Aromatherapy Gong Wash: A Sound Journey with Essential Oils
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Aromatherapy Gong Wash: A Sound Journey with Essential Oils

Combining the benefits of plant essence and Vibration Therapy, this experience will take you on a journey through your senses into deep relaxation and introspection.

Be transported with the sacred sounds of the flute, bells, singing bowls, handpan, drums, and Gong as you journey through tones, frequencies, and live sound healing. This immersive and meditative journey is designed to clear the energetic and physical body while bringing harmony to the system. Be immersed through this transient trans-formative auditory and vibrational trip that can facilitate a cleansing, clearing, calming and energizing effect.

The powerful Gong serves as a facilitator to break up emotional, physiological and spiritual blockages. Featuring 2 Unique and complimentary gongs. The "Sun Gong" specifically tuned to the vibration frequency of the Sun and is associated with the OM tone. It has been revered by Hindus since ancient times that the sun is manifestation of the Om which gives life and vibrates its healing and life giving frequency. Paired with the “Atlantis Gong”, they both carry deep full bodied sounds that can conjure up emotional depth, creating sensations with deep body effects followed by sweet harmonic overtones that echo through the nervous system like waves. This ringing feels like gentle vibration washing through your body. The Atlantis gong vibrates healing frequency that stimulates: Emotional Balance, Clear Energetic Blockages, and Heighten Intuitive Connection. Be immersed in this tantalizing sound bath, wash away negative blockages, transform through the intensity and be reborn through the Journey.

This journey through the Vibrations and the senses combines: Sound Healing Therapy, Brain Entrainment, ASMR, and a variety of instruments to create a safe and intention based environment for mind space exploration, energy release, and channeling of inspiration.


About our Facilitator
Simon Jay aka "Shaman Jay", is the founder of the Harmonic Waves Healing Accredited Certification Program. He is also a certified Solar Spectrum sound healing facilitator and vibration therapy instructor. Using vibrations as a therapeutic tool, Jay travels and facilitates live sound journeys and gong washes. He is a multifaceted and talented artist, a painter of visionary art, and a musician with over 10 years of experience. Native to the Philippines, Jay came to America to master a variety of healing arts such as: energy healing, crystal therapy, sound therapy, aromatherapy and is a Reiki Master Teacher. His passion working with music and sound healing therapy have led him to work with numerous cultural and wellness centers, yoga studios, and holistic healing spaces throughout the Chicagoland area. A student of the Chicago Shaolin Temple, he also leads qi gong/tai chi classes. He has lead various healing modality workshops, mindful events, and conscious community events. He has performed at various festivals and have been welcomed as a featured presenter at the Pagan Spirit Gathering, the biggest pagan festival in the midwest, USA.

Admission: $30 Pre-Register / $35 Same Day

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Sildance/Acrodanza Fundraiser
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Sildance/Acrodanza Fundraiser

Leyendas y Realidades premieres June 21 at Links Hall constellation as part of Silvita’s Co-mission Artists fellowship! We are super excited! And we have been invited to perform this work in Chile January 2020! “Leyendas y Realidades” Yoga Party-Fundraiser will help us to buy flights to tour in Chile January 2020.

Come and get your Yoga practice, enjoy live music and delicious Mexican food, support art and help Sildance/AcroDanza to fly to Chile!!!

The yoga party will start with an hour of Vinyasa yoga led by Silvita with Live music by Wiebe Dirk which will transition into a short partner yoga session and will finish with a restorative yoga session led by Tess Collins. After yoga practice we will have delicious Mexican food, drinks, more awesome music by DJ Gargantulung and silent auction. Come, practice, have delicious food and drink and support Art.

“Leyendas” is based on legendary and historical characters from the fall of the Aztec empire and Mesoamerica by the Spanish which gave birth to Mexico Mestizo; Mexico Moderno. “Leyendas y Realidades” will premiere June 21 and run for two weekends at Links Hall dates: 21, 23, 27 and 29.

Fly us to Chile - Join us at ShivaShack!

Tickets/Suggested Donation $40.

