The Body Systems Series

Delve into the clinical use of herbs in our new intermediate level herb program. Designed to build on the information presented in our Foundations of Herbalism Program, the Body Systems Series, is offered from March to July 2021.

This series deepens your understanding of the relationship between physiology, pathology, and botanical protocols and is geared towards students contemplating a clinical or community herbalist practice.

Using a Western botanical medicine approach, each body system covered includes a physiology overview, descriptions of common patterns of imbalance, and a discussion of system-specific herbs. Dietary and lifestyle considerations for each system are also covered. And all of this is interspersed with pearls of wisdom shared by our teachers from their years of clinical experience.

You must have completed our Foundations of Herbalism Program or comparable herbal training, or have done a significant amount of independent study to register for this series. Contact us if you have questions.

Teachers for the series include Patricia Kyritsi Howell, RH (AHG), Mimi Hernandez, MSc., RH (AHG), Lorna Mauney-Brodek, Zaire Sabb, and Jen Stovall.

The Body Systems Series is streamed live each Tuesday evening, from March 16 until July 27, 2021, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm ET. The series includes 60 hours of instruction and all program materials.

Attend live-streamed classes and/or access recordings anytime for one year.

Certificates of Completion are available.

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The Body System Series includes

  • Individual classes: Immune, Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nervous, Musculoskeletal, Urinary, Skin, and Male and Female Generative Systems.
  • Special focus classes: Antiviral and Immune Modulating Protocols, Metabolic Syndrome, Reducing Inflammation, Protocols for Acute and Chronic Respiratory Conditions, Stress Management and Adaptogens, Pain Management, Womb Health, Wound Care, Research Skills for Herbalists.
  • Weekly live-streamed classes with teachers available for questions and discussions.
  • Access to class recordings and program material downloads for one year.
  • Membership in a private online student discussion group monitored by Patricia.
  • Optional attendance at monthly “Office Hours” with Patricia for questions and informal discussions.
  • Opportunity to earn a ‘Certificate of Completion’ for 60 hours of botanical medicine study.


The Body Systems Series is an online course accessible from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Registered students receive a link to our private online classroom portal to access live-streamed or recorded sessions and download program materials.


The Body Systems Series includes 60 hours of lectures, interactive quizzes to gauge your progress, and reading assignments in The Essential Guide to Western Botanical Medicine by Christa Sinadinos.  See Additional Costs below for ordering details.

Program materials are provided as digital files. You will need access to a printer throughout the series.


Tuition for the Series is $900.* Pay in full or take advantage of our monthly payment plan option: Pay $100 deposit when you register and $200 per month, March to July.

*Please note the required textbook needed for reading assignments below.

Program Dates

Tuesday nights, 7:00 to 10:00 pm ET.

March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021.

Your Teachers

Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Program Director and Primary Instructor

Mimi Hernandez

Lorna Mauney-Brodek​

Zaire Sabb

Jen Stovall

Additional Costs

The required textbook for this series is The Essential Guide to Western Botanical Medicine by Christa Sinadinos, $179.00. This book has JUST been published so you must order directly from Christa to get a copy. Contact her at to place your order.

Series materials are provided as digital files. You will need access to a  printer throughout the series.


A ‘Certificate of Completion’ is available to students who attend all classes or watch all class recordings, take four online quizzes, and make all tuition payments. The certificate acknowledges the successful completion of 60 hours of study.

The 60 hours accrued in the program count towards the required number of hours of botanical medicine training required to apply for Registered Herbalist membership in the American Herbalists Guild. We do not confer any titles such as Certified, Registered, or Master Herbalist.