Workshops & Events

*The content of these workshops or classes does not necessarily represent or express the views of CSCH.*  

Current Offerings at CSCH Boulder

Aroma-Herbalism: Incorporating Essential Oils Into an Herbal Practice

– CSCH Boulder

Presentations by Mindy Green and Brigitte Mars

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Times: 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:00 pm-5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

$149, enrolled CSCH students $99. To Register, contact Lisa at:

Aromatic plants have been used throughout history for healing, whether through pharmacy, cosmetic care, spiritual practices or ritual ceremonies. Today, essential oils are being used in medical facilities around the world with wide ranging therapies from primary medicines to spa treatments. Modern science confirms that the chemical constituents found in essential oils have tremendous therapeutic value and the biological activity of these components also provides for numerous applications as adjuncts in complementary and palliative care. This workshop will focus on when and how to include essential oils into your herbal practice, issues of safety, dilution, application, quality and internal vs external uses.  We will discuss the implications of the sense of smell in de-stressing, and provide some formulation examples. Seeing how the rest of the world is employing them in primary care is sure to provide you with the confidence to incorporate them into a holistic practice.

Join Mindy from 10:00-1:00 and Brigitte from 2:00-5:00 to discuss essential oils and aromatherapy modalities that can help you and your loved ones with your health and wellness on a daily basis, whether that be at home, on the regular, or abroad as you travel.



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Some of our Previous Workshops

Revitalize for Practitioners

How to Guide your clients through an Anti-Inflammatory Elimination-Challenge Diet & Gut Healing Program

Presentation by Erin Livers, Nutrition Therapist

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 29th & 30th, 2017

Time: 10am – 5pm Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday

Cost: $395 ($195 for current CSCH students)


Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

l disease begins in the gut. Hippocrates was thought to have said this about 410 BC, so we’ve known for a long time that the health of our digestion is critical to the health of our entire being. As clinicians, healing digestion is a critical first step in resolving our clients’ symptoms and providing us with additional information in every case. A more recent statistic says that 80% of Americans have leaky gut, so we know this is a common area of dysfunction.

Six years ago, in my practice as a nutrition therapist, I created a powerful combination of an anti-inflammatory diet, an elimination-challenge diet and a 4Rs gut healing protocol that provides powerful benefits to both you and your clients in a very short 30 days. I’ve now used this program with over 500 clients. In this seminar, I can not only share my experience and results with you, I can show you exactly how you can offer this program to your clients.
This program eliminates or reduces inflammation, heals the gut using Functional Medicine’s 4Rs protocol (now 6Rs!), guides clients through a 21-day elimination/challenge diet to determine food sensitivities, jumpstarts weight loss if necessary, and teaches clients how to eat to balance blood sugar every day. All in 30 days! Supplements are recommended to eliminate bacterial, yeast and parasitic infections, heal the gut, and support healthy populations of beneficial bacteria.

Herbal Constituents Intensive

Cover_Herbal_ConstituentsWith Lisa Ganora, Director of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, Author of the textbook Herbal Constituents, and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Date: Begins Monday, October 17, 2016

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm (M-F, 10/17-21)

Cost: $495 (Student discount: $250) Includes notes, materials, and a free copy of Herbal Constituents!

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

Register Online at, or email

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This October, Lisa Ganora will be teaching an Herbal Constituents intensive at CSCH, open to students and the public! In this 30-hour, 5-day intensive, Lisa will explore in-depth the art and science of practical phytochemistry for herbalists and holistic health practitioners. Learn about therapeutics, safety, extractions, synergy, active molecules in medicinal plants and how they contribute to herbal actions and energetics, and more. Using a combination of illustrated lectures, demonstrations, and herbal pharmacy activities, participants will explore the interface between traditional wisdom and contemporary science with medicinal plants and their fascinating phytomolecules!




Sam Coffman - WFA Course

Herbal Wilderness First Aid and First Responder Certification

Course with Sam Coffman

Taught in Boulder, Colorado at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, the Wilderness First Responder 80-hour certification course is a great place to start for anyone who wants to be much more medically self-sufficient!


