INDIGENOUS AND INDIGENOUS RECLAIMING BBIPOC FOLX ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR ONLINE 12 MONTH HERBAL FELLOWSHIP
Jumbo & Imhotep divine herbal seekers welcome to the Indigi Golden Herbal Academy platform.
As a daughter of the earth, land steward, and advocate for Indigenous peoples rights something special has been birthed that is need of stewardship by the community. As you know it takes a village to raise a sacred seed. This Herbal Academy is the fertile ground for community members to plant their seeds of kinship to the realm of healing. The ancestral calling became overwhelming and now I walk as a Yoruba devotee, Certified Herbalist, Landscape designer, and Doula with a Bachelors of Science degree in Alternative medicine from Everglades University. For the past several years I have lived very close to the earth and deepened my abilities to speak the language of nature and the plants. I have been shown how to deeply commune with these spirits from Elders and community. I was also blessed to spend most of my childhood returning to our family home for summers. That family home was a quiet, learned, authentic, and humble container which aided my spirit to court quiet simplicity. My grandparents never really went to the doctors, and my parents didn't either. This was common for Black Folks growing up in south or rural areas. Black Castor oil, was a cure all and so was fish oil. My parents had a small garden for us growing up and my mother maintained a relationship with alternative healing practices growing up. This created the platform for me to lean deeper into the natural biorhythms of the earth. For a good while I managed an Apothecary on unceeded Chumash lands, and since have been spending countless hours getting to know many plant medicines in a clinical light while simultaneously studying alternative medicine, naturopathy, and Indigenous medicine ways.
I was told by a very magical elder to bring forth this knowledge to larger community. Thus the creation of our online herbal platform.
THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO INSPIRE, INTRODUCE, AND PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO CONNECT DEEPER WITH THE EARTH, THUS DEEPENING YOUR OWN RELATIONS WITH YOUR ANCESTORS.
The course material can take you three to six months to complete but the integration of the herbal practices will take you a year. This is a one year apprenticeship. Upon completion you will receive a certification.
There are quizzes and a thorough exam based on an alternative medical criteria from an academia perspective. Giving each one the sacred opportunity to study naturopathy and clinical theories in relation to ancient ancestral wisdom.
Still interlaced through out is the greatest importance of our spiritual connection to the natural world around us.
Once you complete this course you will have gained knowledge and wisdom about the following topics respectively: anatomy & physiology, biology, chemistry, botany, herbalism, sacred rituals, phytotherapy, pharmacology, naturopathy, medicine making, homeopathy, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, African Dawa, Aboriginal Medicine, Women's health, Men's health, and midwifery.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN
Over 300 plant allies
What regions these plants grow in
What properties and actions these plants have
How and where you can purchase/harvest/ grow the plants sustainably
How to apply the plant medicines into your daily lives
How to make herbal medicine with the plants
What the plants can do for you and your health
What sustainable/ ethical harvesting is
Doctrine of signatures for plants as told by an African expert
How certain cultures use these plants
How to honor our Ancestors and what spiritual context particular plants and medicinal preparations have
Herbs for pregnancy and each cycle of life as told by Indigenous midwives
Various bodily systems and how they function as a whole from the ancient perspective and modern medicine
How to prepare a sacred altar
In which way to conduct ceremonies that honor your ancestors & your lineages
Decolonizing Herbalism and Indigenous thought frames
STUDY HERBALISM WITH WOMEN OF COLOR AND WITH CONTRIBUTORS OF INDIGENOUS LINEAGES FROM ACROSS THE DIASPORA.
MANY OF OUR PROCEEDS GO TO ASSISTING THOSE INDIGENOUS LINEAGES FROM AFRICA TO INDIA, RUNNING SCHOOLS, AND SUPPORTING FAMILIES FROM LOWER INCOME OR CASTE SYSTEMS.
EVERY DOLLAR TRULY HELPS THOSE IN NEED.
