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Autumn Classes

Autumn Classes

Evening Classes

Introduction to California Hispanic Herbalism
 Beginning Wednesday, September 24th 7:30 pm to 10pm.
 5 Weeks $250

Ten Herbs
 Beginning Tuesday, September 30th 7:00 pm to 9:00pm.
 8 Weeks $350

Case Studies
 Beginning Thursday, October 9th 7:00 pm to 9:00pm.
 8 Weeks $350

Advanced Hispanic Herbalism
 Beginning Monday, November 3th 7:30 pm to 10:00pm.
 13 Weeks $400

Online Classes too! HH online 

One-Day Classes

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Hispanic Folklore: Ghosts Stories, Shapeshifters, and Creatures of the Night
 Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 10:30am to 1pm.
 1 Session $40

Herb Gatherings

2015 Maine Primitives Skills School, Augusta, ME
 May 22-24, 2015

2015 High Sierra Radical Herbfest & Primitive Skills Gathering, Stanislaus National Forest, CA
 August 13-16, 2015

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Six Ways to Catch a Class!

The California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism offers classes six ways:

1.  Evenings:
In-home lecture-discussion classes, held on a set night of the week for several weeks.
2.  Online:
Delivered via internet, with assignments due every week.
3.  Special Topics:
Topics requested by the organizer, for a gathering created for the class/es.
4.  Community:
At establishments in the area, such as libraries or herberias.
5.  Herb Fests:
As a lecturer at an herbal fair, festival, or conference.
6.  Guest Lectures:
As an invited speaker during the course of college and university classes.

On request, students for classes in Richmond can be picked up at the Richmond BART 20 minutes before the scheduled start time for evening or Saturday classes.

choosing a class

the right class for you

  • Beginning Classes are designed for people interested in learning more about Traditional Hispanic Herbalism.
  • Advanced classes require a LOT of prior knowledge and experience in Traditional Hispanic Herbalism and healing.
  • CHECK WITH THE INSTRUCTOR before registering.
  • Short Clases are great for a quick look into Traditional Hispanic Herbalism.
  • Short classes include both beginning and advanced topics

Ask the Instructor if you would like help deciding what classes are right for you.

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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.

Contact Us

Website Info:   hispanicherbs@gmail.com

School & Classes:  curandero50@gmail.com
         (510) 672 7849

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