Wild Edibles & Medicinal Herbs Apprenticeship

cultivating resiliency, relationship, rituals and connection with the cycles of nature

3rd Saturday of the month beginning February 2021

The Moon Castle, Ashfield, MA

Join me on my homestead in the hilltowns of Western Massachusetts to intensively study local medicine and wild edibles. We'll discover how each season correlates with the plants available for holistic health and eating what nature provides. 


Beginning late winter we'll meet each month to learn about seasonally available plants and how to incorporate them into our home kitchens. Each class we’ll spend time as a group grounding into the sacred space of plants, wander the woods and gardens, and make medicines with what we forage on the land. Over the course of the nine months, apprentices will build their own apothecaries and fill their kitchen cabinets with tinctures, salves, salt scrubs, syrups, vinegars, oxymels, teas, medicinal ghee, fermented foods, wild mushrooms, elixirs and more. 

 This is a great opportunity to sink your feet into the Earth’s wisdom, slow down with a group of plants lovers in all the elements, and empower one another with the foundations of wild edibles and herbal medicine.


  • Seasonal Eating + Cooking with Herbs / Wild Edibles

  • Cultivating Herbs for Home Use

  • Sustainable Wildcrafting

  • Creating Relationships with the Plant World

  • Materia Medica + Plant Identification

  • Plant Spirit Medicine Journeys

  • Building a Home Apothecary

  • Attuning our Bodies with Nature’s Cycles

  • Developing Intuition + Capacity to Listen to the Plant Spirits

  • In Depth Study of the Five Elements - Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Wood

  • Resiliency during Personal and Planetary Transformations 

  • Walks in the Forest with my Goats! (they can show us what’s seasonally available)

  • Certificate of Completion for the Wild Edibles & Medicinal Herbs Program


exact dates TBD to ensure they match our schedules after applying


  • Nine -month apprenticeship $900  ($300 deposit due at registration)

  • Bring a friend and save 5% off tuition

  • Space is limited to 12 apprentices

  • Material fee included (jars and ingredients to take home products)

  • Cancellation policy: receive full refund if notified 30 days prior to class. receive 50% if notified 14 days prior. No refunds within 14 days prior to program's first date. If class is canceled due to inclement weather, a notification will be sent via email with the new date.  Refunds will be sent via Paypal if you cannot attend the new date or they can be applied to another class with Hannah. 

  • No prior experience necessary. This apprenticeship is open to beginners, intermediates, and advanced students who desire more connection with the plants and building community with other plant lovers.

  • This program is a great addition to any wellness practitioner's toolbox.

  • Payment plans available upon request

  • Classes take place outside in the garden, fields, woods, and inside the classroom, so please dress appropriately for all weather.

  • Please bring a potluck lunch item to share

Applications are due December 30th, 2020

space is limited to 10 and filling fast

We look forward to having you here - please spread the word to those who you think will enjoy this program. Bring a friend & save 5%!

Shamanic Apprenticeship Training

with Rose Khalsa 

begins March 5th in Ashfield, MA

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We will meet  twice a month from 10-5pm. We will meet two Fridays a month for nine months. Our first two classes will be March 5th and 16th.

The Medicine way is to give tobacco to your teacher. Rose asks for this with a letter of why you wish to study with her. This will be on the alter for the entire nine months.

She is not doing deposits for this class. It feels better to work on an Honor System since this is an Apprenticeship class. You will pay when you come to class. Checks or cash please.

This is a personal journey of studying in a small group with a medicine elder who has been teaching and in private practice for over 40 years.

Testimonial: ” I have been a student of Rose and was blessed to be a part of the Shamanic Training. Rose is sincere, insightful, and a wise woman. She is a woman who listens to spirit and with love she teaches to the people. From her lessons of ancient knowing, both soul and spiritual growth are the rewards I received.”  Eloise Smith Wright


Tuition: $1,800 and can be paid $200 per month. Even if you miss a class, you will need to pay as the tuition is set for the whole training. Register on line or by sending a check to Rose Khalsa. Address is above with the info on deposit or Pay Pal under Friend and Family. Sends checks to 5 Forest Row, Great Barrington, Mass., 01230

Deadline for registration is one month before. Best to contact Rose to see if the class is full.

She asks that each student makes a commitment to be there for each class. The energy within the circle will be sacred and we will go deep with our work.

All students will have a personal connection to Rose. If they are interested in apprenticing, they will need to write a letter of intention along with tobacco .


First Class:   The Sacred Medicine Wheel and The Red Road

This weekend is the foundation of the training. We will learn how to journey with the drum, how to set up and alter, and the teachings of the Guardians of the Eleven directions taught by the elders of the First Nation.

This first month we will learn the Medicine Wheel and the Addiction Wheel which is the human struggles of walking the sacred path. The amazing awareness is that within each Lodge is the opportunity for healing any trauma by simply being open to change, transformation and forgiveness.

