• Health Thru Yoga (map)
  • 3926 Willow Avenue
  • Castle Shannon, PA 15234

The ACU/YOGA seasonal series is designed to be informative, interactive and relaxing. We'll discuss how each season affects our body, as seen in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We'll then explore this connection further through yoga, acupuncture and meditation.

  During the first hour, Lesli Kotloski will discuss the ayurvedic principles associated with the Winter season change. She'll lead you through an Iyengar style series of yoga postures, designed to promote health and healing. The second hour, Kristen Happe L.Ac will use a series of acupuncture points on the arms, legs, hands and feet, to further balance and address the kidney system, as seen in TCM, that expresses during winter time. We'll end with a guided group meditation. 

WORKSHOP= CASH or CHECK only, please. 

$40.00 (Register with Lesli 412.292.5167)

(Once capacity is reached we will be unable to accommodate additional walk-ins)

Per TCM, at each change of season, a different organ system becomes more active. During this shift, it's more common for problems to arise within that system. A little extra support during this time is always welcomed, even for those who aren't sick!  

When we talk about organ systems in Chinese Medicine, they have bio-medically associated functions with them, but they also have additional functions. That's why we're addressing them as organ systems, rather than just organs. 

For example, someone with a heart imbalance in TCM, could have a problem with their physical heart as we see it in bio-medicine, but it's also possible that their heart imbalance has nothing to do with the physical heart. Their heart imbalance might represent the additional functions we give that system.  It may represent issues with your sleep, speech, short-term memory, anxiousness etc...

 In Chinese Medicine, there are 5 elements: water, wood, fire, earth and metal that correspond to 5 seasons: (winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall) that correspond to 5 paired organ systems: (Kidney/Bladder, Liver/Gallbladder, Heart/Small Intestine, Spleen/Stomach and Lung/Large Intestine), that pair to 5 sense organs: (ears-hearing, eyes-sight, tongue-speech, mouth-taste, nose-smell), that associate with 5 tastes: (salty, sour, sweet, bitter, pungent) and a link to 5 colors: (black, green, red, yellow, white).

During Winter we work on the kidney. In Spring we work on the liver. In the summer we address the heart. In late summer we service the spleen and in the fall we influence the lungs. During each seasonal workshop we will go into the finer detail of these systems and also discuss the ayurvedic principles associated with them.