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Currently on leave of absence.

Cassandra is a Yoga teacher specializing in Trauma-sensitive Yoga, Yoga for Stress and Anxiety, and a Yoga for Social Justice Leadership Facilitator.


She, likewise, teaches Mindfulness and Meditation, teaching a special course called Mindfulness for Cancer Survivors. Cassandra maintains a focus on making yoga accessible for Every Body. Remembering that yoga is NOT only about asanas – how we move our bodies, as is so often taught in the west – but she also focuses on the elements of yoga and mindfulness as a means to help heal one’s mind, body, soul, and spirit. Therefore, regardless of a person’s experiences as being different from others, Cassandra teaches that there is a practice that is just right for you.

Having been healed of two, life-threatening conditions, as verified by doctor’s reports, from rheumatoid arthritis and blood clots through yoga, reiki, and other healing modalities, Cassandra is a strong advocate of promoting alternative, complementary, and integrative solutions and mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) to all who are interested in experiencing these non- evasive modalities.

Cassandra helps us to change our minds by accepting that we are all beautiful, enlightened beings, remembering who we are, and learning to love and heal ourselves, our families, our communities, our city, our planet, and beyond through the Light of Loving Kindness. If you are a seeker, then we are here to help you on your journey. In addition to studying and teaching yoga, Cassandra is a deeply spiritual and intuitive being, having been gifted with spiritual gifts from early childhood. In addition to offering group services, Cassandra offers one-on-one, individualized sessions.

Currently on leave of absence. Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master, Sound, Vibration, & Frequency Practitioner, Intuitive Reader, & Shamanic Energy Healer
 

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Anila's passion for yoga began many years ago, learning different styles of yoga and practicing them for years.


Anila discovered kundalini yoga in 2010 and it was complete love from the beginning. It was the "AAH. I'm home" that no other yoga had given. And so, began the root of the journey. She knew this was the passion and there was no greater joy than sharing this with others.

Kundalini yoga is known as the yoga of awareness, no greater awareness than of self. She has been a part of the Chicago volunteer force for over ten years. Volunteering with Alexian Bros Hospital - Sunshine Vistor Program, Common Threads, after school cooking program for kids, and currently at I Grow Chicago -- Peace House as a yoga instructor and Interview 101 workshops for teens. She has also taught high risk youth/incarcerated youth, bringing the Y.O.G.A for Youth program to Chicago.

Anila is an intuitive healer/reader - Akashic Records readings. She is a mom and grandmother and has gained a world of experience by living life, discovering strengths and weaknesses, releasing judgements and opening the heart.

Anila completed her 200-hour yoga instructor certification in Chicago & Level 2 training in Espanola, NM. She is also certified to teach high risk youth - Y.O.G.A for Youth/Krishna Kaur. Anila has trained with some of Yogi Bhajan's original students/teachers. Anila is a certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant - NPTI, and certified life coach - CTA, certified Akashic Records Reader - Tracy Ostrand. Anila specializes in relationships and communication.

CLC, CPT, CYT200 Certified Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Akashic Records Reader & Guide, Nutrition Consultant

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As a Leadership and Life Coach, Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, and Birkman Method Consultant, Jennifer leads retreats and workshops, and provides both one-to-one and team leadership development coaching, both in the US and internationally.

Jennifer brings together such diverse strands as behavioral science, meditative philosophy, and the inspiration of the natural world. In addition, she creates immersive experiences in settings that promote self-care and holistic personal wellness.

Jennifer’s Life Coach training comes from international coaching organizations including the Newfield Network and Tiara International. She is a certified Samapatti Yoga instructor and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is a board member of Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana and co-founder of Rainbow Peace Warriors, a community group that fosters peace, light and love for all.

Leadership and Life Coach, Mindfulness Teacher, Birkman Method Consultant, certified Samapatti Yoga instructor

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Dr. Larry Turner is a clinical psychologist, emergency room psychiatric nurse, substance abuse therapist, Vietnam veteran, yoga teacher, yoga therapist, father of four children, and grandfather of one.

