2021/22 Primal Therapeutics & Applied Herbalism Advanced Training
with Annie Adamson & Special Guests
Online & In-Person
Online May 14, 2021 - April 16, 2022  
In-Person (Sandpoint, ID) May 16 - 22, 2022

Meaningful work awaits you as a Holistic Therapist.


This is a 300-hour training exploring the healing power of yoga, injury prevention & rehabilitation, mental and emotional health, combined with the skillful application of herbalism. The program will take you on the revolutionary journey to becoming a fully integrated movement clinician.


Inspire others to remember the natural medicine within them and cultivate the tools to direct others to reawaken their innate capacity for intuitive, healing movement and lifestyle. Break free from allopathic/prescriptive models of practice, and guide students' individual learning processes by learning to custom tailor an approach that meets the freshness of every changing individual circumstance.

​Schedule & Timeline

4/25, 11am-1pm PST

Intro to Primal Therapeutics & Applied Herbalism Program call.

Online pre-course work begins after deposit is made.

Training Dates

Fridays 3-6pm, Saturdays 10-4pm, Sundays 10-4pm


May 14, 15, 16

June 11, 12, 13

July 16, 17, 18

August 13, 14, 15

September 10, 11, 12

October 15, 16, 17

November 12, 13, 14

December 10, 11 12


January 14, 15, 16

February 11, 12, 13

March 11, 12, 13

April 15, 16, 17

In-Person Practicum Dates in Sandpoint, Idaho

May 16, 2021 - May 22, 2022

Clinic practicum (working one on one with live clients), is the culmination of this program.

Online & In-Person Hybrid Training

Our format allows for accessibility for those already occupied by careers, family and the natural flow of life. Part online, part in-person, with pre-course work and continued education between weekends.


All these transformative tools will be delivered through the philosophical understanding that we are innately endowed with healing capacities and that no authority figure, no matter how credentialed, can successfully stand-in as leader on the healing journey of an individual.

  • Addressing common ailments & injuries (acute and chronic)

  • Anatomy, biomechanics, and yoga alignment

  • Using props

  • Understanding fascia and its relationship to movement

  • The science of pain

  • Pelvic floor evaluation techniques

  • Allopathic vs holistic approaches to yoga therapy & herbal medicine

  • The role of trauma and trauma-informed care

  • The wisdom of the elements

  • Comprehensive intake skills

  • Assessments of posture and movement

  • Constitutional assessment

  • Tongue evaluation

  • Pulse evaluation

  • Understanding and supporting mental & emotional health

  • 5 Categories of Primal Vinyasa® therapeutic application

  • Laws of touch and scope of practice

  • Therapeutic assists

  • Hands-on and verbal assist techniques

  • Active vs. passive stretching

  • Strength-based programs

  • Yoga therapy sequencing strategies

  • Case studies

  • The ethics of working with private clients, small groups and public classes

  • Working with specialized populations (children, teens, elders, disabled...)

  • Breath and pranayama

  • Ritual and ceremony

  • Applications of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and western herbalism

  • Top 20 materia medica for pain, injury and nervous system

  • Topical herbal applications

  • Gua Sha

  • Dry cupping therapy

  • Abhyanga and Kinesiology taping

  • Applying poultices & compresses

  • Herbal actions and energetics

  • Making medical grade oil and pain salves

  • Application of constitutions

  • The business of Primal Therapeutics

  • Applied herbalism & herbal first aid

and so much more



This is for teachers, coaches, health-care professionals, dedicated 'helpers,' and other professionally-minded individuals who understand that movement is a gift for everyone.


Brave souls with a desire to help and to heal through a holistic lens. Those pursuing work that's rooted in the time-tested science of human development. Those oriented toward de-patterning inefficient programing to effectively celebrate the human soul through the body.

Those who are committed to life as a healing journey and to treating others as unique facets of humankind's potential to heal.



Primal Therapeutics & Applied Herbalism Advanced Training Certificate Requirements

  • 36 Live Online Video Sessions

  • Pre-coursework and 7-day in-person scheduled time commitment plus time to complete certification.

  • Demonstrate ability to use Primal Therapeutic & Applied Herbalism skills and concepts

  • Pass video review to obtain certification post program


Pre-coursework: Begin required reading immediately upon registering for the training.

Pre-course Scheduled Zoom Video Call:

  • 4/25, 11am - 1pm PST

    • Intro to Primal Therapeutics & Applied Herbalism Program

Online Program Dates: May 14 - April 17, 2022


In-Person Practicum Dates in Sandpoint, Idaho

  • May 16 - May 22, 2022



  • Primal Therapeutics & Applied Herbalism Manual

  • Primal Vinaysa Online Subscription for pre-coursework

  • Online access to curriculum content via Google Classroom.

  • Multiple practice sessions. Your full participation as a student allows you to integrate the skills you learn in program to carry out into real life application.

  • This program is designed to empower and awaken your teaching experience, intentionally constructed interactive pre-coursework, zoom video calls, and the 7-day in-person intensive hold this training as a container for powerful leadership and healing.

  • Leadership development from Annie Adamson.

  • Essential language skill building.

