Leading Grassroots Healthcare Expert
David Crow, LAc
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Journey through the 9 interconnected physiological systems of the body — your power centers — and learn to heighten both their physical and spiritual capacity through a combination of herbal remedies and meditative practices.
Experience an approach to whole-body health that integrates the deep contemplative practices of the East with the natural, life-enhancing gifts of plants.
Would your experience of life be deeper and more inspiring if you truly understood what a profound miracle it is to be in a physical body that can see, breathe, speak, process information, hear, move, feel, heal...
... and perform all the functions that enable you to walk through the world and your precious days on this planet with good health and a sense of meaning?
According to a wide variety of ancient traditions, all of these physical abilities also have spiritual dimensions that enable your capacity as a human being to feel so much vaster than most people can possibly imagine.
What’s more, the same intelligence that allows humans to operate at such a magnificent level of intricacy, strength, understanding, and insight also exists in every aspect of nature and our cosmos.
Plant medicine pioneer David Crow calls the wisdom that flows through the powers of our bodies, all of nature, and the whole of the universe cosmological intelligence — and it’s what enables us to feel a mystical experience of unity with all that is.
David, who designed and is teaching The Shift Network’s first year-long certification program in Illuminated Herbalism, explains that our bodies have nine power centers — the brain, vision, breath, speech, metabolism, the glands, sexual vitality, protection (immunity), and the heart...
... each of which has enormous physical and spiritual capabilities that allow us to not only function, but thrive.
Your power of speech, for example, doesn’t just enable you to talk, express, and articulate your thoughts and feelings. It also gives you the ability to cultivate and influence your relationships and your karma... manifest and create through sound vibration... speak affirmations, mantras, and prayers... and understand yourself and others by listening both inwardly and outwardly.
David tells us that these nine powers are deeply interconnected, each one relying on the health of the others to run smoothly and effectively.
Join David in this highly transformative 12-week course, in which you’ll take a deep dive into all nine of the body centers and explore how you can supercharge their function using the combination of herbal remedies and their associated contemplative spiritual practices.
You’ll discover that when you couple specific meditations with specific herbs, the health of your power centers become more robust, both physically and spiritually.
You’ll also learn which medicinal plants will enhance and deepen your meditative practices.
During this expansive 3-month transformational journey, you’ll explore:
- The 9 physiological powers of the body and their spiritual dimensions
- How to improve your health using potent herbs that can supercharge the 9 powers of your body — and how these same herbs support various types of meditation
- The major categories of herbs, formulas, nutraceuticals, and natural therapies for each of the 9 powers
- A wide variety of contemplative practices that will potentize the herbs you learn about throughout the course
- The mystical wisdom that describes the physiological functions of your 9 centers as the manifestation of cosmological intelligence within you... as well as the basis of countless spiritual practices through history designed to sacralize the body and help you perceive its inherent divinity
- How the 9 powers are used in ancient yogic, alchemical, and Tantric spiritual practices
- Mystical lineages identified the cosmological powers as deities in the body and psyche
- Ways to understand and apply the essential meaning and purpose of esoteric teachings from distant times and cultures for contemporary spiritual purposes
- How to transform your ordinary perception of the body and its functions into recognition of its spiritual nature
- The mandalic relationships between the 9 powers
- Why knowledge of the psycho-spiritual dimensions of your being deepens your understanding of medicine, healing, and self-care
- And much more...
This health-enhancing course will be taught in three sections of four sessions each. The fourth session of each section is an integration session that will give you the opportunity to ask questions, share insights, and be guided by David in additional practices to help you further embody the material.
Using a vast repertoire of various methods, mystical traditions throughout the ages have developed diverse methods of studying, cultivating, worshiping, and activating the various spiritual powers inherent in the body and mind.
These practices, which often included preparations of herbal medicines, were used for healing and longevity, yet were also regarded as having the ability to accomplish something far more transcendent, wondrous, and meaningful — to sacralize the physical body, re-identify with our inherent divinity within...
