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Psychic Holistic Fair at Enlightened Balance – Apr 12-14. 10am-5pm, Fri; 9am-6pm, Sat; 9am4pm, Sun. Readings, body balancing, artist trunk shows, classes. Free to enter; classes starting at $10, private sessions starting at $20. Enlightened Balance Chakra Spa, 30 N Williams St, Brink Street Market, Ste F, Crystal Lake. 815-307-1180. EnlightenedBalance.com.

Expansive Extended Gong Bath – 7-9pm. With Richard Rudis. Experience a dynamic gong bath with sacred sound overtones and harmonics that touch the realms where emotional balance, cellular healing, and spiritual awareness expand. Absorb this vibrational sound healing experience that frees up, boosts and shifts your energy. $40. Infinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Rd, Highland Park. 847-831-8828. For details & to register: InfinityFoundation.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

MONDAY, APRIL 15

Soul Transformation Retreat­ – Apr 13-14. 9am4pm. With Heather Faun Basl. A 2-day retreat where we remove and clear thought patterns and energies that are preventing us from living life in freedom. Unlock your potential and be the light you are meant to be. $299. Glenview. Register: HeatherFaunBasl. com/classes-2. Pre-Certification EFT Workshop – 9:30am5:30pm. Experience and learn EFT basics. This is the first of 2 days for certification for “EFT With A Guarantee.” The class is for someone new to EFT and for professionals. Full certification requires 2 full days plus practice sessions. $95. SoderWorld Wellness Center, 16 W 501 Nielson Ln, Willowbrook. More info, Tom: 708-955-3634 or EFT-Tom.com.  Chicago IANDS – 2-5pm. Support/study/resource forum for near-death, out-of-body and spiritual experiences, losses.  Guest speaker Jane Deforest, NDEr, psychic medium, artist, author, leader of Portland IANDS.  $20 donation. Evanston Hospital, Frank Auditorium, 2650 Ridge Ave, Evanston.  847-251-5758. ChicagoIANDS.org. Kirtan with Radha Ellen Katz and The Bhakti Caravan – 8-10pm. Kirtan is a traditional form of devotional meditation through singing call and response mantras, evoking protective and healing energy from our creative Source. It raises spirit, expands consciousness and reduces stress. Beginners welcome. $10/advance, $15/at door. Yoga Now, 742 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago. YogaNowChicago.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Palm Sunday (Christianity) The Spiritual Forum – 10am. Join other spiritual journeyers for facilitated dialogue on spiritual topics, which we record as a podcast. To learn about each week’s topic subscribe to our newsletter on website. A meditation group meets at 9am and A Course in Miracles group meets at 11:30am. The Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St, Deerfield. TheSpiritualForum.org. Lymphormation – 12-2pm. 2nd Sun. Enjoy a complimentary lymph lecture followed by 10-15min manual lymph drainage with Sharon M. Vogel, CLT-LANA Candidate, LMT, BCTMB. National Lymphatic Centers, 5002 Main St, Ste A, Downers Grove. 630-241-4100. RSVP: Lymphatics.net. Healthy Homes: Environmental Toxin Class – 2-3pm. 2nd Sun.  Enjoy a complimentary lecture by Sharon Vogel, CLT, about becoming aware of riding everyday irritants and clinically proven toxins to create a healthy home. National Lymphatic Centers, 5002 Main St, Ste A, Downers Grove. 630-241-4100. RSVP: Lymphatics.net.

