Sat, Mar 06 | Live Online Class

Awakening to Spring : Seasonal Wellness Workshop

As we near the end of Winter, our senses awaken to the coming of Spring. In this joint class, Erin will guide you on how to stay healthy with the season via herbs and remedies. Utilizing these themes, Adrian will teach an Asian-Am “Kola Kanda”- a nourishing Sri Lankan herbal rice & coconut porridge.
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Awakening to Spring : Seasonal Wellness Workshop

Time & Location

Mar 06, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Live Online Class

About the Event

As we near the end of Winter, our senses awaken to the coming of Spring. In this joint class, Erin will guide you on how to honor the energetics of Spring and how to stay healthy with Eastern and Western herbs and remedies.  Utilizing these herbs and seasonal energetics, Adrian will teach you how to make an Asian-American version of “Kola Kanda”- a potent and nourishing Sri Lankan herbal rice & coconut porridge.  We invite you to join us and encourage you to bring stories of your own ancestral Spring traditions for group sharing and conversation.

In this class, you will learn:

  • Spring season energetics according to TCM
  • Open community dialogue about your ancestral Spring traditions- not limited to AAPI experience
  • Herbs to support seasonal health, including nettle, mints, ju hua, dandelion, cleavers, gotu kola
  • Healing practices including gua sha and infusions
  • Cooking demonstration and cook along of Kola Kanda- a nourishing Sri Lankan rice porridge simmered with medicinal herbs and coconut

Please note:

- You will receive a link to download reference materials and recipes for the class and cook along, sent out approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the class date.

- The zoom meeting link will be sent out via confirmation email and 24 hours prior to class.

- A recording of the workshop will be sent out to all participants following the event (expires after 1 month).

- This is a community care class, not a professional development course.

- All sales are final.

- 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:, 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

- 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

- 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 (é) 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.

  • Spring Seasonal Wellness