Embodying the Forest: Guardians of the Forest. Bioregion: North East Asia.
Traditional forest knowledge for spiritual, ecological and cultural transformation.
This module examines who plants and trees are from embodied perspectives. We focus on building personal relationships with plants, drawing on somatic and spiritual approaches (Qi Gong, Shinto, Sirin yoku and bibo feng shui). The goal is to build a sense of personal ecological practice through movement, breathing, listening and everyday practices that recognise reciprocal human-tree relations.
5 May, 2021:
Workshop 1 led by Dr Eline Kieft on movement medicine, Qi Gong, and movement-based exercises to reconnect with forest energy.
Workshop 2 led by Haejoon Jung on Korean village groves (mauelsoop) and the ancient practice of bibo feng shui, designed to achieve harmony between human and forest life.
12 May, 2021:
Workshop 1 led by Qing Li on forest medicine, aromatherapy and the curative properties of forest bathing (sinrin yoku).
Workshop 2 led by Reverend Katsuji Iwahashi, President of Shinto Shrines of Japan, on kami rituals, forest protection and the worship of nonhuman forest guardians..