Herbal First Aid Clinic & Training in Costa Rica

Presented by: Sarah Wu
Feb 9 THROUGH Feb 16
Start Feb. 9th 2020End Feb. 16th 2020

Herbal First Aid Clinic & Training in Costa Rica

Presented by: Sarah Wu

Have you ever wanted to be in service, gaining hands-on experience in herbal medicine and First Aid? In the fast-paced, high vibe setting of Envision Festival, students of all levels get to learn and practice, with the supervision of skilled professional herbalists. Learning basic acute care, on-the-fly formulations, herbal materia medica, client intakes, and pop-up herbal clinic strategies, students get an immersion in integrated medicine and community resilience.

Participants embark on a 16-day adventure with 40 hours of learning through lectures, demos and role-playing, and 20 hours of clinical practice. We will spend 7 nights at Selva Armonia Retreat Center and 8 nights at Envision, having two half-days off.  You'll be working with a team of established herbalists to support the Official Medical and Harm Reduction departments at Envision Festival. Students become a part of the Envision team, bringing holistic wellness to this amazingly eclectic community!

Arrival to Selva Armonia on Saturday, February 9th at 10 AM
Depart Envision Festival on Monday, February 24th after 12 PM

Clinic Syllabus:
Ethics & Limitations in Herbal First Aid
Acute Care Diagnostics and Red Flag Symptoms
Herbal Materia Medica for Acute Care
Treatment Protocols and Formulations
Wild Crafting, Plant Walks, and the Ethical Use of Plants
Educational Material


Sarah Wu

Sarah Wu is a clinical herbalist of 19 years and a practicing permaculturist for near a decade. She facilitates learning with a planetary perspective on natural medicine, integrating large scale systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as diverse folk traditions and ethnobotany, with a foundation in Deep Ecology and modern Witchcraft. She has participated in and taught 22 Permaculture Design Courses, annually curates six simultaneous stages of educational and spiritual content for Envision Festival as well as the Village Witches experience, and has developed a 150- hour unique curriculum: Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path. Sarah founded the Envision Herbal Clinic training program and has organized and worked herbal clinic relief. Sarah is a passionate biophiliac, educator and mentor.


February 09 thru February 16
Price: 2,649+
  • Lodging Options and Facilities at Selva Armonia Retreat Center
  • On-Site Accommodation Options During Envision Festival
  • Envision Festival Staff Credentials and Showers
  • Daily Classes & Course Instruction
  • Roundtrip Transportation Between SJO Airport and the Retreat
  • Village Witches Herbal Clinic T-Shirt
  • Access to Solo Bueno VIP Lounge & VIP Restrooms
  • Three meals per day from February 9 - 19
  • One meal per day from February 20 - 24
Selva Armonia, or “Harmonious Jungle," provides exceptional retreat space deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. We are a true eco-lodge combining elegance with a rustic atmosphere in a breathtaking jungle setting. This space is used for world-class teachers, healers, yogis, facilitators and nature-enthusiasts to celebrate and share their gifts and teachings with others.
ADDRESSRoute 34 - La Union Rd, Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

This program has limited availability. All prospective students are asked to fill out an application so we can get to know a bit about you, your background, goals, and intentions. Please send any questions to herbaleducationprogram@gmail.com.



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