About The School
The Wild Temple School of Yoga + Herbal Wisdom brings depth and foundational wisdom handed down thousands of years from the hands and hearts of the Sages. It is a school for both the beginner as well as the seasoned practitioner.
All of our programs address lifestyle, physical practice, the mind, the heart, ancient wisdom, earth connection and healing. Rooted in the practice of yoga and meditation, each program weaves in herbal wisdom with some programs offering a bigger emphasis on plant medicines and herbalism.
Through the variety of programs at The Wild Temple practitioners can gain a 100, 200, & 500-hour yoga teacher training certification through Yoga Alliance. However, our school is first and foremost dedicated to self transformation, empowerment and reclaiming the sacred in earthly connections through Tantra & Vitalist Herbalism: The People’s Medicine.
For those on the path of a teacher, it also offers the practicum, theory, skills and certification for students to become a registered teacher through the International Registry of Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level.
Retreats and Study Abroad!
A most unique aspect of this school is that it is a traveling school, offering programs abroad and out on the field in beautiful places that aid in the transformational aspect of our teachings:
- Summer River rafting trips are offered to alleviate fear, access power and the wild of nature. Students gain experience with plant communication in field trips as well as participate in and plant identification studies.
- Studying abroad in India offers a deeper insight into Tantra & the Goddess, healing temples, wildlife sanctuaries and spice farms.
- Immersions in the Spring and Summer at Mt. Shasta & Yosemite National Park give students access to their own ability to transform perception and emotional baggage with meditation and plant medicines.
- Visits to Terra Flora Gardens, the home of the Flower Essence Society, offers students of The Wild Temple private tours and an insider’s peek into the magic of Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz.
The Birth Story:
The weaving of yoga, herbs, energy healing and Ayurveda began as an 18-month immersion studies program in 2008, led by teachers of Sri Vidya Tantra, Brooke Sullivan and Daisy Marquis.
Called the Shanti School, we facilitated practitioners into their own healing first, while giving them the tools to be able to tend to others. The focus of the Shanti School, which is still running in Asheville, NC is transformational healing. Each immersion program offers hands on skills that cross pollinates a few wisdom traditions including yoga, Ayurveda, bana reiki, herbalism and flower essence therapy – all under the canopy of Sri Vidya Tantra, the “right handed path” of Tantra.
Sri Vidya means “knowledge, learning, lore, or science.” It is a path of Tantric studies that leads to a direct experience of the self as pure consciousness.
The Move to California:
In 2012, guided in meditation and plant dream communications, Brooke and her family decided to move back to her birthplace of Northern California.
As Brooke moved west, the landscape changed and the program shifted to meet both her and her community’s needs. Landing at the California College of Ayurveda, where the first of the programs ran and grew for 2 years, Brooke’s portion of The
Shanti Program evolved from The Shanti School to The 5 Spokes of a 500- hour YTT called The Wild Temple.