9-Month Program
June 2024 - March 2025
June 1 July 6 Aug 3 Sept 7 Oct 5 Nov 2 Jan 11 Feb 8 March 8
(no class in December)
Class Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Location: Salt Spring Island

Space is limited. This program always quickly fills, reserve your spot today. 

 
This signature program has been offered to hundreds of students since 2008. What makes this program so unique is the marriage of both the practical, hands-on application of herbalism combined with the traditional, intuitive wisdom of the Wise Woman Way, taught by a sought-after teacher with over 20 years of clinical experience.
You will learn how to make potent, effective herbal medicine for yourself, family, friends and community saving hundreds of dollars on over-the-counter remedies and saving countless hours trying to figure out how to ease common household ailments. 
A certificate of completion will be granted to all students who attend 80% of all classes.  

"As a beginner in the world of plant medicine, I have often felt intimidated by this path. However the way this program weaves the essence and magic of plants with the science of herbal medicine has helped me find my confidence and clarity in working with herbs." Lisa W. 

ENROLL TODAY!
Seraphina is a powerful and gifted teacher. Weaving together scientific frameworks with intuitive ways of knowing, she supports her students to dive deep into the mystery of plant medicine and holistic healing.
Infused with beauty, ritual, and heart, her classes open up a space in between worlds -rooted in the physical and simultaneously immersed in the ever expansive spiritual realm of which we are all a part of.
Seraphinas warmth and deep presence supports her students to connect with their own intuition, inner wisdom and ancestral ways of knowing that are rooted deeply within our bodies. This is a precious and vital gift in a world that often has many of us disconnected, disempowered, and severed from our own truth and wholeness. Re-membering our way back into relationship with ourselves, each other and the land is a deep deep medicine and Seraphina guides this journey with skill, integrity, compassion and wisdom.
TESSA,
Nurse

Anxiety * Colds * Cough * Flu * Fatigue * Eczema * Constipation * Diarrhea * First Aid * Headaches * Heartburn * Menstrual pain * Muscle spasms * Nausea * Nervous system depletion * Sleep * Stomach aches * Urinary conditions * Endocrine system....and so much more! 

The heart of this program is the development of a personal relationship with plants. The course materials are taught from the Vitalistic perspective, which emphasizes the Vital Force (Qi) and returning the body to balance, rather than simply suppressing symptoms.
 
Participants of this program will learn a whole new perspective on regaining health, and how to enhance our vitality. This program does not simply teach "this herb for that", but rather, delves deeper into how to match a person to the correct herb for their body. This is a truly holistic approach to healing which is deep, powerful, effective - and easy to understand. 
This program braids the traditional wisdom of grandmother medicine, folk magic, vitalism, intuition and practical modern science inspired by Seraphina's 20-years as as clinician. 

You will learn how to build an affordable home herbal pharmacy on a budget with simple ingredients to address a wide variety of common ailments. 

* Tinctures * Syrups * Electuaries * Herbal Pastes * Glycerites * Oxymels * Herbal Vinegars * Dual Extracts * Herbal Oils * Cultured Vegetables * Intermediary Extracts * Standard Method * Folk Method * Medicated Salves * Luxurious Face Creams * Poultice * Compress * Facial Serums * Cleansers * 

 What You Get

 150 pages of beautiful handouts 
70 Hours class-time instruction 30+ Unique Recipes 


 Join a beautiful local community of plant lovers just like you!
 
Classes are purposely kept small so each person receives direct guidance from Seraphina for medicine-making.  

Class supplies are included in tuition. 

Tuition: $2,200. 
Early-Bird Until May 1st $1,850. 

"I found this program to be very well rounded and holistic. Seraphina has shown me how to deepen my relationship to plants in an intimate way and has inspired me to deepen my knowledge even more. Seraphina exudes passion for her work and that comes through in her teachings as well as through the way she supports her students. She is very present and available along the way which I found extremely helpful throughout the course." 

 

"I highly recommend this course to anyone who has any interest in health, plants, and making their own medicines. It is suitable for beginners and also for those who have some experience with the medicinal plant world who wish to refine their knowledge and skills. I will always treasure this experience as a very significant and deeply rooted foundational step on my path of healing with herbs."

Single Payment

 $2,200
$1,850

Early-Bird extended!
$1850+ GST = $1942.50

Multi-Payment

 $275
  $232 

a month for 8 months 

Early-Bird extended!
$232 + GST = $243.60

REGISTER NOW
REGISTER NOW

About Your Instructor 

Considered one of Canada's leading herbalists, Seraphina is regularly sought after to teach at conferences and international symposiums. Considered an "OG", she has mentored many of today's up-and-coming herbal teachers and product developers and has influenced many popular brands and formula makers. She has developed, written and taught curricula for some of the largest herbal schools in North America such as Pacific Rim College and Ecoversity.  She has been lauded as 'a young Elder' by Rosemary Gladstar, North America's Godmother of Herbalism with whom she has collaborated since 2021. Regarded as a 'teachers' teacher', Seraphina's unique blend of gifts straddle the vast worlds of plant medicine, homeopathy, ritual and ceremonial magic. She's been in clinical practice for twenty years. She is known for her heart-centered, generous teaching style that speaks to multiple ways of learning. 

