About the Event
Yvonne Wolf will give a short background on the aesthetics of the Japanese gardens. Discover Confucian symbolism expressed in gardens and how they are used to relieve stress and cultivate inner peace. Learn the meanings behind paths, ponds, and pavilions. Yvonne will use examples from the Japanese Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Garden of the Phoenix in Chicago, and more. After attending this presentation, you will have a greater understanding and appreciation of Japanese gardens.
About the Speaker
Yvonne Wolf is an intercultural consultant and founder of Chinese Intercultural, LLC. She speaks on a variety of topics that help to clarify elements of Chinese and East Asian cultures in an accessible and relatable context. Yvonne shares the knowledge and skills she has acquired having lived in four different countries where she became fluent in three languages: (Chinese- Mandarin, English, and Danish.) She has also studied Japanese, Greek,and Spanish. She has worked with organizations and business executives focusing on communication strategies working with Chinese and East Asian partners. Among her many skills is mediating across cultural misunderstandings.