Now accepting applications for our Apprenticeship program.

Want to deepen your herbal knowledge through longterm study?

The apprenticeship program starts March 10th and runs through October.

Learn more and apply to become a certified herbalist by clicking here.

To view a full list of our certification courses click here.

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An Introduction to Herbalism – Pleasant Hill Session

– taught by Veronica Ricksen

Tuesdays, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA

This 4-part class is for beginners who want to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore the many facets of herbs and herbal medicine. Class will cover basic human physiology and common herbal remedies for each body system. Students will learn to prepare a number of herbal products, including herbal extracts, salves, lotions, syrups and teas. This class includes an herb walk to a local natural area.

Cost for the series: $472.50 (Includes all materials)
Item Name:
An Introduction to Herbalism- Pleasant Hill
472.50 USD

Cardiology For Herbalists

– taught by Tim Dymond, ND

Sunday March 15, 2020 — 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #G, Berkeley, CA

This class is to help herbalists develop a deeper understanding of the heart and vascular systems in both health and disease.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system
  • Physical examination for the cardiovascular system
  • Clinical signs of heart disease including red flags
  • Strategies for managing and referring clients for further evaluation and treatment

 

The class is designed for practicing professionals as well as students of the healing arts and is the first in a series covering the entire subject of pathology.

Tim Dymond, ND has been practicing naturopathic medicine in San Francisco since 2002 with a focus on herbal medicine, homeopathy, and bodywork. Tim is also a professor of western diagnosis at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.

Cost: $150
Item Name:
Cardiology For herbalists
150.00 USD
Berkeley Herbal Center - Women's Herb Class

Herbs for Women – A 3-Part Series

– taught by Berkeley Herbal Center Staff

Tuesdays, March 17th, 24th, 31st — 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #G, Berkeley, CA

An intensive class focusing on a woman’s life from puberty through menopause. In different phases of life women are challenged with a variety of discomforts and diseases. Women have unique issues to contend with, from menstrual irregularity to PMS, pregnancy, and childbirth to menopause. In this class, we will explain herbal strategies that can help with each phase of life. We will discuss how to make medicine for toning the reproductive system, improving fertility, and dealing with common menstrual and menopausal issues.

March 17th: Menses, PMS, and Women’s Health

March 24th: Pregnancy and Childbirth

March 31st: Menopause and the Wisdom Years

Cost: $75.00 each or $200.00 for the series
Item Name:
March 17th: Menses, PMS, and Women’s Health Session
75.00 USD
Item Name:
March 24th: Pregnancy and Childbirth Session
75.00 USD
Item Name:
March 31st: Menopause and the Wisdom Years Session
75.00 USD
Item Name:
Herbs for Women- Full Series
200.00 USD

Botanical Beauty: Illuminate Your Skin from the Inside Out — A 4-Part Series

– taught by Sarah Buscho

Tuesdays, April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th — 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #G, Berkeley, CA

In this four-part workshop series, students will learn holistic ways in which herbs, food ingredients, and self-care practices can support healthy, vibrant skin. We’ll explore different forms of herbal preparations and their numerous benefits to the skin, both internally and externally. Discover which natural ingredients are best suited for your skin type, and use them to create your own custom blended face and body care products. Together we’ll make a variety of beauty products and herbal remedies, including facial steams, cleansers, toners, masks, scrubs, salves, teas, vinegars, and bath salts. You will leave with an assortment of products and simple do-it-yourself (DIY) recipes to share with family and friends. We’ll wrap up the series with a spa night, pampering ourselves with luxurious facial treatments.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Become familiar with natural ingredients that are used in common skincare products
Learn how diet, lifestyle, and self-care practices can support skin health and beauty
Select ingredients best suited to their skin type
Make their own custom blends of face and body care products

Cost for the series: $250.00 (Includes $50.00 materials fee)
Item Name:
Botanical Beauty Full— 4-Part Series
250.00 USD

Heart Magic

– taught by Francisca Santibanez

Tuesday May 5th, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA

Come join us for an evening of delicious exploration and celebration of the magic, power and beauty of our hearts. We’ll discuss ways to connect with the medicine of our love and passion to heal ourselves and our lives. We’ll learn about some beloved herbal companions that can nourish, inspire, strengthen, and support the wellness of our hearts. We’ll also dive into self-care practices for a “heart led/ heart healthy” lifestyle as well as make luscious potions for love, healing and connection.

