With Plant Medicine Pioneer
David Crow, LAc
6-month Training Starts
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Receive advanced insights, practices and teachings for experiencing the profound benefits of medicinal plants for your health, wellbeing, longevity and spiritual transformation.

Become initiated into a new and synergistic relationship with the plant kingdom — and discover how to work with plants as multidimensional allies for your body, emotions, mind and soul.

In your quest for overcoming illness, increasing energy, experiencing greater happiness or even growing spiritually, the fact is that plants are one of the most powerful allies you can possibly find.

In the modern West, we’ve been raised to think of plants in a mechanistic way — at best, they’re nourishment for our bodies or beauty for our gardens.

But the truth is that we’re completely dependent on plants just to survive. Plants are actually conscious, sentient life forms connected in complex and mysterious ways to the health of our bodies and minds.

Plants can heal disease, clear our minds, cleanse toxins and open us to higher consciousness. They can rebalance our emotions, release our addictions and expand our vision.

When you relate to plants with curiosity, humility and reverence, they can teach you a great deal about yourself, sacred living and your connection with others.

This is likely not news to you. You’ve probably long suspected there is much more to understand about plants, evolution and your relationship with the natural world.

You may be fascinated by systems of natural medicine like Ayurveda, Chinese wisdom and working with herbs.

You may be curious about the ways that essential oils, flowers and herbs affect your moods and shift your consciousness.

The challenge though, is that a new-paradigm relationship with plants can take a lifetime of study in many disciplines — from botany and medicine to sacred traditions and spiritual practices.

Rather than trying to sift through all this information on your own, what if you could take a 6-month, virtual journey with a master guide who has spent decades being initiated into the practical, medical, psychological and spiritual powers of plants ?

Such a guide can navigate you through the hype and misinformation you are sure to encounter. Science tends to view the esoteric healing lore of plants with skepticism, preferring the cold, clinical certainty of pharmaceutical drugs. On the other side, every major botanical tradition that holds great wisdom also has blind spots and knowledge gaps.

Imagine a virtual apprenticeship with one of the most respected teachers on the planet — a wise sage at the forefront of experimentation and practice with 30 years of clinical study behind him. David Crow, LAc, founder of the highly-respected Floracopeia, is one of today’s greatest synthesizers of wisdom lineages regarding plants. He not only has studied and assimilated the research, he’s spent decades immersing himself in the ancient healing arts and has committed his life to passionately sharing how others can safely benefits from the power of plants.

And now he can accelerate your learning and open a whole new world, one that empowers you to better heal and nourish your body, mind and soul — and help your loved ones do the same.

In the Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution Intensive, David will share precise insights about using a wide array of plants — from medicinal mushrooms to flowering herbs — for healing, cleansing, longevity, cognitive functioning, meditation and much more.

David has journeyed deep into Chinese and Ayurvedic traditions. He’s learned from masters the world over and synthesized what really works into 16 sessions in which you’ll discover the full spectrum of the powers of medicinal plants — from clearing your mind to detoxing your body to liberating your soul.

Applying his clear insights and practices, you’ll see the plant kingdom with new eyes and experience life in a more multidimensional way. Each plant, herb and flower is a pathway into a deeper relationship with your body, mind and soul — and thus, a portal to spiritual awakening.

If you choose to take this journey with David, you’ll experience a profound new understanding of medicinal plants that links your biology, ecology, the growth of your consciousness and a felt sense of connection with all of life.

This new relationship with plants is ultimately a transformational journey in which you become intimately interconnected with the intelligence of nature in a grounded, earthy and sustainable way.

As you experience your biological unity with the plant kingdom, your consciousness opens to a new understanding of medicinal herbs, aromatherapy, meditation and spirituality. This powerful experiences can manifest in many ways, from the herb gardens you grow to your use of essential oils.

By understanding plants in a multidimensional way, you open up a deeper cosmological view and a more dynamic relationship with the life force of the universe. You cultivate more prana or chi. You harmonize your bodily systems. You heal old traumas.

