Event Archives

The Five Elements of Yoga & Chinese Medicine

Esalen Institute. Big Sur, CA │ Dec. 11 - 15, 2023

Reconnect with the Five Elements within and around you through yoga, nature, art, and ritual. Presence the beauty of your inner and outer wilderness, resourcing abundant wild, creative, infinite potential to fully thrive.

Elemental Creativity: Art, Movement & Meditation

Green Gulch. Sausalito, CA │ Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, 2023

Experience how the Five Elements manifest within and around you through art, movement & meditation. Practice and apply mindfulness—through the lens of the Elements—to channel your creativity. Align with your innate gifts to fulfill your highest potential, and have fun doing it!

Ojai Herbal Symposium

Ojai, CA │ Nov. 11 - 12, 2023

Ventura and Santa Barbara herbalists, come join us for the only herbal conference in our area! Meet other herbalists, get CEUs for acupuncturists, and enjoy gorgeous Ojai views. (12 Cat-1 CEU for CA-LAc)

Nourishing Life: Embodying Elements

Omega Institute. Rhinebeck, NY │ Sept. 11 - 15, 2023

Embody the Five Elements (五行) through yoga asana, intuitive movement, creative expression, and nature connection. Personalize your Nourishing Life (yang sheng 養生) practices, adapt to changing seasonal rhythms, and come home to the wild beauty of your inner radiance.

International Herb Symposium

United Plant Savers. Norton, MA │ June 9 - 11, 2023

Gather to honor plants with respect & reciprocity. Create local & global communities dedicated to healing and caretaking the Earth and all beings. Jiling will be sharing “Seasonal Rhythms: Five Elements Lifestyle Medicine,” “Writing from the Roots: Journaling Practices for Herbalists,” and “BIPOC Tea Talks.”

Seasonal Rhythms: Five Elements Lifestyle Medicine

Wintergreen Botanicals. Online │ May 18, 2023

Explore lifestyle medicine to support thriving health throughout the wheel of the year with the Five Phases (五行) of Chinese medicine and their correlating seasons, flavors, and body systems. Learn practices to rest, move, connect, nourish, and create through the seasons. Develop perspectives to optimize seasonal rhythms with kitchen herbs, foundational recipes, nature connection, creative expression, and elemental movements.

Free Herbalism Project

Mountain Rose Herbs. Eugene, OR │ May 7, 2023

Celebrate plants with world-class entertainment and botanical expertise from Richo Cech, Dr. Christopher Hobbs, Herbalists without Borders, Logan Keister, the Casanostra band, and myself!

Nourishing Life: Embodying the 5 Phases of Chinese Medicine

Esalen Institute. Big Sur, CA │ April 3 - 7, 2023

Embody the Five Phases (五行) through yoga asana, intuitive movement, creative expression, and nature connection. Personalize your Nourishing Life (yang sheng 養生) practices, adapt to changing seasonal rhythms, and come home to the wild beauty of your inner radiance.

Embodying Elements: Women's Wellness Series

Midwest Women's Herbal. Online │ March 4, 2023

Learn classical elemental associations with each of the Five Elements of East Asian Medicine, along with lifestyle medicine for supporting seasonal wellness. Experience creative movement, drawing, and journaling exercises to embody and empower your personal intuitive relationship with the Elements in and around you.

Elemental Creativity: Movement, Meditation & Drawing

Art Monastery. Online │ Feb. 21, Apr. 29, July 8, Sept. 30, Dec. 9

Connect with the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine within and around you through embodied movement, meditation, and drawing. Deepen your understanding of the principles of mindfulness and apply them, through the lens of the Elements, to channel your creativity.

Acupressure Aromatherapy intro

The Pharm. Ventura, CA live & online │ Feb. 15, 2023

Love up on yourself with AcuAroma, or Acupressure Aromatherapy, the application of properly diluted organic essential oils to specific acupressure points. Learn about the basics of meridian flow, acupressure points, and how to practice Acupressure Aromatherapy at home. Practice gentle qigong and yoga movements, alternating with AcuAroma point meditations. Rest with a long aromatic savasana at the end. Go home not only deeply refreshed, but also lovingly resourced with a sweet and transportable AcuAroma self-love ritual.

WildYoga Teacher Training

Balanced Rock Foundation │ Online & in-person

A Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training to invigorate your yoga practice through powerful tools for living in alignment with nature.

Lunar New Year Ecstatic Dance

The Pharm. Ventura, CA │ Jan. 21, 2023

Dance your way into the Lunar New Year of the Water Rabbit! In this family-friendly community event, we leave our shoes, cellphones, and conversations at the door as we welcome ecstatic freeform self-expression in a safe container. We will begin with an opening circle and warm-up, expand into freeform movement with a Five Elements (五行) inspired DJ set, then conclude with a closing circle. Free your body. Free your mind. Connect with yourself and your community to celebrate life! (Learn more about ecstatic dance here. This is a substance-free open movement event with NO prior dance experience necessary, welcome to ALL ages and abilities.)