The price for this sacred course is a donation with a sliding scale of what you can afford between the prices of $444.00 - $555.00. If you can donate the full price of $555.00 that would be greatly appreciated and for those who are of lower income brackets or on a budget, the lower end of $444.00 is acceptable! As a 501(c) nonprofit our aim is to make the path towards reclamation affordable. Our container is for BBIPOC folks only, thus we intend to offer these wisdom teachings in an authentic good way.
Payment plan options are based on what price you choose to pay for the course $444 - $555 and are to be negotiated after you have reserved your space with an initial payment.
If you choose a payment plan, all payments are to be made on the same day you paid each month and there are no exceptions!
Our plans vary from 4 monthly payments to 11 monthly payments for lower income apprentices.
All payment plans are issued under communal codes in accordance to the West African Susu principles.
Ask questions if you need to!
Thus far all 200+ POC enrolled have upheld their side of this sacred relationship.
SIGN ME UP
Interested in joining the Indigi Golden Herbal Academy? Fill out the questionnaire below to get started, we ask that you include a bio to introduce yourself, explain why you think this course is right for you, and send in your first Tuition Donation to secure your place in our next upcoming cohort!
"I would recommend this course to all who are interested in exploring and learning much in herbalism. If you wish to immerse yourself in the plant world this is a great course to take. You will learn various methods of healing with plants, and how to take this knowledge and help yourself, community, and loved ones.
Being in this course will help guide you into discovering what areas of herbalism you are most drawn to. You will have the opportunity to make herbal products and also participate in lovely activities, that help you to connect deeper with nature.
This course will provide you with many takeaways and is well worth the investment. "
How Does this Course Work?
Doctrine of Signatures
Sacred Properties & Plant Actions
Speaking the Language of Plants
Herbs that Nourish
Earth : Immune System & Herbs
Water : Reproductive System & Herbs
Fire : Digestive System & Herbs
Heart : The Cardiovascular System & Herbs
Air: The Respiratory System & Herbs
Ether : Nervous System & Herbs
Indigenous Herbalism from the African Diaspora and Turtle Island
Lunar Medicine Making
Growing Your Own Medicine
What did you learn?
How to Apply for Certification
Continuing Your Education
YOUNG MAIDENS ARE INVITED TO JOIN A 3 MONTH RITE OF THE WOMB HERBAL IMMERSION
Young Maidens between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to join the Indigi Golden Herbal Academy's Rite of the Womb course. This 3 month journey into the sanctity of our womb spaces will usher our young maidens into a healing portal. This course is designed specifically to educate the young maiden about how to observe their menstrual cycles as a sacred art. This course teaches them to honor their womb spaces ensuring to bridge the gaps between our ancient Grandmothers wisdom and the world we live in today. This course will show the young maiden how to listen to their womb, observe the cycles of the moon, and prevent unnecessary womb complaints. There will be stories shared by Mothers, Older Maidens, Elder women, and Aunties. The 3 month journey includes Moon Cycle tracking guidance, herbs to heal womb complaints, spiritual observances in regards to the sacred elements associated with our wombs, plus more. We discuss Goddesses, Goddess worship, and the ancient art of tending to the womb.
WHAT SHE GAINS
3 Months of one on one womb health guidance
Stories from Elder Women and Aunties
Moon Cycle tracking wisdom
Mysteries of Ancient Womb Wisdom
Practical self care guidance
Herbal wisdom for observing menstruation
Education about the birds and the bees
Education on women's roles through out herstory
Tips for PMS and difficult menstruation
A self care package with organic natural tools for womb health
Goddess worship wisdom
May she walk in beauty, as the Dine
May she sing to her womb, her Grandmothers prayer
May she live by the moon,
soft and subtle with a penetrating glare
May she bleed on red, as bright as a rose
May this journey empower her, the path of wholeness is her rite
Take me to the moon, the fair moon of thy face. Take me to the sun, less brilliant than thy form. Waft me to the stars, which swing from you hair. O Goddess! O Goddess! Reveal thyself! Give the gift of divine sight, Disclose to me they exquisite face! - Vanmali
How long do I have access to the course material?Forever! You will be required to print the downloadable files attached to the various lessons, and create a binder. In the binder you will be able to keep all of the information presented to you in the course. However, after your apprenticeship has come to a close at the one year mark from when you enrolled, you will no longer have access to the online material. You are required to make a keep a binder for all important information presented in the course if you wish to keep the written content presented online.
