12 weeks, Wednesday 5-8pm. Date TBD
I’ve had a number of inquiries about offering this class online. I have decided to postpone the local/onsight class for now and to take the next few weeks to look at the feasibility of this and the best way to proceed. Let me know if you are interested and I’ll keep you posted on how this program might look. To be clear: This is not a hands-on technique course. Thanks, April
In my 24+ years of teaching and practice, one of the greatest things that I treasure and am most thankful for is seeing how the information or treatment I offer has helped someone in their life. Whether that is seeing a student graduate and build their own career, or helping someone get over bronchitis. Maybe it was helping a parent understand their child’s pathology. Maybe it was helping someone through grief. Whatever the necessity has been, I have been tremendously blessed to find such a life’s calling and I love sharing it.
My objective with running this program is to help bring the knowledge and wisdom of holistic health, Asian medicine and nutrition into the people’s everyday lives. Think of it as the a lighter version of the Amma Program without learning the bodywork.
Participants will meet once a week in the evening for lecture. There will also be online lessons and study group. I’ve developed new charts and handouts that will be accessible through my website for those enrolled. The program is effectively 48 hours of education time and is excellent for enhancing your own living and/or your professional practice.
What you will learn–
A comprehensive overview of the foundational theories of Asian medicine including:
Taoist Cosmology–the philosophy on which the principles of Asian medicine is founded in
Yin & Yang and its 6 Divisions
8 Principles–Yin & Yang, Excess & Deficiency, Hot & Cold, Interior & Exterior
Qi, Blood and Fluids–How they are generated and their general functions
Jing– and its functions
Zang Fu–The 12 organs and their functions and general channel pathway and points for self treatment
The Energetic nature of foods and herbs
The 5 Phases or 5 Elements
Within each season (Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Fall & Winter) we will look at the seasonal correspondences including: color, sound, odor, emotion, primary organs, flavor, temperature, direction, cooking principles, climatic pattern and common pathologies and corresponding Qigong.
A simple introduction to Tongue and Pulse assessment
Identification and simple treatment of common pathologies.
This program may apply towards anyone working to become AOBTA certified or for those who need CEU’s or PDA’s.
No pre-requisites or prior knowledge required. Excellent for the public or professionals that want to deepen their understanding of Asian medicine.
- Pay a non-refundable deposit of $120 will hold your space in the class. Or
- Pay a deposit of $120. Make 12 weekly payments of $90 from March 7 through the end of the program. Total cost=$1200.
I’ve had a number of questions about the program, click here to read them and my answers.