I’m excited to announce that I will be teaching a full weekend course at the famous Omega Institute for Holistic Studies called Radiance From Within: Chinese Medicine for Health and Beauty. Dates are Fri June 21 - Sun Jun, 2019 - just as Summer begins!
Omega is a beautiful center in Rhinebeck NY (about 2 hours north of NYC), designed to "provide hope and healing for individuals and society through innovative educational experiences that awaken the best in the human spirit". They offer truly soul lifting and spirit restoring classes on their beautiful sprawling campus where students enjoy everything the grounds have to offer: Long Pond Lake, a sanctuary center for meditation and quiet contemplation, sauna, the Ram Dass eight petal lotus library, contemplative walking trails, gardens, labyrinth.
And in the midst of all this supreme goodness we get to sit together and learn how to bring Chinese medicine practices into your daily life to restore the radiance of your skin, face and body.
In Chinese understanding beauty is the result of vibrant health. It is attained through daily practices that build and restore health to our body and its systems. Beauty is less about a miracle cream and more about a supportive self care discipline that keeps the circulation ever flowing in your mind, body and spirit.
I love the message that Chinese beauty has for us in our modern times - that our Radiance is innate and Nature-given, and therefore already existing and present within us. Our job is simply to know this and cultivate our life force with the care and feeding of practices like those we will cover in this workshop. Together we will:
Dive into a rich tradition of skincare and beauty practices that strengthen qi, restore healthy organ and lymphatic function, and revitalize circulatory flow throughout your entire body.
Develop daily beauty and self-care rituals, including Facial Gua Sha massage for face and neck, AND Gua Sha for Scalp massage for healthy hair.
Explore effective hydration regimens for skin health.
Show you Gua Sha and cupping techniques for the body: back, arms, legs, thighs, etc.
Learn movement practices to strengthen posture.
We will send you home with these personal practices that elevate your full radiance and cultivate beautiful skin. For more info on how to register please visit Omega Institute and keep in mind: overnight accommodations are available on campus but can go quickly especially this time of year so book soon to get your spot!
Photo credit: Courtesy of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, NY, eOmega.org