Overcome Anxiety Clinic - 4 Session Series
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Overcome Anxiety Clinic - 4 Session Series

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This clinic is designed for those who suffer from anxiety; Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder and PTSD. Led by Certified Yoga Therapist Kirsten Higgins, M.Ed., C-IAYT, participants will learn and practice self-healing modalities which are effective in reducing the effects of anxiety while also learning techniques to navigate difficult emotional experiences.

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Yoga for Cardiac Health - 6 Week Series -  Fall 2018
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Cardiac Health - 6 Week Series - Fall 2018

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Participants will be led through a 90-minute yoga practice that includes guided relaxation, gentle movement, and breathing exercises.  As the series progresses, more poses will be introduced, as will meditation and other tools for stress management. Yoga props, including chairs, will be available to modify all practices for each participant. Please wear comfortable clothing.

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Ayurvedic Yoga for the Fall Season: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Change
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Ayurvedic Yoga for the Fall Season: Staying Grounded in the Midst of Change

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This seasonal therapeutic workshop will weave in concepts from Ayurveda (the sister-science of yoga) into a yoga asana and meditation practice.You will be briefly introduced to Ayurveda and the doshas, as they relate to the seasons (in particular, our bodies’ relationships to the seasons). Learn how we can stay more in balance during the fall, or the Vata Season. (No previous knowledge of Ayurveda is required.)

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Women’s Insight Circle: Meditation, Reflection, Connection
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Women’s Insight Circle: Meditation, Reflection, Connection

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Facilitator: Erica Bray

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

In this special offering for female-identifying individuals, we’ll create space to pause in a guided meditation, reflect through journaling, then mindfully share and listen -- to find strength in each other and within ourselves.

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Overcome Anxiety Clinic - 4 Session Series
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Overcome Anxiety Clinic - 4 Session Series

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This clinic is designed for those who suffer from anxiety; Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder and PTSD. Led by Certified Yoga Therapist Kirsten Higgins, M.Ed., C-IAYT, participants will learn and practice self-healing modalities which are effective in reducing the effects of anxiety while also learning techniques to navigate difficult emotional experiences.

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Acupuncture + Meditation
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Acupuncture + Meditation

Meditation and acupuncture have the healing capacity to work on the physical, mental and emotional levels – but in combination, the benefits can be even more restorative and energizing. This interactive workshop experience will demystify each with a blend of history and science. Participants will receive light acupuncture in the ears delivered by a licensed acupuncturist before experiencing a guided meditation by a meditation teacher specializing in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Individual aromatherapy will also be offered as a part of the experience. Beginners are welcome.

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Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki

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Facilitated by Liz Mandeville & Jitka Robinson

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

This is a repeating event on every 3rd Thursday of the Month

Treat yourself to a relaxing and healing experience. While lying in a comfortable position on the floor and using an optional eye mask, Liz Mandeville will guide you on a sound journey using crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and other various instruments. Sound baths are meant to facilitate a shift in your brain wave state, so that a deep state of meditation and internal healing can occur. This is perfect for beginning meditators that have not yet learned how to facilitate a shift in brain wave state on their own. More experienced meditators will find their ability to reach a theta state (deep meditation) or even a delta state (where internal healing can occur).

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Yoga + Reiki + Zen Meditation
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

Yoga + Reiki + Zen Meditation

The combination of yoga, Reiki and meditation is great for the mind, body and spirit! All three can help to reduce stress, increase mindfulness, feelings of well-being and inner peace.

If you're a yogi looking to learn a meditation technique or a meditator looking for greater comfort while sitting, this workshop is for you!

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Overcome Anxiety Clinic - 4 Session Series
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Overcome Anxiety Clinic - 4 Session Series

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This clinic is designed for those who suffer from anxiety; Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder and PTSD. Led by Certified Yoga Therapist Kirsten Higgins, M.Ed., C-IAYT, participants will learn and practice self-healing modalities which are effective in reducing the effects of anxiety while also learning techniques to navigate difficult emotional experiences.

