Study with Us


"I am delighted to be participating in an evolving healing consciousness and have enjoyed doing both the flower essences course and the trees.  I am finding the use of these essences invaluable as a modality in my healing practice."
- J.P.

Education is as integral to First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand as the essences themselves. 

  • Learn how to work with the unique and sacred plant medicine of Aotearoa. 

  • Experience the range of natural emotional remedies at first hand

  • Gain an in-depth insight into their qualities and uses

The courses are open to those with a personal or professional interest in flower essences and holistic wellbeing and to practicing professionals who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge base.  

You will receive a certificate of completion for each study unit that you complete.


The course material on each collection of essences (flowers, ferns, trees, seeds and plants) is comprised of two independent study units that are taught in-class in two courses over two separate days. If you are studying from home each study unit has been especially designed so that it can be completed in one day or at your own pace. Each study unit contains different information. Each individual one day module costs $170 and includes course manuals. Any replacement manuals are $40.00 + postage.


Our study pathways provide opportunity to people from all walks of life and can open doors to a new and deeper understanding of self and others, health, wellbeing and personal growth. Here are some examples of who our students are:

  • Those seeking a career in the natural health industry
  • Those with a career in the natural health industry seeking to enhance their practice with a state of the art modality
  • People currently working in the caring professions, with animals, the elderly or children and are seeking to enhance their own and their clients’ wellbeing
  • Stay at home or working parents and caregivers seeking holistic and natural emotional remedies for family and loved ones
  • Retired people with an ongoing joy for learning
  • Those with an interest in the native plants of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • For all people seeking an enhancement of their own lives in the school of higher learning
  • Practitioners who require study hours for maintenance of practicing certificates


First Light training courses are extremely flexible, allowing you to study them in any order and at your own pace. You can enrol at any time and to whichever level you choose – from a one or two day course in the Flower, Fern, Tree, Seed or Plant collections  through to full Certificate or Diploma level.


We offer a range of courses available by correspondence and in class, allowing you to enjoy a deeper level of understanding of the First Light family of essences. In class courses are run at different times throughout the year in New Zealand and internationally. Correspondence courses are available by pdf download or by post. You will be allocated a tutor on your enrolment who is available to assist you with all course material.


Meet and connect with other First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® students in our Online School.


First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® has been offering training courses for over ten years. In that time, thousands have undertaken study modules with ever increasing numbers of those students going on to obtain Certificates and Diplomas in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy and becoming First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioners.

There is also the opportunity to become a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Tutor. Please contact us for more information on how to become a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Tutor.

With the expansion of our study courses into the Online School we have created an even more accessible and convenient way for students to access a community of practitioners and students already paving the way into exciting and potentially lucrative career opportunities.


To enrol in an online course click here

To enrol in an in class course click here

If you would like us to email you with more information, please contact us.