The most valuable things I’ve learned is how powerful our intuition is and how to connect with Spirit for guidance. This insight has changed how I view the world, make decisions and connect with others. Also, I know this sounds obvious, but this program showed me how powerful Flower Essences are as a healing modality – both emotionally and physically.The retreat was amazing! This is where I really connected with the plants and flowers… and the shamanic journeys really had a tremendous impact on me. Not that I ever doubted the presence of spirit before but after my experiences at the retreat, I’m just amazed that this presence lives with us everyday, in everything and that we can connect with it. So cool! Flower essences and plant medicine are such an inspiration and I feel so grateful that I’ve found something that I feel so passionate about!
When I was 19, a book on plant spirit medicine literally fell off of a shelf and into my hands … and I fell in love.
I was already working with herbal medicine, but I knew I wanted to go deeper: all the way to the emotional and spiritual roots of symptoms. After writing my college thesis on plant spirit medicine, I began training in this modality. It was incredible — but also incredibly complicated! I started fearing it would take me a whole lifetime to learn the system, leaving no time to share it with others.
Everything changed when I learned about Flower Essences. By sheer chance, I stumbled across a Flower Essence Practitioner training — and two days later was in New York City, training with my new teacher.
Working with Flower Essences answered so many of my deep callings in a fresh, elegant way. They were deeply rooted in Earth-based Shamanism, answering my calling to communicate with plant spirits to facilitate healing. They packed a surprisingly potent clinical punch. They were shamanic and embodied. And the system was simple enough, I could offer my community profound healing without spending a decade studying first. I knew I had found my dharma path.
Everything became real for me when I started working with Flower Essences in my own life. I was blown away by how they helped me face everything I had been spiritually bypassing. Suddenly, I was on a fast-track to healing the traumas and emotional patterns that had been holding me back (or that I’d been spiritually bypassing). The benefits manifested on emotional, spiritual, and physical levels. My exhaustion and chronic colds dissipated and I began waking up feeling vibrant and energized. Even my chronic yeast infections (which I’d tried treating with everything from acupuncture to homeopathy to Peruvian shamanism) finally resolved … along with painful menstrual cycles and a host of mother issues.
Since then, my work has taken many forms, but the core has always been Flower Essences. I have witnessed their limitless healing potential with my clients, and I know that a big part of the work I’m here to do is sharing far and wide how clinically potent Flower Essences are for healing trauma and deep emotional wounding, without toxic pharmaceuticals or endless psychological processing.
Flower Essences aren’t a magic pill — there’s no such thing, when it comes to sustainable transformation. But when you know the proper healing process (which is what this Practitioner Training teaches), Flower Essences are powerful allies that can move us forward crazy-fast, through safe, effective pathways. I am convinced they’re the Medicine our world needs right now.
For this incredible modality to bloom far and wide, we need highly integral, devoted, smart women working with Flower Essences at a masterful level. We need modern Medicine Women who are doing their own inner work and know how to create sustainable businesses, too. That’s why I created this program.
I am fiercely protective of my students and will walk beside you straight to your greatest victory. I adore the raw realness of women diving into their shadows and resurrecting themselves. I am deeply steeped in Earth-based Shamanism and my priestess lineage of Avalon. I know that the plants are the true healers, and it is our privilege to partner with them.
Feel officially welcomed into this program — and your lineage.
Create a strong, safe container so we can go deep together for the next five months
Call in the directions. Make commitments around privacy and understand our structure.
Start your path of plant communication and attunement (so key for being a self-reliant Medicine Woman).
Learn about the deep historical roots of Flower Essence work: ethnobotany, traditional wisdom, shamanism, and Deep Ecology.
Open up to new ways of experiencing nature, through all of your senses
Understand how plants embody energetic and elemental principles
Recognize the Doctrine of Signatures and start connecting physical and emotional symptoms with plants
Learn homeopathic dilution from start to finish, so you can make Flower Essences and formulas.
