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Learn about the healing power of natural medicine from the comfort of your own home with online classes covering topics such as herbal remedies, essential oils, and alternative therapies.

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The Summer Herbal Apothecary

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Unlock the secrets of herbal remedies to tackle common summer woes! From soothing sunburn to repelling pesky bugs, learn practical solutions for staying healthy and comfortable all season long. Join us for expert guidance and hands-on demonstrations.

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MedicineWay Shamanic Training

Shamanic Fire Reiki

Explore healing and diagnostic techniques from diverse traditions such as Maya, Andean, Toltec, and Native American, using tools like feathers, plants, crystals, and sound instruments. Open to all practitioners, this immersive program aims to awaken your natural gifts and deepen your shamanic practice.

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Medicine-Making with Cannabis Hemp Plants

New York Open Center @ 22 E 30th St, New York, NY

Medicine-Making with Cannabis Hemp Plants: CBD, Moon Cycles & Spiritual Practices Sister Kate is the founder of the Sisters of The Valley (non-Catholic nuns), an activist organization whose mission and servitude is dedicated to healing the world through plant-based medicine. And very much like their Beguine ancestors of the Middle Ages, they are scholars who work together, pray together and are dressed to identify their enclave. Their farmland...

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Treating Depression and Anxiety with Herbal Medicine

New York Open Center

Treating Depression and Anxiety with Herbal Medicine and Herbal Synergy The deep, underlying physiological causes of depression and anxiety Wisdom from the world’s great herbal traditions How to help address depression and anxiety with the right botanical medicine What cutting-edge scientific research is revealing about herbal synergy Herbal Synergy: the key to Green Medicine Morning session: The Treatment of Depression + Anxiety with...

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The Sacred Heart of Herbalism (Herbal Kit Included)

Green Girl Herbs & Healing @ Live Interactive Zoom

Unlock the ancient wisdom of herbalism and nurture your soul with the transformative power of plant medicine. Discover the healing potential of herbs for mind, body, and spirit.

All levels 15 and older
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Herbs for Spring Allergies

Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s online class about herbs is a virtual experience you can take anywhere!  Pollen-rich air can irritate the eyes, sinuses, and throat for many. Discover delicious ways to support the immune system with botanical herbs and foods.  Learn the tools that can build your body’s resistance to environmental irritants as well as which herbs to reach for when symptoms need to be soothed. Recipes, demonstrations, and...

(129) All levels 18 and older
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The Art of Flower Remedies

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Explore the alchemy and use of flower essences in this introductory class. Learn the history and traditional methods of creating these remedies and how they have been used to support emotional well being.  Discover practical tips on how to use flower remedies in a variety of preparations for you, your family, and pets. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts....

(129) Beginner 18 and older
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Herbs for Spring Wellness

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Prepare for a fresh start this spring by learning about herbal remedies, bitters, and lymphatics to clear out winter's "cobwebs" and support your digestive system. Discover how to build your body's resistance to spring allergies and find relief from symptoms with soothing herbal remedies. Join us online for recipes, demonstrations, and practical tips for spring wellness.

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Ayurvedic Gut & Brain Connection

Infinity Foundation

Emotions have a dramatic influence on the gut and can influence everything from digestion to absorption. Thousands of years ago, Ayurveda professed the philosophy of gut-brain connection. Attain optimal health through a deeper understanding of yourself mentally and physically, based on natural healing by strengthening your body, mind, and spirit. Discover how this allows the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to work to its fullest potential....

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Green Medicine: A 4-Month Training in Herbalism

New York Open Center

Herbal medicine has been in use for thousands of years, each culture having its own unique system based on the herbs of its bioregion. This course is taught with an ecological and bioregional perspective, focusing primarily on the herbs that grow in our region here in the Northeast. This is a comprehensive four-month certificate training that explores the traditional, practical and environmentally sound ways of using herbs to keep well and treat...

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Reviews for Natural Medicine Classes Online

Natural Medicine Classes Online are rated 4.3 stars based on 466 verified reviews from actual purchasers.

