Thriving in Summer: Exuberance and Abundance

In summer the energy can flow freely…….
-Huang Di Nei Jing

Summer is upon us: the most exuberant and yang time of the year. The sun is bright, the air is warm, if not hot, and the abundance of the earth is fully revealed. The season invites our full participation by being outdoors more, rising earlier in the morning or enjoying the night sky.

Summer is an obvious time to thrive, yet once the summer solstice occurs the transition to shorter days begins. In summer we harvest the energy we stored in winter, circulated in spring and now bring to the surface opening to the energy of the sun and warmth. During the warmest, brightest and most yang time of year, the challenge is to balance, expansion and containment - staying cool while maintaining warmth.

Summer, in Chinese medicine, is also the time of the heart. So, how do we intentionally support our health with joy?

Join Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. on Zoom as we explore the beauty of the summer season and how to thrive.

In this 1-hour online class you will learn:

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    An overview of the qi of the summer season through the lens of Chinese medicine and its impact on our health

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    Recommended foods and ways of preparing food and cooking to balance the heat outside. Seasonal recipes are referenced from her book

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    Activities to support health and balance in summer

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    Common health challenges such as susceptibility to heat exposure, malaise, fatigue, low grade headaches, skin issues

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    Time for questions and answers

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    A copy of the recorded session + note transcript of the class

This class can be taken on its own or as part of a seasonal series. (See dates below)

To purchase the entire series (with replays), please contact Ellen directly at:


About Ellen Goldsmith, licensed acupuncturist:

Ellen Goldsmith is a nationally board certified, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist who has been practicing, teaching and consulting in the field for the last 30 years. Her integrative body centered and intuitive approach is grounded in decades of study and experience which are key to collaborating and working with people and organizations to support wholeness and health. She is author of the well recevied book Nutritional Healing with chinese Medicine: + 174 Recipes for Optimal Health which she wrote for her colleagues, students of nutrition and Chinese medicine, her patients and the general public to bring the power of Chinese medicine and nature into our everyday lives. 

Class Dates

All classes are on a Tuesday at 6PM - 7:15 PM PT and are recorded for future viewing.

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    Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

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    Transitioning to Autumn

    Tuesday, September 6th, 2022


$25/class or $140 for entire series
To purchase series contact

Scholarships & Discounts:

I want to share this wisdom with you, so if finances are an issue and may prevent you from signing up please send me an email at with a short note. You pay what you can afford. Noone will be turned away.


Recordings of all classes will be emailed to all registrants with notes of the class within 48 hours of the individual class.

For all registrants:

A link for each class will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the event. Feel free to include your family and household members to join for the single login.

Register below by clicking on the date