The Terrain Institute Presents the

Certification Program 

Certification, mentorship and community. 

Earth-Based Practices to Help Healers, Changemakers and Rising Leaders Have a Healing Impact in the World.


I know what you’re going through. You’re in a period of transition right now. Everything out of alignment is falling away in your life. And you know you’re on a healing journey. 

  • You feel helpless or hopeless in the face of the mess our world is in.
  • You want to have a bigger impact on things that are important to you but you’re not sure how.
  • You’ve been hiding your compassionate nature because you thought you wouldn’t be taken seriously in your life or profession.
  • You feel isolated, lonely, or disempowered because you’re not living as authentically and courageously as you know you could.
  • You are managing everyone else’s suffering and you don’t have tools to take care of your own.
  • You’re trying to figure out what your next best step should be.

You know you’re capable of doing great things. This is where it all begins. 

What if you could create a personalized roadmap that showed you the way forward?

Learn about the special gifts you have as a compassionate or empathic person.

Explore the blocks – trauma, fears, old paradigms – that are holding you back from being fully empowered.

Strengthen your intuition through earth-based practices so you can share your wisdom and gifts in a bigger way.

Develop rituals to help guide you through periods of uncertainty and the unknown.

Become part of a movement aligned with the earth and all living beings.

Grow as a heart-led leader to have maximal healing impact in the world.

Live your best life.

Welcome to the Shetreat Certification Program

You’re invited to alchemize your entire life.

Join me on journey where I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned from years of working with the ancient teachings of elders and the earth to help people like you develop a healing connection to the Earth and better understand why you’re here in this lifetime.

The Shetreat Certification Program is my most in-depth offering, and you can be part of it wherever you are in the world.

We offer this intensive rarely, and the next session begins April 2020.

This program will offer you: 

  • A strong foundation in ancient practices and cutting edge science underlying intuition, sacred traditions and working with the earth.
  • Our unique Head Heart Hands Heal model to help you learn, integrate and incorporate healing practices into your life and work right now. 
  • Community calls and benchmarks to help to keep you accountable in achieving your goals.
  • Accessible practices to care not just for your body but for your heart and soul.
  • A rare opportunity to start building a world more aligned with people and the Earth. 

Meet Your Teacher

Maya Shetreat, MD is a neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, and author of bestselling book The Dirt Cure: Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child (Simon and Schuster, 2016), which has been translated into ten languages.

She has been featured in the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, NPR, Sky News, Goop, The Dr. Oz Show and more.

Dr. Maya is the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches Terrain MedicineTM, earth-based programs for transformational healing.

She has studied with several teachers of spiritual work and has worked and studied with indigenous communities, elders and healers from around the world. She is a lifelong student of ethnobotany, plant healing, and the sacred.

When My Son Had a Seizure, It Meant Letting Go of Everything I Thought I Knew

My whole life’s work has been working to support the most sensitive, perceptive, and intuitive people. For me, this calling came into ever sharper focus when my then 7-year-old son, Erez, had his first seizure. At the time, I was THE foremost integrative pediatric brain expert that most people would have sent my son to see. As I held my groggy son in my arms after his seizure, I knew one thing for certain. Even as the expert, focusing on his physical body wasn’t the answer. It was his energetic body that needed help.

I realized this was exactly what had been missing all along in my training. Doctors get no education in what it means to be sick of heart or of spirit. And it’s not just missing in medicine. Our society has discredited deeper ways of knowing–intuition, sensing, spiritual practice, connection to the sacred and so on. They have long been bad words, and many avoid them—for fear of being laughed at, discredited, or dismissed. But just because we don’t have vocabulary to discuss it doesn’t mean that it’s not real.

My son is now 14 years-old, seizure-free, and in excellent health. But his healing process took me on a powerful journey that taught me all about healing our physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.

This journey took me to the Amazon rainforest, to a village in the Andes mountains, and to the Valley of Longevity for me to learn of the deep and magnificent ways that nature heals.

It’s taken me to indigenous Aboriginal sacred sites to learn how their brilliance and ancestral knowledge can guide us to live in balance.

It’s taken me to Oaxacan cemeteries to learn their ideas around death and honoring the dead.

It’s taken me to learn from powerful healing practices by way of indigenous people, elders and medicine men and women.

It took me to conversations about healing with the Masai people in Africa and what it means to be an elder.

It took me to many kinds of healing ceremonies.

It took me to plant medicines and ethnobotany.

It took me to the art and science of astrology and numerology.

It took me through light and shadow, deep into my own death and rebirth.

It took me to all that went underground when the witches were burned.

What’s Included in the Shetreat Certification Program


18 Video Lectures

One to two video lectures delivering the month’s core learning. These will be recorded so you can watch or listen at any time that works for you. 

Live Q&A Mentorship Calls

Monthly live group mentorship and training sessions, with Dr. Maya available on video to answer your questions in real time. These will be recorded and made available for those who cannot attend.


At Home Exercises & Rituals

Developing a deep, guided connection with the Earth is an art. Learn sacred practices that will power your healing impact and help you heal in the process.


Downloadable Audio Meditations

Sometimes the biggest breakthroughs come when you get out of your head and into your heart. Engage this special form of intelligence through short meditations. These can be streamed or downloaded for you to enjoy whenever you wish.

Community of Support

Join our private online community. Enjoy access to our private Facebook so that you can build friendships with other students, ask questions of Dr. Maya and receive guidance.

Dedicated customer service from Dr. Maya’s experienced team

Dr. Maya’s team is available to assist you with questions and technical issues.


Full Access for 1 year

Although the course is 6 months, you’ll get access to the membership area, the private online community and the Shetreat Cleanse for 1 year so you can go as deep as you want over time. 


