~Integrating New Science with Ancient Wisdom~

The Equinox Center of Herbal Studies Foundations in Herbalism program provides a comprehensive education in basic and intermediate study of herbal medicine. Students will be educated in the roots of herbalism in blended traditions and begin to cultivate their own innate ability as natural healers.

The Equinox Center of Herbal Studies Foundations program is designed to empower students to reconnect with their own vitality and essence through the medium of herbal and plant medicine and provide the tools for students to reclaim their health on all levels of body/mind/spirit.

The Foundations in Herbalism program will include study in botany, Materia Medica, medicine making, nutrition, anatomy and physiology.  Special topics will include classes on Essential Oils, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Herbs for Children, Meditative Plant Spirit journeys, Ethnobotany, Herbs for Chronic Illnesses and more.

Equinox Center of Herbal Studies continues the educational path after the Foundations in Herbalism program with an Advanced Program that focuses on phytochemistry and pathology. The Advanced Program is designed for students desiring to deepen their understanding of plant medicine and leads to the clinical path. The Clinical Program is a supervised, hands-on mentorship designed for students to become clinical herbalists.

Learning from nature is an important part of becoming an herbalist and students at ECOHS will take a series of field trips into nature in order for each student to get more hands-on experience with plants and their medicine. The goal at ECOHS is to guide students to a deeper sense of wellness and provide skills and tools in order to utilize the plant world in healing themselves and others.