Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Explore the deeper story of the correlation between plants and planets, as you learn to see dis-ease and imbalances from an archetypal perspective... and discover how to heal your body, mind and spirit with herbal preparations that you make yourself.
Beginning in the time of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, medical astrologers classified diseases based on astrological phenomena — using planetary archetypes to determine how to heal various illnesses with herbs that hold the same archetypal energy.
Medical astrology is an ancient science of herbalism used to chart the relationship between herbs, their planetary correspondences…
… and the energies of both that correlate to the various systems of the body.
The big question is: How did these medical astrologers know? How did they figure out that there are herbs governed by the sun that improve cardiovascular function, the immune system, and assist with anxiety, depression, resilience, and adaptability?
Or herbs ruled by the moon that reduce inflammation, enhance intuition, improve digestion, and assist with sleep?
Regardless of the mysterious origins of these powerful discoveries, doctors and medicine people have studied, validated, classified, tested, diagnosed, and effectively healed diseases for centuries based on astrological phenomena — using planetary archetypes…
… and made herbal preparations that harmonize imbalances within the body, mind, and spirit.
Renowned rainforest herbalist and medicine maker Adriana Ayales bridges the principles of these ancient remedies, along with the power of ritual…
… connecting ancestral ways of diagnostics and the spiritual aspects of the natural world with the preparation and usage of herbal remedies.
Deeply inspired by her grandmother as a child, Adriana began studying botanical medicine at a young age — tapping into her own Indigenous roots of Central America.
Adriana founded Anima Mundi, a successful apothecary based in New York, which offers an extensive array of therapeutic remedies from the rainforest and around the world.
She’s an expert in techniques for healing both acute and chronic issues with specific ancient plant medicine practices, recipes, rituals, and ceremonies.
Join Adriana on a practical and profoundly spiritual 7-week journey, in which you’ll come to truly understand the cosmic influences of a wide variety of herbs and their healing associations…
… and learn how to plant, harvest, and work with herbs based on their astrological correspondences, formulating your own powerful herbal preparations to heal your body, nourish your emotions, and evolve your soul.
During this information-packed 7-week course, you’ll discover:
- How to formulate highly effective herbal remedies that heal the emotional and physical bodies and evolve the soul
- The power of archetypes and ceremony in making potent plant remedies to access the intelligence of nature
- Which herbs are ruled by each planet and their associated zodiac signs
- Rituals combined with herbal remedies that help you move from an I Am frame of reference to the We All consciousness
- The deeply symbolic world of astrology, and how it translates to healing actions and key characteristics in a variety of plant remedies
- How to assess dis-ease from an elemental and astrological perspective
- Ways physical, energetic, spiritual, and emotional imbalances can be understood and healed based on their archetypal qualities
- How to classify herbs based on their energetic signature and healing actions
- Why astrology can support your practice in discovering the root cause of energetic imbalances — a more whole-being approach to addressing issues or the mind, body, and spirit
- Key elements from biodynamics, and how that translates to the world of astro-herbalism
- And much more…
You’ll explore how working with plants at this expanded level of understanding can not only greatly assist you in mind-body-soul healing…
… it can ground you into your place in the cyclical power of nature and the divine matrix in which we all reside.
Adriana will walk you through which biological systems are ruled by each planet, and their associated zodiac signs. She’ll reveal the different energies each planetary configuration carries, and the associated herbs that fall predominantly under each.
Each of the seven sessions in this program will cover one (or more) of the astrological bodies, their herbal counterparts, and what aspects of your body-mind-spirit health they address:
- Sun — Vitality, sovereignty, rejuvenation, and immunity
- Moon — Pineal and pituitary glands, emotions, digestive system, intuition, and dreams
- Mercury — Mental clarity, communication, and nervous system function
- Venus — Kidneys, lymphatic and reproductive systems, harmony, and love
- Mars — Muscular system, motor nerves, adrenaline, ego, independence, energy, and strength
- Jupiter — Joy, longevity, immunity, liver function, higher wisdom, and vitality
- Saturn and the trans-saturnian planets, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto — Bones, skin, gallbladder, endurance, and discipline
Adriana will also guide you through Indigenous meditations and rituals with herbs governed by the sun, moon, and each of the planets — to connect with their archetypal energies for protection, immunity, purification, and energetic cleansing.
As she’ll share, when you ritualize your life with these ancient practices, you’ll move into a state of greater health and wellbeing, so you can live a more energetically grounded life, with the power to heal yourself with your own home pharmacy.