You can envision this new relationship with the plant kingdom in terms of growing new and deeper roots for embodied living. This strengthened root system allows you to weather metaphorical storms, droughts and other life challenges — from health crises to aging to the loss of loved ones.

Becoming more grounded emotionally and spiritually through our relationship with plants has collective benefits as well. A deeper awareness of our biological relationship with plants will result in a healthier culture.

Put simply, reconnecting with plants reestablishes our relationship with the ground of being.

Our planet is in ecological crisis in part because we have come to view ourselves as separate and “above” nature, causing us to be destructive and wasteful, not to mention unhealthy and unhappy.

The Value of a Master Guide

There is perhaps no better guide for this journey into a new paradigm of relating to the plant kingdom than David Crow, who unifies wisdom from many streams of healing practices into a coherent understanding.

For more than 30 years he’s pioneered a path that’s about harnessing the power of plants to infuse more intelligence in your body, mind and soul — giving you a more organic wisdom and sustainable connection with life.

David will show you how to relate more deeply with medicinal plants for rejuvenation, cleansing and awakening.

He’ll draw from strands as diverse as Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and essential oils to shift the foundation of how you relate to plants — from seeing them as mechanistic objects to wise, sentient allies.

You’ll receive a profound understanding of working with medicinal plants, food plants, flowers, mushrooms, aromatic ceremonial plants and essential oils as a doorway into understanding health, spirituality and true wellness.

You’ll learn about detoxifiers, adaptogens, anti-inflammatories, cognitive enhancers, pain relievers, longevity enhancers, and sacred plants for opening meditative consciousness.

David will balance high-level theoretical and spiritual insights alongside specific remedies and protocols that you can put into practice in your life immediately. You’ll learn how to eat more healthfully and joyfully in a way that really nourishes your body. You’ll discover specific therapeutic herbs, plant essences and oils that can rebuild your energy and clarify your focus.

In every class, you’ll gain important practical information about medicinal plants that can be applied for physical and emotional balance.

And you’ll also engage a paradigm shift toward real reverence for plants, which is the beginning of a sacred relationship with nature.

Ultimately, this program offers a gateway to ecological spirituality — the antidote for the destruction and suffering we’re causing for ourselves and all life on Earth.

During this 6-month program, you’ll:

  • Use common herbs to treat ailments in a less invasive and non-toxic way
  • Learn how to use spices, teas, elixirs and aromatic culinary herbs to strengthen your digestion, respiration and immune system
  • Develop daily and periodic detoxification practices from the toxins that accumulate in you over time based on essential oils, spiritual practices and natural therapies
  • Receive insights into principles of rejuvenation and energy rebalancing in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to experience greater peace, vitality and ease
  • Understand adaptogens and the therapeutic applications of tonifying roots
  • Use plants to support your entire being by learning the 4 levels of using herbs in Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine, from medical to spiritual
  • Apply the powerful anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating properties of reishi, the “mushroom of immortality
  • Learn which plants support mental function, enhance memory, improve concentration and prevent neurodegeneration
  • Develop new ways to work with energy, consciousness and healing
  • Discover the differences between the molecular intelligence of medicinal plants and pharmaceutical drugs to support you with your choices for your health
  • Receive clear instructions for how to combine meditation and herbal therapies for effective pain management
  • Understand stress, anxiety and depression according to Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, and how to apply plant remedies in a proper way that rebalances emotions
  • Learn how to foster deep, rejuvenating sleep through herbs
  • Discover classical meditation methods, such as Vipassana, for cultivating ecological spirituality
  • Apply ancient sacred scents such as frankincense, myrrh and sandalwood in a way that opens your spiritual awareness to deeper states
  • Understand how to use major herbs and essential oils with anti-aging properties
  • Apply plants to issues regarding sexuality and erotic fulfillment
  • Develop discernment of the internal healer — the awareness about what to eat, what to avoid and which products to use

This program is appropriate for anyone intrigued by the healing and evolutionary benefits of botanical medicine for their personal use as well as professionals in any discipline who work with herbs, plants, oils or energy.

This course will draw from David’s more than 30 years of studying the healing powers of plants in various cultures with many gifted teachers — from the shamanic traditions of the Amazon to the alchemical mysteries of the Himalayas to the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.

