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We offer in-depth online programs and live workshops on a broad spectrum of herbal traditions with a unique twist. We're not into surface level herbalism over here - we go deep into some of the most ancient and profound systems of medicine from around the world.

You'll find courses ranging from traditional Alchemy and the art of preparing Spagyric herbal medicines to Medical Astrology. We dive deep into Vitalist Western Herbalism and Ayurveda, giving you a well rounded foundation between the clinical aspects of herbal medicine and the spiritual levels of healing with plant medicine.

Have you ever felt like there's something missing from modern herbal medicine?

Like there's something more to plants than their chemistry and what they're "good for?"

Have you ever wanted to use plants to not just heal the body, but the soul?

If you have a calling to be an herbalist that understands the physical and spiritual qualities of people and plants, but feel lost as to how to actually do that, then look no further.

Herbal alchemy will fill in the missing pieces for you.



This comprehensive and in-depth training gives you all of the essential skills and strategies that you need in order to practice true holistic herbalism. Based off of vitalist philosophy, this program covers every organ system of the body in detail- from anatomy, physiology, pathology and tissue state energetics, to advanced herbal actions, materia medica and vitalist therapeutics. You also learn how to work with clients with holistic evaluation skills, strategic formulation principles, administration and dosing practices and much more. This program literally gives you everything you need to know in order to be an effective herbal practitioner.


Materia Medica Monthly is your path to mastering the art of herbalism through understanding your plants in-depth so that you get real results in your herbal practice. With this depth of knowledge about the plants you work with, you'll effectively heal those you serve.

Most herb books don't give you the critical information you need to know to be an effective, vitalist, clinical herbalist. Materia Medica Monthly is all about giving you the strategies, skills, principles and practices for how to master your materia medica holistically.

Thank you for your many years of work, research and experience.  Not only are you and your classes helping to make me a better herbalist, you are helping to make me a better teacher and helper of my community!

-Susan Thames, owner of StarDragonfly Herb Company and student of Materia Medica Monthly & Botanical Constellations


Botanical Constellations is a 12-month subscription program that goes through the 12 signs of the zodiac and outlines their unique relationships to herbalism. Each month you receive a video going into great depth and detail on the energetic architecture of each sign- that is, the ruling element, mode and planet- and how each level imprints itself upon the human and botanical organism. You will learn how each sign affects us through our physiology, psychology, thus holding the keys to our spiritual evolution. This gives you a solid foundation in medical astrology and how you can begin to implement astrological tools in your herbal practice.

“This course has helped me bridge all these pieces of information I have been gathering over the years into a cohesive whole of understanding. I have a more integrated approach and perspective of herbalism through seeing the common threads that weave throughout every tradition.”

-Amela Hall - Montpelier, Vermont 


This comprehensive course includes teachings on direct perception of plant intelligence, spiritual ecology, traditional Western Herbalism, Ayurveda, the relationship between plants and the elements, the planets, and energetic patterns of nature, medical astrology and astro-herbalism, as well as Alchemy, Spagyrics, and the Hermetic tradition. This is likely the most comprehensive herbal program that covers clinical herbalism, as well as the spiritual side of plants. Link Alchemy and Astrology to it and this is the most distinct and one-of-a-kind course on plant medicine. This is over 80 hours of video content diving deep into the the foundational aspects of the Evolutionary Herbalism paradigm.

"I really am impressed with your depth of knowledge and feel like after studying herbalism for over 25 years, I am still learning tons from you. Keep up your amazing work!"

-Julie Rothman


This 24+ hour audio course goes into depth on the most universal pattern found in medical, herbal and spiritual traditions worldwide- the Elements. From Ayurvedic perspectives and Western Herbalism, to the truths held in Alchemy, Sajah takes you on a journey through the Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Ether Elements to reveal their ultimate necessity in understanding the true nature of plant medicine. Topics outlined include how the Elements impact our physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual constitutions, specific organ system analysis, herbal actions, tastes, energetics and therapeutics, as well as in depth materia medica for each Element. Through this course you will understand how to apply the Elements in a therapeutic context, as well as how use them in your work with Alchemical and Spagyric preparations.

