The Sacred Heart of Herbalism Level 1 - 10 Month Herbal Training Program

Regular price $ 1,225.00

Karine Gordineer of Green Girl Herbs & Healing announces open registration for the 2024 Sacred Heart of Herbalism Herbal Wisdom Program. This 10-month long herbal training will work with herbalism in the way it was originally taught; infused with the Spirits of the Plants. Indigenous Peoples believe that to truly possess the healing powers of a plant one must be introduced to the Spirit of that Plant and be honored with its healing gifts. 

“At the center of The Sacred Heart of Herbalism are the Plant Spirits themselves! It is life at its core energy. The Sacred Heart of Herbalism is the enduring, living, evolving wisdom of the plants as it has been for longer than humans have been alive.” Karine Gordineer

The Sacred Heart of Herbalism combines the spiritual aspects of working with the medicinal plants along with the practical aspects of building your own apothecary and learning the medicinal uses. 
This series will weave together:
  • the healing properties of over 100 medicinal plants
  • working with medicinal herbs safely and effectively to heal ourselves and others
  • herbal remedy making, techniques and formulation
  • winter wellness
  • making an herbal first aid kit
  • local plant identification & basic botany terminology
  • how to make and work with flower essences
  • the sacred plants of power and how to work with them
  • making an herbarium
  • plant energetics
  • herbal gardening and design
  • introduction to the Native American Medicine Wheel
  • the shamanic journey and Sacred Dreaming
  • discovering personal plant allies
  • sustainable herbalism
  • introduction to therapeutic aromatherapy and how to work safely with essential oils
  • includes a one-year membership to United Plant Savers*
At the end of this course, you can expect to have a solid foundation of working with herbs medicinally, be able to make your own herbal remedies in the form of infusions, decoctions, tea blends, oils, salves, vinegars, oxymels, flower essences, tinctures, syrups, and more! You will feel confident in creating remedies for yourself and your family, garden with herbs, know how to harvest and dry herbs properly, identify locally growing herbs, and will have discovered at least one of your plant allies. You will have a good solid foundation in herbalism should you like to continue with your studies. Join us as we journey around the Sacred Medicine Wheel learning and growing with the Plant Nations reawakening our relationship to Mother Earth!

The cost for the entire series is $1225. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. To register pay in full using this link or send a check or $200 deposit to: Green Girl Herbs, PO Box 1236, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. Balance is due at start of class unless prior payment arrangements have been made. Classes begin on Saturday, April 27th and will live online one Saturday a month for 5 hours. There will be recommended practice work in-between classes and Karine will be available via email or phone for questions. This is an optional certificate level training program. In order to receive the certificate, homework must be completed along with quizzes and the final at the end. Payment arrangements are available. For more information or to sign up, contact Karine at (845) 592-4609 or

Karine Gordineer has been practicing herbalism and the healing arts for over 35 years. She brings to her practice the wisdom and influence of her Native American and Ukrainian lineages, as well as extensive training and her experience as a Certified Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner, Shamanic Practitioner, Native American Herbalist, Certified Reiki Master, Sustainability Professional, Author, and Educator. Karine is adept at blending the scientific and the sacred, the practical as well as the extraordinary. Karine teaches at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and online and has taught at the New York Open Center, Omega Institute, the Algonquin Center for Cultural Studies, Westchester Community College Continuing Education, as well as a variety of venues in the Hudson Valley and CT. She has been teaching the Sacred Heart of Herbalism for over 23 years and has created 3 certificate level courses. For a full bio see the About page on