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Learn with the Teacher of Teachers

With The Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism Year One Program, you have the remarkable opportunity to learn herbalism directly from one of the trailblazers who revived and popularized the wisdom of Traditional Western Herbalism.

Matthew Wood specially curated his own teaching as well as those of herbal specialists to create a program for students to enjoy, cherish, and carry the herbal legacy into future generations with confidence and honor.

Mission
"The focus of the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism is on a spiritual practice of herbalism, healing, and medicine.  The main points in this approach are an overall emphasis on Nature as a Living Being, acknowledging the body, soul, and spirit, the four directions or elements, the seven lessons of the medicine path, and the plants themselves. This is undertaken from a vitalist, holistic, natural, and traditional perspective..."

What will you learn?

There are a lot of compenents to being a well-rounded and knowleadgable family herbalist with the foundation to be a community or clinical herbalist!

  • Materia Medica (Plant ID, Plant names, Uses, etc.)

  • Apothecary (Building your herbal medicine cabinet. Where and how to start.)

  • Family Herbal and First Aid (The basics, what you'll use the most!)

  • Beginner Herbal Medicine Making (Practical, fun, informative!)

  • Herbal Energetics and Tissue States (Tools that Matthew Wood brought back into Traditional Western Herbalism that will help you to be a truly skilled herbalist.)

  • Historical herbal foundations created by past and present trailblazers

  • Botany (A mechanic needs to know the makes, models and parts of car; likewise the herbalist needs to know the plants.)

  • Beginning Herbal Practice (Intake, Dosaging, Monitoring the Remedy, etc.)

  • Doctrine of Signatures and Plant Journeying (Connect with the plants!)

  • Unique and fun electives

6-month Accelerated Program

Option to extend to 12-month

Enrollees of this program will be automatically enrolled in the 6-month pace program.

You will:

  • receive emails weekly, with suggested pacing to complete the program in 6 months
  • still have access to the program for 18 months total to complete and review material
  • Enroll early and get those early, extra months for free! When you enroll early you gain those as extra study months! Regardless of when you enroll (before May 5th) you'll have access thru... Nov. 5th, 2025
  • Students will be guided to complete the program in 6 months. Students may choose to take up to the full 18 months to complete the program if they choose. Those who complete the program in 9 months or less will be ready to enroll in Year 2 in early 2025!

Early Sign-up BONUSES and DISCOUNTS!

Save $400 when you enroll (Thru Mar. 11th)

The first full-price enrollments will receive these BONUS items you currently can't get anywhere else! While supplies last!

  • SIGNED book by Matthew Wood! "Seven Guideposts"
  • Materia Medica Year 1 Flashcards deck
  • ForageFun cards deck

PLUS, read on to learn how to get additional months free!

BONUSES!

Additional Classes and More!

Year One students will also receive access to Bonus classes only available here and in the *Professional Library (coming soon).

Enjoy Bonus classes included in the first 12 of 18 months:

  • Additional Q&A's with Teachers
  • Tongue Evaluation Classes with real case examples
  • Advanced Discussion Groups
  • Game-nights
  • and more!


These additional 3+ bonus classes per month are optional and available to help support and enhance your learning!

Additional Bonuses:

  • Each student will also receive membership to the United Plant Savers which offers a plethora of education and special offers to its members.
  • Vendor coupons (Quality herbal suppliers and more coming soon!)


*Year 1 does not include the Professional Library subscription, but does include some classes offered in the Professional Library. Does not include access to recordings but includes the option to attend live and ask questions of teachers. 

Throughout the First Year Program, you will:

  • Gain insights into the historical roots of the holistic approach and the guiding principles of Western Herbalism, understanding the significance and embodying the essence of vitalism.

  • Embrace herbalism as a way of life, learning from experienced herbalists specialized in various domains, many of whom devote themselves full-time to this craft.

