Practitioner Course

Medicinal Mushrooms Masterclass

Learn about the health effects of these extraordinarily potent medicines. 

Online Course
8 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


9 Hours total


Chris Hobbs, Donald Yance and Tori Hudson

About this course

Medicinal mushrooms are extraordinarily potent medicines. They have been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years and modern medicine is discovering substantial benefits that you can add to your practice. The potency and range of these medicines is exceptional and they deserve much more attention.

Drs. Chris Hobbs and Donnie Yance are internationally-recognised experts in medicinal mushrooms and have prepared a highly-valuable and clinically-focused program. Dr. Tori Hudson joins the team with a specific presentation on the use of mushrooms for women's health including their use in reproductive cancers and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Chris Hobbs begins with the foundational knowledge that you need to start adding these important plants to you tool belt. He steps you through the clinical mechanisms and actions of mushrooms. Then, your presenters explore the applications of specific mushrooms. Chris provides a thorough understanding of the uses of Lion's Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps and Reiishi. Donnie Yance covers the impact of Turkey Tail and Shiitake mushrooms. In addition, Donald explains the latest research and clinical use of mushrooms in the very important applications of Oncological Care.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn the most effective applications for each mushroom
  • Understand the primary mechanisms of mushroom actives
  • Know how a high-quality extraction is performed and how to know which these are
  • Receive clear dosing recommendations for the various uses of medicinal mushrooms
  • Learn about the significant nutritional content of each mushroom
  • Understand the wide range of biological activities of medicinal mushrooms
  • Know how to use medicinal mushroom as foods
  • Find out which mushrooms can be harvested from the wild
  • Receive a deep understanding of the principle medicinal mushrooms

What's in this course

Your Presenters

Dr Chris Hobbs, PhD, LAc, AHG

Dr. Christopher Hobbs is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, herbal clinician, research scientist, consultant to the dietary supplement industry, expert witness, botanist, mycologist with over 35 years of experience.

He has studied traditional Chinese medicine and as a licensed acupuncturist (California) he has practiced since 1995 in his clinic and in an integrated practice with a physician.The author or co-author of over 20 books, Christopher lectures on herbal medicine world-wide.

He has taught at universities and medical schools such as Bastyr University and the National School of Naturopathic Medicine, and most recently for 7 years at the University of California, Berkeley as a GSI and lecturer. He earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with research and publication in evolutionary biology, biogeography, phylogenetics, plant chemistry, and ethnobotany.

His current projects include helping set up and develop standards for DNA testing to insure the species identification of commercial herb products, as well as research and product development and educational activities involving the medicinal and healing properties of fungi.

Donnie Yance

Donald R. Yance, Jr., CN, RH (AHG) is a Clinical Master Herbalist and Certified Nutritionist. He has devoted his life to developing a unique approach to health and healing that elegantly combines his passion for the latest scientific research with the wisdom of ancient healing traditions. Donnie’s longstanding interests in botanical medicine, music, and Eastern Christian, Franciscan theology infuse his work, resulting in an approach to healing that is compassionate, creative, intelligent, and inspiring.

Dr Tori Hudson ND

Dr Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in 1984 and has served the college in several capacities, including: Medical Director, Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean. She is currently a clinical adjunct professor at NUNM), Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr Hudson has been in practice for more than 36 years, is the medical director of her clinic, “A Woman’sTime” in Portland, Oregon, co-owner and director of product research and education for VITANICA and the program director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine. She is also the founder and co-director of NERC (Naturopathic Education and Research Consortium), a non-profit organisation for accredited naturopathic residencies.

Dr. Hudson has been appointed as a faculty member of the Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Dr. Hudson was awarded the 1990 President’s award from the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her research in women’s health, the 1999 prestigious Naturopathic Physician of the Year award, the 2003 NUNM Alumni Pioneer Award, the 2009 Natural Products Association Pioneer Award and in 2012 was inducted into the NUNM Hall of Fame. In 2016, she was the recipient of the annual Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physician’s “Living Legends” award.

In 2021 she received the 2020 American Botanical Council’s prestigious Fredi Kronenberg Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals in Women’s Health Award for 2020.

She is a nationally recognised author (book: Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine second edition, McGraw Hill 2008), speaker, educator, researcher, and clinician. Dr Hudson serves on several editorial boards, advisory panels and as a consultant to the natural products industry. She also writes monthly columns and freelance articles for several publications.