  • 300 Hours Program

Required Reading

Therapeutic Wisdom Volume 1 & 2 - Doug Keller

Sports Medicine Bible - Lyle Micheli

Anatomy Trains - Thomas Myers

The New Rules of Posture - Mary Bond

The Body Keeps the Score

Natural Posture - Kathleen Porter

Your Brain’s Way of Healing - Norman Doidge

Move Your DNA - Katy Bowman

EarthWise Herbal Volumes 1 & 2  - Matthew Wood

Herbal Clinician - Volume 3

How You Stand - Alexander Technique

Fascia Anatomy and Movement - Joann Avensen


Suggested For Reference Reading

The Herbal Kitchen - Kami Mcbride

Sensational Kids - Lucy Miller

Heart of the Yogi and Refining the Breath - Doug Keller  (Buy on his site - more affordable)

Anatomy of the Moving Body - Theodore

Wild Feminine - Tami Kent

Ayurveda Secrets of Healing - Maya Tiwari

Seeing in The Dark - Colleen Deatsman

Prayers of Honoring - Pixie Lighthorse



Annie Adamson is the founder of the Primal Vinyasa® yoga method. She has over twenty  years experience teaching yoga, workshops, and trainings. Her deep love of mythology, natural movement, and the study of the Earth Medicine traditions with Pixie Lighthorse has greatly inspired her work. She has studied yoga therapeutics with Doug Keller and apprenticed with Tami Kent in Holistic Pelvic Care™ for women. Annie has also participated in multiple courses in KMI and Anatomy Trains.


As a clinician, she has extensive one on one teaching experience with hundreds of committed clients whom she has effectively taught to help themselves using the tools of yoga, mindfulness, functional movement, and natural medicine. Annie is the creator of Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™, training and certifying a thriving community of yoga practitioners in her clinical body of work.


As a practicing herbalist, Annie is currently enjoying the Herbal Mastery program with Sajah Popham. 


She is inspired by the great mystery of life, nature, community, family, and of course, making new friends!


shuanna Sutcliffe 


Doug Keller


karen wagner


TAmi Kent



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Pixie LighTHORSe


nissa Howard


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Nadia Georgiou

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Every individual is whole unto themselves. The philosophy of Primal Therapeutics and Applied Herbalism is designed to transcend the narrowly-focused allopathic lens, so we can see the beautiful complexity and wholeness of those we are attempting to help. The helper's outlook is essential to the healing process itself. If we begin with a broken view, scanning the students various seemingly fragmented components, we further propagate the originally flawed understanding that they are incomplete. Whereas, if we can first learn to view them as a magnificently whole being, from the first step we have already gone a great distance in the healing process.


As a teacher and therapist, you will learn to empower your clients through an understanding that we are born to move, change, grow, and heal. We are capable of far more than we know. It's through awareness and cooperation with these natural capabilities that healing is not only possible but inevitable.



Non-refundable Deposit - $500


Secures training participation. Deposit contributes to training balance. Deposit is made within 24hrs of Annie accepting you to the program.

Primal Therapeutics & Applied Herbalism

Pay In Full - $4,700

Pay in Full due by May 13, 2021

Primal Therapeutics & Applied Herbalism Primal Vinyasa Certified Teacher, Yoga Union 200hr Certified Teacher, Holistic Yoga Therapist

Pay In Full - $4,200

Pay in Full due by May 13, 2021

Primal Therapeutics & Applied Herbalism 

Payment Plan - $5,000 I $750/month for 6 months

Registration closes April 16, 2021

Payments are non-refundable.



How do I know if this program is right for me?

  • You want to make a difference in people’s lives.

  • You want to learn more about biomechanics and how to heal the body from the inside out.

  • You want to bring Primal Therapeutics & Applied Herbalism to your studio, town, place of work.

  • You are ready to break through to another level in your body or life.

  • You have a desire to be part of a global community.

  • You are a healer or are interested in becoming one.

What will I learn in training course?​

  • Deeper knowledge of anatomy and physiology and how its functioning is influenced by the tools and techniques of yoga

  • Clear grasp of yoga philosophy and psychology with a special focus on health and healing

  • Useful understanding of Ayurveda as it relates to yoga therapy and simultaneously, how the tools and techniques of yoga restore Ayurvedic balance

  • Introduction to Chinese Medicine Theory 

  • Broad view of yoga therapy research with an understanding of how it is conducted and how it can be used to support your work as a Yoga Therapist and in the field as a whole

  • Awareness of how yoga therapy can effectively combine with conventional medical treatments to integrate and overcome common health challenges such as, cardiovascular disease, immune system disorders, cancer, respiratory conditions, and depression and anxiety

  • Tools to create intelligent and effective therapeutic sequences for small groups and public classes

  • Skills to evaluate the specific needs of an individual and design a yoga therapy program to meet those needs

  • Means to establish and develop a private yoga therapy practice and become a professional in this field

  • How to modify and uplevel drills related to injury prevention and injury rehab

  • How to perform and assess client intakes for one on one sessions

  • How to incorporate the medicine wheel and the calling in of the 4 directions

  • Build a support system to integrate the content into everyday movements and continued studentship

  • This training is designed to give you a global understanding of Primal Therapeutics & Applied Herbalism, to inspire long term healing and give you the necessary tools to reclaim the natural rhythm of your body