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Blindfold Yoga + Meditation
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Blindfold Yoga + Meditation

Facilitator: Erica Bray

Drop In: $16 or use your class package (Classpass and Groupon customers welcome)

Eliminate your sight, and go inside. Deeply. Experience a slow-moving and supportive yoga practice followed by a guided meditation -- all while wearing a blindfold. With your most relied-upon sense removed, it provides a unique opportunity to observe, listen and respond with heightened awareness, cultivating mindfulness in a new way. Some yoga experience recommended.  

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What is the mind-body connection?
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

What is the mind-body connection?

Facilitator: Michelle Grim

Cost: $35 pre-registration / $40 at the door

Your physical body, your emotional self, and your thinking self are all functioning continuously and simultaneously. What affects one affects the other. All of the lessons you will ever learn, through any level of consciousness, depend upon your body. Your physical body is the means through which all of the basic emotions (which provide motivation for growth and behavior) are transmitted, generated, recorded, and replayed. By bringing awareness to the ways in which our minds and bodies continually affect one another, we open to the door to endless learning, choice, and freedom in our lives. Learn how to cultivate embodied health in this interactive workshop.

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Women’s Insight Circle: Meditation, Reflection, Connection
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Women’s Insight Circle: Meditation, Reflection, Connection

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Facilitator: Erica Bray

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

In this special offering for female-identifying individuals, we’ll create space to pause in a guided meditation, reflect through journaling, then mindfully share and listen -- to find strength in each other and within ourselves.

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Overcome Anxiety Clinic - 4 Session Series
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Overcome Anxiety Clinic - 4 Session Series

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This clinic is designed for those who suffer from anxiety; Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder and PTSD. Led by Certified Yoga Therapist Kirsten Higgins, M.Ed., C-IAYT, participants will learn and practice self-healing modalities which are effective in reducing the effects of anxiety while also learning techniques to navigate difficult emotional experiences.

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Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki

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Facilitated by Liz Mandeville & Jitka Robinson

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

This is a repeating event on every 3rd Thursday of the Month

Treat yourself to a relaxing and healing experience. While lying in a comfortable position on the floor and using an optional eye mask, Liz Mandeville will guide you on a sound journey using crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and other various instruments. Sound baths are meant to facilitate a shift in your brain wave state, so that a deep state of meditation and internal healing can occur. This is perfect for beginning meditators that have not yet learned how to facilitate a shift in brain wave state on their own. More experienced meditators will find their ability to reach a theta state (deep meditation) or even a delta state (where internal healing can occur).

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Women’s Insight Circle: Meditation, Reflection, Connection
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Women’s Insight Circle: Meditation, Reflection, Connection

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Facilitator: Erica Bray

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

In this special offering for female-identifying individuals, we’ll create space to pause in a guided meditation, reflect through journaling, then mindfully share and listen -- to find strength in each other and within ourselves.

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Yoga for Back Care Workshop, the Lumbar Spine and Sacrum
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Back Care Workshop, the Lumbar Spine and Sacrum

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Facilitated by Nancy DL Heraty

Cost: $50 pre-registration / $55 at the door

Learn techniques to care for your lower spine, the Lumbar and Sacral area. This workshop will touch on the anatomy of the lower spine and the muscles and tissues that can become imbalanced and over-stressed causing pain.

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Women’s Insight Circle: Meditation, Reflection, Connection
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Women’s Insight Circle: Meditation, Reflection, Connection

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Facilitator: Erica Bray

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

In this special offering for female-identifying individuals, we’ll create space to pause in a guided meditation, reflect through journaling, then mindfully share and listen -- to find strength in each other and within ourselves.

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Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki

Facilitated by Liz Mandeville & Jitka Robinson

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

This is a repeating event on every 3rd Thursday of the Month

Treat yourself to a relaxing and healing experience. While lying in a comfortable position on the floor and using an optional eye mask, Liz Mandeville will guide you on a sound journey using crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and other various instruments. Sound baths are meant to facilitate a shift in your brain wave state, so that a deep state of meditation and internal healing can occur. This is perfect for beginning meditators that have not yet learned how to facilitate a shift in brain wave state on their own. More experienced meditators will find their ability to reach a theta state (deep meditation) or even a delta state (where internal healing can occur).


