Classes Starting April – May – June

Spring Classes – Summer Classes

Evening Classes

Magic, Ritual, and the Paranormal
 Beginning Wednesday, April 16th 7:30 pm.
 5 Weeks  $275

Introduction to California Hispanic Herbalism
 Beginning Tuesday, April 22nd 7:30 pm.
 5 Weeks $250

Intermediate California Hispanic Herbalism
 Beginning Thursday, June 19th 7:00 pm.
 10 Weeks $325

Advanced Traditional Hispanic Herbalism (ongoing)
 Thursdays, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
 14 Classes, begun January 23rd  $310

1-Day Classes

Herb Walk - Samuel P. Taylor State Park
 Saturday, May 10th 10:30 a.m.
 1 day $25 donation

Disaster Preparation & Herbal First Aid
 Saturday, May 24th 10:30 a.m.
 1 day $50

Death and Dying: Coping Techniques for the Healer
 Saturday, June 7th 10:30 a.m.
 1 day $50 to $75

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Our Purpose

The California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism officially opened its doors in January of 1998 in the San Francisco east bay city of Richmond, California, to teach and preserve the healing traditions of the Hispanic curanderos and curanderas (folk healers) of California. Many of these classes had been informally taught for two years prior to the creation of the school.

Primarily offering classes in herbalism, the school also stresses an understanding of Curanderismo, the healing techniques and philosophies of Native-Hispanic California.  The cross-cultural influences of European and Asian herbs, along with the use of native plants, made California Curanderismo a unique and potent healing medium.  These practices also include the use of intuitive diagnosis skills, psychoactive plants, ritual and magic.

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        (510) 672 7849

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