Course Dates and Time: Eastern Time
Wednesdays June 10, 17, 24, and July 1, 8, 15
Time: 5:00pm– 6:30 pm EST
“Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.” -Tao Te Ching
If you’ve come to this page, it’s likely you’ve had some sort of transformational experience with Chinese Medicine. When that happens, it’s almost impossible to not start to wonder, How does acupuncture work? What do the needles actually do? What’s really going on here?
Behind any system of medicine is a worldview, an outlook on the essential nature of life. In this course, I will share with you the perspectives and intentions that inform my practice on a daily basis - both clinically with my patients and privately as a means of personal development.
My intention is to offer an alternative framework for understanding our current moment that is holistic and sees human beings as embedded in the world, that sees mind and body emerging as one.
The Covid-19 and #BLM crises have made clear that we persist or perish as a global community. Many of us have just spent two months reflecting on the sustainability of our own lives and contemplating how our own individual health intersects with cultural health, environmental health, social health. Feelings of uncertainty, futility, anxiety, grief abound. Now, more than ever, we sense the importance of getting to the root of what it means to be a human alive today, and moving from a place of integrity.
The question of the moment is “Will we keep doing things the same way or are we going to evolve?” If you've been wanting to come together thoughtfully in genuine curiosity and openness to a brighter future, this class is for you!
We’ll take a deeper look at the laws of nature according to Chinese Medicine, focusing our attention inward in contemplation: What is health, from the highest perspective? Is there a karmic aspect to what is happening in culture? What does a healing journey look like and what is the best that we can expect from the practice of medicine? Will we maintain a model of disease that is “war” oriented or is there a place for peace? How do I balance being safe/responsible and being free?
This is your chance to make this ancient medicine your own, to see behind the needles and the herbs, and benefit from it’s principles in your own life.
6-Week Online Live Course
This live online course will provide a theoretical frame work for understanding Chinese Medicine and also introduce integration techniques and practices to make the medicine come alive in your own life. It will be oriented towards educating non-acupuncturists, however anyone is welcome. Curious patients, energy healers, the intellectually curious, and budding practitioners will all benefit. There will be six (6) virtual classroom meetings where students will have an opportunity to connect with each other, ask questions, and engage with me directly.
The course is organized around the major philosophical tenets of Chinese Medicine according to the ancient numerology of 1 through 5 and the corresponding Element. Here is a brief outline of what you will learn in the course of the program:
The curriculum is subject to change depending on group interests.
This course will be delivered in an online format via Google Hangouts or Zoom. The course will take place for 6 weeks and include 1.5-hour calls each week.
Week 1: Introduction to Chinese Medicine
In this class, you will explore the historical roots of Chinese Medicine in Taoism, establish the core differences between Eastern and Western thought, engage with the principles of holistic and holographic medicine, and establish an ecological and spiritual imperative for healing.
Week 2: Supreme Unity (Water)
In this class, you will learn about the significance of the number 1 as it relates to unity consciousness, the shared fate of the cosmos, and the integrity of the authentic self. You’ll learn seedless meditation, and be introduced to integrity as the central measure of health.
Week 3: Yin and Yang (Fire)
In this course, you will develop a framework and understanding of duality as a generative force. You will learn to see opposing forces as mutually engendering, and look as self, society, and nature through the lens of ebb and flow.
Week 4: Heaven, Human, Earth (Wood)
In this class, you will study Chinese Medicine’s perspective on the unique role of humanity in the evolution of consciousness. You will learn the concept of Destiny as an responsibility to be lived up to, and study the dynamism of trios in body, mind, and culture.
Week 5: The Four Directions (Metal)
In this class, you will be introduced to the energetic geography of Chinese Medicine and the role of space and time in healing. We’ll meet the “weather” associated with each direction and assess our own internal landscape as it is both in- and out- of step with the natural environment. We’ll specifically discuss Covid-19 from this perspective.
Week 6: The Five Elements (Earth)
In this class, you will be introduced to Five Element or Five Phase theory as paradigm for assessing imbalances in complex systems, such as an individual or a collective. We’ll meet the Five Virtues and explore excess emotion as a major cause of disease in modern culture.
Jasmine Stine, LAc, MAc, DipOm
A second generation acupuncturist, Jasmine has been studying Chinese Medicine since 2011. Her approach is rooted in her commitment to self-cultivation and inspired by her lifelong interest in the human experience. Patients who are not progressing in their health or responding well to their medications have found relief in her care. She is particularly adept at working with illness marked by personal upheaval (stress, grief, anxiety, anger, PTSD, spiritual crisis, etc), chronic pain and inflammatory patterns, special concerns of the LGBTQ community, and menstrual imbalance.
Jasmine is Nationally Board Certified and holds a Master's in Acupuncture, a Bachelor's of Health Science, and a Diploma in Chinese Herbal Studies from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture. She received her B.A. from Hampshire College where she studied Community Development for Social Change. She is in her 6th year of apprenticeship with Lonny Jarret with whom she studies, advanced pulse diagnosis and integral medicine. She received certification to practice Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga from Larry Schultz in 2009. As a practitioner at the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project in NYC, she treated over 500 New Yorkers per year.