Learn how to take better care of your body during the busy holiday season through a balanced approach from Yoga and Chinese Medicine perspectives. This winter workshop includes:
Restorative/Yin yoga with light massage
A balancing ear acupuncture treatment
TCM seasonal nutrition and lifestyle tips
Connecting these healing modalities will help bring you to a whole new level of rejuvenation, balance and overall wellbeing. A perfect way to relax before entering the stress of the holidays!
While culturally Winter is often a time of joy and celebration, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is more appropriately a time for slowing down, reflection and processing our fears, sadness and grief. We can see the synchronicity of this in nature as we witness the cycle of life of the plants around us becoming dormant, in preparation for the birth of Spring. It is important to acknowledge our natural ties to the earth as our home and to honor our physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual needs to be in harmony with the seasons.
Yin Yoga is a slow, steady, and often stationary practice, holding poses for several minutes at a time. It is a style of yoga that allows us to draw the attention inward, to heal and fully inhabit ourselves as we cultivate attentiveness, softness and kindness toward ourselves and others.
In this workshop, Courtney will be working with ear acupuncture* points. In TCM, the ear represents a microsystem of the human body, and is used for treatment of health conditions and to target the healing of specific areas of the body. Participants will receive a basic treatment while in final resting pose, savasana.
*Auricular acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which can work to enhance mood, relieve stress, aid in smoking cessation, alleviate pain, and promote better sleep.
Courtney is a licensed acupuncturist, certified massage therapist and a registered yoga teacher offering services in San Francisco.