Live online video courses with leading transformational thinkers
Register Now

with Tero Isokauppila
4 Sessions

Starts Wednesday, December 13th

Discover the fascinating world of fungi and its many age-defying, detoxifying benefits with the founder of Four Sigmatic.

The world of fungi features mind-boggling diversity. There are more than 1.5 million different types of fungi, and an estimated 2,000 of these are thought to be edible and/or medicinal. People have utilized mushrooms for these purposes for thousands of years, and there are now tens of thousands of studies backing up what ancient cultures long believed: Functional mushrooms offer many acute health benefits.

Among them, mushrooms are shown to:

  • Reduce stress

  • Support immune functions

  • Support cognitive and physical performance

  • Maintain gut health

  • Add years to your life

Because mushrooms have been shown to be beneficial to the human body in so many ways, this course was created to share this deep knowledge with the layperson, the fungi follower and the mushroom lover.

Tero Isokauppila is a world-class mushroom expert, a Finnish nomad, and an ultra-successful fungi-based foodpreneur. it is his personal and professional mission to re-introduce ancient mushroom wisdom to modern lifestyle. Mushrooms have been a part of Tero’s life since he was a kid growing up in Finland on his family’s 13th-generation farm (since the 1600s) where his mother taught him to forage when he was young.

It wasn’t until Tero became a semi-competitive runner in his twenties that he started to explore the health benefits of various mushrooms. He was introduced to a mushroom variety called cordyceps, and fell down a rabbit hole of research about the mushroom’s ability to increase energy and reduce fatigue. His own experiences with cordyceps bore out this research: he was stunned to discover that it really did give him more energy for his runs.

Tero started to consume a variety of functional mushrooms, and the results have been remarkable. Even now that he travels more than 40 times per year for business and is constantly exposed to germs in airplanes, hotels, and other unfamiliar environments, he hasn’t been sick for a single day in almost a decade.

It is Tero’s belief that everyone should have the opportunity to reap the incredible benefits that result from incorporating mushrooms into a daily wellness regimen.

In this live, interactive video course, you will become a mushroom expert in four sessions, understanding their rich variety and applications, as well as seeing into the future what humanity might do to change our world through mushrooms.

You will be part of the discussion, able to ask your questions on camera, just like a Skype call. If you happen to miss a live session, you can view a video recording at any time. These sessions will be filled with crucial information and practical advice that you can use immediately in your daily life.


SCHEDULE

Session 1 – “Fantastic Fungi: An Introduction to the Ecstatic Kingdom of Mushrooms”
Wednesday, December 13th
8:00 pm New York • 5:00 pm Los Angeles

Steeped in foraging experience and mushroom research, Tero will initiate all students into the great expanse of the multiverse of mushrooms. In this class, we look at the broad view of history on mushrooms. What have they meant to certain cultures? What medicinal uses have they been employed for? How have they been ritualized? Where do they grow and what should you know as someone who is acutely interested in their kingdom? The truth is mushrooms are more closely related to humans than plants. We will explore why that is and what it means.

You will learn:

  • The Breadth of Functional Mushrooms

  • Fungal Biology and a Mushroom’s Performance in Nature

  • How Mushrooms Grow

  • What Mushrooms Mean to Human Beings

  • A recipe from Tero’s book, “Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health”

Session 2 – “Healing Mushrooms: The Top 10 Mushrooms that Will Change Your Life”
Wednesday, December 20th
8:00 pm New York • 5:00 pm Los Angeles

In this class, we will take a deep dive into Functional mushrooms -- fully exploring the 10 top mushrooms for human health, and how to use these mushrooms to alter the course of your health, and ultimately your life. We will discover together the real magic of functional mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane, as well as other superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help us live healthier, more enhanced lives.

Essentially, adaptogens are just as they sound: They help the body adapt to the stressful world around it. Everyday, we’re exposed to a variety of stressors – sometimes it’s the kind of stress we’re used to, like that big deadline coming up on your calendar, but sometimes the stress we’re exposed to is a little more sneaky. Think, the invisible pollution you’re exposed to on your morning commute or the sugary piece of birthday cake you indulged in over the weekend. Adaptogens can help our bodies deal with the onslaught that life throws our way on a daily basis, working with the system to protect the body from stress by regulating the release of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline.

Cultures from the forests of Finland to the rural countryside of China have incorporated mushrooms into their diets in both solid and liquid form for thousands of years. Thousands of studies have been conducted and papers written on mushrooms testifying their incredible properties.They are an integral part of ancient health wisdom in cultures across the world. Many say that mushrooms are the original superfood.

You will learn:

  • How to establish your root system, or your "Mycelium"

  • When a mushroom becomes a superfood

  • The benefits of mushrooms

  • The misunderstood health benefits of mushrooms

  • All about adaptogens

  • A recipe from Tero’s book, Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health

Session 3 - “Magic Mushrooms: Sacred Visions & Rituals”
Wednesday, January 10th
8:00 pm New York • 5:00 pm Los Angeles

This session will present the most current research about psychedelic mushrooms or “sacred fungi” and their effects. Consuming sacred fungi is a longstanding ritual in various cultures throughout the world. In this session, we will review these rituals, their meanings, and what people are doing now and why they are doing it. We will talk about both the expansive history and the current research, coupling the information for a fully sketched, unique understanding of how sacred mushrooms can alter our individual and collective consciousness for the better.  

Session 4 - “Becoming a Mushroom Expert”
Wednesday, January 17th
8:00 pm New York • 5:00 pm Los Angeles

The reasons mushrooms are so important to human health are the same as why they are so important to our planet’s health. In this session we will see the broader scope of how humans and mushrooms should be be working together, and review the latest, breaking ideas circulating in niche mycology circles.

In this session, you will become an mycology expert amongst your peers, covering all necessary fungi foci: philosophy, permaculture, outdoor mycology, foraging, formulation, and how to bring the forest into your kitchen.

You will learn:

  • Active compounds in medicinal mushrooms

  • Formulation with medicinal mushrooms

  • Latest mushroom research, and the future of fungi

  • AMA -- dedicated time to answer all questions that have accumulated throughout the class

  • A recipe from Tero’s book, Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health

OUR HOST

Tero Isokauppila is the founder and President of Four Sigmatic, a natural superfoods company specializing in mushroom-based drink powders. Tero grew up in Finland and later earned a degree in Chemistry and a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition at Cornell University. In 2012, he founded Four Sigmatic and is a subject matter expert on all things pertaining to mushrooms, superfoods, and natural health. He was chosen as one of the world's TOP 50 Food Activists by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and has been featured in Vogue, Time, Forbes, W Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, BuzzFeed, and Bon Appétit, and has been a featured speaker at Summit Series, Wanderlust, WME-IMG, and Soho House.

By participating in this online course, you will receive:

  • Four 60-minute live video seminars with Tero Isokauppila  on Wednesdays: December 13th & 20th, January 10th & 17th

  • 30 minutes of Q&A following each seminar

  • Unlimited online access to recordings of all sessions

  • Don’t miss this opportunity to deeply understand the rich world of mushrooms with fungi expert and foodpreneur, Tero Isokauppila.

    Save $25 with the Early Bird code: MUSHROOM. Ends Friday, December 8th at midnight.

    $129.00 X
    The Magic of Mushrooms