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General format: Lecture for 1:00, practice for 1:30, with a break in between Schedules:
|Workshop 1||The Philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine||Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon|
|Workshop 2||The Four Pillars of TCM Therap||Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Workshop 3||Organ Systems in TCMy||Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon|
|Workshop 4||Emotions in TCM||Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.|
Title: The Philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Topics: Philosophy of Yin-Yang, Qi, The Three Treasures
Practice: Yin Yoga
Traditional Chinese Medicine, its health practices and its therapies, are deeply rooted in the philosophies of Yin-Yang and the philosophy of Qi. Understanding these philosophical foundations leads to understanding the science of TCM, including a paradigm of the human body, and all its aspects, The Three Treasures.
After the lecture, Dr. Kit will lead a Yin Yoga practice, emphasizing the application of Yin- Yang, awareness of Qi, appreciating the Three Treasures through the bodywork, breath and energy-work, and mind-work (meditation) of Yin Yoga.
Preparations: Yin Yoga props (blocks and cushions)
Title: The Four Pillars of TCM Therapy
Topics: Acupuncture, Moxabustion, Qigong and Taichi, Chinese Massage, and Herbal Medicine
Description: The Four Pillars are the four main therapies of Traditional Chinese Medicine: acupuncture and moxabustion, qigong, Chinese massage, and herbal medicine. Understanding these therapies, their purpose and role in the TCM system of health, will reveal lessons in healthy living, medical ethics, and a life focus on wellness.
After the lecture, Dr. Kit will conduct a workshop of on the traditional heat therapy of moxabustion, second only in acupuncture in significance in TCM, using the burning moxa sticks for relaxation, relief of pain and tension, and other benefits. Dr. Kit will also combine knowledge of acupuncture, as well as the postures of Yin Yoga, with the moxa therapy for a unique therapeutic bodywork experience.
Preparations: Yin Yoga props (cushions), plus ash trays, candles, lighter/matches. Moxa sticks will also prepared for each participant, for pre-order and selling.
Title: Organ Systems in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Topics: Organ Systems, Physiological Functions
Practice: Yin Yoga
Description:How does the body work? When one understands human physiology, one learns how to live healthy, make smart choices for wellness, identify violations in our lifestyle, as well as make corrections in our bad habits. This lecture introduces the TCM principles on the internal organ systems, explaining human physiology in ways scientific, logical, as well as poetic and intuitive.
After the lecture, Dr. Kit will lead a Yin Yoga practice, focusing on the meridian system, the external extensions and manifestations of the internal organ systems. Through specific poses and sequences of Yin Yoga, activating these meridians can regulate specific organ systems.
Title: Emotions in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Topics: Emotions, Fascia Trains
Practice: Yin Yoga
Description: According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, emotions, psychological patterns, thoughts and ideas, can be pathological and lead to disease. Moreover, TCM clearly identifies emotional patterns that correspond to specific and predictable physical pathologies and symptoms. After the lecture, Dr. Kit will lead a Yin Yoga practice that mindfully and intuitively explores the emotions and their actions in our body.
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Dr. Francisco Navarro, MD Dr Kit, as he is more widely-known, is a medical doctor and a practitioner of TCM, specifically acupuncture. His medical practice integrates modern conventional therapies with traditional therapies of acupuncture, moxabustion, tuinan, cupping and qigong. He is a teacher at the Ateneo de Manila University Chinese Studies Program. As an athlete, he was involve in competitive swimming and triathlon training. He is a yoga practitioner, a yin yoga and aerial yoga teacher and is a student of aerial arts.
He combines all these trainings and practices in his workshops to help make TCM accessible and enjoyable for non-medical practitioners. He has the gift of making complex ideas easy to understand and appreciate.