• July 30, 2022
  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • The Center SF
    548 Fillmore Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117
Add to Calendar 07/30/2022 10:00 am 07/30/2022 1:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Cultivating Mind-Spirit Wellness in Summer Join clinical herbalist, Erin Masako Wilkins, for an in-person workshop on traditional wisdom and current trends for cultivating mind-spirit wellness during the summer months. The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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Regular Registration: $75
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  • This workshop is being hosted in-person only and will not be recorded to maintain the privacy of all attendees. 
  • More information about how to prepare will be sent to registrants in advance, but we encourage you to email publicprograms@ciis.edu if you have questions. 

For in-person events we require all guests and staff to be fully vaccinated. All patrons must present a vaccination card along with a matching photo ID. We will follow the best practices laid out by CDC and San Francisco County to minimize the spread of COVID and will continue to revise our policies as the situation changes.

For verification purposes you are considered to be “fully vaccinated” two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  

For this event, due to the constantly evolving situation, we will be monitoring local case counts and guidelines to determine our masking requirements closer to the event date. This event will have indoor and outdoor portions. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to abide by any masking or social distancing requirements we may implement to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. All guidelines will be communicated by email to event attendees in advance of the event. 
Attendance at this event will be limited to 45 people per day. 
If you need to request accessibility accommodations, please email publicprograms@ciis.edu at least one week prior to the event. For more information, explore our Accessibility web page. 

Asian American Herbalism is a healing practice with insights on living in harmony with the natural world. Cultivating mind-spirit wellness within this framework is based within intentional seasonal living for greater ease and authenticity. 

Join clinical herbalist, Erin Masako Wilkins, for an outdoor in-person workshop on traditional wisdom and current trends for cultivating mind-spirit wellness during the summer months. Erin guides participants in this nourishing experiential workshop combining Qigong guided meditation, storytelling, and practical ways to bring Asian healing practices and herbs into your daily life. 

In this intimate and interactive workshop at The Center in San Francisco, participants are invited to begin by sipping summer-focused teas to ease into the workshop. During the workshop, Erin also guides participants in making their very own custom herbal tea blend to take home to support emotional equilibrium and restorative sleep, in addition to providing teachings on how to use herbs and mushrooms to make healing soups. Erin also demonstrates how to use moxibustion—a traditional heat therapy practice—at home for vitality and spirit. 

This knowledge will be explored within a culturally sensitive framework for incorporating these practices into everyday life.  
Erin invites you for an inspiring and intimate afternoon in good company at the Center SF. If weather permits, much of this gentle, and unique workshop will be on the beautiful Center SF patio.

Erin Wilkins headshot. Erin is a Asian American herbalist with long, dark hair. Erin is looking wistfully to one side. Erin appears to be inside her shop, which has glass jars on floor to ceiling walls behind her.

Erin Masako Wilkins
is an Asian American herbalist and acupuncturist. Her clinical work is rooted in Eastern energetic theory—tapping into her own ancestral healing traditions to empower others to restore health and prevent illness. She has been a practicing herbalist for over a decade specializing in Asian folk remedies and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is passionate about applying Eastern energetics to domestically grown herbs and herbal medicine.   

A seasoned educator, her classes include Asian American herbalism and folk traditions, seasonal wellness, and community care workshops. Erin has a master’s degree from the Acupuncture and Medicine College in Berkeley, CA. Her book, Asian American Herbalism: Folk Traditions in Modern Day Practice is set for publication in Spring 2023. To learn more about her work visit her website. 

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