Welcome to Washington Institute

To learn more about us, visit The Washington Institute of Natural Medicine.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New Class Dates

Classes 
Expand you Knowledge
   
  Get CE Credits

Request your own personal date and time for a Class
  
 Aromatherapy        Reflexology     Herbology      Reiki    

Holistic Health       Holistic Nutrition       Integrative Health Coaching 

Ear Candling           Foot Bath          Massage
    
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Washington, D.C.         Olney, MD       Silver Spring, MD        Online

 
 Classes 
Washington, D.C., Maryland,
and Online
 
Classes are Independent Modules and Can be Taken out of Sequence, Except for Clinical

All lecture classes taught by Jen Martinez can be taken online on demand.
  

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
Olney, Maryland Location 
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 (301) 538-9540


Reflexology Program
All classes are 10 am to 3 pm
Each level is $225.00 

Level 1 - Introduction 
Sunday August 11, 2019  

Level II - Reflexology and Aromatherapy  
Sunday August 18, 2019   

Level III -  Reflexology and Hot Stones
Sunday August 25, 2019 

Level IV   Reflexology Clinical 
Sunday September 1, 2019 


Aromatherapy Program 

Level I  - Introduction
Saturday Aug 3, 2019
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $300


Level II - Raindrop Technique      
Saturday Aug 17, 2019  
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $300 

Additional levels to the program - to be posted soon  
                      
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Instructor: Robert White, DIM, LMT
     Licensed Massage Therapist
Doctor of Massotherapy
Cleveland Park location
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008

Ear Candling Class
10:00 am to 11:30 am  $55.00
and
Aqua Chi Foot Detox Class
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm   $65.00

Sunday, June 30, 2019
10:00 am to 1:30 pm for both classes for $100.00

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Instructor: Laura Lopez, LMT
     Licensed Massage Therapist
Cleveland Park location
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008
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Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
  
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
Silver Spring, Maryland
Colesville Rd. 
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Must register in Advance by phone - no walk-ins

Must have a minimum of 4 students at the Silver Spring location
If smaller location will change


Holistic Health Program
All classes for 10 am to 4 pm
Each Level $225.00 

HHC1 -Anatomy &  Physiology  Upon request 

HHC2 - Pathology & Detox
Saturday June 29, 2019

HHC3 -Aromatherapy &  Herbal medicine
Saturday July 6, 2019

HHC4 - Homeopathy & Energy Medicine
Saturday Jul 13

HHC5 - Iridology & Japanese Hara 
Saturday July 20
 
HHC6 - TCM Principles & Meridian theory
Saturday June 23
        
HHC7 - Pulse & Tongue
Saturday July 27  
      
Sat HHC8 -Clinical I  TBA
      
HHC9 -Clinical II     TBA    

HHC10 -Clinical III   TBA


Holistic Nutrition Program
All classes are 10 am to 4 pm
Each level is $225.00

 HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition
Sunday July 7, 2019

HNC3- Nutrition and Body Chemistry
Sunday July 14 

HNC4 -Fats and Sugars
Sunday July 21

HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines
Sunday July 28

HNC6- Counseling & Clinical
TBA


Herbology Program

 Level 3 - MHC3
Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine
Saturday, July 6, 2019
  10:00 am to 4:00 pm $225.00

 Holistic Nutrition Level 2
Sunday July 7, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $225.00
Additional levels required - see full program on previous bog posts
  

Online Program
Integrative Health Coach
10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Each Module $95.00

Module 1 & 2
Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology
7/5/2019 & 7/12/2019

Module 3 
Pathology of Disease - Learn the holistic or naturopathic perspective of disease
7/19/2019
 
Module 4
Learn the importance of detoxification and various detoxification protocols
7/262019
Additional levels required - see full program on previous bog posts
_______ 
   Rev. Carol Richardson, M.Div., MPH, Intuitive Life Coach, Energy Healer, Hypnotherapist
Location
12803 Twinbrook Parkway #204
Rockville, MD 20851
Reiki Levels 1 - 3 Class
Part of Seven Rays Reiki
Call to Schedule
 9:30am to 5:30pm  $195 each level
7 CEs 
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Instructors: Jen Martinez, HD 
Carol Richardson, MPH 
 Robert White, DIM, LMT
Laura Lopez, LMT
Locations - Silver Spring, MD; Olney, MD; Rockville, MD; Cleveland Park, D.C.

