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With Master Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Plant Medicine Pioneer

David Crow, LAc
New 7-week Live Training Starts
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Discover How to Use Essential Oils to Restore Your Energy, Increase Your Vitality, Foster Optimal Wellness and Advance Your Spiritual Growth Through the Practical, Time-tested Healing Power of Ayurvedic Methods.

Uncover the Specific Essential Oils Most Beneficial to Your Personal Constitution to Enhance Your Immune System, Cultivate More Life Force, Dispel Inflammation, Relax Your Mood and Much More.

If you’re interested in the use of essential oils, then you’ll want to know more about Ayurveda, an ancient healing science from India that gives us a sophisticated understanding of essential oils and their effects on our physical and subtle bodies.

Ayurvedic practitioners have long married insights into the energetic systems of our being with practical wisdom on how our body functions.

These include cosmological energies such as agni (solar heat and metabolic fire), soma (cooling and moistening lunar influences), the pancha mahabhutas (five elements of earth, water, fire, air and space), prana (life force) and the gunas (sensory qualities and mental states).

Using these systems and concepts, essential oils are classified into broad categories of therapeutic functions, which allows us to easily understand the primary nature and impact of these oils so that we can apply them safely and effectively.

What Are the Right Oils for Your Energetic Type?

Central to Ayurvedic practice is a recognition that true health requires balancing your constitutional type, or “dosha,” with the right combination of diet, activities and specific remedies.

The primary doshas are vata, pitta and kapha, and there are 15 sub-doshas underneath those three. Each dosha requires a different approach to balance or support it in order to create the foundation for radiant health.

Understanding your personal constitution and the specific treatments to address and correct imbalances in your unique system results in enhanced vitality, a resilient immune system and calmer emotions.

Put simply, you feel better!

That’s because when you get out of energetic balance, your system becomes dis-harmonious and prone to disease and dysfunction. Something just feels “off.” You might become moody, sluggish, depressed or anxious, depending on your dosha type.

For example, vata types are prone to feeling ungrounded and cold, with flighty temperaments, unless they are properly balanced. Pitta types can get too fiery and emotionally unstable, whereas kapha types are prone to sluggishness.

Left untreated, imbalances in your energy system can sabotage your health and undermine your optimal performance.

That’s where essential oils come in. They offer one of the easiest ways to put you on the path to good health.

The aromatic substances in essential oils can have a profound effect on your body, emotions and mind, helping to trigger the brain and immune system to respond in specific ways.

There is now solid research that shows that aromatic compounds trigger our neurochemistry in specific ways, which then affects how our whole body relates to stressors.

Ayurveda illuminates how these effects are related to different constitutional types. The same oil might be aggravating to a pitta person or soothing to a kapha person.

This level of specificity enables you to customize your approach to healing and wellbeing. You can begin to diagnose HOW you are out of balance and apply specific, non-invasive essential oil remedies that revitalize and restore your natural health.

A Breakthrough in Healing on the Subtle Levels

In this exciting online program, Ayurvedic Aromatherapy, you have the chance to learn from David Crow, one of the most respected botanical medicine pioneers in the world, who will teach you how to approach healing safely and effectively with essential oils using Ayurvedic principles.

While we will study ancient remedies specifically from the East, we’ll also explore how to apply an Ayurvedic understanding to essential oils that were not even known in ancient India.

You’ll discover what’s important for each energetic type as well as how to receive the most benefit from specific remedies using oils such as rose, vetiver, sandalwood, agarwood, jatamansi, lentisque, dwarf juniper and helichrysum.

You’ll understand how to improve your concentration and memory, ground and calm yourself, heal your circulatory system, treat skin conditions, access higher consciousness and much more.

You’ll also discover how to reduce stress and promote deep and restorative sleep.

On a practical level, you’ll explore the safe topical and diffuser applications of oils as well as how to use aromatic baths, medicated oils, steam treatments and other therapies inspired by Ayurvedic methods.

