Upcoming Classes & Events
Jan
14
Sat
Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship Level II: Shamanic Medicine and Shamanic Healing, with Marza Millar
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 19 @ 11:30 pm
Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship Level II: Shamanic Medicine and Shamanic Healing, with Marza Millar @ Various Locations and HAALo

We live in a world of seen and unseen energy and frequency, a world of shadow and light. Earth Wisdom 2 is dedicated to working with Geomancy, interpreting Geopathics in our living spaces, and using it to learn how to clear and cleanse to improve our living areas, dowsing and gridding using Geomancy. We will also learn how to work with the elemental energies, photonic light and crystalline grids.

In this class, we will learn and use both ancient and modern healing techniques, and will explore applications for the use of soul retrieval, spiritual tracking, death portals, possesion and spirit extraction, and soul work. We will study the use of Stone Medicine, the Zero Point Field and Frequency, the use of vibrational plant medicine, structured water, First Nations philosophy of healing, rites of passage, shamanic ceremony and healing ceremonies.

This class is open to previous students of Marza's, or other intermediate to advanced students in Shamanic Studies.

Dates:
All classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted as a Field trip.

January 14 & 15
February 2nd through 6th (Tucson Gem and Mineral Show)
March 4 & 5
April 1 & 2
May 6 & 7 (Shasta Headwaters)
June 3rd through 5th (Bristlecone Pine Forest)
July 8 & 9
August 5 & 6
September 14th through 19th (Hopi Nation)

Registration Details

Some medicine making supplies (but not all) are included in the price of tuition. Please note that tuition does not cover travel to field sites around Northern California, associated camping fees, or meals.

Tuition: $1899

Early bird tuition: $1699 when paid in full by 11/30/16.

Payment Plan: $1925* (Down Payment of $650 and 3 post-dated checks submitted by the first day of class.)

Payment plan terms are as follows:
Deposit: $650 due upon registration
January 30, 2016, $425
February 28, 2017, $425
March 30, 2017, $425
*Includes a $26 Administrative Fee

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 (as above) is available.

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 January 1, 2017. Plan your schedule for the year wisely - no make-up classes will be offered. All students must sign an Acknowledgement of Financial Policies for this class.

HAALo accepts cash, check or credit card.

How Do I Pay?

Pay online through Eventbrite (fees apply) and use your credit card.

If you would like to avoid paying the fees:

Pay by phone by calling (530) 260-9604 and use your credit card.

Pay in Person at HAALo, 412 Commercial Street in Nevada City, 95959, using cash, check or credit card.

Pay by Mail

Call (530) 260-9604 to request registration forms
Fill out forms and enclose payment check, or money order
Mail to: HAALo, 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City, California 95945

Free Apprenticeship Orientation Sessions with Marza
Learn more about the depth of this advanced apprenticeship during a free orientation session. 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.

Nevada City: December 15, 2016 & January 4, 2017, 6-8pm at HAALo's Upstairs Loft, 408 Broad Street, Suite 13, Nevada City, California, 95959 (Upstairs in the New York Hotel Building)

Mar
18
Sat
2017 Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship – Level 1
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 11:30 pm
2017 Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship - Level 1 @ Various Locations and HAALo

The Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship: an experiential journey into Indigenous earth medicine and vibrational healing. ~ 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

Ho'oponopono

Time tracking

Wildcrafting

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 six years, and this is the fourth 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, and dates for upcoming orientation events for those who are interested in finding out more about this unique apprenticeship opportunity.

Feedback from Marza’s Students

“Marza is engaging, inspiring, and carries ancient wisdom.” – Dixie H

“I have learned so much about the old ways of living in co-creation with our planet from Marza - it is a vast understatement to say it has changed my life! Marza's way of sharing her knowledge through sitting in circle, storytelling and dirt time are a testament to her understanding of the Earth and Earth-based traditions - what she has taught me couldn't be read in books or heard in lectures.” – Tiffany H

“The Earth Wisdom apprenticeship class expanded my capabilities in comprehending and implementing deeper healing in myself, loved ones and clients. Marza gently encourages students in expanding their knowledge and perceptions by learning frequency medicine in harmony with the plant medicines, mineral beings and shamanic practices. The hours invested in the classroom, lab and on field trips birthed within me a profound life changing realignment with the energies of the Earth. With Marza's guidance I got my feet back on the ground, expanded my heart and walk Mother Earth with a renewed spirit." – Andrea R

"I have been a spiritual guide and teacher for over 20 years, and I have found Marza Millar to be one of the wisest and most powerful teachers I have ever encountered. Having been on several sacred journeys with Marza, I have complete and total trust in her guidance, her teaching and her capabilities. She has taken me to places both physically and spiritually that I had never been before, and has greatly enriched my life in the process.. Among her many talents, is an ability to make people feel safe while expanding their consciousness - a mark of a great healer and teacher. Above all, she is deeply committed to helping others wholeheartedly, with tremendous compassion and humility. I always look forward to my next experience with Marza, knowing that it will expand the world as I know it and enhance my sense of my own self." – Grace

“I have been studying with Marza for the past three years. She has not only taught me an incredible amount about herbs and energetic medicine, but she has also deepened my relationship with the earth and myself. I have never been in a class that has had such a great impact on every aspect of my life. She truly embodies her teachings and is a powerful medicine woman that is a blessing to those that sit with her.” – Amara P

Dates:

All classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted as a Field trip. There will be 4 field trips total, others will be announced at the Free Orientation.

March 18 & 19
April 8 & 9
May 20 & 21
June 1, 2, 3 (Bristlecone Pine Forest and the Coast)
July 15 & 16
August 19 & 20
September 23 & 24
October 7 & 8
November 4 & 5

Registration Details

Some medicine making supplies (but not all) are included in the price of tuition. Please note that tuition does not cover travel to field sites around Northern California, associated camping fees, or meals.

Tuition: $1899

Early bird tuition: $1699 when paid in full by January 31, 2017

Payment Plan: $1925* (Down Payment of $650 and 3 post-dated checks submitted by the first day of class.)

Payment plan terms are as follows:
Deposit: $650 due upon registration
March 30, 2017, $425
April 30, 2017, $425
May 31, 2017, $425
*Includes a $26 Administrative Fee

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 (as above) is available.

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 1, 2017. Plan your schedule for the year wisely - no make-up classes will be offered. All students must sign an Acknowledgement of Financial Policies for this class.

HAALo accepts cash, check or credit card.

How Do I Pay?

Pay online through Eventbrite (fees apply) and use your credit card.

