Anima Herbal School


“Dancing a Weedy Revolution”

The Anima Lifeways & Herbal School provides both in-person and online opportunities for learning nature awareness, healing & rewilding skills. School faculty members Loba, Jesse Wolf Hardin and I work toward furthering an evolving ecology of healing between humans and the natural world we are each an integral part of. The School teaches traditional food, healing and life ways with hands-on skills like herbalism and wild foods preparation as well as through profound personal tools such as practical shamanism and nature therapy.

Mentorships, distance learning courses, wilderness retreats, plant walks and workshops are available throughout the year, with new opportunities being added on a regular basis. My personal emphasis is on herbal medicine, ethnobotany, primal nutrition and edible wild plants.

Our homestead and the learning center grounds are located in the bio-diverse and beautiful Gila bioregion of southwestern New Mexico. On 80 acres of dedicated botanical sanctuary surrounded on all sides by the Gila National Forest, we are able to provide exceptional opportunities for the study of herbal medicine, a broad array of rewilding skills and an overall experience of living intimately with wild land.

Check out the Anima Lifeways & Herbal School blog for in-depth looks at ecology, rural living, medicinal plants, foraging, wild foods preparation, forays into the homesteading life, student stories, whole foods recipes, school updates and much more!

~Kiva Rose
Co-Director, Traditional Herbalist & Instructor
Anima Lifeways & Herbal School

  3 Responses to “Anima Herbal School”

  1. Hi,
    I am a University teacher from Pakistan, have done my master degree in human physiology and now a days doing my M.Phil studies. I have selected inula crithmoides for my M.Phil research for its effect on liver. During search i have visited your site and pleased to see some people who loves nature like me.


    Jawaid Ahmed Zai
    University of Sindh, Jamshoro

  2. I was sent your web site last year and did not take time to open it. Today while searching for an article I came across your web site once again.. I so do regret not having opened it last year. I studied herbalogy at Heartwood Institute in the 80’s with Chela Bear Burger and Rutherford Loneman. I would travel with Rutherford into the wilds of California, Texas, New Mexico. He taught me how to talk to the plants. How gain premission and information from the land.How to find the best plant in a field of like plants. My journeys have taken me into different worlds and my knowlege of herbs drifted. Now my friend who is “shallowly book learned” is asking me for info. And here is your wonderful in-depth web site reminding me of the joy and grounding that comes from the knowledge of the earth’s bounty. Thank you.

  3. Hi Kiva
    I registered with your site tonight and now it is about 2:00am and I’m still locking at your blog. I really love the way you describe the plants .It is easy to understand and it’s already make me feel better because lately I did not feel myself.I forgot that when I’m grounded how good I feel. I love the smell of the plant the sound of the leaves from the tree I love the wind and I love the Nature ,It nourish me Thank you thank you thank you.

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