Teachers

Thomas Avery Garran

Thomas Avery Garran

Thomas Avery Garran is an practicing herbalist specializing in Chinese medicine and the use of Western herbs within Chinese medicine.

Benjamin Zappin LAc

Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac.

Benjamin Zappin maintains a private practice in acupuncture and herbal medicine in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA., as well as two community clinics.

Bevin Clare

Bevin Clare, M.S., R.H., CNS, is a clinical herbalist and nutritionist with a deep love of plants.

Camille Freeman

Camille Freeman is an herbalist & nutritionist who believes that what we eat matters, and that how we eat matters even more.

CoreyPine Shane

CoreyPine is Director of the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine and has spent the past 15-plus years helping clients by artfully blending Chinese and Western herbal traditions with a focus on local plants.

Eric Yarnell

Eric Yarnell is currently chief medical officer at Northwest Naturopathic Urology as well as staff physician at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center and supervising physician at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.

jim mcdonald

jim mcdonald has been practicing the art of herbcraft since 1994, and offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism.

Lisa Ganora

Lisa Ganora has been a traditional herbalist for more than 25 years and is an expert on the properties of phytochemical constituents in medicinal foods and herbs.

Shelley Ochs

Shelley Ochs has been a licensed practitioner of traditional Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture since the year 2000, and has a Ph.D. awarded by the History of Chinese Medicine at the Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing.

Todd Caldecott

Todd Caldecott is a medical herbalist, practitioner of Ayurveda and professional member of the AHG since 1997.

Anne de Courtenay

A born and bred Chicago native, Anne de Courtenay has been studying herbalism in the Western and Chinese traditions for almost 10 years.

Christopher Hobbs

Christopher Hobbs is a fourth generation herbalist and botanist with over 30 years experience with herbs. Christopher writes and lectures internationally on herbal medicine.

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