Workshops

Tones for your Bones with Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss & Alex Weiss

A reflective live musical experience incorporating Chinese Five element meditation, poetry, Qi gong, creative movement, and Earth-honoring rituals.  A collaboration between Li-Lan and multi-instrumentalist and composer Alex Weiss.  This workshop is for those interested in meditation, self-awareness, mindfulness practices, reflective music, creative movement, grounding rituals to honor Nature, and creativity.  It is also a great way to learn and deepen in one’s connection to the Elements in a fun and embodied way. Workshop may incorporate journaling, drawing, and group sharing to integrate the experience.

Past workshops since 2016 have been in dance and yoga studios in Bisbee & Flagstaff, AZ; Santa Fe, NM; Connecticut, at Health Touch NC LLC, Oasis Cafe, and Watersong PeaceChamber in the Durham, NC area and Colima, Mexico.  Several 30 minute pieces were presented for Nasher Art Museum’s Matterings of the Mind exhibit June 2017.  Tones for your Bones are scheduled 4-5 per year around the four seasons, these workshops have been offered regularly at Armonia Health LLC since 2017.  Their last in-person workshop was held in February 2020 in Ajijic, Mexico.

Tones for your Bones has been offered virtually since April 2020 as 5-6 week workshops and will continue into 2021 with possible small in-person gatherings.

You can subscribe to Tones for your Bones YouTube Channel for Qi Gong with Li-Lan, music videos with Alex & Li-Lan, Five Element playlists, and Live practices.  Follow their Facebook for workshop updates and fun posts.

Purchase Tones for your Bones Winter/Water Self Paced course for $30 and all proceeds go towards Armonia Health’s Education Fund that supports the courses for the Latinx community.  Use this link: https://checkout.square.site/buy/FDHQYGGMUAZXUMSPKQPJ2NTD

Next Tones for your Bones Spring/Wood series starts on Saturday March 27th 11-1 pm followed by 3 weekly reflection emails and a virtual Q&A gathering on Sunday March 25 from 2-3 pm $40 includes recording of the March 27 practice, pay and register venmo @Li-Lan-HsiangWeiss or:  https://checkout.square.site/buy/W7URWKZ43Q5HPW5WB4WYJ3GK

Embodying Yin in  Action

12/12/20 Opened up the energies of Sacred Yin in Action with the Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as Tonanzin by the original inhabitants of Mexico.  Francis Rico shared a virtual cultural and historical talk of Her presence as well as the story of Tonanzin, two different and equally beautiful stories with messages relevant to our times, especially 2020 and beyond.  The talk was followed by a guided meditation with Li-Lan and Francis.  Contact Li-Lan if you’d like to watch the video of this 1 hour recording. It was followed by a translated interaction with the Spanish speaking community in our area of how they celebrate Her and personal miracles.  To know when Li-Lan first announces the following Embodying Yin in Action virtual gathering that influences and teacher her, join the Spirit World Meetup Group.  Plans for presenting Kuan Yin, IxChel, Tara, and Yemaya & Oshun in 2021 is in the works.

 

                                                                                Ix-Chel: Maya Goddess for our Times with Li-Lan & Alex Jackson LMBT Saturday April 24 from 3-5 pm EST.  More info HERE

Finding and Embodying Ix-Chel through Nature TBA

Ix-chel Queen: The Heart of Transcendence TBA

Philosophy of Massage: Flowing with the Elements 20 CE LMBT

A fundamental class in integrating all that we learn from personal experience and CE classes as massage therapists into a cohesive model to use that can be applied practically and enhance our intuition. Using the core elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth, students will organize a better flow to enhance the massage experience. A deep dive into the underlying principles and frameworks that support a successful career and practice as a LMBT.

Philosophy of Massage offers a framework for a more intuitive way of working. Integrate all that you’ve learned on a foundational model that feels good for you and the client. In our profession with all our required CEs we can become overloaded with techniques and methods and massage styles with little time/space to reflect and piece together. Problem of lack of Flow during massage sessions, which is markedly different than a routine.

The Power of Initiation-What is missing from the West, what is missing from our Education and upbringing-to bring us into Full Alignment of who we are. In working with the elements in a personal way, we “initiate” a relationship with them which we can deepen over time.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  • Describe and Contrast the Philosophies of the Elemental Systems of China, Greece, Tibet, and Japan
  • Perform Breath-work and movement exercises to activate Elemental Energies
  • Analyze Clients through the lenses of Elemental theories to create more effective treatment plans and a balanced approach
  • Discuss how these Elemental Archetypes show up in your life, and reflect on which energies are your strength / growth areas\
  • Demonstrate a synthesis of elemental theories on a sample client

These classes will be in person at Armonia Health LLC in Durham, NC over 4 weeks. Each class will be 10am-3pm (1 hr. Lunch discussion) , with trades during each session from 1-3 pm.  In-person attendees need to complete their Covid-19 vaccines to provide a mask-free gathering.  Limited to 6 participants.  Starts Monday July 12, 2021.  For more info and to register HERE and Arthur will be in touch with you for payment and further information.

Virtual Elemental Playshop Segment from 10 am – 12 noon

Link is offering a new concept into the realms of self-awareness and healing. His upcoming “Elemental Playshop” is designed to cater to anyone with interest in growing in their relationship with these fundamental aspects of reality. Available via Zoom from 10am-12pm for $100, the playshop will be over 4 Mondays and explore the dynamics of each element, as well as four different cultural models of understanding. Participants will leave with a grounded exercise to get in touch with the element as well as food for thought to develop their own unique model.

Your Chinese Astrology for the Yin Ox 2021

Join Healing Arts Professional and Spiritual Mentor Arthur “Link” Freeman LMBT for an experiential class designed to prepare you for the flux of energies in the upcoming year. We cannot control what happens in our lives or everything around us, but we can choose what we aim at! Use a map informed by the wisdom of Chinese Astrology to carefully plan your year in a way that flows well for YOU.
A common misconception is that Chinese Astrology is all about the “Animal Year Sign” when this gives even less information than a Sun Sign in Western! Each Animal is paired with a different Element which can be further divided into either Yang or Yin. We’ll have a much deeper understanding of ourselves having looked at our charts in this way by the end of the session!

The class will involve a refresher for previous Bazi students and a basic overview for newcomers.  Bazi Chart is a system that can helps uncover your Life Potential by analyzing the blueprint of your personal birth data. … The 4 Pillars are composed of the year of birth, month, day, and hour. Each “pillar” holds two words, hence the 8 Characters (Ba).  The rest of the time will be used for exploring how the upcoming Chinese New Year will impact YOUR life. The energy will be unique to each person’s chart, as most “astrology articles” on the internet giving a general prediction for the year can be difficult to apply to one’s life.  You will learn to apply practical “cures” of better behaviors and supportive relationships in our lives. The “cure” to any imbalanced Bazi chart is ACTION (aka Move the Energy/Qi) and thus can be done through awareness and follow through.

Content will be above beginner level so please have a working understanding of how the 5 Elements of Chinese Thought interact with each other in Chinese Astrology by reading this blog post on the Armonia Health LLC website:  https://armoniahealth.com/2020/12/chinese-astrology-5-elements-and-ba-zi-charts/

Sunday January 17 from 3:30-6:30 pm EST (class limited to 10 participants), Register HERE


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