Host a Class and the Teacher will come to you
Call for Details
 
 
On Demand, Upon Request CEs and Certifications
 
Aromatherapy

Reflexology

Orthopedic Manual Therapy -  Lower extremities
Orthopedic Manual Therapy - Head, neck, and shoulder

Orthopedic Manual Therapy - Upper extremities

Reflexology with Aromatherapy
  
Zen Shiatsu/Acupressure

 Reiki and Touch Therapy

Mind Body Medicine/Visualization

Lymphatic Massage
 
Chakra Balancing
 
Aromatherapy
 
Acupressure
____________


Call to register

(202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
 
Check out our Blog
that has all of our current programs


 Class Description can be seen here
Offered by:

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Nationally Approved
NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider

Primary Wellness Center in Washington, DC
Cleveland Park
winmoffice@gmail.com
  
www.NaturalHealthDC.com    
(202) 237-7681

(202) 686-8202


Licensed in Washington, D.C. for:
Education Services, Apprenticeship Training, Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Additional locations in
Silver Spring and Olney, Maryland

 
 The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach in Maryland under the exempt status.

Approved as a Training Provider by the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Approved for Continuing Education by the
American Alternative Medical Association

Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

Reflexology Classes Starting August 11

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider
 
Reflexology Program
CEs and Prep Classes
Olney, Maryland
Level 1 -  Sunday Aug 11, 2019
 
Coming Soon to Virginia !!
 
Certification Program and Continuing Education 

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and New Aspiring Reflexologists!
Introduction to Reflexology
Level 1
 
 Sunday Aug 11, 2019
   10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Olney, Maryland Location 
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 (301) 538-9540

$225.00
 
 NCBTMB Approved Provider
           Qualify and test for theAmerican Reflexology Certification Board,
the highest standard of credentials in reflexology recognized through out the United States.

Aug 11, 2019  Sunday  10am to 3pm   Level I                                                                              
This course includes 2 hours on reflexology theory, history, zone therapy, meridians, map of reflexes and foot and hand structure. 1 hours of hands-on to learn reflexology grip and techniques. One hour on business ethics and standards. Twenty hours of unsupervised documented practical sessions.
 
 
Aug 18, 2019   Sunday 10am to 3pm   Level II     Reflexology and Aromatherapy  
                
This course includes 2 hours of reflexology theory, history, zones, meridians, relaxation response, and body systems related to reflexology. Introduction to aromatherapy, its benefits, safety guidelines and practical applications will be discussed. 1 hour of practical sessions including the application of essential oils on reflex points. One hour on business standards, local/state laws and ordinances pertaining to the practice of reflexology.
 
Aug 25, 2019 Sunday 10am to 3pm Level III     Reflexology and Hot Stones 
                      
This course includes four hours of body systems as related to reflexology, leg and foot structure, hands-on palpations, and map of reflexes as they are anatomically reflected on the feet. Practical use of hot stones for reflexology is discussed and practical sessions for four hours. One hour of business standards and ethics pertaining to the practice of reflexology.
 
Sep 1, 2019  Sunday 10am to 3pm  Level IV   Reflexology Clinical    
                                  
Required for Certification with the *ANHA
This fully hands-on class is to satisfy the requirements of six documented practical sessions required by *ANHA for certification. The student may schedule 3 clients for the day. The student may invite friends and/or family to be their client or the institute can schedule the clients for the class.
 
Cost: $225 for each level ( 7 CE units/each level)


See our You Tube Video about Reflexology

  
The American Reflexology Certification Board is a non-profit corporation, an independent testing agency whose primary purpose is to certify the competency of those Reflexologist who practice on a professional level and wish to be recognized as meeting national standards. Certification by ARCB distinguishes the professional; setting apart and bringing credibility to the practitioner committed to excellence.
 
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach classes in Maryland. 
  
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
  
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 


Instructor's Credentials

Jen Martinez-Bentley has 18 years of teaching experience.
Doctor of Naturopathy                       September 1999         
 Nova International
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy    December 2007          
 National University of Therapeutics

Currently teaching at:
Centura College in Chesapeake,VA              weekdays
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine     weekends only

Qualified to teach the following courses:
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Business and Ethics for Bodyworkers
  • Chair Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Kinesiology
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Meditation / Visualization
  • Myofascial Therapy
  • Myology
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki and Chakra Balancing
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure
  • Spa Modalities including hydrotherapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge of aromatherapy.  What a wonderful experience!" Melisa M. Miner
Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540 

  


Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
 
Class Location
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
Class entrance at the rear
 (301) 538-9540
 
 
Primary Wellness Center in Washington, D.C.
winmoffice@gmail.com
(202) 686-8202 

Nutrition Classes Starting July 7

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

                    Become a Nutritional Consultant      

  
Online Availability! 
 
