Eclipse Season Offerings (+ An Office Update)

My relationship to the earth and land was taught to me by my maternal grandmother. In the same way she expressed her care and love for me, she provided care and love to plants and the nourishment they imbue. I witnessed her nurture life. From form to function. Seed to leaf and root. I am eternally grateful for these lessons, as they continue to provide sound, sustainable guidance in my life.

It is because of the quality time I spent with my grandmother, from farm to kitchen, that I am able to do the work that I do. Ultimately, her nurturing led me on the path of restoration, regeneration, and reclamation of the ways or our ancestors. Our culture. Our medicine. Our relationship to the ecosystems of the earth. Through this process, I have found purpose; the culmination of which has allowed for consistent learning and creativity. As you know, this year I gathered all of my experience, love, and memory to weave together an acupuncture clinic and mind-body studio. So far, I’ve shared the beginning stages of the process, which you can read more about here.

Our clinic + studio is located in Lima, OH. We offer acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping therapy, gua sha, nutrition and herbal consultations, Asian bodywork, and mind-body workshops. Additionally, we offer distance sessions, CORE Consultations, for our homies and community in other areas of the world. In honor of the Eclipse Season, beginning with Thursday’s Partial Solar Eclipse + New Moon in Cancer, and ending with the second Partial Solar Eclipse in August, we are offering a discount on CORE sessions. A CORE consultation offers time with me one-one-one to rap about self-care strategies that fit your individual needs + goals. Each session will provide access to a questionnaire, a personalized meditation, detailed notes, and follow-up materials.

Through these sessions, I’ve been blessed to work with folks seeking strategies for menstrual health, fertility, musculoskeletal injuries, mind-body practices, nutrition, and wellness logistics. It’s been wonderful to meet with folks, and share what I have learned about sustaining self-care. Check out one of our first CORE client testimonials. Use the coupon code ECLIPSE-SEASON18 at checkout.

We’re currently finishing up the website and putting a few final (for now) touches on the brick and mortar. I’ll be sharing a few of the ideas and inspirations that went into these udpates on the blog soon.

I am beyond excited and humbled to be on this journey with you. Make sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive early notice about newly published blog posts + future offerings.

May this eclipse season provide you and yours deep nourishment in mind, body, and soul.

xo In solidarity, Christian

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