Return to Nature Foraging Herbalist Training

I’ll be running this program again beginning in Spring 2015

Herbalism and Foraging Training

Monthly Group Mentorship Program in Somerset NJ

Ananda plant walk

Beginning each Spring I’ll be teaching a group of students for a year-long intensive training program. I’ll systematically teach each student to work in depth with the diverse plant teachers of the land.

Each student will be get to know the plants inside and out, and develop care and attention to the subtleties of the plant world throughout the learning process; learning the seasonal harvesting times, and growing deeper awareness of what is continually surrounding us.

This course is designed to lead you into a deep intimate and instinctual knowing with plants and their medicine offerings. From observing and understanding the ecosystem intimately comes building your herbal apothecary and knowledge base of the plants and how to work with them.

This Course Includes:

  • 8 – In depth 3 hour classes with lessons including plant identification throughout the seasons, proper harvesting for food and medicinal preparations for building your home apothecary.
  • Access to our own Facebook group for asking questions, discussing material, and working with the collective insight of the group.
  • In-field training of deep and real-life experience connecting with local plants in Nature, and gaining allies with the plant world.
  • Working with sit spots, and intuitive perception to take our connection with the Earth to a deeper, and more tangible level.
  • Simple and engaging assignments to complete at home and take you deeper into the lessons.
  • Lots of medicine making throughout the seasons, and journaling of your experience.
  • Suggested reading list including field guides to enhance the course.


We will meet once a month at 6 Mile Run, in Somerset, NJ on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2-5 pm. The course ranges from March to November, with a break in August for tentative summer travel. If the weather is unbearable we will discuss alternate dates through the facebook group.

Classes run 1 Wednesday of each month

Please note – Once registered you must commit to the entire class schedule – Missed classes will not be refunded.


Payment Plans – 2 Options

1.      Pay in Full – Tuition for the full course (8 classes) is $550, or $500 if paid in full in advance for a savings of $50.

2.      Pay in Increments – A down payment of $150 is required upon registering to reserve your spot in the class. The remaining $400.00 [550$ in total] may be paid in increments where each month we meet you pay 100$ [Email me to Discuss other Options]

Payment Options: you can mail cash or check, I can collect cash at the classes, or you can send a “gift” through paypal to my email address:


To register for the class or if you have any questions please email by Wednesday, March 12th 2014. Spots are limited to only six to eight for this course and will be filled quickly. Register now to reserve your spot!

I look forward to working closely with this group and I’m looking forward to watching your discovery with the plant wonders unfold!







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About Dan

Dan De Lion is an earth herbalist, forager, musician, and teacher. He teaches through Return to Nature, providing classes, lectures, and seminars on wild food foraging, mushroom identification, herbal medicine making, as well as primitive and survival skills with a focus on wild foods and forest medicines. He also incorporates the philosophies of yoga, alchemy, meditation, and mysticism into his classes, lectures, and seminars and brings a deep rooted indigenous medicine perspective of practicing intuition with plants, in a systematic and earth-based way – Check out more at
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4 Responses to Return to Nature Foraging Herbalist Training

  1. Claudia Green says:


    So wish I could be there…perhaps for one or two as a guest if I can make it to nj over this time frame. Many blessings to the unfolding!

  2. Raposa says:

    Do you plan on having a weekend mentorship program in the future? Id like to join, but daytime on weekdays would be very tough for me. Thanks

    • Dan says:

      Hello Raposa, I will definitely be running this same program next year, in 2015. I am also currently designing a 4 weekend intensive version with different variations. Working out venue and details for that.

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