And they make me feel so inspired to make some of my own featuring Chicago places. Lord knows I feel every day like I need more practice in loving kindness too living here. I confess that at first I was like, WOW, those videos of hers are so awesome and also a little jealous or something because I had JUST BEEN THINKING OF MAKING THE EXACT SAME THING! Augh! And so for a time I did nothing.
But I realized after sitting with it all for a while, that there’s no way two creative people will do the exact same thing at all anyway and that even more importantly, I believe we need as many reminders to practice loving kindness as possible. So, stay tuned. I’m making some videos on how to practice “On the Fly” here in the Windy City.
I’m also offering two new classes that will support your own loving kindness toward your own fine self as well as the rest of the world.
One is a Gentle Tai Chi class, made for all body types and abilities. We’ll meet every Saturday from 3:30-4:40 starting on 11/4. You can sign up via Eventbrite or via Chase QuickPay. (calm chicago at gmail dot com) or email me and we’ll figure out what works best for you! Cash is cool too!
What happens inside you is reflected back. You come face-to-face with your own resistance, lack of balance, self loathing, and insatiable ego — and also with your singular vision, guts, and fortitude. No matter what you’ve achieved the day before, you begin each day at the bottom of the mountain. Isn’t this true for most of us?
— Dani Shapiro, Still writing the Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
Today, all of us, let’s enjoy our journey up the mountain together. One sacred step at a time.
THE MOST POPULAR FORM OF TAI CHI IN THE WORLD, PERFECT FOR ALL AGES. THIS MINDFUL MEDITATION REDUCES STRESS, INCREASES IMMUNITY AND HELPS US GREAT EACH MOMENT WITH MORE GRACE. WE BEGIN WITH BASIC MOVEMENTS AND SLOWLY BUILD FROM THERE. IF YOU’RE TIRED OF FEELING LIKE YOU ARE ALWAYS RUSHING AROUND AND WANT TO ENJOY GREATER SOFTNESS OF HEART, MIND AND BODY, THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU!
This mindful meditation reduces stress, increases immunity and helps us great each moment with more grace. We begin with basic movements and slowly build from there. If you’re tired of feeling like you are always rushing around and want to enjoy greater softness of heart, mind and body, this is the class for you!
Where: 1839 S Halsted St (just south of 18th St.)
When: 9-9:50am Saturdays
Sign up now with Square of Chase Quick Pay (email me and I’ll send you the link. It’s secure, instantaneous and easy!)
The most popular form of tai chi in the world, perfect for all ages. This mindful meditation reduces stress, increases immunity and helps us great each moment with more grace. We begin with basic movements and slowly build from there. If you’re tired of feeling like you are always rushing around and want to enjoy greater softness of heart, mind and body, this is the class for you!
Where: 1839 S Halsted St (just south of 18th St.) When: 9-9:50am Saturdays (starting Dec. 5)
Sign up now with Square of Chase Quick Pay (click the link. It’s instantaneous and easy!)
Perfect for beginners or experienced tai chi players. The world’s most popular form of tai chi is easy to learn yet maintains the traditional feel of longer and more complex forms.
We’ll focus on how to apply the lessons of tai chi to reducing stress and increasing flow in your every day life. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to shed stress, worry, anxiety and gain greater well-being, happiness and enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures. You’ll gain mental and emotional flexibility, an overall softening of the heart/mind, as well as better balance and immune response! No special gear or prior experience required, though soft soled shoes are recommended.
Meditation Happy Hour Fridays at lunch noon-1pm
Ease into your weekend by giving your self some headspace and much needed balance in body and mind. Let your tension and stress melt away with an hour of gentle, mindful movement and guided meditation. Learn to create mental space, cultivate emotional intelligence, work with negative emotions, do quick centering strategies. Come as you are. No special clothing or gear needed.
Call to sign up now! You can drop in or buy a ten-class pack! First week free.
Free-4-All 2015! June 8 – 14! Click Here for FREE Class Schedule!
A one-time class card registration fee is required in order to purchase the 10-class or course cards. You can click hereto be redirected to a MindBody shopping cart to pay the card registration fee. You can continue to add classes directly in MindBody.
Or sign up for a single class or series of classes directly from the schedule below.
Registration may also be done at the studio. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class to register.
American Rhythm Center
at The Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan, 3rd Floor