Will there be homework or assignments?Yes there is plenty of work to do for your self practice, matter of fact the entire course empowers you to do the field work about herbs and learn from experience. The entire program is hands on.
What if I do not live in California and cannot attend the in person workshops?Most of our students live outside of California and several live outside of the country. For those who live outside of California, you are empowered and highly suggested to find a community of herbalists near you.... or create one.... where you can share the information presented in this course to practice herbalism hands on. Or you can study with an experienced herbalist and healer in person along with taking this course. You may also take other courses related to this course with a formal university or search on The American Herbal Guild website to find a mentor near you. The more you learn the better. Getting your hands in the soil is extremely important during this course and you will be required to participate in at home "field studies" as you get to know the energetics of the plants you are working with. You will also be required to work with plants at home, this course is a very hands on experience even from the comforts of your own home.
How do I become certified with this program?Unfortunately the medical system does not recognize certified herbalists. However, once you have completed this program you will receive a certification of completion for the course and since this is an herbal course that trains you in the various uses of herbs, then you will in fact be a certified herbalist. Though this program is not accredited, it falls under traditional and Indigenous medicine. You will have undergone a modernized and culturally displaced rite-of-passage and initiation and will graduate with this program with extensive training. Still you are encouraged to further your education after completing this program if you wish to obtain clinical training for greater licenses in this field or can in fact study with a traditional healer. You will be encouraged to do so.
Can I start my own practice or make medicine for people?Of course you can begin to work with friends, family, and eventually see clients as your expertise and knowledge in herbalism evolves at your own risk. Mind you, as a certified herbalist or herbal practitioner we cannot prescribe herbs to our friends, family, or clients. We can only suggest or recommend herbs, and this program will teach you about the various steps in doing so. A tip of inspiration: several women in my own herbal certification training (also with a non-accredited school) opened up their own apothecaries, started their own herbal product lines, and offer herbal services to their communities. This program goes into the depth that it takes to even become comfortable with the idea of seeing clients or helping to treat / heal family members or friends. But first we must heal ourselves!
How can I juggle this course and other important life events?Great question and commonly asked! Many folx do have other engagements and commitments that they fulfill whilst also working within the parameters and sacred circle of this course. It is completely do-able! Which I why the course was created in this particular way. An online herbal course allows you to work closely with the herbs and learn from the mentors shared by the Academy while also maintaining life outside of academia. You have the best of both worlds! Your freedom to travel, to take care of your children from home, to learn at your own pace, etc. whilst also being full engaged and receiving a wealth of knowledge.
What if I started making payments on the payment plan but run into a "situation" and can no longer afford tuition?"All payments are final, no funds will be reimbursed to you! Please ensure, before you sign up that you do not waste your time or the time shared by the academy meaning if you know that this course is out of your price range, do not sign up. Wait until you have resources secure for your tuition. Do not make payments and expect to be reimbursed if you cannot continue. If you wish to remain in the program, we can discuss scholarship opportunities, work trade, and other ways in which you can make up the difference.
I live outside of the United States, can I still take this course?"Absolutely, we have many folx enrolled in our program that are from all over the world and who live in other countries! It is very do-able!
What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, you can forfeit your responsibility to the course however no refunds will be available. Each payment is final! Unless there is an emergency situation, and in that case we can discuss partial refunds.
I still have a question, how can I contact you?"I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indigi Golden Herbal Academy reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. This is possible if the facilitator feels that an apprentice is harmful to the community or our board members in any way. IGHA also reserves the right to remove students or clients from the IGHA platform without a refund being issued if individuals are unable to respect the sanctity of the offerings and services being shared, those who have been removed will not be issued a refund.
We are not responsible for allergic reactions or harmful reactions caused by any herb or remedy suggested or taught in this academy.
We do not issue refunds after any of the monthly payments have been made.