Online Herbalism & Herbology Classes

‘Holistic Healing with Herbs’

Online Herb Classes, Online Herbology Classes, Online Herbalism Classes, Online Herbal Healing Classes & Online Herbal Certificate

    with Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA

Downloadable online herb classes available for independent study

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Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, an educator, holistic healing facilitator, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Perfumer, and Master Gardener with a PhD in Health Psychology, for a comprehensive overview of herbal medicine, holistic healing, natural health, and organic gardening!! Herbs and Herbal medicine are the foundation of natural health. Herbs have been used globally for thousands of years and were the first form of healthcare! The majority of the world still uses herbal medicine despite the invention of chemical pharmaceuticals. This herbal series will educate you and empower you to take your health and wellness back using mother nature’s pharmacy! Learn how to successfully design, grow, and cultivate your own herb garden. Learn how to make herbal preparations including teas, elixirs, ointments, infusions, tinctures, beverages, and food. Herbal delivery systems, bioavailability, natural remedies, and techniques for mental, emotional, and physical wellness, spiritual development, energy clearing, and metaphysical uses are also covered. The series also focuses on traditional uses, energetics, holistic healing, nutritional healing, clinical research, pharmacology, and safety. Dr. Christina is a Master Gardener, works the University of Wisconsin Extension Horticulture Hotline, is the project chair of the Indoor Gardens at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, is a member of the American Botanical Council, and is on the Sheboygan County Master Gardener Board of Directors where she is the current Vice President. Christina teaches Continuing Education Gardening Classes at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Dr. Christina is a supporter of organic farming, heirloom gardening, and nonGMOS.

This is a series with 7 classes. The series includes 101: Healing with Herbs, 102: Growing Herbs, Herbs 103: Preparing Herbs, Herbs 104: Emotional Healing with Herbs, 105: Physical Healing with Herbs, 106: Spiritual Healing with Herbs, and 107: Herbal Practicum. You may just take Herbs 101 for a comprehensive introduction to herbal healing. You may also take the Herbs 101 to 106 classes of your choice ala carte.  A 150 hour Certificate of Completion is available to those students who take Herbs 101 to 107 and complete the following additional requirements: homework (reading and watching videos), 5 hands on treatment plans, & making herbal preparations.


Online class format: Class recordings are generated from the live herb classes Dr. Christina taught in 2017, 2018, and 2019 in West Bend and Sheboygan Wisconsin. There is no time limit to complete classes (though it is suggested students try to complete within 8 months). The series is self-paced. All class content is downloadable and is yours to keep. For more info about our class format please click here


Tuition: Each herbs module (101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106) is $99 and the Practicum, Herbs 107, is $175. You can either pay as you go or pay for the whole series in advance for a 10% discount. You may register at the bottom of this page.


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Included with each module: There are 7 modules in the series. Each herbs module includes:

  • An 8 hour downloadable MP3 (audio) recorded class taught by Dr. Christina with dynamic discussion and interaction with a group of students
  • A detailed 30-40 page manual in PDF form
  • Electronic books, videos, additional written materials and exercises
  • Dr. Christina also has a private Holistic Healing Facebook group for her students and can add you by request


Optional Individual Consultations with Christina: You can add phone or web consultations with Dr. Christina to your class experience for $40 per 30 minutes. You can schedule one consultation at the beginning of the program or you can schedule a consultation after each class. Email Dr. Christina to schedule your consultation(s). You can pay for them here:


Module 1: Herbs 101: Healing with Herbs (NOW AVAILABLE!!!)
This class is the foundation to the Holistic Healing with Herbs series. Class covers the history of herbal medicine and natural medicine, the foundation of holism, principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy, and Ayurveda and the foundations of herbal medicine.  Topics include standardization and other considerations when using medicinal herbs, safety precautions, selecting herbs, herbal best practices, and using herbs for first-aid, detoxification and self-care. Class also covers regulation of the herbal industry, labeling of products, and Good Manufacturing Practices and introduces students to numerous resources.  Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed 30+ page manual in PDF form, additional written materials, e-books, and exercises. Tuition: $99


