April Session on Blood - 2 Class Bundle
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About the Event
In this two-part session of Asian American Folk Tradtions, we will explore the energetics of Blood through herbalism, cooking, self reflection and community dialogue. This ticket includes registration for both classes:
- All Blood Everything with Erin Wilkins on Saturday 4/10/21 12pm PST
- It's In Your Blood with Adrian Chang on Saturday 4/17/21 12pm PST
In the first class, All Qi Everything, Erin will take us on an in-depth exploration of everything Blood. Drawing upon Eastern theory, herbalism and traditional practices we will discuss what Blood is in TCM and how it can be felt in the body. We'll learn common Blood imblances (depletion, stagnation, heat, pain) and how this knowledge can be applied to daily life via Eastern and Western herbs. Erin will also demonstrate how to make an infused oil using beneficial herbs.
For the second class, Adrian will teach you two recipes using the ingredients and theory from the first class. We'll start off with a quick and easy tutorial on Baechu Kimchi (Korean Napa Cabbage Kimchi) and end with a warming bowl of Ochazuke, Japanese Tea Rice. During the cookalong, Adrian will be joined by his friend Vinita Laroia, Sonoma County-based yoga and meditation teacher and sound healer of Indian-American heritage. Join us in conversations on growing up Asian-American and reclaiming the connection between traditional Asian wellness practices & ancestral heritage.
- This ticket includes both classes at a discounted total price of $100.
- The zoom meeting link will be sent out via confirmation email and 24 hours prior to each class.
- A recording of the workshop will be sent out to all participants following the event (expires after 1 month).
- Please note that this is a community care class, not a professional development course.
- All sales are final.
- Erin is an Asian American herbalist and Japanese acupuncturist. Her clinical work is rooted in Eastern energetic theory (Japanese and traditional Chinese medicine) -- tapping into her own ancestral healing traditions to empower others to restore health and prevent illness. She is the owner of Herb Folk, an herb shop and clinic in Petaluma, CA. She founded Herb Folk in 2016 to spotlight Asian American herbalism and to serve the community by making holistic health care more accessible. Erin remains a dedicated activist at the intersection of herbalism, racial equity and environmental justice. She is a parent to two young kids and a proud Yonsei. To learn more visit HerbFolkShop.com
- Adrian is a cook, food writer and 3rd generation Chinese-American. After living mostly in Japan and other various countries in Asia for over a decade, he and his husband returned to Northern California in 2016 and found a small home in the redwood forests. Since then, they have created Mori House (IG: @mori.house), a blog which follows their homestead-inspired and slow-living lifestyle, heavily inspired by the folk traditions of their respective ancestors and those of the countries they once called home. Adrian is also known for his Asian-American cooking blog (IG: @mykitsunecafe) which was started as an exploration of his Asian heritage through food. His favored hashtag #OurFoodByUs is meant as a statement of reclamation and an Asian-American rejection of the colonization of “Asian food” in White-dominated food culture. He also develops recipes for his friends at Radical Family Farm, the only QAAPI owned, regenerative Asian Heritage Vegetable Farm in Sonoma County and posts additional recipes on his website at www.mykitsunecafe.com.
* Asian American Folk Traditions: Ancestral Wisdom for Daily Life 2021
A series of seasonal wellness courses based on ancestral knowledge from the Asian-American hearth & home. Join Herbalist Erin Wilkins (@Herbfolkmedicine) and Cook & Food Writer Adrian Chang (@Mori.house/@MyKitsuneCafé) as they take you into a space where Asian ancestral wisdom intersects with Western upbringing and culture, and manifests itself as a unique perspective into natural, holistic & intentional living. Let Erin take you through a journey of exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine and its relation and benefits to body & mind. Follow Adrian into his home as together we learn nourishing seasonal recipes which speak to the depth and soul of what it means to be Asian-American in the kitchen.
- April 2 Class Package$100$1000$0