Sister Circle
May
5
to Dec 1

Sister Circle

In Sister Circle, we are safe to be, become and behold the sacred woman. Women have been creating sister circles, both publicly and privately for centuries. They are a sacred container for sharing, cultivating and transmuting the

divine feminine energy we intuitively possess and understand our selves through. Each month, we will gather in circle to welcome and nurture the sister within, so that we can then express our respect and devotion to all sisters on the planet. We will share our stories, heal our wounds, empower one another and find our gifts so that we may, return to our relationships, families, communities and species as the leaders and healers we know ourselves to be. Each week we will honor the rhythm and cycles of nature and the cosmos, we will sing, write, speak, reflect, engage in ritual and honor rites of passage. All women are welcome. All women are safe. And all women are called to gather!

We will meet the first sunday of each month at 12-1:30 on May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1 2019.

Donations are greatly appreciated to support the faciliators and activities of this offering.

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Live Music and Yoga with Colin and Rebecca
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music and Yoga with Colin and Rebecca

Cost: $25

Bios:

Rebecca Willaert is a 200hr CYT with a love for healing body, mind, and spirit. Her classes meet you exactly where you are today, but also challenge you to grow. She wants you to feel joy in all its layers when you step on your mat, but also feel comfortable to experience difficult emotion in a safe space. You'll dive deep into yourself in pranayama, asana, and meditation, but there is always room for lightheartedness and play, too. Her teaching style is mindful and incorporates tools such as visualization and mantra work.

Experimental singer-songwriter Colin Fox first discovered yoga in 2010 in an attempt to build core strength after a car accident left him with a severe spinal injury. This quickly grew into a passion as he found his practice had healing properties for both his body and his mind. The rhythms of yoga inspired Colin to create music specifically for this space, as a way to connect deeper with the practice.

Description:

Rebecca Willaert and Colin Fox’s passion for music and yoga come together in this event to create an enchanting and intuitive yoga and sound healing experience. Inspired by a mix of Tuvan and Icelandic folk music, Colin combines meditation and improvisation to create contemplative ambient music in sync with the energy of each individual class. Rebecca leads a mindful class characterized by gentle vinyasa movement taught in intuitive connection with Colin. Students are encouraged to tune into their own intuition, using Rebecca’s sequence as a guideline for their own unique movements. This event seeks to bring you in touch with the subtle energies within yourself, allowing you to honor your mind-body’s wisdom and ability to create deep inner and outer peace. Sign up for this event today for a unique meditative experience with entrancing long-form ambient music.

Follow this link to reserve your space at this special offering

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000097&date=08/31/19

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Anniversary Celebration Community Potluck and Free Sound Healing
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Anniversary Celebration Community Potluck and Free Sound Healing

Yay Bloom Community!

We've been doing the good stuff for 7 years! We want to celebrate with all our friends and our friends friends!

Bring a dish to share. Don't over think it, just whatever you like. And enjoy the incredible sound offering from Jenny and Dan!

Our birthday was in July but life got pretty crazy for pretty much everyone during that time. It's time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some socializing, good food, and music.

Held at our STC location Friday September 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm

#happybirthdaybloom

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Bhagavad Gita Part 1: Discussion
Sep
14
12:15 PM12:15

Bhagavad Gita Part 1: Discussion

Part 1:

Song of Bhagavan - A Book Discussion On The Bhagavad Gita

Saturday, September 14th - 12:15-2:30pm

Join Bloom Instructor, Meggan Riley for a book discussion on the classic yogic text, The Bhagavad Gita. Through story telling, dharma talk, discussion and meditation, participants will explore the text in depth. Lessons of spirituality, ethical conflict and self-realization are included in this 700 verse poem having made it one of yogas most influential resources for application into practice. Reading of the Gita suggested but not required.

Suggested Reading:

Bhagavad Gita - A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell

To purchase on Amazon

Donation based class

Follow this link to pre-register

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000044

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Bhagavad Gita Part 2: Mythology in Motion
Sep
14
3:00 PM15:00

Bhagavad Gita Part 2: Mythology in Motion

Part 2 - Mythology In Motion - The Application of Wisdom into Our Yoga Practice

Saturday, September 14th - 3:00-6:00pm

Join Bloom Instructor Meggan Riley for a yoga workshop inspired by the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita. Widely regarded as the most important of all spiritual texts in India, the Gita offers lessons in dharma, truth, non-attachment, control of the ego and more. This mixed level, full-spectrum asana class will merge the lessons of the Gita into a practice that will elevate the student physically, intellectually and spiritually. Breathwork, meditation, mantra and extended svasana will be included.

Donations greatly welcomed to compensate our Educator.

Pre-register here https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000044&date=09/14/19

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Myofacial Release and Restorative Yoga
Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

Myofacial Release and Restorative Yoga

Myofascial Release and Restorative yoga

This class is a perfect blend of self massage techniques coupled with relaxing supported yoga postures. Rachel will teach you self sufficient ways to deeply release tight tissues followed by yoga postures that restore these massaged areas. Myofascial massage releases and heals connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and increase range of motion. Restorative Yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. During long holds your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. In addition, props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body, making it a very relaxing experience. This class is held one Sunday a month in our Saint Charles location. Currently scheduled dates are August 18 and September 15 from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Class is $20 or included in packages and memberships. Please register on our class schedule found on our home page.

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Sacred Pregnancy- Mothers Circle
Sep
17
5:45 PM17:45

Sacred Pregnancy- Mothers Circle

This Love offering is for expecting mothers, and women hoping to become pregnant.

Creating a safe and sacred space for women and mothers, Natalia brings her deep maternal medicine to circle. All Mothers will participate in cultivating a high vibrational atmosphere for baby and mother. Yoga, meditation and discussion is part of each gathering.

This offering runs in 4 week series beginning Tuesday September 17. Class begins at 5:45 and runs until 7 pm.

Investment donation for this offering is $20 drop in, or $70 for the 4 week series. Please pre-register at bloomyogacenter.org

Bloom is always open to offering a sliding scale system for those who need the medicine, and some financial support. Call 630-412-0220 to discuss.

Follow this link to join https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000099

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Accessing Intuition with the Elements
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Accessing Intuition with the Elements

Access Your Intuition, with the Elements of Nature

Saturday, September 21, 2019

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Would you like to cultivate your natural, intuitive ability and gain more clarity in your life?

Are you interested in finding stillness more easily throughout your day?

It all stems from a deeper connection with yourself, and Nature is your guide. A simple daily practice of mindful connection with the Elements of Nature

strengthens your intuition in profound ways, and brings more stillness into your life.