Begin your journey with this unique offering of knowledge, information and insights that are deeply enriching and practical.

What You’ll Discover in These 6 Months

Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

In this 6-month transformational intensive, David will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to work with medicinal plants for support in your health, wellness and spiritual evolution.

Each LIVE training session will build harmoniously upon the next so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to explore and practice spiritual and medical uses of the botanical pharmacopeia.

There will be 3 classes per month for 6 months, skipping one week per month to provide an opportunity to deepen the material learned in the previous weeks.

Sessions 1 & 2: Humble Healers
Medicinal Plants for Digestive & Respiratory Power (November 9 & 16)

There are many simple herbs and spices that have highly effective therapeutic powers for preventing and treating common digestive and respiratory conditions. Many of these are widely available as fresh culinary herbs, and many can be easily grown in gardens and windowsills.

These humble healers have well-documented antimicrobial, antioxidant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing powers, but are mild and safe to consume on a daily basis by almost everyone. Knowing how to use these medicinal plants helps individuals and families to medically empower themselves by increasing overall wellbeing and treating countless common ailments without needing to resort to stronger and more toxic medications.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • Principles of strengthening digestion in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine
  • How to improve common digestive problems with herbs
  • Principles of respiratory health in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine
  • How to treat common respiratory problems with herbs and essential oils
  • The relationship between digestive and respiratory health
  • How aromatic culinary herbs can assist in digestive problems and clear the lungs
  • Important spices for daily immune enhancement
  • The most effective herbal teas, syrups and elixirs
  • Sources and reviews of products

Sessions 3 & 4: Botanical Purification:
Medicinal Plants for Detoxification of Body & Mind (November 30 & December 14)

Plants detoxify the biosphere of the Earth, and many medicinal plants are highly effective for detoxifying the inner biosphere of the human body — something that pharmaceutical drugs cannot do. As the levels of environmental toxicity rise, associated health challenges are multiplying and increasing in seriousness, making the purifying powers of plants even more valuable and necessary. Detoxification, whether from environmental poisons or from toxic addictions, has profound implications for removing the obstacles to health, happiness and fulfillment, and plays an important role in our individual and collective spiritual evolution.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • Concepts of toxicity and detoxification in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine
  • A deeper perspective on trauma, addiction, detoxification and spiritual evolution
  • How to apply spiritual detoxification practices from traditional cultures
  • Principles and guidelines for safe and effective detoxification
  • How to identify types of toxins, their sources and their effects on the body
  • Insights into microbial infections and detoxification to support your health
  • How to use herbs, essential oils, spiritual practices and natural therapies for detoxification and withdrawal
  • Simple practices for nutrition, kitchen medicine and daily detox

Session 5: The Path of Rejuvenation
Herbs & Therapies for Nourishing Vitality & Strengthening Immunity (December 21)

Just as pharmaceutical drugs cannot detoxify the increasing burden of toxicity in the body, they are also incapable of replenishing the body’s nutrients and increasing true vitality. Classical medical systems such as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine offer sophisticated and systematic approaches for rejuvenating the body and mind. Using nurturing therapies and medicinal plants rich in nutritive compounds, we can restore strong immunity, overcome fatigue and increase the length, quality and enjoyment of life.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • Soma, ojas, rasayana and principles of rejuvenation in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine
  • Rasayana preparations for nourishing the body and restoring vitality
  • Integrating meditation and spiritual practices with botanical therapies
  • Rejuvenative foods and foods to avoid
  • How to integrate spiritual practices into rejuvenation therapy

Session 6: Roots of Power
Adaptogenic Roots for Vitality & Longevity (December 28)

At the center of rejuvenation therapies we find medicinal plants with adaptogenic powers. The roots of these plants offer unique restorative powers that balance and strengthen the immune, endocrine and neurological systems. While generally safe, nontoxic and easy to use, the use of these roots and the preparations made from them requires the knowledge of who, when and how to use them for maximum benefits.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The spiritual attributes and therapeutic applications of tonifying roots
  • When to use and when to avoid adaptogenic roots
  • Therapeutic actions and health benefits of adaptogens
  • Tonic preparations in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine
  • Sources and reviews of herbal products

