Part-Time Classes – New Classes coming in 2019!

I’ve been to other herbal schools and what I found unique about the Blue Otter School is that Karyn and Sarah not only share their wisdom about how plants heal you on both physical and spiritual levels, but they offer very deep and meaningful training on how to be a healer. That is, how to walk in your power and hold yourself, your clients and your community so that we can all realize the potential to be our brightest selves. It’s a rare gift to find an herbal program that takes you beyond studies about the plants and holds you through a deeply transformational experience. This is training for life, not just for being an herbalist.

— Tracey Brieger, Full-Time Program 2010

We are so excited to announce that we will be offering a completely new selection of classes in 2019! Times are changing and here at Blue Otter we are envisioning our next phase. Stay tuned this winter for further details about the classes you can enjoy at Blue Otter in the future.

Have a lovely winter and we look forward to connecting with you soon.


The Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine is located in the mountains of Northern California, here showing Mt. Shasta.

The Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine is located in the mountains of Northern California. 


New England Women’s Herbal Conference

August 24-26, 2018

Newfound Lake, NH

Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes will both be teaching at this conference. Karyn will also be teaching an intensive on healing from trauma. For further information and to register, click here


Energetic Herbalism Intensive

September 7-9, 2018

Montpelier, VT

Spend a weekend with Karyn and Sarah immersed in the energy of the plants. In this class we will explore energetic herbalism from a Native American perspective.  We will look at working with the energies of plants for yourself and in your work with other people.  Class time will be a combination of lecture, discussion, meditations and energy exercises.

Topics of the weekend will include:

  • Energetics
  • animal medicine
  • connecting with self to be better able to connect with plants
  • meditations

For further information and to register, contact the White Dove Herbal Sanctuary