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Solstice Fest 2017

Join us June 24th

Summer Soulstice Sat Nam Yoga Fest 2017: A full day of fun under the sun!

Celebrate the ‘Soulstice’ with the vibrant community of Sat Nam Yoga Chicago. Welcome the warmth and nurturing nature of nature with open arms and an open heart, honor the sun, and light up your life! We’ll be celebrating with a full day of classes and activities, capping off this most spirited day with a Multi Gong Sound Journey and a Kirtan Campfire with Devi 2000. Join us in joy!

Time: 10:00am-9:00pm

We’ve got quite the day planned! Choose between several yoga classes, internal martial arts, body and energy workers, tarot readers and so much more! Enter the raffle for a chance to win a 3 month membership. All Levels are always welcome. No experience necessary. If you are curious, COME.  All events are first come, first served and there is plenty to explore!

Cost:
$25 Full Day (Early Bird pricing before 6/17)
$35 Full Day (Register on or after 6/17)
$20 Half Day pass
$20 Full Day Monthly Memberships

Inside

Mini Yoga Mala: Sun Salutations Kick Off!
10am-11am

Start the day in reverence of the sun and harnessing its constant life-giving energy! Gian Arjan Singh will lead us through a Mini-Mala, consisting of 54 Sun Salutations, each round with a different dedication for the cycle ahead. Revitalize every aspect of your being and set yourself up for a shiny day of celebration inside and out! Salute the sun in you!

Rest & Renew with New Paradigm Energy Balancing & Crystal Bowl Therapy
Facilitated by Kevin Oberhausen and Damian Perez
11:30am-12:15pm

Clear out the old and settle into your heart as you receive massive doses of New Paradigm Multidimensional Energy Healing from our stellar group of New Paradigm practitioners. The etheric sounds of luminescent Quartz Crystal Bowls fill the room with expansive sound that is healing for the body’s cellular structure, resulting in a deeply relaxing sound massage. There are 40 seats available for this experience. First come, first served.

AbunDANCE Movement for Prosperity!
12:45pm-1:30pm

What would a celebration be without some dancing to fill the soul? Through the embodiment of various dance and movement forms, this class invites abundance in as a natural way of being. Find your groove in a dynamic, holistic journey of warm-up, exploration, immersion, and reflection. Students will connect to a felt sense of authenticity and creativity to cultivate prosperity from the dance inside.

Mini Sessions with Resident Healers: Energy Balancing, Body Work & Tarot Readers

15 minute sessions, by donation
2:00pm-5:00pm

Sun Room

Here’s a chance to take a short break from the festivities outside and give back to the Sun inside. Drop into the serene space of the Resident Practitioner Healing Circle.  In our efforts to support and maintain our happy, healthy and holistic community, Sat Nam hosts a Monthly Community Healing Circle (if you’ve never been you’ll get a taste of it here). We like to refer to this experience as “the speed dating of alternative therapy”

Did you know we also have a full service Healing Arts Program? Sat Nam is home to 15 of the most gifted and knowledgeable healers in Chicago. Participants will get a chance to learn about all this ” New Agey” stuff you wonder about. Practice techniques that help you become more present and powerful in your life. Discover alternative non-invasive therapy for you and your family. Whether you are looking for a little relief from chronic pain or you are just in the mood for some pampering we are at your service.

mini sessions healing circle

Community Sun Mandala Ritual
2pm-330pm

Put that busy mind to rest and allow the creative mind to run free!

A mandala is translated from the sanskrit work meaning ‘circle’. It is a ritual and spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe, the wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity. Besides being really pretty to look at, constructing one can be used as a tool for meditation.  As a co-creator of this community mandala you will partake in the group consciousness we hold so sacred at Sat Nam. We will walk through the components of mandala making and introduce you to a stress free way to access knowledge from within and find instant peace. Take this ancient practice home with you!

What to bring- Put a little piece of what you have gathered on your own to live in the masterpiece that we create together. 
We appreciate contributions of natural materials you can find around your home- flowers, sticks, stones, leaves, beans and large seeds the more color, shapes, sizes the better! Please note the design requires a repetition materials.

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Outside

Goddess Circle and Boho Headdress Workshop
11am-2pm

Celebrate your divine goddess spirit. Through history women have adorned themselves with floral headdresses, from Rembrandt’s Flora to icon goddess Frida Kahlo and now you! We’ll get crafty as we listen to poetry written by women to celebrate the divine feminine and listen to music made by folk and modern goddesses of our time.

What to bring
Flower (live and forever flowers) feathers, ribbon and lace contributions are greatly appreciated. We have a collection bin for non perishable material at the studio so feel free to drop off donations anytime between now and the event.

goddess circle

Henna Tent (front courtyard)
11am-3pm

Welcome to the exotic art of Mendhi! Adorn your body with an artform that has been celebrated for over 5000 years in cultures of the middle east. Our mendhi specialists are a family of women from the hindi tradition who have definitely mastered this craft! Henna is made of non toxic plant based ingredients and can last up to 3 weeks with proper care.  Traditionally place on the hands or feet but can be done anywhere your heart desires!

Price chart (according to size of art) and design ideas available upon arrival. 

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mandala

Walking Labyrinth and Prayer Tree
Supported by Reiki and New Paradigm MDT Energy healers, crystal healing grids and sitar musician Alex Duvel
11am-4pm

Kick off your shoes for a prayerful walk through our garden Labyrinth another chance to experience ancient technology. 

