5 Rhythms Energy Healing and Cooking Workshops

water        wood element        fire                                       earth element         metal element

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.
Address and other details will be provided upon registration.

Remaining  2022 CLASS DATES/ TOPICS

 Fire Element

 Releasing Fear/ Cultivating Joy

The Fire Element represents the season of summer. It is an energetic season where the majority of our energy is radiating outward- summer gatherings, fun, sunshine, pure joy! 

The organ systems associated with the Fire element are the heart and small intestine, along with the Triple Warmer and Circulation Sex  meridians. 

Our menu incorporates many of the foods that keep this element balanced and humming through the season! 

July 9th 1-5 pm – Spaces available

July 16th 1-5 pm  2 Spots left

MENU (subject to slight changes based upon availability )

Hawthorne Flower and Berry Infusion (medicinal tea)

Watermelon Gazpacho

Red Lentil Flatbread 

Moroccan Chick Pea Salad with sun-dried tomatoes, harissa and fresh herbs

Moroccan Kefta Kebob (ground beef skewers with spices) 

Grilled Radicchio

Watermelon Radish and Arugula Salad

Dessert – TBD- something with chocolate/ hibiscus/ rose/ hawthorn! 


September 10 Earth Element/ Releasing Worry/ Cultivating Faith





1-5 pm


Delicata Squash Soup with Caramelized Onion

 Mushroom Tapenade on Sweet Potato Rounds

Pan Fried Steel Head Trout with coriander and fennel over cardamom spiced millet

Seared Cabbage with cumin, coriander, fresh herbs and spiced pumpkin seeds

Shaved Fennel and Apple Salad 

Fig Tart 

Herbal Tea to support digestion 



October 29- Metal Element/ Releasing Grief/ Cultivating Reverence

 1-5 pmMenu coming soon!