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This is a group for anyone interested in Chinese culture and learning about cross cultural understanding.

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The Yin and Yang of Mindfulness

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North Shore Village Network hosts Yvonne Wolf in this virtual program. Mindfulness is often explained having far away Asian roots. Educator Yvonne Wolf brings much more accessible examples of yin and yang that you can find here on your own. In this presentation, you will learn the basic principles of Daoism, the balance of the two energies Yin and Yang, and the visible yin and yang vs. the invisible yin and yang. Get ready to stretch. Reach for the positive and let go of the negative. This workshop involves a low range of physical motion. Most movements can be done seated. Register here.

An Introduction to the Japanese Garden

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Japanese America Society hosts this virtual event. Yvonne Wolf gives a short background on the aesthetics of the Japanese gardens. Find out the Confucian symbolism expressed in gardens and how they are used to relieve stress and cultivate inner peace. This is a free, open to public event. For the Zoom link, check here: https://jaschicago.org/event/an-introduction-to-the-japanese-garden/

Traditional Chinese Tea Demonstration

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The Lizzadro Museum hosts this event. According to Confucianism, the art of tea is as much transformative on an introspective level as it is on a ceremonial level. Gain a brief background on the origin of tea and its role in East Asian social interactions along with its many benefits. Engage in the ritual of tea handling, tea ware function and identification, and proper tea steeping. Yvonne will demonstrate two types of tea.

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The Yin and Yang of Mindfulness

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TOPS hosts Yvonne Wolf in this in person program. Mindfulness is often explained having far away Asian roots. Educator Yvonne Wolf brings much more accessible examples of yin and yang that you can find here on your own. In this presentation, you will learn the basic principles of Daoism, the balance of the two energies Yin and Yang, and the visible yin and yang vs. the invisible yin and yang. Get ready to stretch. Reach for the positive and let go of the negative. This workshop involves a low range of physical motion. Most movements can be done seated. Image courtesy of Zac Durant of Unsplash.com

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Raising Awareness of East Asian Cultures

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