Natural Nutrition Program - CSNN Gatineau

Practicals & Workshops

In addition to regular classroom instruction in natural nutrition, each student completes a minimum of 50 hours of mandatory practicals, out of approximately 100 hours offered to students. The main focus of the practicals is case study work, including follow-up case studies.

Practical work is completed under the supervision of a qualified holistic nutrition professional, through the presentation of case studies, role-playing, group studies and lectures by guest speakers. In these sessions, students have the opportunity to develop assessment and interviewing skills essential to success in the field of holistic nutrition.

Winter Schedule

Registration for these virtual workshops is also open to the public, so come join us in learning more about these unique topics!

The fee for non-students to attend is $35.00 + tax = $40.24 total. Students at our Branch attend most workshops for free!

To reserve your seat in a workshop, please click the registration button(s) below. Spaces are limited so sign up early!

For any workshop inquiries, please email, or phone/text 613-314-6991.

NOTE FOR STUDENTS: Most workshops are free for all students studying Natural Nutrition at the CSNN Gatineau branch. Each workshop is eligible for up to 3 internal non-case study practical hours. Please register below.

What makes some products more expensive? What do all those words on the label mean? How do you tell the difference in quality?

Gain confidence in recommending supplementary vitamin and mineral products during this 2-part workshop!

Registered Nutritional Therapist Andrea Bartels will guide you through the nutritional and non-medicinal ingredients on the labels.

In this workshop:

  • Explore factors that influence client compliance.
  • Learn how to assess the quality of a multi.
  • Learn about the details that matter most when choosing nutritional supplements from a nutritionist who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years.

Participants are invited to bring their own products to the discussion table.

Wednesday, January 18th (Pt. I)
Monday, February 21st (Pt. II)
6:00-9:00 p.m. EST

Andrea Bartels, BA, CNP, NNCP, RNT

In this workshop, we will be learning about how eating with the seasons and finding harmony with nature can benefit our overall health and longevity.

Learn about what is available at different times of the year, growing practices and how different foods can impact our bodies to make the most of any season.

We will also be looking at our Ayurvedic doshas to better acclimate to all the changing times of year and recipes to make seasonally delicious food all year long.

Tuesday, January 31st
6:00-9:00 p.m. EST

Nayeer Salem, R.H.N. & Professional Chef

Join Brittany Andrejcin, Holistic Nutritionist and Business Success Coach at Practice Better, for a 60-minute webinar all about Practice Better and the first 3 steps to seeing your first clients.

You’ll learn:

  • The first essential steps, including setting up your services, forms, and calendar
  • How to meet with your clients virtually and how to create protocols for them
  • Client engagement and check-in strategies to ensure their success

This webinar will be recorded, so please register even if you cannot attend live!

Tuesday, February 21st
6:00-7:00 p.m. EST

Brittany Andrejcin with Practice Better

In this workshop, we will be learning about the food connection to our chakras. What foods can stimulate our 7 energetic pathways to bring us balance and harmony? 

We will also be talking about the different organs and their connection to our chakras and how to stimulate self healing through food, breathing, conscious movement, and meditation.

Tuesday, February 28th
6:00-9:00 p.m. EST

Nayeer Salem, R.H.N. & Reiki Master

The first key to managing stress is understanding it. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with practical working model of the stress response, which will allow you to develop better strategies for adapting and thriving under different types of stress.

Ryan Sleigh is a Sports Nutritionist and Personal Trainer who has been in the Fitness & Health industry over 14 years. He is currently a Sales Representative for Advanced Orthomolecular Research (AOR), a Canadian supplement manufacturer known for producing some of the highest quality supplements on the planet. Ryan is a dynamic and engaging speaker who has presented for several respected organizations including Hockey Eastern Ontario, Ottawa Hoops, Institute of Holistic Nutrition and the Public Service.

Wednesday, March 8th
6:00-7:00 p.m. EST

Ryan Sleigh with AOR (, @aorhealth)

In the age of information, the oral biome is gaining recognition as the root cause for many imbalances in the human body.

In this workshop you will learn how the mouth has it’s own natural toothbrush, how to support the reversal of cavities and 8 steps to self dentistry that you can easily do at home . Our mouths are the first stop to our gut and by addressing our oral health, we take care of our overall health!

Tuesday, March 21st
6:00-9:00 p.m. EST

Amanda Brown, R.H.N.

Have you ever wondered how natural health products are developed; from concept to the finished formula that you recommend to your clients? Gain valuable insight on how natural health products are designed and formulated for optimal clinical impact and client compliance. 

Learn all the factors that are considered including ingredient selection, navigating delivery formats for capsules, liquids and powders and breaking down the regulatory aspects of product design.

At this workshop, you will have an unprecedented look inside the product development cycle from a leading Natural Health Product company in Canada.

Key topics:

  • The process of selecting ingredients for Natural Health Product development
  • Understanding the process of developing capsule, liquid and powder based products
  • Navigating the regulatory aspects of Natural Health Product development
  • Full transparency and answers to common questions that are rarely answered when it comes to product development

Dr. Jonothon Mainland ND is a Naturopathic Doctor with a background in naturopathic medicine, business, economics and health sciences. He holds the Vice-President Medical position at CanPrev Natural Health Products Ltd. and has over a decade of product formulation, business development and education experience in the natural health industry.

***Please note that this workshop is closed to members of the general public. Registrants MUST be a student or graduate of CSNN to attend.***

Wednesday, March 22nd
6:00-7:00 p.m. EST

Dr. Jonothon Mainland, N.D.

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CSNN Gatineau
15 Rue Jos-Montferrand
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 0C2


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Natalie Rivier, R.H.N

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