Reading the Body: An Introduction to North American Indigenous Hands-on Healing
Where: New York Open Center
22 E. 30th St.
212-219-2527 Price: Members $125; Nonmembers $145
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Cherokee people have long called their techniques of healing “reading the body.” In this workshop you will have the rare opportunity to study this unique form of literacy with Lewis Mehl-Madrona, a physician who has trained with both Native American elders and his own Cherokee family members. He will introduce you to a variety of Cherokee, Shawnee, and Pawnee healing strategies—such as touching the body, applying deep pressure, rocking, shaking, running energy meridians, mobilization, acupuncture, and breath work. He will also guide you through healing mind-body-spirit integration, illuminate the ways in which medicine is a dialogue with the body, and describe how Native American forms of bodywork and hands-on-healing have been passed into contemporary American osteopathy. This workshop is suitable for all levels—from experienced bodywork practitioners to those who are merely curious.Buy tickets/get more info now