While being bathed with sound, Jitka Robinson will offer each person a Reiki treatment to enhance their state of relaxation. Reiki is form of energy healing developed in Japan that uses channeled energy from the therapist into the receiver to activate the natural healing processes and facilitate restoration of physical and emotional well-being. Reiki is non-invasive and is becoming more and more popular as a form of alternative healing throughout the world.

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Spring Cleanse
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Cleanse

Facilitator: Jitka Robinson

Cost: $30 pre-registration / $35 at the door

Blossom into your best self this spring season! If you struggle with allergies, weight management, fatigue or lethargy, especially during the spring, then this workshop is for you. Ayurveda is the sister-science of yoga. Ayurvedic expert Jitka Robinson will lead us through nutrition and lifestyle practices for spring. Learn about the essential practices of supporting holistic self-care for a balanced body & mind. Handouts with key information, shopping lists and healthy recipes will be provided.

Format: Lecture, discussion

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Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki
May
10
7:15 PM19:15

Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki

Facilitated by Liz Mandeville & Jitka Robinson

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

This is a repeating event on every 3rd Thursday of the Month

Treat yourself to a relaxing and healing experience. While lying in a comfortable position on the floor and using an optional eye mask, Liz Mandeville will guide you on a sound journey using crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and other various instruments. Sound baths are meant to facilitate a shift in your brain wave state, so that a deep state of meditation and internal healing can occur. This is perfect for beginning meditators that have not yet learned how to facilitate a shift in brain wave state on their own. More experienced meditators will find their ability to reach a theta state (deep meditation) or even a delta state (where internal healing can occur).


While being bathed with sound, Jitka Robinson will offer each person a Reiki treatment to enhance their state of relaxation. Reiki is form of energy healing developed in Japan that uses channeled energy from the therapist into the receiver to activate the natural healing processes and facilitate restoration of physical and emotional well-being. Reiki is non-invasive and is becoming more and more popular as a form of alternative healing throughout the world.

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Free Yoga Class for Mental Health Professionals - April 23rd, 2018
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Free Yoga Class for Mental Health Professionals - April 23rd, 2018

This is a FREE event

Experience a therapeutic yoga class led by Certified Yoga Therapist and owner of Infinity, Kirsten Higgins. Your body will be treated to a gentle and restorative yoga class suited for all; beginners and those healing from an injury or chronic condition are welcome. We will practice breathing techniques for optimal health and for anxiety management. Together, we will learn and experience how yogic techniques can help us and our clients become better self-regulators. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about yoga therapy and network with other mental health professionals if they choose. (There will be NO forced introductions or “icebreakers.”) As specialists & caretakers of the mental/emotional wellbeing of others, it is extremely important that we consistently nourish ourselves. In this workshop, allow yourself to participate in self-care techniques while also acquiring knowledge to share with your clients.

Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. There is a changing room inside the studio.

Arrival 10-15 minutes early is preferred.

Although this event is free, pre-registration is appreciated.

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Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki
Apr
19
7:15 PM19:15

Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki

Facilitated by Liz Mandeville & Jitka Robinson

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

This is a repeating event on every 3rd Thursday of the Month

Treat yourself to a relaxing and healing experience. While lying in a comfortable position on the floor and using an optional eye mask, Liz Mandeville will guide you on a sound journey using crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and other various instruments. Sound baths are meant to facilitate a shift in your brain wave state, so that a deep state of meditation and internal healing can occur. This is perfect for beginning meditators that have not yet learned how to facilitate a shift in brain wave state on their own. More experienced meditators will find their ability to reach a theta state (deep meditation) or even a delta state (where internal healing can occur).


While being bathed with sound, Jitka Robinson will offer each person a Reiki treatment to enhance their state of relaxation. Reiki is form of energy healing developed in Japan that uses channeled energy from the therapist into the receiver to activate the natural healing processes and facilitate restoration of physical and emotional well-being. Reiki is non-invasive and is becoming more and more popular as a form of alternative healing throughout the world.

