Date & Time
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Led by Peeka Trenkle, with Drew DiVittorio, Dipl & David Winston
Note: All sessions will now be offered as online programs until further notice. Sessions will be recorded and shared with registrants after each online program for a limited time only.
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. By registering, you consent to be recorded as a participant during online sessions as you interact with the instructor. The recorded program may not be distributed or shared with anyone who has not registered for this training.
Note: There will be a $50 materials fee for course manual, payable to the instructor at the first session.
The training Modules cover:
March 23 — A Brief History of Western Herbalism
March 30 — Preparations & Dosages
April 6 — The Digestive System and Liver
April 13 — The Respiratory System
April 20 — The Nervous System and Brain
April 27 — The Endocrine System
May 4 — The Circulatory System: Blood and Lymph
May 11 — The Skin
May 18 — Women’s Reproductive System
Saturday, May 30, Basic Chinese Diagnostic Techniques – with Drew DiVittorio
June 1 — Men’s Reproductive System
Saturday, June 6 (Part 1) — Herbal Pharmacy: Making Herbal Products – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In this first 3-hour segment we will cover the basics of how to make teas, tea blends, extracts, brandy infusions, herbal syrups and more using both fresh and dried herbs.
June 8 — Seasonal Healing: Herbal Therapeutics and the Cycle of the Year
Saturday, June 13, Herbal Treatment & Management of Chronic Illness:
Eastern & Western Approaches – with Drew DiVittorio
June 15 — Musculo-Skeletal System
Saturday, June 20 (Part 2) — Herbal Pharmacy: Making Herbal Products – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In this 3-hour class we will continue with instructions and demonstrations of how to make an herbal salve, pickled herbs, energy bars, cordials and more.
June 22 — Urinary Tract and Kidneys
Sunday, June 28, Herbal Energetics – with David Winston (Open to the public.)
July 6 — Materia Medica/Herbal Medicine Chest
July 13 — Case Taking Skills I
July 20 — Case Taking Skills II
Saturday, June 6 — Field Trip with Peeka Trenkle
(All dates are Mondays except when noted otherwise.)
This live event requires ZOOM webinar software, which you will be automatically prompted to download upon clicking the access link provided to you in your confirmation and reminder emails. Zoom is an easy to use webinar software available for Mac OS X, Windows, iOS and Android. Installation should only take a moment.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: If you have a computer with a broadband connection (320 kbps minimum), web browser, and sound capabilities (microphone and speakers or headset), you will be able to view the webinar and participate in the Q&A period. Recommended System Requirements: Windows 8.1 or Mac OSX 10.5 or higher, and browsers version Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 3, Safari 4, and Chrome 11 or higher.
Note: Login information will be emailed to the registered student the evening prior to the event.
Registration and Fees
A 4-MONTH TRAINING
March 23 – July 20, 2020
No classes on May 25 & June 29.
Monday sessions are 7:45–9:45 pm EST
Saturday & Sunday workshops are 10:00 am–5:30 pm.
$1,675 (No Member Discount) • 20SGW99TA
$1,775 Payment Plan • 20SGW99TB
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due upon registration.
Three further payments of $425 are due April 20, May 18, and June 15.
Automatic credit card payments only.
To register by payment plan, call 212-219-2527, Ext. 2.reen M
Click here to read Green Medicine: Nature’s Way an interview with Peeka Trenkle.
New York Open Center
Peeka Trenkle holds a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in NYC. With 40 years of experience as an intuitive healer, herbalist, and homeopathic consultant, her deep interest lies in the integration of spiritual and physical healing, and how our relationship with the natural world affects our well-being.
Drew DiVittorio, Dipl, 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.