  • Explore 52 distinct plants, delve into Family Medicine, First Aid, and Acute Disease, and embark on the journey of beginner Herbal Medicine Making, empowering you to create or expand your own apothecary or herbal medicine cabinet.

  • Be blown away learning the concepts of the Six Tissue States, Tastes and Sensations of Herbs to help determine which remedies are best called for; As well as the Doctrine of Signatures, which have shaped Matthew's life as an herbalist and serve as pillars in his herbal philosophy and the online MWIH Year 1Program.

Includes

  • Resources for Multiple Learning Styles

    Videos, audio, slides, handouts, documents, *transcripts, *closed captions, tests and many ways to interact with fellow students, knowledgeable staff and teachers to help you get the most out of the program.

  • Support & Guidance

    A real person will be available to assist you. Q&A sessions with teachers. Study Groups to discuss, review and connect. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Ongoing access to instructors and fellow students within the community. Weekly emails to guide your progress.

  • In-Depth Learning

    The MWIH Year One Program is foundational, but it's not basic. It's a specially-curated in-depth herbal program designed by prolific author and world-renowned herbalist, Matthew Wood, MS.

Upon completion of the program, students will:

Have developed a profound understanding of herbs and their potential benefits for personal use, supporting friends and family, and commencing a clinical herbal career.
Embrace herbalism as a way of life, learning from experienced herbalists specialized in various domains, many of whom devote themselves full-time to this craft.
Move beyond generic herbal approaches and comprehend which herbs are best suited not only for specific conditions but also for each unique person and nuanced condition.
Cultivate a deep spiritual connection with the plant world.
Acquire knowledge of plants from diverse ecosystems and regions, along with related herbs that may be more readily available in your area.
Establish connections with herbalists and other students from various regions. Be a part of this vibrant community.
Tailor their herbal studies through elective classes and specialized departments aligned with their specific interests.

Community

Beyond the extensive and profound content, you will discover a sense of community woven throughout the MWIH Programs. The Community platform facilitates social connections with fellow students from around the world and live Q&A's with teachers and MWIH-hosted study sessions help you connect and grow.

We understand that growth thrives in synergy, where a supportive environment and network amplify exponential development. Hence, the MWIH Year One Program offers a comprehensive Guide to support your learning process, including:

  • Live, online Q&A Sessions with Instructors (monthly for 6 months)
  • Live, online Herbal Study Groups (monthly for 6 months)
  • Email guidance, prompts, tips and updates to help you stay on track. (weekly). 
  • MWIH Year One Community to interact with peers (Anytime)
  • Thought-filled resources to nurture your journey (Available upon enrollment.)


This program is designed for anyone passionate about exploring traditional medicines, whether for personal use, family care, or ultimately serving their community. While becoming a proficient herbalist may require years of dedication, establishing a solid foundation is a crucial initial step upon which you can build.

Intelligent, but not AI

All content at MWIH is curated and created from 
decades of experience from REAL herbalists!

Matthew Wood, MS's herbal journey began in 1967. He studied botany and earned a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine. He has been a practicing herbalist since 1981. He is the author of ten books. Read More...

Phyllis D. Light, MA is 4th generation herbalist, taught by her grandmother based on her Creek/Cherokee heritage. Phyllis has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for 30+ years. Read More...

Lori Rose, Ph.D., is a holistic nutrition expert and herbalist. She's a devoted wife, mother, and passionate wellness instructor, dedicated to empowering others to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. Read More...

Judy Lieblein is a Shamanic Herbalist, Reiki Master, and co-owner of Gathering Thyme. She specializes in plant spirit medicine and grief work, empowering others through plant medicine and energy practices. Read More...

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Jon Baklund is a remote viewing instructor and has vast experience in the metaphysical realm, intuition, psychic ability, and intention. He is the Founder of Inomanti International. Read More...

Carolyn Jones, MSc, CC, is a Chaplain, Holistic Educator, and Herbalist, advocating self-care. With a rich background, she eases emotional pain through natural methods and healthier lifestyles. Read More...

