Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
Summer and Fall

Tommy Priester is teaching Lyme Disease Practitioner Training beginning September 8 and Linda Patterson is offering the Art of Making Goat Milk Soap on September 7 and her extraordinary Aromatherapy Certification Course beginning September 21.

Please see below for more information about our classes and our monthly 
Medicinal Plant Walks.
Green Blessings,
Madelon Hope

Upcoming Classes
Medicinal Plant Walk
Sunday, August 10
1:00-3:00 p.m. $15 (children are free)
Rock Meadow, Belmont
Madelon Hope, Clinical Herbalist

Learn to identify healing plants in our area. Medicinal plants are everywhere - in our backyards, along the streets we walk, and in open spaces all around us. We will look at familiar plants such as dandelion and violet and less well known ones such as motherwort, elder, Solomon’s seal, and ground ivy. You will learn about their healing actions, when to harvest, and which parts of the plants are used medicinally. There will also be a discussion of plant ecology. On August 10, we are meeting at Rock Meadow. 

Directions to Rock Meadow, Belmont

From Route 2, get off at exit 59 (Route 60 - Arlington & Belmont centers). Turn onto Route 60 (Pleasant Street) headed toward Belmont center. Continue until you come to the third traffic light at Concord Avenue. Turn right onto Concord Avenue and go up and down a large hill. At the bottom of the hill, bear left at the Colony gas station and turn left onto Mill St. You will go less than a quarter of a mile and will see a sign on the right for Rock Meadow. Turn right onto a road leading to a small parking lot by the entrance. 

Shamanic Plant Journeying 
Tuesday, August 12
6:15-9:30 p.m. $25 
4 Minebrook Rd., Lincoln, MA 
Tommy Priester, Clinical Herbalist
Contact: www.bearmedicineherbs.com
This experience illustrates how physical and spiritual energies of a plant affect all levels of being. Participants meet the physical plant, experience the tincture and open to the energies of the flower essence. Through drumming and guided meditation, we make contact with plant wisdom for our own personal healing and the healing of the earth. This is a workshop for beginning and intermediate
herbalists as well for those who want to learn more about
shamanic journeying.

The Art of Making Goat Milk Soap
Sunday, September 7 
1:00-3:00 p.m., $35 plus $10 material fee
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist, Aromatherapist
Sign up for Live Class

Come learn the ancient art of soap making this fall. Watch the demonstration of kitchen chemistry reveal techniques for creating beautiful and successful goat milk soap. The workshop will cover the benefits of different ingredients (goat milk, coconut oil, palm kernel, olive oil and shea butter), molds, recipes and tools. All participants will leave with a sample of soap made that day. 

Lyme Disease Training
Monday, September 8, 29, October 20, November 10
6:30-9:30 p.m. $395
4 Minebrook Rd., Lincoln, MA
Tommy Priester, Clinical Herbalist
Sign up for Live Class

This course is designed to help practitioners understand and address Lyme Disease and Co-infections in an effective and comprehensive way. Clinicians will learn how to work with protocols to ease dreadful symptoms and help people to return to normal functioning. There will also be information on how standard medications work and/or don’t work and which tests are accurate. Practicing healers will gain critical resources to help clients who have chronic Lyme. You will learn how  to:

Use herbs and supplements that specifically address Lyme disease and co-infections.
Support the body to repair damage caused by Lyme
Determine which tests are most accurate.
Restore balance so that clients are symptom free.
Address the psycho-spiritual dynamics responsible for immune suppression.

An Aromatherapy Certification Course
Sunday, September 21, Saturday, October 25, Sunday, November 16, Sunday, December 14
10:00-5:00 p.m. $400 plus $50 for materials
12 Pelham Terrace, 
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist
Sign up for Live Class

Learn how essential oils work to heal the body, mind and spirit. This comprehensive course addresses the body systems, their common ailments and the essential oils most helpful for each condition. Three different methods of blending will be introduced with demonstrations of how to use essential oils in our everyday lives. We will also be making our own natural cosmetics and learning how to use essential oils to trigger memory, mood and attraction.

Registration Form for Classes PDF


 To Register

for our workshops, you can sign up on-line or send a check to:

The Boston School of Herbal Studies

12 Pelham Terrace

Arlington, MA 02476

We also accept credit card payments directly.

For further information call 781.646.6319

or email: herbstudies@verizon.net

Registration Form-5.pdf