Our Professional Program

ArborVitae offers a three year program of study for those interested in gaining and applying professional and clinical skills in traditional herbal medicine. The program starts with the foundational year described below. Students who have studied in other programs may apply to place out of the first or second year. The Second and Third year clinical programs also run from September to May, and each year offers an additional 343 hours of instruction.

Professional Program

Find out more about our herbalism program

The ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism incorporates a number of traditional energetic approaches, including Traditional Western Herbalism, Vitalism, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Expert instructors come with a well-developed philosophy and practice, offering a range of perspectives that contribute to a diverse and exceptional herbal education.

The 2022-23 school year's classes will be a hybrid of in-person and live online instruction. A minimum of half the classes will be held in-person, primarily at our new location in New Paltz, NY.

For practicing herbalists, ArborVitae will begin offering advanced and topical herbal intensives

held both online and in-person.

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New to

Are you fairly new to herbalism? 

Take a look at our first year program entry.

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Furthering your

Do you already have a strong foundation in herbalism through education and/or practice? – Check out our second year program.

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Working with

Looking for clinical supervision working with clients? Our third year program, open to graduates of our second year program as well as practitioners, offers just that!


Now Accepting

Holistic Traditional Training for a

New Generation of Practicing Herbalists. Now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year that starts in September 2022 at our new location in the Hudson Valley.


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