Holistic Nutrition Program
 
Silver Spring, Maryland Location 
   
Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the 
 American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

Holistic Nutrition Professional Certification
 
 
Level 1 - Upon Request, On Demand, Online
 
$225.00
 
Level 2 - Sunday July 7, 2019
 
Become a Certified Nutritional Consultant
  
Classes are from 10am to 4pm on location or "Live-online" using Adobeconnect
Makeup classes are "Live-online" using Adobeconnect, on location in Virginia Beach, or pre-recorded on demand online.
 
All lecture classes can be taken online on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience.  All pre-recorded classes include a live question and answer session with the teacher. Upon completion of each level a special date and time is set up to have a live question and answer session by way of the internet or phone.  
 
Holistic Nutrition (HNC)
Total cost $1,350
Each level $225
2019        
Adobeconnect
HHC1- Anatomy & PhysiologyBy request
HNC2- Principles of NutritionJul   7      Sun
HNC3- Nutrition and Body ChemistryJuly 14    Sun
HNC4 -Fats and SugarsJuly 21    Sun
HNC5 -Meal Planning GuidelinesJuly 28    Sun
HNC6- Counseling & ClinicalTBA
 
To register and pay call 202-237-7681.

TBA Classes to be determined with current students and teacher
 
To register and pay call 202-237-7681  


On Location or Live On-line!

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Colesville Rd. 
Silver Spring, MD 20910
In the Heart of Silver Spring

The classes are taught as independent modules and can taken out of sequence.

 
 
Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC)
 
HHC Level 1: Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology.

 This level familiarizes the student with each system of the human physiology and introduces the world of medical terminology. This level will help the student understand the client's description of symptoms and understand physician's diagnosis.

 
HNC Level 2: Principles of Nutrition
Learn the nutritional needs of the human body which includes macro and micro nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants.
 

HNC Level 3: Nutrition & Body Chemistry
The student will learn the effect of the twenty-one chemical elements on colon health, how soft tissue is built, the importance of electrolytes and the importance of bone builders and blood builders.

HNC Level 4: Carbohydrates & Fats
The student will learn the truth about the different types of fats and sugars and how they affect our body.

HNC Level 5: Meal Planning Guidelines
The student will learn dietary planning for optimal health for both adults and children and healing for chronic ailments.

 HNC Level 6: Counseling & Clinical
The student will be supervised by a Naturopath while working with clients. Hand out recipes for clients to try.

 
Each level includes Contact Hours: 6 (6 CEs per Level)   Homework Hours: 4

$225.00 per level

 
The student must complete six levels. Each level is an independent module; therefore, the student may take them out of sequence except for Level VI (clinical). After the completion of the program a student can sit for an exam with the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association.

 
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.

 
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine  can teach in Maryland. 
 
 
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
 
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners



Instructor's Credentials
Jen Martinez-Bentley has 18 years of teaching experience.
Doctor of Naturopathy                       September 1999          Nova International
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy      December 2007           National University of Therapeutics
 
Currently teaching at:
Centura College in Chesapeake,VA             
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine    
 
Qualified to teach the following courses:
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Business and Ethics for Body workers
  • Chair Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Feng Shui
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Kinesiology
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Meditation / Visualization
  • Myofascial Therapy (Trigger Point)
  • Myology
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki and Chakra Balancing
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure
  • Spa Modalities including hydrotherapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
 
***

The Washington Institute's Holistic Nutrition Program
is approved by the
American Association of Nutritional Consultants

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Gain continung education credit
CEU Credit for each Level: 6

***
  
 Upon completion certification is provided by the
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
and the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Become Registered as a Health Educator

Continuing Education approval by the
American Alternative Medical Association

Call to Reserve Your Space!
  
To participate in the class you must call to register and make the necessary payments.

Upon payment you will either report to our host site in Silver Spring, Maryland or you can participate through
Live On-line attendance with Adobe Connect.

 
If you participate through live on-line attendance our office will send you a link to Adobe Connect approximately 24 hours before the class.



 
Upon registering for the class let our representative know that you wish to attend On-line. At that time we will give your information to the instructor. The instructor will prepare for your attendance and will send you hand-outs by email. On site students will receive hand-outs at the time of their arrival to the class.
  
Class Location:
  
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Within Potomac Massage Training Institute
8380 Colesville Rd. Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
 
Call to Register:
(301) 538-9650, (202) 686-8202

Instructor
 
Jen Martinez, HD
Integrative Homeopath
Certified Nutritional Consultant
NCBTMB Certified
  
  dr.jen.holistichealth@gmail.com



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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New Class Dates

Classes 
Expand you Knowledge
   
  Get CE Credits

Request your own personal date and time for a Class
  
 Aromatherapy        Reflexology     Herbology      Reiki    

Holistic Health       Holistic Nutrition       Integrative Health Coaching 

Ear Candling           Foot Bath          Massage
    
***

Washington, D.C.         Olney, MD       Silver Spring, MD        Online

 
 Classes 
Washington, D.C., Maryland,
and Online
 
Classes are Independent Modules and Can be Taken out of Sequence, Except for Clinical

All lecture classes taught by Jen Martinez can be taken online on demand.
  

