The Harmony Way
Professional Herbalist Training Program
*Completion of the Harmony Way Home & Family Herbal Training Program*
As seen in the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation
This is a complete, two-year, VIRTUAL herbal training certificate program, primarily in western herbalism, for those who seek to become professional herbalists. A live, virtual class that meets once per month, the format is mainly lecture/discussion-based with textbooks, readings and individual projects and homework each month.
This long-awaited and much requested program will teach you everything you need to know to confidently practice professional herbalism, whether working with private clients in the community, crafting special herbal remedies to gift or sell to others or owning your own herbal business. This will give you a comprehensive education in the legalities, practical know-how, creative applications, background, historical, scientific and folkloric elements, professional herbal styles of assessment of clients and herbal energetics, a Materia medica, sustainability/ethics guidelines, herbal affinities for various systems of the body, specializations in herbalism and so much more.
Do you crave more herbal wisdom? Do you love plants?
Do you want to feel a deeper connection to your calling
and become a practicing herbalist?
Do you want to bring together your love of nature and herbalism with a professional career that makes a positive difference in the world?
Then, this complete, professional-level training program may be an ideal match for you!
Some of what you can expect to learn in this virtual training program...
*Systems of the body, herbal affinities for these systems and their organs, basic anatomy/physiology
*Effective herbal formulation and various types of remedies for the serious herbalist
*Herbal energetics, traditional remedies, folklore, history and current evidence-based research
*Safe, responsible, sustainable herbalism, foraging and herb growing
*How to know which herb(s) to give someone for that individual's personal situation and needs
*Herbal safety, dosing and contraindications
*Herbal first aid
*Necessary herbal jargon/Specialized vocabulary (ex. maceration, basal rosette, demulcent, etc.)
*Herbal actions and various effects
*Common ailments and herbal formulas to help
*Common herbal assessments to determine what will assist with healing various conditions
*Ethics, responsibilities and professional standards of herbalism
*Various paths to becoming an herbalist
*Different styles/Mindsets/Techniques in herbalism and career options
*Various types of herbalism/How herbalism can be applied in a multitude of settings
*Legalities of herbalism and terms herbalists can and cannot use under local, state and Federal laws
*Avoiding cultural appropriation in herbalism
*Running a successful herbal business or other herbal organization
*Where to find sustainable, organic herbs and building your Materia medica and herbal apothecary
*Professional development and herbal associations to find community and continuing education after this course
*Support for women's, men's, children's, senior citizen's, LGBTQIA2S+, BIPOC/AAPI unique herbal issues and other
populations' considerations and contraindications and intersectionality in conscious, respectful herbalism
*Pet/Animal Health (including common farm animals)
*End of life herbalism/Hospice care comforts
*The math and chemistry of herbalism and effectively creating all types of herbal remedies that you will need
*Planning/Growing/Maintaining a medicinal herb garden
*Evolution of modern herbalism and its ancient roots
*Adaptogenic qualities of herbs
*How western herbalism connects in many ways with other styles of herbalism (Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese
*Common herb-drug-nutrient interactions
*Preserving herbs for later use
*When to NOT use herbs
*Lifestyle and nutrition as part of a complete and holistic approach to herbalism
*Helping your clients to safely and effectively support their medical treatments with herbal remedies
*Why herbal medicine is NOT considered part of modern allopathic medicine and how both can harmonize
*Case studies and real-life situations to help you feel prepared
*Healing crises and how to help yourself/others during these times, applying herbalism and using your intuition
*Flower Essences as energetic/emotional support and how to make and use them as part of your herbal practice
*Applying herbalism for true health of body, mind, emotions and spirit and shamanic herbal techniques
*Making remedies taste pleasant and utilizing medicinal and culinary herbs and spices effectively in foods
*Regional plants/fungi of the land, sea, deserts, mountains, woodlands and rainforests and their energies
...and SO MUCH MORE!
Does a beautifully stocked herbal apothecary, an herbal business or the ability to find herbal medicine literally anywhere appeal to you?
If so, this may be the perfect class for you!
Over 350+ Hours of Professional Level,
Experiential Herbal Training!
(Not for academic credit)
As part of your education, this training program Includes:
-Virtual Class Lectures
-Virtual Class Discussions
-Monthly Readings Outside of Class
-Individual & Group Projects with Teacher Feedback
-Monthly Short Essay Responses &
Other Written Homework with Teacher Feedback
-Herbal Assessments/Plans with Teacher Feedback
-Herbal Remedy Formulation with Teacher Feedback
-Additional Handouts & Articles
-Occasional Pre-recorded Videos
-Unlimited Support Outside of Class via Email
-Field Trips (Whether you are Local to Western MA or Live far Away)
-Additional Mentoring After Graduation from this Program
THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND IS HELD LIVE EACH MONTH.
YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL VIRTUAL CLASSES AND TO COMPLETE ALL ASSIGNED WORK TO GRADUATE FROM THIS PROGRAM.
*You will be expected to purchase, borrow or rent required textbooks for this course (not available through Harmony Way) in order to complete this program and its readings and other homework.*
Cost of The Harmony Way Professional Herbalist Training Program:
Options for Payment:
1. One-time payment in full of Sliding Scale $1,400-$1,600 (for ENTIRE 24-month program)
2. Two payments of Sliding Scale $725-$800
3. Four payments of Sliding Scale $365-$400
4. Monthly payments of Sliding Scale $65-$70 for 24 months
*Please consider that this is a significant amount of time, money and effort toward your herbal education and professional preparation before committing to this training program, as NO REFUNDS will be given. You are responsible for payment in full once you register for this course, whether you decide to complete the training program or not.*
Registration opens for 2024-2026:
First virtual class for 2024 begins:
Please CONTACT US.
After you have signed up, made your first payment & completed the online student registration form, you are fully registered for this program!
*By participating in this curriculum, it is understood that the contents shared within this program are NOT intended to give any medical advice, to diagnose or treat any illness(es) and that one should contact a physician for these matters, as well as for advice about medical diagnosis, lifestyle, medications, diet and exercise. Harmony Way/Michelle Caron claim NO responsibility for individual results regarding this curriculum and assume NO liability for any of the techniques, foods or herbs/remedies mentioned or for any other recommendations within the course materials. Please contact your medical professional for advice and further assessment and recommendations before changing any of your current lifestyle, medication, diet or exercise regimens.