Bear Roots Forest School

'Discover the healing nature of plants'


Herb First Aid 

In this recorded Herb First Aid class, you will learn how to use herbs in everyday first aid situations including wounds, burns, bites/stings, sprains and strains and for common illnesses such as sore throats, colds, coughs, and ear infections.  We will also explore herbs for emotional and psychological support.  Many of the herbs that will be discussed are safe, easy to use and most can be found in your backyard or grown in your garden.  Many of the remedies used can be easily prepared for you to have on hand when needed.  

Included in the handouts will be in-depth monographs for plantain, yarrow, calendula, St. John's wort and chamomile as well as various detailed protocols for various common illnesses and medicine making instructions. 

The cost of the class is $25. 

If you are a member of the Herbalist Association of New Brunswick the cost is $10. To become a member, visit

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Roots of Holistic Herbalism 

Are you interested in learning the basics of herbalism and understanding the roots of health?

This course will cover herb terminology, herb actions, energetics, nourishing and culinary herbs, herb first aid, wildcrafting and medicine making.  

The roots of health include hydration, exercise, sleep, and nutrition.  Building a strong foundation of health involves strengthening and nourishing these areas of health.  This course will cover two areas of the roots of health in-depth- nutrition and sleep- by taking a deep dive into the digestive, hepatobiliary and nervous systems.  For each system you will learn basic anatomy & physiology, beneficial foods and herbs, evaluation criteria of imbalances and protocols for common health concerns for each system.  

The course will also explore topics such as inflammation, detoxification, pain management, gut-brain connection, blood sugar balance, etc. 

Each month there will be two online classes where questions can be asked and material will be covered.

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 Basics of Medical Astrology

This course covers the basics of medical astrology, which is an ancient medical system that associates various parts of the body, diseases, foods, and herbal medicines as being under the influence of the Planets and the twelve Astrological signs.  There will be an overview on navigating through the natal chart so previous knowledge of astrology is not necessary.  

In this course, we will explore the basics of medical astrology as it relates to your natal chart.  We will identify excess and/or deficiency of the elements and how to use holistic approaches to bring them into balance.  Then focus will be on the sun, ascending and moon signs as we go over how they relate to the physical body, including emotional and constitutional wellbeing.  Nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle support will be discussed for each sign.  We will also cover the planets and houses and how they affect the natal chart in medical astrology.  

To bring all the information together, we will go through a chart analysis framework using chart examples. 

Coming soon!!!