Dao Health Expo (DHE2008)
Venue: Siena Center
|Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2008||End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2008|
|Registration Date: Sep 20, 2008|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 15, 2008|
For more information, call Joachim (Joe) Mayer at (262) 752-9882
Dao Health Expo showcases Asian approach to health and healing
If you thrilled to the spectacle of thousands of Chinese tai chi dancers during the opening ceremony of the August Olympics in Beijing, you may be interested in knowing more about the powerful healing arts of Eastern health practices closer to home.
The Siena Center, 5635 Erie St., Racine, will host the "Dao Health Expo" on Saturday, Sept. 20, in cooperation with Joachim Mayer, a local instructor of Tai Chi Chuan, and other health wellness practitioners to highlight the multiple health benefits of traditional Chinese medicine.
According to Mayer, who has lived and studied in China, "dao" -- sometimes spelled "tao" and pronounced "dow"-- refers to the path or the way and is a concept found in ancient Chinese philosophy that signifies the fundamental true nature of the world.
The program will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with diverse activities and sessions:
ï‚§ Mayer, a certified instructor of Tai Chi Chuan, will demonstrate and lead sessions in Tai Chi Chaun and Qi Gong, both increasingly popular movement and meditation activities in the West, and conduct a Himalayan and gong meditation as well as a gentle Tai Chi mediation.
ï‚§ "Food As Medicine In Traditional Chinese Medicine" a lecture with Arthur Shattuck, NCAAOM, practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncturist.
ï‚§ Tai Chi Chuan and Kung Fu fight presentation with Robert Brown, M.D., as well as slow motion forms of Tai Chi.
ï‚§ Stephanie Whybark, L.Ac., practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and local acupuncturist, will demonstrate Chinese deep-tissue massage.
ï‚§ "Create Your Harmonious Space with Feng Shui" with Niiti Gannon and Sea Daniel, practitioners and owners of Wind Water Fung Shui.
ï‚§ Mary Heffel will demonstrate the use of essential oils for health maintenance and healing.
ï‚§ Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, psychotherapist and psychodramatist, will serve as mistress of ceremonies and will offer a mini-session with the Zen garden sand tray for meditation and healing
ï‚§ Laura Sebastian, macrobiotic chef and owner of Dojo, will offer a lunch of traditional Chinese miso soup, noodle dish, salad and teas and answer questions about macrobiotic approach to cooking.
In addition, a variety of health and wellness information will be available, including The Guide to Health, Wellness & Creative Living, the annual directory of holistic health resources in southeastern Wisconsin.