Join us for herb classes this year in the mountains of North Georgia!

You've got lots to choose from as we continue to expand our offerings

and add more amazing teachers to our faculty .  

We'll be announcing more as the year unfolds

so add your name to our email list to receive updates as they're posted.

All classes listed (unless noted) are held in Clayton, Georgia. 

For a calendar view of all 2017 classes, click here.

Healing with the Five Elements Series - June & July
Teacher: Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Our 2017 class offerings begin with five weekend seminars, each focused on one of the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Understanding the energetic concepts underlying Five Element theory provides you with a framework to recognize patterns of strength and weakness when assessing clients and creating treatment plans.

During each of these five weekends, we’ll examine one of the Five Elements as a holistic expression of health, personality/character and psycho-spiritual wellbeing. Using case studies, you’ll see how elemental imbalances manifest in common health conditions. Specific herbs, from both Western and Chinese medicine, are covered as well as guidelines for diet and lifestyle.

These classes are open to everyone though some basic understanding of herbalism is recommended. 

 Saturday, May 27 - Medicinal Herb Walk
 at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Teacher: Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Learn about medicinal herbs from all over the worlds as we wander through the many distinctive gardens at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, located in midtown Atlanta.

For registration and more details visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens website 

June 3 & 4 - Metal Element: Lungs and Large Intestine
Teacher: Patricia Kyritsi Howell

With the Metal Element we explore the importance of boundaries between self and other, understanding why immune response is an indication your ability to access this knowledge and the emotional and physical aspects of eliminating what is no longer needed. This seminar also presents herbal protocols for improving respiratory function, unraveling the complexities of conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, chronic constipation and overall gut health.

Tuition: $275. A deposit of $50 holds your place. 


July 8 & 9, 2017 - Water Element: Kidney and Bladder
Teacher: Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Sometimes described as the reservoir of the body, the Water Element sets the pace for physical growth, governs the function of the deep immune system and connects us to our past and future. We’ll look at many of the metaphysical aspects of this element, as well as the role tonic herbs and foods play in restoring reserves and slowing down the process of aging.

Tuition: $275. A deposit of $50 holds your place. 


August 5 & 6 - Medicinal Plant Constituents and Herb/Drug Interactions
Teacher: Mimi Hernandez

Learn about phytochemistry as it relates to herbal medicine. Using simple, easy to understand terminology, this seminar introduces you to polysaccharides, polyphenols, alkaloids, tannins, resins, volatile oils and many more. The information presented may be used to guide medicine making practices and organoleptic (using the senses) assessments skills to identify plant matter as well as to develop a deeper understanding of herbal actions.

The second half of this weekend provides a general overview of some of the considerations that both practitioners and their patients need to be aware of when combining herbs with prescription medications. By understanding some of the general principles of pharmacology, it is possible to predict common interactions, discern theoretical concerns and take precautions to avoid adverse reactions.

Tuition: $275. A deposit of $50 holds your place. 


August 6 to 12 - Herbs of the Southern Appalachians

Teacher: Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Location: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC

Join Patricia Kyritsi Howell for a weeklong immersion into the many medicinal herbs found in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. This area is sometimes referred to as the "apothecary of North America" because there are so many plants here, both native and naturalized, with a long history of use as medicines, dyes, foods and more.

We'll spend time each day in field studies at the Folk School and in surrounding areas where you'll learn to identify herbs using botanical keys. And you'll learn about the historic and current uses of the area's diverse flora in lectures and discussions.

We'll also collect, press, and mount plant specimens to create an herbarium as a record of your exploration. Be prepared for outdoor foraging time, involving moderate walking (up to 2 miles at a moderate pace), and generally getting dirty as we get up close with the plants. 

Suitable for anyone interested in local plants, herbs and the ecology of the area.

Note: This class is offered through the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.

For registration and more details, visit the Folk School website

September 9 & 10 - Cardiovascular Health: Arterial and Venous Support
Teacher: Mimi Hernandez

This seminar focuses on the role of the heart, vascular system and liver in healthy blood flow. We’ll begin by traveling through the arteries as we explore the etiology of atherosclerosis and its effect on hearth health. Tracing the development of arterial plaque back to its initial lesions, you’ll learn to apply your knowledge of herbal medicine to prevent heart disease.

Finally, we’ll look at other common cardiovascular symptoms – weak blood vessels, increased capillary permeability – that contribute to swollen limbs, varicosities, hemorrhoids, and other venous insufficiencies. We’ll explore how blood congestion in the heart and liver manifests in hepatic portal stagnation to affect the efficient flow of blood movement through the veins. Together we’ll explore the ways that herbs, nutrition and lifestyle changes can remedy these conditions.

Tuition: $275. A deposit of $50 holds your place. 

September 30 and October 1, 2017- Dietary Interventions and Food Energetics
Teacher: Cara-Lee Langston

Learn to identify and apply evidence-based dietary interventions in clinical practice.  We will explore the fundamentals of Chinese nutrition therapy as well as modern dietary protocols for a variety of chronic conditions, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and metabolic syndrome.  Topics include the thermal and energetic nature of foods, Five Element nutrition therapy, and cooking for specific imbalances and dietary restrictions.

This class is designed to provide you with reliable, peer-reviewed nutrition resources to add to your clinical toolkit. And we’ll also prepare and taste several healing, whole foods recipes.

Tuition: $275. A deposit of $50 holds your place. 

October 28 & 29, 2017 - Walking Through an Intake and Creating an Herb Clinic Binder
Teachers: Mimi Hernandez and Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Learn the ins and outs of doing a thorough herbal intake session as Mimi and Patricia share their tips for mastering this process. From your first contact with a client through creating a treatment protocol, this seminar provides you with clinical pearls of wisdom needed to conduct an intake with confidence.

The second part of this weekend introduces you to a valuable method for preparing and organizing your consultation files. Learn about the many essential forms, quick references and clinical observation tools that provide the basic components of a simple clinical binder. Also covered: pre- and post-consultation paperwork, quick herbal reference pages, herb-drug interaction tables and other personalized materials are also covered.

The information presented this weekend seminar is invaluable for anyone beginning an herbal practice whether it is with family, friends or the general public. We’ll also allow plenty of time for your questions.

Tuition: $275. A deposit of $50 holds your place. 

November 11 & 12, 2017 - The Art of Herbal Formulation
Teacher: Leslie Williams

Learn to create safe, effective herbal formulas to treat both acute and complex, chronic health conditions in this interactive class. Together we’ll deconstruct, and construct, the components of traditional formulas derived from the Physio-Medicalist, Cherokee, Bell, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic and Triune systems. You’ll learn to understand the reasoning and therapeutic logic behind many classic, time-honored formulas as well as common commercial herb products.

After experimenting with various formulation methods, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to create your own custom herb formulas whether your apothecary contains 30 herbs or two hundred.  Throughout the weekend we’ll discuss a wide range of herbs but always with an emphasis on local plants.  

Tuition: $275. A deposit of $50 holds your place. 



Dietary Interventions - Sept. 30 & Oct. 1

Georgia's Premier School of Herbal Studies for Twenty-Three Years!

Cardiovascular Health - Sept. 9 & 10
Metal Element - June 3 & 4
The Art of Herbal Formulation - Nov. 11 & 12
Plant Constituents and Herb/Drug Interactions
Walking Through an Intake - Oct. 28 & 29

Weekend Classes at BotanoLogos in 2017

Water Element - July 8 & 9

BotanoLogos School

of Herbal Studies