Learn the art + science of formulation and dosing
Understand an analytical, intellectual approach to creating customized formulations
Explore intuitive styles of creating formulations: muscle testing, pendulums, and more
Learn how to create formulations based on what you’re hearing from a client
Learn how trauma and emotional pain become imprinted on the Chakra system
Explore the spectrum of trauma and how it impacts soul development, in the body and personality
Understand how past wounding can show up as present circumstances, physical symptoms, emotional patterns, and beliefs
Dive deep into the First Chakra so you can create a stable foundation for the entire system
Create safety and healing in the First Chakra through specific Flower Essences
Learn why there’s an epidemic of wounding in Chakra Two for modern women
Help your clients heal from boundary violations, emotional trauma, and abuse
Learn the signs of sexual violation in a client’s past (and help them heal it) even if they don’t mention it
Recognize places in past and current relationships where sexual trauma has limited the ability to be intimate
Heal betrayals and fortify boundaries with Flower Essences specifically for Chakra Two.
Land more fully in the body with the help of energetic protection essences
Protect yourself from others’ energies and stories, so you don’t take on their energy — essential for the empathic practitioner!
Learn a simple, 4-minute energetic protection practice you can practice before clients to discharge foreign energy,
seal yourself, give gratitude
Recognize your body’s ways of telling you you’ve taken on others’ energies (headaches, insomnia, nausea, and more)
Create Flower Essences that bolster confidence and manifest dreams by supporting the Third Chakra
Hold space for true transformation through insightful questions, deep listening, and unbiased curiosity
Create rapport and trust, set boundaries, and create a container for deep work
Know what questions to ask in that first session to get a full picture
Avoid plateaus and relapses by stabilizing a client’s system and identifying the best healing pace for them
Work through common issues like transference and counter-transference
Recognize the signs of resistance, why it happens, and how to work through it
Learn to “see” themes in your client’s story so you can customize the most powerful Flower Essence formula for them
Learn about the spectrum of trauma, from extreme to subtle violations
Understand what trauma does on a somatic level: the hormonal and nervous responses
Unfreeze the body from shock, help the soul incarnate more fully, and support the nervous system with specific Flower Essences
Support clients through trauma release with inner child work, somatic tracking, and storytelling through the body
Learn self-regulation practices to soothe the nervous system
Understand the underlying factors beneath the trifecta of modern women’s emotional issues: depression, anxiety, and irritability
Learn the different causes and personality patterns that lead to depression (hint: you treat them all differently!)
Learn the extremely specific questions to ask to support someone out of anxiety
Help women feel less irritable by helping them feel heard and truly resourced
Guide your client into the core wound at the root of their symptoms, so they can heal for good
Understand addiction and learn specific Flower Essences to treat all of these issues.
Help clients release “armor” and closures around the heart
Support clients through heartbreak, heartache, and longing
Understand the connection between the Root Chakra and the Heart
Help your clients speak their truth and deal with confrontation by harnessing the power of the Throat Chakra
Learn how to support pregnant mothers, babies, toddlers, and children with Flower Essences
Learn great strategies to build your clientele
Identify your niche: who you’re most passionate about supporting
Talk to different audiences about Flower Essences in a way that they’ll receive (and feels great to you)
Put your passion on a loudspeaker through effective, non-icky marketing
Learn how to make smart business decisions by trusting what feels resonant to YOU
BONUS: Interview with lawyer Lisa Frawley about everything you need to have in place (and don’t) to keep yourself legally protected, from waiver forms to LLC’s.
Integrate everything you’ve learned and put it into practice by exploring Case Studies
Refine your counseling skills
Understand how to lead your client to her core wound … and core essence
Show up with questions from your own clients (because you’ll be seeing them by now!)
Circle back to any remaining questions
At this rich community gathering, you will:
Practice Shamanic Journeying to gain deeper insight into a flower or tree’s medicine
Commune with Nature and the Web of Life through practices, meditations, and ritual
Attune with a Plant and collect a Flower Essence with Shamanic Journeying
Witness a live Flower Essence Counseling session
Enjoy Mystical experiences with Shamanic Elemental Essences for your own life’s inquiries
When: DATE TBA
Where: Ojai, California
Additional Cost: $1000 covers your housing, meals, and all the teachings you can enjoy.
