David Crow, LAc
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Explore the preventive and curative powers of modern and ancient herbal formulas to strengthen, revitalize, and reclaim your health in a holistic and sustainable way.
Herbal formulas offer a wide range of important health benefits, and can be used for both prevention and healing.
These botanical remedies are timely and increasingly important in a world whose vitality hinges on our ability to create long-term, sustainable solutions for our health, environment, and economies.
In this way, they’re powerful allies that can be easily brought into every home with safe and simple preparations that we make ourselves or purchase from high-quality, reputable sources.
In this illuminating new 7-week course with David Crow, plant medicine pioneer and host of The Shift Network’s Plant Medicine Summit, you’ll explore the extensive pharmacopeias of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic, and Western herbal medicinal formulas... and learn how to blend many of these preparations at home with a few common ingredients and clinical preparations that are infused with centuries of knowledge from traditional medical systems.
With David, you’ll expand your herbal pharmacy by demystifying these classical formulas — including gaining a deeper understanding of the physiological actions that a formula produces and learning when and how to use it. He’ll also teach you how to formulate unique recipes that can be highly effective, safe, and enjoyable to use.
Each week, you’ll explore the primary herbal synergies for a different aspect of health — from improving respiratory and digestive wellness to aiding detoxification, strengthening immunity, reducing pain and inflammation, and more.
You’ll discover the “Medicine Horse” that carries formulas to various organs and tissues, a fun Ayurvedic “Rock Candy” formula, China’s “Immortality and Enlightenment Pellet,” the “Peaceful Sleep” formula, the “Happy Menopause Pill,” and more.
The bulk of pharmaceuticals today mask physical symptoms, which often perpetuates dependency, imbalance within the body, and sustained illness without ever fully unveiling the cause.
This works against our biology, which is actually very similar to plants, and is designed to work with the healing wisdom of the natural world to balance, sustain, and foster heightened health on all levels of our being.
The high-frequency energy of plants also aids in our spiritual evolution by providing us with the purest forms of energy that nourish us on all levels of our being, creating deep resonance and balance within our body systems.
Working with classical herbal formulas, you’ll encounter not only vast pharmacopeias, but numerous herbal synergies for detoxifying and rejuvenating, and ways of preparing and using herbs — including those you might already have in your home pharmacy.
Some formulas are simple, such as Er Miao San, the “Two Marvels Powder” from China... while some are more complex, such as the Ayurvedic preparation Kumaryasava, which has 45 ingredients.
Others, such as Chyavanprash, an Ayurvedic herbal jam that has been used for centuries, are rich in nutrients and adaptogenic herbs for rejuvenation.
Throughout this hands-on, immersive course, you’ll become adept at blending simple and complex formulas... in part, by learning how to effectively address the most common conditions by mastering the uses of a small number of herbal preparations.
With Ayurveda, you can work with Ghritams — herbal formulas prepared in ghee; Asavas and Arishtams — herbal wines; and Thailams — herbal medicated oils. Traditional Chinese Medicine offers us medicated liniments and plasters, pills, powders, and decoctions. And Western herbalism uses tinctures, herbal syrups, essential oils, and a wide range of products for topical applications.
Are you ready to explore the healing power of modern and ancient formulas through a course that focuses on not one, but THREE herbal medicine traditions?
Join David for this enlightening new 7-week course to discover how to holistically rejuvenate your health through the therapeutic powers of modern and ancient herbal formulas.
In this health-enhancing course with David, you’ll:
- Harness the preventive and curative powers of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic, and Western herbal medicinal formulas
- Develop a holistic approach to healing that unmasks illness and dis-ease for enhanced, empowered, and sustainable self-care
- Expand your herbal pharmacy by blending and formulating unique, effective, safe, and enjoyable recipes
- Discover the primary herbal synergies, blending principles, and healing mechanisms of formulas for the respiratory, digestive, nervous, and endocrine systems
- Learn how to address the most common conditions by mastering the uses of a small number of herbal preparations
- Counteract stress and improve cognition with formulas that calm the mind and emotions, support deeply restorative sleep, and uplift your mood
- Explore herbal formulas for women’s health — including gynecological and hormone balancing
- Master formulas for detoxification, rejuvenation, vitality, and immunity
- Discover the “Medicine Horse” that carries formulas to various organs and tissues, a fun Ayurvedic “Rock Candy” formula, China’s “Immortality and Enlightenment Pellet,” the “Peaceful Sleep” formula, the “Happy Menopause Pill” — and more
- Explore how herbal medicine can play a beneficial role in breaking the cycles of addictions
- Experience freedom from pain and inflammation through the healing properties of medicinal plants — including how to incorporate cannabis products into classical and contemporary formulas
- Learn how the high-frequency energy of plants aids in our spiritual evolution
- And much more...