Session 7: The Mushroom of Immortality
Medicinal Fungi (January 11)

Since antiquity, medicinal fungi have held a highly esteemed place in Chinese medicine. Reputed to support spiritual practices, give long life and enhance wisdom, these medicines have been considered elixirs of the sages that can benefit everyone. Modern research confirms the powerful anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating properties of these fungi, while modern production and extracting methods now offer a wide range of excellent preparations and products to support health and wellbeing.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The history and healing powers of reishi, cordiceps and other important species
  • Biological unity: the outer and inner biological functions of fungi
  • The anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulating and longevity powers of reishi
  • The immune, vitality and endurance enhancing powers of cordiceps
  • Major therapeutic actions and health uses of medicinal fungi
  • Individual constitutions, potential side effects and interactions
  • About the best preparation methods and products

Session 8: Clear Mind
Medicinal Plants for Enhancing Cognitive Function (January 18)

Cognitive function is the foundation for all success and accomplishment, whether it is our work in the world or our inner spiritual development. Stress, nutrient deficiencies, environmental toxins, medications and normal aging are only a few of the many influences that weaken and damage healthy brain function. Throughout time, plants that support mental functions, enhance memory and improve concentration have been regarded as having a unique and special place in the botanical pharmacopeia for supporting mental wellbeing and nourishing spiritual evolution.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • Concepts of mind, concentration, memory and cognitive function in yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine
  • Modern understanding of cognitive decline and neurodegeneration
  • Primary cognitive disorders and causative factors
  • Major herbs and essential oils that support concentration and memory
  • How to integrate meditation practices into herbal therapy for enhanced cognitive and brain function
  • The benefits and drawback of stimulants

Sessions 9 & 10: Compassionate Healers
Medicinal Plants for Pacifying Pain & Inflammation (January 25 & February 8)

Pain and inflammation are the great obstacles to fulfilling the aims of life. When one has been freed from pain by the powers of medicinal plants, a profound appreciation for the benevolence and healing compassion of nature’s remedies arises. The pharmacopeia of pain relieving and anti-inflammatory herbs is vast and requires knowledge to use correctly, but with a few simple, safe and easily available species, even complex and chronic medical conditions can be benefitted and resolved.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The connection between pain and spiritual evolution
  • Types of pain according to Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine
  • The safe uses of the most important anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and analgesic herbs for specific body systems
  • Important but little known herbs for pain and inflammation
  • Integrated botanical therapies for menstrual, digestive and arthritic pain, headaches and fibromyalgia
  • Herbal preparations including medicated oils, liniments, plaster and other methods
  • How to combine meditation and herbal therapies for pain management
  • Potential herb/drug interactions
  • Sources and reviews of products

Sessions 11 & 12: The Journey to Happiness
Medicinal Plants for Counteracting Stress, Anxiety & Depression (February 15 & 22)

We live in an age of widespread unhappiness, caused by a multitude of social, economic, environmental and spiritual factors. Many of these forms of suffering require an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to fully resolve, but medicinal plants offer strong support to help counteract stress, calm the mind and emotions and uplift moods. When integrated with meditation and other practices, herbal medicine can transform the suffering of the mind into a path of spiritual evolution.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • Types of anxiety and depression according to Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine
  • Concepts of Shen disturbances in Chinese medicine and Prana Vata in Ayurveda
  • Concepts of emotional disturbances and psychological disorders from indigenous cultures and shamanic traditions
  • About stress, anxiety, depression and spiritual evolution
  • How to rebalance endocrine and neurological functions
  • Uses and misuses of antidepressant herbs such as St. John’s wort, kava kava and others
  • Important but little-known herbs for depression and anxiety
  • Uses of important essential oils for antidepressant and anxiolytic functions
  • How to combine spiritual practices and herbal therapies for counteracting stress, anxiety and depression

Session 13: Ambassadors of Peace (March 8)

