With Herbalist and Founder of Anima Mundi Herbals
Adriana Ayales

New 5-Week Live Video Training Starts
Monday, December 7, 2020
 

Prepare powerful plant remedies and learn about curanderismo rituals to help heal dis-ease, connect with your higher consciousness, and enjoy expanded wellbeing.

 

Rarely in our contemporary Western culture are we taken under the wise wing of an elder to learn the healing customs and practices of our heritage — to stay healthy, safe, happy, and strong.

These days, we’re more likely to be fed conflicting information about our lineages, our body’s systems, and our health. We may be confused about what to believe and how to approach our wellbeing. 

Embedded in Indigeonous communities around the world is a shared wisdom about surviving and thriving in everyday life... as well as in times of crisis, turmoil, or danger.

WIthin these ancient and still vibrantly alive traditions is curanderismo — or shamanism.

From a very early age, Costa Rican herbalist Adriana Ayales was guided by her grandmother, in this age-old tradition, to connect with the spirit world and the spirit of nature.

And, as she grew older, she developed a passion for communicating and collaborating with plants to bring healing to herself — and others.

Join Adriana in a unique 5-week exploration of the medicine of plants, rituals, and ceremonies of this healing tradition... from the point of view of a true rainforest curandera.

You’ll learn ancient practices and remedies for purification, protection, and strengthened immunity, and to raise your vibration, dispel negativity, help heal dis-ease, and reconnect to your spirit.

The Power of Indigenous Plant Medicine

Along with her dynamic presence, Adriana is an expert in techniques for healing both acute and chronic issues with specific ancient plant medicine practices, recipes, rituals, and ceremonies, which she’ll share with you throughout this life-enhancing program...

... all designed to keep you grounded, balanced, and revitalized as you reconnect with Spirit and nature.

Drawing on the wisdom of her ancestors and her old-soul energy, Adriana will help you develop your own home pharmacy with plants you can grow — and show you how to prepare plant medicinals to heal your whole being... mind, body, and spirit.

You’ll learn the way of curanderismo — a tradition held by a web of healers who prepare and use holistic methods for diagnosing and treating disease — so you can support your healing, detoxing, purifying, and space-clearing through potent rituals and ceremonies used time and again, generation after generation.

When you ritualize your life with these ancient practices and Indigenous plants, herbs, flowers, and fungi, you’ll move into a greater state of health and wellbeing — to live a more grounded life... physically, emotionally, and energetically.

You’ll develop the power to care for yourself and alleviate physical ailments by maintaining a healthy gut, keeping your emotions balanced, regularly cleansing the spaces around you, and eliminating toxins. Adriana will also guide you to explore your subconscious mind and higher consciousness.

She’ll teach you how to reconnect with the natural intelligence of plants so you can achieve greater physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.

 

 

 

In this 5-week program, Adriana will be joining us from her home in Costa Rica, where she’ll share:

 
  • What exactly curanderismo is
  • An in-depth understanding of Yerberismothe shamanic approach to healing with plants
  • The origins of dis-ease on an energetic and archetypal level
  • Spirit tools, used by curanderos, for setting up an altar or sacred space — and ways to clear spaces, internally and externally
  • How to use the power of Indigenous plant rituals for protection, immunity, and purification — to clear energy, nourish the mind and body, and boost the spirit
  • Traditional rainforest plants as well as superfood recipes and medicinal bath rituals... for immunity and spiritual resilience
  • Ways to create your own herbal bundles for smoke cleansing using easily accessible flowers and herbs that contain powerful energetic and physical properties
  • How to prepare herbal beauty enhancers such as Banos Florales, facial spritzers, and natural botanical oils, lotions, and liniments
  • Herbs and foods that address emotional ailments, including anxiety, anger, exhaustion, a broken heart, insomnia, depression, envy, and more
  • Wisdom about the subconscious, the pineal gland, and the third eye
  • Visionary and ceremonial herbs for meditation, lucid dreaming, divination, and reaching higher states of consciousness
 
 

In Indigenous Plant Medicine & Rituals From the Rainforest, you’ll find comfort in knowing such teachings are available to you, and that you can trust the plant world (and yourself) to keep you walking the path toward a strong sense of wellbeing... no matter the fear and confusion you may be facing in these dramatic times.

What You’ll Discover in These 5 Weeks

In this 5-week transformational intensive, Adriana will guide you to use medicinal plants and curanderismo ceremonies for an expanded state of wellbeing.

The Power of Live Streaming Video

 
 

You’ll connect with Adriana and experience her teachings through live streaming video via any connected device. This connection will be easy to use and will enhance the impact of Adriana's transmissions. Or you can listen audio-only by phone.

