Plant Medicine Certification

2017 Full Year Certfication Course is Now Open for Enrollment

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Why Plant Medicine?

Far removed from the modern “natural health” trend of replacing pharmaceuticals with herbal remedies, real Plant Medicine harnesses a near unlimited potential for healing through a partnership with Nature and a fundamental understanding of the root cause of dis-ease.

The Plant People

The EarthSky People method of herbal medicine invites the practitioner to step away from the conventional model of “Herbs = Substance” and into the realm of Plants as living, intelligent beings that we can commune with for unsurpassed health and wellbeing.

Ancestral Wisdom

We will be exploring ancient Ethnobotanical and Shamanic healing traditions; experiencing how they interface with our modern understanding of plants and their medicinal uses for a new paradigm that is healthful to both humankind and the planet.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

12 Plant Medicine Workshops

Over 50 hours of in-person training with Plant walks in our local Wilderness

2 Optional Shamanic Drumming Circles

Strengthen your connection to Ancestral ways ($40 value)

Class Material fees Waived

Includes quality, organic/wild crafted herbs. ($130 value)

End of year Potluck Graduation Ceremony

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Online Course Study Guide

High definition photos, class notes, and study exercises ($120 value)

Plant Medicine Certification

Online Course Certification Exam with Plant Medicine Certificate of Completion

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Receive peer and instructor guidance outside of class ($50 value)

Over $350 in Savings!

Receive significant savings over a-la-carte class registrations.

Meet the Teachers

Nhan-Esteban Khuong

Nhan-Esteban Khuong

Nhan is a Traditional Medicine practitioner and Primitive Wilderness Skills instructor with over 10 years of clinical experience in herbal medicine and acupuncture.  Nhan focuses on self reliance, Nature connection, and preserving ancestral ways.  Learn More

Victoria Vives Khuong

Victoria Vives Khuong

Victoria is a Healer emphasizing ancestral Shamanic practices and contemporary Energy Healing methods.  She has over 18 years experience in the healing arts and has formal initiations into the Cross Cultural and Zulu Shamanic lineages. Learn more.

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FULL YEAR TUITION

Standard

$888
  • Full year of workshops
  • Organic/wildcrafted herbs for your training
  • Online study guide and all Certification features
  • $247 savings over the A-la-carte value of $1135!
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3 Installments ($999 total)

$333
  • Full year of workshops
  • Organic/wildcrafted herbs for your training
  • Online study guide and all Certification features
  • $136 savings over the A-la-carte value of $1135!
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6 Installments ($1050 total)

$175
  • Full year  of workshops
  • Organic/wildcrafted herbs for your training
  • Online study guide and all Certification features
  • $85 savings over the A-la-carte value of $1135!
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Locations

The Plant Medicine Certification classes are held at various locations throughout Los Angeles County.  Many of the classes that include wilderness outings and plant walks are conducted in our local San Gabriel Mountains.  Most of our in-house classes are conducted in West Covina.  Further details are provided to registered students.


Cancellation and Refund Policies

A great deal of staff time and expense is invested into the preparation and organization of individual classes. It is difficult and oftentimes impossible to recover costs and/or find a student to replace a cancelled registrant and so our cancellation and refund policies reflect this.  Programs taking place over the course of 30 days or more, such as the Plant Medicine Certification course, must be cancelled with a minimum 14 day notice of the program start date or within 24 hours of registration to receive a transfer (minus a $30 transfer fee) or a full refund minus a $100 non-refundable deposit.  

Full program cancellations made with less than 14 days notice of the program start date, forfeit a refund or transfer.  Full program cancellations made once the program has started, forfeit a refund or transfer. We understand that emergencies and unforeseen circumstances do happen. As such, we offer the courtesy of individual classes to be rescheduled a maximum of one time to a different class within 12 months of the originally scheduled class minus a $15 admin fee.


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: I am a Healing Practitioner.  Can I incorporate plant medicine into my existing healing practice?
A: Yes.  As long as it is clear that a healing practitioner cannot claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition using the Plant Medicine I course training, incorporating the knowledge can be a powerful tool in your practice.

Q: Will I be a certified herbalist after completing the Plant Medicine I Certification?
A: No.  The Plant Medicine I Certification Course is an introductory course to basic herbal medicine uses, ethnobotany, and the basic Shamanic practices used cross culturally in healing and especially for developing plant relations.  Herbalist training typically requires years of focused study and practice.

Q: Will I be able to treat diseases with the information learned in the Plant Medicine I Certification?
A: By law, we cannot claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition.  Plant medicine however, is powerful tool for self reliance and a wealth of healing potential used by our ancestors across the globe to promote and maintain health.

Q: Will I be a medicine man or woman after completing this course?
A: No.  The term Medicine Man or Medicine Woman is typically used by Westerners to describe tribal healers and shamans from a variety of ethnic groups.  The Plant Medicine I course does offer ethnobotanical uses of plants and insight into how some cultures utilized and related to plant medicines, however it is not focused on a specific culture or methodology.  Instead, this course is designed to introduce the student to the world of herbal medicines from multiple angles with the intention of encouraging further self guided study and exploration.

Q: When will I receive my certification?
A: The Plant Medicine I Certification is issued after completing all 12 modules and successfully passing the written exam.

Q: Can I take individual classes without enrolling in the Certification Program?
A: Yes.  All Plant Medicine I classes may be taken as stand-alone classes.  It is advised, however to take all the wildcrafting classes.

Q: Can I enroll in the Plant Medicine Certification if the program has already started?
A: Yes. The program is designed to be ongoing and students may enroll at anytime and start with any module.

Q: If I have already taken a stand-alone Plant Medicine class, will it count towards the Certification?
A: Yes.  Students who have already taken a plant medicine class, may apply it towards the certification and the program tuition will be discounted accordingly.

Testimonials

” …insightful, inspirational, magical and a deep deep connection with our mother earth.”

The EarthSky People Plant Medicine course was completely insightful, inspirational, magical and a deep deep connection with our mother earth.

I had an amazing personal experience and learned that I have a event great connection with plants and animals when put into a safe environment where I could freely give and receive energy with no judgment.

Thank you Victoria and Nhan for holding sacred space for us to learn freely with love and compassion!

Travis F.

” …a renewed sense of wonder, amazement, and excitement for plants and plant medicine.”

I had an amazing time literally “in the wild”, speaking with the plants, learning to make medicines that absolutely do work.

I had a headache and backache that day and Victoria shared a salve made entirely of medicinal plants. It worked immediately.  We prepared medicines made up of the different plants we’d collected ourselves and sampled. My headache and tummy discomfort eased right away.

I walked away with a renewed sense of wonder, amazement, and excitement for plants and plant medicine.  Hugs Victoria. You are a wonderful teacher. Your love and joy for life are infectious!

Annmarie

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