The 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.
Live Online via Zoom
Free (live!) Online Class
Thursday, April 25th, 2023 from 6:30pm-7:30pm EST
Free Online Offering!
Now more than ever before it is clear that addressing current and past sexual / reproductive traumas is relevant to a large percentage of the people who you will relate with (in whatever capacity) throughout your life. It is extremely pertinent to take action and gain tools for recognizing, accommodating, and resolving traumas held within the body for ourselves as well as for those we interact with.
Join Original Instructions founder Brittany Jade for this FREE hour long workshop.
#KeepGoing #Perserverance #Community
En Vivo via Zoom
Jueves - 11 de Marzo, 2023 - 6:30pm-7:30pm EST
Esta clase gratuita (en persona) está diseñada para mujeres durante el período posparto, así como para sus proveedores de atención.
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
Like all of our Original Instructions certification programs, our Full Spectrum Doula certification training is committed to providing our students with an impeccable education while keeping the Original Instructions for humanity and ancestral wisdom as our guiding force. Our Full Spectrum Doula certification curriculum is structured in a dynamic way that bridges evidence-based learning with the longstanding wisdom of Indigenous human beings.....
Our TUM™ + Well Womb Care Certification Training is designed with a commitment to equipping our students with an expansive knowledge of both the physical aspects of uterine palpation/health assessment as well as with an active connection to the wisdom of grandmothers' past regarding women's reproductive health continuum....
A certification training for Herbalists, Birth Workers, Care Providers, and Human Beings of all kinds.
Now more than ever before it is clear that addressing current and past sexual/reproductive traumas is relevant to a large percentage of the people who you will relate with (in whatever capacity) throughout your life....
As with all of our Original Instructions School certification trainings and classes, our purpose with this series is to provide a platform through which Indigenous practitioners and their allies offer instructions on how to deepen your authentic relationship with the Plant Nations without culturally appropriating.
All Classes in this series will take place online (live!) via Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm Eastern Standard Time.
Opening Class in on Monday, August 21st, 2023
Closing Class in on Wednesday, October 11th, 2023
This means that during this class series you will be cultivating your own authentic relationships with the Plant Nations through knowledge and methods which are not for specific initiates, but rather which are common medicine for the people. All practices and information which belong to specific lineages will be taught only by humans belonging to or claimed by those lineages. Likewise, the instructors for this course include humans of the Pueblo Acoma, Quechua, HuaroChirri, Celtic, Lakota, and Pawnee Nations - among others.
" 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
Midwife, Herbalist, Author, Dancer, and Founder of the Original Instructions School
Mother, Farmer, Herbalist, and Educator
Flower Essence Practitioner, Holistic Counselor, and Mother
" 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
During this Winter full moon it is the perfect time to go inside the self.
Throughout the most difficult times and seasons of our lives, as humans we can find access to Benevolent Ancestors, Resources, and Knowledge by going inside the selves. As Human Beings we are a collective, and as such it has long been known that
Between every blade of Sweetgrass
there is the whisper
of those who inhabited this land before.
the ones who left their offerings,
and loved Nature as their own
flesh and blood…
From underneath the suffocating burden
and salty tears
and even black magic;….