Sleep is essential for the healing of every illness. There are many sleep disorders that affect people of different ages and constitutions, but they can all be benefitted to various degrees by the plants that bring peace to the body, mind and emotions. Whether it is balancing blood sugar, nourishing exhausted adrenal glands, relaxing tense muscles or restoring a tired nervous system, many different plants can be used as allies to produce deep rejuvenating sleep.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The connection between sleep, dreams and spiritual evolution
  • The primary types of insomnia and sleep disorders, and how to treat them
  • The source of sleep disorders according to Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine
  • Approaches to calming the spirit and pacifying Vata
  • Categories of nervine herbs according to body systems
  • The right use and misuse of relaxant herbs
  • Unique and little-known herbs and essential oils for insomnia and restlessness
  • Which dietary factors influence sleep
  • How to combine meditation and spiritual practices with herbal treatment of sleep disorders
  • Adjunct therapies for sleep
  • Reviews and sources for herbal products

Session 14: Soma
Herbs, Elixirs & Therapies for Deepening Contemplative & Yogic Practices (March 15)

The highest goal of classical Asian medical systems is a long healthy life leading to spiritual illumination and fulfillment. Traditionally, many medicinal plants and therapies have been used for supporting meditative and yogic practices: some feed the brain and enhance the nutrient essences of ojas and soma, some warm the muscles and circulation and protect from injury, some sharpen the mind and concentration, some produce euphoric relaxation. These therapeutic powers are not only beneficial for those engaged in contemplative endeavors, but also enhance the wellbeing of everyone.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • What “soma” is and the relationship with meditation
  • How to use sacred scents for ritual and ceremony
  • Which essential oils enhance pranayama
  • About attars for marmas and the process of anointing
  • Herbal care of muscles and joints for yoga practitioners
  • Important herbs for supporting the respiratory and neurological systems
  • About nasyas: nasal medications for calming and focusing the mind
  • Unique herbs and preparations used with meditation, mantra and yoga
  • About dietary guidelines
  • Correlations between chakras, herbs and essential oils
  • Sources and reviews of herbal products
  • Liniments, salves and medicated oils for muscles and joints

Session 15: Sacred Scents
The Spiritual & Medical Uses of Precious Resins & Sacred Trees (March 22)

Aromatic plants have been used by humans since time immemorial, as fragrant offerings in rituals and ceremonies and medicines for the mind and body. This group of plants rightly deserves the title of “sacred scents,” so widespread and ancient is their use for spiritual endeavors. In addition to being found throughout the world in temples, mosques, churches, pagodas and holy places of every religion, they are also great botanical medicines, known to both traditional healers and now discovered by modern scientific research. Their use in our homes can play an important role in preventing illness, enhancing mental and emotional wellbeing and supporting our spiritual practices.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • Frankincense
    • Its uses for ritual and ceremony
    • Mood enhancing effects on consciousness
    • Anti-inflammatory powers of resin and oils
    • Boswelic acids and autoimmune inflammation
    • Applications for skin care
    • Frankincense and myrrh in traditional liniments for injury
    • Frankincense gum for dental care
  • Myrrh
    • Antiseptic powers for respiratory and oral infections
    • Recipes for dental care
  • Sandalwood
    • Sacred anointing oil for meditation
    • Skin care uses
    • Meditation incense recipes
  • Agarwood
    • Meditation incense
    • Antidepressant and antianxiety effects
    • Spiritual perfume
  • The wish-fulfilling powers of the sacred scents

Session 16 & 17: Botanical Elders
Medicinal Plants for Aging Gracefully (March 29 & April 12)

Aging brings a multitude of physiological changes, many of them unpleasant. As we get older, medicinal plants play an increasingly important role in slowing the aging process and counteracting symptoms without toxic medications; in many cases it is possible to reverse chronic conditions we did not have the knowledge, resources or ability to resolve earlier in life. As we develop a deeper relationship with healing plants in our elder years, we find a new appreciation and sensitivity to the healing powers of nature that they contain, leading us to our own unique understanding of ecological spirituality.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • More about aging and spiritual evolution
  • Concepts of aging in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine
  • Modern understanding of physiological changes and challenges of aging
  • Major herbs and essential oils for antioxidant and anti-aging powers
  • Herbal protocols for comfortable menopause, prostate health, bone, joint and dental health
  • Sources and reviews of products