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Yoga for Back Care Workshop, the Cervical and Thoracic Spine
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Back Care Workshop, the Cervical and Thoracic Spine

Facilitated by Nancy DL Heraty

Cost: $50 pre-registration / $55 at the door

Learn techniques to care for your neck and upper back. This workshop will touch on the anatomy of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine and the muscles and tissues that can become imbalanced and overstressed causing neck and upper back pain. I will address disorders such as general upper back and neck pain, cervical compression, cervical flattening, hyper-kyphosis, shoulder pain, nerve pain, compressed or herniated discs, and teach poses that will address and relieve the pain from these conditions. Come away with one of DL’s amazing home practice manuals!

This workshop is appropriate for students with some basic yoga experience, in generally good condition, and who can get up and down off the floor with little assistance.

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iRest Yoga Nidra for Healing
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

iRest Yoga Nidra for Healing

Facilitated by Dr. Catherine Lewan

Cost: $50 pre-registration

Join Catherine to explore integrative restoration (iRest) yoga nidra as a tool for healing. iRest has been shown in clinical trials to reduce symptoms of chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and insomnia.

Catherine will highlight relevant scientific theory and research and how it can be applied to facilitate neuroplasticity, resilience, and recovery from trauma. A guided practice of iRest will follow, with participants assuming a comfortable restorative pose that is conducive to self-inquiry and relaxation.

Participants will receive a link to an audio recording of the guided iRest session so that they can continue this healing practice on their own. No yoga or meditation experience is required, all are welcome.

Registered yoga teachers may earn Yoga Alliance continuing education and gain valuable skills for working with students who have symptoms of chronic pain or trauma.

Catherine Lewan, PT, DPT, E-RYT, C-IAYT is a licensed physical therapist and certified yoga therapist with more than 20 years experience teaching mind-body practices. She holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy sees individual clients at Chicago Physical Therapists in Ravenswood, where she specializes in a biopsychosocial and trauma-informed approach to chronic pain, dysautonomia, women’s health, and pelvic floor. Catherine completed Level 1 iRest Teacher Training finds it to be an accessible and awe-inspiring compliment to the process of recovery and support of health and wholeness.

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Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki
Mar
15
7:15 PM19:15

Sound Bath Meditation & Reiki

Facilitated by Liz Mandeville & Jitka Robinson

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

This is a repeating event on every 3rd Thursday of the Month

Treat yourself to a relaxing and healing experience. While lying in a comfortable position on the floor and using an optional eye mask, Liz Mandeville will guide you on a sound journey using crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and other various instruments. Sound baths are meant to facilitate a shift in your brain wave state, so that a deep state of meditation and internal healing can occur. This is perfect for beginning meditators that have not yet learned how to facilitate a shift in brain wave state on their own. More experienced meditators will find their ability to reach a theta state (deep meditation) or even a delta state (where internal healing can occur).


While being bathed with sound, Jitka Robinson will offer each person a Reiki treatment to enhance their state of relaxation. Reiki is form of energy healing developed in Japan that uses channeled energy from the therapist into the receiver to activate the natural healing processes and facilitate restoration of physical and emotional well-being. Reiki is non-invasive and is becoming more and more popular as a form of alternative healing throughout the world.

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Yoga for Back Care Workshop
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Back Care Workshop

Facilitated by Nancy DL Heraty

Cost: $50 pre-registration / $55 at the door

Learn techniques to care for your spine. This workshop will touch on the anatomy of the spine and the muscles and tissues that can become imbalanced and overstressed causing back pain. I will address disorders such as general low back strain, disc herniation and compression, stenosis, spondylolesthesis, hyper-kyphosis and hyper lordosis, neck pain, nerve pain, and teach poses that will address and relieve the pain from these conditions. Come away with one of DL’s amazing home practice manuals!

This workshop is appropriate for students with some basic yoga experience, in generally good condition, and who can get up and down off the floor with  little assistance.

