Acupuncture in the park! PWYC!

imageInterested in an unusual healing adventure?  Want to relax your body and mind?

See you at our…Pop-Up Stress Clinic #1: The park
Monday June 25, 2012. 5:00-6:30 pm. Alexandra Park.

Come get some acupuncture or acupressure at this momentary, outdoor PWYC de-tox and de-stress clinic.

A unique and creative group experience. Treatments under the trees. Calming live music. Flow your Qi amidst the Qi of green grass, shaded breeze — and other suddenly-quiet, relaxed urbanites.

Ear acupuncture / acupressure is effective for relaxation, sleep, pain relief, emotional balance, trauma recovery, managing substance use and/or withdrawal. (Scared of needles? Get acupressure beads instead!)

Bring: A yoga mat/picnic blanket/lawn chair/tarp if you have one. A limited number will be provided. If possible, have a light snack or meal in the few hours beforehand (better before acupuncture).

Cost: PWYC ($5-10 suggested, no one turned away!) to cover costs.

Place: Alexandra Park, southeast corner of Dundas and Bathurst (near Scadding Court CC). Rain location: 51 Kensington (416-890-7770 to confirm if it’s moved)

RSVP: 416-890-7770 or

Who: Pauline Sok Yin Hwang is an acupuncturist, activist, popular educator, and community health worker who works independently and at the Women’s Healthy Environments Networks.

Lauren Stein runs Laurentina’s Improv Club, which will host us in the case of rain (51 Kensington). Laurentina’s Improv Club offers drop-in workshops every Monday and Wednesday nights, as well as running performances and other events.

Chris Luckhardt is an entrepreneur (specializing in Drupal, podcasting and photography), founder of Motionblur Media podcast network, and avid guitar enthusiast. He will provide twenty-ish minutes of soothing live acoustic music.

Electro Therapeutic Devices Inc. (ETD) has helped make this event (and other similar events) affordable and accessible through donating some supplies. Thank you!

(Optional post-treatment fun: Now that you’re all relaxed, those who wish can then head over to Laurentina’s Monday Night Magic drop-in improv session, starting at 7 pm.)