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18 hrs of Instruction with Matthew Wood Availible "NOW" Online!

Shamanic Herbalism with Matthew Wood - Purchase 90 day Pass Here

Taught on - March 3, 4 & 5 - 2017

Taught at The Philo School Of Energetics in Philo CA.

An exploration of the relationship between shamanistic beliefs and practices and the ancient, traditional use of herbs. The three day schedule allows us time to link the “animal medicines” with the endocrine system and constitutional typology. Join one of the nation’s most experienced herbalists as he leads us in an exploration of the relationship between shamanistic beliefs and practices and the ancient, traditional use of herbs. This may be Matthew’s last teaching at Philo School of Herbal Energetics, in Mendocino County, Ca.




Matthew Wood MS RH and Tim Dymond ND Present

Traditional Western Herbalism and Naturopathy
~ Reclaiming Vitalism in Medicine

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2017 Class schedule:
February 5th, March 12th, and April 9th
All classes are held on Sundays from 10am to 6pm

The presenters will cover a minimum of 60 herbs, as well as pulse, tongue and skin diagnosis, tissue assessment, and blood pressure evaluation to determine specific constitutional indications. This will include a detailed differentiation of the 22 pulse pairs as outlined in Matthew’s newest book, Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation. Online support and outside reading will be recommended. A manual will be provided for each of the sessions.

Our goal for you is to master the basic pulses, and constitutional indications for specific herbs. This information provides a whole new depth of understanding of when to use which herb for each individual! There will be both hands-on as well as structured lecture learning time presented in a more spacious venue. This class is open to all those that are interested in or practitioners of herbal knowledge.

Each individual class is $175.

Only 30 spaces available for each lecture. Register now to guarantee your space!


Herbal Medicine for People and Animals
with Matthew Wood MSc, RH and Cheryl Schwartz DVM

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One Monday Evening a Month: Mar 13th, Apr 10th
The Dog and Pony - and People - Show

This is the third time that Matthew Wood and Cheryl Schwartz have taught herbal medicine together. They bring a combined experience of 70+ years of practice with humans and animals. In their practices they use many of the same herbs and provide a "stereo" vision that is unique and invaluable, crossing "kingdoms." Matthew and Cheryl love to teach together because they constantly learn from one another and have taught together over a period of more than two decades.

Cheryl and Matthew both studied with the late Tis Mal Crow, a Native American of Cherokee and Hitchiti descent. This is an opportunity to gain some of his teachings. Last year's teachings were on "Fire, Wind and Water" (circulation, lymph, kidneys, muscular and skeletal - tapes available). This year's teachings will be on "Wind, Metal and Earth."

Whether your interest is in using herbs with humans or animals - or both - this unique event is not to be missed! Each class can be taken individually for $65 pre-registered or $75 at the door.

Respiratory and Acute Diseases (Metal)
Monday, March 13th from 6:30 to 9pm
We'll look at upper respiratory issues (allergies, sinusitis, ears, glands and throat) as well as lung health.

The Gastrointestinal Tract (Earth)
Monday, April 10th from 6:30 to 9pm
This session focuses on digestive health - that great thorn-patch of difficulties.
Matthew Wood MSc, RH is an internationally-known herbal practitioner, author and teacher with 35 years of experience. He is the author of The Book of Herbal Wisdom, The Earthwise Herbal, and The Earthwise Herbal Repertory. Matthew will be available for book signings after class. For more information about Matthew, please visit:

Cheryl Schwartz, DVM is a well-known practitioner of holistic veterinary medicine in the Bay Area with an office in Alameda. She has practiced and taught herbal veterinary care longer than anyone in the US and is internationally-known as the author of Four Paws, Five Directions. For more information about Cheryl, please visit:

COST: $65 per session (pre-registered) or $75 at the door. Pre-registration is HIGHLY recommended as space is limited.

WHEN:Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9pm: Mar 13, Apr 10

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 1447 Fourth Street • San Rafael, CA 94901

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Herbal Clinic with Matthew Wood MS, RH
Feb. 4th, Mar. 11th and April 8th - 10-5pm

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This clinic class will give herbal students with a clinical interest an excellent opportunity to learn and expand clinical skills and knowledge. Classes are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. (Beginners should have some background in energetics and evaluation methods). We will see 2-4 clients, analyze them from an energetic standpoint, practice pulse and tongue, facial, complexion, and skin evaluation. Time permitting, we will study each other's pulse and tongue indications.