... and transform and transport the mind from ordinary mundane realms of perception into dimensions of awakened consciousness.
David will guide you through the mystical teachings and practices of these body-based spirituality and wellness traditions, from which you can develop an immense reverence, meditative concentration, and appreciation for the miraculous processes of life.
In addition to learning which botanical remedies heal various parts of your body, you’ll cultivate an awareness that arises from a profound sense of freedom and genuine compassion...
... knowing that the physiological activities of your body are manifestations of an ancient cosmological intelligence — and that you’re part of the magnificent fabric of all existence.
How This 3-Month Transformational Journey Is Structured
In this 3-month journey, David will guide you through the fundamental knowledge, wisdom, herbs, and practices you’ll need to achieve and maintain a high level of health and wellbeing, while deepening your experience as a spiritual being.
Before and after the journey, you’ll fill out a survey that will take you into deeper levels of reflection that will ultimately provide greater insight into the scope of your transformation.
Three learning segments, each consisting of three classes followed by one hour-long integration session, will give you plenty of time to process and practice all the exercises to make sure you’ll be comfortable and confident with every step you take.
Nine 120-minute live video classes will include 90 minutes of faculty instruction and 30 minutes of live Q&A.
Three 60-minute Integration Sessions — You’ll be given opportunities for reflection and sharing in the full group, offering you space to share insights with each other, discuss where the process is working well, and where you could use some help.
66% off a downloadable course from The Shift Network library — David’s 7-module course, Tree Medicine: Create a Home Pharmacy of Potent Healing Oils, Flowers & Barks for Body, Mind & Spirit Wellness , has been hand-selected to complement what you will experience during this 3-month journey with David. In this life-enhancing program — yours for just $99 — David will share his wisdom about the power of tree medicine for your body, mind, and spirit.
Final Project (Optional)
Should you choose to do so, you can work on a final project that will help you take the wisdom you’ve received in the course out into the world.
What’s Different About This Course From Others David Has Taught?
What You’ll Discover in These 12 Weeks
In this 12-week transformational journey, David Crow will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to heighten both the physical and spiritual capacities of your nine body centers through a combination of herbal remedies and meditative practices.
Join the Livestream — or Stream Later to Watch at Your Convenience
You’ll connect with David and experience his teachings through livestreaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of David’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.
Weekly Sessions Tuesdays at 1:00pm Pacific
This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with David. 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 deeply understand how your body works in relation to your nine body centers — and the cosmological intelligence that runs through you, all of nature, and our cosmos.
Module 1: The Powers of the Brain for Profound Self-Awareness, Imagination, Memory & Concentration (March 7)
The human brain is one of nature’s most miraculous creations. Its neurological complexity is so vast, it surpasses our ability to comprehend.
Even more profound are the activities of the mind and consciousness that appear to be rooted in the brain’s functions... yet, according to David, actually may not be. This great mystery lies at the root of all the spiritual endeavors and practices that seek to understand who and why we are.
Of all the powers of the body, it’s the brain that gives you the unique ability to look inward, gain self-knowledge and self-awareness, and perceive the nature of reality. It bestows upon you the powers of imagination and visualization that allow you to re-envision and recreate yourself. And it gives you the powers of concentration, memory, and learning that are the basis of manifesting your life’s purpose.
Ancient meditative practices can increase the brain’s powers and functions. In this opening module, you’ll discover how when you use meditation in conjunction with classical medical systems, such as Ayurveda and the use of sophisticated herbal formulas, you potentize the herbs to further enhance your cognitive functions and slow the aging of your brain.
