With any Class and/or Workshop you choose to participate in – the main focus is to have fun, learn a lot about yourself and gain a wealth of insightful benefits about the many aspects of ancient Chinese Medicine to prolong health and well-being.
Qi Gong (or ch’i kung):
Lorraine will teach and guide you through this internal Chinese meditative practice which uses slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote the circulation of “Qi” within the human body, and enhance a practitioner’s overall health. Although Qi Gong is often confused with martial arts or tai chi, it is usually much slower and focuses on the “qi” aspect to a much greater degree.
With more than 10,000 styles of Qi Gong and 200 million people practicing, there are a variety of methods; there are three main reasons why people practice Qi Gong:
- To gain strength, improve health or reverse a disease
- To gain skill working with qi so as to become a healer
- To become more connected with the “Tao, God, True Source, Great Spirit” for a more meaningful connection with nature and the universe.
Ayurveda/Prakruti (the “wisdom of life”):
Lorraine teaches the Ayruvedic system of traditional medicine native to India, which is practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda comprises the words āyus, meaning ‘life’ and veda, Vid meaning knowledge and Veda meaning ‘related to knowledge’ or’science’. Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia. Ayurvedic practitioners also claim to have identified a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for curing various ailments and diseases.
In Ayurvedic system, PREVENTION of all types of disease have prominent place than treatment, including restructring of life style to align with the course of nature and four seasons, which will guarantee complete wellness.
This workshop will focus on determining the participant’s Prakruti or Original Constitution which will be expressed through their predominating Dosha or Dosha Combination. Once you can determine your original constitution, you will then be able to serve your Prakruti and attain balanced health by balancing your diet and life style appropriately.
The Kitchen Herbalist ~ Your home apothecary!
Learn how to utilize the warming, circulating, and nourishing potential of herbs as food medicine in your home kitchen. This seminar will discuss the versatility and application of commonly used spices as well as introducing other tonic herbs to be used in teas, soups, stews, stocks, and porridge recipes.