What Is Medical Astrology?
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
In this 7-week transformational journey, Adriana will guide you through the fundamental wisdom and practices you’ll need to understand the complex personalities of herbs and the archetypal correlation between plants and planets — so you can heal yourself with healing preparations you make from your own home pharmacy.
Join the Livestream — or Stream Later to Watch at Your Convenience
You’ll connect with Adriana and experience her teachings through livestreaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of Adriana’s transmissions. Can’t make it live? After each class, you can stream the video and audio recordings to enjoy anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Course Sessions Tuesdays at 9:00am Pacific
This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with Adriana. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to heal your body, mind, and spirit, with herbal remedies you prepare from what's growing in your own garden (or what’s readily available from local apothecaries or online sources).
Module 1: Herbs of the Sun — Solar Plants to Enhance Vitality, Sovereignty, Rejuvenation & Immunity (November 15)
The sun rules the manifestation of the ego — the base persona through which we perceive the world.
The sun corresponds anatomically to the heart and general cardiovascular system, as well as our general state of health and immunity.
In this opening session, you’ll learn about herbs ruled by the sun — hot and dry herbs, many of which are stimulating tonics, cardio-tonics and adaptogens.
You’ll learn about solar remedies, such as turmeric, St. John’s Wort, rosemary, rue, and more.
These herbal allies can greatly assist you in dispelling cold and damp internal environments. Solar herbs can also be vitality tonics, to help you recuperate your vital essence.
They also improve our resilience and adaptability and hold powerful nutritional value.
In this first module, you’ll discover:
- Herbs ruled by the sun, and their corresponding healing properties
- Meditations and rituals with solar herbs to connect and heal your inner sun
- The sun’s zodiacal expression — Leo — which rules your ability to assert your direct “I am” consciousness
- Solar tonics that assist with sovereignty, energy, vitality, recuperation, and strength
- Emotional and spiritual imbalances often associated with solar excess or deficiency — inflammation, excess heat, irritation, anger, and burnout
- When your solar energy is in balance, you’ll experience enhanced health, balance, radiance, fundamental happiness, and rejuvenation
Module 2: Herbs of the Moon — Lunar Plants to Activate the Pineal Gland, Regulate Emotions & Enhance Your Intuition & Dreams (November 29)
The moon houses our intuition and emotions. Astrologers look at the moon’s position in natal charts to understand which part of one’s being is most vulnerable, including the emotions we nurture and protect.
It encompasses the inner sanctum of our emotional body, where we refine our psychic pathways and our dreams, and perceive through extrasensory perception.
You’ll learn about lunar herbs, such as blue lotus, mugwort, chamomile, sage, and more.
The moon corresponds anatomically to the limbic brain, the pituitary and pineal glands, and the general digestive system — stomach, esophagus, and hormones associated with the alimentary system.
In this session, Adriana will share:
- Herbs and energetics ruled by the moon, and their corresponding healing qualities
- Meditations and lunar potions to connect and heal your inner moon
- The moon’s zodiacal expression — Cancer — to better understand its day-to-day expression
- Lunar tonics that assist with digestion, balanced mood, emotional resilience, and intuition
- Imbalances of the body and spirit often associated with the moon, such as deficiencies related to cold and damp, anxiety, over-sensitivity, and vulnerability
- How lunar powers work with the body and spirit — nurturing empathy, psychic energy, and activating the dreamscape
- Lunar tonics that assist your digestion, limbic system, and emotional body
Module 3: Herbs of Mercury for Mental Clarity, Better Communication & an Optimal Nervous System (December 6)
According to astrologers, the energy of natal Mercury governs how we use our mind.
More specifically, mercurial energy impacts the ways we apply our five physical senses to obtain information from the world around us. We interpret that information based upon the data that’s collected and stored in the brain.
Just as Mercury, the deity, carries messages from our shadow selves (our “undiscovered” selves) to the outer world (our “manifested” selves), so do our thoughts carry information from the inner to the outer worlds.
Mercurial herbs directly target our brain, and the entire operational center that contributes to mental processes, as well as the nervous system and sensory nerves.
It activates the power of ether in the body, improving mental alertness, cognition, memory, sight, and clarity. Spiritually, herbs of Mercury assist us with focused attention, enhance mental processes, and sharpened senses.
You’ll learn about “brain herbs,” such as brahmi, lavender, lion’s mane, ginkgo, and more.
