Embodying the Forest: Guardians of the Forest. Bioregion: North East Asia.

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Embodying the Forest: Guardians of the Forest. Bioregion: North East Asia.

Guardians of the Forest Online Event with Eline Kieft, Katsuji Iwahashi, Dr Qing Li, Hae-Joon Jung

Traditional forest knowledge for spiritual, ecological and cultural transformation.

Wednesday 5th May 2021, 6:00pm–8:00pm UK Time Online Event

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forest guardians

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..

Wednesday 5th May 2021, 6:00pm–8:00pm UK Time Online Event

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Guardians of the Forest

A unique online course in somatic, spiritual and practical approaches to forest care with practitioners from communities in 30 nations around the world.

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Eline Kieft #

In her work, Eline combines her passion for anthropology, health, spirituality, and her intimate knowledge of the dancer’s body.

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Katsuji Iwahashi #

Katsuji Iwahashi is Deputy Director of the Secretarial Department of Jinja Honcho, the central office of Shinto shrines in Japan.

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Dr Qing Li #

Dr Qing Li is the world’s foremost expert in Forest Medicine and immunology.

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Hae-Joon Jung #

Hae-joon’s work focuses on landscape heritage and its role in nature conservation.

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