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Sat, Aug 03



Embracing Summer's Radiance: Exploring Seasonal Wisdom and Mindful Practices

🗽 Local to New York? My friend and collaborator, Alex Tse, and I are hosting an outdoor event combining conscious vegan cooking with Chinese medicine practices. Join us on Saturday, August 3rd from 2-5 PM in beautiful Beacon, right by the river! Stay tuned for more details and save the date!

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Embracing Summer's Radiance: Exploring Seasonal Wisdom and Mindful Practices
Embracing Summer's Radiance: Exploring Seasonal Wisdom and Mindful Practices

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Beacon, 23 Long Dock Rd, Beacon, NY 12508, USA


About the Event

*Registration opening on July 1st, but RSVP to be the first to reserve a spot.

Embrace the vibrant energy of summer with our transformative event, "Embracing Summer's Radiance: Exploring Seasonal Wisdom and Mindful Practices." As the sun reaches its peak and the world blossoms with new possibilities, we invite you to delve into the timeless wisdom of Chinese medicine and Greek ancestral traditions to harness the season's elemental forces.

This unique gathering offers an opportunity to explore the essence of summer through the lens of ancient cultures, focusing on the fire energy that fuels our passions and inspires action. Together, we will discover the harmony that arises from the interplay of these traditions and learn how to apply their teachings to our modern lives.

Our event is tailored for individuals seeking to deepen their connection with nature and gain insight into the wisdom of ancient practices. Join us in fostering community connections, embracing seasonal balance, and promoting harmony with nature's cycles.

Experience a journey through the rich seasonal knowledge of Chinese medicine and Greek ancestral traditions as we explore the power of summer's transformative energy. Don't miss this illuminating event, where you'll connect with nature's rhythms, embrace the wisdom of ancient cultures, and cultivate mindful practices for well-being throughout the summer season.

During this enriching event, participants will engage in a variety of activities designed to deepen their connection with summer's energy and foster personal growth:

  • Welcome & Opening: Begin with an arrival meditation to ground and center yourself, followed by introductions and thought-provoking writing prompts to set intentions for the day.
  • Energy Movement Practice: Experience the flowing movements and cooling breathwork of Qi Gong, a powerful practice that harmonizes body, mind, and spirit while promoting balance during the summer season.
  • Grounding Meditation: Immerse yourself in a guided meditation that connects you to the earth's energy, fostering a sense of stability and presence.
  • Cooking Demonstration & Workshop: Discover the art of mindful cooking through a live demonstration and hands-on workshop, focusing on a traditional Greek dish that highlights the essence of summer's bounty and encourages seasonal eating.
  • Meal Meditation: Savor the flavors of the season with a contemplative meal meditation, cultivating gratitude and awareness while enjoying the nourishing, plant-based dishes prepared during the workshop.
  • Community Meal: Connect with fellow participants over a shared meal, providing the opportunity to forge new friendships, exchange ideas, and deepen your sense of community.
  • Recipe Sharing Board: Contribute your favorite summer-inspired, plant-based recipes to our communal board, encouraging the exchange of culinary wisdom and inspiring a season of conscious cooking.
  • Giveaway Announcements: Conclude the event with exciting announcements of giveaway winners, providing an opportunity to continue your journey of growth and exploration beyond the event itself.

Join us for this enriching and rejuvenating event, where you'll embrace the vibrant energy of summer, explore ancient wisdom, and cultivate mindful practices for a season of well-being and connection.

Alexandra Tse

Alex (she/they) is a multi-talented wellness practitioner of Chinese descent, specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Community Herbalism. As a first-generation Chinese-American born to a father from Hong Kong and with roots in the Shanghai area, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the "Embracing Summer's Radiance" event. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki II practitioner, and movement instructor, Alex's teachings are deeply inspired by her rich cultural heritage and passion for creativity. Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, she is inspired by nature, bodies of water, poetry, and stringed instruments, reflecting her dedication to mindful living.

Christina Gdisis

Christina (she/her), a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Vegan Homestyle Chef, and Certified Yoga and Meditation Facilitator, brings her Greek ancestral wisdom and ayurvedic principles to the "Embracing Summer's Radiance" event. As the (grand)daughter of Greek mountain farmers, Christina's journey into veganism is rooted in compassion, mindfulness, and connecting with Mother Nature's rhythms. Through her cooking classes, courses, and retreats, Christina aims to spread kindness and support others on their journey towards conscious living. Join Christina at the "Embracing Summer's Radiance" event to explore seasonal wisdom and cultivate mindful practices for a life of well-being and connection.

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