For 20 years, Larry worked as a psychiatric nurse with traumatized children Chicago hospitals, using cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as yoga techniques. Larry knows from experience about the healing power of yoga, and one of his goals is to get more people to try yoga therapy. “Definitely go to your doctor,” he says, “but try yoga first.”

Before he practiced yoga, Larry had been a marathon runner for 15 years and an avid basketball player. When he injured his IT band in 1997, he was forced to quit both sports. One day at the South Side YMCA, Larry walked past a room where yoga teacher, Rosalia Holt, was getting ready to begin a class. She invited him in, and he decided to try it. Since stretching was part of his routine, Larry assumed yoga would be easy. “I was into that John Wayne testosterone mentality,” he says, “forcing my body to perform.” But when Rosalia led the class in a seated spinal twist, Larry realized there was more to yoga than loose hamstrings.Larry started going to all of Rosalia’s classes, and soon his IT band injury healed.

Over the years Larry has used his psychology degree and yoga skills to assist in major disaster areas: New Orleans in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, Haiti after the major earthquake in 2010, and Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis in 2014. In addition, Larry volunteers in after-school programs for inner-city schools. He teaches children and teachers yoga, breathing techniques, and skills designed to foster good decision-making.

Clinical psychologist, emergency room psychiatric nurse, substance abuse therapist, Vietnam veteran, yoga teacher

HeatherWoosley

LMT NeoTantra Teacher, Intimacy Coach, Reiki Master, Energy Healer, Kundalini Yoga/Meditation, Breath Work, Visualization, & Healing Touch

LMT NeoTantra Teacher, Intimacy Coach, Reiki Master, Energy Healer, Kundalini Yoga/Meditation, Breath Work, Visualization, & Healing Touch

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20+ years of extensive experience in Occupational Therapy (OT) spanning from nursing homes, outpatient clinics, school systems, acute care to post-acute care.

She is certified in Thai Massage, Kemetic Yoga, and Yoga Trapeze. She uses these modalities as adjuncts to increasing power, strength, breath, and flexibility.

In addition, Saidia has collaborated with various naprapathic doctors and health and wellness coaches, and both designs and facilitates community wellness programs.

Occupational Therapist Certified Kemetic Yogi, Thai Yoga, Massage Practitioner, Breath Work Specialist

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GuruNischan is sure to capture your breath and attention, with over 20 years experience teaching and training on a global stage.

She delivers science-backed strategies for rewiring the brain/body communication network and improving your everyday operating system. Raised outside of the medical and food models of “mainstream” America, GuruNischan has a unique perspective on health and human potential. She offers a direct access point to plug into the simple science of being a well-made human. Her joyful presence is utterly contagious, as is her shining smile and electrifying personality. Her riveting storytelling and dedicated work-ethic, earned her the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award, influencing hundreds of thousands of people to pursue the life of their dreams. With an extensive organizational leadership background, and experience in community-building strategies for youth-work, She effortlessly connects to a diverse demographic of small and large audiences and age groups. GuruNischan is articulate, concise and clearly delivers a practical approach to accessing a new kind of personal and collective power.

Health & Wellness Teacher, Trainer, Organizational Leadership, Community-Building Youth Work

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A Chicago native and author, poet, former Mr. America (Body Building), and master martial art expert, Jimmy Chan (aka “FoFlight69), is always thrilled to have the opportunity to share his passion for working with youth and seniors

and is also excited to offer Performance Art through Spoken Word Poetry, Personal Training, Self Defense & Mixed Martial Art Workshops throughout the USA including: Chicago; Los Angeles; Las Vegas; New York and also Brisbane, QLD, Australia; Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil; Paris, France; Jamaica; Florence, Italy; Athena, Greece.

Standing firm to his motto, “I give because Everyone can use my help”. Jimmy Chan has trained well known celebrities, politicians, AIDS patients, seniors, troubled youth and yes, even pets! He says, “Energy is pure no matter the source. We all absorb and we all transmit. We are All Healers! I choose to Walk Through The Heavenly Gate to Share”. It would not be out of the ordinary to see someone stretched out over a table in a restaurant, leaning deep into stool at a bar or sitting on a suitcase or ground at the train platform in Paris receiving a massage treatment from this vessel of light, life and love.