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
Olney, Maryland Location 
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 (301) 538-9540


Reflexology Program 

Level 1 - Introduction 
Sunday Aug 11, 2019
   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   $225

Level II - Reflexology and Aromatherapy  
Sunday Aug 18, 2019   
10:00 am to 3:00 pm  $225

Additional levels to the program - to be posted soon  

 
Aromatherapy Program 

Level I  - Introduction
Saturday Aug 3, 2019
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $300


Level II - Raindrop Technique      
Saturday Aug 17, 2019  
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $300 

Additional levels to the program - to be posted soon  
                      
_________


Instructor: Robert White, DIM, LMT
     Licensed Massage Therapist
Doctor of Massotherapy
Cleveland Park location
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008

Ear Candling Class
10:00 am to 11:30 am  $55.00
and
Aqua Chi Foot Detox Class
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm   $65.00

Sunday, June 30, 2019
10:00 am to 1:30 pm for both classes for $100.00

__________


Instructor: Laura Lopez, LMT
     Licensed Massage Therapist
Cleveland Park location
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008
____________


Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
  
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy
Silver Spring, Maryland
Colesville Rd. 
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Must register in Advance by phone - no walk-ins

Must have a minimum of 4 students at the Silver Spring location
If smaller location will change


Holistic Health Program

HHC2 - Pathology & Detox
Saturday June 29, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $225.00

HHC3 -Aromatherapy &  Herbal medicine
Saturday July 6, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $225.00

Additional levels required - see full program on previous bog posts

Holistic Nutrition Program

 HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition
Sunday July 7, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $225.00

HNC5 - Meal Planning Guidelines
July 28, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $225.00

Additional levels required - to be posted soon


Herbology Program

 Level 3 - MHC3
Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine
Saturday, July 6, 2019
  10:00 am to 4:00 pm $225.00

 Holistic Nutrition Level 2
Sunday July 7, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm   $225.00
Additional levels required - see full program on previous bog posts
  

Online Program
Integrative Health Coach
10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Each Module $95.00

Module 1 & 2
Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology
7/5/2019 & 7/12/2019

Module 3 
Pathology of Disease - Learn the holistic or naturopathic perspective of disease
7/19/2019
 
Module 4
Learn the importance of detoxification and various detoxification protocols
7/262019
Additional levels required - see full program on previous bog posts
_______ 
   Rev. Carol Richardson, M.Div., MPH, Intuitive Life Coach, Energy Healer, Hypnotherapist
Location
12803 Twinbrook Parkway #204
Rockville, MD 20851
Reiki Levels 1 - 3 Class
Part of Seven Rays Reiki
Call to Schedule
 9:30am to 5:30pm  $195 each level
7 CEs 
___________


Instructors: Jen Martinez, HD 
Carol Richardson, MPH 
 Robert White, DIM, LMT
Laura Lopez, LMT
Locations - Silver Spring, MD; Olney, MD; Rockville, MD; Cleveland Park, D.C.

Host a Class and the Teacher will come to you
Call for Details
 
 
On Demand, Upon Request CEs and Certifications
 
Aromatherapy

Reflexology

Orthopedic Manual Therapy -  Lower extremities
Orthopedic Manual Therapy - Head, neck, and shoulder

Orthopedic Manual Therapy - Upper extremities

Reflexology with Aromatherapy
  
Zen Shiatsu/Acupressure

 Reiki and Touch Therapy

Mind Body Medicine/Visualization

Lymphatic Massage
 
Chakra Balancing
 
Aromatherapy
 
Acupressure
____________


Call to register

(202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
 
Check out our Blog
that has all of our current programs


 Class Description can be seen here
Offered by:

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Nationally Approved
NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider

Primary Wellness Center in Washington, DC
Cleveland Park
winmoffice@gmail.com
  
www.NaturalHealthDC.com    
(202) 237-7681

(202) 686-8202

Licensed in Washington, D.C. for:
Education Services, Apprenticeship Training, Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Additional locations in
Silver Spring and Olney, Maryland

 
 The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach in Maryland under the exempt status.

Approved as a Training Provider by the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Approved for Continuing Education by the
American Alternative Medical Association

Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners