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Herbal Courses, Classes & Workshops

Do you have a yearning to learn about all aspects of Herbal Medicine? Then these courses are for you:

Introductory Course

This course will introduce you to the wonderful and fascinating world of herbs. This course is designed to give you a good grounding in herbs for home use. We will be covering different body systems and the herbs relating to those systems, and the common  aliments that affect each Body System. We  explore the emotional issues relating to each body system as well .

We will also be looking at herbal terminology, specific herbs and their properties. Plus we will be covering the spiritual & majikal uses of herbs as well as learning Herb identification. There is also a manufacturing component in this course where you will learn the art of brewing herbal concoctions for health, healing and beauty. 

This course is life changing and not for the Faint Hearted. 

Please only sign up for this course if you are definitely interested and are going to make the commitment to do the course to the end. I dont wish to waste your time or mine .

Alchemy is a big part of Herbal Medicine as I see and practice it . Purification, regeneration and transformation through the use of Herbs.

Ways that Herbs can be used: Tablets, capsules , infusions, decoctions, tinctures, fluid extracts, syrups, juices (succus) glycertracts, oxymels, 

Externally as: creams, ointments, infused oils , compresses, lotions, poultices, liniments , pastes, in baths, suppositories {vege glycerine, liquid – infusion, decoction, tincture or fluid extract, and vege gelatine or agar agar) powders, herbal wines, herbal vinegars, edible herbal oils, jams, soups, broths, smoke, pillows, sachets, plasters , lozenges, snuffs. Pastes, Edible Pastes, Smudge sticks. 

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Introductory Course Information:

10 week course compromising: First 8 weeks we will be meeting for 3.5 - 4 hours generally in the evenings.
Then 2 full days, on the weekend of practical herbal manufacturing. Weekly assignments and case studies are also part of this course.
A Certificate is given to all attendees who complete this course.

Course Fee:

Course Fee for the 10 weeks: $600 for waged, $500 for concession. A Non Refundable Deposit of $150 is required to secure your place.

Registration:

Phone : 0412 180796 or email The Herbalist

A journey into the intelligence of plants and our interactions with them. This 10 week course had butterflies of intrigue and anticipation in my stomach every week before class. The vast array of knowledge supplied is beyond monetary comprehension. Highly recommended to everybody, but an absolute must for those seeking answers and action on aiding in mankind & earths healing, starting with ones self. Great teaching methods which comes from many years of experience. Thanks Dipaunka.

Peace and Blessings

Josh

~ Josh Petrusma


Intermediate Course

The pre requisite for this course is obviously the Introductory Herbal Course

To me, Herbs are a source of healing and enhancement on many levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. They contain many vitamins, minerals, nutrients, hormones and chemicals which our bodies can utilise and have receptor sites for . In this course we will be looking at herbs in depth, basically Materia Medica (a Latin medical term for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing, what we would call a drug) 

This course is designed to give you an in depth understanding of specific herbs, the energetics of the herbs and their properties. This course is very detailed. You will also learn how to make Flower Essences. 

We will be looking at the way to use the herbs in a practical sense, how I use them and perceive them to act on the Human body, emotions and psyche. We also will be working with the plant spirits and energies. We also do case studies every week from week 4 on. This is so you get a better understanding of how to address disease states with Herbal medicines. 

This course is also life changing and not for the Faint Hearted.

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Intermediate Course Information:

12 week course comprising: 3 - 3.5 hours per week in the evening or on a Sunday for 10 weeks . Then 2 full days. We cover the healing, medicinal,energetic , spiritual and majikal properties of 112 herb, including how I utilise them. You will also learn how to make Flower Essences.

A Certificate is given to all attendees who complete this course.

Course Fee:

Course Fee for the 12 weeks: $700 for waged, $600 for concession. A non refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure your place.

Registration:

Phone : 0412 180796 or email The Herbalist

I studied the herb course with Dr D or Dipaunka. What a experience and journey to really get inside the plant kingdom and commune with nature . Dipaunka has such a vast wealth of knowledgeable wisdom through experience not only the properties of herbs but growing them on his magnificently magical property. It's really a whole experience and I do recommend this sacred walk with our divine helpers our beautiful plants and Dipaunka aligned to my way of learning of being on the land with the plants talking with the plants and forming a relationship with the plants with the greatest respect . thank you Dipaunka




~ Melody


Common Ailments

We are in human form and as such are susceptible occasionally to different ailments which can affect our day to day. 

In This course we will be looking at different common ailments and the herbs you can utilise to deal with them . We will look at the causes of the ailment and how the herbs work to alleviate the cause and symptomology of the Ailment. 

This course will empower you and give you powerful but simple tools to lead a healthier, happier life .


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Common Ailments Information:

A 1 day Herbal Workshop designed to give you the information and tools to deal with common ailments like colds, flu, insomnia etc
This workshop which runs for a full day, would suit busy mums, students or those who wish to know a little more about Herbs for their own health and well being but dont wish to do a full course.

Course Fee:

The Workshop fee is $150, notes will be supplied, however you will need a pen and notebook for additional information that will be given.

Registration:

Phone : 0412 180796 or  email The Herbalist

Country / Interstate / Overseas Classes

I also offer an extended 10 day intensive Introductory courses for people who live in the country, in other States or Overseas. Classes can be run in the evenings or during the day dependant on the participants preference. I require a minimum of 10 participants to run the classes.

The course would run over 6 weeks:

  • 1 class per day/ night for 3 days
  • A two day break, then
  • 2 day or night classes
  • Then a 4 week break 
  • Resuming with 1 class per day/ night for 3 days
  • Then 2 full day classes   
  • A total of 10 classes 

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Country / Interstate / Overseas Classes Information:

Extended 10 Day intensive

Course Fee:

Course Fees for the 10 days
AUS $600 For waged
AUS $500 For concession .
A non Refundable Deposit of AUS $150 is required to secure your place.
Airfares and Accommodation will be additional to the course costs .