  • Green Medicine: A 4-Month Training in Herbalism

    Reviewed by Jasmin L. on 7/27/2020
    Very informational. Peeka convered everything top to bottom and though it is alot of information, it's all very useful . I really enjoyed my time in this class.
  • Medicine-Making with Cannabis Hemp Plants

    Reviewed by Kim l. on 11/5/2019
    Informative and very interesting. I recommend for anyone interested in alternatives to traditional medicine. I love this plant and believe in the science. the samples we took home were ample. I've been using the lotion on some sore spots where i think i'm developing arthritis. Whether real or psychosomatic, i have relief. i was concerned about sitting in a class for all those hours but it went by quickly -- which means the content was interesting and the class was well paced.
  • Medicine-Making with Cannabis Hemp Plants

    Reviewed by Elizabeth L. on 10/22/2018
    Very knowledgeable instructor, great pace to the day too.

Best Natural Medicine Classes Online

The Greek physician Hippocrates is often called the first practitioner of natural medicine or naturopathy. Many subcategories, traditions, and practices are encompassed by the term "natural medicine," including ayurveda, yoga, traditional Chinese medicine, indigenous practices, herbalism, homeopathy, acupuncture, stretching, and many others. A licensed practitioner of natural medicine is sometimes called a naturopathic doctor or naturopathic physician. 

Those who practice natural medicine generally eschew traditional drugs and hospital treatments in favor of therapies or remedies derived from the natural world, such as herbs, minerals, vegetables, fruits, or flowers. Today, the most commonly used forms of natural medicine are herbal supplements and yoga, which has been shown to reduce cortisol levels and aid in healing after an illness or injury. 

Why You Should Learn Natural Medicine Online

If you have ever wanted to learn more about plants, gardening, ecology, or nature, natural medicine is a great place to begin. Plus learning about natural medicine will give you a few new tools to increase well being and reduce stress as you learn. 

Interest in natural medicine and alternative forms of healing is on the rise in the United States, which means that there are networks of natural medicine practitioners in most metro areas, and even smaller towns. You can join one of the many grassroots communities or larger organizations centered around the practice and teaching of natural medicine and build new relationships as you broaden your skill set. 

Professional opportunities in the field of natural medicine may not be as copious as others, for example in coding or web design, but since it is a niche discipline, the opportunity is there to carve out your own small business or practice in your community. Demand for herbalists, reiki and yoga instructors, dieticians, and even teachers in identifying native species of plants and fungi are on the rise. Follow your passion and see where it leads. 

Virtual Natural Medicine Classes 

With all of the options available now for online natural medicine classes, it's simple and easy to find the one that's right for you, your location, and your schedule. All the benefits and fun or learning natural medicine are waiting for you, and all you need to get started is a computer or smart device and an internet connection. 

It's true that you may not get the same style of instructor feedback in an online class that you might get in an in-person class, but the community and sense of camaraderie is still there, even in a virtual space. Not only that, but you can access the course of your choice from anywhere, even the comfort of home. 

So much of natural medicine concerns proper plant identification and knowing how to apply the right balm, salve, or tincture at the right time. In an online class, you receive live instruction from an expert instructor in the community of like minded peers. You may have to provide some materials yourself, such as textbooks or workbooks, but your instructor will provide a list of all the supplies you might need to make your learning experience fun and fulfilling. Check out the full selection of online natural medicine classes at CourseHorse. 

Ayurveda and Science for Optimum Health is a beginner level course presented by the Infinity Foundation in Highland Park, Illinois, in which you learn the ayurvedic system of medicine. Ayurveda's dietary system restores the body and mind to a state of balance and reduces stress. This is a three hour class open to learners ages 16 and up. 

Also presented by the Infinity Foundation is The Science of Sound Healing, a three session course that explores how sound affects the parasympathetic nervous system resulting in relaxation and a deeper bodily awareness. You will have the chance to participate in group discussions and ask questions of professional instructor Marian McNair. 

