Women’s Sexuality – The Dao of Love & Yang Sheng (Nourishing Life)

Sunday, 11/05 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Love and sexuality belong to an ancient system of Chinese philosophy called Yang Sheng, literally translated as Nourishing Life; it is a technology of potency, health maintenance, and longevity. This workshop will use the lens of graceful aging to explore the theories and energetics of the Dao of Love and sexuality as it relates to women’s health and self-care. Chinese medicine and techniques from both yoga and qigong will be shared to regulate the gynecological issues of infertility, low libido, hormonal imbalance, and menopausal syndrome. Intimacy, an important and often overlooked mid-life topic, will also be addressed, along with the practices that enhance and restore relationship and love.

Saraswati Markus

Saraswati is the founder of Nourishing Life Center of Health, an institute for women’s health and regenerative and restorative medicine. She lectures at medical colleges and specialty conferences around the world. She received both her master’s and doctoral degrees in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Between 2005-2009, she completed advanced training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and classical medical literature at Shandong University and Hospital in China. Saraswati is in her 22nd year of teaching medicine and currently holds faculty positions in both master’s and doctoral degree programs. She lives in her Asheville, North Carolina, and leads trainings and immersion programs for women, patients, and practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.