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Meet Your Spirit Power Animal Shamanic Healing Workshop
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Meet Your Spirit Power Animal Shamanic Healing Workshop

Shamanic Spirit Journey –You will: Embark on a journey to the spirit world in this drum guided meditation. Experience the ways of shamans and medicine men from all over the world, and how they communicate with their spirit guides. Learn how to communicate with your power animal and connect to the spirit world, and how to bridge this information back to your everyday life. Understand the wisdom and medicine of your totem guides.

Shape-shifting, Transmutation, and Transfiguration
Metamorphosis is a strong impetus for growth, it aids us in changing ourselves, our perceptions of the world and our relationship with the world. When working with animal spirits and energies, it is possible to consciously employ metamorphosis in the form of shape-shifting. Shape-shifting can be magically understood as being the ability to change and shift the thoughts and perceptions we usually inhabit. Through the processes of inviting the spirit energy to become a part of us, we shift and change our own understanding.

Hosted by Simon Jay, Shamanic Healing Workshop is a series focusing on healing the mind, body & spirit. By developing our inherent healing abilities, awareness to the world around us, participation in our co-creative manifestation, we bridge a stronger bond of connection to source and spirit world. This class will focus on learning about Shamanic techniques and how to implement them into your own healing practices.

About Shaman Jay:

Native to the Philippines, Simon Jay a.k.a. “Shaman Jay” was raised and taught by his grandmother who was a “Hilot/Babaylan” meaning she was the family/community healer, elder sage and soothsayer. Jay came to America to master energy healing, crystals, sound therapy, Reiki, and aromatherapy. His specialty is working with shamanic healing and ceremonies. Today Jay is a painter of visionary art and a sound healing musician/therapist with over 10 years of musical experience. He is a student of the Chicago Shaolin Temple and leads qi gong/tai chi classes.

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Rich Gonshak April 26-28 Workshop Series at Pulsation Yoga: Introduction to Hatha Yoga
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Rich Gonshak April 26-28 Workshop Series at Pulsation Yoga: Introduction to Hatha Yoga

Join Rich in this series of workshops at Pulsation Yoga as we undertake transmuting basic and intermediate postures into insightful sources of knowledge of the works of our physical body and energy system.

Friday, Apr 26: 6-8pm, Forward Folds & Twists

Forward folding can be uncomfortable if you are very stiff. It may also not feel sensational at all if the practitioner is flexible. We will explore the tools (i.e. bandhas) to perform safe forward folding for all levels of stiffness. Once the lower half of the body has been grounded, we will electrify the spine with basic therapeutic twists.

Saturday, Apr 27: 10.30am-12.30pm, Hips with arm balances & inversions

Inversions are what makes yoga unique to physical fitness culture. Down dog, upward facing bow, even child's pose are there to prepare us for being comfortable upside down. Before we start standing on our heads, forearms and hands, we will first examine hip mobility and play with how it relates to arm balancing.

Saturday, Apr 27: 3-5pm, Adjustments Clinic

Adjustments focus on the art of assisting students through their yoga practice. This clinic is intended for deepening your personal practice or teaching. We will practice using breath, bodyweight, touch and feel. Rich is excited to share some of his favorite tricks of the trade. Bring an open mind and your favorite (and not so favorite) poses you'd like to work on.

Sunday, Apr 28: 10.30am-12.30pm, Back Bends & Shoulder Therapeutics

Our final practice will focus on how to move from belly backbends all the way up to full backbends on your back (also some fun stuff in between). After, we will learn some basic ways to develop healthier shoulders and upper thoracic spine mobility.

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Cacao Ceremony, Meditation & Pranayama with Daniel Domoleczny
Apr
20
2:30 PM14:30

Cacao Ceremony, Meditation & Pranayama with Daniel Domoleczny

Warm chocolate...? Yes please! And on April 20th? It was meant to be!

Did you know the health benefits of raw, organic cacao? It has 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries, the highest plant-based source of iron and magnesium (the most deficient mineral in the western world), more calcium than cows milk and is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant! Right, it's chocolate.

