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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!

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, Long Dock Rd, Beacon, NY 12508, USA

About the Event

Tap into the vibrant energy of summer with our rejuvenating mini retreat in nature, "Embracing Summer's Radiance: An Afternoon Retreat." 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 afternoon is dedicated to those seeking to deepen their connection with nature and interested in gaining insight into the wisdom of ancient practices. Together, Alex and Christina, are hosting this mini retreat, right in Mother Earth's front yard. This beautiful opportunity is for those looking to venture far without having to travel great lengths. 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 nourishing gathering, 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.

A peek inside the experience...

  • 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: Embody fluidity and shift your energy with Qi Gong, a powerful practice that harmonizes body, mind, and spirit while promoting balance during the summer season. Engage in a cooling breathwork technique to lower internal body temperature and settle the mind.
  • 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 community members 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.

We so look forward to meeting you and sharing our embrace of summer's vibrant energy, while exploring ancient wisdom, and cultivating mindful practices for a season of well-being and connection.

Registration: Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today! 

About Us:

Alex 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.

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Christina Gdisis

Christina Gdisis (she/her), Founder of Conscious Vegan Kitchen, 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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  • Early Bird

    +$1.48 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Standard

    Sale ends: Jul 31, 11:59 PM EDT
    +$1.73 service fee
  • Buy One, Bring a Friend

    Embrace summer's radiance at our Hudson Valley retreat. Enjoy our Buy One Bring a Friend (BOBA) offer! Purchase one ticket and we'll add your friend for free. Simply register and we'll reach out for their info. Together, explore ancient wisdom, practice mindfulness, and connect with nature.

    +$1.73 service fee
    Goes on sale: Jul 17, 12:00 AM EDT
  • Last Minute

    +$1.98 service fee
    Goes on sale: Aug 01, 12:00 AM EDT



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