Current Classes


In Person Classes - 2022

Meet the Local Medicine Plants
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Three Seasons of Herbal Wisdom 2023
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Online Classes

Online classes are ongoing throughout the year. Join any time.

Online Family Herbalist Course - A Guide to Family Wellness
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Plant Walks - take an online plant walk with Lise! Series includes Spring Barking class.
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Winter Health Using Preventative Folk Medicine
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Herbs A to Z
(formerly Materia Medica)
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Tongue Assessment
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Meet the Local Medicine Plants

In Person Series

When: Six classes from 9-11:30am on Saturday mornings beginning April 30th
Dates: April 30th, May 21st, June 11th, August 6th, August 27th, September 17th
Where: South Minneapolis near Minnehaha Parkway and Lake Nokomis
Price: $65 per session, choose the dates you can attend

In Minnesota, safe and easy to use medicinal plants surround us in our parks, paths and backyards. With observation, openness and imagination it is simple to learn their gifts.

Through a series of 6 plant walks, over 5 months, students in this course will learn how to recognize, harvest, and prepare healing herbs growing wild, for home use, including the preparation of tinctures, herbal oils, and salves. The practical nature of this class encourages the common sense use of local plants in everyday life.

Instructor: Lise Wolff has studied herbalism for over 30 years and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. An active practitioner, Lise supplies her apothecary primarily with herbs she gathers and prepares. She has taught beginning and advanced herb classes in the Midwest since 1996.

How to Register

Mail Check of $65 per plant walk session.
Include your name, email address, phone number (and if I can text you with details) to:
Lise Wolff, 4626 18th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Questions? Contact Lise Wolff at 612 819-9946 or lisewolff@yahoo.com

Payment holds your space in class. Lise will call email/text you with meeting locations upon receipt of registration and payment by check or cash. Still no credit cards. *24 hour notice of cancellation required for refund.

Online Family Herbalist Course

A Guide to Family Wellness

Price

$480 for the series
OR 3 payments of $165

I've spent many many hours developing this class series, using the craziest case histories I have (with some dramatic and somewhat shocking photos). At first it was meant for families with children, but then I realized that these remedies are really used by everyone. Babies to old folks, with ridiculously amazing success. I'm so pleased with this 8 class online series. I hope you will join me. It will keep you shocked and laughing and amazed at what you can do with a few simple herbs, growing literally right under your feet, easy to gather and prepare.

The live online series begins May 5th. Join me live or watch the series anytime after they have been recorded with a one year rental (You will have a year access, if you watch it live, as well). There is a discussion section with the recording, that would allow you to ask me questions during the year subscription, if you were too shy to ask during the live webinar.

Plant Walks
Online Learning with Lise Wolff

Meet Famous Plants Everywhere You Walk

Follow the affiliate link for a free preview of the plant series, which is hosted on Matt Wood's Institute of Herbalism Website.

Price

The plant walk series can be purchased with a 6 month subscription for $180,
a 12 month subscription for $330
or $45 monthly through the Library on the Matthew Wood Institute, where Lise's online classes are stored, with Full Access to all of Lise's classes, except the Herbs A-Z.

The library subscription can be cancelled anytime.

Starting in April, when plants are just starting to pop out of the ground, Lise began recording a series of plant walks, originally linked to her 3 Seasons program. Now it is just an independent, year long series, of great plant walks, still being recording into March. She has decided to keep Three Seasons as a unique, in-person class. Follow this link for more info about Three Seasons. The plant walks are stand alone lessons, although they do build on each other, as well. They are the quality of plant walks you might get during during a 3 seasons class. They should, over time, help you to recognize and eventually understand some uses of the plants we see, both by signature and qualities discussed within the videos, that become more apparent as the plants develop and grow into themselves. Make sure to watch the walks on as large a screen as possible. It really helps to see the details of the plants for identification purposes.

Lise did not grow up learning or even paying attention to plants. Her first few plant walks in New York City completely changed the way she looked at the world. Turns out everywhere we walk; the cracks in the sidewalk, the boulevards, the grassy fields, and the wooded areas are all filled with food and medicine. She hopes plant walks change the way you see your world, too. She made sure some of the free previews would alert you to very common plants likely living close to you.

Online Course: Winter Health Using Preventative Folk Medicine

Around the world, for thousands of years before Echinacea was used ad nauseam, many easily available herbs, foods and lifestyle habits encouraged people to stay robust and strong throughout the winter months.Did you know that ejecting phlegm out of your orifices is actually a healthy immune response? Come ready to have your assumptions about weak and strong immune systems turned upside down! This class will cover many of the easily available folk remedies, foods and herbs to keep you healthy throughout winter. The world (and likely your current kitchen) is already filled with simple but powerful helpers.

Price: The Winter Health Course is included in the plant walks series. See above for pricing information.
Affiliate link, Lise Wolff will get a portion of the sale.

Winter Health Registration

Online Course: Tongue Assessment

Lise Wolff and Matt Wood co-teach this online course.

Lise Wolff & Matt Wood teach a fun and informative 21 hour (3 days!) workshop about tongue assessment. Use the link on this page to get more information and to register for the class. While you're there, check out the many free classes related to diagnosis and other topics on Matt Wood's website.

Price: $45 monthly to join The Library
on the Matthew Wood Institute, where Lise's online classes are stored,
with Full Access to all of Lise's classes, except the Herbs A-Z. Cancel anytime.
Affiliate link, Lise Wolff will get a portion of the sale.