30 years plus hours in the field training Professional and Amateur Athletes, Hollywood Celebrities, Politicians, Pre/Post-Natal, Inner City After School Kids Programs 25 years in the field as a Business Owner of ChanClan and Independent Contractor, including international work in Brazil, Jamaica, France, Italia and Australia. Chicago School of Massage Therapy- (1992-1993) Chicago: 500 hours extensive study program focused on Anatomy/Physiology, Kinesiology (including Myofascial, Neuromuscular Therapy (Rolfing), Trigger Point Release, Swedish Massage, Hydro/Cryotherapy, Nutrition, Reiki and Chi Gong), Pathology and hands on specific training. 300 hours community outreach programs which included athletes, pre-natal, senior citizens, pets (one of his most challenging but most spiritually rewarding), A.I.D.S patients (most rewarding work he’s ever done). 50 Hours Student Clinic

Reiki Level I, II – Certificate from Reiki Master Susan Pohn (Chicago) 300 hours Lotus Qi Gong with Master Zhen Hong Chen (Chicago) Chinese Institute of Gong Fu with Master Hong-Chao Zhang (2012-2014)

Parrillo Performance Personal Trainers Certification Continuing Education: Kang Tai Tai Ji Center with Grandmaster Dr.Shi Cun Wu (1992-Current) USA Shaolin Temple with Abbot Shi Yan Ming (1998-current) (NYC)

Tai Chi & Chan Meditation, Gung Fu, TaiJi, Acupuncture and Herbalist, Natural Bodybuilder, Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer 

Elijah

Elijah has had a lifelong connection to his natural gift of being a healer.

Realizing early on, he recalls his empathic abilities beginning around the age of 15 and started to share healing with others the young age of 18. When his spiritual journey began on the Sufi path his Martial Arts Master and Spiritual Teacher recommended that he give Reiki a try.

Since then Reiki has been of infinite value to him and the many he has been blessed to serve. Each of his clients receive Elijah’s intuitive care as they are guided through their own unique healing process.

Spiritual Reiki, energy clearing, healing through Infinite Divine, recites holy words blessing each person he touches.

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Chiquita Lewis is the CEO of Yail's Garden, a homemade skincare line and a Certified Reiki practitioner.

She hand makes quality products and facilitates wellness events and workshops in the Chicagoland area. Chiquita started her journey in health and wellness after a near theath experience while living in Egypt in 2011. As a mother of four beautiful children and living with two autoimmune diseases, she's dedicated to teaching others how to put themselves first and how to implement daily self-care.

CEO of Yail's Garden, a homemade skincare line, and a Certified Reiki practitioner

Semala

Semala is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Reflexologist, Certified Ayurvedic Kansa Vatki Foot Massage Practician, Reiki Master Teacher, Energy Worker, Functional Medicine, and Functional Nutrition Practitioner, and lecturer.


Semala graduated from School of Holistic Massage and Reflexology (SOHMAR), currently Alliance Integrative Functional Medicine, and has studied a variety of modalities under many healers and teachers.

Semala's passion and interests are at the DNA and molecular levels, including Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and Blood Groups. He has practiced Holistic & Integrative Healing for over 20 years.

Holistic Health Practitioner, Advocate & Speaker, certified Reflexologist and Ayurveda Kansa Vatki Foot Massage Practitioner, Energy Worker, Herbalist

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Monica has been practicing a form of physical therapy called Shiatsu for more than three years now.

Shiatsu originates from Japan and supports the body's natural ability to self-heal. Working on a holistic level, this physical therapy addresses emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of health.

The word "shiatsu" means "finger pressure" in Japanese. The practice uses comfortable pressure, touch, and manipulative techniques. This balances energy flow and adjusts elements of the body's physical structure, much like acupuncture. Through the use of meridians and meridian points, Shiatsu can restore harmony to the body. It is performed fully clothed, on a floor mat or table, and can be included in other forms of wellness. A deeply relaxing therapy, Shiatsu can be used to reduce stress and promote overall health and well-being.

