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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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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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 

$30 Investment

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!   

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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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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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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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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!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=41361&stype=-8&sTG=5&sVT=7&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=03%2F21%2F19

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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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Thai Massage Workshop
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

Thai Massage Workshop

This class is open to everyone.

Thai Yoga Massage is an elegant and interactive form of meditative bodywork that combines assisted yoga stretching, acupressure, gentle rocking, and rhythmic compression along energy lines. In this workshop, participants will learn to effectively use their hands, forearms, elbows, and feet to open and gently release blockages that inhibit the flow of energy, or Qi. Essential elements of Thai Yoga Massage, its historical context, and fundamental techniques applied in the supine, prone, side-lying, and seated positions will be taught.

Participants will receive guidance to give and recieve a 45-60 minute basic full-body Thai Yoga Massage that can be shared amongst them and a friend or significant other. The course will have lecture, demonstration, and hands-on components.

The investment for this event is $35 for individuals or $60 per couple. Please call to reserve spots for couples. Space is limited so pre-registration is suggested.

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Current Vibrations-restoring harmony through music
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Current Vibrations-restoring harmony through music

The experience of live music is an ever evolving vibrational relationship between the audience and the artist. It is with this relationship in mind that Marnie Lyn, Jay Taylor, and Bloom Wellness have crafted an evening of music. You are invited to co-create this experience through your role as an audience member. Marnie Lyn is a musical artist based in Chicago, IL. As a singer and songwriter, Marnie shares with her audience the spirit and honesty of a storyteller. Marnie’s musical training, begun at age 5 on an electric keyboard, continued for years on the piano. Eventually, Marnie was drawn to acoustic and electric guitar as more fitting instruments for her soothing voice and dynamic energy. Marnie invites true connection with her audience, incorporating original ballads and less structured lyrical compositions as well as her favorite cover songs. Each performance unfolds in its unique, mysterious way, depending on the feel of the room. She encourages listeners to journey with her, and intimately explore a shared humanness. Jay Taylor is a musician, sound healer, and urban farmer living in Chicago. Over the past 15 years he has created a diverse array of music including hip-hop beats, acoustic folk, and jazz inspired pop. 2018 was a year of transition as Jay moved out of a 10 year teaching position and began facilitating meditation with sound. It was through his experimentation with a gong and crystal bowls that Jay began creating his latest batch of songs. These guitar driven compositions explore spiritual truth and questions and work to engage listeners through guided visualizations and other techniques for the release of stress and for Self-discovery.

The investment for this experience is $12 if pre-registered by Feb 3, or $17 thereafter and at the door.

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Kula in Practice
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Kula in Practice

KULA IN PRACTICE 

A community donation and practice to support the homeless 


Community is defined as people of a district or country considered collectively, especially in the context of social values and responsibilities.  Step into your role of supporting your community by attending this special donation based trauma sensitive yoga class.  This is open to those with or without knowledge or experience with yoga. This practice is suitable for any age or ability.  
Following class we will come together and create care packages for the homeless. There are 3 ways to support our homeless • drop off donation items for care packages at Bloom Wellness 1020 Cedar Ave suite 230 • cash donations (drop off at Bloom, St. Charles)• attend practice and build care packages You choose to either donate your care packages to the center of your choice or hand deliver them to the homeless as you see necessary.
Items to consider for care packages: •Gloves •Scarfs •Handwarmers •Socks •Hygiene items (toothpaste/ toothbrush) •First aid items •Shelf stable food that requires no cooking or tools to open (bagged tuna/peanut butter/ fruit cups/ applesauce packs/ granola bars/ crackers/ ect •Oranges •Water •Spaceblanket 
Class is open to all Cash donations excepted to support Lazarus House in St. Charles.  Sunday January 27 1:00-3:00pm

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Microgreens 101: Learning to Grow
Jan
26
12:30 PM12:30

Microgreens 101: Learning to Grow

Jay Taylor is a musician, sound healer, and urban farmer. He first began growing food while teaching at Carlos Fuentes Elementary in Chicago. The home/school experiment began with growing leafy greens in jars, then tomatoes in buckets, and finally an automated tower system. The limitations of these methods in terms of production and electricity consumption became obvious so Jay began looking into alternatives. The answer he found was microgreens. They were cheap to produce, easy to grow, took less than two weeks to harvest, were high yielding, superbly nutritious, and undeniably delicious. Microgreens 101 was born out of Jay’s desire to support others in tapping their own power and taking control of what they put into their body.

Jay is offering you a hands on experience in soiling, compressing, watering, and seeding a tray of Peashoots. Through this process you will learn how to consistently grow highly nutritious and delicious food in your home. The course will focus on the procedures of planting, growing, and harvesting microgreens and will feature essential information about water filtration, lighting, soil, and seed. When it is time to go you will take your tray and step-by-step procedures and finish the growing and harvesting process at home. In less than two weeks your harvest will yield roughly 1 pound of food with a grocery store value of $30!

When? January 26th from 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Investment: $45 Advance Registration by 1/25/19*

$55 Walk-In on 1/26/19*

*Must have at least of 4 people registered by 1/25 to hold this workshop. Pre-Registration is recommended as seeds must be soaked over night in preparation. Walk-ins will not be guaranteed the full range of materials.

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Meet the Author- Kay Eck  -Divorce: a love story
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Meet the Author- Kay Eck -Divorce: a love story

Join author Kay Eck
For a reading and discussion
From her new book Divorce: a love story

Sunday, January 20
7 – 8:30 pm

Bloom Yoga
1020 Cedar Avenue, Suite 230
St. Charles, Illinois

“Kay Eck’s moving and melodic memoir brings us in close-range view of her maples journey to consciously uncouple from her husband of nearly 30 years. She takes us along as she sorts through thorny emotions and potent truths before finding solid footing in her own life. Her sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous path takes her on a rich and bumpy ride through self-discover, unplanned healing and luminous growth. Beautifuly written and honestly portrayed, Divorce: a love story cracks marriage wide open revealing the hidden light radiating from within every partnership especially the one we have with our Self.