Francis Bolnaldo, LAc has been a practicing herbalist for 15 years. He is a pulse evaluation expert, author, and wildcrafter from Montreal. He has a MS in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Read More...

Chris McPadden has been a practicing herbalist since 2002. His Ojibwe/Métis grandmother started him on his spiritual journey at the age of 4 with plant and animal medicine. Read More...

Amanda Nicole an author, herbalist, and Divine Daughter, shares plant medicine messages and connects with nature. Her book "Flowers for a Girl" and podcast "Whispers" reflect her deep connection to plant spirit medicine. Read More...

Judith Hill is an award-winning author of thirteen books, an internationally recognized researcher, and is one of the longest practicing full-time astrological consultants in America. Read More...

Other teachers include: Sebastian Liew LAc, Tara Baklund, Leigh Arnoldy, BM, Judith Simms, Mitch Stargrove, Macey Flood PhD, and Unchatwa.

This is for you if...

  • You're tired of medical professionals guessing at what's 'wrong' with you, and you want to get to the bottom of what's ailing you!!

  • You want to be able to help yourself, family and friends to take care of common as well as long-standing issues by truly supporting the body, not just address symptoms--and save money in the process!

  • You're concerned with where the world is going and you want to be more self-reliant.

  • You're considering a career change and/or want to learn more to personally grow!

  • You value traditional knowledge and wisdom paired with updated information taught by people who practice and live-by what they teach.

  • You love Matthew Wood's books, style of teaching and ind-depth study!

  • It sounds like fun and there are so many potential benefits!

This is NOT for you if...

  • You prefer 1:1 or in-person teaching.

  • You need a program with more check-ins or guidance than we provide.

  • Acknowledging the plants as living beings (made by a single Creator), or persuing herbalism, healing, and medicine as a spiritual practice do not align with your beliefs.

  • Reading 2,300 pages of online documents (70% not downloadable of pre-published content by Matthew Wood) sounds difficult if not impossible.

  • You are very new to herbal studies and/or do not consider yourself a very studious person.

Unique and Noteworthy Features

  • Closed Captions and Transcripts with Search Capabilities

    All lessons feature Closed Captions within the videos in addition to transcripts to follow alongside the video. Students can search within transcripts to easily find and then skip to sections of video.

  • Index

    Our growing Index allows you to search for herbs, ailments, and terms within the curriculum and jump directly to the video with that content.

  • Social Media-esque Features

    The new site encourages and easily enables interaction among fellow students and teachers.

About the Program

What will the program be like, more specifically?

  • Overview: The program is broken up into a monthly guided path. A detailed Student Syllabus and Planner will be provided. Class officially starts May 5th but you will have access to the complete program upon enrollment to get a head-start!

  • Email Guides: Students will receive weekly emails indicating where they should be in their studies if following the suggested timeline, including helpful study tips, Q&A, and Study Group dates, and other fun and helpful information and optional events.

  • Curriculum: The curriculum is divided into three sections: Core Curriculum, Materia Medica, and Electives. The entire curriculum has been specifically designed by Matthew Wood to guide you with essential knowledge with room for you to also carve your own path with the option to choose your own Electives.

  • Materia Medica: You will learn 52 herbs in-depth in the Year One Program.

  • Electives: The vision of the MWIH Year 1 Program is to help students not only learn the basics but to craft their own unique herbal path along the way. Each year students will have a choice of Electives including Medical Astrology (AKA Astro-Herbalism), Animal Medicines (not veterinary), Organ Systems (expanded upon in Year 2), and additional Materia Medica, to name a few. Students will be able to craft their own specialties within their herbal studies and practice.

  • Choose Your Pace: During this enrollment we will guide students at a 6-month accelerated graduation pace. However, you may go at your own pace. Use the weekly emails and Planners to help you track your progress. Plan to graduate in 9 months or less to be ready to join the Year 2 Program.

  • Study Time (12-month plan): For the 12-month Program expect to spend a minimum of 10 hours per week studying curriculum, plus any additional study time you may need. This is often an additional 5-10 hours per week but varies per person. We have observed, the more previous experience a person has in herbalism or related fields, less study time is needed.

  • Study Time (6-month plan): For the 6-month Accelerated Program double the estimates above.

  • Study Time Data: Study time figures are based on previous student experience. To complete the program students will need to watch an average for 230 hours of video, read 2,300 pages of documents (70% not downloadable) and 107 multiple-choice tests.

  • Communities: Included in the program is access to online communities to help you connect and learn with fellow students.

  • Live, online Q&A’s and Study Groups: At least once per quarter, there will be a Q&A session (optional) with a MWIH teacher. Once a month MWIH will host Study Groups (optional) for you to participate in as well. The Q&A’s and Study Groups will be recorded and included in a special section for students to access beyond the 18 months.

  • Interact with Teachers: MWIH Year One Program teachers are excited to receive your thoughtful questions and are available to answer your questions in the Year One Program Community and during Q&A sessions.

  • Staff Help: We have a knowledgeable staff who will also be available to answer questions and assist you. In other words... this is a live, interactive program run by and with real people!

  • Then what? You will have up to 18 months to complete the Year One program: 6 months of guided program  (Accelerated option) with Q&A's, Study Groups and an extra 12 months to complete or review coursework. 

  • Objectives as defined by Matthew Wood (subject to change): 
    • Year 1: Skills: Basic evaluation, looking for specific indications and organ affinities, familiarity with tissue states. Subjects: acute disease, first aid, history, holistic perception, medicine making, botany, basic materia medica
    • Year 2: Skills: Applied energetics, energetics and tissue states of each organ system. Subjects: sub-acute and chronic disease, organ systems, intermediate and advanced medicine making, more materia medica
    • Year 3: Skills:  Clinical application. Evaluation of specific indications, organ systems and energetics. Subjects: pharmacology, evaluation of the above and case-taking, psychology.



To Help You Get Started

Doors to the MWIH Year One Program open May 5th, but you'll have access to the entire curriculum to get started upon enrollment! Some great places to start are:

  • Class 1 Video: "The Undying Flame of Herbalism"
  • Materia Medica Flashcards 
  • Helpful, downloadable resources, some only available in this program: 
    • Year One Planners
    • Doctrine of Signatures study help sheets
    •  NEW Botany Study Cards
    • Glossary
    • Index (an amazing work in progress!)
    • Required and Recommended Book List
    • and Supplies List


Certification

We aim to help you achieve your goals to become a professional herbalist. The MWIH Programs are designed to help you fulfill your accreditation goals. Upon successful completion of the Year 1 Program students will receive a certificate detailing the hours they have successfully fulfilled:

  • *89-140 hours - Materia Medica
  • *22-47 hours - Basic Human Sciences
  • *63 - 69 hours - History, Philosophy, Therapeutic Paradigm Applications (incl. Energetics)
  • *29 - 30 hours - Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, and Dispensing
  • 40 hours - Botany and Plant Science
  • 26.5 hours - Practice Management and Ethics

*Hours depend on choice of electives.


Always consult your local jurisdictions for information on laws regarding herbal practice and consult the accreditation agency to confirm they will accept a MWIH certificate as confirmation of successfully completing hours for accreditation.


Want to learn more about becoming a "Certified Herbalist"?
Check out this podcast.

Over $8,000 of Curriculum

Compared to purchasing classes separately.

The Complete Family Herbal: Home Remedies $285

Herbalists Matthew Wood and Phyllis D. Light, MA take this philosophy to heart and bring it into your home, where you empower yourself and your family with the gift of well-being. Providing healthy lifestyle practices, recognizing and aiding chronic issues, and timely acute care isn’t only healthy, but it also helps mitigate issues if an office visit to a doctor comes about. This class goes beyond the quick fix: you’ll learn about the cause of the ailment as well as how to deal with it in the short and long term.

