Sound Wave Symphony

Friday, March 31st

ATTENTION: Additional session on Saturday, April 1st 5 PM – 7:30 PM!

7:30 PM – 9 PM

$25 online, $30 at door

Sound Wave Symphony (SWS) in its current form was born at Sukhava Bodhe Festival in 2016 (Stonehouse Farm, IL, USA), where OM Honna’s premonition to partner with Lisa Devi and Yeshua for her sound healing workshops coalesced with the illuminating powers of Mike McGuian.

Mike originally conceived the name after Phases of the Moon Festival in 2014 (Danville, IL, USA) where he joined practicioners who used sound, yoga, and other modalities in a shared space called The Sanctuary.  Mike was a part of the Sound Healing Team who performed hourly sacred sound healing circles using gongs, bowls, flutes, drums, and more–a sound wave delight!

Several years later, at a time when the world only needs it more, our group is committed to carry that vision forward by uniting several disciplines and mediums: quartz and brass bowls and triangles, wood and metal flutes and drums, amplified effects and electronic synthesis, yoga and reiki.

Together we use these tools to create interactive sound healing journeys intended to raise the vibrations and deepen the intonations which will awaken spiritsfree minds, and restore bodies in today’s world.

First Friday Bodyworker Free Play

Friday, April 7th

7 PM – 10 PM

Free admission

Join Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies, Thai Blossom and Chicago Oneness Center on the First Friday of the month for an informal play session. All floor practitioners are welcome. We come together to practice our craft, enjoy learning, and grow our community of like minded bodyworkers from around the great city of Chicago.

Introduction to Thai Bodywork

Saturday, April 8thintroduction to thai bodywork

9 AM – 6 PM

Early registration (by March 25th) $300

General registration $370

Offering 16 NCBTMB Continuing Education credit hours, Introduction to Bodywork is geared toward massage therapists; yoga teachers and students; energy healers; adventure seekers; and people who are curious about bodywork and the healing arts. It is for those who are looking to get inspired with new ways to move, stretch and connect with others. With a strong focus on mindfulness, breath, and flowing movement, this course will take you on a journey into the heart of bodywork as it is practiced in Thailand.
The class will be conducted on top of a Thai mat on the floor. It will  give you the joyful experience of crawling, rolling and engaging with another person like you did when you were a kid.

About Paul

Paul Fowler is the Director and Co‐Founder of Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies, one of the premier Thai bodywork training programs in the country. He has been teaching Thai massage and meditation for well over a decade. Paul’s classes are laced with wisdom, humor and stories from the Buddhist culture of Thailand. His light­‐hearted and confident approach to the subject as well as his caring attitude toward his students have made him a much loved and sought after teacher in Chicago and beyond.

Open House

Saturday, April 8thopen house

7:30 PM – 11 PM

Free admission

Preregistration is recommended

Join Chicago Oneness Center for our official welcome of Blue Lotus Thai Healing Studies into our home. We will celebrate the coming together and further alignment of our “same same but different” missions with an open house of fun Thai related activities and food! We will have free mini-massage sessions given by Blue Lotus graduates and an introduction to Thai massage as well. There will be a meditation class and for those who have some bodywork experience we will have an advanced class as well. Of course, don’t forget, about the yummy Thai food! Come one, come all and bring your friends for the Thai-m of your life!

Event program

Yoga Studio

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Thai food

7:30 PM – 8:15 PM Touch of Thai (Blue Lotus leads you in a fun exploration into movement and touch)

8:15 PM – 8:45 PM  Presentation by Blue Lotus and Chicago Oneness Center

8:45 PM – 10 PM Mini bodywork sessions and class on Five Elements Yoga with John Sweeney

10 PM – 11 PM Social hour

Thai Blossom Therapy Room 

7 PM – 7:30 PM Meditation class

7:30 PM – 8:10 PM Advanced Thai bodywork class with Paul Fowler

8:50 PM – 10 PM Herbal Compress class with Edita Malakauskaite

Final Intro Talk on Biodynamic CrainoSacral Therapy

Saturday, April 15thcrainosacral therapy

12 PM – 3 PM

At Thai Blossom Therapy Room

Free admission, please register

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The Intro Day is designed to provide a taste of this exciting and evolving body therapy science. You will explore through self experiential exercises and contact sessions the nature of Health and how to feel the expressions of Health as subtle biodynamic motions in the body. We will discuss trauma and how its effects are safely resolved with BCST. You will have a chance to meet some of the course tutors and discuss the course structure and material.

About the training

The training offers a 50 day practitioner course for individuals wanting to become qualified craniosacral therapists. The training is biodynamic in its approach orienting to the body’s natural wisdom and allowing innate intelligent processes to arise and bring about authentic change. These changes will be physiological and psycho-emotional. The body’s own priorities for change are listened for and encouraged to arise. The art of the therapist is to connect with the underlying forces of health and facilitate a process of natural reorganisation. These forces express as subtle motion of tissues and fluids that can be felt by sensitive hands. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy takes a whole-person approach to healing and the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit are deeply acknowledged.

