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Ancestral Wisdom and
Herbalism Training

Join YogaKoh for this 30hr Ancestral Wisdom and Herbal Medicine training. An exciting opportunity to learn directly from Mama Rosa, an Ecuadorian Medicine woman, midwife, and wisdom keeper of indigenous roots in the Cayambi culture of Ecuador. This 30hr course will give you an introductory level on understanding ancestral wisdom from the Andes and how to apply it to your life and teachings. From creating ceremonies, to what types of plants can be used for specific modern day challenges this course will give you insight on how to foster and grow the innate wisdom that exists within you. This course will enable you to register for 30hr of continuing education with Yoga Alliance as well as contribute 30hrs toward the YogaKoh 300hr track. 

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The Program

This course will be facilitated by Marni and Dani Pogachefsky who between them hold accreditations in: Yoga, Meditation,  Developmental coaching, Motivational speaking, Energy work facilitation and Mysticism. They have both dedicated themselves to delivering ancient wisdom to the modern world and helping people find ways to use the tools within their daily lives and teaching.


Marni, Dani and Mama Rosa will offer this course as a 3 part series delivered via Zoom over 6x 1.5hr classes, plus an additional class on application of these concepts.

Classes will be held every TUESDAY, @8pm EST  between: May 2 - June 6

May 2 
May 9
May 16
May 23 
May 30
June 6

BONUS CLASS - April 18th offered by Marni and Dani on Energetics / Energy Cleansing Rituals

(This is not part of the course but a special offering that will add value to your experience!)

*For those who have a timezone conflict all sessions will be recorded and available for playback, however we strongly encourage LIVE participation in all sessions to reap the benefits of the information.

Classes will be taught in English and Spanish and translated live for participants. 



30 Hour certification

Training manual 

Class recordings

Post course integration project + feedback

Materials list for -> tinctures / solves / flower waters in class 

Bonus class with Marni & Dani on the application of concepts 

Private graduation ceremony at the completion of 30 hour training program

You also have an opportunity to join Dani and Marni on a retreat to see Mama Rosa in Ecudor over the summer solstice!

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Module 1:
Ancestral Wisdom

(Two 1.5hr Session) 

Setting the Foundation - May 2

  • Connecting to the sacred elements of power

  • Introduction to Mama Rosa, the course, and ancestral wisdom

Deepening ancestral practices and

connection - May 9th

  • Learn the sacred elements of an alter

  • Create of individual alters

Module 2:  
Plant Medicines-
What to use when
(Two 1.5hr Session) 

Theory of plant medicines - May 16th

  • Learn about the theory behind using plants

  • Plant categories

Plant specific Issues - May 23rd

  • Specific medicinal plants, their properties, and which plants and herbs to use for different modern challenges (i.e. stress, hormonal balancing, joint pain, hair loss)

Module 3:  
Potions Class-
How to make them

(Two 1.5hr Session) 

Alchemy of Medicinal plants - May 30th

  • Learn the general rules for how to make tinctures, teas, shampoos, salves, and other healing products.

Potion making class workshop -

June 6th


  • Hands on practicum- during this live workshop we will create our own Agua Floridas and a product chosen by Mama Rosa.

Application Class - June 13th

  • Applying these concepts to your life and teaching.

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Medical Advise Disclaimer



The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website or offered on this course are for informational purposes only. No material on this site or in this course is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website or learned in this course.

What You'll Learn

  • The importance of and how to connect with sacred sites, ancestral lineages, and nature 

  • Traditional Andean rituals, rites, and practices (and key dates for specific ceremonies and practices to garner and maintain energy for yourself and your clients) 

  • Traditional Andean energetic clearing techniques, including how to make your own agua floridas

  • How to create herbal remedies to address a variety of modern challenges from stress to pain, digestion, and hormonal balancing (this program does not certify them as an herbalist. This is an introductory course to the use of herbs) 

  • How to apply this ancient wisdom to your group classes and private coaching practices (including theming classes and establishing powerful transformational containers)



Total Course Cost:


$950 USD

*Book before March 24th Early Bird Price - $800*

Not included in the cost the materials for Alchemy of Medicinal plants Module

A percentage of All proceeds will go to Mama Rosa and her community in Ecuador


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