"I just finished this beautiful book... or poem... there's not really a name that I know of for what it is. More than a story about conscious uncoupling, it is a window into the heart of a mystic that also happens to illumine a (r)evolutionary antidote to the mass hypnosis that would have us sleep-walking through the unconscious habit of trying to "ex" love out of our hearts. I loved it." -- T.A.

Books available on site for purchase and signing.

Kay Eck is an astute observer of what she calls the “devastating and incandescent shared human journey”. With a career path that has traversed the fields of journalism, public relations, motherhood, fine arts, business management and yoga, her lifelong devotion has been in leading a conscious and purpose-filled life and mentoring others along the path of sacred self-love.

Connect with Kay at: kayeck@sbcglobal.net
Facebook.com/kay.eck.79
Facebook.com/kayeckauthor
YouTube: https://bit.ly/2NLv03x
Instagram & Twitter @kaysawake

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A Chair for Yoga: 6 Course Series
Jan
19
to Feb 16

A Chair for Yoga: 6 Course Series

Teachers and students will benefit from this mindfully designed course that focuses on assisting and improving our practice through the use of a chair.

This course is divided into 6 purposeful categories, to offer clear guidance on the use of the chair in yoga, based on different needs. A manual for later reference will be supplied, as well as a yoga chair to take home.

The course dates and times:

  1. Alignment, Jan 19 12-2

  2. Deep Stretch Jan 19 2:30-4:30

  3. Modifications for a gentler approach Feb 2 12-2

  4. Advancing Asana Feb 2 2:30-4:30

  5. Inversions and arm balances Feb 16 12-2

  6. Restorative Feb 16 2:30-4:30

Each clas is $85, or emjoy the whole course at a discounted rate of $450. This course accounts for YA CE hours for teachers. Please pre-register to insure your supplies are available.

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Finding True Peace by Forgiving All with Bhante Sujatha
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Finding True Peace by Forgiving All with Bhante Sujatha

Finding true Peace (by forgiving everyone)… a discussion on how to let go and move on. By Bhante Sujatha Buddha said, to understand everything is to forgive everything. Does this make you mad? Yes, me too sometimes. It’s easy to say we forgive but not easy to do, especially when someone has wronged or hurt us. All the wisdom teachings I know of invite us to find true inner peace by letting go of the hurt others have caused. When we realize that to hold on to anger only causes us harm, it becomes more urgent to learn ways to cultivate compassion and extend forgiveness. A common misunderstanding is the belief that once you forgive you are done. I have found, forgiveness requires daily renewal and vigilant effort. As with all things in this life, our feelings change moment by moment, so, we have to work to forgive again and again every day, every moment. Please join me in a conversational workshop on forgiveness and the steps we must take to truly forgive ourselves and others, love ourselves, and renew this commitment every day. Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace – Buddha Date: Saturday, January 13, 3-5 pm. Event donation is $35. Why Should You attend? Bhante believes his purpose is not only to teach meditation, but also, “teaching people how to be happy.” Proceeds go to to Bhante’s Incubator Project in Sri Lanka Bhante does his book signing after workshop and his Cds also available to purchase. Bhante Sujatha, a 30+ year Buddhist Monk, is singularly focuses on adding more love in the world. Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment. His approach to meditation is deep and simple, bringing core Buddhist teachings to everyone in a way that is practical and easy to understand. A joyful, radiant, funny and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence. He is originally from Sri Lanka and is the head monk / abbot of the Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in Woodstock, IL.

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Let's Meet in the Field of Love
Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Meet in the Field of Love

Let’s Meet in the Field of Love

led by Kay Eck with accompaniment by Ryan Carney on Cello and

Lisa Trunkenbolz on Crystal Bowls and Voice

Saturday, January 5

7 – 9:30 pm

Donations in any amount for our musicians gratefully accepted.

Please register in advance as space is limited.

Come benefit from the high vibration of a community gathered quietly together in the supportive field of peace, unity & love. Come as you are to be who you are, even if neither of those is clear to you.

There will be no set format for your participation - you will be encouraged to breathe easily and deeply, move consciously, relax as you see fit, sit silently if you desire. We ask that you arrive on time, but feel free to stay only as long as you like.

The times are requiring each of us to peel away all masks, drop false perceptions, dissolve deep layers of conditioning and BE who we authentically are. The accelerated energetics of 2019 will be unlike anything we’ve ever felt before in humankind. And while our soul-Selves are whooping and cheering about being on the rollercoaster they’ve been waiting eons to ride, our human-Selves might be desperately clutching at the perception of an insufficient safety bar.

You were not meant to be here alone.

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30 Day Yoga Challenge
Jan
5
to Feb 3

30 Day Yoga Challenge

Recommit to your practice with us!
This challenge is flexible and will encourage you to give back to yourself, and broaden your understanding of Yoga.

Here are the rules:

1. Practice one of the following ways daily-
   •in studio classes
   •personal home practice
   •meditation
   •karma service
2. Snap a picture
3. Post on Facebook and/or IG with @bloomyogacenter and #bloomchallenge2019
4.  Must participate every day from Jan 5-Feb3

All participants who finish this challenge will receive

●the benefits of abhyasa
●60 min bodywork treatment of your choice: Trigger point release with Rachel at Bloom or Thai massage with Linda at Soul Flow

Massage must be booked and used within 6 months.

Register for classes at bloomyogacenter.org

*massage awarded to package holding members of Bloom only

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