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Low Back Care Workshop
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Low Back Care Workshop

Facilitated by Erin Walsh

Cost:               $40 in advance / $45 at the door

Location:        53 W. Jackson Blvd STE 362, Chicago IL 60604

This class is based on the two largest, most definitive and highly successful studies utilizing Yoga Therapy for the treatment of chronic lower back pain funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Viniyoga Therapy is a safe and effective treatment protocol for mild to moderate low back pain. This class is for everyone, it is a gentle form of yoga with a strong focus on strengthening and stabilizing the low back, individual adaptation, breath development and reflection.

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Free Yoga Class for Mental Health Professionals - February 18th, 2018
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Free Yoga Class for Mental Health Professionals - February 18th, 2018

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Experience a therapeutic yoga class led by Certified Yoga Therapist Whitney Pasch. Your body will be treated to a gentle and restorative yoga class suited for all; beginners and those healing from an injury or chronic condition are welcome. We will practice breathing techniques for optimal health and for anxiety management. Together, we will learn and experience how yogic techniques can help us and our clients become better self-regulators. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about yoga therapy and network with other mental health professionals if they choose. (There will be NO forced introductions or “icebreakers.”) As specialists & caretakers of the mental/emotional wellbeing of others, it is extremely important that we consistently nourish ourselves. In this workshop, allow yourself to participate in self-care techniques while also acquiring knowledge to share with your clients.

Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. There is a changing room inside the studio.

Arrival 10-15 minutes early is preferred.

Although this event is free, pre-registration is appreciated.

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The Art of Self Healing
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

The Art of Self Healing

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Facilitated by  Jitka Robinson   

Cost: $35 pre-registration / $40 at the door

In this workshop we will learn about the body-mind connection, and how timeless Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga can be used to cultivate a sense of inner peace, well-being, energy, immunity and balance in our modern busy lives.

We will explore holistic nutrition, lifestyle, yoga postures, breathing practices and more tools to manage symptoms associated with the cold and dark season, such as low energy, disturbed sleep, weight gain, fear, lack of motivation, anxiety and depression.

You will gain understanding of your body and mind symptoms from Ayurvedic perspective and will get equipped with practical methods to help you flow with ease and navigate the season’s most challenging, heavy days. 

This workshop is suitable for all levels of students.

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Sound Bath/Reiki
Feb
15
7:15 PM19:15

Sound Bath/Reiki

Facilitated by Liz Mandeville & Jitka Robinson

Cost: $25 pre-registration / $30 at the door

This is a repeating event on every 3rd Thursday of the Month

Treat yourself to a relaxing and healing experience. While lying in a comfortable position on the floor and using an optional eye mask, Liz Mandeville will guide you on a sound journey using crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drumming, and other various instruments. Sound baths are meant to facilitate a shift in your brain wave state, so that a deep state of meditation and internal healing can occur. This is perfect for beginning meditators that have not yet learned how to facilitate a shift in brain wave state on their own. More experienced meditators will find their ability to reach a theta state (deep meditation) or even a delta state (where internal healing can occur).


While being bathed with sound, Jitka Robinson will offer each person a Reiki treatment to enhance their state of relaxation. Reiki is form of energy healing developed in Japan that uses channeled energy from the therapist into the receiver to activate the natural healing processes and facilitate restoration of physical and emotional well-being. Reiki is non-invasive and is becoming more and more popular as a form of alternative healing throughout the world.

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Partner Yoga & Thai Massage
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Partner Yoga & Thai Massage

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Facilitated by Catherine Gruschow & Carlos Chavez

Cost:               $40 for Individual / $70 for couple

Location:        53 W. Jackson Blvd STE 362, Chicago IL 60604

In this workshop, Catherine and Carlos will guide you through a fun, playful, and relaxing partner yoga and Thai massage sequence. Find deeper stretches and greater sensitivity to balance. Cultivate communication and connection. Following practice, enjoy an array of tasty desserts.

No prior yoga or massage experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes.

Space is limited, register in advance.

Partner yoga can be practiced not just by those that are romantically involved, but by friends, acquaintances, or strangers. It's mutually beneficial for both people. Both partners are fully engaged in their own experience and work together supporting one another. Partner yoga is for anyone interested in improving fitness, releasing tension, strengthening relationships, and having a good time.

