Date & Time
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Led by Peeka Trenkle, with Drew DiVittorio, Dipl (NCCAOM) & David Winston
Herbal medicine has been in use for thousands of years, with each culture developing its own system based on the herbs of its bio-region. In this in-depth training, we delve into the art and science of herbalism for nourishment and healing, recovering the wisdom and empowerment that has been lost over the generations.
This comprehensive overview of Western herbs for medicinal and nutritional use covers:
- Herbal treatment programs for illnesses relating to each of the body’s systems
- The history of Western herbalism, and a look at herb use in other cultures
- How to prevent illness, promote vitality and maintain balance in the body through the use of herbs
- How the principles of Chinese and Cherokee medicine apply to herbalism
- The legal considerations of being an herbalist
Our hands-on study will include an “Herbal Pharmacy” session in which we make our own salves, extracts, balms, teas, syrups and food preparations, and a field trip to Stone Mountain Farm in the Hudson Valley, where we’ll identify and experience a variety of herbs and wild foods.
Note: A certificate of completion will be given upon completion of course requirements.
Note: There will be a $50 materials fee for course manual, payable to the instructor at the first session.
The training Modules cover:
April 8 — A Brief History of Western Herbalism
April 15 — Preparations & Dosages
April 22 — The Digestive System and Liver
Saturday, April 27 — Basic Chinese Diagnostic Techniques
April 29 — The Respiratory System
May 6 — The Nervous System and Brain
May 13 — The Endocrine System
May 20 — The Circulatory System: Blood and Lymph
June 3 — The Skin
June 10 — Women’s Reproductive System
Saturday, June 15 — Herbal Treatment & Management of Chronic Illnesses: Eastern & Western Approaches
June 17 — Men’s Reproductive System
Saturday, June 22 — Herbal Pharmacy: Making Herbal Products
June 24 — Seasonal Healing: Herbal Therapeutics and the Cycle of the Year
July 1 — Musculo-Skeletal System
July 8 — Urinary Tract and Kidneys
July 15 — Materia Medica/Herbal Medicine Chest
Sunday, July 21 — Herbal Energetics (Open to the public.)
July 22 — Case Taking Skills I
July 29 — Case Taking Skills II
Sunday, June 8 — Field Trip with Peeka Trenkle
(All dates are Mondays except when noted otherwise.)
Registration and Fees
A 4-MONTH TRAINING
April 8 – July 29, 2019
Monday sessions are 7:45–9:45pm.
Saturday & Sunday workshops are 10:00am–5:30pm.
$1,500 (No Member Discount) • 19SHG25LA
$1,600 Payment Plan • 19SHG25LB
A non-refundable deposit of $400 is due upon registration. Three further payments of $400 are due May 6, June 10, and July 8, 2019.
Automatic credit card payments only. To register by payment plan, call 212-219-2527, Ext. 2.
Note: A certificate of completion will be awarded upon fulfillment of course requirements. There is a $50 materials fee, payable to the instructor at the first session.
Green Medicine Green Medicine Herbalism Herb
New York Open Center
Drew DiVittorio is a nutritional consultant who maintains a private practice in Chinese Medicine and the Taoist Healing. He is currently the founder and primary instructor at the New York Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition, a one-year professional training program in classical Chinese herbology and nutrition. Drew was an adjunct associate professor at the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute for 10 years, is currently on the teaching staff at the New York Open Center, and teaches in the Green Medicine program. He lectures nationally on nutrition and Chinese medicine and has been featured on Good Day New York, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Alive & Wellness with Carol Martin. Drew is also a popular speaker at colleges, hospitals, senior communities, and Fortune 500 companies. His speaking credits include Xymogen, Metagenics, New York University, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Medical College, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Ronald McDonald House and Gilda’s Club.
David Winston, RH (AHG), an herbalist and ethnobotanist with 40 years’ training in Cherokee, Chinese and Western herbal traditions, is the founder/director of the Herbal Therapeutics Research Library and dean of David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies. David is a founding member of the American Herbalist Guild.