Are you a practitioner feeling the call to incorporate maca into your clinic, practice or workshops? Do you currently run ceremonies and want to incorporate Andean cosmovision, maca and the ancestral knowledge behind it? Or maybe just someone looking to start on the journey of discovery into this unique ancient master plant or a journey to Peru?

Why learn with us?

  • Cultural appropriation - learn indigenous ancestral knowledge taught by indigenous people from Peru.
  • Connection to the source - learn the traditional uses of maca, Andean cosmovision, the processes, ceremonies, environment, farmers and communities behind it.
  • A focus of health and wellness - We blend ancient knowledge with modern scientific bio-medical research. Understand the how's and why's behind maca and the amazing ways it works in our body.
"As a family business from New Zealand and Peru we share the ancient teachings of our ancestors and allow you to integrate maca into your modern world with reverence and respect for the indigenous people who produce it." - Sally Huapaya and Dr Corin Storkey, the creators Seleno Health and The Maca Experts

Level 1 - Online Connection To Maca Course

This course is the foundational requirement to deepen your connection to maca for your own personal practice and to provide the knowledge required to begin to use maca in clinical practice, ceremonies, circles and for treatment. It is a distance learning program that can be completed in your own time and involves course work, assessment and an online follow up live discussion group.

Learn the ancient traditions surrounding the use of maca in Peru

Part 1 - The ancient traditions of maca

  • The history of maca and its story in Peru
  • The ceremonies of maca and significance of each
  • The energetics of maca and how they link to the properties
  • How maca is traditionally prepared and consumed
  • The connection of maca within Andean Cosmovision
  • The uses of maca at different ages
  • Maca symbolism and significance
  • How to prepare a traditional maca elixir for ceremonial use
  • The different colours of maca explained and their energetic uses
  • The principals of reverence, gratitude and honouring maca and Pachamama
Content format - pre-recorded webinar and referenced reading.
Assessment - submit a written questionnaire and present answers via a live online oral group discussion.
Estimated duration to complete - 4-6 hours (including webinar and group discussion)

Part 2 - Maca Production And Processes

  • The differences in production from traditional ways to modern methods
  • How production impacts on the properties of maca
  • Current issues in the maca industry
  • From seeds to roots and powder(s) the process of maca production
  • What is medicinal maca?
  • Why to never eat raw maca and the different forms of maca - maca safety
  • Activated maca and concentrated maca - the differences and uses
  • Farm to table maca production and how it impacts the farm and community
  • Rescuing maca culture and our sustainable programs in Peru
  • Seleno Maca products, dosing, usage and FAQs - find the right maca for you
  • Case studies and success stories with maca
Content format - pre-recorded webinar and referenced reading.
Assessment - submit a written questionnaire and present answers via a live online oral group discussion.
Estimated duration to complete - 5-7 hours (including webinar and group discussion)

Part 3 - The science, biochemistry and applications

  • Our novel analysis methods and maca research program
  • The main classes of unique bioactive molecules in maca and their actions
  • The science of sun-drying maca and formation of macamides
  • Macamides and how they work in the brain
  • An introduction to the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how maca functions within it
  • Linking maca traditions and energetics to the molecular activity in our brain
  • Comparing direct and indirect cannabinoids
  • Profiling maca for specific applications
  • Comparing different maca powders and colours - head to head analysis
  • Contraindications, FAQs and treating different health conditions with maca
Content format - pre-recorded webinar and referenced reading.
Assessment - submit a written questionnaire and present answers via a live online oral group discussion.
Estimated duration to complete - 5-7 hours (including webinar and group discussion)


Total estimated duration - 14-20 hours
Format- webinar content, online reading.
Assessment - written and live online group discussion.
Requirements for completion - a minimum understanding of the foundational properties as assessed by written assessments and knowledge sharing during group discussions.
Upon completion - Certificate of completion from Seleno Health, access to our facilitation program, wholesale packages, maca for ceremonial use, collaboration and co-branding opportunities, event promotion on our website and social media and access to our advanced training program - Level 2.
Costs- $250
Next Steps -> Purchase below -> Receive links and assessment questions -> Complete and return -> Book in an online group meeting time -> Join and partake in the group discussion of the assessment answers (available monthly) -> Repeat for part 2 and part 3 -> Course complete and certification issued along with facilitator support package.


Maca Facilitator - Practitioner Training - Level 1 Online Course


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Level 2 - Andean Cosmovision and Medicinal Maca deep immersion in Peru - see previous years experience here (Next Retreat - June-July 2024)

5000 years of maca wisdom

The Huanca, Chunca and Pumpush tribes were the earliest known farmers to cultivate the roots of maca high in the Andean mountains around 4000-5000m above sea-level. La maca is one of the most sacred plants of the Junin region and has its own cosmovision that is linked to that of the Andean civilisations that date back over 5000 years. Join us in this course to begin your journey to Peru and connect with the incredible culture and history associated with it.

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