100Hr Wild Crafter Herbalist Certification

100hr Wild Crafter Herbalist Certification, 3 weekends (every third weekend) begins August 11th at the Mindful Living Group with David Bruce LAc. Founder of Earth Medicine Institute.

David Bruce Leonard is a practitioner and teacher of all five branches of traditional Chinese medicine: acupuncture, herbal medicine, bodywork, food, and martial arts. An expert on the medicinal plants of them tropics, he has a working knowledge of more than 400 traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, and Western plants. As a deep ecologist and perpetual student, David has studied studied traditional medicines with healers all over the world including Hawaiian plant medicines under Kahu Kawika
Ka’alakea, Kaipo Kaneakua and Na Kupuna ‘O Hawai’i since 1992.

David is also the author of “Medicine at Your Feet: Healing Plants of the Hawaiian Kingdom” and “Wild Wisdom: Listening to Heart of Nature“.

MLG offers a 6 MONTH PAMENT PLAN through PayPall (interest free if you qualify). Contact Adesh Khalsa for details. To register click HERE!

This is an extensive and comprehensive training that also teaches about the history and culture of traditional Hawaiian Healers practicing La’au (plant medicine preparation and healing). He teaches all aspects of practice with great respect and reverence including the Hawaiian chants and blessings to activate the “medicine” as he was taught by his teachers.

“A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“This work is possible only through the grace and kindness of my Hawaiian and Chinese teachers”
Auntie Helen ‘Ahia Walrath our beloved Kupuna Hulu
(Uncle Harry Mitchell)
Kahu Kawika Ka’alakea
Kaipo Kaneakua
Uncle Bill Kanekoa
Uncle Joe Hamakua
Kumu Dane Kaohelani Silva
Keoki Sousa
Auntie Alice Kuloloio
Auntie Rachel Kanekoa
Auntie Nani Saffrey
Liu Ming
Shirfu Zhao Zhen-ping
Shirfu Pang Zhen-neng
Shirfu Feng Chien
Shirfu Liao Yang-tze
Shirfu Lucy Hu
Shirfu John Yeh
Lama Tarchin, Rinpoche
Lama Khardhi


Tropical Herbalism: Level 1
• Introduction ~ Policies
• Plant Anatomy
• Nomenclature & Clinical Herbalism
• Dosages
• Plant Families
• Medical Terminology
• Ways to Ingest Plant Medicines
• Gathering Physiology
• Gathering Protocols
• Gathering Bundle
• Offering Platter
• Medicine Making Poultices, Oils & Salves, Pills, Tinctures, Infusions, Decoctions
• Topical Uses of Plants
• Hawaiian Natural History
• Hawaiian Cultural History
• Breath / Qigong
• Bodywork, Qi Release, Gua Sha, Seven Star Hammer
• Formula Design
• Food Medicine & Foraging Wild Edibles
• Toxicity
• Seeing the World with Your Tongue
• Spice Rack Herbs
Applications of Tropical Plant Medicines: Level 2
• Infections & Tropical Anti-Microbials
• Advanced Medicine Making
• Pathways of Inflammation
• Injury / First Aid Theory
• Tropical Plants and the Gut Microbiome
• Lungs, Sweat, Colds, Flu, Immunity
• Introduction to Daoism and Chinese medicine
• Introduction to Tongue & Pulse Diagnosis
• Advanced Wild Edibles
• PLUS An In-Depth & Detailed Look at 30 Plant Medicines & Their Uses:
Ageratum conyzoides (Maile Hohono)
Aleurites moluccana (Kukui / Candlenut)
Aloe spp. (Aloi)
Bidens spp. (Kīnehi / Spanish Needle)
Capsicum frutescens (Nīoi, Cayenne, Chili Pepper)
Cecropia obtusifolia (Trumpet Tree Snakewood Tree)
Centella asiatica (Gotu kola / Pohe kula)
Coix lachryma-jobi (Jobs tears / Pū ohe’ohe)
Commelina spp (Honohono / Day Flower)
Cordyline fruticosa (Ti / Lā’ī)
Curcuma longa (Turmeric / Ōlena / Jiang Huang)
Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass / Wāpine)
Desmodium spp. (Pua Pilipili)
Hibiscus rosa sinensis (Aloalo / Red hibiscus)
Hibiscus tiliaceus (Hau)
Mimosa pudica (Hilahila / Sensitive plant)
Morinda citrifolia (Noni / Hai ba ji)
Musa paradisica (Maiʻa / Banana)
Oxalis spp. (Sorrel)
Pandanus tectorius (Hala)
Persicaria capitata (Shi Mang Cao / Knot Weed)
Piper methysticum (Kava / ‘Awa)
Pipturus spp. (Mamaki / Mamake)
Plantago spp. (Laukahi / Plantain)
Portulaca oleracea (Purslane / ʻAkulikuli)
Psidium guajava (Guava)
Ricinus communis (Castor / Koli)
Sida rhombifolia (Huang Hua Mu / Country Mallow)
Symphytum officinale (Comfrey, Boneset, Knitbone)
Trametes versicolor (Yun zhi / Turkey Tails)
Usnea spp (‘Umi Koa / Old Man’s Beard)
Waltheria indica (‘Uhaloa / Buff Coat)
Zingiber officinale (Ginger / Awapuhi Pākē)

NOTE: both levels are covered in the 3 weekends. REGISTER HERE!

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