Earth - Air - Fire - Water

In this workshop you will:

- Discover how to easily and comfortably connect with the Elements, even from indoors.

- Learn how deepening your connection with Nature enables you to access stillness and your intuition.

- Be led in a guided inner journey with an Element.

- Gain practical ideas to begin and sustain a simple daily practice of connecting with the Elements.

- Leave inspired, activated and with a personal message from your intuitive and natural wisdom.

This workshop is $30 per person.

Bring a journal, something to write with, water to drink, and your love for Nature!

Instructor Bio:

Stephanie Lindloff is an intuitive life coach. She helps women lead fulfilling lives by reconnecting with their own intuition and their ancient relationship

with Nature. Learn more at www.ournaturalwisdom.com, on Facebook (@Our Natural Wisdom) and on Instagram (@Our Natural Wisdom).

Follow this link to reserve your space.

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000102&date=09/21/19

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Venus Gong Sound Meditation
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Venus Gong Sound Meditation

Venus Gong Sound Meditation

Runs the first Friday of each month. 2019 remaining schedule is as follows:

Fridays, Oct. 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 6th 7:00 - 8:30 pm

$25

This special offering runs in place of Yoga and Meditation on these dates.

Everything in the universe is made of vibrations. By taking the time to

surround your body in sound vibrations you can restore vital energy that

is depleted during daily activities. By listening deeply you can

Quiet the mind

Clean and clear your light body

Revitalize the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies

Remove blocks and patterns that now longer serve you

Connect to internal guidance and inherent wisdom

Honor the commitment of self-care and self-love

Join us for a unique sound meditation that combines gong, Native American

flute, Tibetan bowls and other instruments to create a heightened

meditation space. Planetary influences are honored as the rhythms of the

universe are celebrated.

Bio:

Karen Tlusty-Rissman is a musician, astrologer, artist, meditation

facilitator and celebrant of Spirit.  She plays Native American flute,

concert flute, bass guitar, Tibetan singing bowls and the Venus gong.  She

leads a variety of classes that involve sound, shamanism, visual art,

aromatherapy, crystals and guided meditation.

Click here to reserve your sacred space.

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000101

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Youth Sister Circle
Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Sister Circle

Youth sister circle is an offering designed to help young girls learn and cope with the challenges and benefits to being a growing young woman. Sisters will enjoy activities that promote self esteem, healthy bonding, loving body image and awareness and more.

Age range is 9 years and up. We gather the 3rd Friday of every month from 4-6 pm beginning October 18th. Please pre-register and check the monthly schedule. The donation rate for this class is $20. As always Bloom offers sliding scale options to families. Call to discuss.

Regularly scheduled Hatha Yoga does not run on these nights.

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Alignemnt Lab-Advancing in Asana
Oct
25
4:00 PM16:00

Alignemnt Lab-Advancing in Asana

Alignment in Asana- Fine tuning our individual yoga experience to advance our asana practice. With plenty of hands on adjustments in each pose, this workshop is the next step to follow up our "Understanding Basic Yoga Alignment" workshop. This will be a deep Yoga all levels workshop with plenty of hands on assistance. Perfect any student with some experience of yoga, who has a personal practice ans wants to deepen their practice safely. We will take this opportunity to develope understanding and loving patience for ourselves on the mat as we learn how to deepen our postures. This workshop will provide us with the opportunity to look deeply at our practice. We'll learn about our body, what we are feeling and how we can find a truer expression of a healthy yoga practice with attention to alignement that is appropriate for our needs, and hands on assists in poses to experience the potential of each posture. This class runs on Friday, October 25th from 4-5:30 pm. If you are looking for a beginners course, join us for Understanding the Basics of Yoga Alignment on Sunday October 27 at 3-4:30 pm. Please be sure to arrive at the appropriate location with enough time to prepare your space. The investment for this educational class is $30, and will serve to prepare you for a life long practice with safety and enjoyment. Classes are limited to only 10 students to ensure sufficient attention, and thus a deep educational experience.

Follow this link to reserve your spot

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=8&date=10/25/19

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100 hour Advanced Yoga Training
Oct
25
to Feb 14

100 hour Advanced Yoga Training

AYTT-100 (300) Held at Bloom in St. Charles and Bartlett

200 hour YTT graduates looking to add more depth to your understanding of Yoga, and students simply hungry for more in their practice are called to join us this coming fall season!

We'll bring the depth and joy of Yoga into focus with this 100 hour program.

Join advanced Teacher Trainer and Master healer Lisa Trunkenbolz for this fun and in depth course. We are all in need of more than just asana, and this course brings us into the realm of higher healing and frequency.

If you're hungry to learn:

·         special and advanced sequencing

·         special populations such as elderly, injured, and prenatal

·         therapeutic and helpful hands on adjustments

·         thai massage in yoga

·         in depth use of props such as ropes and chairs

·         using song and music

·         using essential oils

·         how to bring thoughtful and meaningful intentions that apply to todays challenging world

·         mystical and philosophical helaing practices

·         going beyond just asana through understanding the subtle body

·         various meditiaton and breathing techniques

·         learning through the challenge of internal exploration

·         astrology and other natural world influences

Group course runs select fridays from 4-8 PM October of 2019 through February of 2020. Personally tailored apprenticeships can be arranged.

Currently, this course is set to run every Friday except December 27. All schedule modifications will be thoroughly discussed in class. Please prepare to come to every friday, or make arrangements with Lisa for make up options.

Investment for this course is $1550. $200 discount for registrants paid in full by October 1. $300 deposit required by October 15. All payments are non-refundable.

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The Basics of Yoga Alignment
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

The Basics of Yoga Alignment

The basics of yoga alignment-fine tuning our individual yoga experience.
"Why don't I look like her in that pose?" "What should I be feeling when I do this?" "Am I doing this right?"

This will be a deep Yoga 101 workshop with plenty of hands on assistance. Perfect for the beginner who's wondering what the heck that teacher is saying, and how to experience the benefits of the poses. And also for the practiced yogi, who wants to fine tune their own yoga experience.

Everybody is operating a differently wired human body. Too often we compare ourselves to other practitioners or get caught up in what we expect it "should" look or feel like.
We will take this opportunity to develope understanding and loving patience for ourselves on the mat.
This workshop will provide us with the opportunity to look deeply athe our practice. We'll learn about our body, what we are feeling and how we can find a truer expression of a healthy yoga practice with attention to alignement that is appropriate for our needs, and hands on assists in poses to experience the potential of each posture.