First Aid for Herbalists $165

Bumps, scrapes, burns… it’s a part of life.

There are times when a person must go to the doctor for acute or chronic conditions, but there are many times when we can take care of ourselves and our family at home or in the field.

Botany for Herbalists $520

If you want to learn how to identify plants, this course is highly recommended. I've previously taken two other botany classes, but this one I came away with so much more, including how to actually use the keys to positively identify the plant right down to the correct species.
- Luana M

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Plants, humor and wisdom

Amy Daileda

I highly recommend this class. It combines knowledge with humor, wisdom, stories and a deep connection to our earth. The teachers are excellent, and their co...

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I highly recommend this class. It combines knowledge with humor, wisdom, stories and a deep connection to our earth. The teachers are excellent, and their combined expertice and experiences can't be beat.

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Gratitude for the skills and botanical confidence I gain...

Nan Sinauer

After completing this course I feel so excited for the spring and summer, to go forth and identify plants with my new knowledge, skills and tools. Learning...

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After completing this course I feel so excited for the spring and summer, to go forth and identify plants with my new knowledge, skills and tools. Learning about the plant families and how to use a botanical key and flora were eye opening developments in my botany and herbalist journeys. I also appreciate very much the teachings about the relationships between plants and the spirit world that provided a beautiful backbone to the course. I’m inspired to dive deeper into opening up my awareness and connections to the plant spirit realm. I was particularly intrigued by the teachings on Elder as I have been cultivating a beautiful Elder patch for a number of years, and this year I’m going to spend some time with the Elder in a new way, paying attention to what the Elder has to teach and offer on the spirit and energetic realm. It was very emotional to continue this course after Jolie’s passing, I thought constantly about her wisdom, her strength and her passion for plants, and though I never met her I was deeply impacted by her teaching and grieved upon her death. I believe and hope she will be my botanical angel going forward, encouraging me to continue to learn about plants, gain a deeper relationship with them, and commit to protecting them in my own small way.

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The Botany course you have always dreamt of

Annalisa Nardi

I enjoyed every single second of it. This course contains several perfect combinations: Jolie and Matthew, their teaching styles, both educational and entert...

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I enjoyed every single second of it. This course contains several perfect combinations: Jolie and Matthew, their teaching styles, both educational and entertaining, precise keys to understand taxonomy and tons of practical experience and cases. This course achieves something that most of the people believe it's impossible: it proves that not only Nature but also Botany is alive! this course gave me "new eyes" to look at our beloved plants, I highly recommend it.

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Beginner Herbal Medicine Making $150

Join Lori Rose, Ph.D. in this course full of essential information on making a variety of herbal medicines. She will guide you in a simple and practical way through the mysteries of Herbal Medicine Making!

  • Enjoy fun activities for the family
  • Feel the reward of making your own herbal medicines
  • Save money by making your own herbal remedies
  • Gain confidence in your herbal skills
5 star rating

Brilliant Course.

richard george

This course is great, really gets you into practical hands on daily herbalism, this course brings things all the great theory into practical and simple appli...

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This course is great, really gets you into practical hands on daily herbalism, this course brings things all the great theory into practical and simple application.

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Awesome tutelage mentorship

Signee Hoffman

I appreciate this information because it has helped me overcome my fears in feeling somehow I wasn't doing herbal oils right. The helpful insights, fun conve...

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I appreciate this information because it has helped me overcome my fears in feeling somehow I wasn't doing herbal oils right. The helpful insights, fun conversation and just watching the demonstration was plain helpful. Thank you so much!

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absolutely wonderful 6 out of 5 stars

Camille Sandberg

this course is the best think I have ever come across as far as taking me, a beginner. that has been in the plant medecin world for a long time. to see where...