In this session, you’ll discover:
- How to develop awareness and appreciation of the brain’s miraculous powers and cosmological intelligence
- Ways to enhance cognition and activate the mystical functions of the brain as taught by Tantra and Taoism
- Classical herbal formulas such as Saraswati Churna, Brahmi Gritham and Anu Thailam from Ayurvedic medicine that develop higher levels of mental focus, clarity, and intelligence
- Simple methods of combining herbs, aromatics, breathing, and meditation for fast-acting effects on the brain and meditation
- The prana of the brain according to Ayurveda, and its link to yoga, meditation, and wellbeing
- Nootropic herbs such as bacopa and calamus and contemporary nutraceutical extracts, such as huperzine for protecting and enhancing your brain functions
Module 2: The Powers of Vision to Strengthen Your Eyes, Understand the True Nature of Reality & Evolve Your Spirituality (March 14)
Vision is our connection to light, but it also gives us the power of imagination, the ability to receive guidance from the subconscious, and the capacity to re-envision ourselves and manifest a different future.
The powers of vision are a web of functions that connect sunlight to the eyes and the eyes to the brain. It enables the human brain to function in ways that make you uniquely able to explore, perceive, and comprehend reality and evolve spiritually.
The powers of light and vision have long been recognized and used in mystical, meditative, and yogic traditions for extraordinary practices, such as lucid dreaming, seeing the otherworldly realms revealed by entheogenic plants, and giving birth to ourselves as deities in the imaginal realm of Tantric visualizations.
As with the powers of the brain, the traditions of herbal medicine offer a rich pharmacopeia for protecting and strengthening the eyes. As with all ancient medical systems, those herbs, formulas, and therapies have always been used not just to support physical health but to potentize the practices of inner alchemy. When combined with visualizations, the potency of herbal medicine magnifies their therapeutic benefits.
In this module, you’ll:
- Participate in simple practices to become aware of eyesight, light, and inner vision as divine expressions of cosmological intelligence in the body
- Learn spiritual and yogic exercises for developing your inner vision
- Discover unique herbs, such as medicinal fungi and Himalayan spikenard, to support your visualization and creative imagination
- Hear about herbs such as valerian and rose, herbal formulas such as triphala ghee, and nutraceuticals such as carotenoids and anthocyanosides — as well as natural therapies for strengthening your eyesight
- Be guided in visualization practices from Tantra and Taoism to consecrate and potentize herbs and formulas
- Develop your perception of Shen, the luminosity of presence, clarity, and spiritual qualities reflected in your eyes
Module 3: The Powers of the Breath for Improved Respiratory Function & Enhanced Meditative States (March 21)
We all start life with an inhalation, and end with an exhalation. Between those two breaths, the continual flow of respiratory prana keeps the body alive. And we are always one breath away from the next world.
Of all the physiological powers of the body, the breath has been the most recognized — and used — as a doorway into meditative states. Control of the breath is synonymous with control of the mind stream, and vice versa.
Countless practices in yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda, and Taoist alchemy use the breath for gaining some degree of direct influence over the mind and body. Even if you’re not able to enter the most profound states of samadhi described by the ancient scriptures, you may be able to quickly gain great health benefits with minimal effort.
The breath is also the easiest doorway into the ecological spirituality of recognizing your biological unity with other beings, as all living things are breathing together.
In this class, you’ll explore:
- Ways to recognize and increase awareness of the spiritual dimensions of the breath — and its connections with the powers of the voice, heart, brain, and immunity
- Meditations that illuminate and enhance the connections between the breath, the biosphere, plants, and other breathing beings
- Ancient Ayurvedic herbal formulas, such as Agasthya Rasayana, to strengthen your respiratory system and deepen your breathing meditations
- How to use breathing meditations to potentize herbal medicines
- Methods for combining breathing practices, essential oils (such as frankincense), and visualizations for immediate relaxation and stress reduction
- How to use aromatic herbs such as yerba santa and expectorant herbs such as mullein, along with nutraceuticals and natural treatments to support the power of your breath
Integration Session One (March 28)
David will help you activate the interconnected powers of the brain, vision, and breath to enhance cognitive and meditative clarity.
