1125 Brookside Ave
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 winter. In this class, we will explore easy lifestyle habits, diet therapy and recipes, herbal medicine, self-acupressure, and qi gong exercises that will keep you on the ski slopes and out of the Kleenex box this winter. Kate will finish the class with a group acupuncture/relaxation session. *If you have any health / dietary concerns, please contact us before signing-up. You should bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes appropriate for light movement exercises. If you are unable to bring a yoga mat, please contact us before signing-up. 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, there will be a concurrent relaxation/breathing exercise.
Bring one of the following:
a hand-written quote or piece of advice
an educational book
an old photograph
anything locally made (or handmade yourself!)
something else you’d like to offer (email your teacher before class)
teach a class (email Trade School before class)
volunteer for this class as a facilitator (email Trade School before class)
your favorite wine
About the teacher, Kate Downes
Kate is an acupuncturist & herbalist with expertise in the complex world of women's health. She loves to help women take control of their health and find happiness along the way. When she's not playing with tiny needles, you might find her thrift shopping, reading cookbooks, or planning her next adventure.