(Can’t make it live? No worries! After each class, the video and audio recordings will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format at your convenience.)

Course Sessions Mondays at 11:00am Pacific.
 

This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, and experiential practices with Adriana. 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 for cultivating wellbeing... the curanderismo way.

Module 1: Indigenous Medicine — The Healing Cosmology of Curanderismo (December 7)

 

To curanderos, there’s no distinction between nature and humans. Like many native medicine peoples around the world, curanderos believe that the origin of disease and imbalances is energetic... as is the healing process. Energetic diagnostics is a key element within curanderismo to uncover the origin of a disease.

In this opening class, you’ll discover the varieties of curanderos — Hierberas, Parteras, Sobadores, Huesera, and more — and explore how they diagnose imbalances. Adriana will share about classic diagnostic techniques... and how plants, flowers, fungi, and resins can be used for rebalancing.

You’ll dive deep into herbs classically found in a shaman’s toolkit for limpias — cleansing rituals and ceremonies for protection. Adriana will also offer key recipes and techniques for making protective ritual tools, such as Agua de Florida, to clear spaces and the energetic field.

In this first session, you’ll discover:

  • What exactly curanderismo is
  • Diagnosis, treatment, limpias, plants, and spiritual tools for rituals
  • An understanding of the energetics of diagnostics according to curanderos
  • How to set up a sacred space to give and receive treatment
  • Key medicinal herbs used by curanderos for energetic cleansing
  • How to recognize patterns of illness and energetic imbalances within yourself and others 
  • What limpias are — and the different kinds that are used in healing rituals
  • Protective herbs, flowers, fungi, and key tools for altars and healing spaces
 

Module 2: Plants of Power, Protection & Immunity — Protecting Your Immune System the Shaman’s Way (December 14)

 

In curanderismo, the immune system is considered one of the central aspects of our spiritual protective field. Maintaining health isn’t only for longevity... it also inhibits dis-ease altogether.

In this module, Adriana will introduce you to specific rainforest plants used in curanderismo for grounding, protection, and immune strength. You’ll learn about exotic and classic rainforest plants that have been used for millennia as antivirals and antimicrobials.

During this class, you’ll discover:

  • An understanding of the immune system according to Indigenous peoples, including its energetic and physical anatomy, and how it’s wired to your emotions and spirit
  • Traditional rainforest plants used since ancient times to protect and boost the immune system
  • How to make nutrient-dense superfood recipes for immune strength and spirit resilience
  • Protective plants to ward off evil spirits and hexes
  • Medicinal bath rituals for immune strength and spiritual connection
 

Module 3: Ancient Plants & Rituals for Beauty, Rejuvenation & Longevity (January 4)

 

The meaning of beauty to native peoples is different from what we perceive in Western society. Since time immemorial, our ancestors have been in pursuit of longevity and rejuvenation. Many traditions around the world have revered the power of beauty — with a myriad of rituals to cultivate beauty from the inside out.

Medical research confirms that the rainforest contains a plethora of “beautifying” plants to support these ancestral beauty rituals for deep rejuvenation. In this session, Adriana will reveal herbs and rituals for deep self-care — focusing on the skin, hair, muscles, and joints.

In this module, you’ll explore:

  • The meaning of beauty according to the ancients
  • The anatomy of rejuvenation — and self-care traditions and techniques to support it
  • Cultural and medical uses of key master herbs for inner and outer beauty
  • Rainforest recipes and rituals for mind and body rejuvenation
  • How to prepare herbal beauty enhancers, such as Banos Florales, facial spritzers, and natural botanical oils, lotions, and liniments
 

Module 4: Spiritual Nutrition — Plants, Foods & Dietas for the Digestive System & Emotional Body (January 11)

 

In curanderismo, a dieta is a prescribed diet to cleanse the emotions and mind and realign the body. Curanderos assign particular herbs and foods to patients to advance the body’s healing, and to cleanse the spirit before embarking on a visionary quest.

In this session, you’ll learn about the particular plants used for dietas... and to receive healing wisdom for one’s own life.

To many native traditions around the world, the gut and digestive system were seen as the core of our emotional body. And through the intake of particular plants and foods, we facilitate emotional purging and physical detox.