Session 18: Botanica Erotica
Medicinal Plants for Enhancing Romance & Intimacy (April 19)

Diminishment of libido and disturbances of sexual functions are sources of suffering and obstacles to intimacy and expression of romantic passions. Classical medical systems as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine place great emphasis on protecting and rejuvenating sexual vitality, not only for romantic and erotic fulfillment, but also for general health and wellbeing. Medicinal plants offer many forms of nourishment that revitalize, energize and enhance sexual functions without unwanted side effects, but knowledge and understanding of the plants and the spiritual dimensions of sexuality are needed to avoid unwanted side effects.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • Shukra and jing: concepts of essence in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine
  • How to support glandular health
  • About vajikarana and aphrodisiac therapies
  • How to nourish the blood
  • Insights on male and female tonics and elixirs
  • About exotic perfumes and intoxicating aromas
  • Uses and misuses of aphrodisiac herbs
  • Sources and reviews of products
  • Meditation and spiritual practices for enhancing romance and intimacy

The Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution Intensive Bonus Collection

In addition to David’s transformative 6-month online training, you’ll also receive these powerful training sessions and bonus materials. These bonus sessions complement the course — and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

20% Discount From Floracopeia Store

As part of your participation in the course, you’ll receive a 20% savings on any purchases you’d like to make from David’s Floracopeia online store. Floracopeia was established to provide the highest quality aromatic treasures and health education, support ecological agriculture, and promote traditional plant-based knowledge. You can find amazing essential oils and flower essences that will promote your health, vitality and spiritual opening.

Note: no purchase is required for the course. In addition, it is not required to use Floracopeia products. You may use whatever products you’d like to use for your training.

Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution
Audio Interview With David Crow

One of the world’s foremost experts on healing with plants, David will explore the vital role that medicinal plants can play in solving numerous global crises, including cost-effective non-toxic healthcare, economic upliftment and poverty eradication, ecological balancing and restoration, and the preservation of traditional spiritual cultures. You will learn about the biological unity between plants and humans, the increasing need for plant-based medical systems in a toxic world, and how this awareness can reawaken humanity’s ancient ecological spirituality.

The Upsides & Downsides of Stimulants
Video With David Crow

This video presentation will give an overview of different classes and categories of herbal and nutraceutical stimulants. It will differentiate and compare the overlapping functions of stimulants, adaptogens, tonics, aphrodisiacs and nootropics, and explore how to maximize their benefits and minimize unwanted effects.

Well-known favorites will be covered including coffee, tea, yerba mate, guarana and cacao, as well as lesser-known exotic species appreciated by aficionados and traditional users in diverse cultures.

The positive and negative actions of stimulants will be considered from the viewpoint of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and treatment protocols given for stimulant dependencies and depletion syndromes commonly seen in holistic clinics.

Consultation Email With David Crow

In addition to the live class instruction and Q&A time, David will be giving you his personal email address so you can ask follow-up questions that may not have been answered in the sessions. This greater level of access is a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge and growth. This is an integral part of your course experience where you’ll have the opportunity to receive deep, personal guidance on specific issues directly from David.

And when you register by
Midnight Pacific on Thursday, October 26,
you’ll receive this additional bonus gift:

Natural Approaches to Dental Health
Video Class With David Crow

This very important video will present an overview of dental challenges frequently encountered but often overlooked in holistic clinical practice and their prevention and treatment with natural methods, including common sources of dental toxins, the underlying physiology of dental pathologies and their treatment, and the review of traditional and contemporary natural methods for treatment, prevention and complementary therapies.

What Graduates of Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution Intensive are Saying...