If you would like to avoid paying the fees:

Pay by phone by calling (530) 260-9604 and use your credit card.

Pay in Person at HAALo, 412 Commercial Street in Nevada City, 95959, using cash, check or credit card.

Pay by Mail

Call (530) 260-9604 to request registration forms
Fill out forms and enclose payment check, or money order
Mail to: HAALo, 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City, California 95945

Free Apprenticeship Orientation Sessions with Marza
Learn more about the depth of this apprenticeship during a free orientation session. 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.

Nevada City: November 16, 2016, January 18 and February 21, 2016, from 6-8pm at HAALo's Upstairs Loft, 408 Broad Street, Suite 13, Nevada City, California, 95959 (Upstairs in the New York Hotel Building)

About the Instructor

This class is taught by Grandmother Marza Millar, Elder by birth rite of the Wind Creek, Yavapai. Clinical Herbalist, CMT, MA

Marza’s upbringing in earth-based medicine comes from her Birth Rite with the Wind Creek Yavapai on her fathers side. After receiving a formal education and working in allopathic medicine, Marza returned to her roots and has spent decades of her life training in various earth-based medicine traditions.Marza is responsible to the Wind Creek Yavapai to hold the Emergence door of the 4th world, located in Sedona Arizona. Her mother’s people are from Islet of Skye, Scotland and Kilkenny, Ireland, and Marza is a Druid Elder of Clach Na h'Annait Standing Stone. She has been adopted and trained in both rites from birth. Marza also received training in the traditional teachings of Lemuria given by the Elders of Naapoopoo Village, Big Island, Hawaii

If you haven't met Marza, or event if you have, watch this interview where she talks in more detail about parts of this apprenticeship. If you have questions, please attend one of our apprenticeship orientation sessions (see above) or feel free to contact Marza directly at marzaflowers@gmail.com.

Apprenticeship Curriculum Outline

This is a general guideline of topics to be covered in this apprenticeship

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
Energy Diagnostics

Deepening our Studies of the Natural World
Biodiversity of Species
Water Wisdom
Sierra Nevada and N Cal Bioregional Study
wildcrafting
watershed literacy
geology
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
Medicine Wheel
Ways of the Sacred Fire
Elemental and Directional Studies
Sweat Lodge
Journey Work
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

Cosmology
Cosmic Law of the Seen and Unseen World (as told by the Ancients)
Star Lore
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

Fieldtrip Study
Four Zone Visitations for extensive hands on experiential fieldwork:
low desert
high desert
high sierra
ocean habitat

Aug
23
Wed
FREE Orientation For Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship, Level 1, Fall 2017
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Not Sure if Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship is right for you? Join instructor Marza Millar for an overview of this 9 month long class for a FREE Orientation. Class curriculum, field trips and instructor introduction will all be covered!

CLASS DESCRIPTION

The Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship: an experiential journey into Indigenous earth medicine and vibrational healing. ~ with Marza Millar

Learn the foundations of Indigenous earth wisdom with this unique, experiential 9-month apprenticeship with Nationally 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.

We will start with the beginning understanding that we have fields of energy and frequency running through our bodies everyday playing havoc with our health just like the toxins put in our food, air and water. We will be exploring with the understanding if we treat the body with plant medicines to heal, we must treat the frequency and bio electric fields around as well which can also cause disease, depression and emotional imbalance.

During the full 9 month course, we will be working with these energies, earth dowsing, and recognizing energetic patterns for such illnesses as cancer, depression, bipolar, addiction, mental illness.

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 basic plant medicine 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
    • Ho'oponopono
    • Time tracking
    • Wildcrafting
    • Making tinctures, salves, balms, vibrational essences, detoxification waters and working with live waters
    • Shamanic healing
    • Rites of passage

This course runs from November to July, 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 many years, and this is the fourth 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 outside of the HAALo class: 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 the opportunity to visit sacred sites with her in Hawaii. 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, and dates for upcoming orientation events for those who are interested in finding out more about this unique apprenticeship opportunity.

CLASS DATES

November 11 & 12, 2017

January 6 & 7, 2018

February 17 & 18, 2018

March 17 & 18, 2018

April 28 & 29, 2018

May 12 & 13, 2018

May 31 to June 2, 2018

June or July date TBA

All classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted as a Field trip. There will be 4 field trips total, others will be announced at the Free Orientation and are subject to change depending upon weather conditions.

FEEDBACK FROM MARZA'S STUDENTS

“Marza is engaging, inspiring, and carries ancient wisdom.” – Dixie H

“I have learned so much about the old ways of living in co-creation with our planet from Marza - it is a vast understatement to say it has changed my life! Marza's way of sharing her knowledge through sitting in circle, storytelling and dirt time are a testament to her understanding of the Earth and Earth-based traditions - what she has taught me couldn't be read in books or heard in lectures.” – Tiffany H

“The Earth Wisdom apprenticeship class expanded my capabilities in comprehending and implementing deeper healing in myself, loved ones and clients. Marza gently encourages students in expanding their knowledge and perceptions by learning frequency medicine in harmony with the plant medicines, mineral beings and shamanic practices. The hours invested in the classroom, lab and on field trips birthed within me a profound life changing realignment with the energies of the Earth. With Marza's guidance I got my feet back on the ground, expanded my heart and walk Mother Earth with a renewed spirit." – Andrea R

"I have been a spiritual guide and teacher for over 20 years, and I have found Marza Millar to be one of the wisest and most powerful teachers I have ever encountered. Having been on several sacred journeys with Marza, I have complete and total trust in her guidance, her teaching and her capabilities. She has taken me to places both physically and spiritually that I had never been before, and has greatly enriched my life in the process.. Among her many talents, is an ability to make people feel safe while expanding their consciousness - a mark of a great healer and teacher. Above all, she is deeply committed to helping others wholeheartedly, with tremendous compassion and humility. I always look forward to my next experience with Marza, knowing that it will expand the world as I know it and enhance my sense of my own self." – Grace

“I have been studying with Marza for the past three years. She has not only taught me an incredible amount about herbs and energetic medicine, but she has also deepened my relationship with the earth and myself. I have never been in a class that has had such a great impact on every aspect of my life. She truly embodies her teachings and is a powerful medicine woman that is a blessing to those that sit with her.” – Amara P


REGISTRATION DETAILS

Some medicine making supplies (but not all) are included in the price of tuition. Please note that tuition does not cover travel to field sites around Northern California, associated camping fees, or meals.