Class is on October 27 at 3 pm in St Charles.

Please be sure to arrive at the appropriate location with enough time to prepare your space.
The investment for this educational class is $30, and will serve to prepare you for a life long practice with safety and enjoyment.

Classes are limited to only 10 students to ensure sufficient attention, and thus a deep educational experience.
It is not required to take both classes. Students are welcome to come to one or both, and will benefit from the experience either way.

Follow this link to reserve your space.

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=8&date=10/27/19

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Yin, Thai Massage and Reiki
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Yin, Thai Massage and Reiki

Bring yourself to our place of healing for this special event. We'll come together for an event of nourishment. Starting with space and body cleansing ceremony, we'll enjoy a nurturing gentle yoga practice where you'll receive hands on thai massage or pose adjustments in each pose, and Reiki healing through out.

Class will be lead by Lisa and Rachel, as they offer tailored, intuitive healing, adjustments and massage.

Lisa is an experienced and gifted intuitive healer and advanced experienced instructor.

Rachel is an advanced yoga instructor with over a decade of body work and massage experience.

This event has sold out in the past so please register online. The investment for this deep healing event is $40 for an individual ticket, or $60 for a pair.

Event runs from 5-7pm

Follow this link to save your spot

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000074&date=10/27/19

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Venus Gong Sound Meditation
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Venus Gong Sound Meditation

Venus Gong Sound Meditation

Runs the first Friday of each month. 2019 remaining schedule is as follows:

Fridays, Oct. 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 6th 7:00 - 8:30 pm

$25

This special offering runs in place of Yoga and Meditation on these dates.

Everything in the universe is made of vibrations. By taking the time to

surround your body in sound vibrations you can restore vital energy that

is depleted during daily activities. By listening deeply you can

Quiet the mind

Clean and clear your light body

Revitalize the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies

Remove blocks and patterns that now longer serve you

Connect to internal guidance and inherent wisdom

Honor the commitment of self-care and self-love

Join us for a unique sound meditation that combines gong, Native American

flute, Tibetan bowls and other instruments to create a heightened

meditation space. Planetary influences are honored as the rhythms of the

universe are celebrated.

Bio:

Karen Tlusty-Rissman is a musician, astrologer, artist, meditation

facilitator and celebrant of Spirit.  She plays Native American flute,

concert flute, bass guitar, Tibetan singing bowls and the Venus gong.  She

leads a variety of classes that involve sound, shamanism, visual art,

aromatherapy, crystals and guided meditation.

Click here to reserve your sacred space.

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000101

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Youth Sister Circle
Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Sister Circle

<div>Youth sister circle is an offering designed to help young girls learn and cope with the challenges and benefits to being a growing young woman. Sisters will enjoy activities that promote self esteem, healthy bonding, loving body image and awareness and more.

<p>Age range is 9 years and up. We gather the 3rd Friday of every month from 4-6 pm beginning October 18th. Please pre-register and check the monthly schedule. The donation rate for this class is $20.</p>

Regularly scheduled Hatha Yoga does not run on these nights.

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Venus Gong Sound Meditation
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Venus Gong Sound Meditation

Venus Gong Sound Meditation

Runs the first Friday of each month. 2019 remaining schedule is as follows:

Fridays, Oct. 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 6th 7:00 - 8:30 pm

$25

This special offering runs in place of Yoga and Meditation on these dates.

Everything in the universe is made of vibrations. By taking the time to

surround your body in sound vibrations you can restore vital energy that

is depleted during daily activities. By listening deeply you can

Quiet the mind

Clean and clear your light body

Revitalize the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies

Remove blocks and patterns that now longer serve you

Connect to internal guidance and inherent wisdom

Honor the commitment of self-care and self-love

Join us for a unique sound meditation that combines gong, Native American

flute, Tibetan bowls and other instruments to create a heightened

meditation space. Planetary influences are honored as the rhythms of the

universe are celebrated.

Bio:

Karen Tlusty-Rissman is a musician, astrologer, artist, meditation

facilitator and celebrant of Spirit.  She plays Native American flute,

concert flute, bass guitar, Tibetan singing bowls and the Venus gong.  She

leads a variety of classes that involve sound, shamanism, visual art,

aromatherapy, crystals and guided meditation.

Click here to reserve your sacred space.

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000101

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Youth Sister Circle
Dec
20
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Sister Circle

<div>Youth sister circle is an offering designed to help young girls learn and cope with the challenges and benefits to being a growing young woman. Sisters will enjoy activities that promote self esteem, healthy bonding, loving body image and awareness and more.

<p>Age range is 9 years and up. We gather the 3rd Friday of every month from 4-6 pm beginning October 18th. Please pre-register and check the monthly schedule. The donation rate for this class is $20.</p>

Regularly scheduled Hatha Yoga does not run on these nights.

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Hands on Adjustments for Yoga Alignment
Aug
24
12:30 PM12:30

Hands on Adjustments for Yoga Alignment

This workshop is for students and teachers interested in developing a sense of touch to help others arrive comfortably in better alignment in their postures, and receive guidance as well.

It is recommended that all participants have at least 6 months experience with yoga and are confident in their ability to interact mindfully with other students.

We will learn alignment ques, assists and the finesse of offering mindful hands-on assists and adjustments for yoga in the classroom and with friends.

The investment for this workshop is $40 per person if pre registered by Aug 16, or $45 after.

Call 630-412-0220 with questions. This workshop can be applied toward YA-CEU's.

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=8&date=08/24/19 for tickets

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Kundalini Yoga for Emotional Wellness
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Kundalini Yoga for Emotional Wellness

Kundalini Yoga for Emotional Wellness with Jenny Bergold & Dan Shanahan 

Friday, August 23 6:30p-8p

$25 in advance, $30 at door


Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness and transformation. This workshop includes meditation, hand mudras, chanting mantras, breathwork and gentle movements to help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. Dan Shanahan, yoga teacher and musician, will enhance the practice by taking us on a musical journey with guitar and harmonium.


In addition, you will immerse yourself in the healing sounds of the gong tuned to the planet Uranus and healing the Sacral Chakra, balancing emotions. The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Based on ancient wisdom, the gong vibrates at the same frequency as the body allowing the body to heal itself. The gong balances the central nervous system and aids in deep meditation. Singing crystal and Tibetan bowls will also be added to raise the vibration and heighten the experience. 