Cost: $60
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Heart Magic
60.00 USD

Wisdom of Tobacco

– taught by Francisca Santibanez

Tuesday May 12th, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA

In this class, we will be exploring the nature of a healthy relationship and the fundamental ideals that are critical in maintaining an embodied willful relationship. Incorporating the sacred plant of Tobacco as a potent plant teacher can offer us much in learning about listening, respect, attachment, consent, praise, healthy boundaries, gratitude, and sacred reciprocity. All these will be discussed as functional tools for sustaining a fruitful reciprocal connection with Tobacco and beyond with all our relationships.

Cost: $60
Item Name:
Wisdom of Tobacco
60.00 USD

Nourishing the Nervous System

– taught by Veronica Ricksen

Tuesday May 19th, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA

The nervous system is an electrical system that works within our body. Chronic stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and depression are some of the ways that the nervous system becomes taxed. With the demands of family life, school, career and personal time, we must take the time to support ourselves so we are able to meet the world and show up as our best. How can we best combat these stressors? Plants! In this class we will break down the different parts of the nervous system, common pathologies and triggers of the nervous system, medicinal plants and their actions, flower essences, self-care practices, and how & when to use these plants.

Cost: $60
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Nervous System
60.00 USD

Sanctuary Embodied; Energetic Hygiene

– taught by Francisca Santibanez

Tuesdays, June 30th & July 7th 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA

In this 2 part class we will dive into traditional and contemporary methods to support a clear energetic container for spiritual practice and mental clarity, granting us connection to our higher selves and our truth. We will focus on folk therapies working with tools and herbs to add to our practice for clearing our bodies and field.

Cost: $120
Item Name:
Sanctuary Embodied
120.00 USD

An Introduction to Herbalism Session 1

– taught by Ashley Campos

Thursdays, July 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Herb walk Sunday, July 26th from 10:00-2:00 pm.

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #G, Berkeley, CA

This 4-part class is for beginners who want to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore the many facets of herbs and herbal medicine. Class will cover basic human physiology and common herbal remedies for each body system. Students will learn to prepare a number of herbal products, including herbal extracts, salves, lotions, syrups and teas. This class includes an herb walk to a local natural area.

Cost for the series: $472.50 (Includes all materials)
Item Name:
An Introduction to Herbalism 1
472.50 USD

An Introduction to Herbalism Session 2

– taught by Berkeley Herbal Center Staff

Sundays, July 19th, 26th, August 2nd and 9th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Herb walk Saturday, August 8th from 10:00-2:00 pm.

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #G, Berkeley, CA

This 4-part class is for beginners who want to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore the many facets of herbs and herbal medicine. Class will cover basic human physiology and common herbal remedies for each body system. Students will learn to prepare a number of herbal products, including herbal extracts, salves, lotions, syrups and teas. This class includes an herb walk to a local natural area.

Cost for the series: $472.50 (Includes all materials)
Item Name:
An Introduction to Herbalism 2
472.50 USD

An Introduction to Herbalism Session 3

– taught by Ashley Campos

Wednesdays, August 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Herb walk Sunday, August 23rd from 10:00-2:00 pm.

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #G, Berkeley, CA

This 4-part class is for beginners who want to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore the many facets of herbs and herbal medicine. Class will cover basic human physiology and common herbal remedies for each body system. Students will learn to prepare a number of herbal products, including herbal extracts, salves, lotions, syrups and teas. This class includes an herb walk to a local natural area.

Cost for the series: $472.50 (Includes all materials)
Item Name:
An Introduction to Herbalism 3
472.50 USD

 

Consider Donating

Berkeley Herbal Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible. Tax ID #14-1975183

If you would like to donate by check or cash, please send an envelope addressed to:

Berkeley Herbal Center
1250 Addison St., #G
Berkeley, CA 94702