Events/ Classes

Upcoming Classes and Workshops:

TRADITIONAL FOODWAYS INTENSIVE COOKING AND HEALING WORKSHOPS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE 5 ELEMENTS.

Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that we are surrounded by energy fields which help us achieve balance, health and harmony in our lives.

The basic principle  is that all things can be divided into 5 elements or phases: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.

Most of us are familiar with these elements as they relate to feng shui, acupuncture and chi gong, but the same principles are also applied to foods and physical healing.

Each element has a corresponding season, organ system in the body, color and taste and emotion associated with it.

Learning to eat according to the 5 elements can help us balance our energy, nourish particular organs and achieve optimal health.

 Once each season, I will be offering a comprehensive class on the corresponding element.

We will dive deeply into the ancient traditions of strengthening the organ systems associated with each element. We will use tools from Eastern medicine, energy medicine and spirituality in addition to food.

 

These classes are for you if:

You are seeking to deepen your knowledge of traditional cooking methods

You are desiring to branch out in your cooking and your cooking skills

You are interested in learning ways to prevent and/or heal disease.

You desire being around a community of like minded people

You understand that food and community are at the core of our well- being.

You love cooking and trying new foods.

You are open to different energy practices for grounding and healing (chi gong, meditation, energy medicine).

You wish to help others in your community heal.

These classes are hands on and include resources, recipes and a sit down meal at the end of the class.

All menus are gluten free and will have some dairy and meat.
Menus are subject to change slightly depending on availability of food.

 CLASS DATES/ TOPICS

February 19th- Winter/ Water Element/ Balancing Kidney/ Bladder/ Adrenals/ Releasing Fear/ Cultivating Wisdom

April 2nd- Spring/ Wood Element/ Balancing Liver and Gall Bladder/ Releasing Anger/ Cultivating Compassion

June 11th- Summer/ Fire Element/ Balancing Heart and Small Intestine/ Releasing Sadness / Cultivating Joy and Love

August 6th- Late Summer/ Earth Element/ Balancing Stomach, Spleen and Pancreas/ Releasing Apprehension/ Cultivating Groundedness

October 22nd- Fall/ Metal Element/ Balancing Lung and Large Intestine/ Releasing Grief/ Cultivating Reverence 

 

Classes run from 11 am – 3pm.
These classes are $60 per class or $270 for the series of 5.

August 6th- Late Summer/ Earth Element/ Balancing Stomach, Spleen and Pancreas/ Releasing Apprehension and Worry/ Cultivating Groundedness and Faith

Time for our next class! This month, we focus on last summer- that short period from mid- August to the Fall Equinox in September. This is the time of the earth element, when we begin to harvest all we have sown in the earlier months. This time signals a transition from the high heat of summer to  the beginning of the fall. This season is all about our digestion and taking in the sweetness in life. The flavor is sweet and when our stomach, spleen and pancreas are in balance, we are able to live with trust and faith. Out of balance and we find ourselves worried and apprehensive.

Join me for this class where we will discuss the importance of our digestive organs and how to keep them strong.

Our menu for this class includes: 

Caramelized Onion and Winter Squash Tart

Coconut Fish Curry

Savory Millet Pilaf with Roasted Beets and Pesto

Easy Duck Confit with Fig Sauce

Sweet Potato Casserole

Creamy Coconut Milk Pudding

 

 Register here by scrolling down to “Late Summer class”

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