     Session 1: Monday, December 5th-Friday, December 9th, 2016

     Session 2: Monday, February 13th-Friday, February 17th, 2016

Times: 9:00am-5:00 pm


     Wilderness First Aid Certification (1 session) $550

     Wilderness First Responder Certification (includes both sessions) $900

Location: CSCH Classroom, 2900 Valmont Rd, Unit H-1, Boulder, CO, 80301

For more information and to Register, contact The Human Path!

The usage for this material ranges from being able to take care of your own family in a home emergency, to backpacking, hiking or camping trips, to living in a more rural area, to being stranded in a remote location, to a hurricane Katrina (or worse) type situation.

The Wilderness Herbal First Responder certification course is a 10-day, 80-hour course that is taught on-site.  The curriculum for the on-site portion of the course is a complete Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification.

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-12-39-14-pmMedicinal Mushrooms: Unraveling the Mystery

(Clinician-taught Class!)

Presentation by Danielle Ryan, Certified Herbalist

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza,  south-side lower-level of building, off 29th St.)

To Register, contact Danielle at:

Discover the depths of the fungal world, from their place on the taxonomic tree of life, to the astounding medicinal benefits of many fruiting bodies (mushrooms), and become part of a hands-on demonstration on how to cultivate these incredible allies in your own home. You will leave with an in-depth understanding of the nature, properties, uses, and growing techniques of fungi and its subgroups: mycelium and mushrooms. We will be discussing the following mushrooms in detail: Reishi, Shitake, Maitake, Lion’s Mane, Pearl Oyster, and Turkey Tail. Be prepared to leave with a new-found awe, excitement, and love for the most mysterious species on planet earth.

Doug ElliottDoug Elliott, Appalachian Storyteller & Herbalist

Pre-registration is closed.  This event is full! We may have some availability at the door, but we are expecting a full house. Availability isn’t guaranteed.

If you pre-registered and haven’t sent payment,  please arrive early to pay. Your seat isn’t reserved until payment is received. Come early, or you may be turned away at the door. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you tonight!

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Cost: $25 ($20 for students)

Location: Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism 2900 Valmont, Suite F-1 Boulder, CO 80301 (Zarlengo Plaza, rear of building, off 29th St.)


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Whether he’s pointing out poison ivy, pontificating on poke sallet, crooning about creasy greens, jiving about ginseng, extolling the virtues of dandelions, or demonstrating botanical pyrotechnics, herbalist, author and storyteller, Doug Elliott is known for his lively presentations as well as his broad, practical, scientific and cultural knowledge of useful wild plants. He will be presenting a lively, informative program of traditional and contemporary plant lore, photographs, and scientific information, as well as stories, songs, and outrageous personal narratives celebrating some of America’s favorite, edible, medicinal, and otherwise useful wild plants. He flavors his program with regional dialects, lively harmonica riffs, and more than a few belly laughs. Doug Elliott is an herbalist, naturalist, basket maker and author. He lives in the southern Appalachian mountains. He has spent a great deal of time with traditional country folk and indigenous people, learning their stories, folklore and traditional ways of relating to plants. For many years Doug made his living gathering and selling herbs. In recent years he has performed and taught from Canada to the Caribbean. He has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough,TN and has conducted workshops and programs at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and the Smithsonian Institution. He has taught regularly at the International Herb Symposium, the Green Nations Gathering, and Omega Institute. He has trained rangers for the National Park Service and guided people on wilderness experiences from east Maine to the Florida Everglades. He was named harmonica champion at Fiddler’s Grove Festival in Union Grove, N.C. In recent years he has received a variety of honors. The International Herb Association presented him with the Otto Richter Award honoring his work with herbs and useful wild plants. The National Storytelling Network (the largest storytelling membership organization in the world) inducted him into their Circle of Excellence for “exceptional commitment and exemplary contribution to the art of storytelling.” He will be in Denver to receive the Master Front Line Interpreter Award presented by the National Association for Interpretation (the professional organization of park rangers, naturalists, museum curators, etc.) given to him for his “mastery of interpretive techniques, program development, and design of creative projects” celebrating the human connection to nature and wild plants. He has authored five books. His first book, WILD ROOTS, An Underground Botany and Forager’s Guide, has been around for thirty-some years and is considered an “underground” classic. In 1995 it was given a new cover and re-released by Healing Arts Press. Doug has produced a number of award winning recordings of stories and songs, and is occasionally seen on PBS-TV, as well as the History and National Geographic Channels.