Tuition: $1899

Early bird tuition: $1749.00 when paid in full by September 28, 2017

Payment Plan: $2000*

Down Payment: $650 Due on first day of class

Payments: 3 post-dated checks in the amount of $450.00 due January 6 / February 10 / March 16, 2018

*Includes a $101.00 Administrative Fee

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 $300. If you would like to continue with the full apprenticeship (and if there is space), an additional fee of $1,600.00 will be due.

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 1, 2017. Plan your schedule for the year wisely - no make-up classes will be offered. All students must sign an Acknowledgement of Financial Policies for this class.

HAALo accepts cash, check or credit card.

HOW DO I PAY?

Pay online through Eventbrite (fees apply) and use your credit card.

If you would like to avoid paying the fees:

Pay by phone by calling (530) 265-8804 and use your credit card.
Pay in Person at HAALo, 412 Commercial Street in Nevada City, 95959, using cash, check or credit card.

Pay by Mail
Call (530) 265-8804 to request registration form.
Fill out forms and enclose payment check, or money order
Mail to: HAALo, 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City, California 95945

FREE APPRENTICESHIP ORIENTATION SESSIONS WITH MARZA

Not sure if Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship is right for you? Learn more about the depth of this apprenticeship during a free orientation session. Class overview and field trips will be covered. Instructor Marza Millar will share stories about her own journey with herbs, her Celtic and Native American ancestral history and her teachers from all over the globe.

Nevada City: August 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., September 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept 28, 11a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at HAALo's Upstairs Loft, 408 Broad Street, Suite 13, Nevada City, California, 95959 (Upstairs in the New York Hotel Building)


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

This class is taught by Grandmother Marza Millar, Elder by birth rite of the Wind Creek, Yavapai, Clinical Herbalist, CMT, and MA. Marza’s upbringing in earth-based medicine comes from her Birth Rite with the Wind Creek Yavapai on her father’s side. After receiving a formal education and working in allopathic medicine, Marza returned to her roots and has spent decades of her life training in various earth-based medicine traditions. Marza is responsible to the Wind Creek Yavapai to hold the Emergence door of the 4th world, located in Sedona, Arizona. Her mother’s people are from Isle of Skye, Scotland and Kilkenny, Ireland. Marza is also a Druid Elder of Clach Na h'Annait Standing Stone. She has been adopted and trained in both rites from birth. Marza also received training in the traditional teachings of Lemuria given by the Elders of Naapoopoo Village, Big Island, Hawaii.

Want to learn more about Marza? Come to a free orientation on August 23, September 23 or 28, to meet her in person!

Sep
21
Thu
FREE Orientation For Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship, Level 1, Fall 2017
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Not Sure if Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship is right for you? Join instructor Marza Millar for an overview of this 9 month long class for a FREE Orientation. Class curriculum, field trips and instructor introduction will all be covered!

CLASS DESCRIPTION

The Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship: an experiential journey into Indigenous earth medicine and vibrational healing. ~ with Marza Millar

Learn the foundations of Indigenous earth wisdom with this unique, experiential 9-month apprenticeship with Nationally 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.

We will start with the beginning understanding that we have fields of energy and frequency running through our bodies everyday playing havoc with our health just like the toxins put in our food, air and water. We will be exploring with the understanding if we treat the body with plant medicines to heal, we must treat the frequency and bio electric fields around as well which can also cause disease, depression and emotional imbalance.

During the full 9 month course, we will be working with these energies, earth dowsing, and recognizing energetic patterns for such illnesses as cancer, depression, bipolar, addiction, mental illness.

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 basic plant medicine 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
    • Ho'oponopono
    • Time tracking
    • Wildcrafting
    • Making tinctures, salves, balms, vibrational essences, detoxification waters and working with live waters
    • Shamanic healing
    • Rites of passage

This course runs from November to July, 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 many years, and this is the fourth 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 outside of the HAALo class: 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 the opportunity to visit sacred sites with her in Hawaii. 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, and dates for upcoming orientation events for those who are interested in finding out more about this unique apprenticeship opportunity.

CLASS DATES

November 11 & 12, 2017

January 6 & 7, 2018

February 17 & 18, 2018

March 17 & 18, 2018

April 28 & 29, 2018

May 12 & 13, 2018

May 31 to June 2, 2018

June or July date TBA

All classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted as a Field trip. There will be 4 field trips total, others will be announced at the Free Orientation and are subject to change depending upon weather conditions.

FEEDBACK FROM MARZA'S STUDENTS

“Marza is engaging, inspiring, and carries ancient wisdom.” – Dixie H

“I have learned so much about the old ways of living in co-creation with our planet from Marza - it is a vast understatement to say it has changed my life! Marza's way of sharing her knowledge through sitting in circle, storytelling and dirt time are a testament to her understanding of the Earth and Earth-based traditions - what she has taught me couldn't be read in books or heard in lectures.” – Tiffany H

“The Earth Wisdom apprenticeship class expanded my capabilities in comprehending and implementing deeper healing in myself, loved ones and clients. Marza gently encourages students in expanding their knowledge and perceptions by learning frequency medicine in harmony with the plant medicines, mineral beings and shamanic practices. The hours invested in the classroom, lab and on field trips birthed within me a profound life changing realignment with the energies of the Earth. With Marza's guidance I got my feet back on the ground, expanded my heart and walk Mother Earth with a renewed spirit." – Andrea R

"I have been a spiritual guide and teacher for over 20 years, and I have found Marza Millar to be one of the wisest and most powerful teachers I have ever encountered. Having been on several sacred journeys with Marza, I have complete and total trust in her guidance, her teaching and her capabilities. She has taken me to places both physically and spiritually that I had never been before, and has greatly enriched my life in the process.. Among her many talents, is an ability to make people feel safe while expanding their consciousness - a mark of a great healer and teacher. Above all, she is deeply committed to helping others wholeheartedly, with tremendous compassion and humility. I always look forward to my next experience with Marza, knowing that it will expand the world as I know it and enhance my sense of my own self." – Grace

“I have been studying with Marza for the past three years. She has not only taught me an incredible amount about herbs and energetic medicine, but she has also deepened my relationship with the earth and myself. I have never been in a class that has had such a great impact on every aspect of my life. She truly embodies her teachings and is a powerful medicine woman that is a blessing to those that sit with her.” – Amara P


REGISTRATION DETAILS

Some medicine making supplies (but not all) are included in the price of tuition. Please note that tuition does not cover travel to field sites around Northern California, associated camping fees, or meals.