As soon as you register, get immediate access to the following bonus:

The Shetreat 28 Day Cleanse (valued at $297) will prepare you physically, emotionally and spiritually for some of the most profound work of your life.

Immediate access to this unique program will come to your inbox after your payment is processed so you can begin right away.

You’ll get access to the 28 Day Cleanse for a full year — go through it before, during or after the Terrain Institue, or return to it at any time during the year.

Inside the Shetreat Certification Program

During this course you there may be some time where you might have to step outside your comfort zone. And do things you may not normally do. But then you can travel to where the magic happens and that is our goal.

Month 1: Know Yourself

Lecture: The Gifts and Challenges of Being Sensitive
Lecture: Intuition: The Intelligence of the Heart
Meditation: Heart Meditation
Ritual: Cycles of the Moon
Theme: Water 

Month 2: Practical Spiritual Self Care

Lecture: Reconnecting to Your Indigenous Mind
Lecture: Grounding, Protection and Cleansing
Practice: Building an Ancestor Altar
Practice: Cord cutting
Meditation: Journey to your inner altar
Theme: Earth

Month 3: Death, Rebirth and Transformation

Lecture: Shadow
Lecture: Initiation
Lecture: Witch Hunts
Practice: Spiritual bathing
Meditation Metta Meditation
Share: Healing Ceremony
Theme: Fire

Month 4: Connecting to the Earth

Lecture: Our Relationship with Gaia
Lecture: Heal the Land, Heal Yourself
Lecture: Rituals and Ceremony
Meditation: Seed Meditation
Theme: Spirit

Month 5: How the Earth Talks to Us

Lecture: How to Work with Plant Consciousness
Lecture: The Science of Animal Consciousness
Lecture: Signs, Symbols and Synchronicities
Meditation: Finding Your Natural Allies
Practice: Dream Journal
Theme: Air

Month 6: Tools for Transformation

Lecture: Psychedelics
Lecture: Working with Dreams
Meditation: Journey to the Plants
Practice: Healing song to nature
Theme: Plants

Final Project

Topics we will explore:

Traditional healing practices
Spiritual conditions that need attention
Communicating with plants and animals
Basics of making your own medicine
Making botanical art
Creating powerful and effective Healing Ceremonies
Working with the elements

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s why the Terrain Institute is worth the investment. This 6 month group coaching intensive distills lessons and practices Dr. Maya learned from two decades of training and practice as an integrative pediatric neurologist, herbalist, and healer, from her shamanic practice, and from what she’s learned from countless elders, spiritual teachers, indigenous healers and ceremonies from around the world. Dr. Maya created this course so that you don’t have to invest all of that time and money and effort on your search. You can learn in the comfort of your own home. Or you can delve into different practices, identify what particularly calls to you, and pursue it.

This course will offer earth-based and other practices that will help you in your life right now. It will help you learn how to approach and manage stress, anxiety, sadness and other daily struggles in ways that can transform your physical and emotional health. You will also learn how you can apply what’s taught in the program to your own professional life.

This session of the Terrain Institute will be 6 months of lectures, exercises, community, and Q&A. 

No problem. The weekly live calls will be recorded for those who can’t join us live, and recordings will be sent to you promptly. You’ll have access to the course for 1 year from purchase. You can complete the program at your convenience. You can always ask questions or share thoughts in the private online community, even while travelling.

Each module will be made available to you every month inside a private online member area, with audios, exercises and a project for you to work on. There will also be weekly live group mentorship Q&A calls with Dr. Maya that you can join live or listen to the recording after. Though you can complete the program at your convenience, we recommend doing your best to keep up with the content as it’s delivered to experience the full benefits of the program.

  • The Shetreat 28 Day Cleanse valued at $297 to get you started on the right foot. This will come to your inbox after your payment is processed so you can begin to prepare your body, mind and spirit for the course to follow. You’ll have access to the Cleanse for one year, so you can also take it at the time that works for you.
  • Priority access to handmade sacred tools and products for purchase which will always be made available first to Terrain Institute graduates.

Curiosity. Openness. A willingness to go deep. A desire to integrate earth-based practices into your life and the lives of the people around you. A desire to develop a richer relationship with yourself, the people around you, and the earth.

Healers—including healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists and therapists—may particularly benefit from this program if they’d like to address the suffering they hold as a result of working with the suffering of many.

Absolutely! In addition to exclusive access to the private student Facebook group, you’ll also be invited to participate in weekly live group Q&A calls with Dr. Maya so you can get all your questions answered live and receive personal support.

Our goal is for the Terrain Institute to be a deeply transformational experience for you and we are fully committed to your satisfaction. For this reason, we offer a 100% refund (minus a $197 administrative fee) for up to 21 days after the program commences on April 6, 2020 provided that you do actually participate in the program. If you take advantage of the lessons offered and participate in the community and don’t feel the program lives up to your expectations within that period, we’ll happily refund your investment.

The teachings we will be offering through The Terrain Institute course have ancestry and lineage that we have been entrusted with and take very seriously. These practices take time to learn, integrate, and deepen. Though you will learn significant information and practices that will be immediately useful and helpful to you and the people around you, no certification is currently offered.

We are exploring if this course could be taught authentically and still acquire CE. At this time, however, no continuing education credits will be offered.

21-Day Money-back Guarantee

Our goal is for the Terrain Institute to be a deeply transformational experience for you and we are fully committed to your satisfaction. We offer a 100% tuition refund (minus a $197 administrative fee) for up to 21 days, provided that you participate in the program. If you watch the lessons offered, do the exercises and participate in the community and don’t feel completely satisfied within the first 21 days of the training, simply write us and we’ll happily refund you.

Wondering if this is right for you? Schedule a free strategy session.

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