We’ll also go beyond formulas to a much deeper, richer and more multi-faceted understanding of medicinal botanicals. In the modern West, we’ve been raised to think of plants as objects that exist chiefly for our pleasure and consumption. We use them to nourish our bodies and beautify our gardens and homes.

The truth is that plants, and the essential oils we derive from them, are so much more than that. They can help you evolve on many levels. They can detoxify your body, purify your mind, rebalance your emotions and reboot your energy. They can help you heal disease and expand your vision. Plants can also reveal to you an entirely different relationship with the natural world.

As you learn to open to the deeper blessings of plants through the wise use of essential oils, you can receive more of their healing and medicinal powers and put yourself on a path to higher consciousness.

Ancient seers, mystics and healers discovered many hidden aspects of the plant kingdom and passed down that knowledge in the Ayurvedic lineage. Now you can harvest the best of this healing tradition to create a new, expansive and natural approach to healing for your health and wholeness in David’s new 7-week program.

A New Paradigm of Relating to Essential Oils

Rather than sifting through and distilling an endless array of information on your own, you can take a 7-week virtual journey with a master guide who has dedicated his life to exploring, classifying and documenting the practical, medical, psychological and spiritual powers of essential oils and how to safely use them in an Ayurvedic way.

Floracopeia founder David Crow, LAc is one of today’s greatest synthesizers of the vast knowledge contained within the plant kingdom. He not only has assimilated the research, he’s spent decades immersed in the ancient healing arts.

He can guide you through the hype and misinformation common in this field. Science tends to view the esoteric healing lore of essential oils with skepticism, preferring the cold, clinical certainty of pharmaceutical drugs.

David has journeyed deep into the Ayurvedic tradition as well as the Chinese tradition and studied with masters the world over...

He’s deeply trained in spiritual practices as well as healing traditions, so he shows you not just what to take but how to have a wholly new relationship with essential oils derived from plants.

Practical Healing Wisdom for You

In Ayurvedic Aromatherapy, David has synthesized proven techniques, tips and strategies for accessing the profound healing, restorative, medicinal and spiritual powers of essential oils in seven information-rich modules.

With all the poor-quality information about essential oils floating around, many people have had sub-optimal experiences with them. David will help clear away the misconceptions and show you safe, non-invasive and effective ways to use essential oils to balance your body, harmonize your environment and optimize your wellbeing.

He’ll explain the critical role essential oils can play in purification and detoxification of the body and mind.

He’ll escort you across the threshold of an enthralling new world that empowers effective healing and nourishment of your body, mind and soul — and those of your loved ones.

You’ll never look at essential oils the same way again. When you choose to take this journey with David, you’ll gain a profound understanding that links biology, ecology and spirituality with a felt sense of connection with all of life.

In every class, you’ll gain important information about essential oils that can enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing. Ultimately, you’ll see that each and every plant, herb and flower can open a pathway into a deeper relationship with your body, mind and soul — and thus serve as a portal to personal transformation.

By the end of the journey, you’ll have a solid foundation in place for a lifetime of safe use of essential oils for your body, mind and spirit in an Ayurvedic way.

During this 7-week program, you’ll discover:

  • How Ayurveda uses aromatic plants for medicines and aromatherapy
  • The safe uses and potential dangers of essential oils
  • How to use aromatic baths, medicated oils, steam treatments and other therapies inspired by Ayurvedic methods
  • The traditional therapeutic uses of Indian attars (sandalwood-based perfumes)
  • How to use essential oils such as vetiver that are rich in earth element for grounding and calming
  • The uses of essential oils such as cinnamon and other spices that are rich in fire element for stimulating metabolism
  • How oils such as sandalwood and palo santo can promote sattvic (spiritual) consciousness
  • Simple ways to use flower oils such as lavender and chamomile to calm rajasic (aggressive) emotions
  • The most important essential oils for calming vata, cooling pitta and decongesting kapha types
  • How common essential oils can be used for the sub-doshas, such as how rosemary can strengthen the Prana Vata of the brain to enhance concentration and memory
  • How essential oils can be correlated and used for the seven tissue levels as described by Ayurveda
  • How to use important essential oils and medicated herbal oils for the musculoskeletal system
  • The wound-healing powers of essential oils such as frankincense
  • The difference between inflammatory reactions to essential oils and true detoxification
  • The numerous essential oils containing herbs and spices that can be safely used in teas and cooking for supporting healthy digestion and metabolism
  • How to use fragrance for stimulating the appetite in the elderly or in chemotherapy patients
  • Unique essential oils that promote deep sleep, healing dreams and resolution of mental and emotional tension