This special evening honors the cacao bean. This ceremonial grade cacao is made into a warm hot chocolate drink releasing one of the main active ingredients, Theobromine. Theo-broma literally translates as 'God-Food' and potentiates the release of dopamine (the ‘pleasure’ hormone). This, alongside phenethylamine, are known to help release stress and depression from the body creating heightened sensation and empathy.

Join us for this combination of guided meditation and Breathwork (Pranayama) with cacao. The heart softening quality of the cacao fueled with conscious Breathwork make for a wonderfully powerful experience! After having drunk a warm cup of ceremonial grade cacao to aid in your meditation enjoy healing instruments such as singing bowls, Native American Flutes, mantra and more. We hope to see you there!

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Intro to Shamanism, Trance Journey Work, and the 7 Sacred Spirit Directions
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Shamanism, Trance Journey Work, and the 7 Sacred Spirit Directions

Hosted by Shaman Jay, Shamanic Healing Workshop is a series focusing on healing the mind, body & spirit. By developing our inherent healing abilities, awareness to the world around us, participation in our co-creative manifestation, we bridge a stronger bond of connection to source and spirit world. This class will focus on learning about Shamanic techniques and how to implement them into your own healing practices.

We will be learning the 7 Sacred Directions, a very crucial part in most spiritual practice and ceremonies (commonly shared by all shamanic, esoteric, magical, pagan, and even religious practices) What are they? and how do they pertain to your everyday life?

We will explore the different meanings associated with the 4 elements (fire, air, water, earth) tied to each direction and have different meanings in different cultures. Peeling each layer that explains the physical material, emotional, will/spirit/drive, and mental/expression. Furthermore, we will also learn the meaning of above, below, and center, as well as the association with divine masculine, divine feminine, and the great mystery in the center which encompasses space and time.

By the end of the class you will have a better understanding of these 7 archetypes and learn how to  call and use them in ceremonies which can be used to invite or banish spirits or clear the energy of the room to be prepared for a ceremony, meditation or shamanic journeying

Admission:
$25 - early registration (ends on April 17)
$30 - regular admission (April 18 - 19)

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The Art of Yoga: Movement Meditation Pattern + Color with Jessica Knochel
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Art of Yoga: Movement Meditation Pattern + Color with Jessica Knochel

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Transform your yoga practice from black + white into C O L O R!
Experience this unique mix of traditional and creative yoga, meditation and art exploration.

In this 3-part workshop you will:
1. Bust through creativity blocks with yoga
2. Explore your inner canvas through guided meditation
3. Mark your intentions on a colorful group mural

Plus! You’ll gain the tools to continue to know and develop your inner artist!

$30 per person, $50 buddy pass

If you are seeking connection to yourself, a friendly yoga community and/or a fun and creative artistic outlet, this event is for you. No previous yoga, art or meditation experience needed. All yoga, meditation and art materials needed will be provided.
Brighten your inner creative spark — bask in the light of others — and watch how the collective energy supports you and your endeavors!

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Partners Yoga & Sound Immersion with Bridget and Daniel
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Partners Yoga & Sound Immersion with Bridget and Daniel

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Yoga: “Yoke” or “Unity”, the coming together of conscious breath and movement.  Partners yoga is the conscious union of two individuals working together to find strength and flexibility.

In this workshop, partners will find synchronous movement and breath; assisting each other in individual poses and working together in partner poses. 

After 60 minutes of playful touch and movement, partners will be joined in a restorative posture while Bridget and Daniel provide a healing sound immersion.  Partners will leave feeling more intimately connected physically and emotionally!

$35/couple

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Eve of Alchemy: Yoga Nidra with Crystal Singing Bowls
Mar
3
6:30 PM18:30

Eve of Alchemy: Yoga Nidra with Crystal Singing Bowls

Enter deep relaxation as you are guided through Yoga Nidra “Conscious Sleep”. Simply lay comfortably on your back or seated, and you will be guided through varying breathing, body awareness and relaxation techniques to progressively enter a deeply relaxed awareness. In this meditative state, it is easy to disengage from negative mental talk and detach from unconscious habit patterns that may be limiting your life. While in this relaxed state you may choose to receive Reiki, an ancient energetic healing technique used to balance your energy, opening any emotional or spiritual energetic blocks.

