Herbal Seminars: 2024

Herb Whisperer’s

East West Spring Herbal Seminar

Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3rd, 2024

We Are Back!

Join us in beautiful Ben Lomond, California for renewal, hope, and Herb Whisperer’s East West Herbal Seminar, as it returns to the Quaker Retreat Center with an onsite gathering in 2024!

What’s in store at Herbal Seminar 2024?

  • An Honoring Ceremony for Michael & Lesley Tierra
  • Classes with Thomas Avery Garran, our new executive director (Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine with a focus on herbs in California and surrounding states & Growing Chinese Herbs)
  • Class with Michael Tierra  Community Herbalism: Bringing Herbs to the People of Your Community
  • Class with Lesley Tierra  You Are What You Digest: Herbs and Ideas for Healthy Digestion
  • Bonus Herb Walk with Michael Tierra and Thomas Avery Garran in the Tierra’s home garden in Ben Lomond, California
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Herb Whisperer's East West Herbal Seminar Friday, May 31 - Monday, June 3rd, 2024

  • Seminar Format: Hybrid
    • Part 1: Live Weekend Onsite
    • Part 2: Recorded Classes Online

 

  • Tracks Offered:
    • Foundation
    • Intermediate
  • Alternative Option:
    • Entire week available as recorded classes
    • Includes short quizzes for credit

 

  • Flexibility:
    • No requirement to attend live weekend
    • Full credit available through online participation
Lesley Tierra, Roy Upton, Michael Tierra, and Thomas Avery Garran (2019)

Attending the herbal seminar

  • Weekend-only Live In-Person
  • Foundation/Intermediate Track: Live weekend in-person, plus recorded classes to complete for seminar credit
  • Foundation/Intermediate Track: All recorded classes to be completed virtually for seminar credit
  • Weekend-only recordings

2024 SEMINAR CLASS FEES

ATTEND IN-PERSON LIVE WEEKEND ONLY

(accommodation/commuter options NOT included, see below)
Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3rd, 2024:  $325

ATTEND IN PERSON LIVE WEEKEND


“hybrid” + FOUNDATION
Attend the live weekend, then complete recorded core classes for full track credit: $595

ATTEND IN-PERSON LIVE WEEKEND


“hybrid” + INTERMEDIATE
Attend the live weekend, then complete recorded core classes for full track credit: $595

Live Weekend In-Person Schedule Overview

Friday, May 31: 

Late afternoon arrival for those staying onsite at the Quaker Center

-Dinner
Welcome & Orientation

Saturday, June 1:

-Breakfast

9:30am-12:30pm: Thomas Avery Garran: Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine with a Focus on Herbs in California and Surrounding States

-Lunch

2:00pm-5:00pm: Michael Tierra: The Community Herbalist: Diagnosis and Treatment Principles: Four Firsts, Ten Diagnosis, Most Useful Herbs and Formulas, Intake Form, Korean Hand Therapy, Ear Seeding and more!

-Dinner

7:00pm-10:00pm: Party and Honoring Ceremony for the Tierras

Sunday, June 2:

-Breakfast

9:30am-12:30pm: Lesley Tierra: You are What You Digest: Herbs and Ideas for Healthy Digestion

-Lunch

2:00pm-5:00pm: Thomas Avery Garran: Growing Chinese Herbs

-Dinner

Monday, June 3:

-Breakfast

Cleaning up @ the Quaker Center.

10:30am-12:30pm: Herb Walk in The Tierra Home Garden in Ben Lomond with Michael & Thomas

Can’t attend our live weekend and still want to be a part of the herbal seminar?

