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 spirits, free minds, and restore bodies in today’s world.
Friday, April 7th
7 PM – 10 PM
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 8th
7:30 PM – 11 PM
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!
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 15th
12 PM – 3 PM
At Thai Blossom Therapy Room
Free admission, please register
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.
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.
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
Ocean of Devotion Gong-Meditation
Saturday, April 22nd
2 PM – 3:30 PM
$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.
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.
• 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-
The Art of Yin and Yang Yoga: class with Master Paulie Zink, a founder of Yin Yoga
Wednesday, April 26th
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.