Winter Semester 2019 at the WHC Herbal School

To register for any of the classes below, please send a request to



Rooted Healing Ways of Herbal Medicine

A 9+ week class with Anya in Palo Alto

Every Monday 4:30-7:30 pm  ~  September 23 - December 16, 2019

(the 11th and final session on December 16, is complementary)



Click here for a pdf of the Fall/Winter 2019 Flyer.

Session 1 ~ September 23
Herbal Medicine As A rooted Healing Tradition
4 and 5 elements theory
Taste, color, smell, energy and signature of plants

Session 2 ~ September 30
Kidney and hormonal systems: Will power, warmth, bone and dental health, mood support, sleep and energy aids, postpartum care, understanding and supporting the circle of dying and birthing
Yoni egg practices and uterine herbal steaming
Energetic directions, qi gong movement and sound

Session 3 ~ October 7
Summer Fire
Theory of wind related illnesses
Spring herbs, season of cleansing and
planning, inspiration, moving energy
Energetic directions, qi gong movement and sound

Session 4 ~ October 14
Late Summer/Earth
Blood purifying plants, fertility, passion, joy, full
potential tonics, sexuality and sensuality
Open heart tonics, body as temple herbal care
Energetic directions, qi gong movement and sound


Session 5 ~ October 21
Autumn Metal 
Earth element digestive system
Pregnancy, growth and development, digesting the world, mothering, nurture and nourishment
Energetic directions, qi gong movement and sound

Session 6 ~ October 28
Respiratory system, maturity, skin health,
prevention and treatment of respiratory illnesses, treatment of dry pattern, elimination and intuition
Energetic directions, qi gong movement and sound

Session 7 ~ SATURDAY, November 9
Herb Walk
Elemental herbal chart

Session 8 ~ November 11
Herbal constellations 

Session 9 ~ November 18
Introduction To Shamanic and Visionary Plants
Esoteric and Spiritual Herbal Medicine, Poisonous plants (guest teacher)

Session 10 ~ December 9
Medicine Making
Tinctures, decoctions, teas, oils and salves
Medicinal chocolate making

Complementary Session 11 ~ December 16
Elemental mandala making
(possible guest teacher for this complementary session)
Questions and Answers

Registration Details

Register by September 1: $650
or $550 if paid in cash
After September 1: $750
(includes 11 sessions, all supplies & weekly chocolate medicine)

2 Work study spots $325
(set up and brake down for each session, notes transcription)

Drop in fee: $100 per session includes all of the supplies

To register contact Anya: • 917.204.2360


Women’s Healing Intensive: Going Deeper

4 days 3 nights of deep healing, meditative work open to 20 women

November 1-3: Contact Anya to discuss your interest

Mushroom Medicine

This is very much a soul journey, many deep questions will be answered, paths restored, strength returned, beauty appreciated, earth will bless and love will penetrate and heal.

“Life is too short not to blossom.”         —AT

Approximate Schedule

3pm arrival
individual herbal medicine ally
movement dance meditation

morning herbal bathing
breath work journey
preparation for the night plant meditation
plant meditation journey

morning herbal bathing
integration of plant journey
breathwork and healing touch
embodiment journey dance

morning herbal bathing and
Limpia ceremony
earth healing sessions

Food ~ made by Earth and Love with herbs and prayers

Accommodations ~ silent yurt full of light and warmth

Location ~ Santa Cruz Mountains retreat center


We require a personal interview with Anya before processing your registration. Please contact Anya below, to schedule.