Online Medicinal Mushroom Course
A live 6-week online course diving into the magical realm of medicinal mushrooms. Materia Medica, making mushroom preparations, psilocybe research, growing medicinal mushrooms, and more in our 6 weeks together. Taught by Willie Crosby, Dr. Lindsay Chimileski, and guest teachers
Learn all about the best medicinal mushrooms to be using and how to make your own products and develop a relationship with these powerful fungal beings. By the end of this class you will be able to grow and forage, prepare, and consume all the medicinal mushrooms you desire!
Class begins Wednesday September 30th at 6:30 EST and runs every Wednesday through November 4th.
The course includes:
- (6) 90 minute live lectures–The recorded version will be emailed to you
- Further videos and resources to watch
- Readings from a variety of books to deepen your understanding
- 25% off Fungi Ally site wide
Week 1: Fundamentals.
What are Fungi–What is medicine-Major constituents in fungi–Basic principles of Medicinal Mushrooms — Top 12 medicinal mushrooms: Current research– Why use them– active constituents
Week 2: Mushrooms for Immune Support
Mushrooms for coughs, colds, and viruses — Mushrooms as preventative medicine — Mushrooms for Lyme and autoimmune
Week 3: Making preparations of Medicinal Mushrooms
Preparing Tinctures–Making Teas–Making body products– creating food– All from medicinal mushrooms to feed the body and mind
Week 4: Skin Care, Oncology, and Cancer Care
Mushrooms for skin and hair — research and use of mushrooms in oncology — Active constituents in mushrooms as they relate to cancer
Week 5: Growing/foraging medicinal mushrooms
Economical ways to grow your own mushrooms — Foraging for 10 safe and powerful medicinal fungi — Storing and preserving mushrooms as medicine
Week 6: Psychoactive mushrooms and chronic mental illness.
Uses of psychoactive fungi — Psilocybe research — approaching chronic mental illness with mushrooms —
Wednesdays September 30th- Nov 4th 6:30-8 EST
Through this class you will:
- Explore how you want to relate to medicinal mushrooms
Know the difference between mycelial and fruiting body products
Understand the key constituents that are active in mushrooms
Explore the top 12 medicinal mushrooms materia medica
Explore what mushrooms and how to use them for skin care, cancer, immune system, and lyme
Feel empowered to make your own medicinal mushroom creations
Tinctures, teas, food whatever works for you
Know how to grow medicinal mushrooms at home in your backyard
Know how to forage for medicinal mushrooms
Explore using psychoactive fungi safely
Understand current research and future progress of psilocybe mushrooms
HAVE FUN and be confident in working with medicinal mushrooms
About the Instructors
Lindsay Chimileski ND LAc RH(AHG)
Lindsay Chimileski is a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, registered herbalist, professor, naturalist, counselor, writer, and public speaker. She is an advocate for natural medicine, botanical fungi medicine, whole foods nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and the appreciation of nature. Prior to her start in medicine, she focused on counseling and psychology, as well as studying Human Development and Family Studies at The University of Connecticut.
She has years of adjunct faculty experience, redesigning the botanical medicine curriculum and teaching advanced nutrition courses at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Chimileski co-leads ecotour excursions with students through the Jamaican rainforests, celebrating the traditional ethnobotanical uses of powerful plant medicines and their role in the culture. She lectures locally as well. In her spare time, she enjoys all things nature, greenhouses, hiking, and practicing yoga.
Willie Crosby has been growing, teaching about, and using mushrooms for the last 9 years. He teaches the home mushroom growing and commercial mushroom growing classes at Fungi Ally. Willie has taught online for Cornell University and Umass amherst for the last 3 years as well as mushroom cultivation in person at Umass for 4 years. His main goal is to help more people discover the amazing capacity of fungi to improve our lives through food, medicine, and social thought.