Ocean of Devotion Gong-Meditation

Saturday, April 22ndpreston klik

2 PM – 3:30 PM

$30 online

$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.

About Preston

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.

Sounds

• 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-devotion-gong-wash/c1hi6

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

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.

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.

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.