The Five Element Food Energetics weekend course at the beautiful OmVed Gardens in Highgate, last weekend in London was a wonderful event. We had a weekend of sunshine, which meant we could go into the gardens to experience each of the elements in nature. We did qigong for each of the elements, guided visualisation, and made a connection with the nature of OmVed Gardens, an incredible five acre site in the centre of London, which is establishing itself as an educational centre with a focus on our relationship with and our understanding of food.
We arrived and were greeted by executive chef Arthur Potts-Dawson and his smiling, caring team in the kitchen to a delicious breakfast buffet starting with turmeric lattes and they continued to keep us hydrated with lavender shots to calm the nervous system, ginger, date and horseradish to wake us when our energy dipped. The amazing lunches were prepared according to our Five Element theme of Food Energetics. Arthur seemed to intuitively know what seasonal foods and flavours to choose and combine making it easy and a real joy for me to explain their Energetics within the season of autumn.
I will be giving my next weekend course at OmVed Gardens in February, and a series of courses will follow throughout 2019. The Five Element Food Energetics course is also planned for Gibraltar, dates to be confirmed.
Weekend Workshop March 23 & 24, 2019
NOURISHING LIFE at OMVED GARDENS
Townsend Yard, Highgate, London, N6 5JF
Human health and planetary health are dependant upon one another for the harmony of everything that lives between heaven and earth.
This workshop is an introduction to understanding our personal health within the context of the health of our planet.
We will learn about the reciprocal relationship between the micro-organisms in the soil, how the mycorrhizal network maintains plant health, the creative action of the sun through photosynthesis and how Reciprocal Maintenance between all species enables human beings to thrive and enjoy healthy longevity. This helps us to really ‘see’ and connect with the understanding that this works both ways – all species need human participation too for earth to thrive.
We will learn about the Five Element Food Energetics, how to eat seasonally and choose the foods medicinally for our own personal and family health needs.
This is an experiential workshop which makes use of meditation, guided visualisation, qigong and techniques for higher perception in the peace and unique sanctuary of OmVed Gardens.
FIVE WEEKENDS BETWEEN APRIL AND OCTOBER, 2019!
AT OMVED GARDENS
A COURSE ON THE TAOIST FIVE ELEMENTS. EACH WEEKEND WILL BE
DIVIDED INTO: SATURDAY – UNDERSTANDING THE ELEMENT,
SUNDAY – HEALING THE ELEMENT WITH MINDFULNESS MEDITATION, QIGONG, GUIDED VISUALISATION AND FOOD ENERGETICS.
APRIL 6 &7, 2019. THE WOOD ELEMENT
SPRING, understanding and healing the Liver and Gallbladder and their associated emotion. Anger / Assertiveness
JUNE 6 & 7, 2019. THE FIRE ELEMENT
SUMMER. Understanding and healing the Heart and Small Intestine, Pericardium and San Jiao and their associated emotion. Joy/ Depression