Thyme Herbal Class
Thyme Herbal Class
Advanced Herbal Apprenticeship
About the Course

Venture deeper into the world of medicinal plants, the body and healing.  

This course is open to those who have taken The Art of Home Herbalism or to students who have completed a comparable course of study with another herbalist. It will be focused on gaining experience and increasing the scope and depth of herbal knowledge in areas of materia medica, medicine making and body system therapeutics. Students will gain an understanding of energetic principals and learn how to apply herbal medicine to support individual constitutions, conditions and illnesses. Emphasis will be placed on personal projects outside of class and sharing those experiences with other students as a way to both encourage and expand each student’s skills and confidence. This course will speak equally to the serious student of herbal medicine, the passionate hobbyist and those committed to personal self-care. This course will be inspirational and nurture the deepest part of yourself as the keeper of your own health as well as that of your community.

Topics Will Include:

  • Body System Therapeutics for the Respiratory, Immune, Urinary, Cardiovascular and Female & Male Reproductive Systems
  • Introduction to Ayurveda as a form of Assessment and Healing
  • Energetics of Plants, People and Illness
  • Advanced Medicine Making
  • Herbal Formulary
  • Materia Medica Development
  • Building Personal Relationships with Plants and Plant Medicine

Required Reading

  • Earthwise Herbal: Guide to New World Medicinal Plants, Matthew Wood
  • Earthwise Herbal: Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants, Matthew Wood
  • Holistic Anatomy, Pip Waller
  • The Yoga of Herbs, David Frawley & Vasant Lad


A certificate is awarded upon completion of the course.

Dates and Details

2017 Advanced Apprenticeship:

1 Tuesday per month, 9:30 – 3:30 pm, March through December.
Tuesdays: April 25, May 23, June 27, July 18, August 29, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 19.

Once class dates are set, changes are unlikely, but possible and will only be made if absolutely necessary. If you are registered for a class and a date change needs to be made, you will be individually informed as soon as possible.

What if I have to miss a class?

Most students will have to miss at least one class over the course of the year. This is understandable and acceptable. Brittany can provide some materials to help you make up what you have missed, including reading assignments and activities. Students can coordinate with one another to get notes from missed classes.

Cost and Payment Details

Cost: $795, payment plans available.
Classes include potluck lunches and herbs for medicine making

Payment Plan Options

Deposit of $255 due upon registration.  Deposits are non-refundable and required to hold your spot in the class.

Payment Plan Option A: Following $255 deposit, student will make 2, $270 payments.Payment 1: $270, due on or before May 2017 class meeting.Payment 2: $270, due on or before August 2017 class meeting.

Payment Plan Option B: Following $255 deposit, student will make a total of 9, $60 payments to be paid at each class meeting.