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A Personalized Approach to Health: Typology in Tibetan Medicine

  • Tibetan House 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street New Orleans, LA, 70115 United States (map)

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Central Time

One of the oldest medical systems in existence, Tibetan Medicine offers a truly personalized approach to cultivating health based on each individual’s unique typology. Through understanding the distinctive traits of our own body and mind, we can make better choices to prevent and cure disease and to support our own well-being.

In this workshop, we will learn the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, including the five elements and three humors that are the foundation of typology. Through interactive exercises, we will determine our own personal typology, and will explore Tibetan Medicine advice about the best diet, lifestyle, and external therapies for each type. We will also learn about simple ‘kitchen pharmacy’ remedies that can be made using the food and spices in our own home.

About Jason Whitlow

Jason Whitlow is director of Sorig Khang Bay Area, a nonprofit center offering programs in Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition. Jason graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology and computer science, and worked as a somatics teacher and professional modern dancer. He has studied and practiced for many years under the guidance of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a renowned doctor of Tibetan Medicine and holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig lineage.

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