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Weekend Workshop March 23 & 24, 2019  and an exciting New Course to start on April 6th, 2019.  Scroll down… 

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Nourishing Life at OmVed Gardens

Townsend Yard, Highgate, London, N6 5JF

Booking information and tickets at omvedgardens.com

HUMAN AND PLANETARY ECOLOGY

from the perspective of the Five Elements of Taoist medicine

“In Chinese medicine the human being is seen as a small working model of the universe. The same natural laws that govern the movement of the stars and planets.  The seasons, climates and weather govern the human body with all of its intellect, emotions and feelings.”

Ancient wisdom with practical solutions as appropriate for our present world situation if not more so than it was 4,000 years ago.

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 with the understanding that this works both ways – all species need human participation for earth to thrive.

From the wisdom of the Taoist Five Elements, we will learn about  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.

Saturday –

  • The interdependent pattern of human and planetary health.
  • Wisdom of the soil – the reciprocal transformation of vital life force.
  • Food energetics – transformation of nutritional energies from soil to plate.
  • Inner exercises to heighten our perception of nature within the beautiful OmVed Gardens.

Sunday – 

Preparing a permaculture keyhole bed – we undertake a practical task in the garden.  The power of visualisation and completion.    

  • Mindfulness meditation and inner exercises to enhance our experience of working with nature consciously. 
  • Taking responsibility; It’s not what should I do, but how to do it.
  • Thinking for seven generations ahead – our legacy.

Executive eco conscious chef Arthur Potts-Dawson and his team will prepare   seasonal and healing refreshments and vegetarian lunch both days from the open kitchen in the OmVed glasshouse. Arthur will explain his choice of foods and flavours and Lori will explain the seasonal energetics of the ingredients and which organ systems and health issues will benefit.

The cost includes all refreshments, lunch and course handouts.

If you have any questions about course content, please contact Lori direct  at 

info@lorihillman.com

Booking and tickets at www.omvedgardens.com 

To launch our new course, we are offering a special price for the two days to include course hand-outs, all snacks and refreshments and delicious vegan lunch prepared and cooked on-site, both days.

Cost: £155.  Early bird price £100  if booked by December 24th, 2018.  A great Christmas gift that will go on giving beyond the workshop for someone you care about.

Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring outdoor clothing and shoes/boots suitable for the garden.  You will be given course handouts, but bring a pad and pen for your personal notes.

                  STARTING ON APRIL 6 & 7th, 2019

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OmVed Gardens living classroom in the glasshouse

WE CONTINUE OUR SERIES ON HUMAN AND PLANETARY ECOLOGY AT OMVED GARDENS WITH THE FOCUS ON ‘PERSONAL UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING’

    • A COURSE OF FIVE WEEKENDS FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER 2019, ON  FIVE ELEMENTS and FOOD ENERGETICS WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF HUMAN AND PLANETARY ECOLOGY.

WHEN YOU BOOK THE WEEKEND:

*YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH ISSUES WITH LORI                                                                                                                                                                         *YOU WILL RECEIVE THE WORKSHOP HANDOUT INCLUDING THE SEASONAL FOOD ENERGETICS LIST.                                                                                                                                              *YOU WILL RECEIVE 2 FREE MENTORING SESSIONS FOR ONE MONTH AFTER THE WEEKEND.

WHEN YOU BOOK THE FULL COURSE YOU WILL:                                          

  1. RECEIVE ONGOING MENTORING THROUGHOUT THE COURSE FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER.  
  2.  RECEIVE YOUR FOOD ENERGETICS PLAN ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN HEALTH NEEDS.                        
  3. YOU WILL RECEIVE A SEASONAL FOOD ENERGETICS PLAN FOR EACH SEASON –                              Spring,  Summer, Late Summer, Autumn and Winter, 2019.                                                                                    
  4. YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF MY E-BOOK TO ACCOMPANY THE COURSE.

                                                               – COURSE  OUTLINE – 

SATURDAY –UNDERSTANDING THE ELEMENT,  SUNDAY – HEALING THE ELEMENT

  • MINDFULNESS, QIGONG, INNER EXERCISES IN THE GARDENS,  GROUP WORK ON THE GUARDIAN ELEMENT

APRIL 6 & 7, 2019. THE WOOD ELEMENT

SPRING, UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING THE LIVER AND GALLBLADDER and THEIR ASSOCIATED EMOTION. ANGER/ASSERTIVENESS.  FOOD ENERGETICS FOR CLEANSING AND HEALING THE LIVER MOVING FROM WINTER TO SPRING.

JUNE 8 & 9 2019. THE FIRE ELEMENT

SUMMER.  UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING THE HEART and SMALL INTESTINE, PERICARDIUM and SAN JIAO and THEIR ASSOCIATED EMOTION. JOY/DEPRESSION. FOOD ENERGETICS FOR SUPPORTING THE HEART AND CALMING ANXIETY.

JULY 6 & 7, 2019. THE EARTH ELEMENT

LATE SUMMER.  UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING THE SPLEEN and STOMACH and THEIR ASSOCIATED EMOTION. WORRY/INTELLECT. FOOD ENERGETICS FOR BALANCING METABOLISM AND HEALING THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.

SEPTEMBER 21 & 22, 2019. THE METAL ELEMENT

AUTUMN. UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING THE LUNG AND COLON and THEIR ASSOCIATED EMOTION. GRIEF/LETTING GO. FOOD ENERGETICS TO SUPPORT THE LUNGS AND PREPARE FOR WINTER.

OCTOBER 12 and 13, 2019. THE WATER ELEMENT

WINTER. UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING THE KIDNEY AND BLADDER and THEIR ASSOCIATED EMOTION.  FEAR/SURVIVAL. FOOD ENERGETICS TO SUPPORT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.

ENQUIRIES FOR FULL COURSE CONTENT, PLEASE CONTACT LORI info@lorihillman.com

Cost: £1,200.      Early bird price:  £1,020  if booked by January 25, 2019.                                 £240 weekend only    

Concessions available.  

To enquire about a concession rate, please contact Laura Hillman:  hillman.laura@gmail.com

The cost includes tuition, mentoring, all course material, all refreshments, snacks and delicious vegan lunches throughout the course.

Please book at omvedgardens.com

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“If there is to be the regeneration of mankind, it will be the awakening of Conscience, which means light. Conscience is the power to see things as they are – to understand.”  J.G.Bennett