Seal the experience and wash away that which no longer serves you through the beautiful healing sounds of crystal singing bowls to restore your body, mind and spirit bringing a renewed sense of self. There will be time to share heartfelt insights and experiences to close the experience.

$30, Pre-Registration is suggested as space is limited

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Essential Healing: Merging Science, Nature and Yoga for Self-Restoration with Andrew & Molly
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Essential Healing: Merging Science, Nature and Yoga for Self-Restoration with Andrew & Molly

Join us for a one of a kind experience combining the healing wonders of Reishi mushrooms, CBD oil, MCT oil and other plant compounds with Yoga, Breath work and meditation.

Learn about the science behind some of the most researched natural compounds that can promote reductions in inflammation and your bodies own innate ability to heal itself.

Learn about the parasympathetic nervous system and how yoga, breath work, and meditation can help activate it.

Then experience how combining these together can promote overall wellbeing!

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Partners Yoga & Sound Immersion with Bridget and Daniel
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Partners Yoga & Sound Immersion with Bridget and Daniel

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Yoga: “Yoke” or “Unity”, the coming together of conscious breath and movement.  Partners yoga is the conscious union of two individuals working together to find strength and flexibility.

In this workshop, partners will find synchronous movement and breath; assisting each other in individual poses and working together in partner poses. 

After 60 minutes of playful touch and movement, partners will be joined in a restorative posture while Bridget and Daniel provide a healing sound immersion.  Partners will leave feeling more intimately connected physically and emotionally!

$35/couple

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Heart Symphony: Handpan & Cacao Ceremony Sound Healing with Shaman Jay
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Heart Symphony: Handpan & Cacao Ceremony Sound Healing with Shaman Jay

Join us in this magical evening as we nurture and empower our heart center in this ceremony with healing tones and soothing music. Featuring the Om Singing bowl and handpan that are both tuned to the earth and our heart center, we will bathe in the soundscapes to heal, energize, and open up our heart chakra.

Cacao as medicine is known for its heart opening properties and has been used in ceremonies with roots to Mayan Culture as means to commune and communicate with the Gods. Cacao when used intentionally and ceremonially can allow us to open our hearts and facilitate release of emotions, connect with different aspect of ourselves and give way for inspiration that may come from our inner self, our spirit guides, ancestors, or divine beings.

The "Sun Gong" specifically tuned to the vibration frequency of the Sun and is associated with the OM tone.It has been revered by Hindus since ancient times that the sun is manifestation of the Om which gives life and vibrates its healing and life giving frequency. This ringing feels like gentle vibration washing through your body. The gong vibrates healing frequency that stimulates: Emotional Balance, Clear Energetic Blockages, and Heighten Intuitive Connection. Be immersed in this tantalizing sound bath, wash away negative blockages, transform through the intensity and be reborn through the Journey.

About Shaman Jay:
Native to the Philippines, Simon Jay a.k.a. “Shaman Jay” was raised and taught by his grandmother who was a “Hilot/Babaylan” meaning she was the family/community healer, elder sage and soothsayer. Jay came to America to master energy healing, crystals, sound therapy, Reiki, and aromatherapy. His specialty is working with shamanic healing and ceremonies. Today Jay is a painter of visionary art and a sound healing musician/therapist with over 10 years of musical experience.

You are welcome to bring your own Yoga mat, Blanket and Pillow. Part of our event is a journey meditation, and it is best to be at your most comfortable state to let go of your body all the way and let the soundscapes carry your consciousness.

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Intro to Yoga - Four Week Series in February with Christy DePue
Feb
5
to Feb 26

Intro to Yoga - Four Week Series in February with Christy DePue

Start your yoga practice in a safe and informed way with this in-depth four week breakdown. Each week will tackle a different set of postures to help you slowly build your confidence and understanding of yoga. This workshop is open to all ages and skill levels. If you have been wanting to try yoga but are intimidated, or you are new to yoga and looking to learn some fundamentals, this workshop is for you. 