Shiatsu & Massage Therapist; working on a holistic level, this physical therapy addresses emotional,
physical, and spiritual aspects of health.

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Jen is a visionary artist and art educator born and raised in Chicago, IL.

Her body of work spans a variety of forms including intuitive process art, murals, portraits, and something she’s created, called Spirit Sketches. She is deeply connected to the unseen world that most people relate to in the dream state. Her passion is teaching humans of all ages the practice of using mindfulness and movement with art, visualizations in meditation, and creative self empowerment. Jen believes creative expression unlocks fear into connection, with self and with others. She is also an Open Studio Process Art’s Facilitator, Touch Drawing Facilitator, Akashic Records Reader, Shamanic Craniosacral therapist, and Reiki practitioner. Jen believes there is magic within everyone and finds joy in connecting individuals with their own creative light.

Quirky, hula hoopin', curious, strong winded, musical and enthusiastic Herbalist, Cook, Farmer, Life Artist, and religious tea drinker.

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Myeka (Helen Bevel), was born and raised on the southside of Chicago, IL, but has spent most of her adult life living throughout the United States and Mexico.

Myeka is often times called a “Faith Walker” because of her lifestyle that is dependent on her relationship with her Source GOD, who has preserved her through dangers seen and unseen. Myeka is host of a popular Blogtalk radio show on the Female Solution Network, entitled “Let’s Talk About It With, Myeka”, which airs on Tuesday mornings 7 am - 9 am. Myeka, is a co-founder of the Nonviolent Human & Community Development Institute, which was founded in 1978 in Nashville, TN. She is a non-violent practitioner, teacher and advocate who is passionate about self-healing techniques that allow individuals, families and groups of all sizes to erase the scars, traces and traumas of slavery from their emotions, like EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique) or “Tapping”. She is also a Natural Farmer, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Past-Live Regressionist, Reiki Master, Chi-gong Instructor, Author, and Herbalist. She was a student of the legendary Nonviolent and Civil Rights Strategist and Activist, Dr. James L. Bevel, whom she also married and conceived five children with, having had one child prior to their union. She became a historian of the 1960’s movements and wrote two books about them. She has also authored three additional books designed to educate women about basic biology as it relates to conscious conception and responsibility. Myeka created and designed The Sankofa 365 Calendar, which provides historical data everyday of the year about Black people around the world and African American achievement. She is now working to turn her research from the calendar into an app that can be used to teach history and provide fundraising for schools and other organizations. Myeka is presenting this video on “Tapping” in the hope that people will learn to use it and improve their emotional well-being which is the pre-cursor to good mental and physical health.

Non-violent practitioner, teacher and advocate, also a Natural Farmer, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Past-Live Regressionist, Reiki Master, Chi-gong Instructor, Author, and Herbalist.

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As a core principle, Nubia teaches that self-love is the foundation for all positive change in our relationships, especially within ourselves and our communities.

Activating this principle, she creates spaces for family yoga and mindfulness practice in underserved communities. After the birth of her daughter Nubia was really challenged to live her yoga and returned to her roots of West African dance, Kundalini yoga, and meditation to help her on her path. Her journey of self-love and passion for children led her to create kids jamm, a signature, child-centered series of classes, combining music and movement, along with prescriptive techniques and strategies for behavior management for ADD, ADHD, and other medical concerns. She focuses on effective parent-child communication and identifying emotional triggers in this family practice. Her goal is for families to understand the principles of yoga and use the tools in their daily lives. Nubia is a certified youth yoga instructor who loves to dance and practice mindfulness with her darling daughter. As a parent-child mindfulness educator, Nubia cultivates spaces encouraging family practice and child exploration. She uses a passionate, child-centered approach combined with music and movement to keep children engaged. Through Kids Jamm classes, she shares prescriptive techniques that deliver results for active children and busy parents in 3 min or less. Her goal is to inspire families to better understand yoga beyond the poses and use it as a tool in their daily lives. By applying an arts-integrated approach to sharing the tools of yoga and mindfulness, Nubia encourages her students to "live what you love, from the inside out."