“Remarkable and essential class for health and spiritual evolution”

I am so grateful The Shift Network hosted such a remarkable and essential class for health and spiritual evolution. I think David was darn gutsy so much of the time. He is very responsible to a worldwide audience, yet, so clear about what to be cautious about... Thank you again and again!
— Diane Greenberg, Marin County, California

“Thank you for making this course possible”

My testimonial is simple: if you think you know herbs, then you need to take this course with David Crow to certify that belief. I got such a broader knowledge of herbs from taking this course, that I wondered what I thought I knew prior. I have been in herb euphoria for 6 months and don’t know how I will maintain now that the course has ended. Oh, yes I do! I will review all of the information I have received over the course of 6 months. And I am so looking forward to doing just that. Thank you for making this course possible.
— Vernel, St. Louis, Missouri

“Within two months, I had never felt better!”

I have suffered from stomach distress for as long as I can remember. There was never any firm diagnosis and I was prescribed a medication for which there was no long-term data... After only the first class with David, I was able to apply what I learned, began creating some appropriate herbal teas, and within a few weeks I had permanently discontinued the medication. Within two months, I had never felt better!
— Connie Weaver, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

“It has changed the way I see”

David’s course made a profoundly positive impression on me. It has changed the way I see, feel, and experience the world around me. To be reminded that pharmaceuticals have only been popular for the last 50 years strengthens my faith in nature and in those who wisely understand and practice using what nature has been offering since before time began.
— Bonnie M Bristow, Ardmore, Pennsylvania

“I intend to use everything I have learned for the rest of my life”

I have learned so much from this course and am so grateful to David for sharing his immense knowledge and wisdom. I particularly appreciated how interwoven everything was — the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of herbs — and both eastern and western approaches to taking them. I intend to use everything I have learned for the rest of my life. Wonderful!
— Charlotte, Hampshire, United Kingdom

“Anyone with interest in plants as medicine could gain something”

David is a gifted teacher and the material he covered is vast, anyone with interest in plants as medicine could gain something from his classes. I will refer to my notes often for my health and others I may help with the knowledge he provided in this course. I am grateful for his integrity, it means a lot to me.
— Laura, Alberta Canada

“I have built a greater understanding of how we are all connected”

This course has changed how I see and look at myself and my relationship with the intelligence of all life forms in my environment. I have built a greater understanding of how we are all connected. Thank you with gratitude, David. Thank you for contributing to my transformation.
— Anonymous

“I looked forward each week to David’s teachings”

I looked forward each week to David’s teachings. He brought such depth, expansiveness, understanding and spirituality in the usage of herbs, essential oils, and their effectiveness.
— Anonymous

“The information was extensive and life-changing”

The course was thorough, with a thoughtful and methodical approach. The information was extensive and life-changing. I look forward to accessing the resources over and over again.
— Deborah, Ridgway, Pennsylvania

“Do this course”

Do this course. It will only clarify for you the meaning of life on this planet.
— Dia, Chicago, Illinois

Join the Global Community

The Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution Intensive not only offers some of the most advanced online botanical teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to integrate advanced practices with medicinal plants into your life.

This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart, and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Eighteen 90-minute Class Sessions With David Crow

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn from botanical medicine pioneer David Crow — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session helps you create the specific skills and abilities to strengthen your relationship with the natural world. These sessions are pre-recorded lectures followed by David leading LIVE Q&A sessions to answer your questions. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

Eighteen Audio Recordings of Class Sessions

After each class, the audio will be available to you to download in high quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.

Eighteen PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions

In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Eighteen 30 — minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Session

After each lesson, 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.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution Intensive Bonus Collection

  • 20% Discount From Floracopeia Store
  • Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution
    Audio Interview With David Crow
  • The Upsides & Downsides of Stimulants
    Video With David Crow
  • Consultation Email With David Crow

    And when you register by
    Midnight Pacific on Thursday, October 26,
    you’ll receive this additional bonus gift:

  • Natural Approaches to Dental Health
    Video Class With David Crow

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution Intensive

We feel honored David Crow has chosen to partner with The Shift Network on this exclusive 6-month in-depth online training. This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a skilled and masterful herbalist and plant medicine expert.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars). You’ll also be able to benefit from David’s incredible teachings and practices, from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!