Module 4: The Powers of Speech for Heightened Communication & Self-Expression (April 4)
Speech gives you the powers of expression and communication, which are the basis of relationships, karma, manifestation, and accomplishments.
Paranormal qualities of magnetism, enchantment, and healing are attributed to those whose voices have unique qualities.
The powers of speech are linked in profound and mysterious ways to the powers of the breath, the powers of the brain, and the powers of the heart. Understanding these connections gives you greater insight and control over your speech and its effects in both the inner world of your consciousness and in the outer world.
The powers of speech have long been deified. Mantras, for example, are the manifestation of specific deities in acoustic and vibratory form. Mantric practices and herbal medicines have been closely related, using herbs to potentize the power of mantras, and using mantras to potentize the power of medicines.
In this session, you’ll discover:
- How to recognize your voice as an expression of cosmological intelligence
- Simple yogic methods to use in combination with herbs such as licorice, thyme and, galangal, to strengthen your voice and develop its spiritual qualities
- Aromatherapy meditations to coordinate your brain, heart, and breath for clarity and power of speech
- Herbs such as blue vervain, and aromatic oils such as sandalwood for immediate stress reduction that supports harmonious communication
- How the voice is mantra, how mantras are deities, and how the vibratory power of words become manifested
- Herbs, such as tulsi, that potentize mantras and prayers... and how mantras and prayers potentize herbs
Module 5: The Powers of Metabolism for Improved Digestion, Immunity & Clarity of Mind (April 11)
All forms of life exist by metabolizing sunlight.
The sun and fire are two of the most powerful and universal of all the archetypes in the human psyche, taking countless forms as gods, goddesses, deities, symbols, and mythologies. Every ancient culture from Greece to India and China to the Americas used fire for worship and purification in ceremonies and rituals.
In Ayurveda, the deities of sun and fire manifest in our digestive and metabolic heat. In yoga and Tantra, we find the fire of Kundalini. In Taoist, Arabic, and European traditions, we find the fires of alchemy — transmuting the outer and inner elements.
The powers of metabolism are complex, subtle, and mysterious, with intimate relationships — not just with the processes of digestion, assimilation, and elimination, but also with the light of the spirit, the clarity of the mind, the powers of the brain, eyes, and vision, the strength of immunological resistance, the regulation of the endocrine system’s glands, and the vitality of the reproductive essences.
By learning how to recognize the spiritual dimensions of metabolism, you can not only burn away residues of the past lingering in the body and mind, you can also develop a direct and intimate relationship with the presence of the sacred and divine in everyday life.
In this module, you’ll learn:
- The spiritual dimensions of metabolism — how to experience ordinary processes of your body as the inner fire of solar light
- How to recognize and harmonize the 5 primary forms of metabolic fire — and their psycho-spiritual functions according to Ayurveda
- Ways to purify and strengthen your mental and emotional metabolism using meditation combined with herbal medicines, such as aromatic spices and essential oils that are rich in solar energy
- How to transform the use of herbs and food into an intimate relationship with Agni, the body deity of metabolic fire
- Alchemical meditations on inner fire for removing mental, emotional, and karmic negativity
Module 6: The Powers of the Glands to Increase the Function of Your Endocrine & Chakra Systems (April 18)
The endocrine system is a mandala of miraculous functions, which can accurately be described as the intelligence of nature regulating every aspect of your body and mind.
It’s not surprising that the primary glands have been linked to centers of mystical energy and power — the chakras of the dormant subtle nervous system. But what relevance does endocrinology or the chakras have for your daily life and spiritual journey? And how can you use the knowledge of these systems in a meaningful way to deepen your wisdom and insight?
Like many mystical practices that have come to us from distant times and cultures, there are important pearls of wisdom mixed with confusing teachings and unrealistic claims. Our challenge in the modern age is to extract what is essential and meaningful, and apply it in ways that are beneficial for our spiritual growth.