All of these women have trained as Woman Rising Flower Essence Practitioners. They also each have their unique backgrounds, skills, and experiences to inform and expand this work.
Most importantly, each one has been devoted to her unfoldment and emotional transformation through Flower Essences for quite some time. Their depth radiates.
You get the best of both worlds: online and in-the-flesh. Most of our work is done online, so you can learn without a plane ticket and connect to an eclectic sisterhood all over the world. But you’ll also be invited to our (optional) 3 1/2 day retreat. There’s never any pressure to attend this retreat, but if you’re able to come, these teachings (and friendships) can sink in even deeper.
You’ll receive three private Flower Essence Counseling sessions of your very own. And frankly? These alone are worth the price of the program. By working with an experienced Flower Essence Practitioner (and receiving a customized formula, just for you), you’ll experience the power of Flower Essences for yourself. These sessions are just for you and your growth. And they’re why every single woman who’s gone through this program has called it “life-changing.”
Flower Essences are fundamentally shamanic, as they involve communicating with the spirit of the plant. We’ll go deep into Earth-based Shamanism and Priestess teachings so you can fortify your partnership with Gaia and allow her rhythms to support you and your clients’ healing journeys. Learn how to recognize yourself as a reflection of Nature, deeply communicate with the earth, and hear (and answer) the call of the cosmos.
Most other programs require you to buy Flower Essences after your training. But we think every practitioner should receive a generous starter kit. Unboxing this package is such an exciting moment!
You’ll connect with us in our 13 live content calls, our additional 3 live Q&A c&lls, in active Facebook group, and in person at our (optional) retreat. You will be held, supported, and lovingly challenged for the entirety of this program — and if you choose, beyond, as part of our Collective (more on this below).
You’ll get more than training — you’ll get a mentor. I walk my talk and care so deeply. I am invested in you being met, being treated with presence and deep caring, and having your own, bone-deep and transformational experience. I champion you on your own healing journey. That’s why I am unusually generous and available to my students. This modality is my passion, and I am so excited to share it with you.
Since I stumbled upon Joanne Ameya online, my life has radically changed. She is the most kind, generous, and wise teacher I have encountered. A mentor, teacher, an inspiration, Priestess, Joanne has a luminous soul that has been a precious gift for me. Her devotion to her students – their learning and evolution – is admirable. I learned so much from her! The Certification Program was far and beyond anything I imagined. Having one-on-one sessions was one of my favorite parts because of what unfolded in my own healing journey. And the retreat was so in depth. A highlight. I fell in love with the plants and with Joanne even more. I am forever grateful for what I have learned and that I carry this light in the world.
A robust, 22-week curriculum of online content
15 LIVE, 90-minute Virtual Content Calls with Ameya and the Sisterhood
3 additional LIVE Q&A Calls
Practicum Sessions with Feedback and Reflections
3 one-on-one Flower Essence sessions with one of our Woman Rising Certified Flower Essence Mentors, including customized Flower Essence formulas. These are for YOU to do your own work — and they are priceless.
OPTIONAL: A big, beautiful box of 72 Flower Essences to kickstart your personal apothecary
Householder Shamanic Practices + Journeying
Legal Information for Small Business Owners
A solid, lively Sisterhood in our Private Facebook Group
Virtual Graduation + gifts (shhhh surprises!)
Certification (once requirements are met with a yearly fee)
Invitation to continue your education by joining our collective.
In my Woman Rising Flower Essence Practitioner Certification Program, I felt truly held, seen, and empowered as I peeled layers away that were standing in the way of me fully embodying my divinity and acting as the channel and conduit I knew myself to be deep down. These teachings weren’t necessarily “teachings” in the traditional sense, but rather codes to help me reactivate the living wisdom that was already within my cells. The program acted as a catalyst for deep awakening in my life on many levels and I am beyond privileged and humbled to share this wisdom with my clients in my practice. Thank you, Ameya, for creating this magical container for women everywhere. May She rise and awaken through us as we remember our Truth. And so it is. Aho!