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Second Class: Connecting to Spirit: We will learn how to pray and journey to the three realms using the drum, the rattle and our prayers. We will meet our spirit guides and begin to learn how to communicate with them for divination and healing. Using the power of nature, openness and wisdom teachings, we will begin to understand how to do spiritual healing by making it a lifestyle.

Third Class:  Clearing and Healing the Body: As a healer we need to be able to see energy blocks in the body and etheric fields and have the tools to clear them. This weekend we will learn various tools for keeping the body healthy, happy and holy. We will learn how to use prayer as a protection from the evil eye and certain mantras for healing and protection.

Fourth Class: :Divination and Tuva Medicine: Working with the drum is powerful. We will learn how to connect with the power of the land and the spirit helpers for protection and divination. We will learn word doctoring and soul hiding.

Fifth Class: Chod and Feeding Your Demons: This weekend we will spend Saturday learning the Chod practice from Tsultrum Allione, and teachings from Machig Lapdron . Sunday we will continue with learning the Community Chod practice, and Curse Breaking techniques, and the Metta meditation practice.

The practice of Chod

Sixth Class: Compassionate Death: We will learn the teachings on supporting a person and their family during the death process. Teachings on the bardo, psycho pomp and supporting souls who are struggling in the middle world will be shared. Powa will be taught and shared as a support for the dying and for ourselves to prepare for our own death. Many of the teachings this weekend are from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. We will end the weekend with making a Prayer Bundle called a Despacho for the collective grief of the world that will be released in the waters.

Seventh Class: Deposession : We will spend the weekend learning how to work with a client who has various levels of possession, which is a deep layer of energy blockage that has overtaken their system. This is very powerful work and we will learn how to release lost souls that become attached to someone, using psychopomp and prayers.

Eight Class:  Soul Retrieval: When one experienced trauma a part of the soul can fragment. This is called soul loss. This weekend we will learn how to bring back lost soul parts so the person can be whole. This topic is extended into the next weekend also.

Items you will need for the class. Yo do not need to get all before the class but these are tools we will be using: A  frame drum ( one that connects to your heart energy), a rattle, a mala ( prayer beads). Random items will be a notebook, tobacco, eye covering and blanket.

Ninth Class: The Munay Ki Sacred Rites: I love to teach this at the end of the training. It is like the icing on the cake! The teachings come from the Quechua People of Peru. They are nine and a thirteenth transmission of light that supports empowerment and incredible healing for the heart and soul. It will be my way of bringing some of the “medicine” of Peru to you. And, these rites are to be SHARED with others.


Price: $1,800


"I’ve always been drawn to Native teachings and feel more peaceful when in nature. While contemplating whether to take the Shamanic Apprenticeship Training taught by Rose, a good friend who had already taken the course said to me, “it will change your life.” As my friend is retired Army and gives good sound advice, I thought, why not? I’m sure I’ll learn something new and interesting. What an understatement! It’s hard to put into words everything I learned and gained from the training. However, I can say, it did change my life!! My relationships with: people, animals, nature, Spirit, and especially myself are fuller, more enhanced, peaceful, and enjoyable. I will forever be grateful for Rose’s wisdom, teachings, friendship and love which helped to instill a renewed appreciation for each day I walk my journey."

Lorrie Y, Md.

Upon completion, you have the opportunity to become a Minister of The Circle of the Sacred Earth.

Rose Khalsa is the Director of The Polarity Center & Shamanic Studies. She has been teaching internationally for over 40 years. Rose offers trainings in polarity therapy, craniosacral visionary work and shamanism, and integrates nature-based and holistic approaches to healing in her private practice.  Her healing work includes polarity therapy, biodynamic cranio-sacral therapy, spiritual counseling and shamanic healing. Native American ( Ojibway), Celtic and Tibetan Buddhism are integrated into Rose’s life and work and are shared as part of her Medicine.

Rose has studied with Rosalyn Bruyere, Sandra Ingerman, Michael Harner, Tom Cowan  and spent years studying with Tibetan shamans in Nepal. Her main teachers for her  healing work have been the late Dr. Randolph Stone, and the teachings from Dr. William Sutherland, founder of Polarity Therapy and Biodynamic Cranial Work. Rose’s present teacher is Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rimpoche, from the Bon tradition.

Rose was a Sundancer and remains a Pipe Carrier in the  Ojibwa tradition. Her medicine name given when she was adopted in the Lakota tribe is Sacred Hand Woman, Tanampe Wakan Wi, for her healing work for the people. Most recently, Rose was given the spiritual name, ” Prem” which means Divine Love , from the Grandmothers. They said it was a doorway opening to her new spiritual path of sharing love and service on a deeper scale with the world.


This 3 class series is now available as a recording and slideshow. Purchase online or email me to receive all the classes! $40 /series. Click the yellow button to order online and it will be emailed within 24 hours.