Applications of Herbal Medicine

Western White Trillium, Trillium ovatum from WILDROOT BOTANICALS
forested areas.

One Sunday per month from May to August 2022, 10am-4:30pm

May 22, June 19, July 17, August 21

To Register click here.

Co-taught by Leslie Lekos, herbalist, and Janet Michel, acupuncturist, registered nurse and fertility specialist.

This course is designed to apply herbal knowledge to help people in your community through herbalism. It is a practical application course where you will learn strategies for working with people’s health concerns. We will be discussing several health conditions (listed below), diagnostic and differentiation techniques and honing interview skills.

Students will have the opportunity to have supervised consultations with clients with the support of both teachers to gain skills and confidence in working with clients.

It is recommended that this program be taken in full for the maximum benefit since it is designed as a series that builds upon each session; however, you have the option to enroll in a single session. Each class is also a stand-alone class.

Prior herbal knowledge is helpful. Students need to be currently enrolled or be a graduate of our Foundations Herbal Program or another similar program. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to see if it is a good class for you.

Solomom’s Seal Polygonatum multiform from our gardens

Session Topics for 2022:

Class 1: Backache, Body Ache & Headaches – May 22

Class 2: Digestive & Elimination Issues – June 19

Class 3: Peri-menopause through Post-menopause – July 17

Class 4: Exhaustion & Burnout – August 21

Classroom space

Class Schedule

10-12:30: Topic of the Month

-Discussion of the topic of that month (listed above)

-Differential Diagnosis (What other factors could be a cause. How to assess and rule out.)

-Materia Medica (Herbal medicines to aid in supporting the issue.)

12:30-1:15: Lunch

1:15-4:30: Case Study. Janet and Leslie will be conducting consultations related to the course topic to illustrate how to utilize herbs to support someone’s wellbeing. Throughout the duration of the program students will be coached how to conduct consultations and invited to participate in working with clients if desired.

Cost: $275 for the four-month program. The fee for a single session is $75.

For Payment and Registration go here.

Recommended Texts:

  • The Modern Herbal Dispensatory by Thomas Easley
  • Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman
Yellow Pond Lily Flower, Nuphar lutea

About the School
Wildroot Botanicals is located 20 minutes south of Bellingham, WA. The school is located on 5 acres of forested and medicinally cultivated land. We focus on bioregional herbalism, land stewardship and having a personal connection with the plants and the medicine made from them. Wildroot is proud to host weekend courses and intensives from top-notch herbal teachers from around the country and abroad prior and post pandemic.

Instructors bios are here for Leslie Lekos and Janet Michel.

COVID-19 Safety
We are following state and federal protocols. Please refer to our current safety protocol as outlined here.

Lodging for Out of Town Guests
If you are traveling from outside of the area and need to find a place to stay we are located between Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA. Many of our students stay at Airbnbs in the area.