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Kirtan with The Bhakti Caravan Band and Ellen Radha Katz


Kirtan event with The Bhakti Caravan Band and Ellen Radha Katz, psychotherapist and clinical director of Inner Balance, in Northbrook, will take place from 8-10 pm on April 13 at Yoga Now, in downtown Chicago. Kirtan is a form of devotional meditation that involves call-andresponse mantras sung in ancient Sanskrit, evoking protective and healing energy. The practice is The Bhakti Caravan Band known to expand our awareness and reduce stress.  Breath, mantra, rhythm and melody all combine to heal our energy fields. No prior experience is necessary; beginners are welcome. Cost: $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Location: 742 N. LaSalle Dr., Chicago. For tickets and more information, visit the Events page at For more info on Katz, visit See ad in the Community Resource Guide.

Milagro World Center to Open Resale Location


he grand opening celebration of Wild Raspberry will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 27, at Arlington Club Commons, 9 Huntington Lane, in Wheeling. The resale shop offers gently used clothing for women and men, new and pre-owned jewelry, books, music, miniworkshops, a coffee bar and more. As an initiative of the Milagro World Center, the store is part of the global movement toward sustainable living. Donating clothing or buying secondhand helps the textile recycling industry divert 20 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste from landfills. In addition, hundreds of gallons of fresh water are saved that would otherwise be required to grow cotton fiber and manufacture new items.

Manifesting a Soulmate with Arielle Ford


rielle Ford, bestselling author of the Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction, will conduct a daylong workshop, Manifesting a Soulmate, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 27, at Infinity Foundation, in Highland Park. Participants will engage in a hands-on, content-rich focus on forgiveness and powerful techniques to create the partner of their dreams, important things to do to prepare heart, mind and spirit, and how to prepare the home to receive a soulmate. Ford will show how to have a lifetime of happiness and love by practicing powerful rituals and processes designed to manifest a soulmate. Attendees will discover the best ways to meet, date and mate potential partners. Transformational rituals and other energetic shifting will empower them to create and attract the perfect partner; prepare a Arielle Ford soulmate wish list and engage in a release ritual; and renew the intention to manifest a soulmate with a new perspective, ability and certainty.

The Center offers virtual education programs, and will present a six-week intensive online class and work group, Become An Expert Intuitive, with intuition pioneer and bestselling author Penney Peirce, beginning May 4. The Milagro World Center’s mission is to provide education, events and community space dedicated to profound personal growth. Their focus is on the expanded capacities of the new human and new society, the experience of our shared humanity, compassionate stewardship and organizational development that advances consciousness toward solutions for a better future for all.

Cost is $110. CEUs for 14 professionals available. Location: 1280 Old Skokie Rd., Highland Park. For more information and registration, visit See ad in the Community Resource Guide.

For more information, call 224-676-1125 or visit To register for the online course, visit

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