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Natural Awakenings Boston

The Boston School of Herbal Studies

Founded in 2000, we offer affordable, high-quality herbal education in an urban setting. We are practicing herbalists passing down the time-honored tradition of herbalism, incorporating scientific knowledge with traditional practice and clinical experience.

Services provided: Herbal apprenticeships, advanced training, aromatherapy certification (two levels), ongoing evening herbal classes and medicinal plant walks. The Herbal Apprenticeships offer hands-on experience making tinctures, teas, salves, oils and flower essences. Students learn to identify, harvest and use medicinal plants to help heal and balance the body.

The Advanced Training Program has two components: Intensives with prominent visiting herbalists which focus on how to get to the root cause of physical complaints. The second component involves an immersion in the plant world. The emphasis is on foraging, deep botany and ecology, enhanced growing techniques and the alchemy of cooking with medicinal plants.

The Aromatherapy Certification Course teaches students how to blend and use essential oils to heal body, mind and spirit. Students learn the essential oils most helpful for common ailments.

Healing/healthy living philosophy: We honor plants as our teachers and our allies and are committed to ecological sustainability and ethnic/ gender equality. Our goal is to empower people to attune to plant energies to heal on multiple levels.

The Boston School of Herbal Studies, 12 Pelham Ter., Arlington. For more information, call 781-646-6319 or visit