Jenny Bergold (Jagatjeet Kaur) has been practicing yoga for twenty years and teaching for ten. Jenny discovered yoga to calm the body and strengthen the mind. Jenny has her 200 Hour Hatha certification from Heaven Meets Earth Yoga in Evanston, IL and her 200 Hour Kundalini certification from Spirit Rising Yoga in Chicago, IL.  Jenny's classes focus on the mind and meditation, healing the body through asana, and uplifting the spirit through inspiration. 

Follow this link to sign up

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000078&date=08/23/19

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Myofacial Release and Restorative Yoga
Aug
18
4:00 PM16:00

Myofacial Release and Restorative Yoga

Myofascial Release and Restorative yoga

This class is a perfect blend of self massage techniques coupled with relaxing supported yoga postures. Rachel will teach you self sufficient ways to deeply release tight tissues followed by yoga postures that restore these massaged areas. Myofascial massage releases and heals connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and increase range of motion. Restorative Yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. During long holds your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. In addition, props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body, making it a very relaxing experience. This class is held one Sunday a month in our Saint Charles location. Current scheduled dates are Aug 18 and September 15 from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Class is $20 or included in packages and memberships. Reserve your space by visiting our class schedule found on our home page.

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Tai Chi Extended Practice
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Tai Chi Extended Practice

Join Tai Chi Master Ken Ning for this extended Tai Chi experience. This event is excellent for the beginner who is curious about Tai Chi and its benefits, and also serves the intermediate student looking to go deeper with an extended session with an experienced Tai Chi Master.

The members and his students are simply full of gratitude for him and his offering. He is masterful and graceful, a great leader and delivers a truly authentic experience.

Saturday July 20, 1-3pm at our St Charles location. This event is limited so please reserve your space.

The investment for this event is $35, and serves as a life long investment for your wellbeing and longevity.

Follow this link to reserve your space

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=1&sTrn=100000064&date=07/20/19

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The Basics of Yoga Alignment
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

The Basics of Yoga Alignment

The basics of yoga alignment-fine tuning our individual yoga experience.

"Why don't I look like her in that pose?" "What should I be feeling when I do this?" "Am I doing this right?"

This will be a deep Yoga 101 workshop with plenty of hands on assistance. Perfect for the beginner who's wondering what the heck that teacher is saying, and how to experience the benefits of the poses. And also for the practiced yogi, who wants to fine tune their own yoga experience.

Everybody is operating a differently wired human body. Too often we compare ourselves to other practitioners or get caught up in what we expect it "should" look or feel like.

We will take this opportunity to develope understanding and loving patience for ourselves on the mat.

This workshop will provide us with the opportunity to look deeply athe our practice. We'll learn about our body, what we are feeling and how we can find a truer expression of a healthy yoga practice with attention to alignement that is appropriate for our needs, and hands on assists in poses to experience the potential of each posture.

July 14 class will be held at St Charles from 3-4:30. July 28 will be held at Bartlett from 12-1:30.

Please be sure to arrive at the appropriate location with enough time to prepare your space.

The investment for this educational class is $30, and will serve to prepare you for a life long practice with safety and enjoyment.

Classes are limited to only 10 students to ensure sufficient attention, and thus a deep educational experience.

It is not required to take both classes. Students are welcome to come to one or both, and will benefit from the experience either way.

Follow this link to register

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=8&date=07/14/19

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Summer Soulshine Day Fest Celebration
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Summer Soulshine Day Fest Celebration

Join us on this special day for Bloom’s summer solstice festival!

Your ticket will offer access to services from artists and healers including thai massage, henna design, reiki healing, sound healing, dance, live music, and will include specialty tea tasting and treats!

Our hosts and healers include Lisa Trunkenbolz, Harmony Polo, Rachel Lackowski, Lindsay Luker, Joey Deihl, Mike McGuigan and more vendors displaying their hand crafted goods.

Investment for this event is only $42 if pre-registered, or $50 cash only at the door.

Bring a friend and come and enjoy an afternoon of healing and celebration!

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Sound Healing in Bartlett
Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Sound Healing in Bartlett

Sound Bath 
A gentle and restorative immersion in the sounds of singing bowls, drums, gongs, and other tools. Participants will “bathe” in the vibrations of ancient and modern instruments, attaining deep rest. Appropriate for all seeking stillness, relaxation, meditation, or simply a really great nap.

Please note: participants are asked to lie on the floor, though accommodations will be made for all needs. Dress warmly and comfortably, and bring a mat/blanket to lie on. 

Facilitator 

Rachel Elizabeth Maley is a visual and sound artist based outside of Chicago. A musician since a young age, she performs on multiple instruments and voice, and is a practitioner of meditation and Cha Dao, the Way of Tea. Rachel's sound practice is influenced in part by Western sacred music, Vedic chant, and the percussion of Zen monastic life. re-maley.com

Investment for this event is $30

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Evening Breathwork and Meditation Series
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Evening Breathwork and Meditation Series

Evening Breath Work & Meditation Series with Meggan Riley 4 Week Summer Series - June 4, 11, 18, 25 - Tuesday Evenings -6:00-7:00pm Donations Kindly Accepted - All are welcome "It is through stillness that we reduce the presence of fear and stress within, and within that space, we cultivate an environment for inner-peace and self-healing." Join Bloom Instructor, Meggan Riley for an hour of dedicated breath work and meditation. Each week, Meggan will pair and instruct pranayam (breath work) with dhyana (meditation) so that students may experience a deeper sense of calm, self-awareness, inner-peace and stillness. There will be guided work during each session, but students will also learn tools they can take away to build a home practice. Meggan will offer insight into such topics as consciousness, mindfulness, presence, reduction of stress & disease, self-realization and more! Students should arrive ready to engage is preparatory gentle movement, seated and reclined postures and deep relaxation. All are welcome to this donations based summer series!

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Reiki Level 1-2
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Reiki Level 1-2

Join Reiki Master Practitioner Lisa Trunkenbolz for this combined Level 1 and 2 Reiki Healing Practitioner Certification Workshop.

Reiki Level 1 and 2 practitioners will be attuned to the Reiki energy and instructed in the ways in which they can use and become familiar with the use of this healing practice on themselves and loved ones. Adding this level 2 attunement to this workshop magnifies the potency, while giving clear guidelines for introducing Reiki Energy Healing into professional offerings. Reiki master attunement are available at this time by private appointment.


Reiki is an intuitive life force energy that promotes healing and well being in the physical body. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words: “Rei” which means Higher Power or Universal and “Ki” which is life force energy.

