Please join us for our first annual Health Summit Sunday April 29th, hosted by Ecole Setsuko. It will be a day full of free interactive workshops, lectures, and demonstrations open to the public + free lunch! Get a preview of our fall lineup, including the launch of our Naturopathic Program; which establishes a strong bodywork foundation with the addition of nutritional aspects from both the East and West, local herbalism and the multi-dimensional perspectives of healing and dis-ease.
10- 11am: Holistic Nutrition with Cathy Cochrane
You know that eating right is key to your overall health, but with so much, often conflicting, information out there, deciding what is “right” can be confusing. This workshop will demystify some of the basic ideas we have about our food and offer a point of view to bring more ease to your choices.
11am - 12pm: “The New Vagus” with Paule Guérard
Discover how the longest nerve in your body is the main actor in trauma response. Ex-plore how each branch of the vagus impacts below the diaphragm organs, above the diaphragm organs, or social engagement 'organs', i.e. our eyes, ears and voice. Under-stand your body and the way you experience life in a new way!
12 - 1pm: FREE LUNCH provided by Nyssa Tegan
12:45 - 3:15pm Acupressure Program
Meet the teaching team of our renowned acupressure program- Marjorie Silcolff, Janine Maila and Heather Allice as they give us an introduction to yin/yang theory and the 5 elements, and how that relates to acupressure. Also discover the emotional causes and cures for dis-ease using the Bach flower essences.
3:15 – 4:15pm Introduction to Massage - mixed therapies with Jenni Lee
This hands on workshop will demonstrate the differences between Swedish massage, Shiatsu and Reflexology, three of my favorite modalities! Come alone or with a partner, you will learn simple and effective techniques that relieve shoulder and neck pain, lower back stretches, headaches and digestion.
4:15 - 5pm An Introduction to Herbal Medicine with Monica Giacomin
Are you curious about the wild plants growing in your neighborhood? Would you like to learn how to identify them and transform them into food and medicine? Join us for a taste of Herbal Delight!