Module 2: Herbs 102: Growing Herbs (NOW AVAILABLE)
This class provides an introduction to Botany, Plant Ecology, Taxonomy, and Plant Families. We cover herbs and gardening practices to attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Other class topics include Invasives, Foundation of Organic Gardening, Propagation, Testing soil and fertilizing, Composting, Designing an herb garden, Intro to Integrated Pest Management, Wildcrafting, Plant identification, Seed saving, and Heirlooms. Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed 30+ page manual in PDF form, extensive additional written materials, e-books, and exercises. Tuition: $99


Module 3: Herbs 103: Preparing Herbs (NOW AVAILABLE)
Students will learn about herbal delivery systems, chemical constituents, and bioavailability. We will discuss harvesting herbs and drying herbs. Learn how to make herbal preparations and products (teas, decoctions, tinctures, extracts, infusions, balms, salves, etc). We will also cover herbal meads, herbal wines, cordials, elixirs, bitters, herbal gummies, candies, honeys, syrups, vinegars, flower essences, herbal salts, herbal ice cubes, and cooking/baking/making beverages with herbs. We will also discuss plant based dyes, tincturing perfumes, and art creations using herbs. Prerequisite: It is suggested that students take Herbs 101 before taking this class. Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed 30+ page manual in PDF form, lots of recipes, videos, additional written materials, and exercises. Tuition: $99


Module 4: Herbs 104: Emotional Healing with Herbs (NOW AVAILABLE)
This class is an in-depth study of the herbs with mental and emotional healing properties. We will profile herbs for depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, mood balance, memory, and cognition. We will discuss traditional uses as well as clinical research. A focus will be placed on herbal psychopharmacology and mode of action, drug and herb interactions, considerations, and Integrative/Complementary Medicine. Students will learn how to do a clinical intake and health assessment and will create an informed consent. Acupressure protocols for emotional healing, nutritional therapies, and other natural health techniques to enhance herbal medicine will also be covered. Prerequisite: It is suggested that students take Herbs 101 before attending this class.  Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed 30+ page manual in PDF form, additional written materials, and exercises. Fee: $99


Module 5: Herbs 105: Physical Healing with Herbs (NOW AVAILABLE
This class focuses on herbs for physical healing, including cardiovascular, immune system, nervous system, musculoskeletal, and endocrine system health. Herbs for female and male wellness and chronic health conditions are also covered. Adaptogens and tonics are covered in detail.  Other topics include herbal pharmacology, interactions, professional considerations, clinical research, traditional uses, and Complementary/Integrative Medicine.  Students will learn how to take pulses according to Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as conduct tongue diagnosis. Additional acupressure protocols, nutritional therapies, and natural health techniques that enhance herbal medicine will be covered. Prerequisite: It is suggested that students take Herbs 101 before attending this class.  Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed manual in PDF form, additional written materials, and exercises. Fee: $99


Module 6: Herbs 106: Spiritual/Energetic Healing with Herbs (NOW AVAILABLE)
This class introduces students to the many spiritual and metaphysical uses of herbs including smudging, protection, majik, incensing, herbs to balance the chakras, herbs to cleanse and protect the aura, herbs for energy clearing, herbs for divination, herbs for connecting to the divine, ritual, lore, energy work, and more. We cover dream herbs and shamanic herbs. We also cover herbs and chi, qi, yin/yang, doshas, the 5 elements, Moxibustion, and other energetic herbal techniques. We discuss how to make herbal mandalas, herbal charms, and smudge sticks. Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed manual in PDF form, additional written materials, and exercises. Tuition: $99


Module 7: Herbs 107: Practicum (NOW AVAILABLE)
After completion of all 6 classes, the students research and write up 5 herbs not covered in the series, study hypothetical case examples, and conduct 5 hands on practice herbal consultation sessions. Students practice making and preparing herbal products. In the recorded class, students present their hands on herbal sessions with feedback and discussion from the group, discuss their 5 herb profiles/monographs and discuss client case examples and treatment planning. Business development and professional considerations are also covered in class. Module includes an 8 hour downloadable recorded class taught by Dr. Christina, a detailed manual in PDF form, additional written materials and exercises, correction of all homework, and a 30 minute individual consultation with Dr. Christina. Tuition: $175
Other requirements: You can take the classes without pursuing the certificate of completion. There are 48 hours total of classtime. Certificate of completion is dependent upon successful completion of the following:

  • 48 Class Units (101 to 106)
  • 8 Practicum Units (107)
  • 5 Hands On Client Practice Units
  • 5 herb profiles/monographs
  • Homework, Reading, Videos, and Self Study Units
  • Practice making herbal products
  • Attempt to grow herbs utilizing organic methods
  • Visit a Botanical Garden


** The Holistic Healing with Herbs  series was created by Christina Wilke-Burbach and is intellectual property of Mind, Soul, and Self LLC. All rights reserved.    


“Each class I find doors opening within me. This one was no disappointment! Seeing auras, making smudge bundles, creating mandala; uncovering layers of self. It was emotional. As the classes are done now, I won’t look at this as over but as the beginning. Thank you ladies for a great a six months and to Christina for your vibrant authentic self.”–Jenn from Wisconsin

“Thank You Christina for teaching such an enriching “Holistic Healing with Herbs” class! During the series of classes, in such a beautiful setting, I was learning and growing as a person at the same time.  I really enjoyed the face to face class time.  All the input from fellow classmates added to my education in all things herbal.  The class was a comprehensive study of herbs and how and why they can be used in Holistic Healing.  Not only that knowledge, but how to incorporate the safe and effective use of herbs in our business’s, professional and everyday lives.  A highlight in each class was the hands-on part.  Being able to actually do some of the things we were learning about in class was invaluable to me.  Making herbal tinctures, smudge sticks, mandalas and so much more really enhanced the learning process and was such fun. Outside of class, homework activities brought the class to life.  Growing the herbs, caring for them, helping them thrive and harvesting for their use was an exciting experience for this non-gardener.  Wildcrafting and nature walks to identify herbs had me looking at the beauty of the nature that surrounds me in a whole new light.  Thank you again sharing all your time and talents for the truly Holistic journey of healing with herbs!” -Donna B. RN, Illinois
“Before taking this series I didn’t really know how herbs could be applied to daily life. Christina’s class went well and above my expectations and I learned so much about herbs. Christina is very knowledgeable in the subject and often offered information about other forms of healing that could be used with herbal medicine or in addition to herbal medicine. Christina was always available for questions outside of the classroom and made the classes fun and enjoyable.  I now feel confident using herbs in my everyday life and helping others using herbs as well.  I would highly recommend this course to anyone that is interested in herbalism.” —Trisha from Wisconsin
About Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a scholar, teacher, consultant, and holistic healing facilitator with over 20 years of higher education and experience in psychology, spirituality, holistic healing, and natural health. Her business is Mind, Soul, and Self LLC. She has her PhD in Health Psychology, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, 2 bachelor degrees in psychology and anthropology, a minor in Sociology, and is trained in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Natural Perfumer, Master Gardener, Reiki Master Teacher, Docent, Ordained Minister, Awakening Your Light Body Graduate, Intuitive, and Bodyworker. She specializes in women’s wellness, holistic healing, personal growth, and spiritual development. She has hundreds of hours of Master Gardener, aromatherapy, herbs, gardening, and horticultural education.   She has presented at academic conferences and has taught hundreds of classes, workshops, and group sessions throughout the Midwest. She is a published author and award winning researcher and healthcare provider. She strongly believes in empowering others to heal themselves. For more info, please visit:


Registration: Contact Dr. Christina with questions at or 608.393.7353.  Payment in full is required before any class materials will be sent to you. All sales are final.  Pay for the whole series in advance and receive a 10% discount! After payment is received, within 24 to 48 hours, Dr. Christina will email the student the link to access the classes, workbook, and additional materials.


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