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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Summer Fire Element Workshop

Empowered by Nature owner Lorraine Hughes is offering a Fire Element Workshop at Dutchess Yoga from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on July 8, 2023. This workshop teaches participants how to integrate the element of fire within their lives, and the season of summer, as viewed through the lens of Daoism and Chinese medicine, is one of fire.

"When we align ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally in sync with natural rhythms of seasonal change, balance and peace will ensue,” explains Hughes, a registered herbalist who practices Chinese and Western herbal medicine and nutrition and offers reflexology, reiki, acupoint, aromatherapy and qigong.

The afternoon will consist of a presentation about dietary and lifestyle choices and the placement of specific essential oils will be embraced during this workshop—all specific to the fire element. Additionally, participants will experience qigong, which is to connect through breath and mindful movement.

This event is one of Hughes’ five element workshop series entitled Wu Xing – the five phases. “Each season affects the next season as well as human health,” adds Hughes. “Navigating through each season with this ‘knowing’ enables us to discern better choices, not only pertaining to a season, but through all the seasons of our lives.”

Cost: $40, includes an informative handout. Those attending are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle and a yoga mat. The workshop is open to everyone at all levels of physical capacity. Location: Dutchess Yoga, 1820 New Hackensack Rd., Wappingers Falls, NY. For more information, call 845.416.4598, email [email protected] or visit