Local herbs offer the highest quality and potency for all body systems
Posted Dec 2013
We - Herbs of Life Medicine Farm, are now part of WWOOF-USA - A world wide organization putting organic farmers with farm volunteers. "Woofers", as they are sometimes called, are able to experience different cultures around the world while learning diverse gardening and cultivation techniques. Look for our Michigan listing at : http://www.wwoofusa.org/
Posted spring 2013: After 9 years in the Ann Arbor area, we are diversifying our base and creating additional opportunities in the years ahead. To this end we have added a revised foundational seasonal program, listed on this website under Herbal Studies.
Our state licensed school, referenced below, offers many opportunities for advanced herbal medicine and natural medicine study .
Our Ann Arbor, Michigan based center for herbal studies offers options for various levles of continuing education and study - directly with living, practicing herbalists, naturopaths, and fascinating teachers with a clear background of experience and passion for plants, herb craft, personal health, clinical work, client health care, medicine making, nature attunement, Apothecary creation, ethnobotany/field ID, harvesting and more. Mary Light, ND MH has taught in the field of herbal studies for more than 18 years, in schools, government agencies, colleges, universities, and through her own healing clinics and now through Gaia Center since 2003.
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New Developments for advance study: Our teachers have opened a naturopathic school in Ann Arbor. Certification or a diploma will be available at Naturopathic School of Ann Arbor - in Naturopathy, with a strong focus of herbal medicine - as one enrolls in and completes our choice of Naturopathy programs, which are strong in the area of herbal medicine and practice. A successful herbal practice in direct client care benefits greatly from the completion of a natural medicine program which also offers training in the human body systems, intake and assessment skills, bodywork therapies, adjunct natural therapeutics such as essential oils, compresses, poultices, and fomentations; dietary healing, energy medicine and more.
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 welcome people who wish to study for professional reasons, as well as 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
Four 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
Integration of attunement, vibrations, and shamanic aspects of herbal practice within the curriculum.
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: 734-769-7794, 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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