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An herbalist is one who lives at the edge of the world of people and the world of the plants. We are stewards of the medicinal plants, of the natural world, of the Earth herself. Herbalists connect people with plants so that they may heal. Herbalists also train others who wish to learn this sacred craft. It is our sacred joy and honor to do the work we do. The path of the herbalist is, ultimately, a sacred journey.

Sacred Journey School of Herbalism reflects Ginger Webb’s deep love for the plants and for humanity; her study with the late great herbalist Michael Moore; her geeky passion for botany, wild plants, and plant families; her years of experience making plant-based medicines; her reverence for the wisdom of the ancients; and her belief that we all have access to the healing wisdom of the plant world simply by virtue of the fact that we are alive and share consciousness with all life.

Here’s one student’s account of her experience at Sacred Journey School of Herbalism:

As I’m sitting here making another giant batch of fire cider, I can’t help but miss the wonderful people I got to spend nearly a year with, as we shared the wonderful experience of knowledge in plant medicine that Ginger Webb so lovingly created for us. I’m not the best with words, but I will say that I gained so much understanding of my own self and my connection with Mother Earth through the course with Sacred Journey School and I encourage everyone who is considering any course in learning herbal medicine to just take the leap. I now have open and loving relationships with plants and an even stronger connection with my own body and I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you to all of my fellow classmates for making that experience so amazing. And I’ll never forget us singing around the campfire and laughing til’ our faces hurt! -Erin G., SJS Level 1: Herbal Foundations

The Art of Spagyrics with Sheri Hupfer, Thurs. Feb. 23rd, 2017

In exploring this ancient tradition, we will peel back the veil to peer deeply into the process of medicine making, beyond maceration and percolation, taking into consideration the origins of alchemy and the 3 components necessary in creating a Spagyric tincture.

Rites of Passage into the Heart with Sheri Hupfer, Fri. March 3rd, 2017

In this class, we will travel through the cycle of life and the cardinal directions as we touch on rites of passage and our emotional evolution through wounding, establishing healthy boundaries, protection & healing with the unconditional love & support of 6 beautiful plant allies.

FREE Herb Walk with Ginger Webb at Festival Beach Community Garden- March 11th, 2017

Join herbalist Ginger Webb for a gentle walk through East Austin’s Festival Beach Community Garden focusing on the medicinal uses of local plants.

Little Green Witches Saturday Class: March – June, 2017

Little Green Witches is a space for girls ages 9-13 to immerse in nature, experience the wild within themselves, and learn about plants. Based on herbalist Ginger Webb’s teachings, Little Green Witches will meet all day 9:30-3:00 for 8 Saturdays starting in March 2017.The primary focus will be on falling in love with the natural world and discovering personal plant allies.

Sacred Journey School of Herbalism Open House- April 5th, 2017

Want to learn more about our Herb classes? Join us for a cup of tea and a short presentation on upcoming Scared Journey School of Herbalism course options by Herbalist & Instructor Ginger Webb.

An Introduction to Ayurveda for the Western Herbalist: April – May 2017

The healing science of Ayurveda is based upon the knowledge of “prakruti”, the individual constitution. Using Prakruti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda as our textbook, we will explore the central tenets of Ayurveda.

Level 1: Herbal Foundations

Now enrolling for 2017-2018. Choose from the 3-month or full 9-month program. The full course has been extended to 200+ hours and includes botanical field identification, plant families, lectures, experiential learning, medicine making, wild harvesting, and much more!

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Level 2: Outdoor Herbal Studies

Now enrolling for Fall semester starting October 2107. Classes will include: plant identification, practical experience using a botanical key, organoleptic testing using our 5 senses, communing with plant consciousness, discovering bioregional plant guilds, and plant family recognition.