Foundations of Herbalism - Professional Herbalism Course - Earth & Water Module Weekend 1
January 20th & 21st: The Female Reproductive System This weekend it’s all about women so join us for a 2 day workshop on womens issues. The Female Reproductive System is complex with many feedback mechanisms involving the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, ovaries, endometrium and the adrenal glands. We’ll explore this dance of the hormones and herbs to keep the system well regulated. Saturday, Jan. 20th:On Saturday we’ll be covering female issues often seen in the earlier years such as dysmenorrhea, irregular periods, infertility, pregnancy and endometriosis. We’ll explore a number of uterine tonics and astringents such as Red Raspberry leaf, Vitex, Shatavari and Dong Quai which normalize function and strengthening the whole system. Sunday, Jan. 21st: Today, we’ll focus on the mature woman and look at conditions that are commonly seen in older women such as vaginal infections and dryness, fibroids, peri-menopausal and menopausal issues including weight gain, memory loss and thyroid dysregulation. We will also look at dietary and lifestyle solutions and specific phyto-steroidal and female regulating herbs such as Kudzu, Maca and Black Cohosh for those conditions. Class is 9am-5pm on January 20th & 21st.Join us for a single day or the whole weekend! The Foundations of Herbalism This year our Professional Herbalism Classes through the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism at Smile are following a new format. They can be taken as a continuous year-long course leading on to the second year of the Professional Herbalism course or taken separately as a one day or weekend course for Continuing Education credit (AHG) or simply for interest’s sake. The Professional Herbalist Program runs over the course of two and a half years (2½). At completion of the first year, students receive a Foundations of Herbalism Certificate. At completion of the second year, students received a Certificate of Advanced Herbal Studies. For those that are interested in clinical practice, there is also a 6 month clinical component. If all stages are completed, students receive a Diploma of Clinical Therapeutic Herbalism. The course is in executive format consisting of 1 weekend a month over a period of 9 months (contained in 3 modules of 3 months each). Students can begin the course at the beginning of any of the modules as they are all self-contained. Study between classes is required. Each of the 3 modules is $699 for a total of $ 2097.00 for each entire year. The clinical component is 2 modules of 3 months for a total of 6 months and is $800 per module. Any class payments can be paid in installments, if desired.