Saturday, May 31, 2014

D.C. Green Festival (Eco Living)

This weekend is the annual Washington DC Green Festival.  They have lots of green vendors, non-profits, speakers on all types of environmental subjects, food, and activities.  I've been the the DC Green Festival a few times in the past and it is a lot of fun!  Green Festivals are also held once a year in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Qigong Classes (Chinese Energetic Medicine)

This weekend I took a really great qigong class called Spring Forest qigong level 1, at Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic.  The class was taught by Hon Lee: a license acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and the owner Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic.  Hon is a Level I and Level II Certified Instructor and a Level I Master Healer in Spring Forest Qigong, and also has a master’s in medical qigong therapy.  I met Hon during Peter Holmes’s and Tiffany Pollard's aroma acupoint class a few weeks ago.

I had taken tai chi many years ago and had learned some qigong back then, but haven’t really practiced either in years.  So I was happy to learn about Spring Forest Qigong, and some techniques to help balance my qi and to learn more about the energetic medicine of my ancestors.  I liked the class because qigong is very simple to do and very calming; great for stress.  Plus Hon was a good teacher; he explained things in detail and very clearly.  The class came with a DVD, book, and meditation CD, which was awesome, so I can review all that I learned.  Hon is going to teach level 2 in the future, so I can’t wait for his class.  He teaches level 1 and 2 a few times a year, so check out his website for more information (such as the dates and costs) on upcoming classes.  He has a free meetup qigong group in Herndon; which often meets once a month.

For non-locals, there is a lot of free information (like videos, downloads, and meditations) on Spring Forest qigong’s website.  Or you can get their CDs, DVDs, and books in their online store.  You can also find a certified teacher in your state if you'd rather take a live class.

The best news: Learning Strategies is offering many free Spring Forest qigong videos or audio sessions this week; each day has something different free.  It started Monday (the ones for monday are still playing for at least a few more hours, before they switch them to the tuesday ones) and there will be a couple free videos or audio sessions until the 24th.  I hope that others will get to listen to some of the free recordings!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Discount For Tisserand's Essential Oils In Skin Care Seminar (Aromatherapy, Natural Skin Care, Courses)

Just saw that vintage aromatherapist and essential oil safety expert Robert Tisserand has extended the discount for his August New York City Essential Oils In Skin Care Seminar!  The early bird special is good until May 14th.  I'll fix this in my previous post.  The seminar is on essential oils in skin care, so I am so excited for it!  This is an area I know quite a bit about (being an all natural skin care formulator, and learning about & using essential oils for over 13 years!) but nothing like learning from the masters!

Looks like Tisserand is teaching his essential oil skin care seminar in Petaluma California in September too! There is an early bird discount for this course too, which is good until July 14th.

He has some seminars on clinical safety in China too (he travels all over the world to present seminars).  I hope that he will eventually teach some of his clinical safety seminars in the U.S.!

Tisserand did mention on facebook earlier this year that he will eventually be releasing some webinars; I hope that he is still going to do that, because I would love to watch them!

Edited to change one of the dates.