the sessions begin with 30-40 minutes of intentional breathing and movements from Qi Kong (breathing exercises similar to Tai Chi, but easier to follow and perform) together with some Yoguini exercises taken from a spinal longevity routine of a Kundalini Yoga tradition (a form of simple yoga breathing exercises and repetitive movements) —
opening the acupuncture meridians after the breathing exercises, participants lay down on their yoga mats for an acupuncture treatment according to the seasons with the intention to integrate ourselves with the transformative qualities of the 5 elements of nature – water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Together with this acupuncture treatment comes a gentle, yet powerful experience of the senses as Tibetan singing bowls vibrate, and plants and incense burn to cleanse our subtle energetic body with smoke to aide the entering of deeper states of introspection.
Softened by sound and smoke, the session is closed with a personal prayer/intention deposited into a cup of hot Cacao in an effort to connect to our true selves, to our higher purpose, to our guides…no matter what language you chose to use to commune with the sacred and divine in your life and your practice, this final moment is an offering of gratitude and awareness of a connection we want to nourish together.The events are held on the second floor in unit 2A (press #10 to enter) at 1221 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036.These are small gatherings. Only 5 participants per session.We ask you to please honor your commitment and be here that day (ideally 5 min prior to starting time).FYIBring a yoga mat, comfy clothing, pillow and blanket (and a journal if that is in your practice).Although the event appears to be free on the eventbrite platform, there is a suggested donation scale ($70-$150) per participant.You may pay using cash, venmo (JoseLo Gutierrez @city-acupuncture) or cash app ($JoseLogutierrez)