 

Financial Assistance

My value is to turn no one away for lack of funds and to fairly compensate my small team of incredible women who keep the fabric of this ecosystem thriving.
If you are experiencing economic hardship please email us as we always aim to set aside scholarship spaces. Spots are filled on a first-come basis, and we always have more requests than we can fulfill, so please contact us only if you genuinely need support.
In recognition that financial circumstance is often connected to systems of privilege and oppression, priority is for folks who are Indigenous, People of Colour, single parents, or those who are living with disability or illness.
If the only way to participate is to reserve one of these spots please let us know by email so we know where to allocate these spaces. 

[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions  

Will I need additional supplies or books?

 No. While you will receive a list of recommended reading and a list of wonderful classic texts we recommend, you are not required to purchase textbooks for the program. Seraphina supplies you with all class materials and extensive class notes that will be emailed to you. She also shares exceptional online resources that are treasured by herbalists. 
Beyond that, extra expenses are dependent on the supplies you use to make herbal medicines at home for personal use.

Can I get a refund? 
Refunds are granted in full 7 days before the program starts.  After registration closes and the program begins, partial refunds are permitted before the second weekend of class. 

Will I learn how to farm and grow a herbal market garden? 
While we will touch on growing and tending a herb garden, this is not the focus. If this is your interest we recommend our friends at Wild Folk Farm! 

The focus of our program is on materia medica (the medicinal study of plants), anatomy, physiology, herbal formulation and common ailments, all taught through the lens of Vitalism and intuitive ways of knowing. This program strikes a balance between the intuitive and the practical. Seraphina shares clinical pearls with you that come from real-life case examples and she imparts plant teachings that you wouldn't find in any book. 
Will I be able to practice as a clinical herbalist once I finish this program? 
Herbalism is not a regulated profession and there is no certifying body that oversees herbalists. This is both wonderful, and challenging. To practice as a clinical herbalist requires professional training in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, plus years of experience working with plants, mentorship, and peer-review of your cases. In total, clinicians do not start practicing until they've completed thousands of hours of study. The Alchemy of Herbal Medicine offers a foundation in herbalism so you can make a difference in your own health, and that of your family and community as a herbal educator. If you are looking for professional, clinical training, we recommend the 3-year program at Pacific Rim College. 

 

Never taken a class with Seraphina before?  
Schedule a meet & greet
[email protected]

Single Payment

 $2,200
$1,850

Early-Bird until May 1st
$1850 + GST = $1942.50

REGISTER NOW

Multi-Payment

 $275
  $232 

a month for 8 months 

Early-Bird until May 1st
$232 + GST = $243.60

REGISTER NOW

About Your Instructor 

Considered one of Canada's leading herbalists, Seraphina is regularly sought after to teach at conferences and international symposiums. Considered an "OG", she has mentored many of today's up-and-coming herbal teachers and product developers and has influenced many popular brands and formula makers. She has developed, written and taught curricula for some of the largest herbal schools in North America such as Pacific Rim College and Ecoversity.  She has been lauded as 'a young Elder' by Rosemary Gladstar, North America's Godmother of Herbalism with whom she has collaborated since 2021. Regarded as a 'teachers' teacher', Seraphina's unique blend of gifts straddle the vast worlds of plant medicine, homeopathy, ritual and ceremonial magic. She's been in clinical practice for twenty years. She is known for her heart-centered, generous teaching style that speaks to multiple ways of learning. 

 

Financial Assistance

My value is to turn no one away for lack of funds and to fairly compensate my small team of incredible women who keep the fabric of this ecosystem thriving.
If you are experiencing economic hardship please email us as we always aim to set aside scholarship spaces. Spots are filled on a first-come basis, and we always have more requests than we can fulfill, so please contact us only if you genuinely need support.
In recognition that financial circumstance is often connected to systems of privilege and oppression, priority is for folks who are Indigenous, People of Colour, single parents, or those who are living with disability or illness.
If the only way to participate is to reserve one of these spots please let us know by email so we know where to allocate these spaces. 

[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions  

Will I need additional supplies or books?

 No. While you will receive a list of recommended reading and a list of wonderful classic texts we recommend, you are not required to purchase textbooks for the program. Seraphina supplies you with all class materials and extensive class notes that will be emailed to you. She also shares exceptional online resources that are treasured by herbalists. 
Beyond that, extra expenses are dependent on the supplies you use to make herbal medicines at home for personal use.

Can I get a refund? 
Refunds are granted in full 7 days before the program starts.  After registration closes and the program begins, partial refunds are permitted before the second weekend of class. 

Will I learn how to farm and grow a herbal market garden? 
While we will touch on growing and tending a herb garden, this is not the focus. If this is your interest we recommend our friends at Wild Folk Farm! 

The focus of our program is on materia medica (the medicinal study of plants), anatomy, physiology, herbal formulation and common ailments, all taught through the lens of Vitalism and intuitive ways of knowing. This program strikes a balance between the intuitive and the practical. Seraphina shares clinical pearls with you that come from real-life case examples and she imparts plant teachings that you wouldn't find in any book. 
Will I be able to practice as a clinical herbalist once I finish this program? 
Herbalism is not a regulated profession and there is no certifying body that oversees herbalists. This is both wonderful, and challenging. To practice as a clinical herbalist requires professional training in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, plus years of experience working with plants, mentorship, and peer-review of your cases. In total, clinicians do not start practicing until they've completed thousands of hours of study. The Alchemy of Herbal Medicine offers a foundation in herbalism so you can make a difference in your own health, and that of your family and community as a herbal educator. If you are looking for professional, clinical training, we recommend the 3-year program at Pacific Rim College. 

 

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