By studying both the ancient roots of the chakra system and the modern understanding of the endocrine system, you may discover that you don’t need to replicate intensive mystical practices from a thousand years ago to recognize the divine and sacred powers of Creation functioning inside you in every moment.
In this class, you’ll explore:
- How to recognize cosmological intelligence in the functions and influences of the endocrine system in your body and mind
- Meditations, visualizations, and the use of herbs, such as ginseng and maca, to connect with the miraculous cosmological intelligence of the endocrine glands
- The relationship between the endocrine system and chakras
- The differences between the modern “biopsychology” system of chakras and the ancient “hidden body” system, and how to use the essence of both for meaningful and effective meditation
- How herbs and aromatics could be correlated with chakras and their functions
- The primary categories of botanical medicines that can be used for the physical and spiritual aspects of the endocrine system, such as pituitary and thyroid regulators, adrenal trophorestoratives, and others
Integration Session Two (April 25)
David will help you activate the interconnected powers of the speech and breath to strengthen personal expression and manifestation... and activate the interconnected powers of metabolism and endocrine system to improve vitality and balance biorhythms.
Module 7: The Powers of Sexual Vitality for Greater Happiness, Fertility, Longevity & Illumination (May 2)
According to Tibetan embryology, at the moment of conception, the blue essence of the space-like formless consciousness of the incarnating mind merges into the union of the father’s white essence and mother’s red essence.
These essences, which are distilled from sunlight, moonlight, and nutrition in the human body, can accurately be described as the most primordial and intimate of all expressions of Creation — giving birth to itself in infinite forms.
It’s not surprising that the powers of sexual vitality have been deified since the dawn of humanity as the countless gods and goddesses of fertility and virility found in every culture.
The powers of sexual vitality are crucial for your health and happiness, but they’re actually far more subtle and profound than the physical reproductive fluids of youthful childbearing years. The red and white essences of your parents are the genetic basis of your body, mind, and karmas, living inside you like energetic echoes of ancestral lineages flowing back in time.
These essences are also the basis of longevity, spiritual fulfillment, realization, and illumination. The powers of sexual vitality are intimately related to the powers of the brain, endocrine glands, metabolic fire, and heart.
In this class, you’ll learn:
- The cosmological origins of sexual essences and vitality in your body
- How to strengthen the related powers of sexual vitality, immunity, longevity, and manifestation
- Cultivation, transmutation, and rejuvenation of essences in Taoist and Tantric sexual yogas
- Herbal meditations to link the body mandala of sexual vitality, brain, heart, metabolic fire, and endocrine systems
- How to enhance sexual vitality and romantic love with sacred anointing perfumes
- How to use unique testosteronic aphrodisiac herbs, such as Anacyclus and Chlorophytum
Module 8: The Powers of Protection to Reduce Infections in Your Organs & Cultivate Immunity From Evil Spirits, Negative Influences & Misfortune (May 9)
Classical Asian medical systems have developed sophisticated concepts and practical knowledge of the human immune system. In Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines especially, large pharmacopeias of herbs, formulas, and therapies were used to enhance the protective powers of the skin, lungs, digestive system, and other organs vulnerable to infection and disturbances from elemental influences.
These ancient methods have become increasingly popular and necessary, as modern society has discovered the value of immune-boosting herbs and nutraceuticals for protection, treatment, and recovery from increasingly virulent microbes and our exhaustion from chronic stress.
In ancient times, fortifying the immune system with herbs was generally done in conjunction with spiritual practices — specifically invocations of protective deities. These deities were invited to reside in the body to protect the Qi of the organs against stress and trauma. They were visualized like body armor to ward off diseases and negativity.
Tantric ceremonies, performed both outwardly and inwardly, created mandalic fields of energetic protection against evil spirits, negative influences of ancestors, malefic influences of the elements, bad luck, and misfortune.