You’ll also have the option of adding two 1-on-1 personal consultations with David to further support your health (see below for details).
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What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
In this 7-week transformational intensive, David will guide you through the fundamental skills you’ll need to successfully create modern and ancient herbal formulas for strengthening and revitalizing your health in an empowering, holistic, and sustainable way.
The Power of Live Streaming Video
You’ll connect with David and experience his teachings through live streaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of David’s transmissions. Or you can listen to just the audio by phone.
(Can’t make it live? No worries! After each class, the video and audio recordings will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format at your convenience.)
Course Sessions Thursdays at 1:00pm Pacific
This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with David. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to select, create, and use powerful plant medicines for optimal self-care.
PLUS, you have the option to add two 1-on-1 personal consultations with David to further support your health.
Module 1: Formulas for the Respiratory System (November 18)
There are many traditional herbal formulas that are highly effective for preventing and healing common respiratory conditions. Some are specific in their actions, others are broad spectrum. Some have centuries of empirical evidence showing their efficacy, while others have modern scientific research confirming their antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and immune-enhancing powers.
During this opening week with David, you’ll discover theprimary herbal synergies and blending principles for respiratory formulas.
In Asia there are many Chinese and Ayurvedic formulas that are household names that can easily be incorporated into the family medicine cabinet with excellent results.
Whether for home or clinic, or whether we’re using finished products or making our own blends, it is only necessary to master the uses of a small number of preparations in order to effectively address the most common conditions such as colds and flus, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, and respiratory allergies, with either minimal or no use of allopathic drugs.
During this opening week, you’ll discover:
- Yin Qiao San and Gan Mao Ling: 2 of the most frequently prescribed remedies in Chinese medicine clinics around the world for acute upper-respiratory infections
- Herbal cough syrups, essential-oil synergies and Annupanas, and the “Medicine Horse” that carries formulas to various organs and tissues
- Sitopaladi: the Ayurvedic “Rock Candy” formula for colds and flus
- The “Jade Screen” and other major Chinese formulas for respiratory immunity
- Important contemporary formulas from Western herbology for the lungs
- Nasya therapy for sinus conditions: Anu Thailam and other medicated oils
Module 2: Formulas for the Digestive System (December 2)
The digestive system is a sensitive and complex environment, easily disturbed by poor-quality food, stress, medications, and microbial pathogens.
This week, you’ll discover the primary herbal synergies and blending principles for digestive formulas... and why herbal medicine is highly effective for healing the digestive system.
Herbal formulas have been used for millennia for their abilities to strengthen digestive functions, fight infections, reduce inflammation, and enhance and balance assimilation and elimination.
In chronic and complex conditions, regulating the digestive functions is a primary treatment strategy that enables herbs to work at deeper levels. If the digestive system cannot assimilate well, herbs used for other systems will not be effective.
There are numerous safe and easy-to-use formulas that give consistent benefits for addressing both mild transient symptoms, as well as chronic and acute illness — even when there has been a long history of controlling symptoms with antibiotics or other allopathic drugs.
During the second class, you’ll discover:
- Dantyarishtam, Avipattikar Churna, and other Ayurvedic formulas for bowel regulation
- Trikatu and Hingvastak Churnas: warming Ayurvedic formulas for increasing digestive fire and metabolism
- Digestive bitters: how to safely and effectively use one of Western herbalism’s greatest contributions to natural medicine
- Eladi Churna: an aromatic herbal-powder formula for regulating appetite and digestive functions
- Important contemporary formulas from Western herbology for the digestive system
- Kang Ning Wan: the “curing pill” that’s one of China’s most widely used formulas effective against a wide range of common symptoms
- Addressing “Gu Syndrome” with Jia Jian Su He Tang: an antiparasitic formula for digestive infections, Lyme, IBS, and recovery from repeated antibiotic use
Module 3: Formulas for Relaxing & Strengthening the Nervous System (December 9)
Stress, nutrient deficiencies, environmental toxins, medications that deplete neurotransmitters, and normal aging are only a few of the many influences that weaken and damage healthy brain function.