This program is appropriate for anyone intrigued by the healing and evolutionary benefits of botanical medicine as well as professionals in any discipline who work with essential oils.

You’ll benefit from David’s more than 30 years of studying the healing powers of plants in various cultures with many gifted teachers — from the shamanic traditions of the Amazon to the alchemical mysteries of the Himalayas to the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.

We’re confident you will find this unique offering deeply enriching and practical.

What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks

Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

In this 7-week transformational program, David will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies needed for understanding this unique approach to aromatherapy.

Ayurvedic Aromatherapy will look at aromatherapy through the lens of Ayurvedic medicine, offering a new synthesis of these powerful healing modalities that’s safe and effective in optimizing your wellbeing.

Each weekly, LIVE contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles for addressing specific therapeutic applications of essential oils and understand these uses from an Ayurvedic point of view.

Module 1: Essential Oils & Aromatic Plants in Ayurveda (April 20)

Ayurveda is a richly fragrant medical system. Every aspect of treatment and therapy is infused with aromas, which are emanating mostly from the essential oil content of the herbal ingredients being used. It is these aromas (and flavors) that provide many of the therapeutic benefits one enjoys when using Ayurveda’s vast number of diverse preparations.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore how Ayurveda uses aromatic plants for medicines and aromatherapy
  • Discover the most important essential oils produced in India
  • Identify the safe uses and potential dangers of essential oils
  • Know when to use aromatic plants instead of essential oils
  • Understand how to use aromatic baths, medicated oils, steam treatments and other therapies inspired by Ayurvedic methods
  • Discover the traditional therapeutic uses of Indian attars (sandalwood-based perfumes)

Module 2: Using Essential Oils According to the Pancha Mahabhutas (Five Elements) (April 27)

Essential oils can be classified according to Ayurveda’s system of five universal elements of earth, water, fire, air and space. By understanding the predominant element or mixture of elements within an oil, we are better able to apply the oil therapeutically to balance these elements within ourselves.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Find out how to use essential oils, such as vetiver, that are rich in earth element for grounding and calming
  • Discover a wide range of carrier oils and aromatic waters for hydration and balancing of the water element
  • Explore the uses of essential oils such as cinnamon and other spices that are rich in fire element for stimulating metabolism

Module 3: Using Essential Oils According to the Gunas (Mental & Physical Qualities) (May 4)

Essential oils can be classified according to the three qualities of consciousness: sattvic (spiritual), rajasic (aggressive) and tamasic (dullness). They can also be classified according to Ayurveda’s system 10 opposite pairs of qualities, such as heating/cooling, drying/moistening and so on. Classifying oils according to their physical qualities and their effects on consciousness helps us understand and apply their therapeutic benefits.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Explore ways to use oils such as sandalwood and palo santo for promoting sattvic (spiritual) consciousness
  • Discover how to use flower oils such as lavender and chamomile to calm rajasic (aggressive) emotions
  • Identify simple ways of using energizing oils such as laurel to overcome tamasic consciousness (mental dullness)
  • Understand how to classify and use essential oils according to their primary qualities of heating/cooling, stabilizing/activating, moistening/drying and other polarities

Module 4: Using Essential Oils According to the Doshas & Sub-doshas (Biological Systems) (May 11)