Integrating the two traditions of medicine and meditation, herbal formulas were blessed using the invoked powers of protective deities for treating inflammation, pain, and epidemics.
In this module, you’ll learn how to:
- Perceive the functions of immunity as expressions of nature’s evolutionary intelligence in the body
- Combine meditation and herbs to activate your body’s mandala of protective power
- Understand the relationships between immunity, powers of the breath, metabolic fire, heart, glands, and essences of sexual vitality
- Potentize the immune system by understanding the wrathful protective deities of Tantra and Taoism
- Safely use strong immune system stimulant herbs, such as andrographis and echinacea, along with nutraceuticals and natural therapies to support both the physical and spiritual dimensions of immunity and protection
- Use visualization, mantra, affirmation, intention, and prayer to potentize immune-boosting herbs and herbal formulas
Module 9: The Powers of the Heart to Enhance Your Qualities of Love, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence, Wisdom & Intuition (May 16)
Our incarnation in this life is measured in heartbeats, which are the pulsations that carry our thoughts in waves.
Many classical medical systems and mystical lineages believe that a treasure box of subtle energy appears around the newly forming heart of the human embryo before its first beat, slowly encapsulating the omniscient consciousness that has incarnated into form. At the time of death, this treasure box opens to release the consciousness residing in the heart back into the universe.
Countless teachings about the mystical dimensions of the heart have come from virtually every religion, faith, discipline, and meditation lineage because the heart is the most direct link to our innermost self. It’s said that when the heart chakra opens, all the other chakras fall into it — and that the heart is not actually in the body, but the body is in the heart. The heart is where Spirit becomes infused in the body and resides.
When you keep your attention close to your heart, you become blessed with its spiritual qualities of love, empathy, and compassion for yourself and others. You also enhance your emotional intelligence, cognition, wisdom, equanimity, and intuition — and cultivate the courage to be sensitive and receptive to life even when you’re surrounded by pain and confusion.
In this closing session, you’ll:
- Explore Taoist teachings on the heart as the residence of Shen, luminous spirit
- Listen to your heartbeat as a supreme form of self-nurturing
- Discover how to activate the body mandala of the heart by combining herbs with visualization to ignite the links between your heartbeat, brain, breath, speech, sexual vitality, and mind
- Learn how to develop and manifest the inherent spiritual qualities of the heart by combining heart-centered meditations with Shen-activating herbs, such as unique species of reishi, and floral essential oils
- Examine the life span, its karmas, and its potential, from the first to last heartbeat
- Discover herbs such as albizzia and linden flowers, and herbal formulas such as the “Celestial Emperor’s Heart Supplementing Elixir” to support tranquility and clarity in your heart
Integration Session Three (May 23)
David will help you activate the interconnected powers of sexual vitality, immune protection, and the heart for greater immunity and emotional wellbeing.
The Body’s 9 Power Centers Bonus Offering
In addition to David’s transformative 12-week virtual course, you’ll receive this special bonus offering to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Exploring Nondual Awareness
Video Teaching With David Crow
According to David, states of nondual awareness have been reported universally in all of the world’s religions and mystical traditions. In this class, you’ll explore the history and the numerous definitions of nondual awareness and its profound effects on your transforming consciousness and sense of self. You’ll learn about the relevance of nondual awareness to your spiritual practice and goals — and the interface between the mind and body. You’ll also learn how to integrate body-based meditation with the principles of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine to discover a biological form of spirituality... and experience simple Vipassana meditation practices that reveal the biological unity of the body and nature.
Register by February 18 to claim this bonus before it expires.
Exploring Spiritual Goals
Video Teaching With David Crow
What are we trying to achieve when we do spiritual practices? This profound class is an inquiry into the question, “What is enlightenment?” You’ll discover how spiritual goals have changed over thousands of years across many different cultures. You’ll explore the three historical stages of Buddhism and their influence on the concept of spiritual goals. You’ll discover the “four aims of life” according to Vedic philosophy... the spiritual goals of Vipassana meditation... and what Samsara and Nirvana mean according to various classical translations. David will also share about desire, attachment, and grasping as the roots of suffering, confronting mortality and its effects on our spiritual motivation, and much more.