Week 1 (Feb 5) - Breathing, Sun Salutations and Connecting to Your Core

Week 2 (Feb 12) - Bringing awareness to the feet, hips and legs with Standing Poses and Balance

Week 3 (Feb 19) - Bringing awareness to the spine and back body with Twists, Back Bends and Seated Poses 

Week 4 (Feb 26) - Preparation for class with review and linking of poses. PLUS a closer look at Downward Facing Dog

Attend all four weeks for an immersive full body experience for $80 or sign up for an individual class for $25.

*Minimum of 4 participants for workshop series

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Intro to Yoga - Four Week Series in January with Rich Gonshak
Jan
8
to Jan 29

Intro to Yoga - Four Week Series in January with Rich Gonshak

New to Yoga? This is your chance to learn the inner workings of your own practice. Attend all four weeks for $80 or sign up for an individual class for $25. 

Every Tuesday in January, 7.30-8.45pm:

Week 1 (January 8) - Tool Shed: Breathwork, Energy Locks, Dristi, Sun Salutations A & B
Week 2 (January 15)- Forming the Foundation: Standing Poses
Week 3 (January 22)- Do the Dance, Do the Yoga: Transitions
Week 4 (January 29)- Lights, Camera, Karma: Review, Finishing Poses and Moving into Stillness

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New Year Energy Vibration Cleanse: Gong Wash & Handpan Concert with Shaman Jay
Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

New Year Energy Vibration Cleanse: Gong Wash & Handpan Concert with Shaman Jay

Ride the waves of soothing melodic tones of the handpan. Be cleansed and get energized with powerful vibrations of the Gong. We will ring in the New year with the sacred tones of the Om singing bowl as we set our intentions for the coming year.

This journey through the Vibrations and the senses combines: Sound Healing Therapy, Brain Entrainment, ASMR, and a variety of instruments to create a safe and intention based environment for mind space exploration, energy release, and channeling of inspiration.

Be transported with the sacred sounds of the flute, bells, singing bowls, handpan, drums, and Gong as you journey through tones, frequencies, and live sound healing. This immersive and meditative journey is designed to clear the energetic and physical body while bringing harmony to the system. Be immersed through this transient trans-formative auditory and vibrational trip that can facilitate a cleansing, clearing, calming and energizing effect.

The powerful Gong serves as a facilitator to break up emotional, physiological and spiritual blockages. Featuring 2 Unique and complimentary gongs. The "Sun Gong" specifically tuned to the vibration frequency of the Sun and is associated with the OM tone. It has been revered by Hindus since ancient times that the sun is manifestation of the Om which gives life and vibrates its healing and life giving frequency. Paired with the “Atlantis Gong”, they both carry deep full bodied sounds that can conjure up emotional depth, creating sensations with deep body effects followed by sweet harmonic overtones that echoes through the nervous system like waves. This ringing feels like gentle vibration washing through your body. The Atlantis gong vibrates healing frequency that stimulates: Emotional Balance, Clear Energetic Blockages, and Heighten Intuitive Connection. Be immersed in this tantalizing sound bath, wash away negative blockages, transform through the intensity and be reborn through the Journey.


About Shaman Jay:
Native to the Philippines, Simon Jay a.k.a. “Shaman Jay” was raised and taught by his grandmother who was a “Hilot/Babaylan” meaning she was the family/community healer, elder sage and soothsayer. Jay came to America to master energy healing, crystals, sound therapy, Reiki, and aromatherapy. His specialty is working with shamanic healing and ceremonies. Today Jay is a painter of visionary art and a sound healing musician/therapist with over 10 years of musical experience. He is a student of the Chicago Shaolin Temple and leads qi gong/tai chi classes.

Admission: $30 online pre-register / $35 regular admission

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Reboot your health & feed your internal power: Nutrition Seminar with Kristen DeAngelis RD LD RYT
Jan
5
2:30 PM14:30

Reboot your health & feed your internal power: Nutrition Seminar with Kristen DeAngelis RD LD RYT

Looking to lose weight after the holidays? Struggling with sugar cravings, low energy, fatigue, hormone imbalances, GI issues? Looking to actually UNDERSTAND your body once and for all? Let’s dive into using food as medicine, because at the end of the day, You are what you eat, digest, absorb, and do or do not detoxify.