This week, you’ll explore the primary herbal synergies and blending principles for nervous-system formulas. The neuro-protective powers of medicinal plants have both a long history of use and empirical evidence of efficacy in traditional Asian medical systems, which is now validated by modern scientific research.
Safe, accessible, and easy to use, formulas containing these herbs are increasingly important for everyone for long-term prevention, as well as the healing of neurodegenerative conditions.
Cognitive function is the foundation for all success and accomplishment, whether it’s our work in the world or our inner spiritual development.
Throughout time, plants that support mental functions, enhance memory, and improve concentration have been regarded as having a unique and special place in the botanical pharmacopeia for supporting mental wellbeing.
Formulas from medicinal plants offer strong support to help counteract stress, calm the mind and emotions, support deeply restorative sleep, and uplift mood. When integrated with meditation and other practices, herbal formulas can transform the suffering of the mind into a path of spiritual evolution.
This week, you’ll explore:
- An Mien: the “Peaceful Sleep” formula
- Brahma Rasayana: an Ayurvedic rejuvenative formula for the brain first mentioned in the Vedic text Ashtangahrudayam
- Shenxian Dushi Dan: the “Immortality and Enlightenment Pellet” formulated by a 16th-century Taoist
- Saraswata Churna: an Ayurvedic powdered herbal formula that supports cognitive function, enhances memory, and helps develop intelligence
- Important contemporary formulas from Western herbology for the nervous system
Module 4: Gynecological Formulas (December 16)
There are numerous categories of herbs that are beneficial for balancing the female hormonal system including uterine tonics, blood tonics, endocrine regulators, emmenagogues, and others.
This week, you’ll explore the primary herbal synergies and blending principles for gynecological and hormone balancing to support women’s health — for relieving the discomfort of many common gynecological conditions, including PMS, dysmenorrhea, and menopausal hormonal imbalances.
Many of these are nutritive and focus on building strong blood; many are relaxant and antispasmodic to increase the comfort of the menstrual cycle; many are cooling for menopausal symptoms and work by supporting endocrine balance; and many are supportive of liver function, which plays a crucial role in hormonal balance.
And, many of these classical formulas are available from reputable sources, and those that are not can be duplicated in the home pharmacy using individual ingredients.
During the fourth class, you’ll discover:
- Geng Nian An Pian, the “Happy Menopause Pill,” Nu Ke Ba Zhen Wan, “Women’s Precious Pills,” and other classical formulas from China
- Kumaryasavam: a classical Ayurvedic formula for rebuilding the blood
- Wenjing Tang: a classical formula for a variety of gynecological conditions
- Ba Zhen Tong: the “8-Treasure Decoction” for strengthening the blood
- Xiao Yao San: the “Free and Easy Wanderer Formula” — one of the most commonly used Chinese formulas for premenstrual syndrome
- Satavarigulam: a classical Ayurvedic nutritive formula for regulating the menstrual cycle
- Important contemporary formulas from Western herbology for female hormonal balance
Module 5: Formulas for Detoxification (January 6)
Detoxification is not only a major branch of natural medicine that helps heal many conditions, it also has profound implications for removing the obstacles to health, happiness, and fulfillment, and plays an important role in our spiritual evolution.
This week, you’ll explore the primary herbal synergies and blending principles for detoxification formulas.
Because of these functions, herbal medicine can play a beneficial role in breaking the cycles of addictions at the physical level, and give support to mental and emotional wellbeing. When integrated into holistic treatment strategies with other natural approaches, these powers are even more pronounced.
Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western herbal medicines all have extensive pharmacopeias of formulas that are highly effective for both intensive, as well as gentle detoxification. By studying the classical formulas, we can learn how to safely and effectively detoxify, whether it’s from addictions, stress, inflammation, microbial infections, or other problems.
In that process, we also discover that detoxification is an ongoing natural physiological process that has many dimensions and subtleties that are commonly overlooked and misunderstood.
