Qi Gong and Yin Style Baguazhang foundational training with Benjamin Strosberg 9am Sundays; new time
Qi Gong is a physical practice based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, martial arts and philosophy of the I Ching. The practice uses movement, breath work and meditation to cultivate and balance Qi. Our drop in class will focus on reconditioning posture and balance, and increasing physical and emotional power and vitality. It's a physically demanding class grounded in Yin Style Baguazhang, one of the internal martial arts, so expect to sweat!
All experience levels welcome Please wear loose clothing Barefoot or indoor flat soled shoes $10
Workshops|| Self Care Sundays
Fire Cider For the People! 5-7pm Sunday, December 10, 2017
This workshop explores the dynamic history and folklore of the beloved and time honored oxymel, Fire Cider. From cultures all over the world sharing recipes, to a company trademarking the name and claiming it as their own, this tonic has proven powerful and necessary. Through tasting and making our own Fire Cider, we'll learn different recipes and herbs included, and highlight variations based on individual constitutions. We'll go over how to incorporate this tonic into your pantries, first aid kits and cauldrons. We'll also spend time talking about the active boycott of the company Shire City Herbals, in regards to the ongoing lawsuit fighting their trademarking of this age old tradition, and how we can uphold access to herbal medicine as it continues to face being commodified.
Time : 2 hrs Price : $45 with a portion of the proceeds going towards the free fire cider lawsuit
Moxabustion, or moxa is commonly used as an adjunct modality to acupuncture. Moxa is a method of burning mugwort near the surface of the skin at acupoints or at areas of pain to warm and tonify the points, channel or zone. Moxa is used to warm and invigorate the flow of qi. And you can do this at home. Moxa has many forms- in this class we will go over the various types of moxa and participants will learn how to easily administer this therapy at home in order to support their health. Great for sprains, digestion, arthritis, general wellness.
Herbal Care for the Home Team 5-7pm Sunday, January 14, 2018
Gather your squad - be it family (of origin, chosen), your collective house, domestic partners, etc. - and participate in a down home, approachable way to take care of each other with herbs. We’ll cultivate tools to promote our agency and self-determination on how we choose to take care. We’ll unpack first aid assessment and make medicine that relates to everyday situations.We’ll break down emotional labor, holding space for ourselves and the team, and practice tools for creating healthy boundaries. We’ll decipher ways we can carve out time for care, and how to engage in this intimacy so that our squad goals are on point! Time: 2hrs Price: $65
Gua sha for your home care toolbox 5-7pm Sunday, Feb 4 or 11 TBD, 2018
Add gua sha to your home care tool box. This powerful home medicine is a method of scraping the skin with a hard surface (traditionally stone, metal or bone) as a way to release tension, relieve pain and restore function. Gua sha can help with headaches, colds and coughs, and so much more. This class will be a lecture on the history of gua sha, a discussion on safety and indications, a demonstration lesson, and then a skills lab in which you will practice on a fellow classmate. Bring your roommate, best friend or partner- you'll want to be able to trade treatment later! Time 2hrs Price $65
Resiliency For Everyday Movements 5-7pm Sunday, March 11, 2018 Waking up in cis-white-patriarchal-capitalist dominated culture is *hard as hell*. The effects on our bodies, thought processes, spirits and ways we connect to one another are real and ever present. We need resiliency for our everyday movements so that we can stand powerful in our collective ones. Adaptogenic herbs, plant spirit medicine, spell casting, and medicine making are tools for self-preservation, potency, and community wellness that we'll learn. This workshop starts with you, but works towards casting our collective spells to dismantle the bullshit and uplift the sparkle, because when we gather to take good care of each other, we dazzle on a whole new level! Time: 2hrs Price: $45