Reiki is a gentle, natural and safe method of spiritual energy healing; because it is an intuitive energy, it can only help and never do any harm. A Reiki Practitioner is a healer who has chosen to become attuned to the energy of Reiki. There are typically three levels of attunement starting at Level 1 and going to Reiki Master Teacher. Each level builds upon the knowledge of the proceeding level to allow the practitioner to balance the body’s energy fields for an optimal state of healing and health.

Reiki is effective in healing or improving illness, injury, emotional issues, chakra imbalances, viruses and practically any other condition effecting our health and well being. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. The willingness of the participant is crucial as Reiki, like all energy healing, does not do the actual healing. All healing is done from our own bodies. Reiki helps the body become free of blocks and imbalances that prevent healing from occurring; greatly enhancing our body’s ability to heal and restore our optimal state of health.

Reiki treats body, mind and spirit. A healing session will likely leave you feeling relaxed and energized at the same time with a renewed sense of mental clarity. Reiki raises your vibration and allows for a deeper connection to spirit and your higher self, making it an excellent resource for spiritual enlightenment.

The investment for this event is $130. Please keep in mind that this is a combined level 1 and 2 attunement, which can be taken separately.

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The Light Within with Bhairavi Shera and Jay Taylor
Jun
2
5:30 PM17:30

The Light Within with Bhairavi Shera and Jay Taylor

The Light Within Join this workshop to deepen the practice of self-study (svadhyaya), through hatha yoga, meditation, and journaling. Jay Taylor of Current Vibrations will harmonize live sound for the experience. The yoga practice will prepare your body for intentional meditation and journey inward to communicate with your inner voice. The practice is designed to lead you to your edges where your most intense self-judgment lies. You will learn to meet your boundary and move beyond, changing the way your body communicates with your mind and vice versa.

The meditation will guide you into a part of your subconscious mind to bring lessons to the surface for awareness and the journaling portion will allow you to self-reflect and to learn the language of your light within to ignite your own healing. All of this goodness will be accompanied by live high vibrational sound. We will circle in Satsang thereafter to connect the group in collective sharing. Bring a journal, something to write with, your mat, and your friend! Integration feels more supported when there is a witness to share the experience with.

To promote this experience, we are offering a special price of $44 ($22 each) when you sign up with a friend! *Price at door: $33 SPECIAL: Price for two attendees: $44

About our guides:

Bhairavi Shera is a Transformational Coach, Soul Communication Activator and New Earth Teacher focusing on realignment of communication and language to potential, passion and purpose. She uses multidimensional modalities including, but not limited to, Hatha yoga, dynamic bodywork, quantum techniques, breathwork and visualization to trigger healing of past/core wounds in order to heal and rebuild communication patterns that inspire change and motivation in life. She has a clinical background in communication sciences and disorders and has experienced the lifespan of ages up to age 106. Bhairavi Shera trusts the transformative power of language on well-being, personal healing and goal achievement. All is manifested through the power of the word and Bhairavi Shera is a guide to mastering this innate skill in the way of manifestation for the highest good for the benefit of all. Among the above, Bhairavi Shera is also holistic plant-based educator/advocate, Reiki Master Teacher and intuitive/psychic. She was born in Canada and has been traveling/living in the USA since 2009. For more information please visit: www.sheraspeakslight.com www.patreon.com/SheraSpeaksLight

Jay Taylor is a musician, sound healer, shamanic practitioner, community builder, and urban farmer. He believes that everyone is doing their best at any given moment AND that expanding our version of 'best' can be accomplished through the release of stress, healing of trauma, and the loving consideration of the body. As a special education teacher in Chicago for the past 10 years, Jay understands that he must meet each person he works with right where they are in their consciousness. Through the use of the gong, crystal bowls, shakers, voice, and guitar, Jay takes participants on a Sound Voyage that results in the total relaxation of the physical body, re-tuning of the energetic body, and the release of accumulated heavy energy. For more information please visit: www.currentvibrations.com

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Teacher Tune-up - Sequencing
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Teacher Tune-up - Sequencing

This very special offering is unique to Bloom and offers a very effective and often over looked technique to safely increasing depth and range of motion in yoga, and those perpetually "stuck" spots in our bodies.

In this intensive we will learn techniques to safely and quickly release tight fascia that is responsible for the range of motion in the shoulders, as well as fun yoga binds.

Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. One of the many benefits to incorporating MFR into a regular practice is  increased flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtually pain in any area of the body and releases tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment, causing individuals to favor and overuse one hip or shoulder. This is an issue that everyone deals with and causes puzzling pains in the body that are hard to diagnose or find the cause of.

This course empowers students and teachers to treat and heal their bodies imbalances, pain, and the bound, stubborn muscles that don't seem to unstick no matter how much yoga we do!

Read more about fascia below. 

This is a 4 week series, devided into categories: shoulders, hips, lower limbs and spine/torso, and follows an anatomy lab lesson addressing the appropriate body part. These courses will be co-facilitated by Lisa Trunkenbolz and Rachel Hall. See more about Lisa and Rachel below.

This class runs from 4-6 pm on the following dates:

May 25- Shoulders with Lisa

June 1-Hips with Rachel

June 22- Lower limbs with Rachel

July 13- Spine and torso with Lisa

Investment for this course is $40 per course or $130 for the series. Pre-registration is highly suggested. Can be applied toward YA-CEU's.

What is fascia and why is so it important?

Fascia is the connective tissue in our bodies, which gives us support, mobility and flexibility. When fascia becomes restricted it can cause great disharmony in our natural alignment, causing us pain and limited range of motion. Myofascial simply refers to the fascial system and how it relates to skeletal muscle, ‘myo’ meaning muscle and ‘fascial’ connective tissue. Learn more about our fascial system and self-treatment techniques using tools like foam rollers, soft sports balls and stretching to release fascial restrictions. Incorporating myofascial self-treatment into your daily self-care regimen can significantly decrease muscular pain while increasing flexibility! 

Lisa is a 500hr E-RYT and NASM-CPT, WLS, CES, who has studied, practiced and taught yoga, physical fitness coaching, anatomy and more for over 10 years. She is very enthusiastic about anatomy and how it applies to yoga. Her delivery and teaching style is precise and clear, while creatively connecting the information for her students to grasp thoroughly.

Rachel is a 500hr RYT and licensed massage therapist. She assists in YTT courses and has been teaching for over 5 years, massaging for over 10. Her wealth of knowledge for anatomy and yoga stems from her deep understanding through many years of study, practice, teaching and massage. Her delivery is dynamic and direct.

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Unwind and Bind
May
25
4:00 PM16:00

Unwind and Bind

This very special offering is unique to Bloom and offers a very effective and often over looked technique to safely increasing depth and range of motion in yoga, and those perpetually "stuck" spots in our bodies.

In this intensive we will learn techniques to safely and quickly release tight fascia that is responsible for the range of motion in the shoulders, as well as fun yoga binds.

Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. One of the many benefits to incorporating MFR into a regular practice is  increased flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtually pain in any area of the body and releases tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment, causing individuals to favor and overuse one hip or shoulder. This is an issue that everyone deals with and causes puzzling pains in the body that are hard to diagnose or find the cause of.

This course empowers students and teachers to treat and heal their bodies imbalances, pain, and the bound, stubborn muscles that don't seem to unstick no matter how much yoga we do!

Read more about fascia below. 

This is a 4 week series, devided into categories: shoulders, hips, lower limbs and spine/torso, and follows an anatomy lab lesson addressing the appropriate body part. These courses will be co-facilitated by Lisa Trunkenbolz and Rachel Hall. See more about Lisa and Rachel below.

This class runs from 4-6 pm on the following dates:

May 25- Shoulders with Lisa

June 1-Hips with Rachel

June 22- Lower limbs with Rachel

July 13- Spine and torso with Lisa

Investment for this course is $40 per course or $130 for the series. Pre-registration is highly suggested. Can be applied toward YA-CEU's.

What is fascia and why is so it important?

Fascia is the connective tissue in our bodies, which gives us support, mobility and flexibility. When fascia becomes restricted it can cause great disharmony in our natural alignment, causing us pain and limited range of motion. Myofascial simply refers to the fascial system and how it relates to skeletal muscle, ‘myo’ meaning muscle and ‘fascial’ connective tissue. Learn more about our fascial system and self-treatment techniques using tools like foam rollers, soft sports balls and stretching to release fascial restrictions. Incorporating myofascial self-treatment into your daily self-care regimen can significantly decrease muscular pain while increasing flexibility! 

Lisa is a 500hr E-RYT and NASM-CPT, WLS, CES, who has studied, practiced and taught yoga, physical fitness coaching, anatomy and more for over 10 years. She is very enthusiastic about anatomy and how it applies to yoga. Her delivery and teaching style is precise and clear, while creatively connecting the information for her students to grasp thoroughly.

Rachel is a 500hr RYT and licensed massage therapist. She assists in YTT courses and has been teaching for over 5 years, massaging for over 10. Her wealth of knowledge for anatomy and yoga stems from her deep understanding through many years of study, practice, teaching and massage. Her delivery is dynamic and direct.

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Myofacial Release for Range of Motion
May
25
to Jul 13

Myofacial Release for Range of Motion

Sat, May 25, 20194:00 PM  Sat, Jul 13, 20196:00 PM

This very special offering is unique to Bloom and offers a very effective and often over looked technique to safely increasing depth and range of motion in yoga, and those perpetually "stuck" spots in our bodies.

Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. One of the many benefits to incorporating MFR into a regular practice is  increased flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtually pain in any area of the body and releases tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment, causing individuals to favor and overuse one hip or shoulder. This is an issue that everyone deals with and causes puzzling pains in the body that are hard to diagnose or find the cause of.

This course empowers students and teachers to treat and heal their bodies imbalances, pain, and the bound, stubborn muscles that don't seem to unstick no matter how much yoga we do

Read more about fascia below. 

This is a 4 week series, devided into categories: shoulders, hips, lower limbs and spine/torso, and follows an anatomy lab lesson addressing the appropriate body part. These courses will be co-facilitated by Lisa Trunkenbolz and Rachel Hall. See more about Lisa and Rachel below.

This class runs from 4-6 pm on the following dates:

May 25- Shoulders with Lisa

June 1-Hips with Rachel

June 22- Lower limbs with Rachel

July 13- Spine and torso with Lisa

Investment for this course is $40 per course or $130 for the series. Pre-registration is highly suggested. Can be applied toward YA-CEU's.

What is fascia and why is so it important?

Fascia is the connective tissue in our bodies, which gives us support, mobility and flexibility. When fascia becomes restricted it can cause great disharmony in our natural alignment, causing us pain and limited range of motion. Myofascial simply refers to the fascial system and how it relates to skeletal muscle, ‘myo’ meaning muscle and ‘fascial’ connective tissue. Learn more about our fascial system and self-treatment techniques using tools like foam rollers, soft sports balls and stretching to release fascial restrictions. Incorporating myofascial self-treatment into your daily self-care regimen can significantly decrease muscular pain while increasing flexibility! 

Lisa is a 500hr E-RYT and NASM-CPT, WLS, CES, who has studied, practiced and taught yoga, physical fitness coaching, anatomy and more for over 10 years. She is very enthusiastic about anatomy and how it applies to yoga. Her delivery and teaching style is precise and clear, while creatively connecting the information for her students to grasp thoroughly.

Rachel is a 500hr RYT and licensed massage therapist. She assists in YTT courses and has been teaching for over 5 years, massaging for over 10. Her wealth of knowledge for anatomy and yoga stems from her deep understanding through many years of study, practice, teaching and massage. Her delivery is dynamic and direct.

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Anatomy Lab-4 week series
May
25
to Jul 14

Anatomy Lab-4 week series

This 4 course series is offered to all who wish to delve deeper into understanding anatomy for yoga. These courses are also perfect for teachers, and provide 2 hours of CEU's per course, or 8 total for the whole series.

Cost for these anatomy courses are $30 each or $100 when purchased as a course. Pre-registration is required. 

This series will be co-facilitated by Lisa Trunkenbolz and Rachel Hall. Read more below about these 2 highly qualified and experienced teachers.

Anatomy Course dates (always followed by SMFR workshop 4-6pm, see below):

*Every course runs from 2-4pm

May 25- Shoulders with Lisa

June 1- Hips with Rachel

June 22-Lower limbs and feet with Rachel

July 13- Spine and Torso with Lisa

Each course runs from 2-4 pm and is followed directly by a Myofacial Release and Yoga workshop from 4-6. This offering applies the knowledge from the anatomy course, and adds a very practical and useful layer of therapeutic techniques for yoga teachers and practitioners, using various tools for Self Myofacial Release and safely increasing range of motion. This combination of classes of both very effective, but also offers teachers additional tools for teachers who want to help their students to deepen their practice, heal soft tissue injuries, and create overall relief and mobility in the body.