This week, you’ll discover:
- Chandanasavam and other classical Ayurvedic formulas for detoxification of the urinary tract system
- Wuling San: a Chinese formula first mentioned 1,850 years ago that regulates water metabolism
- Triphala: the famous “3 fruits” of classical Ayurveda that gently cleanse and restore
- Guggulu formulas: complex Ayurvedic preparations based on myrrh resin that detoxify various systems
- Classical Chinese formulas for detoxification of the liver, blood, and skin
- Scudder’s Alterative, Hoxsey formula, and ESSIAC®: 3 classical Western formulas for deep detoxification
- Important contemporary formulas from Western herbology for detoxification
Module 6: Formulas for Rejuvenation, Vitality & Immunity (January 13)
Exhaustion and burnout can often be prevented with lifestyle changes, good nutrition, time management, and other methods, but many times it’s unavoidable because of life’s circumstances.
This week, you’ll explore the primary herbal synergies and blending principles for rejuvenation formulas. David will show you how herbal formulas offer strong protection for the body and mind in stressful times through a wide range of physiological actions including nutritive support, harmonizing of the endocrine system, and rejuvenation of adrenal function.
Many of the formulas in this pharmacopeia can be used not only to recover from states of depletion, but can also be taken over an extended period of time to build greater resistance to stress.
At the center of rejuvenation therapies, we find medicinal plants with adaptogenic powers. Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine offer sophisticated formulas for rejuvenating the body and mind. These formulas offer unique restorative powers that balance and strengthen the immune, endocrine, and neurological systems.
While generally safe, nontoxic, and easy to use, these preparations require knowledge of who, when, and how to use them for maximum benefits. Using nurturing therapies and medicinal plants rich in nutritive compounds, we can restore strong immunity, overcome fatigue, and increase the length, quality, and enjoyment of life.
During the sixth week, you’ll discover:
- Dasamoolarishtam: a classical Ayurvedic herbal wine for rejuvenating vitality
- Bringarajarasam: a classical formula for increasing strength and weight
- Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan: the “Tonify the Middle and Benefit Qi’’ formula — an adaptogenic tonic from the 13th century that supports recovery in the aftermath of severe illness
- Shengmai San, “Generate Pulse Powder” — one of China’s most popular and extensively researched superfood remedies that nourishes fluids
- Guizhi Tang, the “Cinnamon Twig and Poria Pill,” regarded as the “Mother of All Classical Remedies,” which boosts microcirculation and immune function and has pronounced adaptogenic effects
- Chyawanprash: originating from the Vedic text Ashtangahrudayam, this is one of the most renowned rejuvenative formulas in modern and classical Ayurveda
- Important contemporary formulas from Western herbology for detoxification
Module 7: Formulas for Pain & Inflammation (January 20)
Pain and inflammation can be tremendous obstacles to enjoying and fulfilling the desires of life.
During the last week of class, you’ll discover the primary herbal synergies and blending principles for addressing pain conditions.
When one has been freed from pain by the powers of medicinal plants, a profound appreciation for the benevolence and healing compassion of nature’s remedies arises.
The pharmacopeia of pain relieving and anti-inflammatory herbs is vast and requires knowledge to use correctly, but with a few simple, safe, and easily available formulas, even complex and chronic conditions can be benefitted.
The pharmacopeias of Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Western herbal traditions contain many formulas that have centuries of empirical evidence for anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and analgesic purposes.
The actions of these remedies are often not as dramatic as pharmaceutical drugs, but they work at a deeper level to restore healthy physiological functions and speed healing, which medications rarely do.
Whether it’s musculoskeletal, neurological, gynecological, or neurologically-based, pain and inflammation can be effectively managed or eliminated using a relatively small number of classic or contemporary formulas.
During the last class, you’ll discover:
- Important contemporary formulas from Western herbology for various types of musculoskeletal pain
- Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan and other classical Chinese formulas for joint pain and inflammation
- Mahanarayana Thailam: the ultimate Ayurvedic relaxing oil for muscles and joints
- St. John’s wort, calendula, and arnica: macerated oil formulations widely used in Western herbology and essential-oil blending for various pain conditions
- Si Wu Tang, Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang, and other TCM formulas for dysmenorrhea and uterine pain
- Yogaraj and Kaishore Guggulu: Ayurvedic myrrh-based formulas for musculoskeletal pain and inflammation
- Nasya oils and other formulations from Ayurveda and TCM for head and neck pain
- Classical formulas for digestive pain and inflammation
- Incorporating cannabis products into classical and contemporary formulas
Two 1-on-1 Personal Consultations With David (Optional)
Which treatments can best address your health concerns? What’s working for you? What isn’t?
