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.


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Plants included in the program are listed in the 2019 Immersion Syllabus.


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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.

The pains we feel are messengers and plant based remedies are a powerful response to listening. Daily protocols for chonic pain and heavy hitters for acute flare upsare addressed in this day long Medicine Making and practical application workshop.

This class is part lecture and part hands on to help you understand the physiology of pain while providing practical solutions that you can begin applying immediately.

Topics of discussion include muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, nerve pain,headaches, fibromyalgia, TMJ, heartache. Medicine making projects include hydrotherapy applications- herbs for bathing, vascular flushes, cross fiber friction cryotherapy (ice), hot towel application, herbal compress, poultice and liniment, ritual use of plants through plant placement, homeopathy, flower essences.


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

Materia medica includes herbs used internally for pain, how to choose your remedy based on presenting symptoms, safety, dosage, ethics.

Self care discussion and demonstration includes self applied trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage through movement, isometric stretches for neck and shoulder, psoas stretches and opening the drains through accessing muscle attachments.

Class size is limited. Pre registration is required, payment required to hold your space.

To register, scroll to the bottom of the page and follow the link to Register. Pay pal payment option is located on a separate link.

Class location 320 East Fairhaven Burlington, Washington


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


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