I am so happy to inform you that Yufuko from No Gate Tea and I are going to hold a special workshop together to celebrate the winter solstice on 12/22 at BDK America (https://www.bdkamerica.org) in Moraga from 11:00-2:30pm. It is a mini-retreat for you to restore your life force.
Winter solstice is the day when the North Pole tilts the furthest from the sun, bringing the shortest day and longest night of the year, In Japan, it is considered the time of the sun's rebirth. From that day forward, each day gets longer. Rooted in Chinese philosophy of yin & Yang, the winter solstice is the turning point of the life force, from the cold winter to the warm spring. By celebrating the winter solstice, we can also reset our energy to welcome the prosperity.
Yufuko, a wonderful yoga instructor who is also a well known sensei, a Japanese tea ceremony leader, chado will introduce you to a comfortable practice for your physical well-being. The workshop begins with chair-yoga and breathing exercises that you can practice at home or your work place.
After practicing chair-yoga, you will have the lunch box that I will prepare to celebrate the winter solstice to nourish your internal well-being. I make everything from scratch using local organic vegetables and whole grains. I will prepare the food using the technique of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) and macrobiotic philosophy. Here's the menu.
☆ Miso soup with Chinese cabbage & fried tofu
☆ Delicious meatless black bean loaf
☆ Beets salad with cranberries and amazake dressing
☆ Tofu steak
☆ Simmered dried dikon & carrots
☆ Japanese version of rice pilaf with seasonal vegetables
☆ pumpkin stew, etc
☆ pumpkin-chesnut-mousse with sweet Azuki bean paste
While having the lunch, I will talk about a bit of TCM and macrobiotic philosophy. I will introduce you the food that nourish you in the winter time and how to stay young and heathy, so you can incorporate into your life style and diet. After that, Yufuko will concludes with Japanese tea service and meditation to balance your body and mind.
Here' the schedule.
11:00 - 12:30 – Chair yoga, breathing exercise and walking meditation
12:30 - 2:00 – Macrobiotics lunch and lectures
2:00 - 2:30 – Tea and meditation
The address of BDK America is 1675 School Street - Moraga, CA 94556
Here's the more info. about this workshop!
The fees is $60/ person & $110 for a pair.
Since space is limited, please reserve your spot early!
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