You’ll learn about:

  • The microbiome and the gut
  • How the gut and your emotional body are connected, according to curanderismo and backed by medical discoveries
  • Shamanic therapies, such as platicas — prayers and rituals of purification to release unwanted emotions
  • Herbs and foods that address emotional ailments, including anxiety, anger, exhaustion, a broken heart, insomnia, depression, envy, and more
  • Foods and purification rites for toxic elimination, clarity, and balance
 

Module 5: Plants for the Mind, the Pineal Gland & Higher Consciousness (January 18)

 

In Indigenous traditions around the world, there is a profound awareness of a higher intelligence. Since ancient times, mystics, shamans, monks, and yogis have participated in practices for connecting to a higher force field that pulsates throughout everything in nature.

In this final class, you’ll learn to work with:

  • The subconscious, the pineal gland, and the third eye — exploring perception, brain waves, and higher consciousness
  • Tonics for the mind, pineal gland, HPA Axis, and the nervous system
  • Ancient visionary herbs used ceremonially to enhance meditation, deep states, and dreaming 
  • Rainforest entheogens used by curanderos for transcendance and psychic sight
  • Tonics for the mind, pineal gland, and nervous system
  • These masterful plants for higher consciousness and divination
 
 
 

The Indigenous Plant Medicine & Rituals From the Rainforest Bonus Collection

In addition to Adriana’s transformative 5-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

 

Herbal Wisdom for Challenging Times
Video Dialogue With Adriana Ayales and Rosemary Gladstar

In this conversation, American herbalist Rosemary Gladstar shares powerful personal stories about connecting to plant spirit allies. You’ll discover what she keeps in her apothecary during the pandemic, and receive her famous Fire Cider recipe. Rosemary and Adriana also explore the power of common culinary herbs... and remind us that we all have access to a lineage of herbal healers.

 

Peruvian Shamanism & the Path of the Ashaninka
Video Dialogue With Adriana Ayales and Don José Campos
In Spanish With Real-Time Translation to English by Adriana Ayales

Peruvian shamanism touches on the human urge to explore and understand the mysteries of the universe — and the role we play in it as we seek to live a life of authenticity and truth. Listen in as Adriana and Don José Campos (master curandero and renowned author) explore how Peruvian shamanism intersects with the path of the Ashaninka — an Indigenous people living in the rainforests of Peru. You’ll learn about the use of medicinal dietas for emotional and spiritual purging and discover how Don José contacts plant spirits through the use of ayahuasca and other plants that help him access nature’s intelligence.

 

Rainforest Home Remedies: Common Plants Used by Traditional Healers of Belize
Video Dialogue With Adriana Ayales and Rosita Arvigo

This fascinating conversation between Adriana and Rosita Arvigo (international speaker, author, and plant medicine expert) is full of both practical tips and inspiration. You’ll hear the remarkable tale of the “test” Rosita experienced on the first day of her life-changing apprenticeship with Don Elijio Panti, explore the physical and spiritual healing benefits of Rosita’s favorite plants, learn about her go-to daily tea for physical support, and so much more.

 

20% Discount to Anima Mundi Apothecary

As part of your participation in the course, you’ll receive a 20% discount on any purchases you’d like to make from Adriana’s online store. Anima Mundi Apothecary is composed of organic, wildcrafted, and ethically grown botanicals. They’re devoted to making vibrant and medicinally potent remedies that honor the principles of harmony, and ancient formulations that have been substantiated by years of anecdotal and traditional evidence. Their goal is to continuously source pristine, unadulterated, and wholesome medicines for mind, body, and soul wellness.

Note: No purchase is required for the course. Neither is it required to use Anima Mundi products. You may use whatever products you’d like as you train with Adriana.

 
 
 

What People Are Saying About Adriana Ayales...

 
“Adriana Ayales... seamlessly integrates a lifetime of classical herbal training into modern Western culture.”

Medical herbalist, curandera [healer], author, educator, businesswoman, and mother, Adriana Ayales is one of the rare teachers who seamlessly integrates a lifetime of classical herbal training into modern Western culture. A highly articulate teacher, she presents the ancient knowledge of plant medicine with a clarity that draws from scientific medicine, years of clinical practice, and the magical realms of the psyche.
— David Crow, Author, herbalist, educator, and founder of Floracopeia Aromatic

 
“Adriana is a true alchemist…”

Adriana is a true alchemist, weaving her deep roots and ancestral connection to plants with a masterful understanding of the medicine and gifts of the healing herbs. Her commitment as a healer is full of integrity and is visible in the way she honors the plants, the farms and ecosystems where they grow, and the people she shares her knowledge and medicines with. I so appreciate the wisdom Adriana shares and her voice in the herbal community, and recommend her to anyone looking to learn about rainforest herbalism.
Marysia Miernowska, Herbalist, author, green witch, and director of The School of the Sacred Wild: Regenerative Healing for Earth & People

 
“What an incredible opportunity to join herbalist Adriana Ayales in this insightful and inspiring course.”

