Apr 23, 2016 Saturday
(Almost full)
Trade School Indy
1125 Brookside Ave
Indianapolis US

Ancient healers in China observed that those who lived in tune with nature and the seasons were blessed with health, happiness, and longevity. They developed the Chinese medical system to understand how to live in harmony with the seasons. Even in our modern world, we can use these time-tested observations to thrive this spring. In this class, we will explore easy lifestyle habits, diet therapy and recipes, herbal medicine, self-acupressure, and qigong exercises to make this your most vibrant spring yet. Kate will finish the class with a group acupuncture/relaxation session. *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up. Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for light movement exercises. If you would like to receive acupuncture during class, you will need to fill out a brief health form and consent to treatment the day of class. If you do not want to receive acupuncture, you are welcome to rest and relax with the group or you're free to head home!

Bring one of the following:
*I have attended a training and arranged with Trade School to be the class volunteer
a short story written by you
an old book
local or handmade goods
piano sheet music
something else you'd like to offer (my contact info is in the registration email)
succulents or other plants
vintage jewelry
your favorite wine

About the teacher, Kate Downes

Kate is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in New York where she learned to treat a wide variety of complaints and illnesses using the full scope of Chinese medicine. Upon returning home to Indiana, she opened her practice and began helping patients reach their health goals. Balance is the name of the game; she doesn’t live by an all-or-nothing standard and believes that to embody health is to be able to comfortably do the things you love and gracefully adapt to change – to fall, stand up, learn, heal, grow, repeat. Outside the office, she can be found planning her next trip, frantically rearranging furniture, or just daydreaming, all with wine in hand.