Thai massage is one of the oldest healing arts. It is performed on a soft floor mat. Receivers are fully clothed and no oil is used. Tight joints are opened, energy flows freely, and breathing is enhanced. A meditative state becomes part of the process, as both giver and receiver focus on breath and intention.

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Nutrition as Prana
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Nutrition as Prana

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Facilitated by Erin Walsh

Cost: $35 pre-registration / $40 at door

Prana is Sanskrit for Vitality, Energy, Life Force, Breath, Spirit, Movement, That Which Animates Us.  Prana is the life force in all living things. Prana is vital for energy and for the  best possible health. Prana has many levels of meaning, from the physical breath to the energy of consciousness itself. Prana is not only the basic life-force, it is the original creative power. It is the master form of all energy working at every level of our being; the entire universe is a manifestation of Prana. When we live in our optimal health, energy comes from within and external substances, such as sugar, caffeine, drugs and adrenaline rushes to artificially stimulate energy are not needed. We are in perfect balance, not overstimulated, nor fatigued. Everything effects our Vital Energy from the foods we eat and how much, to stress, work, relationships, sleep, activities, and how we use our energy, to how inspired and creative we are. All areas of your life are connected and affect your health as a whole.

In the human body, there are 5 Prana currents of energy or “forces of the air”, which affect our physiological functioning.  The Pancha Vayu-s are:  Prana, Apana, Vyana, Udana and Samana.  The physiological processes in the body (respiration, circulation, digestion, elimination, reproduction, immunity, etc.) are regulated by one or more vayus.  We can access our physiology through the vayus.

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Intro to Ayurveda
Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Ayurveda

Facilitated by Jitka Robinson

Cost:               $40 pre-registration / $45 at door

Location:        53 W. Jackson Blvd STE 362, Chicago IL 60604

Ayurveda and Yoga are inseparable sisters complementing one another in a perfect harmony. These two ancient traditions have been practiced for more than 5,000 years. The daily self-care practices of Ayurveda were designed to support those in seeking the path of yoga.

Ayurveda also known as the "science of life" offers holistic methods of healing which are based on lifestyle, diet, medicinal herbs, and yogic practice and breathing, and more.  Its approach is to find balance and well-being through the body and mind connection.

Whether you are a beginner in yoga practice or a seasoned practitioner curious about how Ayurveda can improve your yoga practice, these workshop series include:

  1. Yoga practices to lubricate and protect the joints, staple yoga postures for well-being and balance, detoxifying breathing practices, and grounding, calming meditations
  2. An exploration of the Ayurvedic doshas: Vata, Pitta,and Kapha
  3. Ways to apply Ayurvedic knowledge to busy, contemporary life, including tools for sound sleep, improved digestion, relaxed nervous system and more 

This is Part 1 of a series titled "Introduction to Yoga and Ayurveda", participants who attend the session in January will continue learning and building skills in workshops offered at later dates. Prior attendance is not required to attend any workshops in the series – cumulative learning is a benefit but not a requirement of participation.

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Free Yoga Class for Mental Health Professionals - January 6th, 2018
Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Free Yoga Class for Mental Health Professionals - January 6th, 2018

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Experience a therapeutic yoga class led by Certified Yoga Therapist Renee Zambo. Your body will be treated to a gentle and restorative yoga class suited for all; beginners and those healing from an injury or chronic condition are welcome. We will practice breathing techniques for optimal health and for anxiety management. Together, we will learn and experience how yogic techniques can help us and our clients become better self-regulators. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about yoga therapy and network with other mental health professionals if they choose. (There will be NO forced introductions or “icebreakers.”) As specialists & caretakers of the mental/emotional wellbeing of others, it is extremely important that we consistently nourish ourselves. In this workshop, allow yourself to participate in self-care techniques while also acquiring knowledge to share with your clients.

Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. There is a changing room inside the studio.

Arrival 10-15 minutes early is preferred.

Although this event is free, pre-registration is appreciated.

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