Bioregional Herbalism Course Series 2018

March 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am
The Resiliency Institute
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
Naperville, IL 60565
Jodi Trendler

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

Bioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Discover how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

During each Saturday class, discover 3-4 plants in depth, learn introductory health care topics and body systems, and prepare 2 different plant remedies. The day is divided among lecture and discussion, hands-on practice with harvesting and making remedies, walks to meet plants in their homes, and time to cultivate and reconnect with nature’s wisdom.

This course will empower you with nourishing herbal knowledge, the skills to experience the world in a new way, and the beginning of a personal herbal apothecary!

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



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


New in 2018 - 1 additional hour each class PLUS 3 extra classes!
Classes meet   9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Saturdays:

March 3    April 14     May 5     June 23    July 14     Aug 25     Sep 22     Oct  6    Nov 3

Plan to attend all classes. No make-up classes will be offered. Only 1 class can be missed in order to attend Advanced Bioregional Herbalism.

includes all materials and supplies

September   $900 Check / $930 Paypal
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

Payment plans available upon request. Please email Michelle@theresiliencyinstitute.net

Work study option:  Thank you to applicants. A student has been selected.

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.