$75 – $85

Oak Park Ikebana & Wellness Workshop

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Barclay's American Grille

1120 Pleasant Street

Oak Park, Illinois 60302

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Welcome to Bitoku (Ikebana & Wellness) Workshop

Beautiful Ones,

Connect your creative expression to healing and wellness..

This is a small group aesthetic experiential workshop for women over 21 years of age.

It’s no secret that flowers can boost morale and improve mood. Even a single flower’s bloom instantaneously can brightens a room and the spirits of anyone catching a look or a drift of its pretty scent.

In Japan, flowers represent much more. Ikebana means “Bring Life to Flowers.” Through the art of Ikebana, flowers are giving new life as arranged in a container. The main three lines in Ikebana are symbolized as the harmony between heaven, man, and earth. A miniature representation of the Universe is created in the container, and designed to bring harmony between the flowers, the container, and the surrounding.

Connect your creative expression to healing and wellness. Discover the profound strength and beauty within, when illuminated by the Japanese aesthetics and art of Ikebana. Free your heart to express love, passion, gratitude, sympathy or compassion for yourself, a loved one or even bridge barriers and afflictions.

Feel welcome to join us, learn the arts and share the healing powers.

Workshop description:

This workshop is a process of experience, aesthetic expression and integration, and teaches an innovative model called "Bitoku Method" for improving a sense of well-being through the Art of Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) and Mindfulness Wellness tools as taught in the Science of Positive Psychology.

The participants will learn and experience the following:

1. Basic forms of Ikebana floral arranging (Ohara School of Ikebana) and Japanese aesthetics - learn and create your own flower arrangement that illuminates your beautiful inner strengths as you learn the key principles of Japanese aesthetics.

2. Mindfulness wellness tools - the tools that are proven to improve self-efficacy and well-being, primarily based on the Science of Positive Psychology.

3. Create connections - connect with oneself and other women through aesthetic
experience.

Workshop facilitator:

Michiko Kobayashi is the creator of “Bitoku Method” and is certified in Ohara School of Ikebana, Wellness Coaching, and Positive Psychology (University of Pennsylvania). She has studied Eastern and Western philosophies and clinical/scientific evidence in therapies. Most recently, she was Executive Director at an NPO, promoting arts and education and is currently the Principal Partner, Ikebana artist and Wellness counselor at IB&M LLC, Inner Beauty and More. She has an MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. Michiko is a native of Japan and US citizen.

About “Bitoku Method”:

Bitoku (美徳) means Beautiful Virtue in Japanese. Bitoku Method integrates the Art of Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) and Clinical Science and Practical Application of Positive Psychology and Mindfulness to foster fortitude and well-being through senses, creativity, and more directed attention.

Bitoku Method will be taught in a form of innovative workshop.

Duration of Workshop:

2 Hours (60 minutes)

Cost:

$85 (Special offer for this workshop - ALL neccessary materials over $45 value are included in this price)

Materials Included in the cost:

  • Fresh Flowers ( three materials) for the Ikebana floral arrangement ($10 - $15 value)

  • Kenzan (Floral pin frog - 2.5" Round, $18 value)

  • Container for the Ikebana floral arrangement (White porcelain $15 value)

Value of Cost:

A Gift that keeps on giving, for the rest of your life

Capacity Limit:

10

About IB&M LLC – Inner Beauty & More..

IB&M is a boutique personal consulting group that offers beauty/wellness/empowerment education and services and high standard products that are inspired by Japanese aesthetics and philosophies, primarily to women, with a desire to improve the quality of personal life experience and bring balance to their lives.



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