Tuition: $1899

Early bird tuition: $1749.00 when paid in full by September 28, 2017

Payment Plan: $2000*

Down Payment: $650 Due on first day of class

Payments: 3 post-dated checks in the amount of $450.00 due January 6 / February 10 / March 16, 2018

*Includes a $101.00 Administrative Fee

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 $300. If you would like to continue with the full apprenticeship (and if there is space), an additional fee of $1,600.00 will be due.

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 1, 2017. Plan your schedule for the year wisely - no make-up classes will be offered. All students must sign an Acknowledgement of Financial Policies for this class.

HAALo accepts cash, check or credit card.

HOW DO I PAY?

Pay online through Eventbrite (fees apply) and use your credit card.

If you would like to avoid paying the fees:

Pay by phone by calling (530) 265-8804 and use your credit card.
Pay in Person at HAALo, 412 Commercial Street in Nevada City, 95959, using cash, check or credit card.

Pay by Mail
Call (530) 265-8804 to request registration form.
Fill out forms and enclose payment check, or money order
Mail to: HAALo, 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City, California 95945

FREE APPRENTICESHIP ORIENTATION SESSIONS WITH MARZA

Not sure if Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship is right for you? Learn more about the depth of this apprenticeship during a free orientation session. Class overview and field trips will be covered. Instructor Marza Millar will share stories about her own journey with herbs, her Celtic and Native American ancestral history and her teachers from all over the globe.

Nevada City: August 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., September 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept 28, 11a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at HAALo's Upstairs Loft, 408 Broad Street, Suite 13, Nevada City, California, 95959 (Upstairs in the New York Hotel Building)


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

This class is taught by Grandmother Marza Millar, Elder by birth rite of the Wind Creek, Yavapai, Clinical Herbalist, CMT, and MA. Marza’s upbringing in earth-based medicine comes from her Birth Rite with the Wind Creek Yavapai on her father’s side. After receiving a formal education and working in allopathic medicine, Marza returned to her roots and has spent decades of her life training in various earth-based medicine traditions. Marza is responsible to the Wind Creek Yavapai to hold the Emergence door of the 4th world, located in Sedona, Arizona. Her mother’s people are from Isle of Skye, Scotland and Kilkenny, Ireland. Marza is also a Druid Elder of Clach Na h'Annait Standing Stone. She has been adopted and trained in both rites from birth. Marza also received training in the traditional teachings of Lemuria given by the Elders of Naapoopoo Village, Big Island, Hawaii.

Want to learn more about Marza? Come to a free orientation on August 23, September 23 or 28, to meet her in person!

Sep
28
Thu
FREE Orientation For Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship, Level 1, Fall 2017
Sep 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Not Sure if Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship is right for you? Join instructor Marza Millar for an overview of this 9 month long class for a FREE Orientation. Class curriculum, field trips and instructor introduction will all be covered!

CLASS DESCRIPTION

The Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship: an experiential journey into Indigenous earth medicine and vibrational healing. ~ with Marza Millar

Learn the foundations of Indigenous earth wisdom with this unique, experiential 9-month apprenticeship with Nationally 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.

We will start with the beginning understanding that we have fields of energy and frequency running through our bodies everyday playing havoc with our health just like the toxins put in our food, air and water. We will be exploring with the understanding if we treat the body with plant medicines to heal, we must treat the frequency and bio electric fields around as well which can also cause disease, depression and emotional imbalance.

During the full 9 month course, we will be working with these energies, earth dowsing, and recognizing energetic patterns for such illnesses as cancer, depression, bipolar, addiction, mental illness.

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 basic plant medicine 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
    • Ho'oponopono
    • Time tracking
    • Wildcrafting
    • Making tinctures, salves, balms, vibrational essences, detoxification waters and working with live waters
    • Shamanic healing
    • Rites of passage

This course runs from November to July, 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 many years, and this is the fourth 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 outside of the HAALo class: 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 the opportunity to visit sacred sites with her in Hawaii. 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, and dates for upcoming orientation events for those who are interested in finding out more about this unique apprenticeship opportunity.

CLASS DATES

November 11 & 12, 2017

January 6 & 7, 2018

February 17 & 18, 2018

March 17 & 18, 2018

April 28 & 29, 2018

May 12 & 13, 2018

May 31 to June 2, 2018

June or July date TBA

All classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted as a Field trip. There will be 4 field trips total, others will be announced at the Free Orientation and are subject to change depending upon weather conditions.

FEEDBACK FROM MARZA'S STUDENTS

“Marza is engaging, inspiring, and carries ancient wisdom.” – Dixie H

“I have learned so much about the old ways of living in co-creation with our planet from Marza - it is a vast understatement to say it has changed my life! Marza's way of sharing her knowledge through sitting in circle, storytelling and dirt time are a testament to her understanding of the Earth and Earth-based traditions - what she has taught me couldn't be read in books or heard in lectures.” – Tiffany H

“The Earth Wisdom apprenticeship class expanded my capabilities in comprehending and implementing deeper healing in myself, loved ones and clients. Marza gently encourages students in expanding their knowledge and perceptions by learning frequency medicine in harmony with the plant medicines, mineral beings and shamanic practices. The hours invested in the classroom, lab and on field trips birthed within me a profound life changing realignment with the energies of the Earth. With Marza's guidance I got my feet back on the ground, expanded my heart and walk Mother Earth with a renewed spirit." – Andrea R

"I have been a spiritual guide and teacher for over 20 years, and I have found Marza Millar to be one of the wisest and most powerful teachers I have ever encountered. Having been on several sacred journeys with Marza, I have complete and total trust in her guidance, her teaching and her capabilities. She has taken me to places both physically and spiritually that I had never been before, and has greatly enriched my life in the process.. Among her many talents, is an ability to make people feel safe while expanding their consciousness - a mark of a great healer and teacher. Above all, she is deeply committed to helping others wholeheartedly, with tremendous compassion and humility. I always look forward to my next experience with Marza, knowing that it will expand the world as I know it and enhance my sense of my own self." – Grace

“I have been studying with Marza for the past three years. She has not only taught me an incredible amount about herbs and energetic medicine, but she has also deepened my relationship with the earth and myself. I have never been in a class that has had such a great impact on every aspect of my life. She truly embodies her teachings and is a powerful medicine woman that is a blessing to those that sit with her.” – Amara P


REGISTRATION DETAILS

Some medicine making supplies (but not all) are included in the price of tuition. Please note that tuition does not cover travel to field sites around Northern California, associated camping fees, or meals.

