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Herbalist Lifestyle Program

Year 2

Registration is now open for 2019

Many of us who study herbs recognize that the practice deepens our understanding of ourselves and what it means to create wellness of body, mind, and spirit in our lives. Healthy living practices benefit ourselves, our families, and everyone around us.

Ready to continue? HERBalachia classes allow you to “fill your basket” with herbal resources to continue serving others from a place of wellness and vibrant health. Grow your own resiliency while accumulating traditional, evidence-based knowledge about herbs.

Pre-requisite: full completion of the Lifestyle Program or similar herbal immersion program.

Continuing Education: Students with a scope of practice which including nutritional guidelines (nurses, physicians, etc.) may immediately use these skills to enhance their current professions. Click HERE for information on Continuing Education for Nurses.

Click HERE to download the Lifestyle Program, Year 2 Flyer.

Expanded Materia Medica

Each plant will be studied in terms of scientific and common names, identification, part used, preparation/dosage, actions/indications, and safety/contraindications. Common formula and treatment protocols will be evaluated. Students will be guided in effective methods of study to retain this vital information to be used in clinic.

Herbal dispensary options

Continue to accrue experience with continued study of decoction, infusion, tincture, percolation, salve, honey pill, and syrup. Learn to assess which is most effective in various situations and with certain populations.

Wisdom gleaned through experience

Follow in the footsteps of traditional herbalists by learning from our highly-trained, experienced herbalist instructors. All instructors in Lifestyle Program Year 2 hold masters-level degrees in the medical field and are eager to pass on their years of experience to you.

Continue the inward journey of the self

Serving others draws from the well of our own good health and Spirit. Grow your personal plan for thriving and learn new paths to deepen heart wisdom and compassion.


Open to graduates of HERBalachia Lifestyle program or similar herbal immersion program (please send transcripts for evaluation).


All classes taught in person by local, masters-level practicing herbalists:

Julia Thie, L.Ac.
Seth McLaughlin, FNP
Amanda Leuthardt, L.Ac.
Michelle Bouton, L.Ac.


126 total class hours over 9 monthly weekend modules of 14 hours each:

Feb 8,9,10: Intro weekend, history, laws
Mar 8,9,10: Gastro-Intestinal
Apr 5,6,7: Pain
May 3,4,6: Mood & Emotions
July 26,27,28: Gynecology, Pregnancy
Aug 23,24,25: Heart, Circulatory
Sept 20,21,22: Topicals & Skin Care (spa weekend!)
Oct 18,19,20: First Aid
Nov 15,16,17: Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat

Lifestyle Program: Year 2 Schedule


Tuition/Registration: $2500

  1. Payment of non-refundable $500 deposit reserves your spot in the program.
  2. Complete the online application.
  3. Payment balances due:
    $1000 by November 10
    $1000 by December 10

Please budget an additional $200 for books and supplies. Textbook list will be sent to you by Jan. 1.

Payment may be made at Appalachian Acupuncture, Tuesday–Thursday from 9-5, Friday 9-1.
We accept cash, check or credit card. You may pay by card by phone: 423-928-9394.

Click HERE to download the Lifestyle Program, Year 2 Flyer.

For questions, please contact Michelle Bouton: Michelle@HERBalachia.com

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