Registration:

Phone : 0412 180796 or email The Herbalist

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Natural Skincare

A one day workshop - see course information for the description of the course. 

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Natural Skincare Information:

We'll be talking about nourishing your body from the inside and outside with natural homemade skincare, herbal teas and diet;
We'll cover some acute and chronic skin conditions and how to manage them with herbs and essential oils.
You'll get a nice collection of information about herbs and essential oils to help you make your own formulas.
There will be an awesome practical element to the workshop, where you'll learn to make creams, balms, lotions and potions!

AND you'll get to take home some delicious delightful goodies that your skin will love.

Course Fee:

$100 For the day

Registration:

thepaganprince@gmail.com

One Day Herbal Workshop Tallin Estonia

I am now offering 1 day workshops on Natural Skincare and Basic Herbal Remedy Preparation In Europe. Click this Eventbrite link to book.

 What you will learn in this interactive, hands on Workshop is how to make the following: 

  • Facial Scrub
  • Spritz
  • Basic Cleanser
  • Basic Lotion
  • Basic Creme
  • Herbal Wine
  • Edible Hebal Oils
  • Edible Herbal Vinegar
  • Syrups and Oxymels 
  • As well you will learn to make some of the base ingredients for skincare products.
  • How to have fun with Herbs and integrate them into your daily Life

Alchemy is a big part of Herbal Medicine as I see and practice it. Purification, regeneration and transformation through the use of Herbs.








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One Day Herbal Workshop Tallin Estonia Information:

This workshop which runs for a full day, would suit busy mums, students who dont have much time or those who wish to know a little more about Herbs but dont wish to do a full course. It is a lot of fun and a great way to introduce herbs into your daily life. You will also save money and have great hand made gifts to give for birthdays and Xmas .

Course Fee:

The Workshop fee is Eur 99, discounts available under certain conditions, contact us for details. Notes will be supplied as well as detailed instructions on how to make all of the preparations. You will need to bring a Pen and Paper.

Registration:

Phone : 0412 180796 or email The Herbalist

Sexual Health

In This one day workshop we will be looking at Herbs that enhance Sexual / Reproductive Health. We will also look herbs to increase  Libido, to Strengthen Yin or Yang Essence, Aphrodisiac herbs, Tonics for Male  and Female Reproductive Health, herbs for prostatitis, for Kidney Yang, herbs for contraception.



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Sexual Health Information:

This is a 1 day workshop designed to assist you to have better Sexual health and for prevention of Reproductive Dis- eases.

Course Fee:

The Workshop fee is $150, notes will be supplied, however you will need a pen and notebook for additional information that will be given.

Registration:

Phone : 0412 180796 or email The Herbalist

The Gifts of Herbs Workshop

I am now offering 1 day workshops on  Basic Herbal Remedy Preparation. What you will learn in this interactive, hands on Workshop is how to make the following: 

  • Witch Hazel Extracts 
  • Spritz
  • Liniment
  • External Herbal Oil 
  • Herbal Wine
  • Edible Herbal Oils
  • Edible Herbal Vinegar
  • Lotion
  • Creme
  • Syrups and Oxymels 
  • How to have fun with Herbs and integrate them into your daily Life

Alchemy is a big part of Herbal Medicine as I see and practice it. Purification, regeneration and transformation through the use of Herbs.

For European classes click here 
http://www.theherbalist.com.au/herbal-courses/one-day-herbal-workshop-tallin-estonia


Read full herbal course details and student testimonials.

The Gifts of Herbs Workshop Information:

This workshop which runs for a full day, would suit busy mums, students who dont have much time or those who wish to know a little more about Herbs but dont wish to do a full course. It is a lot of fun and a great way to introduce herbs into your daily life. You will also save money and have great hand made gifts to give for birthdays and Xmas .

Course Fee:

The Workshop fee is $150, notes will be supplied as well as detailed instructions on how to make all of the preparations.

Registration:

Phone : 0412 180796 or email The Herbalist


Dipaunka is a brilliant teacher and we learned so much just in the one day workshop with him. Looking forward to more! Thanks!












~ Ricky B



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Dipaunka on Herbal Medicine

I have a deep Passion to teach as many people as I can , all over the World , about using Herbs in their daily Lives to maintain Health and Prevent dis - ease. To take away preconceptions that using herbs is difficult or requires lots of preparation. 

Herbal Medicine is as old as man himself. Plants have been used from prehistoric times down through the ages for food, healing, givers of knowledge and shelter.

Instinct and generations of trial and error have led us to where we are and what we know today about herbs . To me, Herbs are a source of healing and enhancement on many levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. They contain many vitamins , minerals, nutrients, hormones and chemicals which our bodies can utilises.They also are Living Entities with personalities of their own . Their energies interface with ours and they also can speak to us in a language long forgotten. We have many receptor sites in our brains and bodies for the multiple and varied chemicals that Plant Helpers contain. 

 If we listen clearly we can be told exactly which plants/ herbs we need for our healing and which herbs to use with each other.The learning never stops . I find in my clinic practice , in my herb garden and when manufacturing , new things about herbs that are not recorded in any text books , and knowledge that cannot be taught by anyone , only Experienced. This is one reason I do not run online Herbal Courses. I feel that herbal medicine in all it's facets and complexities, is a very experiential process and needs to be a hands on learning undertaking .

David Hoffman, whom I have met and briefly studied with sums it up in the title of his most popular book - “The Wholistic Herbal."



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