Tuition: $1899

Early bird tuition: $1749.00 when paid in full by September 28, 2017

Payment Plan: $2000*

Down Payment: $650 Due on first day of class

Payments: 3 post-dated checks in the amount of $450.00 due January 6 / February 10 / March 16, 2018

*Includes a $101.00 Administrative Fee

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 $300. If you would like to continue with the full apprenticeship (and if there is space), an additional fee of $1,600.00 will be due.

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 1, 2017. Plan your schedule for the year wisely - no make-up classes will be offered. All students must sign an Acknowledgement of Financial Policies for this class.

HAALo accepts cash, check or credit card.

HOW DO I PAY?

Pay online through Eventbrite (fees apply) and use your credit card.

If you would like to avoid paying the fees:

Pay by phone by calling (530) 265-8804 and use your credit card.
Pay in Person at HAALo, 412 Commercial Street in Nevada City, 95959, using cash, check or credit card.

Pay by Mail
Call (530) 265-8804 to request registration form.
Fill out forms and enclose payment check, or money order
Mail to: HAALo, 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City, California 95945

FREE APPRENTICESHIP ORIENTATION SESSIONS WITH MARZA

Not sure if Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship is right for you? Learn more about the depth of this apprenticeship during a free orientation session. Class overview and field trips will be covered. Instructor Marza Millar will share stories about her own journey with herbs, her Celtic and Native American ancestral history and her teachers from all over the globe.

Nevada City: August 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., September 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept 28, 11a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at HAALo's Upstairs Loft, 408 Broad Street, Suite 13, Nevada City, California, 95959 (Upstairs in the New York Hotel Building)


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

This class is taught by Grandmother Marza Millar, Elder by birth rite of the Wind Creek, Yavapai, Clinical Herbalist, CMT, and MA. Marza’s upbringing in earth-based medicine comes from her Birth Rite with the Wind Creek Yavapai on her father’s side. After receiving a formal education and working in allopathic medicine, Marza returned to her roots and has spent decades of her life training in various earth-based medicine traditions. Marza is responsible to the Wind Creek Yavapai to hold the Emergence door of the 4th world, located in Sedona, Arizona. Her mother’s people are from Isle of Skye, Scotland and Kilkenny, Ireland. Marza is also a Druid Elder of Clach Na h'Annait Standing Stone. She has been adopted and trained in both rites from birth. Marza also received training in the traditional teachings of Lemuria given by the Elders of Naapoopoo Village, Big Island, Hawaii.

Want to learn more about Marza? Come to a free orientation on August 23, September 23 or 28, to meet her in person!

Sep
30
Sat
Digestion, Anxiety, and the Zombie Apocalypse: An Herbal Weekend with 7Song
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

HAALo is pleased to bring renowned herbalist and instructor 7Song to Nevada City, CA for a weekend of herbal exploration, whimsical zombie apocalypse scenarios, street medicine, and an extra day of advanced herbalism training for community herbalists. With his vast experience of street medicine first-aid, materia medica, botany, body systems, and clinical herbalism, he brings forward a fresh, down-to-earth, yet scientific study of plant medicine.

Please join us for two days of intermediate to advanced herbal studies, with an extra day for those interested in his advanced class. We will be covering mental health, digestion, the nervous system, first-aid, street medicine, and (tongue in cheek) the zombie apocalypse - or community emergency herbal medicine. You may attend either Saturday or Sunday, or the entire weekend, and if you are a more advanced herbalist, you may be interested in the Monday class as well.

Early Bird Pricing:
Weekend Package$200.00
Saturday or Sunday Only:  $125.00

Regular Pricing
Weekend Package:  $250.00
Saturday or Sunday Only:  $150.00

SATURDAY- Herbal Medicine and Mental Health:
Please join us for two days of intermediate to advanced herbal studies and an extra day for those interested in his advanced class. We will be covering mental health, digestion, the nervous system, first-aid, street medicine, and (tongue in cheek) the zombie apocalypse - or community emergency herbal medicine. You may attend either Saturday or Sunday, or the entire weekend.

Herbal Medicine Mental Health Overview: This class will focus on some of the common mental health issues seen by herbalists. These include anxiety, depression, insomnia, cognitive disfunction, fatigue, and other symptoms associated with emotional and psychological health. These are part of a broad continuum of symptoms that can emerge from multiple causes and diseases. In this class, we will discuss the assessment and treatment strategies associated with each of these problems, along with specific plants, formulas, and lifestyle alternatives. This class is open to all levels of herbalists.

Physiology/ Pathophysiology: Clinical Approaches to Digestive Disorders: This class will focus on treating some of the acute and chronic digestive disorders encountered by herbalists, such as irritable bowel syndrome and food poisoning. We will look at how the digestive system is affected by other organ systems, and similarly, how digestive problems affect other aspects of health. Differential diagnosis will be discussed to help assess the source of the digestive problem. Pathophysiological and constitutional approaches with be covered, as well as preparing individual treatment protocols for patients. There will be a focus on herbal therapeutics including anti-inflammatories, demulcents, bitters, and nervous system remedies. This class will be focused on herbal treatments rather than nutritional and dietary strategies.This class is designed for high beginner to advanced herbalists.

Herbalist View Nervous System Disorders: This workshop will focus on a basic overview of the nervous system with discussion of intake strategies, herbal formulations, differential diagnoses, constitutional approaches, and treatment of problems such as anxiety, depression, cognitive disorders, and insomnia. This class is designed for medium to advanced herbalists. Beginners are welcome but it will be taught at a higher level.

SUNDAY - Herbal Street Medicine

The Herbalist Street Medic: Street medicine refers to the various types of health care practitioners that offer assistance and treatment at protests and demonstrations. These include encampments such as Standing Rock and also urban street protests.

Herbalists offer a valuable service in these situations with conditions ranging from anxiety, injuries, gastrointestinal problems, sleep disturbance, and pain. We will look at different ways of assessing these health needs and discussing single herbs and formulas to address them. There will be a focus on therapeutic categories such as anti-inflammatories, sedatives, and others that are useful for a variety of conditions. This is a practical class for those already helping in these situations or for those interested in taking part at these events. It is also open for anyone interested in generally learning these skills. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to attend, but the class will be taught at a higher level.

Herbalism 701: Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse: (Note: While this class is a bit whimsical and satirical, it also offers practical emergency first-aid medicine. And, while I originally taught this class in NYC, the location can be easily changed.)

