The Wild Temple School of Yoga + Herbal Wisdom offers annual herbal certification programs in Grass Valley, California & Asheville, North Carolina. All of our herbal immersions are based in botany, the latest research in science, the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda, and the delicious experience of plant spirit communication. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after reading below: 



Course Overview

The Grassroots level one program will guide people toward taking back their health using the timeless wisdom of the plants.

In this introductory series, we will spend many hours doing hands-on, experiential work with the plants. Students will learn herbal safety, how to identify plants for wildcrafting, many herbal remedies, and medicine making techniques.

Whether your intention is to heal yourself or help your family and community, this class provides a solid foundation for your herbal education and how to incorporate herbal medicine into your life. At the heart of all of The Wild Temple programs, we believe natural healing with herbs, yoga, flower essences and homeopathy is a natural right that is empowering for our own healing and transformation. Weather permitting, classes will be held either in the field, working with plants, or in our beautiful Wild Temple School space in the heart of downtown Grass Valley, Northern California. A perfect weekend getaway for city folk and Bay dwellers! Students will learn to enjoy the bounties of the earth with respect and reverence, bask in the the green and gold of our locale, as well as will learn how to apply herbal knowledge for radical self care and healthy family living.

This course is a “seed” immersion that covers the basics, leading one to be prepared for our Level 2 program: Community Herbalist Course and our Level 3 program: Clinical Herbalist. 

Upon completion, students will become certified as Grassroots Herbalists from The Wild Temple School of Yoga & Herbal Wisdom.

Class Topics:

  • History of Herbalism

  • Energy Anatomy Overview

  • Plant Actions + Energetics

  • Intro to Ayurveda

  • Digestion as a Foundation of Health

  • Herbs for: Urinary, Heart, Digestive, Generative, & Immune System Health

  • Medicine Making: Aqueous + Alcohol Extracts, Teas, Tinctures, Churnas, Oils + Syrups

  • Intro to Flower Essences

  • Intro to Aromatherapy

Upcoming Classes

Grassroots EAST Intro to Herbalism 56hr.
Location: Sacred Mountain Sanctuary in Asheville, NC
Dates: April 12 – June 7, 2018 Thursdays 9:30 – 3:30 
Tuition: $675 ($175 deposit due with registration)

Grassroots WEST Intro to Herbalism 56hr.
Location: The Wild Temple School of Yoga + Herbal Wisdom in Grass Valley, CA
Dates: Every other weekend April – May 2018 10 – 5pm: April 7 + 8, April 21 + 22, May 5 + 6, May 19 + 20
Tuition: $675 ($175 deposit due with registration)



Program Overview

This module will take the herbal education to a deeper level. With a strong basis in the Ayurvedic approach to herbs, each class will focus on the different systems of the body, the diseases, and states of imbalance that affect it, and how to use herbs to assist in healing. The Community Herbalist Program is for those who want to take their herbal knowledge to a serious level. Students must be ready to absorb a lot of information! Classes will include more advanced medicine making techniques and additional aspects of natural healing.

In order to join this class, a strong foundational education is required. Students must have taken the Grassroots Herbalism Level 1 course with us or an equivalent course.


Mondays from 10 am – 4 pm

July 31 – December 4, 2018

*no classes on September 4 or October 9


 $1,795 – Early Bird – Due by July 17, 2017

$1,995 – Due in full by September 25, 2017

$200 deposit is due upon acceptance and holds your space in the program.

You will need to set aside approximately $50 for additional optional materials during the program.


An interview is required to be accepted. 

If you believe that you already have the Level 1 foundation and are interested in Level 2, be prepared to speak to your former education during the interview.

To schedule an interview, please contact Amy at 530-559-8185.

To register click here.



Program Overview

This program will prepare students for working with clients on a professional level. Students will experience working with clients under the guidance of professional herbalists. Different approaches and perspectives will be provided so that students will be able to find their own style and what they would like to offer to the world. We will also discuss business and marketing strategies and what it means to be a professional herbalist in this world.

Schedule, price, and application information for 2018 TBA 



Grassroots West: Amy Branum

Amy Branum is an herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and flower essence therapist. She holds a bachelors degree in Biology, a graduate degree from the California College of Ayurveda, and has been working with herbal medicine for 15+ years. Amy has also developed and provided herbal remedies to people around the US through her body care company Boutique Botanika. Amy currently teaches herbal classes and has a clinical practice, Lasya Wellness & Vitality, in Nevada City, CA.


Grassroots East: Daisy Marquis

Daisy Marquis has been facilitating growth in awareness and vibrant health for students and clients in the Asheville area for 20 years, through yoga, energy healing, meditation, and holistic herbalism. Her special focus is Subtle Herbalism, exploring the deeper dynamics between the natural world and humanity, particularly the power plants have to assist us in becoming ever more awake, aware, conscious and responsible citizens of Earth. Daisy lives with her family in Black Mountain and teaches through the Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism and The Wild Temple.