Botanical Medicine Immersion for Healthcare Professionals

In the Sierra Nevada Foothills 


w/ Ingrid Bauer, M.D. & Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac.



Botanical medicine is integral to the practice of East Asian medicine and a valuable adjunct to any healthcare practice. This series will root clinicians in the sources, wild places and gardens from which therapeutic plants originate. Participants will cultivate skills to bring the wild and natural to their patients via somatic and intellectual immersion with two experienced clinicians in their own back yard. 

  • Garden based herbalism

  • Identification, harvest, preparation, and use of native plants of the Sierra Nevada foothills and alpine zones

  • Internal medical application of herbs

  • Topical applications

  • Medicine making and dispensing 

  • Drug Herb considerations

  • Combining Western herbs with Chinese medicine prescriptions


Who is this class for: This class is geared towards healthcare practitioners who would like to deepen their connection to nature and learn from experienced clinicians. We welcome any serious student of natural medicine to join us. Please feel free to touch base with us if you’re wondering if it’s the right class for you. 

Location: Classes will be held in Nevada City @ Sunset Ranch, at Five Flavors Herbs facility in Nevada City, and on moderate hikes locally. The last weekend we’ll take an excursion to a higher elevation that will require camping or securing lodging nearby 

Dates and Times:

Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. -5 p.m. with 6 hours of class each day

  • June 12, 13, 

  • July 17, 18 

  • August 14, 15

  • September 11, 12


  • Early bird special for all 4 weekends $1000 through May 23

  • Regular registration for all four weekends $1250

  • Individual weekends available $325 each


48 category CEUs total for California L.Ac’s (pending approval by CAB)

CEP provider #538 Paeonia Integrative Medicine


Class size limited to 15 participants

Strict adherence to COVID-19. Prevention protocols will be expected.