Register by February 26 to claim this bonus before it expires.
Exploring the Interface Between Mind & Body
Video Teaching With David Crow
Understanding the interface between mind and body has profound implications and applications for both healing and spiritual practice. In this powerful class , you’ll explore the close relationship between healing and meditation. You’ll look at the system of the “five interwoven bodies” in the Veda as a way of understanding the body/mind interface. David will guide you in a simple meditation practice from Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen to explore the body/mind interface. You’ll learn the role of body-based meditation to understand body sensations as the interface of the mind and body... how focusing the mind on the body/mind interface increases core vitality and healing power... and much more.
Register by March 3 to claim this bonus before it expires.
Chinese Herbal Tonic Revisit
Audio Dialogue With David Crow & Dr. Zee Lo
In herbal medicine, an herbal tonic is used to help restore, tone, and invigorate systems in the body, and promote general health and wellbeing. An herbal tonic is a solution or other preparation made from specially selected herbs. In this audio dialogue from The Shift Network’s Plant Medicine Summit between David and Dr. Zee Lo — doctor of Oriental medicine, and the CEO and founder of TCM Online University — you’ll explore the cultural habits and alchemy of Chinese tonics. You’ll examine their effectiveness, as well as the possible side effects that can result from using them on a regular basis.
Herbal Supplier Discount Package
David’s extensive knowledge of plant medicine comes with years of experience in selecting the best suppliers for his formulas. As part of your participation in this course, you’ll receive 10% savings on purchases made from three of David’s recommended herbal suppliers below. No purchase is required for the course, and you’re not required to use products from these particular brands. You may use whatever products you wish as you move through this program.
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“As always, David Crow has a wealth of knowledge to impart to his students.”
I have taken quite a few courses from David Crow through The Shift Network. As always, David has a wealth of knowledge to impart to his students. I have learned so much from David to use in my everyday life.
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This course exceeded my expectations. David Crow is an amazing teacher with his lectures and the added information he provides to ensure that we understand and have the resources available. I appreciate the multidimensional and spiritual, energetic aspects of the healing properties of the herbs and oils, and how he explains that.
— Marsha, Michigan
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I have taken several of David’s courses and have never been disappointed in any of them. The amount of information I receive has been very helpful for me and my practice.
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“His courses and guidance have had a profoundly positive effect on my life.”
David Crow has an amazing range of knowledge about herbs, tree medicine, essential oils, and Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of healing. His courses are chock-full of information through lectures, monographs, and detailed handouts. I’ve also benefited from his one-on-one consultations, in which he encourages me to participate in my own healing by safely experimenting with herbs until I find the right combinations that soothe and heal. His courses and guidance have had a profoundly positive effect on my life.
— Nancy Simonds, East Windsor, Connecticut
“[David] has accumulated a lifetime of knowledge and experience to share, and he does so in a manner that is sensitive and understandable.”
I will not hesitate to take another course from David Crow in the future. He has accumulated a lifetime of knowledge and experience to share, and he does so in a manner that is sensitive and understandable. Every week, my curiosity was piqued to learn more and he offered the resources for me to do so. There is a vast wealth of information here and my study will continue through the additional resources he has provided.
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Join the Global Community
Body’s 9 Power Centers 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 David Crow will share in this powerful training.
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Here’s What You’ll Receive
Nine 120-Minute Class and Three 60-Minute Integration Sessions With David Crow
Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from world-renowned plant medicine pioneer David Crow, a leading grassroots healthcare expert — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a livestreaming video option and will guide you through your nine body centers so you can heighten both their physical and spiritual capacity through a combination of herbal remedies and meditative practices. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 1:00pm Pacific.
