Tuition Information and Application


The Cost of the full year includes:


• 12 Monthly online classes (Beginning September 19th, 2019)

• 4 seasonal 3 day in person weekend nature immersions including classroom time, garden time, ritual, and camping accommodations

• Gluten free locally sourced organic meals

• Home study materials, handouts and in person class supplies 

• Access to our private Medicine Mandala Sisterhood forum where you will have the ability to ask questions and receive answers and ongoing support from facilitators and sisters alike

•Optional reduced price one-on-one intuitive guidance sessions with Yaya

• Optional Green Witch Initiations


Apprenticeship Dates


4 In Person Residential 3 Day Nature immersions Weekends:


SAMHAIN-Nov. 1st- Nov. 4th • 2019

IMBOLC-Jan. 31st-Feb. 3rd • 2020

BELTAINE-May 1st-4th • 2020

LUGNASADH-July 31st-Aug.4th • 2020


12 Online Trainings


Monthly online meetings take place via on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-9:30pm PST starting on Thursday September 19th 2019.

Apprenticeship Cost:


Early Bird Registration $4,950 for full payments received before July 1st 2019

Full payments received after July 1st $5,500*

Seasonal and Monthly Payment plans available.

* Does not include airfare. We will provide one shuttle that will depart San Diego Airport at 12 noon on Friday, and leave Elder Farm at 11 am on Monday.


 A limited amount of partial scholarship and work trade opportunities exist. Although all scholarship and work exchange positions for our 2019-2020 group have been filled, we encourage those serious about joining us to apply now to join our waiting list in the event of last minute cancellations and be first on our list to be interviewed for our 2020-2021 group.



New Rolling Admissions Process

We have decided to open up a rolling admissions process for the Medicine Mandala 2020-2021 group. We are accepting applications now, and will begin to schedule interviews in the order your application was received starting in early December of 2019. The application fee does not guarantee admittance to the program. It does however guarantee you a one-on-one interview with Yaya, which is something between a first date, a job interview, and an intuitive energy reading and is generally agreed to have its own value as an experience whether or not you end up deciding to pursue apprenticeship afterwards. If the program fills for the next year before your scheduled interview date, you will have the option of either receiving a refund or having your application fee hold your space to be first interviewed when we open registration for next year’s group.

Step One: Become a Patron

Apprenticeship and Initiations are available to Patrons (ongoing supporters) of this work and the space only. Becoming a Patron of the space is required when requesting entrance into the apprenticeship as a symbol of your acknowledgement of the long term multidimensional commitment that we make to each apprentice and the tangible support the land and the temple require in order to be able to continue to be here for us and those who will walk the path after us. Please use the button below to sign up to become a Patron prior to submitting your application.

Step Two : Apply & Pay Application Fee

We ask that those feeling called to this work please check in with your own guidance system and confirm that this is the next right step in your journey before submitting your application.  A $100 non-refundable application fee is a required of all applicants, which includes a 45 minute one-on-one online session and interview with Yaya to further determine if it is a good idea to work together in this way. The application fee will be applied as a credit towards your final tuition amount. Once you have filled out your application and paid your application fee, we will email you to schedule your interview, which will take place via