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Matthew Wood Classes


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Matthew Wood MS RH and Tim Dymond ND Present

Traditional Western Herbalism and Naturopathy
~ Reclaiming Vitalism in Medicine

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2017 Class schedule:
February 5th, March 12th, and April 9th
All classes are held on Sundays from 10am to 6pm

The presenters will cover a minimum of 60 herbs, as well as pulse, tongue and skin diagnosis, tissue assessment, and blood pressure evaluation to determine specific constitutional indications. This will include a detailed differentiation of the 22 pulse pairs as outlined in Matthew’s newest book, Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation. Online support and outside reading will be recommended. A manual will be provided for each of the sessions.

Our goal for you is to master the basic pulses, and constitutional indications for specific herbs. This information provides a whole new depth of understanding of when to use which herb for each individual! There will be both hands-on as well as structured lecture learning time presented in a more spacious venue. This class is open to all those that are interested in or practitioners of herbal knowledge.

Each individual class is $175.

Only 30 spaces available for each lecture. Register now to guarantee your space!


Herbal Clinic with Matthew Wood MS, RH
One Saturday a Month from 10-5pm: Feb. 4th, Mar. 11th and April 8th

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This clinic class will give herbal students with a clinical interest an excellent opportunity to learn and expand clinical skills and knowledge. Classes are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. (Beginners should have some background in energetics and evaluation methods). We will see 2-4 clients, analyze them from an energetic standpoint, practice pulse and tongue, facial, complexion, and skin evaluation. Time permitting, we will study each other's pulse and tongue indications.

Students may sign up for an individual class for $90 (pre-registered) or for the entire series at $250.

Matthew Wood is an internationally-known clinical herbalist, author and teacher. He has taught herbal clinics with Margi Flint for over a decade and taught several clinical classes for Gathering Thyme's intermediate/advanced herbal program. Matthew also teaches clinical skills in Seattle and San Francisco with Tim Dymond ND. For more information about Matthew, please visit:

COST: $90 per class if pre-registered, otherwise $100 at the door. $250 for the entire series. Pre-registration STRONGLY recommended too hold your space.

WHEN:One Saturday a Month from 10-5pm: Feb. 4th, Mar. 11th and April 8th

CONTACT: For more information, contact Cheryl at Gathering Thyme or 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 1447 Fourth Street • San Rafael, CA 94901
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Shamanic Herbalism:

Animal Medicines, Plant Medicines, Constitutional Types

March 3rd 2017

Join one of the nation’s most experienced herbalists as he leads us in an exploration of the relationship between shamanistic beliefs and practices and the ancient, traditional use of herbs. This may be Matthew’s last teaching at Philo School of Herbal Energetics, in Mendocino County, Ca.

The three day schedule allows us time to link the “animal medicines” with the endocrine system and constitutional typology. This will also be a good overview of the endocrine system in a imagination-friendly fashion. (Those who have taken Matthew’s class on the endocrine in 2016 in Philo or elsewhere receive a 1/3 off since this will be partly review for them). “I taught this three day class at Misty Meadows, in New Hampshire, in fall 2016, and many students got what an important lesson I was trying to convey: this material, mixing the doctrine of signatures, Nature Wisdom, animal and plant medicines, and endocrine typology reveals the underlying patterns of herbal medicine in a way that nothing else does.”

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Matthew Wood - Shamanic Herbalism:

Animal Medicines / Plant Medicines

March 24-25, 2017 Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Cost is $225. Reserve your spot if you are sure you want to come - class size is limited to 20..

In this two day class, Matthew Wood will share the spiritual nature of plants that he has learned, intuited, and experienced based on over 30 years of immersion in the world of plants and their teachings.

He will paint a picture of his use of the "inner medical license" provided by nature through the doctrine of signatures - using what a plant looks like, how it is used by animals, their spirit signatures - and lead us on plant journeys to show the inter-connections with their healing.

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At Woodland Essence Teaching Center

July 14-16th, 2017

(Friday 10-4; Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-3)

In this three day weekend, Matthew Wood will share:

~ his well-known Teachings of the Pulse ( FRIDAY)
~ connecting People and Plants through the guidance/ story of the a person's pulse
~ the spiritual nature of plants that he has learned, intuited, and experienced based on over 30 years of immersion in the world of plants and their teachings. ( SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)

Workshop will be held at Woodland Essence Teaching Center, Cold Brook, NY.
Cost for the weekend: $325. Early registrstion by May 1- $295.
Lunch provided eah day, along with teas and snacks. Participants are responsible for accomodations and other meals. Directions provided once you register.
call 315-845-1515 to register. Thank you!



October-May 2017-2018-- Portland, OR

Four, five-day intensives

A unique training for herbalists wanting to deepen their practice, and advanced herb students wanting to make the transition to becoming practitioners. Under the guidance of Matthew Wood and Sean Donahue, students will gain a deep grounding in the philosophy and practice of Traditional Western Herbalism, hone their clinical skills, and learn to integrate magical tools and perspectives in their practice. The training will include:
• Vitalist philosophy and practice
• Herbalism and The Three Selves
• Identifying the six tissue states as a basis for herbal practice
• Practices for inner education, grounding, centering, attunement, and protection
• Tongue and pulse evaluation
• Constitutional Evaluation
• Working with earthly and celestial cycles
• Physical, psychological, spiritual, and magical properties of Herbs
• Opportunities to observe Sean and Matthew in practice
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“By magically changing our lives, our green friends restore physical health, psychological happiness, and spiritual purpose. A little miracle occurs and the magical level clicks in, in fact, whenever an herb cures in a real and radical way. This is a sign that something great and new has come in from a different world to enrich and develop our lives to their fullest and most beautiful potential.”
--Matthew Wood