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Upcoming Course 2019-2020

Cupping and Guasha workshop*

Sat 26 October 2019
Moxa: theory and practice*
Sun 27 Oct 2019

Treating musculoskeletal conditions with an  integrated TEAM approach*
Sat 7 December 2019

First Aid with Holos*

Sat 25 Jan 2020

Jie 節 'vital rhythms':

the lesson of bamboo*

Fri 6 March 2020

*open to students or anyone with an interest in this area *


Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée was born in Paris in 1949 and holds degrees in Philosophy and the Classics and in Chinese Studies. She collaborated with the late Dr Jean Schatz and Father Claude Larre, both as a researcher and translator on classical Chinese thinking and medical texts. After a year in Taiwan (1974-75), she began teaching at the Ricci Institute in Paris; she was the secretary general until 2005. She worked for more than 12 years on the Grand Ricci, a comprehensive encyclopaedic Chinese-French dictionary, and was its chief editor until its publication in 2001. 

About your tutor: Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée
Entry requirements
Open to students or anyone with an interest this area.

One of the most fundamental principles of life is balance, equilibrium, harmony. The right measure and correct alternation create the balance necessary to build 
a foundation for an abiding equilibrium. 
To be moderated is not a limitation or a constraint, rather the condition for perfect and whole development.

Bamboo gives us a lesson: its fast growing does not diminish its strength coming from its roots. Its nodes show its ability to stop and rest in order to build again its impulse and thrust and so grow another segment.

In space and time, the growth and nodes set an example of the harmonious yin yang relationship of life. This is the reason why paintings of bamboo decorate the walls of scholar’s studios, offering a model for meditation.

Around the Chinese character for the bamboo’s node, jie 節, we will study Chinese classical texts explaining how to temperate one’s mood, to regulate one’s emotions, and to adjust to all the rhythms of nature, so as to avoidany form of excess and harmoniously nurture life.

She is the senior lecturer at the European School of Acupuncture and has exceptional knowledge of the Chinese Medical classics, grounded by her experience as an acupuncture practitioner.She teaches Chinese Philosophy, Chinese classical language and Chinese traditional medicine in more than fifteen countries at various universities, Institutes and Schools. She has written numerous books and pamphlets in several languages, specially, in English, those published by Monkey Press.

     Date         Friday 6 March 2020
    Time         10am - 6pm
    Cost          £75 (Students £65) No ACMAC discount
    Spaces      Max 25
    Tutor         Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

             EARLYBIRD: book and pay by 6 Feb 2020, £70 (students £60) ** open to all**

Jie 節 'vital rhythms': the lesson of bamboo