The Five Elements of Yoga and Chinese Medicine are archetypal energies, dynamically interweaving micro- and macrocosmic ways to form our bodies, lives, and world. Expand your perspective on the energetic underpinnings of our existence by engaging in these two divergent — yet similar — philosophical views.
In this workshop, we will engage in practices that deeply connect us with the Five Elements within and around us. Explore your own relationship with these elements through nourishing daily yoga and movement practices, connection with nature, journaling, creative practices, improvisational vocalization and storytelling, and physical play.
We will begin each morning with a foundational practice, including yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation, then root your understanding with engaging lectures, dynamic discussions, and integrative movement practices.
We’ll dive into the Five Elements of Yoga on Tuesday, followed by an exploration of the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine on Wednesday. On Thursday, integrate fully and personalize these experiences for yourself with discussion and creative explorations. We’ll finish our day with an offering of a relaxing group acupuncture experience.
What to Expect in this dynamic workshop:
Join us for this incredible journey into connection with self. Take home tangible skills and foundational knowledge of how the Five Elements can support you in living your best life. Receive and experience deep nourishment in a loving container. Feel held, welcomed and enjoy a sense of full belonging. Connect with the beauty of your inner and outer wilderness, resourcing abundant wild, creative, infinite potential to fully thrive.
We warmly welcome all levels of experience in yoga. We will have daily movement sessions, with modifications offered for most levels of mobility. This workshop is not appropriate for someone in a wheelchair.
Paula Wild is a yoga teacher and certified Yoga Therapist who has taught trauma-informed yoga workshops from a perspective of accessibility and inclusion for over a decade. Her passion and expertise lies in offering yoga and mindfulness practices in the outdoors with a focus on our deep connection to nature and the Five Elements.