with Kate Truka-Tartuk, L.Ac.
Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, 2020

$350/ sign up by Jan. 31 and receive a $50 discount

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Integrative Medicine is a blend of healing modalities that addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s well-being. Until recently in the United States, this “whole person” medicine has not been as widely utilized in working with children. Fortunately, the benefits of meditation/mindfulness, yoga, and other integrative approaches to health and well-being have started to find their way into the younger population.

Join acupuncturist, herbalist, and long-time yoga teacher to kids and adults, Kate Truka-Tartuk, for a weekend introducing integrative approaches for children of all ages. This intensive is intended for parents, teachers, and clinicians looking to strengthen their connection with kids through non-invasive techniques and holistic health care. Strategies for self-regulation will also be addressed.
This immersion will include:

  • Why is yoga and integrative medicine an excellent approach for kids
  • Introduction to basic psycho-emotional states in children through the lens of yoga
  • Children’s yoga poses that can be used in the home, the classroom, and the clinic
  • Partner poses for adult/child bonding and nervous system regulation
  • Eastern medicine care tips, including skillful touch and essential oils on acupuncture points
  • The yoga of food and mood, and a glance at nourishing rhythms
  • Care for the caregiver: Qi Gong and restorative yoga will be interspersed to keep learners relaxed and energized

Instructor — Kate Truka-Tartuk

Kate Truka-Tartuk’s initial studies in Eastern medicine began with Ayurveda, Yoga, and nutrition while living in Japan in 2000. A decade later, this translated into clinical Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine training with Scott Blossom with whom she’s also studied in the Shadow Yoga lineage since 2006. Kate also began assisting Judith Hanson Lasater in Restorative Yoga teacher trainings in Tokyo in 2007 and has taught Hatha, Restorative and Children’s Yoga in San Francisco schools, studios, homes and hospitals since 2005.

Her recent focus is transforming trauma and stress through the overlapping 5 element cosmologies of Classical Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. As Yoga is the journey back (through accumulations and rigidifications) to “union” with source, it is the ultimate idiom of transformation. Kate invites you to join in this idiom of regenerative reclamation and rest. Those new to yoga are welcome in all classes. As an acupuncturist, Kate sees Hatha yoga as acupuncture that one does to oneself, sans needles! Yoga is the investigation of how awareness alone changes the flow of things internally. Movement and Stillness with awareness, on the daily, help things along toward balance. In Hatha practice, we place the bones and tissue in endless riverbed arrangements to balance the velocity and quality of flows in the myriad inner rivers.
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