“Elemental Herbalism breaks things down in a way that I’ve always felt, but have never known how to express. The teachings have really helped me to consciously work on being a balanced human being in a potent and powerful way.”

-Kailani Gorman, NM - past student of Elemental Herbalism and the Alchemical Herbalism Program


This is the most comprehensive training program available that bridges the practice of medical astrology and modern herbalism. In over 50 hours of video material, Sajah covers the foundational principles of holistic vitalist herbalism along with core astrological philosophy. The 4 main modules of the program include in-depth training on how the 7 planets and the 12 signs relate to people and plants. In this all-encompassing program, Sajah covers Ayurvedic and Greek constitutional theory, tissue state energetics, herbal actions, pharmacology, organ affinities, psychological/emotional temperaments, morphology and botany, as well as the spiritual affinities of plants with the astrological signs. Also included is a comprehensive section on medical astrology, where you learn how to read the birth chart and develop herbal formulas tailored to specific astrological influences. In addition, you will learn how astrology relates to Alchemy, Spagyrics, and Hermetic philosophy.


"Learning about Astro-Herbalism from Sajah has literally changed my life. The way that he presented the concepts was clear, simple and easy to understand, and yet he was also able to truly covey the beauty and complexity of the subject. My new understanding of astrology, herbalism and the planets has enriched my entire life, and given me a new platform of awareness from to grow and expand my work, my hobbies and my even my relationships. I highly recommend this program!"

-Megan Carroll, Seattle WA - student of Astro-Herbalism and the Alchemical Herbalism Program

Meet the Instructor

Sajah Popham, founder of Natura Sophia Spagyrics and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is a student of the universal truths found within both ancient and modern herbal traditions from around the world. The focus of his work is on integrating ancient teachings for a new paradigm of plant medicine, one that is truly holistic in its honoring of the spirit, energetics, and body of both people and plants. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north and south, above and below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology.

Sajah’s vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physiological healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness, for a truly holistic practice of plant medicine. Sajah’s work embodies a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in northwest Washington with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his art.

Over the past 10 years, we've had thousands of students from around the world whose lives have changed and grown in profound ways through this school.

Here's What Our Students Have to Say:

  • Anja Robinson
    Anja Robinson -

    This school has opened my eyes and heart to a whole new way of seeing and perceiving the world, synthesizing so much information I have studied over the years into a cohesive and practical system. They have given me a whole new skill-set and practical application for my knowledge and passions. A new lens to approach healing that encompasses both my clinical herbalism background, along with my spiritual longing.

  • Julia Bentley
    Julia Bentley -

    I now have an extremely accurate model for how to do intake with clients. Herbalism is now completely unique and conditioned to every single person. I have the tools I need to look at someone in a whole new way - weaving together ancient knowledge from all over the world to administer herbal remedies with.

  • Jacquie Bird-Day
    Jacquie Bird-Day -

    Honestly, this school has been epic. I am excited to see how these teachings play out and permeate all aspects of my life. These teachings have been a huge missing link for me in both herbalism and my spiritual life. It’s really deepened what I thought was possible with the medicines offered by the plant kingdom.

  • Sonja Myllymaki
    Sonja Myllymaki -

    I feel really blessed to have been part of this program. Sajah's unique approach to teaching marries the science and spirit of herbalism is a way that is both very grounded as well as being full of heart and inspiration. His sincerity as a healer and his real desire to empower and uplift his students made this program a really wonderful journey.

  • Shonagh Home
    Shonagh Home -

    This class was a gift I gave myself and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I was opened to a profound understanding of plants and their synergistic connection to the cosmos. Sajah is clear, highly knowledgeable and passionate - one of those teachers you never tire of hearing.

  • Kailani Gorman
    Kailani Gorman -

    Before this course I had no idea about the interconnections between astrology and herbalism. Now I see that being an herbalist with astrological knowledge really takes my relationships with plants and people to the next level. I am so grateful for these teachings and don't think I would have been able to learn this information anywhere else.

Get a taste of what we do best.

Get the first month of our Materia Medica Monthly subscription program - for free.

We'll send you 3 hour long video class, plus a 25 page herbal monograph!


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