Let’s gain a better understanding on how to eat whole, real foods in a sustainable way! Kristen DeAngelis, Registered Dietitian in Functional Medicine, Yoga Teacher, and holistic practitioner is here to show you how to feed your internal power to fire up your metabolism, fuel your body and address the basis of hormone imbalances, sugar cravings, & weight loss resistance.

Kristen’s 3 Step Strategy will help you to:

  • Understand HOW your body works (getting to the ROOT cause!!)

  • Get ACTION STEPS with specific Food Pairing Guidelines to REBOOT your meals

  • Learn Nutrient Timing for a healthy metabolism

  • Utilize a Food is Medicine approach

  • HEAL your relationship with food

  • BONUS: FREE SMOOTHIE DEMO + SAMPLES!!!

Kristen DeAngelis, RD, LD, RYT

Former Personal Dietitian for Celebrity Joe Cross, of the hit documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, has worked with hundreds of individuals around the world to regain their health, lost weight, address major GI issues, allergies and hormone imbalances. Kristen currently works with clients both virtually and in the Chicago.

S: @KDwellness W: www.KristenDeAngelisWellness.com

Pricing

$15 FOR UNLIMITED MEMBERS

$20 PRE-REGISTER BEFORE 12/15

$25 AFTER 12/16

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New Year's Eve Yoga Mala: 108 Sun Salutations
Dec
31
6:00 PM18:00

New Year's Eve Yoga Mala: 108 Sun Salutations

The sun salute is a practice of worshipping the sun each and every new morning. It also is a way to celebrate life events and the solstices.
Yoga Mala is a set of 108 Sun Salutations. We are celebrating the winter solstice with a Yoga Mala: a set of 108 Sun Salutations, divided up into 4 segments. Each with a break and offers modifications.
Come do 108, 54, 27, it doesn't matter. Please join us in celebrating the old year and embrace the New Year. Namaste

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Reflect, Release and Renew with Molly Anderson
Dec
30
2:00 PM14:00

Reflect, Release and Renew with Molly Anderson

Join us for a class where we will Reflect on the past year, Release that which no longer serves us. Give gratitude for all the things we have learned along the way. We will set our intention welcoming all blessings and opportunities for the future. Moving into 2019 with an open heart and a clear mind.

Class includes an Asana practice to help break through the barriers that keep us stuck in old patterns. A smudging ceremony to clear past energies. Releasing old habits and creating a clear vision for the future.

$25 per person

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Akashic Gong Wash: A Sound Healing Journey To The Souls Records
Nov
24
6:30 PM18:30

Akashic Gong Wash: A Sound Healing Journey To The Souls Records

The Akashic records are a compendium of all human events, thoughts, words, emotions, and intent ever to have occurred in the past, present, or future. The Akashic records contain information about your soul journey and mission in this lifetime and what energy you have come to learn and leave behind in the physical world. It also contains information about your life on earth, the people you are destined to meet and the lifestyle you are destined to create for yourself.An Akashic Record session will open your heart towards increased self-love, provide the answers that you have been seeking, bring you into intuitive contact with your past lives or inner child, refresh your energy, and even work to heal your physical, mental, and emotional self.

Be transported with the sacred sounds of the flute, bells, singing bowls, handpan, drums, and Gong as you journey through tones, frequencies, and live sound healing. This immersive and meditative journey is designed to clear the energetic and physical body while bringing harmony to the system. Be immersed through this transient trans-formative auditory and vibrational exprerience that can facilitate a cleansing, clearing, calming and energizing effect.

About the Akashic Records:
The Akashic Records are believed to be a vibrational imprint of a souls past, present and future possibilities. Also known as the Book of Records or the Book of Life, the Akashic Records have been referenced in all of the major religions of the world. They are said to be accessed from beyond the causal realm, foregoing karmic contracts and entanglements, giving a wide view informed by deep love, compassion and understanding for the human experience and the journey of the soul.