In this session, you’ll explore:
- Herbs and energetics that fall under Mercury’s rulership, and their corresponding healing qualities
- How mercurial powers work with the body and spirit, and potions that assist the highest expression of this archetype
- Meditations and mercurial potions to connect and heal your inner mercury
- Mercury’s zodiacal expression — Gemini and Virgo
- Mercurial tonics that assist with the mind, clarity, mental processes, cognitive function, and mental resilience
- Imbalances in the mind and spirit that are often associated with Mercury and may leave you feeling ungrounded, restless, chaotic, and flakey
- Mercurial tonics that improve your mental health and enhance your experience of consciousness, higher consciousness, and the psyche
Module 4: Herbs of Venus to Heal the Kidneys & Lymphatic System & Increase Harmony & Love (December 13)
Venus embodies the principle of harmony, and the powers bestowed by balance, union, and love. It’s the archetypal manifestation of beauty and aesthetics. Within the astrological chart, Venus reveals how a person derives (and provides) love, pleasure, and fulfillment.
Venusian herbs can be a great help in tackling our aesthetic pursuits, and also encompasses spirit herbs that provide us with happiness, euphoria, and bliss.
Venus is said to rule the metamorphosis of the cells, the reproductive system, and the preservation of the body and complexion.
Venusian herbs encompass plants that rejuvenate us, uplift our mood, and beautify our body inside and out — such as rose, damiana, schisandra, balm of Gilead, and more.
Venus is responsible for the harmony between all the systems of the body, and as the main ruler of Taurus, rules the throat and kidneys.
In this module, you’ll discover:
- Herbs and energetics that fall under Venus’ rulership, and their corresponding healing qualities
- Meditations and venusian potions to awaken and free your inner Venus
- Venus’ zodiacal expression — Taurus
- Potions that assist the highest expression of this archetype
- Venusian tonics that assist in discovering the nutritive realms of self-love, higher love, union, and metamorphosis
- How venusian imbalances manifest as feeling out of synch with your heart, lack of self-love, dissociation, and heartbreak
- When your venusian energy is in balance, that you’ll experience self-intimacy, shared intimacy, romance, magic, bliss, joy, and union
- Venusian tonics that assist in manifesting what you love, and ways to open your heart and express your love for life
Module 5: Herbs of Mars to Regulate the Ego & Cultivate Independence, Energy, Strength & Your Inner Warrior (January 3)
Mars represents primal energy — the fuel with which we bring ideas, dreams, and desires into manifestation. Mars imbues us with power, strength, courage, and physical activity. Within astrological charts, Mars is a key element of our drive, desire, agility, and the nature of our physical energy.
Anatomically, Mars rules the muscular system, motor nerves, and the production of adrenaline. It influences how we catalyze, pursue desire, take action, and source energy.
Mars also deeply correlates to sexual fulfillment — from how we pursue intimacy, to how we manage our sexual energy.
The herbs governed by Mars tend to be hot, yang, and stimulating. They frequently ignite energy or heat to catalyze important biological actions, such as sweating, cardiovascular activation, elimination, and more.
A deficiency of Mars energy, on the other hand, can lead to a lack of libdio, general desire, motivation, or even enough energy to act on something we love.
Many of the herbs that fall under Mars’ umbrella are often protective, strengthening, warming, and energizing.
You’ll learn about nettle, rue, maca, blessed thistle, and more.
In this session, Adriana will share:
- Herbs and energetics under Mars’ rulership, and their corresponding healing properties
- Meditations and rituals to connect and heal with herbs governed by Mars
- The archetype of Mars and the constellations it rules — Aries and Scorpio — and how they differ
- Key martian tonics that assist with energy, strength, endurance, and stimulation
- How martian imbalances manifest egoism, inflammation, anger, competition, and irritability
- That, when your martian energy is in balance, you’ll experience energy, empowerment, leadership qualities, adaptability, and resilience
Module 6: Herbs of Jupiter & Rituals for Vitality, Joy, Longevity & Better Liver Function (January 10)
Jupiter is often thought of as the planet of abundance, higher wisdom, success, and expansive energy… holding an energy that grants us an expansive outlook on life.
Many people consider Jupiter the master teacher, or guru, among the planetary bodies, because it embodies higher consciousness, wisdom, esoteric energy, and great understanding of the mysteries of life.
Jupiter’s herbs are warm, moist, and generally stimulating. Many of the rejuvenative tonic herbs, such as adaptogens and others, fall under Jupiter’s rule because of their positive effect on many systems in the body. They’re expansive in nature, enabling us to feel uplifted and jovial.
