Teaching Calendar

A Top Down View of The Five Elements

10/27-3/23 2023: An 8 Session Course on Five-Element Constitutional Diagnosis


This is an 8 session class meeting for an evening every three weeks. Participants will watch videos on the content, read on each element in Nourishing Destiny, Clinical Practice, and Deepening Perspectives and then have an opportunity to hear Lonny teach on each element in a 1.5-2 hour Q&A session. Class 8 will involve a three hour session with Lonny diagnosing a patient for one hour in front of the class with 2 hours of presentation afterward including Constitution, diagnosis, prognosis, Chinese physiology, and herbal, acupuncture, and “lifestyle” prescription.

Shadow Resolution in Chinese Medicine

10/21-10/23 2022: Streaming

In this class we will examine the dynamics of repression as they
manifest in multiple forms of shadow in the terms of Chinese physiology.
We will focus on identifying shadow and its resolution through the
therapeutic relationship, herbal medicine, and acupuncture. Shadow will
be differentiated according to the Five-Elements and their related

Untying the Knot: Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine

4/8 + 4/9 2023 Streaming
In this class I will discuss how to diagnose and treat trauma with Chinese medicine. We will consider the heart/kidney axis as the physiological foundation of stability and how to restore integrity to this most important relationship. I will emphasize the importance of the practitioner’s awareness of the dimension of self that is never wounded or traumatized as a gold standard in diagnosis and treatment.

Berkshire County Acupuncturist

Clinical Integration 2023 [Live Stream + In-Person]

FALL 2023-SPRING 2025
The course emphasizes Five-element constitutional diagnosis and a depth view of Chinese physiology all from an integral and developmental perspective. I will cover all pulse patterns involving the relationship of the two sides of the pulse, stability, the three heaters, the three depths, and individual pulse qualities.

My long association with Lonny Jarrett over the course of many years has afforded me some of the most satisfying discussions concerning Chinese medicine that I have had with anyone. I am grateful for his writing and teaching his thoughts to the world, especially those about “becoming” that he describes as an act rather than solely as a “process.” Lonny Jarrett is fashioning a brilliant paradigm built around an awareness of one’s freedom to choose (for what is higher) instantly through the intention to virtue. Lonny’s overarching dedication to improving the human condition was recognizable from our early conversations and seems from the outside to have been part of a “process” reaching the form as expressed so eloquently in this volume.
Leon Hammer, MD
Lonny Jarrett's class changed the way I practice medicine. The class was so inspirational and life-changing that I took it twice. Lonny brings a depth to the medicine no matter what style of acupuncture we use (I practice French Energetics), and I am forever grateful to him. His teachings opened my heart and my mind. We travelled from Georgia and even though it is not close, the class was worth every effort we made. There is ongoing cultivation of depth and care through conversations on Lonny's website, nourishingdestiny.com. I highly recommend his two year course.
Anna Kelly, MD, LAc.
If you have any spark or desire to take this class, find a way to make it happen. The time and money I've spent have been repaid a hundred times over in my confidence and cultivation as a practitioner and in my connection to a deep source of inspiration for practicing this medicine. Every weekend has been a transformational learning experience. Studying with Lonny has been the best decision I've made since deciding to go to acupuncture school! When I signed up, I had just moved to a new city and was seeing very few patients a week. But I made the leap, and I have no doubt it's been a big part of why I now have a thriving practice as I'm approaching our last weekend.
Deb Hardin, LAc.