Headache Relief: East/West Solutions – Apr 15 & 22. 9am-4pm. In this 2-day practical course, explore headache relief using both East Asian and Western assessment, differential diagnostic clinical considerations, and bodywork and non-bodywork treatment approaches. Accessory approaches consider include clinical aromatherapy, liniments, the use of cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, hydrotherapy and others. $300. 12 CEs for professional therapists. Zen Shiatsu Chicago, 825A Chicago Ave, Evanston. 847-864-1130. ZenShiatsuChicago.org. Beginning Astrology Level 2 – Mondays, Apr 15-May 20. 7:30-9:30pm. 6 wks. Learn Transits, Progressions, Synastry, Composite Charts, Solar Arcs and Solar Returns. Requires basic astrological knowledge and a knowledge of interpretation. $180; $150/registration by Apr 8. Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W Belmont, Chicago. 773-327-7224. Info@LifeForceArts.org. AstrologicalDetails.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 NOW Sports: Products Backed By Science – 5:306:30pm. Bryan Morin, NOW Sports Educator, will be sharing information on NOW Sports products and the importance of using clean supplements to achieve your fitness goals. NOW is certified by Informed Sport, the World’s leading anti-doping agency. Free. Fruitful Yield Schaumburg, 168 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg. 847-882-2999. Welcome Back, River Otters! – 7pm. River otters have returned to the Chicago area in 2015 after decades of absence caused by trapping, habitat destruction and poor water quality. Chris Anchor, a senior wildlife biologist with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, will share the story of their discovery, the factors behind their return, and what the future holds for their survival locally. Free. Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park. For more info & complete schedule, Rena Cohen: 847-831-0331. LakeCookAudubon.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 Free Shiatsu Intro – 10am-12:30pm. Learn the fundamental techniques and philosophies of Zen Shiatsu, and chat with current students and instructors. Zen Shiatsu Chicago, 825A Chicago Ave, Evanston. 847-864-1130. ZenShiatsuChicago.org. “Who Am I” Class – 7pm. Led by Uma Girish, Grief and Loss Guide. She works with spiritually oriented women who are struggling through different kinds of life transitions. She helps them heal from loss and transform their pain into purpose so that they can make meaning of their loss and find joy again. Free-will offering. Unity Northwest Church, 259 E Central Rd, Des Plaines. 847-297-0997. UnityNorthwest.org.

Be brave enough to live life creatively— the creative place where no one else has ever been. ~Alan Alda

Wine, Wrinkles and Wellness – 7-8pm Looking for ways to stop the clock, and reverse aging inside and out? Come join us. Bring a friend and you both with receive free gifts valued at $10. Come sample some amazing anti-aging products for cellular health, fine lines and wrinkles and receive a set of hydrating and moisturizing eye patches to give the area under your eyes a youthful glow. Wellness Empowered, 2177 Shermer Rd, Northbrook. RSVP, Mary: 224-628-1246. Groundcovers: Sun and Shade – 7-9pm. $95/ series. The Resiliency Institute, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville. 630-477-9910. Register: TheResiliencyInstitute.net.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Stress, Hormones & Belly Fat – 6-7:30pm. Join us for this free educational seminar on the connections among stress, hormones, belly fat and your health, presented by national speaker and wellness expert Dr. Meena Malhotra, lead medical doctor at Heal n Cure clinic. If you’re sick of just putting band-aids on big problems and are looking for a completely different approach to medicine, this is it. Maggiano’s Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Ctr, Space A28, Skokie. Register: 847-665-9877 or HealNCure.com/rsvp. Your Self as Your Friend – 7-8:30pm. A refreshing and restorative evening to receive guidance and simple practices, so you can embrace more self-love, energy and joy. Donation. Inner Balance, 350 Pfingsten Rd, Ste 107, Northbrook. Sarah Karnes: 262-745-8362. Meetup.com/Inner-Balance-Meditation.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Good Friday (Christianity) Passover begins at sundown (Judaism) Barefoot Shiatsu: Feet, Knees and Elbows in Shiatsu – Apr 19-20. 9am-4pm. Barefoot Shiatsu is mat work, integrating the use of feet, knees and elbows for the purpose of applying sustained pressure. Techniques will be demonstrated in supine and prone positions. Emphasis is given towards fluidity of transition, and the seamless rhythmic application of techniques. $300. 12 CEs for professional therapists. Zen Shiatsu Chicago, 825A Chicago Ave, Evanston. 847-864-1130. ZenShiatsuChicago.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

See NAChicago.com for latest events. Clean Beauty with Mineral Fusion – – 11:30am12:30pm. What is “Clean Beauty” and why is it important? Discover what makes natural skin care and cosmetics the healthy and radiant choice. Free. Fruitful Yield Elmwood Park, 7230 W North Ave, Elmwood Park. 708-395-5880. FruitfulYield.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Easter (Christianity) Ridvan begins (Bahai’i)

The Spiritual Forum – 10am. Join other spiritual journeyers for facilitated dialogue on spiritual topics, which we record as a podcast. To learn about each week’s topic subscribe to our newsletter on website. A meditation group meets at 9am and A Course in Miracles group meets at 11:30am. The Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm St, Deerfield. TheSpiritualForum.org.

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Profile for Natural Awakenings Chicago magazine

April 2019 Natural Awakenings Chicago Magazine  

Chicago's go-to resource for living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle!

April 2019 Natural Awakenings Chicago Magazine  

Chicago's go-to resource for living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle!