2019 Integrated Plant Medicine Immersion

Seven Month herbal medicine training program begins March 2019. Students meet one weekend a month for a full weekend of hands on training in plant identification, medicine making, body awareness, field study, herbal first aid. Live training is supported by home study projects to complete at home between class, building a strong foundation in herbal medicine.

The Integrated Plant Medicine Immersion integrates plant centered curriculum around body awareness practices of anatomy and physiology, herbal energetics, six tissue states, 5 Element theory, bodywork, pulse reading and exceptional apothecary skills. Medicine making curricilum includes water based applications for internal and external use, food as medicine, alcohol based tinctures in the folk and standardized tradition, flower essence making, hydrosols, herbal oils and salves, oxymels and miels.

Field study includes plant identification of bio regional plants, common weeds and cultivated medicinals. Strong emphasis is placed on practical hands on training in harvest techniques, habitat awareness, soil building, propagation and preservation of harvested botanicals. Wild crafting harvest sites include the Upper Skagit, Camano Island and a two day field trip to the Methow Valley.

2019 IPMI includes day classes in flower essences, distillation and hydrosols and wilderness first aid. Live curriculum is supported by home study projects to complete between sessions building a strong foundation of herbal knowledge and practical wisdom.

Students of this program have gone on to be community herbalists, growers, wildcrafters, body workers, medicine makers. The nature of the program allows students to experience the myriad ways that plants are used for healing with the intention of guiding students to their specialty.

Registration is open. Program dates are March 30-31, April 2021, May 18-19. June 15-16, July 13-14 August 17-18, September 14-15

Tuition is $1500 with early bird tuition of $1350.00 available until December 15. Tuition includes all live training, home study projects, plants used in class. For class and money matters, see the link below. 2019 Immersion Syllabus

2019 program includes guest instructors Natasha Clarke for a journey in building personal relationship with plants through an outing with Pond Lily and Nancy Welliver, ND, herbalist and master distiller will be teaching on distillation and hydrosols at the Upper Skagit location.



Tuition includes over 110 hours of live training, all plant material used in class, hands outs and plants used to make medicines in class for the student to take home.

Students are required to purchase their own medicine making materials.

Everclear, brandy or vodka

Glycerine, honey, vinegar

Olive Oil, beeswax, essential oils

Jars, cutting board, knife

Pruners, Hori-hori trowel, gloves

Recommended Books

Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West Micheal Moore

Book of Herbal Wisdom Matthew Wood

Healing Wise Susun Weed

The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism Matthew Wood

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast Pojar and Mackinnon


Erin Vanhee, LMT, Herbalist

2019 IPMI Class Syllabus  Important Dates  Supply List

Session One   March 30-31

Introduction to Herbal Medicine and Each Other

Nourishing Herbal Traditions Water based Preparations Infusions, decoctions, syrups, baths Six Steps of Healing

Wildcrafting Guidelines/ Field Study/Wild Edibles Food As Medicine

Session Two   April 20-21

Holistic Body System Awareness

Field Study/ Wild harvest/ Plant Identification/Organic Cutivation/Propagation

Medicine Making/Apothecary Studies- Folk Method/Standardized Method

Beginning Herbal First Aid

Session Three   May 18-19

Field Studies / Wildcrafting trip to Eastern Washington

Plant Identification/Wildcraft/Wild-tend  Habitat Awareness

Session Four   June 15-16

Flower Essences, Herbs of Intuition, Dreaming

Visiting Pond Lily Strengthening Personal Connection with Plants. Guest Instructor Natasha Clarke, Inner Earth Healing

Herbs for Trauma/Emotional aspect of healing, Ritual Baths

Herbal Energetics, Six Tissue States

Session Five   July 13-14

Pain Management, Topical Application of Plants

Field Study/Herbal Preservation/Drying, Storage

Hydrosols With Nancy Welliver, ND

Session Six   August 17-18

Treatment Strategies, Pulse reading

Apothecary Studies Bringing it all together.

Field Studies Bringing it all together

Session Seven   September 14-15

Friday  Test/Overview

Saturday  Cultivating presence. Case Studies

Sunday Celebration  Medicine Making Barter Faire

Plant based Remedies, Self Care Solutions for Pain ~Day Intensive

Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:30-5:00, Apothecary Wellness Center Burlington, WA Tuition: $85.00, includes 7 hours live training, hand outs and all plant material used in class. 4 CEUs available for LMT’s.

January Class is full.


Freshly dug roots of Solomon’s Seal. Polygonatum sp.


Erin’s enthusiasm, energy and love for what she does comes through in every class. She is in her element outdoors and sharing her knowledge of the plants, their uses and how to create an herbal apothecary comes easy to her. I have really enjoyed her hands on approach and her wonderful “juju”. - MJ, 2017 Apprentice


Ready To Register and Experience the natural world while exploring your personal relationship with plants?

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