It is the year ZA4, and the pestilential virus that swept the continents has left only a few million survivors. This includes you and about 350 others who have built a small village in the remains of Central Park, which has reverted back to wilderness. There are still wandering hordes of Zombe-ings infected with the rabies-like virus that makes them hunger for fresh meat. It also destroys most of their neural networks, making it difficult to kill them as they cannot feel anything. You are the herbalist, having spent years in training before The Fall. While you have pilfered all the drugs you can find, the majority of medicines are now plant-based. Everyday you scour Central and nearby parks, occasionally venturing into the meadowland's wildness to procure medicines for your rustic community apothecary and fledgling garden.

With no ammo, you will need to prepare and employ herbal poisons and plant traps to keep the community safe, as well as experimenting with antiviral plants in case anyone is bit - to stop them from changing. Soft tissue injuries will need to be treated, and herbal medicines prepared for the bacterial infections and viruses swirling around this outdoor camp.

While this class has its moments of humor and cheekiness, participants will learn a number of practical skills for The Collapse. Many useful medicines and treatment strategies will be covered along with the focus of using the plants around us and those easily found. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to attend but the class will be taught at a higher level.

Setting Up a First Aid Station: This class will cover setting up an off-the-grid wilderness first-aid station including useful herbal and medical supplies. There are a number of considerations when setting up a wilderness first-aid station. These include equipment, sanitation, lack of electricity, communications, maintaining supplies, assessment, and how to evacuate patients. Other concerns include staffing, care for other practitioners, working with multi-disciplinary practices, and setting up various treatment areas.

We will discuss basic supplies including herbal medicines and other equipment and how to use them in specific circumstances. The goal is for students to have practical knowledge to set up and work in these situations. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to attend, but the class will be taught at a higher level.

LINKS AND TICKET INFORMATION:

If you would like to attend Saturday and Sunday's classes, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digestion-anxiety-and-the-zombie-apocalypse-an-herbal-weekend-with-7song-tickets-37045326569

 


About 7Song

7Song is a clinical herbalist, teacher, botanist and naturalist. He is the director and main instructor of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca, NY. He is also the director of holistic medicine and a practicing herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic, an integrative clinic providing free herbal medicine and other health modalities to the wider community.

7Song has been involved in herbal first aid for many years. He has worked as a street medic and herbalist in a variety of clinics and first aid stations. He has helped run the first aid station at the Rainbow Gathering for over 20 years, which is an off-the-grid first aid station that sees up to 150 people a day with a wide range of health conditions.

One of his goals in teaching is showing how herbal medicine offers useful primary and adjunct treatments in first aid situations, especially working alongside a diversity of health care practitioners. He also endeavors to make herbal medicine accessible and affordable and reaching people who may know little about it.

One of his herbal medicine passions is traveling, gathering and preparing the herbal medicines that he uses in his practice. He also teaches at a number of herb schools and conferences in the US and abroad. Look for him in various habitats taking photographs of things that run, crawl, fly or photosynthesize.

Oct
1
Sun
Digestion, Anxiety, and the Zombie Apocalypse: An Herbal Weekend with 7Song
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

HAALo is pleased to bring renowned herbalist and instructor 7Song to Nevada City, CA for a weekend of herbal exploration, whimsical zombie apocalypse scenarios, street medicine, and an extra day of advanced herbalism training for community herbalists. With his vast experience of street medicine first-aid, materia medica, botany, body systems, and clinical herbalism, he brings forward a fresh, down-to-earth, yet scientific study of plant medicine.

Please join us for two days of intermediate to advanced herbal studies, with an extra day for those interested in his advanced class. We will be covering mental health, digestion, the nervous system, first-aid, street medicine, and (tongue in cheek) the zombie apocalypse - or community emergency herbal medicine. You may attend either Saturday or Sunday, or the entire weekend, and if you are a more advanced herbalist, you may be interested in the Monday class as well.

Early Bird Pricing:
Weekend Package$200.00
Saturday or Sunday Only:  $125.00

Regular Pricing
Weekend Package:  $250.00
Saturday or Sunday Only:  $150.00

SATURDAY- Herbal Medicine and Mental Health:
Please join us for two days of intermediate to advanced herbal studies and an extra day for those interested in his advanced class. We will be covering mental health, digestion, the nervous system, first-aid, street medicine, and (tongue in cheek) the zombie apocalypse - or community emergency herbal medicine. You may attend either Saturday or Sunday, or the entire weekend.

Herbal Medicine Mental Health Overview: This class will focus on some of the common mental health issues seen by herbalists. These include anxiety, depression, insomnia, cognitive disfunction, fatigue, and other symptoms associated with emotional and psychological health. These are part of a broad continuum of symptoms that can emerge from multiple causes and diseases. In this class, we will discuss the assessment and treatment strategies associated with each of these problems, along with specific plants, formulas, and lifestyle alternatives. This class is open to all levels of herbalists.

Physiology/ Pathophysiology: Clinical Approaches to Digestive Disorders: This class will focus on treating some of the acute and chronic digestive disorders encountered by herbalists, such as irritable bowel syndrome and food poisoning. We will look at how the digestive system is affected by other organ systems, and similarly, how digestive problems affect other aspects of health. Differential diagnosis will be discussed to help assess the source of the digestive problem. Pathophysiological and constitutional approaches with be covered, as well as preparing individual treatment protocols for patients. There will be a focus on herbal therapeutics including anti-inflammatories, demulcents, bitters, and nervous system remedies. This class will be focused on herbal treatments rather than nutritional and dietary strategies.This class is designed for high beginner to advanced herbalists.

Herbalist View Nervous System Disorders: This workshop will focus on a basic overview of the nervous system with discussion of intake strategies, herbal formulations, differential diagnoses, constitutional approaches, and treatment of problems such as anxiety, depression, cognitive disorders, and insomnia. This class is designed for medium to advanced herbalists. Beginners are welcome but it will be taught at a higher level.

SUNDAY - Herbal Street Medicine

The Herbalist Street Medic: Street medicine refers to the various types of health care practitioners that offer assistance and treatment at protests and demonstrations. These include encampments such as Standing Rock and also urban street protests.

Herbalists offer a valuable service in these situations with conditions ranging from anxiety, injuries, gastrointestinal problems, sleep disturbance, and pain. We will look at different ways of assessing these health needs and discussing single herbs and formulas to address them. There will be a focus on therapeutic categories such as anti-inflammatories, sedatives, and others that are useful for a variety of conditions. This is a practical class for those already helping in these situations or for those interested in taking part at these events. It is also open for anyone interested in generally learning these skills. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to attend, but the class will be taught at a higher level.