Living anatomy

In order to become aware of subtle motions and qualities in the body it’s necessary to develop a high degree of sensitivity. To enable this, the course places an emphasis on body awareness exercises and covers anatomy through self-experiencing. This opens up ways of becoming more body conscious and creates an ability to differentiate tissues and structures within your own body and ultimately in your client’s. The course therefore includes anatomy as a way to increase body awareness.

http://www.bodyintelligence.com/chicago

Acro Partner Yoga Workshop for Families & Friends

Saturday, April 15th

5 PM – 6:30 PM

$20 single admission

$30 admission for two

Preregistration is recommended

Laughter is guaranteed as yogi’s learn to fly! Taking turns in small groups to find balance and conversation. This extremely playful practice brings kids 5 to 65 together for fitness, fun and friendship. The practice requires clear communication and encourages deep connections as groups work together to solve obstacles. Finding solutions to these challenges and protecting each other from injury naturally become the communal objective. Families, couples, friends and singles, are at ease in the mix. The unique practice brings many generations of yogis together to cultivate friendship along with community, from the ground right to the sky.
 
“Connecting with our true spirit and with each other unlocks magic!” -Lucia
 
Lucia Cigan is well known in Chicago for teaching Acro, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin and Gentle Yoga styles and meditation. She has become equally well known as a senior level Thai Bodywork practitioner and Shiatsu Therapist.
 
Lucia is a second generation, Chicago born yoga instructor and Eastern Medicine bodywork practitioner. She approaches life and teaching as artistic explorations of transformation. Lucia practices Thai Bodywork, and Shiatsu Therapy which utilizes Chinese Medicine and Acupoints. Lucia also teaches Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin and Gentle Yoga classes and workshops around Chicago’s Northshore and abroad. She gives back to her community, through continued volunteer and local collaboration.
 
Lucia also loves to rock and ice climb, slackline, snowboard, cycle, dance and read.
 
Lucia is excited to offer this series of workshops designed to use the healing medicine of laughter and play, alongside the benefits of yoga and massage. Her workshops foster new friendships and cultivate deeply fulfilling relationships within safe community space.
 
All ages and All levels, All are welcome!

Ocean of Devotion Gong-Meditation

Saturday, April 22ndpreston klik

2 PM – 3:30 PM

$30 online

$35 at the door

Preston Klik’s Ocean of Devotion Gong-Meditation is a gentle, often quiet, but at times powerfully intense experience. It’s a 90-minute acoustic journey with periods of verbal guidance. Preston plays a 36-inch Heart Gong, as well as crystal & Himalayan bowls, ocean & frame drums, Indian swarmpura, chimes, and more to provide a dynamic auditory experience. This richly cinematic musical odyssey-meditation is as beautiful to the eye as it is to the ear, heart, body, mind and spirit.

• “If prayer had a sound, this might be it.”
• Remove barriers between your Self and your fullest expression of Love.
• Use sacred sound to dissolve and release dis-empowering stories.
• Align your Self with Source so that Spirit can express through you, AS you.

About Preston

Preston Klik combines his love of sound with his passion for spirituality in his true Calling: Sound Healing-Meditation. As a Gong-Whisperer, he creates sacred space so others enter a Portal of Higher Consciousness. He lives with his wife Emily in their Temple Synphorium, Evanston IL. 

Preston is a follower of many teachers and paths: Amma, Christ, Ken Wilber, Buddha, Adi Da, Adyashanti, Dalai Lama, Eckhart Tolle, Gandhi, Landmark Forum, Mother Teresa, Rumi, TM.

Sounds

• Preston Klik: Sounds Of Silence #1 – Gong Calls To Me  https://youtu.be/QuKDOEdadNI
• Preston Klik: Sounds Of Silence #2 – Sacred Unity Prayer https://youtu.be/tCjzM-Xwc5E
• More info and testimonials @ www.thekliks.com/#!ocean-of-devotion-gong-wash/c1hi6

The Art of Yin and Yang Yoga: class with Master Paulie Zink, a founder of Yin Yoga

Wednesday, April 26thpaulie zink

7 pm – 8 pm

General admission $35

Buy now or at the door

Note! Classes get packed, don’t wait till the last day!

“Yin and Yang Yoga: An Exploration in Stillness, Alchemy, Power and Flow.”
– Paulie Zink

This class will reveal the deeper dimensions of Yin and Yang yoga. From the stillness of Yin comes motion.

The purpose of Yin yoga is to grow the body flexible and promote healing, to develop our flow of energy, and to enliven our innate ability to move with fluidity, power, and grace.

Paulieʼs approach to yoga is about following our own individual path. By presenting his art in a personal, authentic, and accessible manner Paulie gently guides us in opening to our intuitive hearts and discovering the unique artist that is inherent in each of us.

The class will include both the yin and yang aspects of yoga postures that are inspired by the movements of animals and that activate the elemental forces contained within our energetic field. Through this practice we fully engage our connection with the natural world, we awaken to our spontaneous and playful spirit, we transcend the boundaries of assumed limitations and learn more than just a technique for doing yoga, we learn a way of being yoga, of living it in our day to day lives. We can then bring these gifts to the lives of those we touch.

Paulie Zink approach

Master Paulie Zink is the founder of Yin yoga. He received intensive private training for ten years as the sole protege of  Chinese Taoist yoga and Kung fu Master Cho Chat Ling. A three time international martial arts grand-champion, Paulie is renowned for his fluidity, flexibility and artistry of motion. Through his many years of practice and study Paulie continues to evolve his unique style of yoga that is rooted in the ancient Taoist tradition he learned. With his relaxed and playful demeanor, students find him to be a very approachable and enjoyable teacher.

Paulie teaches students how to approach our yoga practice in a new and fun way that is dynamic, animated, and spontaneous. He encourages students to free their minds from the constraints of analytical thinking and theory. Paulie’s style of yoga is about following our own individual path. He gently guides us in opening to our intuitive hearts and discovering the unique artist that is inherent in each of us. He brings to his teaching over 35 years experience and a profound knowledge he conveys with a simple clarity that comes from true understanding.