The Earth Wisdom Herbal Apprenticeship 2015

The Earth Wisdom Herbal Apprenticeship 2015
Event on 2015-03-14 10:00:00

The Earth Wisdom Apprenticeship: 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
  • Ho'oponopono
  • Time tracking
  • Wildcrafting
  • Making tinctures, salves, balms, lotions, potions, Vibrational Essences, essential oils, healing elixirs, detoxification waters and live waters
  • Medicine woman ways
  • 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 first year she will be partnering with HAALo as administrator for logistics and support for the entire apprenticeship. We are very excited about this new 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.

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

Apprenticeship is limited to 15 students. The first weekend introductory weekend is open to 20 students.

Full Apprenticeship
Tuition includes all medicine making supplies. Tuition does not cover travel to field sites around Northern California, associated camping fees, or meals.

Tuition: 00

Early bird tuition: 00 when paid in full by February 28, payment by check preferred.

Payment Plan: This plan is divided into 9 payments. There is a 0 administrative fee for this option. Payment by check is preferred. Payment plan terms are as follows:

First payment of 0 is due by March 7. Submit 8 post-dated checks for 5, made out to HAALo, post-dated for the first of every month, April through November. Credit card option is available by request.

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 (and those refunds are subject to a 0 administrative fee). 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 0. If you would like to continue with the full apprenticeship (and if there is space), an additional fee of ,600 will be due. Payment plan options are available (0 due in March, and 5 due the first of each month, as outlined above).


 Free Apprenticeship Orientation Sessions with Marza
Get to know Marza and learn more about the depth of this apprenticeship during these free orientation sessions:

Nevada City: February 26, 6-8pm at the HAALo Herb Shoppe.

Can't make it? Watch Marza talk about this year's apprenticeship or see her present Ancient Teachings from Hawaii for Sacred Mysteries TV.

You can also catch Marza in Sacramento on Sunday, February 22 for an introductory, 2-hour clsas on Energetic Healing & Sacred Waters.  She will also be answering questions about the upcoming apprenticeship. For more details, visit Sunlight of the Spirit Books & Gifts.

 Apprenticeship Schedule

March 14-15
April 18-19
May 16-17
June 4 -7*
July 18-19
Aug 15-16
Sept 19-20
Oct 10-11
Nov 14-15

*3 day field trip to Bristlecone in High Sierra

About the Instructor

This class is taught by Grandmother Marza Millar, Wind Creek Yavapai Elder, Clinical Herbalist, CMT, MA

Marza’s upbringing in earth-based medicine comes from her father’s people, the Yavapai. 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 one of the last Grandmother's of the Wind Creek Yavapai, Sedona Arizona. Her father's people.  Her mother’s people are from Isle of Skye, Scotland and Kilkenny, Ireland, and Marza is a Druid Elder of Clach Na h'Annait Standing Stone.  She has been trained in both rites from birth. Marza also received training traditional teachings of Lemuria given by the Elders of Naapoopoo Village, Big Island, Hawaii. 

Marza worked with Flower Essence Services for 10 years as Educator and Sales Manager. She has studied with Dr. Emoto, Bruce Lipton, Teresita Espinoza, Lynn Tagart and the Heartmath Institute. She has worked with and developed Vibrational Biodynamic Medicines for the last 20 years while teaching nationally and internationally. Marza has recently worked for 5 years developing the Biodynamic line of Etheric Light Essentials, now available in the commercial herbal marketplace.

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

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

  native plant and tree ID


  watershed literacy


  sacred site mapping and study of energy lines

Biological History of Sierra Nevada

Study of Elevation

Study of the remaining imprints of Ancient Civilizations

  Ancient Earth Temples and Stone Circles

  Telluric Energetic Grid Lines

Geomancy and Geomancy Tools

Gemology & Minerology


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

Study of Prophecy such as the Hopi, White Buffalo Calf Woman, and Eagle & Condor

Creative Writing and Dream Charting


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

Star Lore

  Orions Constellation and Ancient Civilizations

  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




at HAALo
412 Commercial St.
Nevada City, United States

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