Herbalism 701: Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse: (Note: While this class is a bit whimsical and satirical, it also offers practical emergency first-aid medicine. And, while I originally taught this class in NYC, the location can be easily changed.)

It is the year ZA4, and the pestilential virus that swept the continents has left only a few million survivors. This includes you and about 350 others who have built a small village in the remains of Central Park, which has reverted back to wilderness. There are still wandering hordes of Zombe-ings infected with the rabies-like virus that makes them hunger for fresh meat. It also destroys most of their neural networks, making it difficult to kill them as they cannot feel anything. You are the herbalist, having spent years in training before The Fall. While you have pilfered all the drugs you can find, the majority of medicines are now plant-based. Everyday you scour Central and nearby parks, occasionally venturing into the meadowland's wildness to procure medicines for your rustic community apothecary and fledgling garden.

With no ammo, you will need to prepare and employ herbal poisons and plant traps to keep the community safe, as well as experimenting with antiviral plants in case anyone is bit - to stop them from changing. Soft tissue injuries will need to be treated, and herbal medicines prepared for the bacterial infections and viruses swirling around this outdoor camp.

While this class has its moments of humor and cheekiness, participants will learn a number of practical skills for The Collapse. Many useful medicines and treatment strategies will be covered along with the focus of using the plants around us and those easily found. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to attend but the class will be taught at a higher level.

Setting Up a First Aid Station: This class will cover setting up an off-the-grid wilderness first-aid station including useful herbal and medical supplies. There are a number of considerations when setting up a wilderness first-aid station. These include equipment, sanitation, lack of electricity, communications, maintaining supplies, assessment, and how to evacuate patients. Other concerns include staffing, care for other practitioners, working with multi-disciplinary practices, and setting up various treatment areas.

We will discuss basic supplies including herbal medicines and other equipment and how to use them in specific circumstances. The goal is for students to have practical knowledge to set up and work in these situations. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Beginners are welcome to attend, but the class will be taught at a higher level.

LINKS AND TICKET INFORMATION:

If you would like to attend Saturday and Sunday's classes, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digestion-anxiety-and-the-zombie-apocalypse-an-herbal-weekend-with-7song-tickets-37045326569

 


About 7Song

7Song is a clinical herbalist, teacher, botanist and naturalist. He is the director and main instructor of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca, NY. He is also the director of holistic medicine and a practicing herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic, an integrative clinic providing free herbal medicine and other health modalities to the wider community.

7Song has been involved in herbal first aid for many years. He has worked as a street medic and herbalist in a variety of clinics and first aid stations. He has helped run the first aid station at the Rainbow Gathering for over 20 years, which is an off-the-grid first aid station that sees up to 150 people a day with a wide range of health conditions.

One of his goals in teaching is showing how herbal medicine offers useful primary and adjunct treatments in first aid situations, especially working alongside a diversity of health care practitioners. He also endeavors to make herbal medicine accessible and affordable and reaching people who may know little about it.

One of his herbal medicine passions is traveling, gathering and preparing the herbal medicines that he uses in his practice. He also teaches at a number of herb schools and conferences in the US and abroad. Look for him in various habitats taking photographs of things that run, crawl, fly or photosynthesize.

Oct
2
Mon
Advanced Herbal Medicine for the Practicing Herbalist – A Clinical Perspective
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

HAALo is pleased to bring renowned herbalist and instructor 7Song to Nevada City, CA for a weekend of herbal exploration, whimsical zombie apocalypse scenarios, street medicine, and an extra day of advanced herbalism training for community herbalists. With his vast experience of street medicine first-aid, materia medica, botany, body systems, and clinical herbalism, he brings forward a fresh, down-to-earth, yet scientific study of plant medicine.

Please join us for two days of intermediate to advanced herbal studies, with an extra day for those interested in his advanced class. We will be covering mental health, digestion, the nervous system, first-aid, street medicine, and (tongue in cheek) the zombie apocalypse - or community emergency herbal medicine. You may attend either Saturday or Sunday, or the entire weekend, and if you are a more advanced herbalist, you may be interested in the Monday class as well.

Advanced Herbal Medicine for the Practicing Herbalist: A Clinical Perspective ~ with 7Song

Monday's class is for Intermediate to Advanced herbalists looking to deepen their understanding of herbalism from a clinical perspective. This class will be taught at a high Intermediate to Advanced level and will cover such topics as treating chronic illness, the male reproductive system, and 16 useful plants and formulas.

16 Useful Plants and Formulas for the Practicing Herbalist: This portion of the class covers some practical, clinically useful plants and formulas for a range of ailments.

An Herbalist's View of the Male Reproductive System: This class focuses on the organs, hormones, and functions of the male reproductive system. Along with common disorders, there will be a focus on problems that affect the prostate such as BPH and prostatitis. We will discuss various treatment strategies and herbal approaches for these disorders.

Treating Chronic Illness with Herbal Medicine: Useful Plants and Formulas for the Practicing HerbalistThe goal of this class is to help practicing herbalists and advanced herbal students gain practical skills working with people with chronic health care issues. We will cover a number of medicinal plants, therapeutic categories, and ways of putting together formulas for individuals. This includes using various preparations such as teas, tinctures, and external applications, as well considerations such as dosage and patient compliance.

LINKS AND TICKET INFORMATION:

If you would like to attend Saturday and Sunday's classes, please visit the link below for more info:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digestion-anxiety-and-the-zombie-apocalypse-an-herbal-weekend-with-7song-tickets-37045326569


About 7Song

7Song is a clinical herbalist, teacher, botanist and naturalist. He is the director and main instructor of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca, NY. He is also the director of holistic medicine and a practicing herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic, an integrative clinic providing free herbal medicine and other health modalities to the wider community.

7Song has been involved in herbal first aid for many years. He has worked as a street medic and herbalist in a variety of clinics and first aid stations. He has helped run the first aid station at the Rainbow Gathering for over 20 years, which is an off-the-grid first aid station that sees up to 150 people a day with a wide range of health conditions.

One of his goals in teaching is showing how herbal medicine offers useful primary and adjunct treatments in first aid situations, especially working alongside a diversity of health care practitioners. He also endeavors to make herbal medicine accessible and affordable and reaching people who may know little about it.

One of his herbal medicine passions is traveling, gathering and preparing the herbal medicines that he uses in his practice. He also teaches at a number of herb schools and conferences in the US and abroad. Look for him in various habitats taking photographs of things that run, crawl, fly or photosynthesize.