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this course is the best think I have ever come across as far as taking me, a beginner. that has been in the plant medecin world for a long time. to see where to actually begin. It captured me, and I have learned so much. I have also gained knowledge to spark my intuition. Thank you so much. I cannot but highly recommend this course

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Astrology Sun Signs $1067 (elective)

This course covers the health strengths and weaknesses of each astrological sign, Aries through Sagittarius! Make the best of your own astrology, deepen your chart reading abilities, and expand your herbal wisdom.

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Learned alot!

Ariel Rose

I really appreciate being able to study with both Matt AND Judith. I already have read several of Judith's books, and was attempting to learn Medical Astrol...

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I really appreciate being able to study with both Matt AND Judith. I already have read several of Judith's books, and was attempting to learn Medical Astrology from books. This was my first live course. Hearing and seeing and reading are my best learning modes. Love, love love adding the Hearing, and seeing them both speak. A great learning boost.

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A gift!

Peta Morton

This course is wonderful. I'm learning so much. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

This course is wonderful. I'm learning so much. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

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Excellent course

Luana M

Excellent course with tons of good information to help figure out what may be happening with your client, and different herbal options that work well with ce...

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Excellent course with tons of good information to help figure out what may be happening with your client, and different herbal options that work well with certain signs. Highly recommended if you have at least a basic foundation in astrology.

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Various Herbs, Various Signs

Marti MacDougald

As I learned about the various herbs that were compatible with various sun signs, I chose a few that emphasized some troublesome areas in my natal chart and...

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As I learned about the various herbs that were compatible with various sun signs, I chose a few that emphasized some troublesome areas in my natal chart and felt much better. I even find myself re-reading and re-checking problematic material!

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Animal Medicines $525

Teachings through animal & plant connections.

Learn about animal medicines like bear, deer, snake, and more. Uncover the shamanistic concept of the three selves: human, animal, dream. Whether a seasoned herbalist or just starting your journey, this course is a gateway to profound connection with the forces of nature - inside and around you.

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Animal Medicines

Valerie Kaye

This has settled into my soul Thank you

This has settled into my soul Thank you

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A great foundation

Brandon Estrem

This helped me see herbalism through the eyes of a shaman, and I see better because of it. It has helped me gain confidence in knowing that the plants will t...

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This helped me see herbalism through the eyes of a shaman, and I see better because of it. It has helped me gain confidence in knowing that the plants will teach me what I need to know to help nature help heal others.

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Fantastic

Christi Wymer

It was so good! Thank you to Matt, Chris and Amanda

It was so good! Thank you to Matt, Chris and Amanda

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Many hours of other fascinating classes including:

  • Women Herbalists and Healers
  • Black Folk Herbalism
  • Voyage with Culpeper
  • Herbs for Death, Dying, and Grief
  • Basics of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Others
  • Herbal History: European, Native American, Egyptian, and others
  • Herbal Energetics and Actions
  • Specific and Preventative Medicine
  • Assessment Skills
  • Many additional Materia Medica classes, support materials, helpful resources
  • And SO MUCH more!

$3500+ value!

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a great course if you want to understand Culpeper better

ERICA GUINN

This course was so informative and fun. Matthew and Frances made Culpeper's work very accessible. I feel more comfortable using many of Culpeper's remedies n...

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This course was so informative and fun. Matthew and Frances made Culpeper's work very accessible. I feel more comfortable using many of Culpeper's remedies now that I understand better how he used them. Thank you so much!

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Materia Medica is invaluable

rita hogan

This is a wonderful way to get to know the plants and I love that it contains different methods of learning including written, video and audio.

This is a wonderful way to get to know the plants and I love that it contains different methods of learning including written, video and audio.

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All together, over $8,000 in Value!

+ Community and experiences are priceless. 
+ Q&A's with teachers (priceless!)
+ Study Groups (priceless!)

