Join me for a 3-Weekend Women’s Health Series at the La Telaraña Studio + Garden. We will explore the challenges as well as gifts for the modern-day women. By understanding our bodies we can create harmony and balance within and with others, our families, friends and partners. This will be a fun-filled and enlightening workshop series that will include Chi Kung sequences specifically catered to women’s health.
*This workshop series is tailored to cis-gendered women.
Skin Care…Soul Care Workshop
~Sunday May 4th from 11am to 4pm.
Throughout history, human beings have found creative ways to partner up with Mother Earth so as to create fragrant, exquisite and healthy potions that not only nourish and beautify our bodies, but also Nature’s body as well.This workshop is a reminder of our ancient wisdom and herbs we can gather from our backyard to make our own lotions, lip balms, salves, ointments and tinctures at almost no cost to our pockets and, most importantly, respecting our health and the health of our planet.
Some of the topics we will be exploring during the workshop are Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western perspectives on the skin, inside-out commercial skin care products, how to use the cosmetic data base, natural and homemade skin care products, dietary adjustments for a healthier skin, aromatherapy (essential and carrier oils), best choices for diﬀerent skin types and beautifying facial massage as a Chi Kung practice Homemade recipes include body lotions (we will make our own during this workshop), facial creams, lip balm , remedies for acne, blemishes, and cold sores.
The Wisdom of our Menstrual Cycles
~Saturday May 17th from 11am to 3pm.
Our bodies, as a small model of Nature, reﬂect the powerful cycles of mother Earth and the Moon -‐ the growing of the egg (spring/crescent moon), the ripening of the egg or ovulation (summer/full moon), the decay of the unfertilized egg (fall/waning moon) and menstruation (winter/ new Moon).
In this workshop, we will explore the very many opportunists that each phase of our cycle gives us to create and re-‐create our inner and outer worlds. We will also learn about home-‐made recipes, nutritional adjustments, speciﬁc movements and acupressure points to address pre-‐ menstrual tension/symptoms (PMS), breast tension, acne, bloating, fertility imbalances, irregular cycles, hormonal challenges, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis.
~Saturday May 30th from 11am to 3pm.
Breasts are the physical metaphor for receiving and giving nourishment, both in the form of food and care for ourselves and others. What kind(s) of nourishment do we provide our breasts with in our daily lives?
In this workshop, we will explore how our monthly hormonal changes aﬀect our breasts, how supplements, dietary adjustments and the adequate use of bras may diminish breast pain and discomfort, easy homemade recipes to care for our breasts, ideas on how to approach ﬁbrocystic breast imbalances, the impact of breast implants on our physical and emotional health, breast-‐self massage and self exam, breast health during fertile years, peri-‐menopause and menopause, diet and lifestyle changes for breast health.
Location: La Telaraña Studio + Garden. 1254 S. Mullen Avenue, LA CA 90019
Tuition: $125–$160 per workshop. Women who choose to pay over $125 will contribute towards La Telaraña Studio + Garden scholarship fund. Such acts of generosity promote inclusion of those who otherwise would be unable to attend
You can use the below suggested sliding scale to pay for the workshop via paypal:
Early registration (before April 25th): $113
or write a check to Andrea Penagos and send it to: 1254 S. Mullen Avenue, LA CA 90019
Space is limited to 10 participants. Due to the nature of Council work, we will need a minimum of 5 participants for the workshop to bloom. In the event that we do not reach this number of women, we will refund 100% of your deposit.
The registration deadline is April 25th 2014. Please fill out the form below with the worshop/s you’d like to attend to initiate the registration process.
Looking forward to our time together!
Andrea and Yamin