Did you know the beautiful garden infront of Sat Nam continues to another lush private garden in the back? An escape from the bustle of the city, it’s a hidden oasis and the perfect place for our Labyrinth. People walk labyrinths for many reasons. Some do it to relax, some as a walking meditation, some just for fun. Common Labyrinth effects may include lowered blood pressure, right brain activity and over all sense of peace. We recommend that you ask a questions or set an intention before entering the mouth of the maze and tie it to the prayer tree. It is said that once your reach the center (1/2 way mark) you will gain some clarity. Take a few moments in meditation at the center of the circle before the walk back out of the labyrinth used for contemplating any realizations. Take your time, move slowly and mindful, feel the earth beneath your feet, the sun on your shoulders and enjoy the Sat Nam Vortex.

Fuel Up with our Food & Juice Sponsors
12pm-230pm

So much thanks to the generous support of our Sponsors!

Tropikava Cafe and Juice Bar  Kava aka Peipe Methysticum has been growing in the South Pacific Islands for over 3000 years. A member of the black pepper family, Kava’s roots are used to create a drink that is considered to have analgesic powers.  Kava has relaxing effects on both the mind and body, effective when your body is a little “yoga sore”, it brings can calm peaceful alertness and even euphoric energy. You’ll get a chance to try a few of our favorite varieties.

Karyn’s Raw Making vegan sexy since 1983. Founder, Karyn Calabrese is a 68 year old grandmother who, without surgery or botox looks nearly a generation younger! An advocate for vegansim and raw foods suggests, “You can have anything for the ‘real world’ in the raw vegan world and Karyn’s raw bistro can make it convenient for you” Check out the wonderful spread Karyn dishes out for you!

FruVe Express Juicery Juice cleansing is a great way to flush out the toxins. It gives the digestive system a chance to rest to rejuvenate and gives the body a natural energy boost! Organic and fresh pressed juice available.

Qi Gong, Tai Chi & Nei Gong: Internal Martial Arts
3:00pm-4:30pm

It’s time to turn up the chi with our offerings under the school of internal marital arts!  Find inner harmony with a perfect combination of yin(passive) and yang(active). This concept of balance and moderation found in chinese philosophy is the dark and light, masculine and feminine, sun and moon(you get the point) within.  By working with both sides, all the inner duality found within comes to a synergy rather than a conflict mimicking the law of nature.

Warm up the flow of your life force energy by way of the meridians through Qi Gong with Venus Sabay. Turn up the heat and strengthen with a yang style form of Tai Chi with Shifu Jimmy Chan. Pick up a few self defense moves and increase your psychic awareness in Nei Gong with Damian Saucedo. These practices originally developed for self defense, have evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion these methods promote serenity through gentle, flowing movements. Benefits include but are not limited to an increase of cardiovascular output and bone density, increased efficiency of immune system and organs, weight management and a heightened sense of self awareness. Take a peek into their dynamic teaching styles to compliment your yoga!  We offer intro classes on our weekly schedule at Sat Nam, so you can add these indisputable ancient chinese practices to your regimen of self study.

 

Drum & Ecstatic Dance Circle (back courtyard)
5:00pm-5:30pm

We’re jammin’! When you hear the drum circle commence head on over to the back courtyard for a short and sweet rhythmic explosion with our very own, Brian Androw and Stevenson Valentor.  Pick up an instrument or bring your own. All are welcome to participate and if your not playing an instrument make sure your shaking something! ;P

New Moon, Sunny Beginnings Kundalini Yoga and Multiple Gong Journey with Karampal
6pm-715pm

The moon provides us with an opportunity to carve out time in our lives for the sacred space needed to take care of ourselves, It’s essential. Join us for one of our bi monthly rituals! The new moon marks the beginning of a new cycle, a fresh start of waxing and waning. During this time the moon is empty, receptive and full of potential. This is the optimum time to plant sees of intentions for what you wish to manifest in your life. We will heal and harmonize with the greater life rhythms of the Earth through a blissful sensory experience of Kundalini Yoga, known as the Yoga of Awakening.  Each participant will receive a personal reiki energy balancing treatment during the savasana sound journey to multiple gongs, crystal bowls and bells.

Class caps at 65. First come, first served.

FREE Garden Party: Kirtan Campfire Community Sing-A-Long with Sat Nam Yoga Community

We’ll top off our Soulstice Celebration with a Community Jam-a-long-Sing-a long around a campfire. Bring instruments, your voices, your smiling faces and an open heart. Chillout with friends old and new by the fire(s). What a way to end such a spirited day!

New to Sat Nam? We are an open community and are stoked that you found your way this far. Join us and come peek at what our soulful community has to offer. Take a studio tour and peruse the Spirit Boutique. All are welcome. We would love to meet you!

Getting here & Parking

We’re conveniently located in the West Loop at 1304 W Washington Blvd, just a short walk away from the Morgan and Ashland Green Line stops.

If you’re driving, there is free parking on Washington, the North side of Ada and Elizabeth. Sometimes street parking can be hard to find. No need to pray for that perfect parking spot to be there, to guarantee yourself a spot for the day, check out ParkWhiz for secure options $10 and under. Another option is the parking garage located at the intersection of Ada and Madison (1 block from the studio).

For those biking, we do have a bike rack and a few street poles to accommodate your ride right out front.

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