These classes are special experiences. You will have the opportunity to access these classes past the 18 month period to re-experience, review, and reminisce.

PLUS submit online questions to teachers at any time during your 18-month program access!

Graduation Bonuses and Beyond

Graduates of the Year One Program will receive a life-time coupon for 10% off any online class or course. Some exclusions may apply, but we will do our best to include rather than exclude!


Also, when you enroll in the Year 2 Program (coming early 2025) we will include access to the Year 1 Program curriculum so you can refresh, review, and dig deeper.


Stay tuned for more! We are looking for more ways to help enrich your MWIH and herbal education!

Guided & At Your Own Pace

 Guided 6-month program

18 months total access

Enjoy and complete the program at your own pace



This is a 6-month guided program, but you have access for 18 months from the start of the program (May 5th, 2024)! That's 12 extra months to review and go further into the content as you'd like .

When you enroll early, the time between enrollment and May 5th is free, bonus time! (You're technically paying for access from May 5th, 2024 to Nov. 5th 2025.)

LIMITED TIME Early Enrollment Special

Payment plans must be complete in order to enroll in the Year 2 Program.

*Full price enrollments receive signed book, MM cards, FF cards while supplies last

Early Bird Pricing:
$2450 or $265/mo x 10 (Feb 12 - Mar 12)

Regular Price:
$2850 or $305/mo x 10 (Mar 13 - May 4)

Enrollment closes May 4th

  • Subscriptions and payment plans are not available with the PayPal payment option at this time.
  • Coupon with Payment Plan: To apply a coupon to a Payment Plan first make your purchase and then email us at [email protected] with your coupon code and we will apply it to your transaction.

BONUSES Summary!

In addition to:

  • 6 months of guided program (with monthly Q&As and Study Group)
  • 18 months total access to Year 1 Curriculum


There are so many bonuses included in the Year 1 Program, here's a summary:

Early Enrollment:

  • Enroll NOW! Each month before May 5th is like getting that month free! PLUS get a head-start on studying.
  • Save up to $400 when you enroll before Mar. 12th!
  • Pay in full and receive a signed "Seven Guideposts" book by Matthew Wood, the Year 1 Materia Medica Flashcards, and Forage Fun cards *while supplies last!

$1100+ Savings and Value!!


*Additional Classes:

  • Additional Q&A's with Teachers
  • Tongue Evaluation Classes with real case examples
  • Advanced Discussion Groups
  • Game-nights
  • and more!

Included in first 12 of the 18 months!

$1800+ Value!


Memberships and Coupons:

  • Each student will also receive membership to the United Plant Savers which offers a plethora of education and special offers to its members.
  • Vendor coupons (Quality herb suppliers and more being added!)

Incalculable value and savings! $$$


Over $2,900 in BONUSES and SAVINGS!


*If you're currently enrolled in the Year 1 Program and would like to add these Bonuses to your current package please contact us at [email protected]

Where else can you get...?

  • Content curated and created by Matthew Wood

  • Searchable transcripts (videos also include closed captions)

  • Growing index to help you with your research. (You can go directly to the lessons that feature the herb or condition!)

  • Bonus content and online events to enhance your learning and community experience!

  • A comprehensive program with complete and advanced education in mind to take you from beginner to clinical practitioner. Year 2 program starts in early 2025!

Questions?

How much will I need to spend on other materials?

You will need to purchase the required books/reading and herbal medicine-making supplies. We estimate these costs to be around $200.  Feel free to review the Required and Recommended Book List and Supplies List. You can also view it at the beginning of the course curriculum.

Playing catch up... 
What if I can't start right away? Can I take a break during the holidays? 
Yes! You can adjust the schedule to suit your needs.
Will I get a certificate if I complete the program after the 1-year mark?Yes! All students who successfully complete the program by passing all tests with a 70% or better grade, will receive a Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism Year One Graduate Certificate designed and signed by Matthew Wood.
Will I be a certified herbalist upon completing the course? 