Nov
11
Sat
Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship, Level 1, Fall Session
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship is an experiential journey into Indigenous earth medicine and vibrational healing.  A unique 9 month long apprenticeship with nationally known teacher and Medicine Woman, Marza Millar.   Designed for those with a solid maturity and genuine interest in deepening the exploration of the self and the unseen, this study covers plant medicine, energetic patterns and Indigenous Medicine.

The full human experience of healing will be explored from multiple dimensions.

We will start with the beginning understanding that we have fields of energy and frequency running through our bodies everyday playing havoc with our health just like the toxins put in our food, air and water. We will be exploring with the understanding if we treat the body with plant medicines to heal, we must treat the frequency and bio electric fields around as well which can also cause disease, depression and emotional imbalance.

During the full 9 month course, we will be working with these energies, earth dowsing, and recognizing energetic patterns for such illnesses as cancer, depression, bipolar, addiction, mental illness.

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 basic plant medicine 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

    •        Ho'oponopono

    •        Time tracking

    •        Wildcrafting

    •        Making tinctures, salves, balms, vibrational essences, detoxification waters and working with live waters

    •        Shamanic healing

    •        Rites of passage

This course runs from November to July, 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 many years, and this is the fourth 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 outside of the HAALo class: 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 the opportunity to visit sacred sites with her in Hawaii. 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, and dates for upcoming orientation events for those who are interested in finding out more about this unique apprenticeship opportunity.

CLASS DATES

November 11 & 12, 2017

January 6 & 7, 2018

February 17 & 18, 2018

March 17 & 18, 2018

April 28 & 29, 2018

May 12 & 13, 2018

May 31 to June 2, 2018

June or July date TBA

All classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted as a Field trip.  There will be 4 field trips total, others will be announced at the Free Orientation and are subject to change depending upon weather conditions.

FEEDBACK FROM MARZA'S STUDENTS

“Marza is engaging, inspiring, and carries ancient wisdom.” – Dixie H

“I have learned so much about the old ways of living in co-creation with our planet from Marza - it is a vast understatement to say it has changed my life! Marza's way of sharing her knowledge through sitting in circle, storytelling and dirt time are a testament to her understanding of the Earth and Earth-based traditions - what she has taught me couldn't be read in books or heard in lectures.” – Tiffany H

“The Earth Wisdom apprenticeship class expanded my capabilities in comprehending and implementing deeper healing in myself, loved ones and clients. Marza gently encourages students in expanding their knowledge and perceptions by learning frequency medicine in harmony with the plant medicines, mineral beings and shamanic practices. The hours invested in the classroom, lab and on field trips birthed within me a profound life changing realignment with the energies of the Earth. With Marza's guidance I got my feet back on the ground, expanded my heart and walk Mother Earth with a renewed spirit." – Andrea R

"I have been a spiritual guide and teacher for over 20 years, and I have found Marza Millar to be one of the wisest and most powerful teachers I have ever encountered. Having been on several sacred journeys with Marza, I have complete and total trust in her guidance, her teaching and her capabilities. She has taken me to places both physically and spiritually that I had never been before, and has greatly enriched my life in the process.. Among her many talents, is an ability to make people feel safe while expanding their consciousness - a mark of a great healer and teacher. Above all, she is deeply committed to helping others wholeheartedly, with tremendous compassion and humility. I always look forward to my next experience with Marza, knowing that it will expand the world as I know it and enhance my sense of my own self." – Grace

“I have been studying with Marza for the past three years. She has not only taught me an incredible amount about herbs and energetic medicine, but she has also deepened my relationship with the earth and myself. I have never been in a class that has had such a great impact on every aspect of my life. She truly embodies her teachings and is a powerful medicine woman that is a blessing to those that sit with her.” – Amara P


REGISTRATION DETAILS

Some medicine making supplies (but not all) are included in the price of tuition. Please note that tuition does not cover travel to field sites around Northern California, associated camping fees, or meals.

Tuition: $1899

Early bird tuition: $1749.00 when paid in full by September 28, 2017

Payment Plan: $2000*

Down Payment:  $650 Due on first day of class

Payments:   3 post-dated checks in the amount of $450.00 due January 6 / February 10 / March 16, 2018

*Includes a $101.00 Administrative Fee

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 $300. If you would like to continue with the full apprenticeship (and if there is space), an additional fee of $1,600.00 will be due.

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 1, 2017. Plan your schedule for the year wisely - no make-up classes will be offered.  All students must sign an Acknowledgement of Financial Policies for this class.

HAALo accepts cash, check or credit card.

LODGING

Please visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Lodging Website for information about places to stay during your class.  Camping is available at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and at the Inn Town Campground and other locations.

HOW DO I PAY?

Pay online through Eventbrite (fees apply) and use your credit card.

If you would like to avoid paying the fees:

Pay by phone by calling (530) 265-8804 and use your credit card.
Pay in Person at HAALo, 412 Commercial Street in Nevada City, 95959, using cash, check or credit card.

Pay by Mail
Call (530) 265-8804 to request registration form.
Fill out forms and enclose payment check, or money order
Mail to:  HAALo, 412 Commercial Street, Nevada City, California 95945

FREE APPRENTICESHIP ORIENTATION SESSIONS WITH MARZA

Not sure if Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship is right for you? Learn more about the depth of this apprenticeship during a free orientation session.  Class overview and field trips will be covered.  Instructor Marza Millar will share stories about her own journey with herbs, her Celtic and Native American ancestral history and her teachers from all over the globe.

Nevada City: August 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., September 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept 28, 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at HAALo's Upstairs Loft, 408 Broad Street, Suite 13, Nevada City, California, 95959 (Upstairs in the New York Hotel Building)

 


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

This class is taught by Grandmother Marza Millar, Elder by birth rite of the Wind Creek, Yavapai, Clinical Herbalist, CMT, and MA. Marza’s upbringing in earth-based medicine comes from her Birth Rite with the Wind Creek Yavapai on her father’s side. After receiving a formal education and working in allopathic medicine, Marza returned to her roots and has spent decades of her life training in various earth-based medicine traditions. Marza is responsible to the Wind Creek Yavapai to hold the Emergence door of the 4th world, located in Sedona, Arizona. Her mother’s people are from Isle of Skye, Scotland and Kilkenny, Ireland. Marza is also a Druid Elder of Clach Na h'Annait Standing Stone. She has been adopted and trained in both rites from birth. Marza also received training in the traditional teachings of Lemuria given by the Elders of Naapoopoo Village, Big Island, Hawaii.

Want to learn more about Marza? Come to a free orientation on August 23, September 23 or 28, to meet her in person!