Cultivating the Art of Change
Daoist practices for Health, Vitality and Spirit
Welcome to Nourishing Life
Nourishing life - Yang Sheng - is the art of skilful living rooted in Daoist philosophy and classical Chinese medicine. The Art of Nourishing Life is a process of deep inquiry into the nature of life, self and nourishment. Through embracing the ebb and flow of life’s inevitable rhythms, we cultivate adaptability, resilience and the capacity for spontaneity and change. This then forms the ground from which the higher aspects of our nature may emerge, well rooted and uncontrived. A well nourished life expresses itself as true comfort and ease in one’s own skin and in the company of others; being at rest and at home in self, body and world.
“The mark of a well nourished self is the ability and willingness to nourish others”
What we offer
We run a Tui Na clinic and offer group and one to one training in Daoist Qigong and Nei Gong in the heart of West Cork. We handcraft functional food blends from medicinal mushrooms and Chinese tonic herbs and are also in the process of developing The Art of Nourishing Life - a comprehensive study programme covering all aspects of yang sheng.
“Let the beauty that we love be what we do”
Our work is informed by our on-going exploration and practice of the arts of Nei Gong, Internal Alchemy and classical Chinese medicine. It stems from our shared dedication to the Daoist path and a heartfelt desire to share these beautiful teachings in the spirit of nourishing others as an expression of our own journey. Our experience in clinic and Nei Gong training has shown us that a lack of appropriate understanding of healthy living from an energetic perspective can hinder healing, limit vitality and impede energetic and spiritual growth. All too often people fail to strike a healthy life balance and nourish themselves and others efficiently. As a result it becomes a struggle for them to achieve their aspirations and a burden to meet life’s challenges. The Art of Nourishing Life offers a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of Yang Sheng that places healthy living and self nourishment firmly in the context of deep self exploration, spiritual cultivation and service to others. We are fully committed to living these teachings in our own lives and to embodying the values of integrity, compassion, reciprocity, and community.