One of the most important ways to classify essential oils is according to the doshas, or constitutional body types. For vata conditions, oils that are warming, heavy, stabilizing, calming and strengthening should be used to help lubricate dryness and relax an overstimulated but fatigued nervous system. For pitta conditions, oils that are cooling, calming and relaxing can be used for counteracting inflammation as well as overheated and aggressive mental and emotional states. For kapha conditions, oils that are light, warm, stimulating, energizing, decongestant and expectorant are used to counteract slow metabolism, lethargy and congestion of fluid and phlegm.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Understand how the gunas (qualities) and elements of essential oils are related to individual body types
  • Discover the most important essential oils for calming vata, cooling pitta and decongesting kapha
  • Explore the Ayurvedic system of the 15 sub-doshas (five vatas, five pittas, five kaphas), and how essential oils can be correlated to each
  • Find out how common essential oils can be used for the sub-doshas, such as how rosemary can strengthen the Prana Vata of the brain to enhance concentration and memory

Module 5: Using Essential Oils According to the Dhatus (Tissue Levels) (May 18)

Essential oils and aromatic plants can be applied in various ways to benefit each of the tissue levels described by Ayurveda. These treatments include aromatic preparations for the digestive juices, blood, muscles, fat, bones, marrow and reproductive system.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Identify how essential oils can be correlated and used for the seven tissue levels as described by Ayurveda
  • Be introduced to unique essential oils such as lentisque and dwarf juniper for benefitting the lymphatic system
  • Discover how essential oils such as helichrysum can have profound healing effects on circulation, soft tissue and skin conditions
  • Understand how to use important essential oils and medicated herbal oils for the musculoskeletal system
  • Discover the wound-healing powers of essential oils such as frankincense

Module 6: Using Essential Oils for Increasing Prana & Ojas (Life Force & Nutrient Essence) (May 25)

Essential oils are secondary metabolic compounds produced by plants for a variety of biological purposes, primarily immunological and reproductive. Because of the anatomical and physiological parallels between humans and plants, these compounds can be used therapeutically to enhance our own immunological resistance and rejuvenate the nutrient essence that supports both consciousness and sexual vitality.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Understand how essential oils are the pranic immune power of aromatic plants, and how they benefit human health
  • Discover how exotic floral oils such as jasmine and rose are the ojas of plants, and how they can support and strengthen our ojas (nutrient essence)
  • Determine how to use the antimicrobial powers of essential oils to increase respiratory immunity and fight infections
  • Discover how essential oils, such as lemon balm, can strengthen and support the prana and ojas of memory and cognitive function
  • Discover unique incense plants such as agarwood that support prana and ojas by deepening meditation

Module 7: Using Essential Oils to Enhance Agni (Metabolic Fire) & Reduce Ama (Toxins) (June 1)

A great number of essential oils are distilled from spice plants. These oils have powerful stimulant effects on digestion and metabolism, but must be used with caution and in special preparations. If used correctly, these oils and the aromatic herbs and spices they come from are immensely beneficial for a wide range of digestive conditions and for supporting detoxification.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Understand the difference between inflammatory reactions to essential oils and true detoxification
  • Identify safe external applications of essential oils for strengthening digestion
  • Discover the numerous essential oils containing herbs and spices that can be safely used in teas and cooking for supporting healthy digestion and metabolism
  • Determine how to use fragrance for stimulating the appetite in the elderly or in chemotherapy patients
  • Discover unique essential oils that promote deep sleep, healing dreams and resolution of mental and emotional tension
  • Understand how to use eucalyptus and other decongestant and expectorant oils to clear the respiratory system

The Ayurvedic Aromatherapy Bonus Collection

In addition to David’s transformative 7-week live online training, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with the world’s leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions will complement what you’ll learn in the course and deepen your understanding and practice.

Hua Lu: Using Essential Oils & Aromatherapy According to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Downloadable Course From David Crow

In this 3-hour bonus course, David presents the art and science of aromatic botanical medicine through the lens of traditional Chinese medicine, one of the world’s greatest healing systems.

