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Growing Your Own Medicinal Mushrooms In The Winter

Naturally boost your energy, brighten your mood and increase your immunity in the winter using adaptogenic medicinal mushrooms.

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Join us on the evening of Monday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM.


We will hosting this event at Alternity Lounge at 333 Bloor Street West.


Mushroom can change your life and make it easier to enjoy winter.

Why Learn About Mushrooms?

Learn more about the crucial role fungi play in the health and resiliency of ecosystems in this awe-inspiring trailer for the film Fantastic Fungi (join us on December 1st for the Toronto premiere at Hot Docs).


Grow Your Own Medicinal Mushrooms

Learn about the power of adaptogens for improving resiliency and helping the body adapt to physical and mental stressors in the environment.

Adaptogens help our bodies recover from both short-term and long-term physical and mental stress.

Research shows that adaptogens can combat fatigue, enhance mental performance, ease depression and anxiety, and fortify energy reserves during the colder, darker and shorter days of winter.

There are a number of well-researched adaptogenic mushrooms and this workshop will cover the 10 most important medicinal mushrooms that you can legally grow at home.

If you sometimes feel like city life leaves you feeling overwhelmed, tired and unable to live and perform at your highest levels, then adaptogenic mushrooms could help you adapt to the stressful city environment. 

In many ways, mushrooms are the missing link for reconnecting us back to nature. They are soil creators, they  feed our gut microbiome, and they offer many interesting ways to combat climate change.

Yet, mushrooms are mysterious to most people.

It is only in recent years that science has started to understand the medicinal compounds in mushrooms and begun to probe the mostly invisible world of interconnected webs of fungi mycelium, which are crucial for soil health and forest biodiversity.

Fungi (of which mushrooms are the reproductive, fruiting bodies) share many characteristics with the human digestive system and as a result, they can have a prebiotic affect on your gut microbiome.

This makes it easier to absorb nutrients and it encourages the growth of healthy gut flora.


What You Can Learn About Medicinal Mushrooms

The takeaway from this talk will be the knowledge of the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms and how you can start growing your own medicinal mushrooms at home.

You will come away with knowledge of how to start growing your own medicine using inexpensive medicinal mushrooms grow kits.

We will cover holistic biohacking and finding right medicinal mushroom or mushroom blend that works best for your unique physiology and health challenges.

You will learn how to use grow kits to start growing indoors and build a relationship with the medicinal mushrooms you consume by growing them yourself.

You will also learn the ancient history of medicinal mushrooms in folk and indigenous medicine traditions as well as in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient India and Ancient China.

During the workshop, we will discuss how medicinal mushrooms can be used for:

1. Increasing neurogenesis.

Neurogenesis is the growth of new neurons and some medicinal mushrooms have been shown to improve cognition, memory and ability to learn.

2. Reducing inflammation 

Inflammation is the source of disease and mushrooms can help you reduce inflammation and physiological stress on your brain, heart and liver.

3. Better adaptation to stress.

A big city like Toronto is a very high stress environment. Adaptogens can help you adapt to your environmental stressors and thrive at the speed of the big city. 

4. Stronger immune system.

Medicinal mushrooms stimulate the immune system and when you take them regularly you can become more resilient and able to fight off viruses and bacteria.

5. Less tension and depression.

Some medicinal mushrooms can calm your nerves and reduce symptoms of depression.

If you're as excited about mushrooms as we are, then join us for this workshop at Alternity Lounge near downtown Toronto.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn how to grow your own medicine and supplement your diet with adaptogenic medicinal mushrooms.

About The Instructor

Kyle Pearce is from Vancouver, British Columbia and he has been designing and leading experiential learning adventures, nature immersion retreats, and forest ecology workshops through Animist Ecology since 2015.

He studied ancient and modern history at the University of Victoria and has spent the last decade traveling the world studying ancient civilizations, ecology and meditation with teachers from around the world. 

For the last 7 years, he has run an online learning website called DIY Genius helping people educate themselves using the Internet. He also teaches video storytelling and runs creative leadership retreats called Story Tribes.

About The Location

Alternity Louge is cafe, library, art gallery and gathering space decorated with local visionary art, sculpted wood furniture, and an infinity mirror. They also offer delicious mushroom infused elixirs at the bar.

Join Biohacking Winter By Growing Your Own Medicinal Mushrooms

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Join The Workshop

"I went on one of Kyle's meditation and foraging workshops in a local forest last fall and I was immediately hooked. Kyle not only chose a beautiful place to learn and meet like minded people, but has the education and charisma that left me more curious and has peaked my interest in mushrooms not only as a chef but for their amazing medicinal properties and their pivotal part in food sustainability. Kyle is engaged, entertaining and open minded. I could go on and on about going to this workshop I don't know what I expected but it was a great way to spend a Sunday morning and would recommend participating in anything Kyle has to offer because his passion about mushrooms is magnetic! "

Dana M.

"I enjoyed the retreat immensely and the knowledge gained/processed in a short time was enlightening and encouraging. There is much to learn about the amazing world we live in and our connection at the core to nature. We are nature! I mostly enjoyed the "gnosis" that happened while experiencing my learning together with all the other participants. Kyle was awesome at keeping the learning experiential and engaging and allowing everyone to contribute to the learning based on their journey of animism and personal connections with nature. I highly recommend this retreat to further your awareness of the forgotten knowledge of trees and mushrooms and leave feeling inspired that collectively we can form a deeper relationship with nature and others."

Clara F.

"My experience at the mushroom ecology workshop with Kyle was a great introduction into a vast new world of connections. The workshop was ideal for every level, as Kyle catered to the unique interests of all individuals that day. Kyle has a depth of knowledge that spans beyond pure mushroom ecology which creates a very dynamic experience. We were able to find many different species of mushrooms and identify them with Kyle's expertise. Kyle also provided a dense list of references and review from the session so there was no pressure to take notes and tons of resources to consult after the session! The forest meditation was an awesome experience and one that I have added to my meditation practices and can practice on my own. Kyle did a fantastic job making a connection with everyone and ensuring all questions were answered. He is so knowledgable on so many topics that he is able to add context to the geographic location, the ecology of the forest and even some anthropologic history. All around a fantastic experience that I would recommend to everyone regardless of their level of mushroom knowledge/interest."

Brittany B.

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