Advanced Bioregional Herbalism Course Series 2018

May 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Resiliency Institute
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
Naperville, IL 60565
Jodi Trendler

The Resiliency Institute Advanced Bioregional Herbalism Course Series meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March - November 2018.

Advanced Bioregional Herbalism will deepen your understanding of body systems and their associated ailments, expand your personal apothecary, and grow your materia medica. We'll focus on herbs for specific ailments and body systems while also growing your understanding of herbal actions and constituents. With guidance from your instructor and regular sit spot time, you'll expand your intuitive and plant communication skills.

This course will benefit those interested in learning the health benefits of using herbs for wellness, nourishment, prevention and support as well as those seeking a deeper connection with plants and the earth.

In each Sunday class:

  • Discover 2 plants in depth
  • Expand your knowledge of body systems and common ailments
  • Learn preventative and supportive herbal preparations for specific body systems and ailments
  • Grow your intuitive and plant communication skills
  • Prepare 2 advanced herbal remedies

The Advanced Bioregional Herbalism day is divided among lecture and discussion, hands-on practice with harvesting and making remedies, walks to meet plants in their homes, time to cultivate and connect with nature’s wisdom, and opportunities to share experiences with fellow students to grow your herbalism community.

At home students are expected to:

  • Complete a series long project following their personal journey through the 6 Steps of Healing
  • Maintain a personal journal with observations from sit spot, remedy making, and using herbal infusions
  • Practice sit spot and plant communication daily
  • Prepare and incorporate nourishing herbal infusions into your daily wellness regime
  • Harvest plant materials and prepare one plant remedy

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.


Completed The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course Series and only missed one class or completed a similar course of study and received instructor approval.



Instructor: Ellyn Schmitz has studied extensively for over 20 years with Tom Brown Jr., a world-renowned tracker and wilderness survival expert, who was taught the ancient arts of living close to the earth by a Lipan Apache medicine man. She continuously studies with numerous edible and medicinal plant experts including, Karen Sherwood, Kathleen Wildwood, Richo Cech, Paul Bergner, Matthew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, 7Song, and others.

She is a member of the Keepers of the Plant Wisdom Medicine Society, has served on the board of directors for Medicine Waters Conservancy since 2001, and actively participates in United Plant Savers herbal conferences. Ellyn holds certificates from the Resiliency Institute in Edible Wild Plants and Bioregional Herbalism.


Class size is limited to 15 students

Classes meet   9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 4    April 15     May 6     June 24    July 15     Aug 26     Sep 23     Oct  7    Nov 4

Plan to attend all advanced herbalism classes. No make up classes will be offered. Only 1 class can be missed if you are planning to receive a certificate of completion.

includes all materials and supplies

October        $925 Check / $955 Paypal
November    $950 Check / $980 Paypal
December     $975 Check / $1000 Paypal
January         $1000 Check / $1025 Paypal
February       $1025 Check / $1050 Paypal
Registration Closes February  11th  

Payment plans available upon request. Please email

Work study option:

A work study opportunity is available to one qualified candidate who will receive a tuition discount for the series. The work study student will assist the instructor with class preparations, classroom set-up and clean-up, loading and unloading class supplies, and printing class handouts.

Please email Michelle 1-2 paragraphs with information about yourself, your interest in herbalism, your financial need, and your interest in a work study experience by January 10th.