Preserving medicinal and culinary traditions, and exploring new ideas, awaits us all. Please reach out and say hello if you're interested in exploring possibilities of working together. Options abound, including: one-on-one personalized classes, face-to-face or online, workshops, and intensives. Individual requests are most welcome.
If you're interested in exploring the safe and effective uses of medicinal herbs, the many facets of setting up, expanding and organizing a clinical practice, working with clients, formulating and protocol design - let's talk.
If you're interested in a career path as a professional herbalist, clinical skills, applying to become a Registered Herbalist of the American Herbalists Guild, or perhaps just beginning the practice of herbalism with yourself, family and friends, then mentorship is key to growth and development. Let's talk.
If you're simply excited about getting to know medicinal and culinary herbs, you may be interested in topics such as everyday medicine for home and clinic; herbs for the mouth; herbs for seafarers & their pals; making herbal sodas, syrups and cordials, and holistic herbal approaches to any number of health concerns - let's talk.
"I often think back to the workshop weekend that you [Leslie W] and Leslie A did at jim's a couple years ago, as a turning point in my herbal experience. It was a nice supportive environment with lots of practical skill, valuable and constructive discussion time with peers, and was the first time I really thought to consider myself an herbalist. Whenever I have doubts around helping people or seeing clients, I often say to myself, "well, the Leslies think I can do it!" and that remembrance helps a lot. (Also, time and experience!)" Ginny Denton
"I just love the way both of you teach” Jackie Delisi
"I have enjoyed my interactions with Leslie Williams and Leslie Alexander. They are the best kind of teachers because their teachings are not the final word on a subject. Two direct results of taking classes with them is that I am enjoying the learning process again, and suffering less from “imposter syndrome”. I am feeling confident that I have a lot to offer potential clients. My notes are less about what herb is great with what condition and more about inviting myself to be curious. I’m starting to approach clinical cases as puzzles and being comfortable with not solving it in one sitting. I appreciate their teaching dynamic and perspectives. They admit to mistakes and best of all, they laugh at them. Yet they adhere to a strict guidelines of ethics and do set boundaries. This signature style of teaching feels familial, removing the hierarchical power dynamic of teacher over student and instead it is reminiscent of elders sharing and receiving knowledge from the community." BrookeSackenheim