Lisa is a 500hr E-RYT and NASM-CPT, WLS, CES, who has studied, practiced and taught yoga, physical fitness coaching, anatomy and more for over 10 years. She is very enthusiastic about anatomy and how it applies to yoga. Her delivery and teaching style is precise and clear, while creatively connecting the information for her students to grasp thoroughly. 

Rachel is a 500hr RYT and licensed massage therapist. She assists in YTT courses and has been teaching for over 5 years, massaging for over 10. Her wealth of knowledge for anatomy and yoga stems from her deep understanding through many years of study, practice, teaching and massage. Her delivery is dynamic and direct.

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Full Moon Sound Bath
May
18
11:45 AM11:45

Full Moon Sound Bath

Enjoy a deeply relaxing Savasana meditation with the soothing sounds and vibrations of a beautiful collection of Himalayan Crystal sound bowls, the didgeridoo, guitar, voice and other vibrational healing tools as we celebrate this very special Full Moon, also known as the Buddha moon, in honor or The Buddhas birthday! Traditional Buddhist revere the Buddha and this day as a celebration of the Buddhas mission which was to end suffering. Our intention during this divine offering is to dedicate our energy to the rising up of joy for all living beings. The benefits of this sound bath includes balancing both hemispheres of the brain, raising and harmonizing the vibration within the body, and elevating mood and well being.

This is a donation based offering. Donations should be what your heart calls to give and are greatly appreciated.

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Sound Bath in Bartlett
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Bath in Bartlett

Sound Bath
A gentle and restorative immersion in the sounds of singing bowls, drums, gongs, and other tools. Participants will “bathe” in the vibrations of ancient and modern instruments, attaining deep rest. Appropriate for all seeking stillness, relaxation, meditation, or simply a really great nap.

Please note: participants are asked to lie on the floor, though accommodations will be made for all needs. Dress warmly and comfortably, and bring a mat/blanket to lie on.

Facilitator
Rachel Elizabeth Maley is a visual and sound artist based outside of Chicago. A musician since a young age, she performs on multiple instruments and voice, and is a practitioner of meditation and Cha Dao, the Way of Tea. Rachel's sound practice is influenced in part by Western sacred music, Vedic chant, and the percussion of Zen monastic life. re-maley.com

Investment for this event is $30

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Yoga and the Handpan
May
4
10:30 AM10:30

Yoga and the Handpan

Hosted by Lisa and Mike McGuigan!

You will enjoy a balanced and uplifting yoga practice guided by Lisa to the harmonious sound of the handpan and guitar played by Mike McGuigan.

This class is included in memberships or $20 class rate. A cash donation to Mike for his offering is greatly appreciated but not required. Bring a friend for free with any cash donation.

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Journaling and Yoga
Apr
28
to May 18

Journaling and Yoga

Use the power of yoga and the written word to clarify your intentions, thoughts and remove mental blocks. Through this 4 week series Sarah will thoughtfully guide you to explore gentle movements that are designed to encourage the flow of your pen to paper with carefully crafted journaling prompts. In our yoga practice we often use tools of meditation, asana, and pranayama to access a deeper state of serenity or even a higher consciousness. In journaling we begin to free our thoughts, through the physical art of hand writing, allowing our thoughts and experiences to hold their truth in space. When we actively combine these two uniquely personal experiences we are given the opportunity to gain more knowledge about our patterns, and passions. With this knowledge you become empowered to live from your most authentic state. Experience or knowledge of yoga is not required, please bring your own journal and pen, know that your words are your own and your privacy will be respected. Our final session will be followed with a warm cup and a sweet something. Dates: April 27, May4, 11, 18 $70.00 prior to April 20 $80.00 thereafter. $25 for single class drop in.

Call with questions 630-674-2383

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Blossoming Heart Kirtan with Heather Avery and Dan Shanahan
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Blossoming Heart Kirtan with Heather Avery and Dan Shanahan

Kirtan and the practice of Bhakti Yoga is a pathway to pure love. This practice offers us a deeper connection to source energy, as well as a deeper connection to the beloved that lives in each of us and allows us to see the divine in one another. Join Heather Anjali and Dan Shanahan for an evening of music and mantra. Together we will allow our hearts to blossom as we sing honoring the divine in ourselves and one another. $25 donation

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Handstands-From the ground up
Apr
20
3:00 PM15:00

Handstands-From the ground up


Handstands are a favorite pose for some yogis, and also a source of fear for many. This pose requires more than just upper body strength for safe execution. In this workshop you will learn how to integrate the body as a while to achieve safe and lifted handstands. And expectations are left at the door. The use of props, demonstration, and hands on guidance is utilized. Preregistration is strongly suggested. 

Joey Diehl is a masterful yogi with many years of experience with martial arts and yoga. His wealth of knowledge is vast and he is always travel the world to study under the best teachers. He brings his thoroughly comprehensive workshops to us.

The investment for this workshop is $30 before April 13, $40 after and day of.

Please pre-register by clicking on this event and following the link below:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000066&date=04/20/19

630-674-2383

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Charity Art Event
Apr
16
to Apr 17

Charity Art Event

dreaM Endlessly is hosting its annual fundraiser Painting the dreaM with the theme Art Explosion: An Afternoon of Giving. We are thrilled our 1st class is graduating this semester and want to assist them with the college costs. Help us in raising scholarship funds for these amazing students by attending our fundraiser. Tickets are $20 each. (Ticket price will be credited to art purchases). 


Please note this is a casual, open-house event with art work to match any budget. Kids under 18 are free of charge. 

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Kundalini Yoga for Spring Detox
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Kundalini Yoga for Spring Detox

Kundalini Yoga for Spring Detox and Emotional Balance Friday, April 12 6:30p-8p $25 pre-register, $30 at door Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. The power of Kundalini Yoga lies in the actual experience. It goes right to your heart and extends your consciousness so you may have a wider horizon of grace and knowing the truth. This class includes meditation, chanting mantras, breathwork and gentle movements to help detoxify the physical body and balance our emotions. In addition, you will immerse yourself in the healing sounds of the gong tuned to the planet Uranus and healing the Sacral Chakra, balancing emotions. The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Based on ancient wisdom, the gong vibrates at the same frequency as the body allowing the body to heal itself. The gong balances the central nervous system and aids in deep meditation. Singing crystal and Tibetan bowls will also be added to raise the vibration and heighten the experience. Jenny Bergold (Jagatjeet Kaur) has been practicing yoga for twenty years and teaching for ten. Jenny discovered yoga to calm the body and strengthen the mind. Jenny has her 200 Hour Hatha certification from Heaven Meets Earth Yoga in Evanston, IL and her 200 Hour Kundalini certification from Spirit Rising Yoga in Chicago, IL. Jenny's classes focus on the mind and meditation, healing the body through asana, and uplifting the spirit through inspiration.

