Bloom Institute for Herbal Studies

Bloom Herbal Studies Level I

Halifax NS and Moncton NB

Re-connect with the age-old practice of self care through natural means. Commit to a one year program of in depth personal health exploration:

  • Form a relationship with over 100 herbs and trees growing in your community
  • Create a personal model for health
  • Use the seasons, and elements of nature as guides
  • Identify your personal Ayurvedic constitution as a tool for balance
  • Learn how to use, and make your own herbal tonics
  • Understand your body systems and their interconnectedness
  • Discover the vitality of whole foods, and learn how to prepare them
  • Participate in herb walks, field trips, and summer weekend retreat
  • Explore mind/body/spirit connection
  • Plant~Spirit medicine

Our group meets one weekend per month on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Halifax and Moncton NB and other special green places.

Cost: $850 for the year, or $250 per quarter
(saving of $150 if you pay for the year in advance)

Next course begins September 2018 Contact Savayda for course outline and registration details.

Bloom Herbal Studies – Level II

Halifax NS and Moncton NB

Deepen your relationship with plant medicine.

This course follows Bloom Herbal Studies Level I and is designed to deepen your knowledge and experience with herbs, for application in your personal life. Where Level I offers practical, foundational level herbal and health studies, level two delves more in depth into some of the finer aspects of herbalism.

Cost: $700 for the year or $200 per quarter
(saving of $100 if you pay for the year in advance)

We will meet 1 Sunday per month, for 12 months from 12:30 p.m.. – 5:30 p.m.

Next course begins September 2018 Contact Savayda for course outline and registration details

“This year long herb course finds the abundant beauty in Halifax. Savayda has a wonderfully knowledgeable outlook of the wild things around us and she is an inspiration to follow the woodland trails with.  This course drew in an incredible group of plant lovers. We learned and laughed together in the welcoming environment, while capturing a thorough introduction to Ayurvedic and Western medicine, anatomical body systems, meditation, Bach flower remedies, and plant identification/preparation. Collectively learning in accordance to the season.

The paths may differ from all those seeking knowledge of herbal medicine. For the ones who enjoy herb walks, sipping medicinal teas and learning hands on, this course will be sure to reward them.”
~Thank you for a the lovely times shared, Alyssa Blair

“Thank you for all the teachings.. it seems like every class makes me more thankful for the opportunity to learn and share plant wisdom and magic.. this has been a journey that I had not anticipated when I first signed up for the classes.I am both grateful and curious to continue learning about herbs that our grandmothers and great grand mothers used to help their families be healthy and happy.. again, thank you Savayda, … your teachings are inspiring and ……awesome!!!”
~ Bernadette

“I have enjoyed all aspects of every class, workshop, seminar and all of the time we have spent together.  You are an amazing facilitator and your thoughtful approach to the information you present does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.  Your incorporation of the herb visits, the medicine making, the historical info and the spiritual aspects of the herbs into our journey has been incredibly well balanced and very interesting.  I know that I am blessed to have your guidance and inspiration in my life and I can’t imagine it any other way.  Please know that you have touched my life in a profound and everlasting way and I am grateful beyond words.”
~ With deep sincerity, Val W

“The level one course has created a growing community of students, and has influenced a movement toward herbal medicine in the Maritimes. Personally, I noticed that the process of year-long commitment strengthened relationships between participants, with family and friends I care for, and with myself. By cultivating this knowledge, and empowering learners, the course helps connect individuals to their health, their inner healer, and moreover, to nature. I think many of my classmates resonated with the feeling one fellow student expressed: “I don’t want it to end!” In fact, I see this course as extremely valuable on my path, and the experience continues to be relevant long after the classes concluded.”
~ Many thanks, Colleen F