Certified Youth Yoga Instructor, Parent-Child Mindfulness Educator, Creator of Kids Jamm

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Erica Rose is an artist, yoga & meditation instructor and mother of two living in Chicago's SW side.

Her journey in art and wellness led her around the country to study and practice. she is the founder of Mith Factory, and arts focused studio that integrates wellness, esoteric and creative techniques for daily practice. Mith Factory is building supportive community, conscious connection and compassionate wellness through tools of creativity and expression. Her mission is to help others find authenticity, joy, and connection through their creative practice.

Founder of Mith Factory, an arts focused studio that integrates wellness, esoteric and creative techniques for daily practice

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Jen Downing is a visionary artist and art educator born and raised in Chicago, IL.

Her body of work spans a variety of forms including intuitive process art, murals, portraits, and something she’s created, called Spirit Sketches. She is deeply connected to the unseen world that most people relate to in the dream state. Her passion is teaching humans of all ages the practice of using mindfulness and movement with art, visualizations in meditation, and creative self empowerment. Jen believes creative expression unlocks fear into connection, with self and with others. She is also an Open Studio Process Art’s Facilitator, Touch Drawing Facilitator, Akashic Records Reader, Shamanic Craniosacral therapist, and Reiki practitioner. Jen believes there is magic within everyone and finds joy in connecting individuals with their own creative light.

Artist and art educator, Open Studio Process Art’s Facilitator, Touch Drawing Facilitator, Akashic Records Reader, Shamanic Craniosacral therapist, and Reiki practitioner

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A. Raheim White, a Chicago, IL native, earned their MFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

both in Dance Performance and Choreography, and trained in Classical Chinese Dance, Dance Meditation, and Kung Fu at the Taipei National University of the Arts. They have been a collaborator/performer with Sean Curran Company (NYC), Project 44 (NYC), Trainor Dance (NYC), CabinFever (New Orleans) and Lucky Plush Productions (Chicago). They have performed works by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Jennifer Archibald, Germaul Barnes, Paige Cunningham, Ruben Graciani, Yon Tande (Whitney V. Hunter), Alex Ketly, Linda Lehovec, Andrea Miller, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Cynthia Oliver, Renee Redding-Jones, Paul Singh, and Caitlin Trainor. As a choreographer, they have presented work at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City Repertoire Theater, Dance Africa Pittsburgh, French Institute Alliance Française and for a variety of summer programs and high schools. As a master instructor, they have taught at The American Dance Festival, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Point Park University, Barnard College at Columbia University, University of Hawaii - Manoa, Towson University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, Gibney Dance, Dance New Amsterdam, Joffrey Ballet/AfterSchool Matters Summer Dance Intensive, Forward Momentum Chicago, and Chicago’s All-City Dance Ensemble. Raheim has also participated as a performer at the prestigious SpringBoard Danse Montreal, which invites 120 dancers from across the world to work with various international dance companies and choreographers. The year they participated, 36+ countries were represented. Raheim studied with Vanessa Spencer of the I Am Reiki Center in New Jersey for their first 2 levels of Reiki. Afterwards, they repeated their training from beginning to Master-Teacher level with Marilyn Vega, R.N., Ch.t in New York City. This allowed Raheim’s knowledge and experience of Reiki to deepen to a profound level.

Dancer, Performer, Choreographer, Reiki Practitioner

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Alessandra Gilioli is an international meditation teacher, author and visionary artist.

Creator of the galactic oracle cards sold in thirty-three countries and translated in three different languages. She leads retreats at ancient sites around the world, and she helps people sparkle their soul identity with tribal wisdoms, futuristic spiritual technologies and enhancing extra-sensory abilities.

International Meditation Teacher, Author, Visionary Artist, Creator of the Galactic Oracle Cards

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