The powerful Gong serves as a facilitator to break up emotional, physiological and spiritual blockages. Featuring 2 Unique and complimentary gongs. The "Sun Gong" specifically tuned to the vibration frequency of the Sun and is associated with the OM tone. It has been revered by Hindus since ancient times that the sun is manifestation of the Om which gives life and vibrates its healing and life giving frequency. Paired with the “Atlantis Gong”, they both carry deep full bodied sounds that can conjure up emotional depth, creating sensations with deep body effects followed by sweet harmonic overtones that echoes through the nervous system like waves. This ringing feels like gentle vibration washing through your body. The Atlantis gong vibrates healing frequency that stimulates: Emotional Balance, Clear Energetic Blockages, and Heighten Intuitive Connection. Be immersed in this tantalizing sound bath, wash away negative blockages, transform through the intensity and be reborn through the Journey.

This journey through the Vibrations and the senses combines: Sound Healing Therapy, Brain Entrainment, ASMR, and a variety of instruments to create a safe and intention based environment for mind space exploration, energy release, and channeling of inspiration.

About Shaman Jay:
Native to the Philippines, Simon Jay a.k.a. “Shaman Jay”was raised and taught by his grandmother who was a “Hilot/Babaylan” meaning she was the family/community healer, elder sage and soothsayer. Jay came to America to master energy healing, crystals, sound therapy, Reiki, and aromatherapy. His specialty is working with shamanic healing and ceremonies. Today Jay is a painter of visionary art and a sound healing musician/therapist with over 10 years of musical experience. He is a student of the Chicago Shaolin Temple and leads qi gong/tai chi classes.

Our Akashic Guide: Christine Zenino
Akashic Love and Light! Christine is an Akashic Record reader, certified Crystal and Reiki practitioner. Using the Akashic Records she helps her clients uncover relevant past lives, heal karmic debts, ties and relationships, and discover their true purpose in life. Aside from doing readings by phone, in-person and at events, she also provides a variety of energy clearing services for crystals, chakras, karmic energy, and homes using sound and a variety of other methods. www. akashicloveandlight.com

This is an immersive journey meditation, and it is best to be at your most comfortable state to let go of your body all the way and let the soundscapes carry your consciousness.

Early bird pricing till 11/22: $30
Regular admission 11/23-11/24: $35

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YOGA WORKSHOP WITH  MOLLY ANDERSON : Unwind the Neck, Shoulders, and Hips
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

YOGA WORKSHOP WITH MOLLY ANDERSON : Unwind the Neck, Shoulders, and Hips

Create freedom and strength in the hips, neck, and shoulders.

Learn to safely unlock tension in these areas created by our daily routines, poor posture, and sedentary lifestyles. Working with targeted pranayama(breathe work) ,and asana ( including inversions, standing poses, including long holds designed to release tension, some vinyasa). Lengthen and strengthen the muscles around these areas creating space in the joints.

Suitable for all levels beginner to advanced, hands on adjustments to help you challenge yourself, and take your practice deeper in a safe, secure space.

$35 per person

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Drumming, Sound Healing, Meditation and Dance with The Sisters of the Four Directions
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Drumming, Sound Healing, Meditation and Dance with The Sisters of the Four Directions

With Open Hearts, The Sisters of the Four Directions invite you to join us for a Shamanic Celebration of Fall!

In Sacred Circle we will ignite and unite our energies through dance,
drumming, sound healing, and meditation while honoring the energies of
the West and the Essence of Maturity, Strength and Passion as well as the Power of the Sunset!

Following the Sacred Circle, we will enjoy community gathering with Cacao

With love and infinite blessings, Kelly, Rasa, Šarune, Regina

$30 pre-registration | $35 regular admission

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Glow in the Dark Scary Poses with Rich
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Glow in the Dark Scary Poses with Rich

It’s that time of the year! Let’s get together for a fun practice that will walk the fine line of your comfort zone. Scary poses doesn’t necessarily mean advanced, this class will be accessible for everyone.

Bonus: Glow in the dark! So, wear your neons and whites for added effect.

