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17th Annual Integrative Medicine Network Annual Conference at UCSF – Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8am to 5:30pm – I will be teaching “The Healing Power of Sound and Listening” workshops and participating in the Integrative Medicine in the Community panel in the afternoon.

Join us for a wonderful experience of relaxing self care and motivation to incorporate integrative health practices in to your daily routine. This year our conference will focus on helping you take home new alternative health tips and tricks to help rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.

Experts in mind-body practices, energy work, acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, massage, nutrition, meditiation, yoga and many more will lead us in hands on workshops throughout the day.

Registration will begin next week! Sign up early to save money on registration and get updates on the conference as it approaches!

Questions or comments? Email us at imn@ucsf.edu

Day’s Events:
8:00am-8:50am: Registration & Breakfast, Ear Acupuncture/Pulse Diagnosis/Tongue Diagnosis, Chi Gong, Health Resource Fair
9:00am-9:50am: Keynote: Why Self Care is Important
10am-10:50am: Breakout Session 1 (Sound Healing)
11:00-11:50am: Breakout Session 2 (Energy Medicine)
12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch, Ear Acupuncture/Pulse Diagnosis/Tongue Diagnosis, Chi Gong, Health Resource Fair
1:30-2:30pm: Breakout Session 3 (Yoga and Somatics)
2:30-3:30pm: Breakout Session 4 (Ayurvedic Nutrition)
3:30-5pm: Endnote (Integrative Medicine in the Community)
5:00-5:30pm: Dance Party with Local Zumba Instructor

REGISTER HERE>>

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WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN ARTISTS & CREATORS: Creating From Presence – Explore Mind, Body, Feelings & Your Art-Making, Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1pm to 4:30pm, at The Breema Center, 6076 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA. Facilitated by Lisa Chu & Certified Breema Instructors. Suggested Donation, $20 to $45. Afternoon includes free Breema mini-sessions, a one-hour introductory Breema class, and facilitated art making in the atmosphere of Mutual Support, Full Participation, and mind-body connection. Space is limited. RSVP (650) 325-2194 or by email.

Unleash Your Purpose & Passion – a free workshop at New Leaf Community Classroom in Half Moon Bay! Wednesday, May 13, and Wednesday June 17, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Audio Class: Imagination Expansion – Learn why imagination is not just for artists, but is VITAL for your health, success, love, and joy. Learn what you can do to activate and expand your imagination. Explore what we THINK is imagination versus what true imagination is, and go through an exercise in which you create your thriving year, already fulfilled.

Audio Class: Renegotiating Love – Learn about the silent agreements you have made about love, how these agreements actually create what you’ve been trying to avoid, and how to renegotiate these agreements into the love you have always desired. Includes 60-minute mp3 and 3-page pdf worksheet.

Past Offerings

WORKSHOP: Listening & The Language of Love 

Free Friday Talk: Receiving The Love That You Are – Friday, February 13, 2015, at Prajna Center for Yoga & Healing Arts, Belmont, CA

New Year New Vision 2015: A Vision Board PLAYshopSaturday, January 24, 2015, Half Moon Bay. Imagine and create your best 2015…NOW.

Artist Open Studios, November 22-23, 2014, Colony of Coastside Artists, Half Moon Bay, CA

Sixth Annual 50|50 Show at Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA. I made 50 small artworks (6″x6″) in 50 days, and they will be on display (and available for purchase) from August 22 through September 28. See details of the show here>>

Creative Conversations 2014 – FREE monthly telegatherings to dialog about living creatively and awakening to your own creative potential…one moment at a time. See list of 2014 dates & register>>

The Energy Gardeners’ Club – Experiments to cultivate the seeds of magic in your life. Inspired by the success of the E-Squared Book Club, this series will continue the practice of energy experiments to cultivate the seeds of magic in your life, while connecting in nature, and creating a circle of support to empower your actions. Learn more & register>>

Play The Wrong Note: Daring Adventures in Learning, Failure & Creativity – Presentation at Bay Area Society for Organizational Learning. Friday, September 19, 2014, at The HubSF. Learn more here>>

Moments of Presence: A Traveler’s Art – Slide presentation and art installation from 7 weeks in Thailand and Laos. Two showings: April 17 & April 20, 2pm to 4pm, Half Moon Bay.