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Kirtan with Star Sangha
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Kirtan with Star Sangha


Join Star Sangha 

For an Evening of Mantra, Chanting,

 Devotional Singing & Sound Healing

Karen Tlusty, Shelli Mullins, Brianne Adrias, Becky Ficcarella  & Meggan Riley 

This is a donation based offering. Our priority rests in offering this sacred event to all who seek it.

Includes a presentation, devotional singing and sound healing.  

Arrive prepared to sing, celebrate, relax and heal! 

Star Sangha began singing together through their community sister circle.

Their shared passion for gathering, music, singing and connection to The Divine, has resulted in an exquisite collection of yogic inspired chants, songs of community and original music promoting empowerment, healing and celebration!   

Click the link below to sign up:

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Kundalini Kirtan to Heal the Heart
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Kundalini Kirtan to Heal the Heart

Kundalini Kirtan to Heal the Heart:

Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. The power of Kundalini Yoga lies in the actual experience. It goes right to your heart and extends your consciousness so you may have a wider horizon of grace and knowing the truth. This class includes meditation, chanting mantras, breathwork and is suitable for all levels. Dan Shanahan, yoga teacher and musician, will enhance the practice by taking us on a musical journey with guitar and harmonium.


In addition, you will immerse yourself in the healing sounds of the gong tuned to the planet Uranus and healing the Sacral Chakra, balancing emotions. The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Based on ancient wisdom, the gong vibrates at the same frequency as the body allowing the body to heal itself. The gong balances the central nervous system and aids in deep meditation. Singing crystal and Tibetan bowls will also be added to raise the vibration and heighten the experience. 


Jenny Bergold (Jagatjeet Kaur) has been practicing yoga for twenty years and teaching for ten. Jenny discovered yoga to calm the body and strengthen the mind. Jenny has her 200 Hour Hatha certification from Heaven Meets Earth Yoga in Evanston, IL and her 200 Hour Kundalini certification from Spirit Rising Yoga in Chicago, IL.  Jenny's classes focus on the mind and meditation, healing the body through asana, and uplifting the spirit through inspiration. 

The investment for this event is $30 if pre-registered, or $35 cash at the door. Held in St Charles

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Wine and Chakras-Charity Yoga Event
Mar
24
5:30 PM17:30

Wine and Chakras-Charity Yoga Event

This 90 minute practice is for all levels.

Beginning and ending with chakra balancing meditation, this class will be a sweet retreat as you are guided to explore the levels of relaxation. From beginners to advanced students, all will enjoy this nurturing and replenishing practice designed for mind, body and soul.

After class we will enjoy refreshments, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be offered.

Class begins at 5:30 and ends at 7pm.

Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Investment for this event is just $25 and all proceeds will be donated to Charity Water. Pre-registration is highly recommended so to help us accommodate all our friends. Held in St Charles.

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Spring Awakening:Yoga and Gong
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Awakening:Yoga and Gong

The veil is thin and our seeds are vibrating to burst out of their long lived winter dwelling! Celebrate with a revitalizing extended 75 minute practice with Rachel, followed by a sound healing with the Gong played by Jenny to high-vibe your spirit right into the brink of Spring!!!

Class begins at 6 and ends at 8 pm.

Investment donation is $30. If you do not have that much to give, please come with a cash or gift donation of what you do have. Just $15 for members, or a donation of your hearts calling.

Come share in the beckoning of Spring Awakening!

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Hands on Healing-Yin and Reiki
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

Hands on Healing-Yin and Reiki

Bring yourself to our place of healing on Sunday March 17 at 5 pm. We'll come together for an event of nourishment. Starting with space and body cleansing ceremony, we'll enjoy a nurturing gentle yoga practice where you'll receive hands on thai massage or pose adjustments in each pose, and Reiki healing through out. Class will be lead by Lisa, as she offers tailored, intuitive healing throughout, with hands on pose adjustments and love with our incredible body worker Rachel Hall.

Lisa is an experienced and gifted intuitive healer and advanced experienced instructor.

Rachel is an advanced yoga instructor with over a decade of body work and massage experience.

This event has sold out in the past so please register online. The investment for this deep healing event is $35. Held in St Charles We hope to see you there.

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New Moon Energy Clearing and Retrograde Balancing
Mar
9
4:30 PM16:30

New Moon Energy Clearing and Retrograde Balancing

We are approaching a very important month, and an important New Moon. Each new moon offers us the chance to review our intentions, check in with our progress with them, let go of energies and intentions that have come to completion, and to focus in on revamping our personal intentions for the bigger life picture we are trying to create with ourselves.

For the entire month of March we will have Mercury in retrograde. This can be a very trying time, as Mercury likes to shake things up, challenge our way of thinking, which is always a good thing, but if we are not grounded and balanced, we are very susceptible to falling back on poor habit patterns to soothe ourselves. This energy is very immense, and often lays the groundwork for new and wonderful things to enter into our lives, as long as we understand how to work with the energy.

This event is offered to our friends as an opportunity to:

-Revisit our winter equinox intentions and recommit to what still holds true to our goals

-Clear out any energy that has followed us or worked its way into our thinking, that may be sabotaging or creating stagnance

-Balance our bodies and minds, so that we can best manage potential times of challenge.

After a smudging and clearing community arrival, we will all enjoy a mindfully guided through a restorative practice geared to releasing those pesky spots that just get "stuck". These points in the body can be a housing area for negative or stagnant energy to take residence in, often making us feel lethargic, disinterested, unmotivated and irritable.

Followed by our practice, we will enjoy an extended stay in savasana or restorative pose of your choice, while the singing bowls are played for you. These special crystal bowls bring high vibrational balance into the body.

Once we have done the work to open our physical channels and raise the frequency through the singing bowls, we will enjoy a yoga nidra. In the state of relaxation and high vibration that we will be in, yoga nidra will work to "awaken" the body through the living and ever present mind within the body through gentle and loving awareness.

You can expect to leave feeling refreshed and aligned with your goals and purpose.

Please arrive 10 minutes early. As will most of our ceremonies, we do set the tone by smudging all participants before they enter, to keep the space sacred and clear.

4:20 arrival and smudging
4:30 sacred space and community opening
4:40 yoga practice
5:25 singing bowls
5:40 yoga nidra
6:00 community closing

Investment is $20 or included in membership. Held in St. Charles.

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