The Wild Temple School of Yoga + Herbal Wisdom offers herbal certification courses in Grass Valley, California and sometimes in 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: 


Grassroots Intro to Herbalism (56hr) – Level 1

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 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: Integrative Herbalism 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

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Integrative Herbalism (224hr) – Level 2

Integrative Herbalism (formerly known as Community Herbalist), is a 224 hour course spanning 4 months designed for those who want to go beyond the basics with their herbal education. With a strong basis in the Ayurvedic approach to herbs, each class will focus on the anatomy and physiology of the different body systems, the states of imbalance and disease that affect those systems, and how to use herbs to aid in the healing process. This course will have a balance of formal class time and hands-on learning time making medicine, studying botany, performing diagnosis, and deepening our relationships with the plants. Upon completion, students will have a strong understanding of the following concepts:

  • The Ayurvedic approach to herbs & healing

  • Anatomy & physiology of the body systems

  • Herbal and natural disease management

  • Responsible herbalism

  • Deep connection with the spirit of the plants

  • Botany and plant identification

  • Flower Essences

  • Herbal medicine making

  • Herbal medicine formulation

To participate in this class, a foundational understanding of herbal medicine is required. This can be obtained through our Level 1 course: Grassroots Herbalism (see above). We also accept students who have taken equivalent foundational herbalism courses. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Amy at 530-559-8185 for an interview.
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Clinical Herbalist – Level 3

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.

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About the Teachers

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.


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.