Saturday, May 21 - Cultivating Qi: Using the 5 Elements to Integrate, Heal, & Connect w/Dr. Kade Stotler
In this workshop, we will use qigong & creative movement techniques to learn & explore the foundational components from the 5 Elements Theory of Acupuncture medicine. The poignancy of Acupuncture medicine is its communal cultural lens which not only integrates & balances the metal, water, wood, fire, & earth elements within a person for individual health, but also offers a broader aspect of connecting this inner landscape to the outer world. Be prepared to move, introspect, be open to creative flow, interact, & learn new techniques to bring home with you to cultivate a self-healing practice of your own. Dr. Kade Stotler DACM, MSOM, BFA, L.Ac (They, Them, Theirs) is an activist, mover, healer, & queerbodied human who is excited to have recently returned to St. Louis. They earned their BFA in Dance at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, & have trained, choreographed, & performed for over 15 years in various modern dance companies in St. Louis, Seattle, Portland, & New York. Along their life journey, Kade has worked in behavioral health as a neurodivergent specialist as well as trained in aikido, qigong, & taiji. They earned their Masters of Science in Acupuncture Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, & Doctorate at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco where they studied all 5 branches of Acupuncture medicine. Nationally certified through NCCAOM as a Dipl Ac., Kade is a trained herbalist & licensed acupuncturist in the state of CO & MO. They are a lover of anything outdoors especially hiking, backpacking, kayaking, & tree climbing, & love to spend time dancing or in their garden with their partner, chickens, cats & dog.