Online Course: Herbs A to Z
(formerly Materia Medica)

Lise taught Building your Home Apothecary with Matthew Wood as part of the Herbs A to Z series. (Two part series with 4 hours of material)
Please access the class using the link below!

Herbs A to Z is an online series taught by a number of selected teachers.
Also included in the series:

Lise teaches with Matthew Wood on Solomon's seal and False Solomon's seal. (Two hour class)
Lise participates extensively in a dosage class with Matthew Wood and Phyllis Light.
Lise teaches with Matthew Wood a class entitled 'Herbs to Alleviate Anger, Bitterness, and Hate'. (Two hour class)
Lise teaches with Matthew Wood a class on 'Specific Indications'. (Two hour class)

You can watch the recorded classes anytime.

Price: $8 monthly, cancel anytime.
Not included in The Library on the Matthew Wood Institute website.
Affiliate link, Lise Wolff will get a portion of the sale if you follow this link to register for the class.

Herbs A to Z Registration

Three Seasons of Herbal Wisdom 2023

A fun, practical class designed to inspire confidence and creative thinking.

The class is full of hands-on herbal experience, with real live plants. This will be my 25th year teaching Three Seasons. The class is suited for people with almost no prior plant knowledge to folks who have studied quite a bit but hope for a program that will finally get them to the point of practicing. The class is designed to provide a solid foundation for developing your knowledge and competence as an herbalist, whether you plan to become a practicing herbalist, or simply desire to be better able to care for yourself and those around you.

Prices

$2,950 for the series. Discounts for early payment. View the Registration PDF for other payment details.

Dates

2023: January 7th, January 21st, February 4th , February 25th , March 18th, April 1st , April 22nd , May 6th , May 20th, June 3rd , June 10th , June 24th, July 8th , July 22nd, August 5th , August 19th , September 9th , September 23rd, October 7th, October 28th, November 4th, November 18th

Details & Registration
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"I have devoted my adult life to the study & practice of professional health care. I have studied with quite a few herbalists and doctors who use herbal medicine; Lise Wolff is the finest herb teacher I have had. Taking Lise Wolff’s Three Seasons Herb Class is something I wish I had done as a young man before acquiring any nursing, naturopathic medicine and oriental medicine degree for what Lise Wolff conveys in her herb course is accessible, foundational, practical. Knowing the local plants’ distinct qualities, habitat, properties, personalities as neighbors, medicines, legends, Lise Wolff presents information in three dimensions to students. She introduces the possibility to novice lay people and health care professional alike of reading a person’s condition and introducing the specific, appropriate local plant medicine to heal disease. Lise Wolff’s Three Seasons Herb Class will introduce and equip any student to be a real herbalist."

"'There is no greater service a man can render to his country than to introduce a useful plant into its culture.' Thomas Jefferson

"The same holds true for most any individual student who would take this introduction to herbal medicine."

"I consider Lise's 3 Seasons Class to be the catalyst that helped me to identify and nurture what has become my life's passion: helping others through herbal medicine. I took several of Lise's one-time classes, became intrigued with herbs, and decided to take the plunge and invest my time and money into her 3 Seasons Class. Best. Investment. Ever.

"The 3 Season classes include people with many levels of experience and knowledge - I was definitely one of the beginner level students and wondered what I had gotten myself into! However, Lise is a master teacher and so good at explaining details and making sure everyone understands and feels included in class discussion and activity.

"Along with Lise's expertise and instruction in class, I learned so much from sitting in on "live" consultations with Lise and her clients, getting hands on experience with how to conduct a consult and invaluable tips on determining which herbs and preparations might give support in each situation.

"The time commitment of the class lends itself to developing friendships which continue long after the class is over. I so enjoy seeing several herbalist friends from my 3 Seasons Class at events or meeting over a cup of tea - hopefully herbal! The greatest longterm benefit, however, has been Lise's ongoing support whenever I have questions or a new discovery to share. Priceless."

"I took 3 Seasons of Herbal Wisdom over ten years ago and have such fond memories of it. Foraging for wild plants, tasting the medicines and having lectures outside in the elements was such a relief from conventional education. Lise Wolff so generously transmits her passion and practical knowledge for the local flora with a mix of historical and contemporary data, personal clinical experience and hands-on practice with students. The wealth of teachings from this class became the foundation for my dream of becoming a professional herbalist. I now run a busy practice and feel so grateful! More importantly, a very intimate relationship developed with the land and its common weeds, this little know rich world of curiosity growing in our own backyards. It is amazing how you become useful to friends, family and your community after one year hanging out with Lise, whose teachings have impacted thousands by now and likely saved millions in healthcare costs! Agrimony, solomon seal, blue vervain...what a precious time I spent that year..."
“Lise Wolff’s Three Seasons of Herbal Wisdom has been one of the best investments I have ever made and I would highly recommend it. I had very little knowledge of herbs and plants going into the program. After searching many options that included correspondence classes, I knew that Lise’s offering was for me. Lise’s style is alive and hands on. She brilliantly brings together her years of clinical experience, information from clinical studies, herbal history, contact with plants in the environment, and hands on medicine making. In addition, the clinical hours offered through the apprenticeship was invaluable. Lise is able to take complex information and present it in a manner that can be easily applied. She challenges her students to think deeply and make connections with the plants in their environment. By the end of the program, I had 60+ tinctures plus salves and had more than enough herbal inventory to get my practice going. It brings me joy to be able to share this knowledge and wisdom with confidence to family, friends, clients, and beyond. Life changing.”