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Monday, August 23, 2021

Class Dates for Many Programs


Certification Programs

Holistic Nutrition, August 29

Holistic Health Care, September 11

Master Herbology, September 5

Touch Therapy (Acu-Reiki), October 17

Reflexology, August 28

Herbal Body Wraps, September 12

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Live Online, On Demand Online
Hybrid Classes (Online combined with in Person)
In Person Classes
Continuing education and prep classes for Certification through the 
 Washington Institute of Natural Medicine (WINM) and the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience

Perfect for Health Food Store Staff, Fitness Instructors, Health Coaches,
Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care Providers, and 
New Aspiring Alternative Medicine Practitioners!

Master Herbalist Certification
Each level special $195
Regular $225.00, 10 am to 3 pm
Live Online through Adobeconnect
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online

MHC5 – Plant Identification, Sep 5, Sun
MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions, Sep 19, Sun
MHC7 - Business procedures Clinical, Oct 3, Sun
HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, TBA, Sat
HHC3 - Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, TBA, Sat
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines, TBA, Sat
MHC1 – Treating Body systems & Detoxification, TBA
MHC2 – Treating Body systems: Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory, TBA
MHC3 – TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs, TBA
MHC4 – Phyto chemistry,TBA

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Care Certification Program
Each Level $225.00, 10 am to 2 pm
Special $195 per level
Levels 1 - 7 and 9 Live Online through Adobeconnect
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online except for clinical
Level 8 and 10 are in person and can also be taken online

HHC4 - Homeopathy & Energy Medicine, Sat Sept 11
HHC5 - Iridology & Japanese Hara, Sat Sept 25
HHC6 - TCM Principles & Meridian theory, Sat Oct 9  
HHC7 - Pulse & Tongue, Sat Oct 23 
HHC8 - Clinical I, Sat Nov 6
HHC9 - Clinical II, Sat Nov 20
HHC10 - Clinical III, Sat Dec 4
HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology, TBA or On Demand
HHC2 - Pathology & Detox, TBA or On Demand
HHC3 - Aromatherapy & Herbal medicine, TBA or On Demand

Levels 8 & 10 held at 3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 2832
and can also be taken on line

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD

Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC) Program
Health Educator Registration
Each level special $195
Regular $225.00, 10 am to 3 pm
Hybrid Program
Live Online or On Demand Online for Lecture Components
through Adobeconnect (levels 1 - 5)
In Person for Clinical Component (HNC6)
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
Clinical can also be live online

HNC3 - Nutrition and Body Chemistry, Sun Aug 29
HNC4 - Fats and Sugars, Sun Sept 12
HNC5 - Meal Planning Guidelines, Sun Sept 26
HNC6 - Counseling & Clinical, Sun Oct 10
HHC1 - Anatomy & Physiology, TBA or On Demand
HNC2 - Principles of Nutrition, TBA or On Demand

Program can also be taken on demand

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD

Touch Therapy Program
 Reiki with Acupressure
USUI Reiki Certification Program Included

3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
Can also be taken Live Online or On demand Online
Touch Therapy Level 2
(Reiki with Acupressure/Acu-Reiki)
Acu-points for Conditions and Distance Healing
Includes USUI Reiki Master/Teacher Level II Certification
Saturday October 17, 2021 10:00am to 3:00pm
$195.00, Reduced from $225.00

Touch Therapy Level 3
(Reiki with Acupressure/Acu-Reiki)
Acupoints related to major organs and how to Attune
Includes USUI Reiki Practitioner Level III Certification
Saturday November 13, 2021 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fee: $195.00, Reduced from $225.00

Touch Therapy Level 1
(Reiki with Acupressure/Acu-Reiki)
Fundamentals of Acupressure and a Reiki Healing Session
Includes USUI Reiki Practitioner Level I Certification
TBA, 2021 10:00am to 3:00pm
$195.00, Reduced from $225.00

Instructor: Jen Martinez

Reflexology Certification
Basic & Advanced
  Special $195.00 per level
 Regular Price $225.00
Hybrid Program: In person combined with Live Online
Can be all taken online or on demand
Levels 1 and 4 Location:
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm
Classes can be taken in any order.
Basic Reflexology Certification Includes Level 1 and 2
To receive Advanced Reflexology Certification all four levels must be completed  

Level I, Introduction to Reflexology,  Sat Aug 28
Level II, Reflexology and Aromatherapy, Sat Sept 18
Level III, Reflexology and Acupressure, Sat Oct 2
Level IV, Reflexology Clinical, Sat Oct 16

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD


Herbal Body Wraps
September 12, 2021
1:00 pm to 5:30 pm, $275.00
($195.00 lecture, $80.00 materials)
Class is in Person at
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008

Instructor: Laura Lopez, LMT

To register call 202-237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
    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. 

District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements: Education Services, Apprenticeship Training,
Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services

Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association

Massage and Bodywork classes approved for continuing education for massage therapists through NCBTMB
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners 

Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.

Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job, she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge and experience!" Melisa M. Miner

Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540 

Body Wrap Class 9/12


Body Wrap Class

Add a Skill to your current Health Care/Spa Profession:
Nursing Personnel, Massage Therapists, Aestheticians,
Other health care practitioners, or aspiring body wrap practitioners

September 12, 2021
1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Fee for Class and Materials: $275.00
($195.00 lecture, $80.00 materials)

Class is in Person at
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008
Cellulite, Weight Gain, Inflammation, and more...

Instructor: Laura Lopez, LMT, LE
Licensed Massage Therapist and Aesthetician  

The Body Wrap Class 

This seminar is a certification for those that are Health/Salon practitioners or those that aspire to be a body wrap practitioner. Learn about slimming the body as well as nourishing and stimulating the skin.

This seminar will provide you with hands on experience with: 
1. Appling products correctly in order to nourish the skin
2. Dehydrating fat
3. Draining the body of excess fluids, edema, and inflammation, which obstruct basic biological functions

You will learn about:
1. The function of the skin as it relates to the entire body and how it affects every under-lying structure
2. Anatomy of the skin
3. Massage strokes to apply to push fluids out and to slim and tone the body
4. How different source of product can be applied to affect the skin and the under-lying structures
5. The massage strokes procedure needed in the application and infusion of products prior to the wrapping of the body
6. The body wrap procedure
7. Lymph Drainage, Cellulite massage, and Swedish massage techniques that enhance the effects of the body wrap
8. Introductory Skin exfoliation techniques, which is an important step to allow the penetration of the products in the skin

You can bring your partner or friend to work on and have a fun learning experience.

Body wrap benefits:

·        Slimming
·        Loosing water retention
·        Toning the skin
·        Creating Smoother skin
·        Reducing & preventing Cellulite
·        Reducing Scar tissue
·        Reducing Fibrosis
·         Reducing Edema and Inflammation

About the Instructor: 

Laura is a licensed massage therapist and Aesthetician. She is interested in Holistic Health and became a Massage Therapist to help people get and stay healthy through the gentile power of touch.

Laura graduated from the Central Maryland School of Massage in Frederick in 2011. She is licensed by the State of Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia. She is National Board Certified. She is a Yoga Instructor and a Medical Assistant which is a solid background for recovery.

Laura is trained in a variety of Eastern and Western modalities, specializing in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Lymphatic Drainage, Thai massage. Laura works with a diverse group of clientele to help ease the effects of pain and discomfort and recover health or keep it. She provides chair massage at corporate events as well.

Location of Class:
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Cleveland Park Location
within the Wilshire Condo Building    
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008

 Call for further details or to register
(202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540

For online questions or scheduling with Laura
Cleveland Park Treatment Room