The Ann Arbor School of Massage, Herbal & Natural Medicine provides several education opportunities.
Our diploma programs start a new class each fall. With our next orientation being held on Sept 4, 2020. However, we do allow students to join our Naturopath/Clinical Herbalist program in January as well.
Visit each program's page for complete registration details.
In addition to our two diploma programs the school offers individual classes, continuing education, a wellness collective for student professional development, a herb lab, and a resource room.
We welcome and encouraged school visits. Prospective students may visit once, or several times. A standard 1 Hour “sit in on a class” visit is free and may be scheduled (by appointment) from 11 am - noon when classes are in session.
Check 2019-2020 Class Dates.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-769-7794 to schedule your visit.
We strongly feel that education thrives in a supportive, inspiring setting, with structure, and the opportunity to seriously academically explore. The enjoyment and laughter we have experienced in our classes over the past 10+ years contributes to a healthy learning experience and an avenue for personal and professional healing.
Traditional Naturopath/Clinical Herbalist (2 yrs)
Clock hours in the intensive immersion Naturopath program, approved as a 2,160 hour training, are scheduled out over a period of two years. In-class time is devoted to hands-on experiential practicum, development of Evaluation and Treatment skills, and completion of clinic practice.
Massage Therapy (1 yr)
The Massage Therapy program is 717 State of Michigan approved clock hours leading to the opportunity to apply for State Licensure, with MBLEX review and support throughout the program after the first foundational 3 fall modules.
In both of our programs, our students live the work of natural medicine, bodywork, and herbal therapeutic practice throughout the class structure, while engaging with a portfolio of experiential academic assignments which are completed in their own time outside of class and under staff mentorship. As effective natural healers, students heal their own ills and graduate able to confidently help others through assessment, evaluation, treatment, and guidance.
Attendance is taken seriously, so students should consider if they can work their life, travels, and other plans around this professional program. Our classes do not meet every week. They typically meet in scheduled 3 day modules (Th/F/Sat from 10 am - 4:30 pm) approximately every other week, with a holiday and a short summer break scheduled. Complete schedules are found on the individual program's page.
Benefits & Perks of our School Programs
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – AMERICAN HERBALISTS GUILD - for one term, for Naturopath students.
LIABILITY INSURANCE Massage Therapy Students, with your One Term Student Membership conveyed with the enrollment in our program
Student Interns RECEIVE A 50% DISCOUNT on any continuing education electives the School is offering, provided they register in advance with payment.
USE OF GENEROUS HEALING ARTS BOOKS, TAPES, AND RESOURCES LIBRARY on the school premises. (We do not have a lending library)
THE SCHOOL WILL SHARE ALL JOB POSTINGS WITH STUDENTS AND GRADS job postings for long term jobs and also for events come into the school on a regular basis.
Ask about our WORK EXCHANGE to see if you qualify to earn up to 30% off your tuition.
We offer classes all year round on a wide variety of topics. Visit our Continuing Education page to view more details. Also visit www.gaiaherbalstudies.net for information on our herbal medicine series.