We have that covered too!
We offer the following virtual learning options:

Weekend Only classes RECORDINGS: 4 classes (12 hours): $275

FOUNDATION TRACK: Watch the recordings of our live weekend classes + recorded core classes for full track credit: $550

INTERMEDIATE TRACK: Watch the recordings of our live weekend classes + recorded core classes for full track credit: $550

**Foundation & Intermediate Track (Hybrid or Virtual): Completion of short quizzes of recorded classes required for full track credit.**

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR

For those joining us in-person at the live classes in Ben Lomond, California select one of the following options:

Staying onsite at the Quaker Center

Room and board (double occupancy): 3 nights (friday evening 5/31 through Monday morning 6/3):  $395

Camping and board: 3 nights (friday evening 5/31 through Monday morning 6/3): $355

Includes 3 nights lodging or camping onsite with 8 meals

5/31 Dinner
6/1 Breakfast, lunch & dinner
6/2 Breakfast, lunch & dinner
6/3 Breakfast

Commuters (staying offsite)

 Options include the required day use fee with meals as follows

Saturday & Sunday: $125
(Includes 4 meals: lunch & dinner on Saturday, 6/1 and lunch & dinner on Sunday 6/2)

Saturday only, 6/1: $75 (includes lunch and dinner & facility day use fee)

Sunday only, 6/2: $75 (includes lunch and dinner & facility day use fee)

ADD dinner on Friday night: $25

  • Watch all the classes
  • complete the quizzes
  • receive credit for attending the Foundation Track Seminar*

Required reading: Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine, Vol. I and The Way of Herbs. (This track is for everyone.)

Live-Classes

Attend weekend in-person or watch recordings

On-Demand Classes

(watch these recorded classes)

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory with Lesley Tierra (3 hours)
  • Traditional Ayurveda Medicine Theory with Manish Chandra (3 hours)
  • Five Element Theory with Nancy Angelini (3 hours)
  • Differential Diagnosis & Case Studies with Lesley Tierra (6 hours)

 

On-Demand (recorded classes) Webinars

(5 hours and 42 minutes of viewing time)

  • Tongue Diagnosis (1 hour, 30 minutes)
  • Pulse Diagnosis (1 hour, 20 minutes)
  • Medicine Making (6 videos totaling 20 minutes)
  • Herb Walk (2 videos of herb walks with Lesley and Michael, totaling 12 minutes)
  • Healing Power of Spices (2 hours, 20 minutes)

First of three required seminars for our E.W.C.H.

This track is for students who have previously attended the Foundation Track AND completed through Lesson 24 of the East West Herb Course. Required reading: Western Herbs According to Traditional Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine: Methodology and Materia Medica & Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine, Vol. I,  and Healing with the Herbs of Life.

Required after seminar: Four case study Wednesday chats

Live classes

Attend weekend in-person or watch recordings

On-Demand Classes

(watch these recorded classes)

  • Specific formulas to know (38+ commonly used ones) with Nancy Angelini (3 hours)
  • Materia Medica: Western with Susan Kramer, Chinese with Anne de Courtenay & Ayurvedic with Manish Chandra (9 hours)
  • Setting up an herbal practice with Susan Kramer (3 hours)
  • Cases: Intake, write up and diagnostic techniques with Susan Kramer (3 hours)

On-demand (recorded) Webinars

(8 hours, 40 minutes total)

  • Advanced Tongue (1 hour 22 minutes)
  • Advanced Pulse Diagnosis (1 hour, 43 minutes)
  • Abdominal diagnosis (1 hour)
  • Herb Walk: (2 videos with Michael & Lesley Tierra, 12 minutes total)
  • Korean Hand Therapy (52 minutes)
  • Auricular Therapy (1 hour, 38 minutes)
  • Dui Yao (1 hour, 54 minutes)

Second of three required seminars for our E.W.C.H.

More on Accommodations:

The seminar is held at the Quaker Center in Ben Lomond, California, a beautiful and rustic retreat center among the Redwoods.

Cabins: Double occupancy

Hotel Commute: There is a hotel 1.5 miles from the center where participants who prefer a single room can stay. If staying offsite you will need a car to get to and from the seminar.

Meals are traditional Chinese with meat and herbs incorporated into many dishes, vegetarian option is also available.

Participation and a sense of community are all a part of the retreat center ambiance and the sharing of clean up after meals and the center is requested over the weekend onsite.

Cancellations: By May 1, registration fees will be refunded minus $50 processing per registrant. No refunds can be given after 5/01/24. Refund requests should be emailed to the conference office.