The Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship I: an experiential journey into indigenous earth medicine and vibrational healing
(formerly the Shamanic Herbalist Apprenticeship)
with Marza Millar
Learn the foundations of indigenous earth wisdom with this unique, experiential 9-month apprenticeship with internationally known teacher and Medicine Woman Marza Millar. Marza will guide a small group of apprentices into a deep immersion of plant spirit medicine and vibrational healing, working directly with the forces of nature, the plants, moon, sun and earth tides to learn how to heal human and ancestral conditions.
This apprenticeship is designed for those with a solid maturity and genuine interest in deepening the exploration of the self and the unseen. In this study of plant spirit medicine, you will learn about your own energetic patterns, how they interface with others, and how to alter them to support healing the body and disease.
The full human experience of healing will be explored from multiple dimensions. While there is a comprehensive curriculum that will be covered, be prepared for a non-linear journey of exploration into numerous indigenous traditions, with a wide variety of learning modalities, including hands-on, experiential learning, lecture, field classes, storytelling, and more
Participants will create a personalized vibrational essence kit made from flowers, trees, and minerals and make herbal and energetic essence tinctures, salves and balms. There will be study in the herbal laboratory as well as opportunities to develop clinical skills for starting or expanding an herbal practice.
Here is a sampling of course topics:
- The Medicine Wheel
- Plant spirit medicine
- Medicine making
- Biodynamic calendar & basic biodynamics
- Cycles of time & harvesting cycles
- Prophecy of the 5th Sun Cycle and the 5th Sun Cycle Medicines
- Healing through the energy field
- Ancestral and energetic imprints of disease
- Healing family miasms
- Soul retrieval
- Time tracking
- Making tinctures, salves, balms,Vibrational Essences, essential oils, detoxification waters and live waters
- Shamanic healing
- Rites of passage
This course runs from March to November, meeting one weekend a month. Four weekends will include field classes in the Eastern Sierras, High Sierras and the coast. On these field trips we will visit the oldest living plant on earth (5,000 years), make a vibrational imprint medicine, and gather different vibrational waters to make your medicines.
Marza has been offering this apprenticeship course for five years, and this is the second year she will be partnering with HAALo as administrator for logistics and support for the entire apprenticeship. We are very excited about this continuing partnership!
In addition to the above activities, apprentices will have the opportunity to deepen their learing within Marza’s healing lineage: a trip to the southwest to sit with the Hopi Elders; Depacho and Karpay Ceremonies with the Inca from Peru; and harvesting and energy workshop in Hawaii. She will also offer the Etheric Light Ceremony with the Dolphins, and a visit to the Temples of Humankind in Damanhur, Italy. More details on these trips to be announced during the course.
As you scroll down, you will also find class schedule, a more detailed list of curriculum, tuition options, more information about Marza (including a link to a recent interview), and dates for upcoming orientation events for those who are interested in finding out more about this unique apprenticeship opportunity.
April 9 -10
July 9 - 10
Nov 5 -6
*3 day field trip to Bristlecone in High Sierra
Free Apprenticeship Orientation Sessions with Marza
Get to know Marza and learn more about the depth of this apprenticeship during these free orientation sessions. Marza will share stories about her own journey with herbs, her Celtic and Native American ancestral history and her teachers from all over the globe. This is a great opportunity to get know Marza in a relaxed and intimate setting.
Nevada City: January 18 & February 24
Sacramento: Date TBA
Can't make it? Watch Marza talk about this year's apprenticeship or see her present Ancient Teachings from Hawaii for Sacred Mysteries TV.
Apprenticeship is limited to 20 students. The first weekend introductory weekend is open to 25 students.
Tuition includes all medicine making supplies. Tuition does not cover travel to field sites around Northern California, associated camping fees, or meals.
Early bird tuition: $1650 when paid in full by February 28, payment by check preferred.
Payment Plan: The following payment plan is availble a $650 down payment and three post-dated checks submitted by the first class. The breakdown is as follows:
Deposit: $650 due upon registration
March 30 Payment: $425
April 30 Payment: $425
May 30 Payment: $425
This option includes a $75 payment processing fee.
Refund Policy: Due to the intensive nature of this program, and the planning and coordination involved over 9 months, we require a full commitment to completion of this apprenticeship. All participants should be prepared to make this commitment, both with their personal time and their finances. No refunds will be given after March 1st. Plan your schedule for the year wisely - no make-up classes will be offered.
First Weekend Only:
A limited number of spaces are available for the first weekend only. For those who participate in this option, the weekend fee is $275. If you would like to continue with the full apprenticeship (and if there is space), an additional fee of $1,625 will be due. Payment plan options are available (as outlined above).
Apprenticeship Curriculum Outline
Who we Are/ the Divine Body System
-Anatomy of the Energetic Body and the Body Systems
-Anatomy of the Seen and Unseen World
-Science of the interaction between the physical and the non-physical
-Healing from the Outside in
-Lineage Lines, Genetic Imprints, and Imprinting
Deepening our Studies of the Natural World
-Biodiversity of Species
-Sierra Nevada and N Cal Bioregional Study
-sacred site mapping and study of energy lines
-Biological History of Sierra Nevada
Study of Elevation
-Study of the remaining imprints of Ancient Civilizations
Herbology & Vibrational Medicine
-Study of Biodynamic and Organic Principles
-Biodynamic Rhythms in Harvesting, Farming, and Medicine Making
-Local and Native plants and medicinals
-Herbcraft and Medicine Making
-Understanding Vibrational Medicine
-Herbal Energetics, Aromatherapy, Flower Essences and Gem Essences
Earth Wisdom Studies
-Indigenous Wisdom, Folklore & Medical Theory with a focus on Local First Nation People, Hopi, Qero, Hawaiian, Inuit
-Ancient ways of walking time
-Living within solar terra time and the seasons
-Ways of the Sacred Fire
-Elemental and Directional Studies
-Earth Based Ceremonial Practices and Offerings
-Defining the Archetypical Roles that have been Forgotten in Society
-Personal Medicine & Purpose Work
-Ceremonial Council and Decision Making
-Initiations & Rites of Passage
-Cosmic Law of the Seen and Unseen World (as told by the Ancients)
-Egyptian, Hopi, Inca, Maya, Tibetan
-Awareness of the Cosmic Forces at play
-learn to read solar, lunar, and planetary forces
-Collective Consciousness Studies
-Tapping into the Akashic Records
-Parallels of Quantum Physics and the Wisdom of the Ancients
-Four Zone Visitations for extensive hands on experiential fieldwork:
A Little About The Instructor
Marza Millar's upbringing in earth-based medicine comes from her father’s people, the Wind Creek Yavapai. After receiving a formal education and working in allopathic medicine for two decades, Marza returned to her roots based in earth medicine.
Marza is one of the last Grandmother's of the Wind Creek Yavapai, Sedona Arizona. Her father's people hold the position of keeper of the Emergence Eternity Door for the Wind Creek Yavapai people. Grandmother Marza is the last at present to hold this position. She is currently owner and formulator of a new Biodynamic Vibrational Medicine line called Etheric Light Essentials. She also teaches Vibrational Medicine internationally and nationally. She currently also has a private practice in Nevada City, Ca