Weaverville, Nc • Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2019

a note about courses

Current course offerings focus on uterine, ovarian, and vulvo-vaginal systems, and are designed for people inhabiting these generative systems. A strong emphasis is on the ovulatory phase of life (ovulating and menstruating; pre-menopausal). People of all genders inhabiting these systems are welcome to attend, as well as people who have had organs removed or are post-menopausal, understanding that these courses focus on ovulatory years.

Alchemy for the Root Workshop (2-4 hours)

The root of the body tells the truth : : Root as oracle : : Nervous system anchoring

The ancient texts of Chinese medicine say that humanity is the bridge between heaven and earth. In this workshop we study this “bridge”: the literal axis of qi that runs through the root of our body and anchors our deepest wisdom and intuition in our pelvic bowl, vagina, and generative organs. Alchemy for the Root explores ways of tending to our nervous system and gaining access to the alchemy coded into our physiology, so that we may better know our life path and discern right action in daily life. This workshop utilizes breath practices, movement, and our own touch as medicine to catalyze radiate vitality through the root of the body. (Note: all exercises in this class are done while fully clothed)

Medicine of the Feminine workshop (1 - 3 days)

This course is a comprehensive owner’s guide to the ecology and alchemy of uterine, ovarian, breast, pelvic floor and vulvo-vaginal systems. In this course we study physical and energetic medicine for our generative systems to catalyze our health, nourish our heart and inhabit our soul's purpose. We explore logistics and energetics of the organ systems, hormone cycles, fertility navigation, and how to treat common imbalances, as well as alchemical practices for whole body and organ-specific vitality. Topics covered include:

  • observing and charting fertility signs for health tracking, conscious contraception or conception

  • “reading the blood”: understanding what different colors, quantities, textures and sensations signify during menses

  • vaginal steaming as primary medicine to treat imbalances in the root of the body

  • cervical observation and wellness practices; treatment for irregular cells and cysts

  • physical and energetic tending of uterus, ovaries, pelvic floor, vagina and vulva

  • generative systems as pathway for soul inhabitance

  • breast massage and abdominal massage as key self-care practices

  • strategies for identifying and treating common imbalances of the generative systems

Touch as Medicine intensives (1-3 days)

Small group, hands-on study for health practitioners and students. In this course we hone our skill of touch, build our toolkit for life-changing treatments, and expand our understanding of generative systems ecology and alchemy. Touch is medicine which can call the soul to more fully inhabit the body, opening the gates of destiny. Structure of class alternates between short presentations and discussion, with the majority of class time spent in hands-on practice. Class size is capped at 10-14 participants to ensure ample one-on-one support during practice sessions. Topics covered include:

  • wide spectrum of physical and energetic approaches to spine and sacrum, abdomen, pelvis and breasts

  • tracking the nervous system as key to sustainable transformation

  • discerning tissue states to determine direction of treatment

  • inviting soul inhabitance and destiny to guide treatment: "do" less and achieve more in sessions

  • creating an energetic framework to build exactly the practice you want

  • courting the living, changing force that is MEDICINE to instruct our work

  • a kata (ordered sequence) of techniques that provide a framework during treatment, which you can adapt to your particular work

Dancing the Root workshop for birth-workers (4 hours)

Energetics and skills to assist the root of the body before, during, and after birth. We’ll cover treatment for weeks 36+ that assists the sacrum’s ability to open and unroll during birth; tools for initiating and progressing labor, and postpartum pelvic integration and revitalization.