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

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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.

First Friday Bodyworker Free Play

Friday, May 5th

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.

Vibrational Healing Featuring Gong ~ Getting Grounded

Saturday, May 13th

3 PM – 4:30 PM

$25 online, $30 at door

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Join us for a powerful afternoon of transformation. This session is designed to connect with personal power, will power, motivation, ambition, courage, and sense of security. Getting grounded is the first step to making sound decisions and manifesting desires. Through specific movements, breathwork and mantra and the awesome vibrational healing power of the gong we reset patterns and clear space for inspiration & growth to occur.

Connecting with the energy of lower chakra system will definitely inspire a sense of security in which we can experience transformation. Practice what you’ve learned regularly to maintain clarity and balance throughout your day, raise energy levels and improve all around health.

Wear workout type clothes – some mats are available.
Feel free to bring paper and pen if you’re inclined to take notes.

Looking forward to expanding with you…

Cacao Ceremony with Meditation & Sound Healing

Saturday, June 3rd

6 PM – 9 PM

$25 advance, $30 at the door

Ceremony entry includes a full serving of cacao.
This event will likely sell out, so advanced registration is recommended.

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Join Nick Meador and OM Honna for a sacred cacao ceremony with meditation and sound healing at Chicago Oneness Center.

In this sacred circle we will drink the indigenous plant medicine cacao, grown organically in northern Guatemala by a farmer Nick knows personally. Pure cacao opens the heart, deepens meditative experiences, and fosters inner/outer connection. We’ll have an opening circle to support everyone’s intentions. And after the holistic experience for mind, body, and spirit, we’ll come back together for integration and sharing.

Nick will lead the OSHO Nadabrahma meditation, involving humming and gentle energy flow. Nick customizes this with his own Inner Waymark wisdom and insights.

Then OM Honna will lead you into deep relaxation with crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, essential oils, and words of guidance.

Please bring a yoga mat, pillow, blanket, water bottle, and anything else that would make you comfortable.

Additional Soul Lift Cacao bars, nibs, and beans will be available for purchase, as well as Maya Eterna hand-made goods from Guatemala and Mexico.

Nick Meador is a holistic event producer and facilitator, transformational coach, cacao connoisseur, entrepreneur, and writer. His mission is to empower and liberate people in a sustainable way. Nick synthesizes a variety of conscious communication and awareness systems into an innovative approach to healing and self-development. This ranges from the practical (Nonviolent Communication, or NVC) to the esoteric (shamanism). He has been hosting events that foster connection for more than a decade, recently including breathwork, ecstatic dance, group process circles, cacao ceremonies, Reiki shares, and hybrids of these. Nick is the founder of Inner Waymark, LLC, creating events, services, and media content based around the idea that we can find meaning, purpose, and direction within. He also runs Soul Lift Cacao, selling organic single-source cacao paste, nibs, beans, and power bars. Find out more at innerwaymark.com.

*Cacao consumption is optional at this event. The energy will be high either way. It is not advised for people taking pharmaceutical anti-depressants or people with a heart condition to have a full serving of raw cacao.

Introduction to Thai Bodywork

Saturday & Sunday, August 5th & 6thintroduction to thai bodywork

9 AM – 6 PM

Early registration (by July 23rd) $225

General registration $275

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.