Body Types & Constitutions

Traditional - Foundational - Intuitive

Skills to further understanding of how someone responds to their environment, with the potential to uncover deep-seated issues or pathways to profound healing.
"Very informative and detailed"
"Got a lot out of this class"  
"...helps when working with clients"

Learn to better understand & connect

with yourself & others and more accurately recommend herbal remedies with this ancient perspective
Constitutions or "Body Typing" is a foundational concept that every health and wellness practitioner can benefit from understanding. This ancient philosophy helps us see how we are uniquely different, innately alike, and how we interact naturally in our environment. 

These observation skills can help practitioners of all levels of experience better understand how a person is responding to their environment and how this can cause deep-seated dis-ease and profound wellness. Also, this understanding helps us to create specific protocols to help clients and patients. We explore a number of traditional teachings on these topics including: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and more.



8 Hours Teaching

This is for you if you...

want to learn how to choose remedies that are best suited for the individual, not just the symptoms.
want to learn skills that take a herbalist's skills from good to great.
want to enhance observation skills to discern how individuals respond to their environment for potential causes of dis-ease or profound wellness.

Upon completion, you will...

see the patterns innate to a person's makeup and how the interaction of environment, food, habits, remedies (to name a few) might affect these patterns and therefor a person's health.
learn how to utilize this knowledge to address the root causes of dis-ease and promote profound wellness by helping a person establish balance according to their unique makeup.
be able to more specifically hone in on the remedies for a client's unique constitution.


Matthew Wood, MS

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist for over forty years. He is an internationally known
teacher and author with more than ten books to his credit, including The Book of Herbal Wisdom
The Earthwise Herbals, Holistic Medicine and the Extracellular Matrix, and A Shamanic Herbal 
(July 2024). Matthew has an MSc in herbal medicine from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine 
(accredited, U. of Wales). He lives in the Midwest.

Tara Baklund

It was through the study of body typing that helped Tara heal herself from years of painfully dry skin and digestive issues. She learned to work with her body, rather than working on it. This is the focus of her book (currently under revision) and is the center of much of her teaching.
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Body Types & Constitutions

You'll be amazed how much this simple yet profound assessment skill can improve your herbal skills, and your life!

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