These mood-enhancing and spirited herbs contain spiritual qualities that can assist you in meditation.
Anatomically, Jupiter corresponds with the liver, pancreas, adrenal glands, and spleen — improving our body’s ability to resist dis-ease. It’s responsible for oxygenating our blood, increasing energy levels, and healing aspects of the digestive organs — particularly the liver-gallbladder axis.
You’ll learn about “liver herbs,” such as dandelion and Oregon grape root, and wise, revered trees, like frankincense, myrrh, cedar, and juniper.
Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and relates to the thighs, buttocks, and the base of the spine, including the sacrum and hips.
In this session, you’ll explore:
- Herbs and healing properties that correspond with Jupiter
- Meditations and rituals with herbs governed by Jupiter, to connect and heal
- The archetype of Jupiter and its zodiacal correspondence, Sagittarius
- Key Jupiter tonics that assist with vitality, mood enhancement, longevity, immunity, and liver function
- How emotional and spiritual imbalances associated with Jupiter manifest as depression, lack of direction, lack of purpose, financial anxiety, and unworthiness.
- How your Jupiter energy being in balance enhances your leadership capacity, wisdom, adaptability, fundamental happiness, and spiritual fulfillment
Module 7: Herbs of Saturn for Stronger Bones, Improved Skin & Greater Endurance & Discipline (January 17)
Saturn, also known as Cronus — the lord of time — represents the divine matrix that we call life.
The energy of Saturn rules the cycles of karma, archetypally embodying both the hardship and wisdom earned when we navigate the labyrinths of life’s mystery.
Saturn represents stealth, endurance, self-control, discipline, and challenge. In medical astrology, Saturn is associated with the hard structures that hold our body, such as the skeletal system, knees, joints, teeth, nails, and skin. It also corresponds with the gallbladder and the processing of minerals within the body, gallbladder, and skin.
You’ll learn about the revered collagen-protecting plants, such as horsetail, comfrey, hemp, arnica, and more.
Finally, Adriana will share about the trans-Saturnian planets — Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto — and their herbal correspondences, and how Saturn is the sacred gateway to the collective mind.
In this closing module, you’ll discover:
- Herbs of Saturn, its zodiacal correspondence — Capricorn — and their healing properties
- How Saturn is an energetic gateway to the outer planets
- That the archetype of Neptune represents the collective dream, and how its corresponding herbs relate to the moon
- How Uranus represents the collective mind and collective program, and how its corresponding herbs relate to Mercury
- The archetype of Pluto, which represents the shadow self within the collective mind, and how it activates through collective catharsis
- Pluto’s herbs and how they relate to Mars
- The foundations of current planetary transits, and what they’ve represented in history and may represent in our current times
The Cosmic Herbalism Bonus Collection
In addition to Adriana’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these special bonuses with leading visionaries and teachers to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Herbalism Package Part 1: Rainbow Latte Ebook
PDF Ebook From Adriana Ayales
In this ebook, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions on how to make colorful healing drinks for everyday wellness. Steeped in tradition and renowned for their healing properties, these drinks feature popular superfoods, herbs, and fungi. Adriana shares the foundational aspects of building a delicious latte — harmonizing herbs with the right ingredients to augment their therapeutic elements. You’ll learn how to make your own plant-based milk and more!
Herbalism Package Part 2: The Astrology of Herbs
PDF Ebook From Adriana Ayales
The ancient art of astro-herbology studies the correlation between astrology and herbalism. Understanding the relationship between plants and planets can assist you in creating formulations and blending the right remedies for the archetypes you embody. This unique ebook was updated in 2022, offering deeper descriptions of the energetics and potential imbalances manifested with particular planetary aspects. It includes more herbs in each section and updated recipes. You’ll learn the fundamental principles that tie astrology to herbalism — including the distinct personalities of various plants. You’ll dive into the energetics of their uses and archetypal qualities. You’ll also discover the core elements of medical astrology, which plants fall within each archetype, and how to use plants to balance archetypal expressions.
50% Discount on The Herbal Astrology Oracle From Anima Mundi Apothecary
55-Card Deck & Guidebook by Adriana Ayales, Illustrated by Josephine Klerks
Deepen your connection to the soul of nature — the anima mundi — with this exquisite 55-card oracle deck that alchemizes the ancient healing power of plants and the wisdom of astrology. Each richly illustrated card is a wise plant ally, and each guidebook entry illuminates the traditional uses, planetary correspondences, and spiritual meaning behind each plant’s energetic healing power — to guide you along the winding path to healing, connection, and purpose. Note: No purchase is required for the course and you do not need the oracle deck to benefit from the full value of the course. Discount Expires: 2/28/23
Register by November 8 to claim this bonus before it expires.
