INDIGI GOLDEN HERBAL
INDIGENOUS AND INDIGENOUS RECLAIMING BBIPOC FOLX ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR ONLINE & LOCAL HYBRID 12 MONTH HERBAL APPRENTICESHIP
Jumbo & Imhotep divine herbal seekers welcome to the Indigi Golden Herbal Academy platform.
I am a Yoruba devotee, certified herbalist, landscape designer, doula, and have a Bachelors of Science degree in Alternative medicine with Everglades University. For the past several years I have lived very close to the earth and learned how to speak the language of nature and the plants. I have been shown how to deeply commune with these spirits from elders and community. Along with this connection to healing plants coming from my Ancestors! My lineage has practiced natural medicine forever except for the past generation, who traveled from South and North Carolina during the Great Migration to the midwest. My grandparents grew up tending live stock, gardens, fetching well water, harvesting coals and raised my parents with very few amenities. 10 children to a 3 bedroom one story home in the sticks of Illinois. My parents still had to boil their water for a hot bath and were blessed to be raised on food from their gardens, fermented canned foods, and traditional Afro-Indigenous meals. My grandparents never went to the doctors, and my parents didn't either, save for a handful of times such as stitching my moms arm that she had broken playing as a child. This was common for blacks 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 arts. For a year I worked at an Apothecary in Ojai California, and 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 magikal elder to bring forth this knowledge to larger community. Thus 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.
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.
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THIS COURSE:
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
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 African 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
STUDY HERBALISM WITH A WOMAN OF COLOR AND WITH CONTRIBUTORS OF INDIGENOUS LINEAGES FROM ACROSS THE DIASPORA!
MANY OF OUR PROCEEDS GO TO HELPING 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 $330.00 - $444.00. If you can donate the full price of $444.00 that would be greatly appreciated and for those who are of lower income brackets or on a budget, the lower end of $333.00 is acceptable!
Payment plan options are based on what price you choose to pay for the course $333 - $444 and are to be negotiated prior to reserving your space.
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 3 monthly payments to 8 monthly payments for lower income apprentices.
All payment plans are issued under Goddess code.
One sister gifts or offers any thing that is sacred and to be cherished from her heart. Whether she is lending you a garment of clothing, allowing you to housesit her pad, or opening up an opportunity for continuing your education (or making you medicine, cooking for you, cleaning for you etc.). Upon Goddess code, you agree to offer your sacred sister whatever she desires within ethical means for her to feel special and supported. Goddess code means that if you fail to uphold your end of the deal, that you reach out to her before you drop the ball and communicate to her either a lack of funds, lack of time, or lack of emotional availability. Goddess code exemplifies a higher order of women coming together to build businesses, opportunities, and creative outlets with one another utilizing laws and codes of ethics that honors everyone involved. Goddess code is about trust, love, understanding, and innerstanding. This code is a primal & evolutionary mode of what women have been dong since the time of creation. Priestesses and Goddess worshipers would commune within the laws and regulations that honor the Divine Sacred Feminine and bring healing to each and every womb on Earth. To enter an agreement upon Goddess code not only are you agreeing to withstand the divine weight of responsibility imposed upon you by your sacred sister, but you are also upholding your own beautiful and meaningful experience and needs within your agreed upon relations.
Ask questions if you need to!
Thus far all 100+ POC enrolled have upheld their side of this sacred relationship.
INTERESTED IN ENROLLING?
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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 and explain why you think this course is right for you!
"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?
Extra Credit: Naturopathy & Modern Science
Doctrine of Signatures
Sacred Properties & Plant Actions
Speaking the Language of Plants
Herbs that Nourish
Muladhara: Immune System & Herbs
Svadhisthana: Reproductive System & Herbs
Manipura: Digestive System & Herbs
Anahata: The Cardiovascular System & Herbs
Vishuddha: The Respiratory System & Herbs
Ajna & Sahasrar: Nervous System & Herbs
Indigenous Herbs from Africa and Turtle Island
Lunar Medicine Making
Growing Your Own Medicine
What did you learn?
How to Apply for Certification
Continuing Your Education
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 email@example.com.
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 in any way!
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, regardless of circumstance unless absolute emergency and then partial payments can be negotiated.