Online Classes

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Some poor phoneless fool is probably sitting
next to a waterfall somewhere totally unaware
of how angry and scared
he’s supposed to be.
– – Duncan Trussel
 

Please note: All classes listed below are On-Line. When things open up we will again be offering Live-In-Person classes.

To register for currently offered online classes or receive email notifications go to the Earth Medicine Academy HERE!


Registration Now Available for:


Introduction to Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Tropics
with David Bruce Leonard $99
(Please note: This class is a 6 week, prerecorded “On-Demand” class. This means that you study on your own time and at your convenience. It is also a prerequisite for our advanced Medicine at Your Feet classes)


Upcoming Classes or those Currently in Production Include:


La’au Po’okela: Five Chief Hawaiian Plant Medicines
with Kumu Dane Kaohelani Silva


Medicine at Your Feet: The Digestive System
with Unity ToyNgoc Nguyen, M.D. & David Bruce Leonard


The Way of the Woman Warrior
with Michelle Manu


Kitchen Alchemy: Trusting Your Gut
Herbs as Food, Food as Medicine

with Kyra Bramble & David Bruce Leonard


Qi Gong
with David Wei of Wudang Monastery


Buntu Rhythms: African Healing Dance
with Wyoma


The Intimate Sky: Finding Your Place in the Cosmos
with International Award Winning Science Writer Harriet Witt


Emotional Ecology: How to Create a Relationship Sanctuary
with Jodi Baygood and David Bruce Leonard


Wild Wisdom: Deep Listening from the Heart of Nature
with Jenna Harrison & David Bruce Leonard


Plant Alchemy: Advanced Medicine Making for the Immune System
with (Al)Chemist Bryen Lehto & David Bruce Leonard


THE ABOVE CLASSES ARE ALL OFFERED ONLINE
LIVE IN-PERSON CLASSES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

To register for currently offered online classes or receive email notifications go to the Earth Medicine Academy HERE!

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Painting by the remarkable Kit Gentry www.kitgentry.com

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Classes available in Personal Safety for Women & Girls
Email us for more information: personal safety at proton mail dot com

Here is the page from our website with a few videos on it https://earthmedicineinstitute.com/programs/boundaries-self-defense/

This work is full-force scenario-based high-adrenaline training in a safe and emotionally supportive environment. One of the many things that we do is train women to bypass their freeze response when in a potentially dangerous situation. In technical terms, we instill healthy responses into what is sometimes termed “Implicit Procedural Memory”… i.e. we essentially condition unconscious habits that can help people stay alive in dangerous situations.

The essence of this work is not “the man in the suit”; it is the andragogy, the teaching style that allows the conditioning to happen. Deep conditioned imprints, both positive and negative, can occur in high adrenaline states. Because we train women in these high adrenaline states, adrenaline becomes their friend rather than their enemy. In this situation, instead of it causing them to freeze, the adrenaline acts as fuel to help them to survive. In essence, it creates healthy, situation-specific responses that trigger simple powerful techniques and engage large muscle groups. Students rapidly develop the skill and confidence to navigate difficult situations where their life may be in danger.

However important the physical skills may be, most of the class is focused on how to avoid danger and, if needed, how to deescalate dangerous situations. The vast majority of assaults can be avoided with verbal responses alone. We spend a lot of time on body language, non-verbal cues, the dynamics of sexual assaults, and situational awareness as well as the legal issues in Hawaiʻi of needing to defend oneself in the home, at work, and in public.

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