Are you interested in indigenous forms of natural healing? Art Making of the Medicine Smudge Fan may be the class for you. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make your own medicine smudge fan and use it in smudging, the ancient practice of using smoke to cleanse the energy of oneself or environment. Learn this simple but powerful technique in only a few hours. 

Green Medicine: A Four-Month Training in Herbalism is an in-depth course in the anatomy and physiology of body systems, the history of herbal medicine, how to use herbs to promote wellness, how to make herbal products at home, and more. Presented by the New York Open Center in Manhattan, NYC, this multi-week course is taught by experienced instructors David Winston, Drew DiVittorio & Peeka Trenkle who will lecture and lead group discussions. 

The New York Botanical Garden presented Medicinal Mushrooms: Fungi for a Healthy Body & Mind, taught by John Michelotti. In this course you will learn how fungi affect the brain and central nervous system, and how mushrooms like reishi, maitake, and lion's mane can promote immune health. 

Medicine-Making with Cannabis Hemp Plants is a course presented by the New York Open Center in Manhattan, NYC open to all experience levels and participants ages 18 and older. Learn how to identify different types of cannabis, how to make your own CBD products, and how to market and sell them. Discussions will be held regarding the ethical and philosophical considerations surrounding the cannabis plant.

Private Online Group Natural Medicine Classes

If you're interested in scheduling a natural medicine class to promote communication and build team spirit with your group or organization, then Coursehorse's online natural medicine classes for private groups can be delivered directly to your workspace. They can accommodate any and all platforms, from Zoom to Google Meet to Microsoft Teams to WebEx. 

Learn how to de-stress anytime and anywhere with Virtual Guided Group Meditation. This class will cover individual empowerment, co-collaboration and allyship, holistic awareness of social causes, and building compassionate networks. Through breathing exercises and pranayama derived from yogic practices. 

Virtual Weekly Decompression for High Stress Teams is a 30 minute class in which a knowledgeable and compassionate instructor guides your group or team through decompression exercises. Included are visualization techniques, breath work, and other exercises you can do anywhere, even in your desk chair. Groups of 10 to 40 can be accommodated. 

Even if you don't see the course you're looking for on the website, you can contact and work with the CourseHorse team to find the class that works for you and your organization. All you have to do is click the "Contact Us" button on their homepage, fill out the form, and a CourseHorse representative will reach out in no time to begin exploring the many options available. 

Booking a fee free experience. That's right, there are no fees to book with CourseHorse, and you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours or less. Sometimes plans change, though, and you may need to change the size of your party. CourseHorse makes this simple by allowing you to change the size of your group even after booking. 

Zoom is the preferred platform at CourseHorse, but, as mentioned above, most common platforms are supported. Check out your options for online natural medicine courses for private groups today. 

Online vs. In-Person Natural Medicine Classes

Everyone learns differently, and the perfect classroom for one may be a burden for another. That's what makes the sheer variety of courses available today so exciting. Whether you're learning virtually or in-person, you're sure to find a course that works for you.

Due to the differences in delivery and materials required, there's generally a greater number of online classes than in-person classes for any given subject. Still, some people learn better in a physical classroom alongside their peers. Others would prefer to spare the commute and learn from home or a preferred workspace. 

Most in-person classes include all the necessary materials, whereas the virtual ones sometimes require you to source the required materials yourself. This takes time, so it's important to schedule when and where you purchase what you may need for the class. For many online classes, however, all you need to take part is a computer or smart device and a reliable internet connection. 

Can I Learn Natural Medicine for Free Online?

Yes, beginning your natural medicine journey is easy when so many options for learning are available. Online tutorials and videos are a terrific place to start, and you can progress with them at the pace that works best for you. 

In many locations, you can explore the natural environments around you to identify herbs, fungi, or other plants that may be beneficial as natural medicines. Check out a book at your local library, or find a text that appeals to you at your local bookstore. 

If you have a passion for nature and growing things, then it's easy to start learning more. Chart your own course, though many will find that learning with a knowledgeable professional is quite effective and sometimes much more efficient than learning on your own.

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