Students may sign up for an individual class for $90 (pre-registered) or for the entire series at $250.

Matthew Wood is an internationally-known clinical herbalist, author and teacher. He has taught herbal clinics with Margi Flint for over a decade and taught several clinical classes for Gathering Thyme's intermediate/advanced herbal program. Matthew also teaches clinical skills in Seattle and San Francisco with Tim Dymond ND. For more information about Matthew, please visit:

COST: $90 per class if pre-registered, otherwise $100 at the door. $250 for the entire series. Pre-registration STRONGLY recommended too hold your space.

WHEN:One Saturday a Month from 10-5pm: Feb. 4th, Mar. 11th and April 8th

CONTACT: For more information, contact Cheryl at Gathering Thyme or 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 1447 Fourth Street • San Rafael, CA 94901

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Matthew Wood - Shamanic Herbalism:

Animal Medicines / Plant Medicines

At Regeration Springs - Abita Springs, Louisiana

March 24-25, 2017 Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

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Cost is $225. Reserve your spot if you are sure you want to come - class size is limited to 20..

In this two day class, Matthew Wood will share the spiritual nature of plants that he has learned, intuited, and experienced based on over 30 years of immersion in the world of plants and their teachings.

He will paint a picture of his use of the "inner medical license" provided by nature through the doctrine of signatures - using what a plant looks like, how it is used by animals, their spirit signatures - and lead us on plant journeys to show the inter-connections with their healing.

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2 Days of Herbalism with Matthew Wood

2017 May 20-21 (9am – 5:30pm each day)

Register Here - EarlyBird Dicount $185 before April 7th

World-renowned herbalist, Matthew Wood, will be teaching this two-day workshop right here at Kinstone! He will focus on native medicinal herbs in our region and practical household herbalism. There will be some classroom time as well as several herb walks (weather permitting!). The woods, gardens, fields, prairie and barnyard at Kinstone offer a spectacular and diverse setting where we will find many native plants in their natural habitats.

Saturday, May 20, Day 1
Native Medicinal Plants of Wisconsin and Minnesota
A Woodland/Forest Herb Walk

Sunday, May 21, Day 2
Practical Household Herbalism
Herb Walks in Field, Prairie, Barnyards, and Gardens

Register Here - EarlyBird Dicount $185 before April 7th


At Woodland Essence Teaching Center - Cold Brook, NY

July 14-16th, 2017 - Friday 10-4; Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-3

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In this three day weekend, Matthew Wood will share:

~ his well-known Teachings of the Pulse ( FRIDAY)
~ connecting People and Plants through the guidance/ story of the a person's pulse
~ the spiritual nature of plants that he has learned, intuited, and experienced based on over 30 years of immersion in the world of plants and their teachings. ( SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)

Workshop will be held at Woodland Essence Teaching Center, Cold Brook, NY.
Cost for the weekend: $325. Early registrstion by May 1- $295.
Lunch provided eah day, along with teas and snacks. Participants are responsible for accomodations and other meals. Directions provided once you register.
call 315-845-1515 to register. Thank you!

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October-May 2017-2018-- Portland, OR

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Four, five-day intensives

A unique training for herbalists wanting to deepen their practice, and advanced herb students wanting to make the transition to becoming practitioners. Under the guidance of Matthew Wood and Sean Donahue, students will gain a deep grounding in the philosophy and practice of Traditional Western Herbalism, hone their clinical skills, and learn to integrate magical tools and perspectives in their practice. The training will include:
• Vitalist philosophy and practice
• Herbalism and The Three Selves
• Identifying the six tissue states as a basis for herbal practice
• Practices for inner education, grounding, centering, attunement, and protection
• Tongue and pulse evaluation
• Constitutional Evaluation
• Working with earthly and celestial cycles
• Physical, psychological, spiritual, and magical properties of Herbs
• Opportunities to observe Sean and Matthew in practice
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“By magically changing our lives, our green friends restore physical health, psychological happiness, and spiritual purpose. A little miracle occurs and the magical level clicks in, in fact, whenever an herb cures in a real and radical way. This is a sign that something great and new has come in from a different world to enrich and develop our lives to their fullest and most beautiful potential.”
--Matthew Wood