Twelve Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the digital video will be available for you to download or 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.
Twelve Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in a high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Twelve 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 Body’s 9 Power Centers Bonus Offering
- Exploring Nondual Awareness
Video Teaching With David Crow
- Exploring Spiritual Goals
Video Teaching With David Crow
- Exploring the Interface Between Mind & Body
Video Teaching With David Crow
- Chinese Herbal Tonic Revisit
Audio Dialogue With David Crow & Dr. Zee Lo
- Herbal Supplier Discount Package
10% Discount at Banyan Botanicals
10% Discount at Herbalist & Alchemist
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An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Online Training, Body’s 9 Power Centers
We feel honored that David Crow 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 world-renowned plant medicine pioneer and leading grassroots healthcare expert whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
If you’re serious about living a robust life — physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually — by combining herbal medicine and spiritual practices, 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 your own evolution, 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 An Herbalist’s Journey Through the Body’s 9 Power Centers — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form on or before March 21, 2023 and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.
More Praise for David Crow...
— Krista Holland, Shift Faculty and Sacred Drummer: “David’s Teachings Are Set Into a Mature Spiritual Foundation”
— Karen Wang Diggs, Celebrated Author and Chef: “I Know Whatever Information David Choose to Disseminate Is Well-Researched and Substantiated by Science”
“... respect and reverence for the traditions.”
David makes the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Tibetan medicine relevant to our times, without compromising his respect and reverence for the traditions.
— Robert Thurman, American Buddhist writer and academic
“... a clear and articulate teacher of deep herbal wisdom.”
David is a clear and articulate teacher of deep herbal wisdom. Steeped in the ancient arts, he also has his finger on the pulse of the most current research. Time spent with David is time well spent!
— Dr. Marc Halpern, President of the California College of Ayurveda
“[David’s] knowledge of botanical medicine is unsurpassed...”
David is well-traveled and weaves traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medical wisdom together with modern scientific research and his own clinical experience. His knowledge of botanical medicine is unsurpassed — and grounded in an appreciation and love of the natural world that he brings to all his courses and topics.
— Dr. Jill Stansbury, naturopathic physician, Associate Professor of Botanical Medicine, and Medical Director
“[David’s] courses and classes are a treasure trove of information and knowledge.”
With a shared love of aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and gardening, I regard him as one of the experts and teachers from whom I’ve learned the most, and from whom I continue to learn. David’s writings are inspiring, his essential oils are divine, and his courses and classes are a treasure trove of information and knowledge.
— Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG), medicinal herbalist
“... shares practical ways to help you bring his teachings into your daily life.”
David Crow is a gifted teacher, practitioner, and author who has a deep understanding of how essential oils, herbs, and Traditional Chinese Medicine can enhance health and improve our lives. David’s educational programs are comprehensive, yet easily understood — and he shares practical ways to help you bring his teachings into your daily life.
— David Winston, RH(AHG), author of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief
About David Crow
David Crow, LAc, is a master herbalist, aromatherapist, and acupuncturist with more than 30 years of experience. An expert in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, he is one of the world’s foremost authorities and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. David has presented his vision of grassroots healthcare, preservation of botanical medicines, and the use of plants for ecological restoration to hundreds of audiences, including an internationally broadcast discussion with the Dalai Lama.
David is a renowned author, a poet, and the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures. Floracopeia was created as a way to preserve and promote the use of botanical medicines as solutions to numerous interrelated global problems, such as lack of healthcare, poverty, environmental destruction, and loss of ethnobotanical knowledge.
He has given numerous keynote speeches, taught at conferences and colleges of naturopathic, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine, and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs. He has published in several magazines, and his book, In Search of the Medicine Buddha, has been translated into three foreign editions. David travels and teaches throughout the world. Through his visionary synthesis of medicine, ecology, and spirituality, he has helped transform the lives of thousands.
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.
“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
— Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts
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 March 21, 2023. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.