The Intersection of Indigenous & Green Witch World Views
Video Dialogue With Adriana Ayales & Robin Rose Bennett
In this video conversation, Adriana and Robin Rose Bennett, Green Witch and herbalist, share the similarities of their respective healing paths. You’ll learn about the intersection of the Indigenous (Adriana) and Green Witch (Robin) world views of holistic healing. They explore why plants have the capacity to open our hearts, the universality of the elements, how to gather plants mindfully, ways of working with plants in ritual, receiving their healing and spiritual gifts with gratitude, and much more.
Register by November 12 to claim this bonus before it expires.
20% Discount to Anima Mundi Apothecary
As part of your participation in the course, you’ll receive a 20% discount on any purchases you’d like to make from Adriana’s online store. Anima Mundi Apothecary is composed of organic, wildcrafted, and ethically grown botanicals. They’re devoted to making vibrant and medicinally potent remedies that honor the principles of harmony, and ancient formulations that have been substantiated by years of anecdotal and traditional evidence. Their goal is to continuously source pristine, unadulterated, and wholesome remedies for mind, body, and soul wellness. Note: No purchase is required for the course. Neither is it required to use Anima Mundi products. You may use whatever products you’d like as you train with Adriana.
What Graduates of Adriana’s Courses Are Saying…
— Sandra Verneuil: “Adriana’s Work Replenished Me Powerfully”
“[Adriana] is beautiful from the inside out, highly intelligent, articulate, kind, and honest.”
Adriana’s course taught as much as a college semester. She goes beyond the slide presentation with insightful, intuitive material that informs, enlightens, and inspires. She is beautiful from the inside out, highly intelligent, articulate, kind, and honest. This was one of the best courses I’ve ever taken, and an incredible value. I highly recommend it.
— Ellie, Oregon
“Adriana is so good at integrating herbalism with spirituality, cosmology, physiology, and shamanic practice…”
Adriana is so good at integrating herbalism with spirituality, cosmology, physiology, and shamanic practice in such a beautifully illustrative, fascinating yet grounded and evidential way that I could hardly wait for each session to begin. I’m so looking forward to any additional course offerings taught by her.
— Tahirah, New York, New York
“This course was insightful, powerful, engaging, and transformative.”
This course was insightful, powerful, engaging, and transformative. Adriana is an incredible teacher, breaking down and building up a collective understanding of plant remedies, rituals, connecting with higher consciousness, and overall wellbeing. The structure of the course was easy to follow, super clear, and an enjoyable pace. Would definitely recommend!
— Lindsay, Burlington, Vermont
“I 100% loved this course and would take it again and again!”
I 100% loved this course and would take it again and again! Adriana, please consider doing more courses or workshops — your knowledge and wisdom must be shared! You are truly gifted and learning from you is pure joy!
— Bayan Shaheen
“I am truly grateful for these offerings and such an informed and engaged guide.”
Adriana Ayales was an amazing, engaging, and informative teacher. I loved all the lessons, and am enjoying making banya aqua de Flores, and other cleansing practices and rituals, enjoying plants shared as medicines for amazing aspects. I am truly grateful for these offerings and such an informed and engaged guide.
— Sonja, Muskoka, Canada
Join the Global Community
Cosmic Herbalism offers some of the most transformational online teachings available, within a thriving global community of learning and practice.
Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices Adriana Ayales will share in this powerful training.
You’ll be part of an international community that’s on the leading edge of a global movement of people manifesting a world grounded in principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Adriana Ayales
Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from herbalist Adriana Ayales, founder of Anima Mundi Herbals, from the comfort of your own home. Each class includes a livestreaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to address dis-ease of the body, mind, and spirit with healing preparations you make from your own garden (or what’s readily available from local apothecaries or online sources). Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 9:00am Pacific.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the digital video will be available for you to stream in a high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to stream. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Cosmic Herbalism Bonus Collection
- Herbalism Ebook Package:
- Herbalism Package Part 1: Rainbow Latte Ebook
PDF Ebook by Adriana Ayales
- Herbalism Package Part 2: The Astrology of Herbs
PDF Ebook by Adriana Ayales
- Herbalism Package Part 1: Rainbow Latte Ebook
- 50% Discount on The Herbal Astrology Oracle From Anima Mundi Apothecary
55-Card Deck & Guidebook by Adriana Ayales, Illustrated by Josephine Klerks
- The Intersection of Indigenous & Green Witch World Views
Video Dialogue With Adriana Ayales & Robin Rose Bennett
- 20% Discount to Anima Mundi Apothecary
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Cosmic Herbalism Online Training
We feel honored that Adriana Ayales has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with a herbalist, writer, and founder of Anima Mundi Herbals whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
If you’re serious about learning how to heal yourself with herbal remedies you make yourself, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!
Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Cosmic Herbalism — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form on or before December 6, 2022 and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.
More Praise for Adriana Ayales…
“Adriana Ayales... seamlessly integrates a lifetime of classical herbal training into modern Western culture.”
Medical herbalist, curandera [healer], author, educator, businesswoman, and mother, Adriana Ayales is one of the rare teachers who seamlessly integrates a lifetime of classical herbal training into modern Western culture. A highly articulate teacher, she presents the ancient knowledge of plant medicine with a clarity that draws from scientific medicine, years of clinical practice, and the magical realms of the psyche.
— David Crow, author, herbalist, educator, and founder of Floracopeia
“Adriana is a true alchemist...”
Adriana is a true alchemist, weaving her deep roots and ancestral connection to plants with a masterful understanding of the medicine and gifts of the healing herbs. Her commitment as a healer is full of integrity and is visible in the way she honors the plants, the farms, and ecosystems where they grow, and the people she shares her knowledge and medicines with. I so appreciate the wisdom Adriana shares and her voice in the herbal community, and recommend her to anyone looking to learn about rainforest herbalism.
— Marysia Miernowska, herbalist, author, green witch, and director of the School of the Sacred Wild: Regenerative Healing for Earth & People
“What an incredible opportunity to join herbalist Adriana Ayales in this insightful and inspiring course.”
What an incredible opportunity to join herbalist Adriana Ayales in this insightful and inspiring course. Designed to lead one on a journey deep into the heart of herbs and empower others on their green path, Indigenous Plant Medicine brings together a host of wisdom keepers, herbalists, and healers to share their knowledge and love of plants with others.
— Rosemary Gladstar, world-renowned herbalist and educator
“Adriana opens a portal for healing for all people and the deep care of Gaia.”
Adriana is an inspirational leader, blending her training of Western herbalism with South American ancestral plants. She is authentic, the speaker of ancient wisdom, and creator of beautiful medicine. As a mother she is grounded in future care of her children. Adriana opens a portal for healing for all people and the deep care of Gaia.
— Pam Fischer, executive director and founder at Berkeley Herbal Center
“... a vibrant and passionate speaker, teacher, and translator for the abundant plant kingdom.”
[Adriana’s] upcoming course on Indigenous herbal medicines will be a treasure to partake in. Adriana is a wellspring of knowledge of both the scientific and magical properties of plant medicine and herbal wellness, and her teaching will no doubt reach anyone who joins at any level in their studies. She’s a vibrant and passionate speaker, teacher, and translator for the abundant plant kingdom.
— Leah Song, Rising Appalachia
“... a good and refreshing understanding of herbs.”
Adriana Ayales has a good and refreshing understanding of herbs and focuses on the botanical and healing properties of the herbs.
— Steven Maimes, author
About Adriana Ayales
Adriana Ayales is an author, educator, and rainforest herbalist from Costa Rica. She has extensively studied several healing traditions alongside master herbalists and Indigenous medicine peoples for more than a dozen years. From a young age, she was immersed in the fields of healing and herbalism, and devoted herself to learning from different ancient herbal traditions.
Adriana founded Anima Mundi, a popular apothecary and herbal medicine facility in Brooklyn, New York, that crafts medicines sourced from organic and ethical farms, wildcrafters, and Indigenous peoples around the world. Adriana, who has written two books, Healing Tonics and Adaptogens: Herbs for Longevity and Everyday Wellness, resides in Costa Rica, where she was born and raised.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.
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— Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts
Q: Can I still benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can stream the recordings and download the transcripts of all course sessions, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage with the full community and leaders in our private online community group.
Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, for those who otherwise would not be able to enroll at the regular rate. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is December 6, 2022. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Qualifying refunds will be processed within five business days and an email confirming the refund will be sent. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.