Herbalism is an unregulated field. You will receive a certificate from MWIH as proof of successful completion of the program including the number of hours of study you've completed. You will need to check your local laws and regulations for how you may practice herbalism in your area.

By the time you finish this program, you will have acquired knowledge, skills, and confidence in applying herbal teachings to improve your daily life and assist your friends and family. For some, this foundational knowledge may inspire the confidence to start an herbal business. Additionally, the Year 2 and 3 Programs will offer more extensive training, equipping you to handle more complex cases and explore further business opportunities.                 Will I be able to practice herbalism after completing this course? 
How much time will I need to dedicate to studying each week?

On average, students will require 10-20 hours per week for studying at the 12-month completion pace and 20-40 hours per week for the 6-month completion pace. This calculation is based on averages of previous students and will vary per student.

Are live classes required?

Participating in live Q&As and study groups is optional, but we highly recommend it. We believe that, like plants, herbalists flourish in a diverse and supportive community, fostering connections with others.

When will live classes be offered?

To accommodate the majority of students' schedules, we will offer live classes and events on different days and times. We will send out a survey to learn the demographics of each class and will schedule according to those findings.

What is the refund policy for this course?

Email us within 30 days of your purchase (or first payment plan payment) for a refund. Note, refunds are from the date of purchase, not from the program start date. Payment plans may be stopped but not refunded past the 30 day refund period; in such case a student will be removed from the program and the student forfeits previous payments.

Do you offer scholarships?

We will be offering need-based scholarships and work-trade opportunities. Application will be opened approximately one month prior to the start of the program. To be notified of when and how to apply please email us at [email protected]

When will payments process for the payment plan?

Once you enroll, the first payment will be processed immediately. The following payments will be charged on the same date in the subsequent months.

For instance, if you enrolled on the 5th, the next payment will be automatically charged on the 5th of the following month, and so on until payments are complete. After payments are successfully completed, no further charges will be processed, automatically.

Can I transfer credits?We are currently working on an Equivalency  and Credit Transfer process for student within and outside MWIH. There will be a test for students to take to see which classes they can "test out of". MWIH students may be issued a monetary credit applied to Year 1 Program enrollment in addition to "testing out" of the class in the curriculum. This option will be available by April 2024. We recommend enrolling in the program to get the best price available if you plan to enroll regardless of your test results. Please contact us to be notified when the test is available [email protected]
Why are contents not "lifetime or forever access"?

Our programs are meant to foster interaction with fellow students and teachers, to be as much like an in-person class as possible, with the convenience of online learning. While all classes are recorded, the material is not static - classes are continually reviewed, updated, and improved. Teachers and Staff are available to help and answer questions during your enrollment period. This level of interaction and quality support takes time and financial resources in order to provide the best online herbal education possible and to best serve students.

Why are not all documents downloadable?

Matthew's and Phyllis' lengthy, in-depth documents are portions of future books to which students have early access. This is the same for Matthew and Judith's Medical Astrology Sun Signs handouts. The majority of other handouts and slides are downloadable.


Still have a question?
Contact us at [email protected]. We are happy to help!

Consumer Testimonials. As with any program, your results using MIWH Classes, Courses and Programs may vary from these consumer testimonials. Your results will be based on many variables, such as your level of effort, acumen, personal qualities, knowledge, skills, and a host of other factors. Since these factors differ for each individual, we cannot guarantee your success, results, or income level, nor are we responsible for your success or failure. MWIH Classes, Courses and Programs are often fun, but they are also seriously rich content. It takes lots of time, effort, and dedication to become an herbalist. We believe that we provide you a great toolbox to achieve your desired results, and these students agree.


Refunds. Email us within 30 days of your purchase (or first payment plan payment) for a refund. Note, refunds are from date of purchase, not from program start date, including the first payment for payment plans.