$25 regular admission | free for unlimited monthly and annual members

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Working w/ Crystals Healing and Grids: Healing the Luminous Body
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Working w/ Crystals Healing and Grids: Healing the Luminous Body

The power of earth, crystals are one of the oldest and known technology in storing energetic information, healing, and re-tuning our physical body to their proper frequency. Every crystal has its own unique properties and vibrational frequency that affects us and our energetic field differently. In this class we will explore some of the major benefits of crystals and different techniques we can use to incorporate in our energetic healing treatments. We will also learn grounding techniques and how to build a crystal grid in promoting flow of energy, growth, and alignment in our bodies and or space.

The Kundalini and Chakra system is a known and used systems by many different cultures, including Chinese medicine with the Meridians and Shamans of the Amazon describing energetic light centers when they have visionary experiences. While they have different names, the principle and locations of these energetic centers are consistent and an effective way of understanding how our physical health parallels our mental, emotional, and spiritual states. The information is vast, but in this class, we will begin to explore each energetic center and the major associations they have to our health, the planets, sound vibration, light/color spectrum, emotions, organs, and the known treatments associated with them.


About the instructor:
Native to the Philippines, Simon Jay a.k.a. “Shaman Jay” was raised and taught by his grandmother who was a “Hilot/Babaylan” meaning she was the family/community healer, elder sage and soothsayer. Jay came to America to master energy healing, crystals, sound therapy, Reiki, and aromatherapy. His specialty is working with shamanic healing and ceremonies. Today Jay is a painter of visionary art and a sound healing musician/therapist with over 10 years of musical experience. He is a student of the Chicago Shaolin Temple and leads qi gong/tai chi classes.

Early Bird (before 10/18): $25

Regular Admission (10/18-10/19): $30

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Yoga Nidra, Reiki, Alchemy Bowls by Eve of Alchemy
Oct
7
7:30 PM19:30

Yoga Nidra, Reiki, Alchemy Bowls by Eve of Alchemy

Enter deep relaxation as you are guided through Yoga Nidra “Conscious Sleep”. Simply lay comfortably on your back or seated, and you will be guided through varying breathing, body awareness and relaxation techniques to progressively enter a deeply relaxed awareness. In this meditative state, it is easy to disengage from negative mental talk and detach from unconscious habit patterns that may be limiting your life. While in this relaxed state you may choose to receive Reiki, an ancient energetic healing technique used to balance your energy, opening any emotional or spiritual energetic blocks. 

Seal the experience and wash away that which no longer serves you through the beautiful healing sounds of crystal singing bowls to restore your body, mind and spirit bringing a renewed sense of self. There will be time to share heartfelt insights and experiences to close the experience.

$30, Pre-Registration is suggested as space is limited

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Intro to Yoga - Four Week Series in October with Christy DePue
Oct
2
to Oct 23

Intro to Yoga - Four Week Series in October with Christy DePue

Start your yoga practice in a safe and informed way with this in-depth four week breakdown. Each week will tackle a different set of postures to help you slowly build your confidence and understanding of yoga. This workshop is open to all ages and skill levels. If you have been wanting to try yoga but are intimidated, or you are new to yoga and looking to learn some fundamentals, this workshop is for you. 

Week 1 (Oct 2) - Breathing, Sun Salutations and Connecting to Your Core

Week 2 (Oct 9) - Bringing awareness to the feet, hips and legs with Standing Poses and Balance

Week 3 (Oct 16) - Bringing awareness to the spine and back body with Twists, Back Bends and Seated Poses 

Week 4 (Oct 23) - Preparation for class with review and linking of poses. PLUS a closer look at Downward Facing Dog

Attend all four weeks for an immersive full body experience for $80 or sign up for an individual class for $25.

*Minimum of 4 participants for workshop series.

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Feed the tree: Upside Down Tree Pose aka Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand Practice with Rich Gonshak)
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Feed the tree: Upside Down Tree Pose aka Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand Practice with Rich Gonshak)

Come to the Playground for a long overdue offering from Chicago's favorite handstander.

We will explore how to properly stack the body for balance. Then we will focus on some of the opportunities to perform this arm balance through the whole practice.

Learn safety along with tips, tricks and fun preparatory exercises.
You will leave with a better understanding of how athleticism equates with this pose and your practice.

$25 regular admission | free for unlimited monthly and annual members

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