Pre-Solstice Water Retreat – Live Webinar – December 12, 2021

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Learning to See in the Dark

What does it take to be healthy in body and spirit at the beginning of a dark time? During pre-solstice, the days are dark and getting darker. If we are looking for a light at the end of the tunnel, we won’t find it, because it isn’t visible right now. It will return later, in the midst of even greater darkness. Right now, learning how to see in the dark, live in the dark, and face the dark are essential skills for our times.

Join us for a day of teachings and practices that help us to find sustenance and strength during the dark times. When we are not afraid of the dark, it has any gifts to give us: wisdom, power, and the secrets of death and rebirth.

A New Online Experience

This teleconference will be like no other that you have taken. We will use a variety of gentle yet effective online health and hygiene measures to create a Group Heart that will be nourishing, palpably connected, and rich with transmission.


What people are saying about working with Thea online: “The main thing I was most struck by after a 3-4 hour practice with Thea was how energized and full I felt; I was ready to keep going when it ended.  It was the exact opposite of how I’ve felt after many 1-hour Zoom calls at work.”

– David S.

“I have never met a more gifted teacher. Thea embodies the herbs and formulas in such a beautiful and heartfelt way, that what would otherwise be mere information becomes a living immediate experience for the student. Don’t blink or you’ll miss something intensely wonderful and unique.”

– Ki Ennes, M.Ac., L.Ac.

About Thea

Thea Elijah, LAc, has been a student of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for over 30 years. She is the former director of the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at Tai Sophia Institute and the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture. She has apprenticed and studied with some of the most influential Chinese medicine teachers in the West. Thea is also a Muqaddam of the Shadhuliyyah Sufi Order.

Perennial Medicine and Anti-Racism

At Perennial Medicine, all classes are taught from an anti-racist healing perspective. Our classes are not just informative but also experiential, and it is our ongoing intention to nurture a capacity for active anti-racist healing space in all of our work. We call upon everyone to be willing to explore the possibility of safety beyond our comfort zone, as we navigate the skills necessary to be able to truly “be here” for each other in Group Heart.


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