5 Element Cooking Class Series

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TRADITIONAL FOOD-WAYS 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.

 2018 CLASS DATES/ TOPICS

February 18th- Winter/ Water Element/ Balancing Kidney/ Bladder/ Adrenals/ Releasing Fear/ Cultivating Wisdom

Menu:

Spanish Cod Soup with Greens and Chick peas

Aduki Bean and Squash Stew

Roasted Beet and Fennel Salad

Spicy Korean Chicken Legs with Black Rice

Shitake and Arame Saute

Rosehip Chia Pudding

 

April 22nd- Spring/ Wood Element/ Balancing Liver and Gall Bladder/ Releasing Anger/ Cultivating Compassion

June 10th- Summer/ Fire Element/ Balancing Heart and Small Intestine/ Releasing Sadness / Cultivating Joy and Love

August 26th- Late Summer/ Earth Element/ Balancing Stomach, Spleen and Pancreas/ Releasing Apprehension/ Cultivating Groundedness

October 7th- 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.
 * Menu subject to change based upon availability of ingredients.

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