Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Moving in Accordance with Nature

Normal physiology and health within traditional Chinese medicine. 

A unique class meeting in 6 afternoon sessions, one meeting a month, covering health and the normal functioning of the body, mind and energetics within TCM. 

This program emphasizes understanding  and recognizing the normal movements of life as the basis for qigong, bodywork, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and so on. 

In this program we'll move from the more general view of qi within nature and humanity to the specifics of how we grow, develop, renew and maintain ourselves. The core of this is based on step by step progressions for building an understanding of the normal processes of human life. 

This course is for: 
Those interested in understanding their own health 
Qigong and taiji practitioners and teachers 
Those thinking of going to acupuncture school 
Current students in acupuncture school Acupressure and bodywork professionals and students 
Acupuncturists who would like to study the norm vs pathology 
Other medical professionals who would like to understand the theoretical basis of TCM.

The fee for the course is: $180, $153 members, fee includes audio downloads of each lecture. 

This course consists of six afternoon lectures. Each lecture expands on the previous, making it important to attend all six meetings. However, if a lecture is missed, it can be downloaded and listened to prior to the next class. 

Meeting Dates: May 25, June 22, July 20, August 24, September 28, October 26 All meetings are from 1pm to 3pm. 

First Meeting May 25, 2013
 In our first meeting we'll focus on qi and the symbolic use of numbers traditionally used to describe the processes of nature and of life. This is a particularly important topic that is often left out of modern traditional Chinese medicine education. It provides a key of sorts for understanding the underlying logic of Chinese medicine. We'll also discuss the context of human life between heaven and earth and what we can do to begin nourishing life within us by moving in accordance with nature.