Gaia Center for Herbal Studies is situated in a peaceful , beautiful setting amid 800 private acres , where a myriad of wild medicinal herbs grow, and where students and staff maintain cultivated herb sanctuaries for dozens of additional therapeutic plants.
We utilize and meet within the school building of Naturopathic School of the Healing Arts, for select lectures and class exercises. The gardens are a 7 minute drive from the school building, and at times during our class meeting days we go out to the gardens or field areas for wild field ID.
Note: Participants should prepare for somewhat rustic conditions when visiting, working, and learning at garden and wild land sites- in terms of weather and amenities. You will be in "the great outdoors" for awhile, so prepare accordingly.
We welcome people who wish to study for a range of reasons:
1) professional development, 2) those who wish to empower themselves with the wisdom of sustainable health care and nourishment. Herbal knowledge is of great value to all of us at this time in our cultural history!
We offer you Living Teachers who have solid experience and a long term, well rounded track record of practice of the work taught, with training in all important areas of herbal practice, including human anatomy and physiology, pathology, naturopathy, iridology and natural healing, including health of special populations such as elders, childbearing, athletes, family and children.
A growing resource library of books, catalogs, monographs, archives, magazines, and educational papers. Library materials are available for check out much the same as a district library
A full Herbal Pharmacy and Dispensary on the premises
Living botanical sanctuaries for herb cultivation labs and learning experiences
Diversity in the study of herbal medicine and herb craft, addressing current, historical, and traditional aspects of herbal study and practice
Experiential and hands- on approach, allowing interaction of student and herbal processes.
We welcome calls or e mail inquiries at any time, if you are interested in pursuing the study of medicinal herbs and natural therapeutics in the Great Lakes area - Tel: 734-426-7794, and e mail :
Gaia Center is situated amid 800 private acres of verdant land - a mix of meadows, wetlands, woodlands, farmland, pine stands, ponds and brooks. The land is alive with songbirds and hawks, frogs, toads, and butterflies, herons, cranes, deer, coyote, various furry critters, and many dozens of native medicinal and wild edible plants and trees. There are several botanical sanctuaries (gardens and cultivated areas) including a 33 foot Medicine Wheel herb garden nestled behind a stand of pines , overlooking a meadow to the south. This private, quiet setting deeply supports the learning process on the mental, emotional, physical and subtle energy level.
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