Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Vegetable Fermentation for Beginners: Easy. Safe. Fun.

What's not to love about fermented vegetables? Properly prepared, they tickle your taste buds while providing you with the beneficial bacteria you need to absorb nutrients and enhance your mood. They're a snap to make, and they never fail to impress at family gatherings. On top of that, they connect you to a history of food production that's literally thousands of years old. Fermented foods are a part of traditional diets all over the world. And once you know a few simple tricks, they can become a regular part of your diet as well.

Join Thom Heil, licensed acupuncturist and home fermentation enthusiast, to learn the basics of vegetable fermentation for yourself. Start a fun new hobby, and become a part of human history while getting your daily dose of probiotics. In this class, you'll get to taste fermented dilly carrots and home-made sauerkraut, as well as some delicious fermented beverages. Then you'll learn how to make ferments in your own kitchen, quickly and safely, with a minimum of effort and equipment.

Two lucky participants will walk away with a jar of vegetables to start fermenting right away.

By the end of class, you'll have:

  • A thorough knowledge of the basics of fermentation
  • 3 easy and delicious fermentation recipes to try at home
  • The confidence to experiment with ferments of your own
  • Access to a fermentation expert to answer your questions

Cost: $40/person.  Call or email Thom to reserve your spot!(872) 216-9612; thomheillac@gmail.com 

Payment may be in the form of cash, check (made out to Thom Heil), or via PayPal to thomheillac@gmail.com

 

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Apr
22
11:30 AM11:30

Introduction to Natural Childbirth Workshop

This workshop will provide you with a variety of information and handouts to help you and your partner feel more prepared for childbirth.

$50 per couple, register here with Chicago Family Doulas.

This workshop will provide you with a variety of information and handouts to help you and your partner feel more prepared for childbirth.
Topics
• Birth preferences and options
• Preparing a birth preference sheet
• Positions for labor and birth
• Repositioning baby
• Getting labor started naturally
• Labor warm ups vs. real labor
• What to expect at the hospital or homebirth
• Relaxation techniques
• 3 R’s of birth
• Protecting the sacred hour
• Breastfeeding brief

Many useful handouts will be provided!

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Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises) Workshop

Presented by Jennifer L. Rolnick, Psy.D., Certified TRE® Provider

Register Here

$40 per person

As mammals, we have a unique, naturally occurring shaking/tremor response that occurs in the body to release the excess charge after significant stress or a traumatic event. Created by Dr. David Berceli, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. TRE® is a series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma.  When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

In this workshop, you will be taught the TRE® exercises and brought through a tremor session. It is experiential and is intended for those who are new to TRE® or who need a refresher, so that you can practice TRE® on your own. This modality is for anyone who serves others, is seeking a natural and effective tool for reducing the impact of everyday stress on their mind and body, and wishes to increase their ability to facilitate healing. No prior level of physical fitness or special ability is required.

 

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Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Healing Meditation with Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, and chimes: A journey to the heart 

Experience the effortless release of stagnant energies, mental blocks, and emotional stress! Sound has the profound ability to restore and harmonize the body on a cellular level.  The resonant tones of the bowls calm the overactive mind into alpha and theta brainwave states.  These frequencies access the subconscious, bring about deep insight, creativity, and spiritual awareness.  

We will start with a guided meditation activating self love.  Then allow the healing sounds of Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, and chimes wash over and fill your entire being with clarity and love. 

$30, space is limited, email Venus to reserve your spot at Qibird00@gmail.com.

 

Instructor Bio

Venus combines her two passions–music and energy work–to utilize the power of vibrational sound.  As a Certified Medical Qi Gong Instructor and musician, it was natural for her to delve into the world of sound healing.  In honor of self-discovery and truth, she guides each person to their own unique path via healing in the mind-body relationship.  Her classes and workshops allow each individual to experience their inner universe with significance and ease, creating a more harmonious life.

She currently leads classes and sound meditations at Sat Nam Yoga Chicago in the West Loop, and Healing Foundations in Roscoe Village.

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