If you’re serious about deepening your access to plant medicine and botanicals and live in a more harmonious way with yourself and others, 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.

6 payments of
$179
1 payment of
$997

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Medicinal Plants and Spiritual Evolution Intensive with David Crow — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please contact our friendly Support Team on or before November 30th, 2017 and we’ll happily issue you a refund.

More Praise for David Crow...

“My body and mind are growing more responsive”

My relationship with plants and oils has grown more personal and my body and mind are growing more responsive to the subtleties of their medicine. I also understand the importance from learning from someone whose own prana and energy is clear and radiant... I’m grateful for David Crow and his wisdom and for The Shift Network for making this wisdom available.
— Tala Ra, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“I could listen to David every day!”

David’s knowledge of the plants, herbs and oils was truly extraordinary not just from a physical and medical standpoint, but the spiritual qualities of the plants as well. His enthusiasm for his subject matter was contagious and he truly wanted all of us to appreciate and understand how to incorporate this into our lives on an ongoing basis... I could listen to David every day!
— JoAnne Niden , Scottsdale, Arizona

“An entire pharmacopeia that can inform and support you”

I finished this course with an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of herbs. From the most practical use to the highly spiritual. David takes the time to thoughtfully respond to the questions of every student. You also leave with an entire pharmacopeia that can inform and support you throughout your entire life.
— Alaine , Draper, Utah

“Fascinating and useful”

David Crow was an incredibly knowledgeable teacher! I appreciated learning from his perspective about the vast amount of wisdom we as humans stand to gain from the plant world. Fascinating and useful for the rest of my days on Earth.
— Lisa Young , Westlake Village, California

“I felt this course was amazing!”

I felt this course was amazing! There was so much course content and David Crow was so knowledgeable. I loved the way he integrated the Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western approaches, as well as the detailed monographs of each herb. He also knew how to work with all types of students. He is an excellent teacher. I now have great resource materials that I trust and value.
— Francine Haydon , Cincinnati, Ohio

“A new way of nurturing myself!”

This course has opened my awareness to a new way of nurturing myself! David has given us tools to understand and explore medicinal plants in a safe way, but also with the understanding that we pay attention to how each plant affects us.
— Aruna , Aptos, California

“Profound and consciousness-expanding”

My relationship and awareness [of plant life] has changed significantly in a way that is spiritual and awe-inspiring. This has been one of the most profound and consciousness-expanding courses I have ever taken.
— Beverly Kune , Santa Fe, New Mexico

“My 84-year-old mom was blown away”

My 84 year-old mom was blown away and listened to four lectures. My sister read through the transcripts. I hope to continue with another class, and/or start some personal study of the many topics presented.
— Connie, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“The connection of the moon and sun with the plants... WOW!”

I’ve always had a connection with plants, and people thought I was unique. Learning about the connection of the moon and sun with the plants, then incorporating the meditation, WOW!!!
— Carmen, Waukesha, Wisconsin

“Shows me the way for my own deepening”

To know David Crow’s depth of connection with the plant world shows me the way for my own deepening in the blessing that is offered to all of us through the plant kingdom.
— Willow Winddancing , Pine, Arizona

About David Crow

David Crow, LAc, is one of the world’s foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. He is a master herbalist, aromatherapist and acupuncturist with over 30 years experience and is an expert in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems. David is a renowned author, a poet and is the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures. Floracopeia was created as a way to help preserve and promote the use of botanical medicines as solutions to solving numerous interrelated global problems: lack of healthcare, poverty, environmental destruction and loss of ethnobotanical knowledge.

David has presented his vision of grassroots healthcare, preservation of botanical medicines and the use of plants for ecological restoration to hundreds of audiences, ranging from small private groups to conferences and lecture halls to a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama broadcast internationally to millions of viewers. He has given numerous keynote speeches, taught at conferences and colleges of naturopathic, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, and been interviewed on numerous radio programs. His articles and excerpts from his book have been published in several magazines, and 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 is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.

I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t 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, MA

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.

Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities 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, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What is 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 November 30th, 2017. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.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 a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

6 payments of
$179
1 payment of
$997