About Our Program

Thank you for visiting David Winston’s Center For Herbal Studies’ (DW-CHS) website. David Winston, RH (AHG), an internationally respected herbalist, is the dean and primary instructor for this program. He teaches throughout the US, Canada, and the UK and has been teaching the two year DW-CHS program for almost 40 years.

Our philosophy: Good herbalists treat people, not diseases, and in our program we strive to teach the skills necessary so that each student can accomplish that goal. We focus on differential diagnosis skills, materia medica and therapeutics which are essential to individualize treatment and help patients to not only resolve symptoms, but create constitutional change needed for physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.

The program runs from September through August for two consecutive years. The class is held in Washington, NJ* and online via live webcast.

*Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, if we can have the on-site class safely we will.  If not, all students will go on-line until things improve (once a vaccine is widely available).  When we can return to the classroom safely, we will.  No one really knows at this point and we will keep students updated.

For more information about the course please refer to the Herbalist’s Training Program tab. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

I enrolled in David’s program because my self-study of herbalism had reached a plateau. I wanted to get to the next level, and over the two years, my knowledge was raised by several levels. The program is comprehensive, covering Western, Chinese, Ayurvedic, Middle Eastern and Cherokee traditions. This broad approach gives me the confidence to consider herbal protocols in every day life. I have learned so much, and I appreciate the opportunity to study with David. I highly recommend the 2-year program.

Dea Zufelt | Class of 2020