What an incredible opportunity to join herbalist Adriana Ayales in this insightful and inspiring course. Designed to lead one on a journey deep into the heart of herbs and empower others on their green path, Indigenous Plant Medicine brings together a host of wisdom keepers, herbalists, and healers to share their knowledge and love of plants with others.
Rosemary Gladstar, world-renowned herbalist and educator

 
“Adriana opens a portal for healing for all people and the deep care of Gaia.”

Adriana is an inspirational leader, blending her training of Western herbalism with South American ancestral plants. She is authentic, the speaker of ancient wisdom, and creator of beautiful medicine. As a mother, she is grounded in future care of her children. Adriana opens a portal for healing for all people and the deep care of Gaia.
Pam Fischer, executive director and founder at Berkeley Herbal Center

 
“… a vibrant and passionate speaker, teacher, and translator for the abundant plant kingdom.”

[Adriana’s] upcoming course on Indigenous herbal medicines will be a treasure to partake in. Adriana is a wellspring of knowledge of both the scientific and magical properties of plant medicine and herbal wellness, and her teaching will no doubt reach anyone who joins at any level in their studies. She’s a vibrant and passionate speaker, teacher, and translator for the abundant plant kingdom.
Leah Song, Rising Appalachia

 
“... a good and refreshing understanding of herbs”

Adriana Ayales has a good and refreshing understanding of herbs, and focuses on the botanical and healing properties of the herbs.
— Steven Maimes, Author

 
 

Join the Global Community

 
 

Indigenous Plant Medicine & Rituals From the Rainforest offers some of the most advanced 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 Adriana Ayales will share in this powerful training.

You’ll be part of an international community that’s on the leading edge of a global movement of people manifesting a world grounded in principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.

 

Here’s What You’ll Receive

 
 
 
Five 90-Minute Class Sessions With Adriana Ayales
 

Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from Adriana Ayales, herbalist and founder of Anima Mundi Herbals — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to heal dis-ease, connect with your higher consciousness, and enjoy expanded wellbeing, by preparing powerful plant remedies and experiencing the rituals of curanderismo. Course sessions are on Mondays at 11:00am Pacific.

 
Five Video Recordings of Class Sessions
 

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

 
 
Five Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
 

After each class, the audio will be available for 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.

 
 
Five PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
 

In addition to the high-quality videos and 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.

 
 
Five 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 with, to help further integrate the weekly lessons. Practice sessions are available for live attendance only, not recorded for playback. If you're unable to attend the calls live, the Facebook online community group allows you to connect with each other and find alternative times to interact.

 
 
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.

 
 
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 your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

 
 
The Indigenous Plant Medicine & Rituals From the Rainforest Bonus Collection
 
  • Herbal Wisdom for Challenging Times
    Video Dialogue With Adriana Ayales and Rosemary Gladstar
  • Peruvian Shamanism & the Path of the Ashaninka
    Video Dialogue With Adriana Ayales and Don Jos éCampos
    In Spanish With Real-Time Translation to English by Adriana Ayales
  • Rainforest Home Remedies: Common Plants Used by Traditional Healers of Belize
    Video Dialogue With Adriana Ayales and Rosita Arvigo
  • 20% Discount to Anima Mundi Apothecary
 

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Indigenous Plant Medicine & Rituals From the Rainforest Online Training

 

We feel honored that Adriana Ayales has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with an herbalist and founder of Anima Mundi Herbals whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about practicing Indigenous medicine for physical, spiritual, and energetic wellbeing, 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.

 
 
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Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE Indigenous Plant Medicine & Rituals From the Rainforest — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please submit your refund request form on or before December 14, 2020 and we’ll happily issue qualifying customers a refund.

 

About Adriana Ayales

Adriana Ayales is an author, educator, and rainforest herbalist from Costa Rica. She has extensively studied several healing traditions alongside master herbalists and Indigenous medicine peoples for more than a dozen years. From a young age, she was immersed in the fields of healing and herbalism, and devoted herself to learning from different ancient herbal traditions.

Adriana founded Anima Mundi, a successful apothecary and herbal medicine facility in Brooklyn, New York, that crafts medicines sourced from Indigenous peoples, wildcrafters, and honest farmers from around the world. Adriana, who has written two books, Healing Tonics and Adaptogens: Herbs for Longevity and Everyday Wellness, currently resides in Costa Rica where she was born and raised.

 

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

 

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 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, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. 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 December 14, 2020. 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 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 your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

 
 
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