Ameya’s course work was a beautiful mix of information, experience, integration, presence, and community. Her ability to hear and see you and meet you in a moment to shed light, offer a question for further inquiry within, and sprinkle seeds of love and wisdom to be received has been a breath of fresh air and so deeply appreciated. Working with the Flower Essences personally has allowed for me to dive deeper into personal understanding and healing of old wounds, patterns and beliefs and in turn I have been able to share this potent “medicine”/modality with clients, friends, and family. The results have been phenomenal. Clients are working through both major and minor challenges, transitions, transformations, and deep healing with support to the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical bodies. If you are looking for and to embody “the more” within you, Ameya holds a beautiful, powerful, sacred, safe space for you to dive in and do the work in supported way with a group of conscious Woman who support and show up in Sisterhood with one another.
Extensive Payment plans are available, if needed.
If you’re feeling called to this program and are ready to step up and invest your time, money, and energy in answering this call … please take the first step by filling out a brief application.
Once I review it, I’ll schedule a time to speak with you personally, so I can answer all of your questions and make sure we’re a beautiful fit.
I felt very certain that I needed to do this program. And then when I spoke with Joanne, I felt so incredibly safe and I was sure that she would be the right teacher for me. This program has changed my life – personally and also professionally. It has given me clear direction about the way that I want to incorporate healing work and film in my life and …. It is making me a different person. Also, the community of women that was created has become very important. I am certain some of these women – if not all – will be lifelong close friends. Thank you so much!”
Yes, oh, yes. The beautiful thing about being a leader at this time is knowing that we are all, always works in progress. The best practitioners understand what they’re inviting others to go through … because they’ve done (and continue to do) their own deep work on themselves.
Each week, we have a 90-minute weekly teaching call and some homework. On average, plan on spending two or three hours per week on this program.
We know life gets busy, so we’ve woven spaciousness right into the program with implementation weeks. Our rhythm is: 3 weeks of content, 1 week off. That way, if you’ve missed a call or gotten a little behind, you have the time to catch up … or simply take time to integrate and go out into nature. This is our way of helping you avoid overwhelm and supporting you in creating healthy, natural rhythms.
I am fully committed to helping you become a masterful Flower Essence practitioner and build a sustainable business. I’ve included everything I can pack into this program to help you get there, but the support doesn’t stop there.
At the end of the program, you will have the option to continue with our certification process and join our Collective. This is completely optional! But if you join the roughly 60% of women who choose to be certified, you’ll also enjoy tons of ongoing support, including regular educational calls, being listed on our practitioner directory, discounts on Woman Rising programs and Flower Essence sets, and connecting with a whole community of women devoted to being amazing Flower Essence practitioners.
I understand. Even though we hear over and over again from students that this program is worth far more than what we charge for it, many of the women who are called to this program are just starting their journey into right livelihood — making a living sharing their gifts and serving others — and it’s a big financial reach for some of them.
If you are called and this is truly your time, you can make anything happen. Because this training is so intimate, we can customize payment plans just for you.
But what it really comes down to is timing. If you know you’d love to do this program but just don’t have the resources, wait until when we offer it next year. Please do not exert undue pressure on yourself or over-extend yourself if you truly don’t have the resources for this.
I was drawn to this program because out of all of the flower essence trainings available, I found the Woman Rising curriculum the most comprehensive. Going into the program, I was looking to help people heal themselves. I didn’t realize I would come out so dramatically transformed myself. The program has taught me how to heal painful events from my past, establish boundaries, and step out as a practitioner and I’ve doubled my business income. I would recommend this training with my whole heart and soul!
These are the crucial, crumbling, exciting times that will be spoken of for generations to come.
We have the power to change the world. Now.
To be the revolutionaries our great-grandchildren will honor.
To follow our truths.
To re-weave the threads.
To usher ourselves and our world into wholeness.
To be the changemakers.
If you’re ready to transform your compassion into sacred activism …
If you want highly transformational tools in your medicine basket …
If you’ve heard the call to use plant medicines …
If you’re ready to become a healer and Sacred Activist ….
If you’re ready to do your own radical healing …
If you’re ready to step into the next phase of your sovereignty and priestess power …
If you’re ready to offer your love and service to others, yourself, and the Earth …
If you’re excited and maybe a little nervous …
Next Program Begins Spring 2021