This is your opportunity for a personalized medical consultation with David. Your two 60-minute sessions with David can be done by phone, video conference, or email.
Your consultation will be unique and personalized, but the topics you’ll discuss might include:
- Creating an individualized pharmacy of herbs and essential oils that address YOUR health and medical needs safely, effectively, and affordably
- The safe uses of herbs and essential oils according to your age, constitution, vitality, and other factors
- Herb/drug interactions
- Developing strategies to work with allopathic doctors when integrative medicine is needed
- Ordering and reading lab tests
- Up-to-date research on natural medicine and state-of-the-art treatments
- Individualized diet programs
- Sources for highest quality natural products
- Referrals to other practitioners, educational resources, and health facilities
- Meditation and spiritual guidance, stress-reduction instruction, and lifestyle modifications
Investment: $150 per session. This includes David reviewing your medical records, which you’ll send over beforehand, a complete herb program, and a follow-up email. (If you need a series of consultations over time, there are reduced rates for multiple sessions, as well as discounts if you refer others.)
The Herbal Formulas Bonus Collection
In addition to David’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these special bonuses with leading visionaries and teachers to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
What Ayurveda Tells Us About Epidemics
Video Dialogue With David Crow and Dr. Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
In this informative video dialogue between Dr. Vasant Lad and David, you’ll discover how Ayurveda has approached epidemics for thousands of years — from healing teas and remedies to well-known antiviral plants. This knowledge has changed very little over time and can be easily integrated into our daily lives to improve immunity, resilience, and vitality.
Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome: Rebuilding the Vital Force With Herbs
Video Dialogue With David Crow and Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, RH(AHG)
Fighting off a strong infection can leave you feeling run down, debilitated, and depleted, with no amount of sleep seeming to fix it. In the aftermath, the immune system and your white blood cell count may be depleted. In this compelling video dialogue between David and Chanchal Cabrera, you’ll discover the science and latest thinking about onset and progression of post-viral fatigue syndrome. Listen in and learn how to use adaptogens, tonics, and sedative and nervine herbs, to repair adrenal function, restore deep immunity, and build vital force to restore energy and stamina.
20% Discount at Floracopeia Online Store
As part of your participation in the course, you’ll receive a 20% savings on any purchases you’d like to make from David’s Floracopeia online store. Floracopeia was established to provide the highest quality aromatic treasures and health education, to support ecological agriculture, and to promote traditional plant-based knowledge. You can find amazing essential oils and flower essences to promote your health, vitality, and spiritual opening.
Note: No purchase is required for the course, and it is not required to use Floracopeia products. You may use whatever products you’d like for your training.
Herbal Supplier Discount Package
David’s extensive knowledge of plant medicine comes with years of experience in selecting the best suppliers for his formulas. As part of your participation in his latest course, you’ll receive 10% savings on purchases made from three of David’s recommended herbal suppliers below. No purchase is required for the course, and it is also not required to use products from these particular brands. You may use whatever products you’d like for your training!
10% Discount at Banyan Botanicals
Banyan Botanicals produces the highest quality Ayurvedic products using certified organic herbs that are sustainably sourced and fairly traded.
10% Discount at Herbalist & Alchemist
Herbalist & Alchemist’s mission is to develop, manufacture, and distribute herbal supplements that are of the highest quality, manufactured from plant material that originates in harmony with the environment: organically grown, ethically wild-crafted or sustainably harvested.
10% Discount at Five Flavors Herbs
Five Flavors Herbs cultivates a unique and specialized approach to holistic healing and bridges the therapeutic traditions of East and West. Focused on sustainable, local, and ethically wild-harvested botanicals, They formulate herbal products that provide superior care for individual patients and reliable tools for practitioners and purveyors.
What Graduates of David’s Courses Are Saying...
— Kathryn Wylde: “David Has an Incredible Desire to Bring His Teachings and His Knowledge to Help as Many People as He Can”
“As always, David Crow has a wealth of knowledge to impart to his students.”
I have taken quite a few courses from David Crow through The Shift Network. As always, David Crow has a wealth of knowledge to impart to his students. I have learned so much from David to use in my everyday life and to talk to my friends about him and the courses he teaches. I highly recommend his courses and The Shift Network. Thank you, David.
