Workshop: Chinese Medicine; the Five Transformations

April 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Five Transformations are a dynamic cycle of changes that relate all energy and matter to five elements: fire, soil (earth), metal, water and tree (wood). Rooted in the teachings of traditional Chinese medicine, the system provides a paradigm by which one may understand the profound harmony that exists between man/woman and his/her external and internal environment. Health and happiness are simply manifestations of one’s ability to flow and adjust to the energies that are creating us. In theory, the Five Transformations describe an elegant and historically interesting view of nature. In practice, they provide an invaluable tool that reaffirms the connection and interdependence of all beings in our world. 

Facilitator Lesley Cotton apprenticed with Dr. Bertrand Babinet ( and her lifestyle counselling work is dedicated to holistic health and personal growth.