In these workshops, we 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. All workshops include Chi Kung sequences specifically catered to women’s health.
If you are a member of an organization interested in offering one or the series of 4 workshops, please fill out the form below or call me at 310-280-0438.
Skin Care…Soul Care Workshop
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
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.
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.
Peri-menopause and Menopause
Like adolescence, we do not enter menopause form one day to the other! It takes between five to 10 years for our bodies to “remodel” so as to get ready for a new and more confident voice –a “Second Spring”.
Menopause has the potential to become a true gift of Nature, especially when we learn to listen to the messages of our hormones which prompt us to redefine the landscape of our emotional and physical health.
During this time together we will explore:
- Anatomy and physiology of our Body and our Emotions during this cycle in our lives.
- Foods and supplements to support the change and ease hot-surges (also known as hot flashes), sleep imbalances, irregularities in the menstrual bleeding, body weight fluctuations, increased PMS and increased sensitivities to food.
- The pros and cons of Hormone replacement.
- Natural ways to protect your Brain, Heart, Breasts and Bones.
- The surge of Eros during peri and menopause.
Looking forward to our time together!
Yamin Chehin L.Ac; Dipl O.M