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 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.