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The Ohlone Center of Herbal Studies - Berkeley, California

Ohlone Herbal Center

The Ohlone Herbal Center is a 501 (3) c non-profit.  We are passionately engaged in multiple aspects of transforming our world with the use and knowledge of plant based medicines.    We are a  school, operate a student clinic, provide professional services to other non-profits in setting up and managing herb room.   The mission of the school is to keep Western herbal knowledge alive by bringing medicinal knowledge of plants to people, empowering their ability to heal through the use of herbs. A variety of classes are offered, from herb walks and short workshops to a formal Clinical Herbalist training program. All classes are small, interactive, flexible, and tailored to student’s needs.

What makes the Ohlone Center’s program unique is its focus on experiential learning. Students taste, touch, smell, cut and dig plants. Our intent is to give students personal experience with the effects of herbs in their own bodies. They are educated on the usefulness of each plant and its application for physical, mental and spiritual healing. Programs are carefully designed to be exciting, intellectually stimulating and fun.

We offer a variety of classes, from herb walks and short workshops to a formal Clinical Herbalist training program. We are committed to educating healers for successful careers as herbalists and/or herbal educators. The school offers a clinical herbalist training program in a 2 or 3 year format and consists of 1,000 hours of direct teacher contact. All classes are small, interactive, flexible and tailored to student’s needs. Students who complete the Clinical Program graduate with a profound understanding of how to create, promote and manage a successful herbal practice.

 

The Ohlone Clinic has been providing wellness consultations to the community since 1997. Please see the clinic page for more information.