— Aretta Klingbeil, Fayetteville, Georgia
“He elegantly weaves the paths of legalities, realistic expectations, and self-responsibility...”
As a naturopath, I enjoy the opportunity to expand my knowledge and respect for the practices and philosophy of other cultures, which David gives firsthand experiences of. He elegantly weaves the paths of legalities, realistic expectations, and self-responsibility, and I agree with and practice the teaching to clients to think like a clinician.
— Jenny Kenneally, Australia
“David Crow is an amazing teacher...”
This course exceeded my expectations. David Crow is an amazing teacher with his lectures and the added information he provides to ensure that we understand and have the resources available. I appreciate the multidimensional and spiritual, energetic aspects of the healing properties of the herbs and oils, and how he explains that. Thank you!
— Marsha, Michigan
“I have taken several of David’s courses and have never been disappointed in any of them.”
I have taken several of David’s courses and have never been disappointed in any of them. The amount of information you receive has been very helpful for me and my practice.
— Emily Smith, Columbus, Ohio
“His courses and guidance have had a profound positive effect on my life.”
David Crow has an amazing range of knowledge about herbs, tree medicine, essential oils, and Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of healing. His courses are chock-full of information through lectures, monographs, and detailed handouts. I’ve also benefited from his one-on-one consultations, in which he encourages me to participate in my own healing by safely experimenting with herbs until I find the right combinations that soothe and heal. His courses and guidance have had a profound positive effect on my life.
— Nancy Simonds, East Windsor, Connecticut
“He is very patient and is able to explain things in a way that people of all levels can learn from.”
This was my first course with The Shift Network. David’s slides and materials were such a huge part of this course, I now have amazing references to go back to as I delve deeper into tree medicine. I am a visual learner, so David taking the time to show us what the resins and the trees actually look like will help me remember what they’re used for. This course has gotten me excited about learning more. I highly recommend taking this course and any other that David teaches. He is very patient and is able to explain things in a way that people of all levels can learn from.
— Catherine, Calgary, Canada
“I feel the course was superbly organized and the resources offered were amazing.”
I feel the course was superbly organized and the resources offered were amazing. As a practicing herbalist, I know the path of learning goes on forever, and this course not only taught me more, it gave me sources to study for a long time to come. It more than filled my expectations!
— Linda Vaughan, Santa Cruz, California
“His teachings give me a deeper understanding and awareness.”
I love David’s teachings, and how he combines practical knowledge, his wisdom, plant wisdom, the sacredness of trees, plants, nature, and the gifts she provides us and our connection to it. His teachings give me a deeper understanding and awareness. David and his teachings are a gift. I have taken several of his courses and will continue to take any future courses he offers. I highly recommend any of David Crow’s courses.
— Ramona, Bancroft, Canada
“David is thoughtful, reverent, and kind in his responses to questions and I really appreciate his global perspective on trees.”
There is so much to learn about tree medicine, and David presents the information in a comprehensive and organized format. I have incorporated more tree medicines into my home pharmacy and daily routine, and I have so much more to assimilate and put into practice. David is thoughtful, reverent, and kind in his responses to questions and I really appreciate his global perspective on trees. He encourages us to continue to put all the pieces together in a “mandalic” image so as to understand the depth of healing that we can experience.
— Leslie, Avalon, California
“He has accumulated a lifetime of knowledge and experience to share, and he does so in a manner that is sensitive and understandable.”
I will not hesitate to take another course from David Crow in the future. He has accumulated a lifetime of knowledge and experience to share, and he does so in a manner that is sensitive and understandable. Every week, my curiosity was piqued to learn more and he offered the resources for me to do so. There is a vast wealth of information here and my study will continue through the additional resources he has provided. Thank you, David.
— Dawn, Idaho
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Mastering Ayurvedic, Chinese & Western Herbal Formulas to Detox, Rejuvenate & Heal offers some of the most advanced online teachings available, within a thriving global community of learning and practice.
Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices David Crow will share in this powerful training.
You’ll be part of an international community that’s on the leading edge of a global movement of people manifesting a world grounded in principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 120-Minute Class Sessions With David Crow
Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from a world-renowned plant medicine pioneer and leading grassroots healthcare expert from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to strengthen, revitalize, and reclaim your health in a holistic and sustainable way. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 1:00pm.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the digital video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.
Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Herbal Formulas Bonus Collection
- What Ayurveda Tells Us About Epidemics
Video Dialogue With David Crow and Dr. Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
- Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome: Rebuilding the Vital Force With Herbs
Video Dialogue With David Crow and Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, RH(AHG)
- 20% Discount at Floracopeia Online Store
- Herbal Supplier Discount Package
10% Discount at Banyan Botanicals
10% Discount at Herbalist & Alchemist
10% Discount at Five Flavors Herbs
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Mastering Ayurvedic, Chinese & Western Herbal Formulas to Detox, Rejuvenate & Heal Online Training
We feel honored that David Crow has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with a world-renowned plant medicine pioneer and leading grassroots healthcare expert whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and transform ourselves and our world.
If you’re serious about exploring the preventive and curative powers of modern and ancient herbal formulas to strengthen, revitalize, and reclaim your health in a holistic and sustainable way, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
More Praise for David Crow...
“... respect and reverence for the traditions.”
David makes the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Tibetan medicine relevant to our times, without compromising his respect and reverence for the traditions.
— Robert Thurman, American Buddhist writer and academic
“... the wisdom of the ancient Himalayan cultures...”
David shows us how the wisdom of the ancient Himalayan cultures can benefit humanity today.
— Deepak Chopra, MD, author of How to Know God
“... always up-to-date on modern developments in his field.”
David Crow is an elite teacher of natural medicine who really knows what he’s talking about — and is able to express that deep knowledge in a way that his audience can sink their teeth into. He has the rare, remarkable ability to make clear the sometimes-arcane concepts of traditional healing systems, and he’s always up-to-date on modern developments in his field.
— K.P. Khalsa, Ayurvedic herbalist and teacher
“... a clear and articulate teacher of deep herbal wisdom.”
David is a clear and articulate teacher of deep herbal wisdom. Steeped in the ancient arts, he also has his finger on the pulse of the most current research. Time spent with David is time well spent!
— Dr. Marc Halpern, President of the California College of Ayurveda
“David’s knowledge of botanical medicine is unsurpassed...”
David is well-traveled and weaves traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medical wisdom together with modern scientific research and his own clinical experience. His knowledge of botanical medicine is unsurpassed and grounded in an appreciation and love of the natural world that he brings to all his courses and topics.
— Dr. Jill Stansbury, naturopathic physician, Associate Professor Botanical Medicine, Medical Director
“... David’s courses and classes are a treasure trove of information and knowledge.”
With a shared love of aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and gardening, I regard him as one of the experts and teachers from whom I’ve learned the most, and from whom I continue to learn. David’s writings are inspiring, his essential oils are divine, and his courses and classes are a treasure trove of information and knowledge.
— Chanchal Cabrera, RH (AHG), medicinal herbalist
“... shares practical ways to help you bring his teachings into your daily life.”
David Crow is a gifted teacher, practitioner, and author who has a deep understanding of how essential oils, herbs, and Chinese medicine can enhance health and improve our lives. David’s educational programs are comprehensive, yet easily understood — and he shares practical ways to help you bring his teachings into your daily life.
— David Winston, RH(AHG), author of Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief
About David Crow
David Crow, LAc, is a master herbalist, aromatherapist, and acupuncturist with more than 30 years of experience. An expert in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, he is one of the world’s foremost authorities and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. David has presented his vision of grassroots healthcare, preservation of botanical medicines, and the use of plants for ecological restoration to hundreds of audiences, including an internationally broadcast discussion with the Dalai Lama.
David is a renowned author, a poet, and the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures. Floracopeia was created as a way to preserve and promote the use of botanical medicines as solutions to numerous interrelated global problems, such as lack of healthcare, poverty, environmental destruction, and loss of ethnobotanical knowledge.
He has given numerous keynote speeches, taught at conferences and colleges of naturopathic, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine, and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs. He has published in several magazines, and his book, In Search of the Medicine Buddha, has been translated into three foreign editions. David travels and teaches throughout the world. Through his visionary synthesis of medicine, ecology, and spirituality, he has helped transform the lives of thousands.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.
“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
— Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private online community group.
Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, for those who otherwise would not be able to enroll at the regular rate. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is December 9, 2021. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Qualifying refunds will be processed within five business days and an email confirming the refund will be sent. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
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A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.