- June 19, 2021
- 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Online (Check-In Begins at 9:45 am U. S. Pacific)
East Asian medicine is a sophisticated system of wellness practices and insights into harmonious living with the natural world. We can draw upon this traditional wisdom and current trends to improve our health and well-being in every season.
Join clinical herbalist, Erin Wilkins, for a workshop exploring the intersections of herbalism and wellness during the summer season through an East-Asian and Asian-American lens. Discover healing practices to optimize health and wellbeing through seasonal herbalism, teas, and water-based medicine. Learn about food as medicine and tips for staying healthy during fire season.
Erin provides guidance for living in greater harmony with the seasons using herbalism, nutrition, movement, and intention. She also shares an introduction to the history and theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, highlighting a culturally sensitive framework for incorporating this knowledge into everyday life.
Erin Wilkins is an Asian American herbalist and Japanese style 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 clinical herbalist for over a decade with a dedicated focus on herbal decoctions based on Traditional Chinese Medicine formulas. She is passionate about applying Eastern energetics to domestically grown herbs and herbal medicine.
Erin is the owner of Herb Folk, an herb shop and clinic in Petaluma, CA on the occupied land of the Graton Rancheria people. A seasoned educator, her classes include community care workshops, Asian American herbalism, and folk traditions. Erin has a master’s degree from the Acupuncture and Medicine College in Berkeley, CA. She remains a dedicated activist at the intersection of herbalism, racial equity, and environmental justice. She is a parent to two young kids and a proud Yonsei.
CIIS students, staff, and faculty receive discounts on all events. CIIS Public Programs Members receive a 20% discount on all events. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.