Hua means “flower,” and lu means “dew.” This term describes how drops of aromatic water are collected during the creation of an exquisite perfume, made by distilling neroli flowers (Citrus aurantium, chih shih ) together with chen xiang (agarwood, Aquillaria agalocha). You will follow along with David, through both audio recordings and written material, as he illustrates the vast and profound wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine and how it applies to the use and study of aromatic plants and their essential oils.

Frankincense & Myrrh
Audio Recording From David Crow

This is a live presentation recorded at the Medicines From The Earth Symposium in North Carolina in 2006. David presents on the history, culture and medicinal uses of frankincense and myrrh resins and essential oils. It also covers the larger topic of resin medicines in general, and gives numerous examples of other species from around the world.

20% Discount From Floracopeia Store
Including the Aromatherapy Student Tester Kit

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. Your bonus also includes an additional discount on the Aromatherapy Student Tester Kit. Immerse yourself in the experience of how essential oils smell when they’re expressing their full potential. Floracopeia’s oils are among the finest in the world and are excellent for use in training.

(Note: no purchase is required for the course. In addition, it is not required to use Floracopeia oils. You may use whatever oils you’d like to use for your training.)

Consultation Email

In addition to the live class instruction and Q&A time, David will be giving you his personal email address so you can ask follow-up questions that may not have been answered in the sessions. This greater level of access is a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge and growth.

What Graduates of Ayurvedic Aromatherapy Are Saying...

This course has changed the way I use essential oils. I have been creating and formulating beauty products for years and the knowledge I have gained from David Crow has helped me properly utilize the healing power of these magical oils.
— Lisa, Texas

The subject of Ayurveda has always seemed very daunting and challenging to understand. David Crow has an amazing ability to take these potentially difficult concepts and make them easy to understand and apply to daily life.
— Julie, Las Vegas, Nevada

This was a great intro to understand about plants, and how to work with them. David is an expert and is willing to share his knowledge. This opens you up to even further understanding. Much appreciated.
— William M Russell, Chicopee, Massachusetts

I hesitated and thought that the course might be too challenging, somewhat over my knowledge and yet David Crow is such a special teacher, his calm engaging voice. After the first module, I was hooked. The information he provided was amazing!
— Sheila Eckel, Northern California

David Crow is highly knowledgeable, strong in his delivery, and very upbeat and encouraging. The course was packed with wonderful info and deeper learning of what one thinks they know plenty about. Very exciting to have access to this level of teaching and details!
— Anonymous

David Crow is a master/mentor teacher. I have taken many of his previous course offerings, and webcasts. His knowledge base on oils, Ayurveda, & Chinese medicine is vast. I often review his materials only to learn something new, or dive deeper. David is a servant of humanity and the elemental world as we know it!
— Leela Graber, Charleston, South Carolina

[David] gives 110% to ensure we receive a personal experience, giving time for questions and answers as well as consultations. He has such deep appreciation of the role of plants and oils in the wider cosmos it is inspiring to listen to his every word.
— Fiona, Melbourne, Australia

This course is unique since it combines the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with the healing powers of the essential oils. David Crow is a great teacher. I enjoyed every session he teached. Thank you very much for making it possible. The whole organization was perfect!
— Sophia, Athens, Greece

The course was inspiring, and the information was presented in a way that was easy to follow and understand... David’s pace and speaking skills were a pleasure throughout. His knowledge is indisputable and his ability to transfer it is highly appreciate it!
— Vivica Schwartz, Topanga, California

This course has been truly inspiring! I have had so many aha moments and been able to apply the principles of Ayurveda and aromatherapy into my daily life... Thanks a lot, David Crow and The Shift Network.
— Justene, Australian, Living in Malaysia

Join the Global Community

Ayurvedic Aromatherapy not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to integrate Ayurvedic practices with essential oils into your life.

This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart, and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With David Crow

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn from botanical medicine pioneer David Crow — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session helps you create the specific skills and abilities to deepen your relationship with Ayurveda and aromatherapy. Course sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

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 — on any connected device and at your convenience.

Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions

In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Seven 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices, interact with your fellow students, and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

TheAyurvedic Aromatherapy Bonus Collection

  • Hua Lu: Using Essential Oils & Aromatherapy According to Traditional Chinese Medicine
    Downloadable Course From David Crow
  • Frankincense & Myrrh
    Audio Recording From David Crow
  • 20% Discount From Floracopeia Store
    Including the Aromatherapy Student Tester Kit
  • Consultation Email

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Ayurvedic Aromatherapy Virtual Training

We feel honored that David Crow has chosen to partner with The Shift Network on this exclusive, LIVE online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a skilled and masterful herbalist and botanical medicine expert.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll also benefit from David’s incredible teachings and practices, from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!

If you’re serious about deepening your knowledge of therapeutic uses of essential oils and living a more balanced, healthy and vital life, 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...

It was one of the most content driven, impactful courses I have ever had the pleasure to be involved in. I had many shifts in thinking and aha moments, from helping my depression and sleep, to transforming how I think about how and what I am eating and drinking.
— Bronwyn, Ontario, Canada

I am pleased to have been taught by a teacher who has integrity, and a deep regard for the planet... I recommend this class to anyone who has a slight background in both Ayurvedic ideology, and a sense of essential oils and wants to deepen their knowledge of both.
— Karen Yosafat Beleck, CEnKP, NBCR, CLP, Baltimore, Maryland

Impactful and thought provoking as well as practical! David has synthesized a lifetime of studies into a heart centered course! Thank you!
— Kimi Hicks, RN, California

I have studied for about 10 years and still I learned so much from this course about how to relate qualities of essential oils to the systems of the body according to Ayurvedic principles. Additionally I gained knowledge about essential oils. I will listen to these recordings over and over again. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and the wisdom that was shared.
— Laura Lummer-Sigmon, Huntington Beach, California

I found new ways to directly help myself, as well as clients, with the power of essential oils in my herbal and energy-based bodywork practice.
— Sally Garrett, Tarpley, Texas

Explosive positive energy has filled my mind! I get so excited about what I’m learning and I look forward to the continued learning. I get excited when I recognize new things at the farmers market, herb fair, community garden, or wherever I am and can share with others the knowledge I’ve just learned.
— Carmen Kitts, Waukesha, Wisconsin

David is an incredibly gifted and caring teacher, with such depth of knowledge and integrity! I couldn’t have asked for a better guide! With gratitude,
— Marina, Ontario, Canada

Many insights from a good teacher. I especially appreciated the experiential part, how David Crow led us to many places which we can now continue to explore on our own. I came away with a profound sense of the interconnectedness and deep wisdom of nature, and life moving through all of it and us.
— Diana Mongeau, British Columbia, Canada

I really found this enriching, deep, profound and affecting. Loved the depth of knowledge and insight and level of integrity that came across...! Many thanks.
— Annie Le Marquand, Cornwall, United Kingdom

The information in this course was extraordinary, and has so many implications for the way we live our lives and for the preservation of our beloved earth. I feel this could be transformative if truly taken to heart.
— Valerie, Devon, England

About David Crow

David Crow, LAc is one of the world’s foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare. He is a master herbalist, aromatherapist and acupuncturist with over 30 years experience and is an expert in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medical systems. David is a renowned author, a poet and is the founding director of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures. Floracopeia was created as a way to help preserve and promote the use of botanical medicines as solutions to solving numerous interrelated global problems: lack of healthcare, poverty, environmental destruction and loss of ethnobotanical knowledge.

David has presented his vision of grassroots healthcare, preservation of botanical medicines and the use of plants for ecological restoration to hundreds of audiences, ranging from small private groups to conferences and lecture halls to a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama broadcast internationally to millions of viewers. He has given numerous keynote speeches, taught at conferences and colleges of naturopathic, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, and been interviewed on numerous radio programs. His articles and excerpts from his book have been published in several magazines, and 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 is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.

I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t 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, MA

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 community website.

Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities 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, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

Q: What is 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 May 4th, 2017. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we’ll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.