11:00 AM11:00


Our feet are our very foundation. Walk, run, skip or just stand there, your feet are doing the work.  Join Jennifer Hollister in this all-levels workshop:

·      explore basic foot and ankle anatomy, stretches, strengthening and balance training.  

·      Learn how to ease plantar fascitis, bunions, low arches, flat feet and hammertoes.

·      Take home a routine to keep your feet balanced and energized.

Don’t tip toe around good foot health - jump in Feet First!

Please come ten minutes early to set up and wear cozy clothes. You just need access to those feet! Please also bring a yoga mat and a blanket if you like extra padding.  

Cost: $25.00 pre-registration,  $30.00 at door.  Payment may be made via Venmo, Zelle or cash/check. Please email Jennifer to register: jennifer@bergquist.us 

Space is limited, register now to secure your spot!

You can learn more about Jennifer on her website: www.JenniferHollisterYoga.com

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Group Sound Healing Meditation with Craniosacral Therapy
7:30 PM19:30

Group Sound Healing Meditation with Craniosacral Therapy

Join sound practitioner Venus Sabay, and Craniosacral Therapy (CST) practitioner Jennifer Gaspers for a soothing night of sound healing and craniosacral therapy! 

While Venus provides the meditative healing sounds of crystal bowls, singing bowls, and chimes, Jennifer will apply a gentle touch to the sacrum and head. This will relax your body into the balancing process, and restore integrity to the entire nervous system. 

Experience this powerful healing combination and release on a deeper level, while expanding your consciousness. Space is very limited, reserve your spot now by emailing Venus at Qibird00@gmail.com. The cost is $40 - Cash, Check PayPal, Venmo accepted. 

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winter solstice energy healing
10:00 AM10:00

winter solstice energy healing

Friday Dec 21st 10am-5pm
Saturday Dec 22nd 9:30am-12:30pm 
By appointment only

Winter Solstice is a powerful time of reflection as we embrace the darkest night of the year. As a renewal, we welcome growth, warmth, and new life, activating our inner light. The return of sun energy magnifies the powers of the mind, soul, and energy field.  Use this auspicious time to honor the wisdom within and reset for the coming months.

Venus will be offering Chelation Energy Healing for the Winter Solstice. 
Cost is $80 for 60 minute sessions. Space is limited, email Venus at Qibird00@gmail.com. PayPal, Venmo, cash accepted. Must put a 50% deposit down to hold your spot. 

What is Chelation (Key-lay-shun)?
This hands on technique draws out impurities on a physical level, while it charges and balances the aura. Earth energy is channeled into the client in progressive steps, moving up the body. Helpful for those who need a chakra tune up, who experience muscle tension, and in extreme cases, for those who have undergone chemotherapy.



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TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises) Workshop
10:00 AM10:00

TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises) Workshop

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

Register Here

$40 per person; $5 off if you use the code BLUEBIRD 

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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 Guided Body Scan Meditation with Sound Bowls
7:45 PM19:45

Guided Body Scan Meditation with Sound Bowls

Michael Volpe will lead the evening with a guided body scan meditation to settle your thoughts, and enter into the subconscious mind. This will allow you to tap into the inherent intelligence of the body, paving the way to higher realms of consciousness.

While you are in a deep, blissful, meditative state, Venus Sabay will play the Himalayan and crystal bowls. Sound has the profound ability to restore and harmonize the body on a cellular level.  As the mind enters an Alpha or Theta brainwave state, these frequencies can bring about clarity, creativity and spiritual awareness. Allow the vibrational tones of the bowls to wash over you, elevating your experience.

Meditation is done lying down, yoga mat provided. Feel free to bring a blanket and pillow. Stay for tea and share you experiences!

$40, cash or check only. Email Venus Sabay (qibird00@gmail.com) to reserve your spot or to ask any questions!

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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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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.
• 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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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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