Planting Seeds In Your Energy Garden: A Vision Board & Creativity Workshop – Saturday, March 29, Prajna Center for Yoga & Healing Arts, Belmont, CA.

New Year New Vision PLAYshop – Sunday, January 12, 2014, Half Moon Bay, CA (Coastside Photography)

Monthly free Q&A calls in 2013 – Join me on the phone each month where I will answer YOUR questions!

E-Squared Book Club: 9 Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments in 7 Weeks – Exploration of Pam Grout’s New York Times bestseller. Bring your curiosity for how your thoughts can create your reality. Each week we conduct one of the energy experiments from Pam’s book and share our results.

Beyond Knowing: Many Paths to the Present Moment – November 1st to 3rd, 2013, Half Moon Bay, CA. Oceanside Retreat with Dr. Lisa Chu. Limited to 6 participants. Explore whole-being presence, engagement of the five senses, and practice embracing the beauty and terror of Not Knowing.

Living Your Vision: A Workshop To Bring Your Deepest Visions To Life – Workshop teaching how to amplify the effects of a completed vision board and use energy to bring your deepest visions to life with ease.

Inviting Joy, Cultivating Courage series – Practice everyday courage and invite joy into your life by entering the present moment. Each session will explore a gateway to the present moment and give opportunities to practice everyday courage, through experiential exercises.Bamboo body+soul, 799 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Generosity-based offering.

Experience Breema – The Art of Being Present. Free experiential open house presented by Certified Instructors from The Breema Center. Bamboo Body+Soul, 799 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. Download the flyer here>>

Speaking Engagement for The Awareness Network, at Community of Infinite Spirit 1540 Hicks Ave., San Jose, CA. Talk entitled: “Learning To Play The Wrong Note: Discovering the Power of Sound for Healing and Liberation”.

SoulBodyMind Salon series – Discover practical ways to connect with your body’s wisdom, cultivate mental clarity, and take actions toward your soul’s true desires. Each evening will focus on a different theme: Your Body’s Truth, Cultivating the Garden In Your Mind, The Art of Soul-Care, Listening With Your Whole SoulBodyMind.

VISION BOARD WORKSHOP: Envision Your Authentic Self, Create Your Authentic Life at Prajna Center for Yoga & Healing Arts, Belmont, CA, Download the flyer here>>

New Year’s Day “Living Life True” at Prajna Center in Belmont, CA – meditation, gentle yoga, storytelling about living an authentic life, and creation of New Year intentions/offerings. With Yiwen Chang, Priya & Francisca Friday-Pabros, and Jovani.

Yoga and Healing Sound class with Yiwen Chang at Prajna Center in Belmont, CA – a gentle flow yoga class, taught by Yiwen Chang, accompanied by live improvised music and healing sounds that I provide. The Whole Person Retreat All-day retreat for women, co-led by Johanna Beyer and Eliska Meyers, at Stillheart Institute, Woodside, CA. Photos from 2012 here>>

“A Place To Play” – Community circle of creative expression and collaboration, using sound, voice, and music improvisation.

Healing Sounds: Study & Practice of Tibetan Sound Healing for Self-Care and CreativitySound-based meditation class

Physician Burnout: Get the 411 Before It’s a 911 – FREE coaching calls for medical students, residents, fellows

Resources for Physician Burnout and Wellness>> – free downloadable recordings and links to helpful articles

Music Improvisation for Everyone – public 3-hour workshop

Elements of Music Improvisation: Class Series – 6-class weekly series on elements and practice of music improvisation

IMPROVisE Your Life with Music Improvisation – 5-class weekly series on applying the principles of improvisation to improve your daily life

Sounding for Self-Care Circles – community building through healing sound, voice, and music practices