body systems and the herbs that are used to support them. This course teaches the importance and application of herbal actions and energetics. There are also four clinical roundtables which bring theory into practice.
Certificate in Foundations of Herbal Medicine Upon successful completion of this program, students receive a Certificate in the Foundations of Herbal Medicine. Many graduates of herbal certificate programs go on to use their skills with their families, communities, businesses, and healing arts practices. In the United States, there is no license that covers the practice of herbal medicine. In New Mexico, the practice of herbalism is covered under the Unlicensed Health Care Practice Act (www.nmcaamp.org).
If you would like to work toward becoming certified by the American Herbalist Guild, our modules serve as a perfect foundation to work toward this goal. Learn more about their suggested education guidelines at their website: www.americanherbalistsguild.com/herbal_education
Program Dates: The program runs from April 13th to September 28th. There are classes Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with instructor office hours Thursdays. All meetings are 60-75 minutes on Zoom. Application and Deposit: Tuition for Foundations of Herbal Medicine for 2021 Live Online Program: $2,795.00 (plus tax, when applicable) For Application, click here For Payment Plan, click here Milagro Herbs (505) 820-6321 www.milagroschoolofherbalmedicine.com Tomas Enos, Director
2. Online 150-hour Certification in Foundations of Herbal Medicine Duration: Open enrolment (12 months) Tuition: $895.00 The Milagro School of Herbal Medicine is offering an online distance learning program designed to teach the foundational principles of herbal medicine, medicine making, botany, and ethical wildcrafting. We used our in-person program as a template for developing the online program curriculum and format. Our online program is structured similar to our in-person course in that we emphasize the seasons throughout the course, there are four areas of study, and we have a similar timeline, syllabus, and requirements as the in-person certification.
The online program differs from our in-person program in that you do it at your own pace, over a 12 month period as opposed to a tightly structured, in-person program, from the convenience of your home in an independent approach. The online program averages about 3 hours of time per week, but because you are managing your own schedule, you can shape your weekly time commitment to what works best for you, and to accommodate your schedule. There is a difference in cost of the in-person and online program to consider. The online program is a multimedia, high quality program with audio, video, and slideshow presentations so that you will have a personal feel while doing the courses from a distance.
3. Herbal Zoom Classes Classes 1-5 in a series of Herbal Medicine on Zoom (2020)
Know the plants of your area, when to collect, how to collect, how to process fresh or dry.
Basic ideas for medicine making and processing, infusions and decoctions, oils, tinctures
How to make an herbal oil and salve
How to make a tincture – fresh
How to make a tincture – dry
All classes are one hour in length 40-45 minutes of information sharing and then Q & A
Classes to be held every Thursday at 11 am MST. Running from October 8 to November 5, 2020 Registration is necessary at $25.00 Go to our website at www.milagroherbs.com>products>education or call 505-820-6321