Original Instructions are instructions for living as Human Beings who exist with, and from Earth. The Original Instructions School of Traditional Medicine and Practical Skills has gathered holistic and traditional practitioners from around the world to provide you with accessible education in areas of study that support, exemplify, and preserve ways of human life which are in alignment with the Original Instructions - without culturally appropriating.
If you’re looking to gain authentic traditional information and experiences surrounding Herbalism, Childbearing, Healing, and Advocacy from an Indigenous perspective then we’re the school for you! On the other hand, if you’re looking for diluted, vague, self-validated, and culturally appropriated experiences or “initiations” then were most likely not a great fit.
Original Instructions School of Traditional Medicine and Practical Skills offers classes, workshops, and certification programs online and in person.
Check out our upcoming free class offerings, both online and in-person. Our free class offerings are a part of our Original Instructions School Community Lodge program.
Our Original Instructions certification programs are all committed to providing our students with an impeccable education while keeping the Original Instructions for humanity and ancestral wisdom as our guiding force. The Original Instructions certification training curriculums are structured in a dynamic way that bridges evidence-based learning with the longstanding wisdom of Indigenous human beings.
Begin your journey as an Original Instructions practitioner through our certification training programs.Click here to learn more, or see certification programs below
" I am a veteran Doula and decided to gift myself both of the Original Instructions Doula certification trainings.... they have re-enlivened my practice, taught me skills in herbalism, acupressure, and ritual that I have not gotten from other trainings. I highly recommend this course to both aspiring and practicing Doulas! "
Sabrina Lutes of North Carolina
The Heartwood Spiral Doula Services
" My experience with getting trained as a Doula through Original Instructions was very empowering. I quickly felt renewed in wisdom and prepared to serve women of all backgrounds in the community. "
Erica Mcillwain of Florida
" Original Instructions School embodies exactly what our culture is desperately seeking. It is a chance to deepen into the sacredness of birth-work, honing in on the unique and powerful experience of being a well prepared assistance for new families on their journey of a lifetime. "
Rebecca Sterling of North Carolina
" Thank you so much for having the courage and grit to do the work you are doing. ''
"This course on healing sexual trauma with herbal allies was deeply impactful for me as a woman on my own healing journey, and as a birth worker. I feel much better equipped to help my clients in an informed and compassionate way."
Cat's Cradle Doula Services
" Thank you for sharing all of this invaluable information, and for being vulnerable. "
Stitch & Witch Botanicals
" I recommend the Postpartum Doula Training to any woman (or person!) interested in reclaiming or deepening her roots as a human being of this Earth, and Especially if you want to work in the birthing field or want to be a mother. Thank you for being an example, Brittany! "
Rebecca Schmidt of California
" Amazing, articulate, and captivating teacher with many years of worldly earth-based knowledge.."
Katherine Hall of the United Kingdom
Bottom (often Vaginal) steaming has been practiced since time immemorial by women from all continents albeit in varying forms. Bottom, or vaginal, steaming can be very helpful for passively receiving plant medicine into the labia, vaginal canal, cervix, womb, and ovaries. In addition to receiving medicinal properties from the essential oils and nutrients Which are evaporating within the steam, you are also working to directly heat up the womb center, which is key in promoting fertility.
Don’t believe the hype.
The real holy blood
that gave you life
came from your Mother.