Sharon Salzberg’s Street Loving Kindness


Sharon and her gang of creative, amazing, wise and compassionate friends have been making videos about how to practice compassion wherever you go. I just LOVE them.

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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.

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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!

The other thing is Second Sunday Meditation which I co-host with Matt Johnson in our shared space, where he teaches ving tsun kung fu and I do all the things I do, like photography, tai chi, coaching, and all kinds of things which are always growing and evolving. Check out the next one where our theme will be gratitude.

Till then, may all be happy, strong, healthy and at ease.

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Lots of love to you, Hillary

 

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New Tai Chi Class Starting!


Hey there Chicago! I’m teaching tai chi again!
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Tai Chi is a moving meditation which reduces stress by relaxing the heart and mind while increasing focus and concentration. It also supports over all health for inner organs, immunity and the cardio vascular system. It’s very good at improving general fitness without impact and improves balance.
 
Tai Chi (Yang 24 form and 18 form Qigong) Starts Saturday November 4th 3:30-4:30pm. 1839 S Halsted St
 
Questions? email or call:
calmchicago at gmail dot com
 
312-714-4563
 
$80/month
 
Sign Up Now!
Cash, Check, Chase QuickPay, Venmo accepted.
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Yang 24 Tai Chi Class


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Tai Chi Yang 24 Form

Beautiful mindful movement for everybody!

The most popular form of tai chi in the world.

Perfect for all ages and abilities.

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!

Other Details:

Where: 1839 S Halsted St (just south of 18th St.)
When: 9-9:50am Saturdays
Tuition: $80/mo
Sign up now with Square of Chase Quick Pay (email me and I’ll send you the link. It’s secure, instantaneous and easy!)

Got any questions? Shoot me a line and I’ll be glad to help you out.

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Tai Chi-Mindfulness for Youth


Dear calm and peaceful hive mind,

I want to offer a tai chi and mindful movement class for youth.

By youth, I mean elementary through middle school. Though, I’d be very interested in adding a class for teens specifically. (More on that later!)

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What time would be best for you all?

Saturdays are already full from 9-4 with a variety of classes. What say you?

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Please suggest 1-3 options in comments below or email me and I’ll try to find what makes sense for the most of you. Thanks very much, Hillary

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Tai Chi Classes at Calm Chicago


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Tai Chi Yang 24 Form

Beautiful mindful movement for everybody!

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!

Other Details:

Where: 1839 S Halsted St (just south of 18th St.)
When: 9-9:50am Saturdays  (starting Dec. 5)
Tuition: $80/mo
Sign up now with Square of Chase Quick Pay (click the link. It’s instantaneous and easy!)

Got any questions? Shoot me a line and I’ll be glad to help you out.

Classes at the American Rhythm Center June 8-Aug 16


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Classes at the American Rhythm Center

Summer Session: June 8 – August 16

Yang Tai Chi (24 form) Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm

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 here to 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
(312) 922-1272

Two New Classes at The American Rhythm Center!


We’re back! At The American Rhythm Center

June 8 through August 16! ARCLogo2

*(Please note, there is a week break July 20-Aug.2)

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Our goal is to get you feeling more balanced and happy. In short, we’ll stop at nothing short of awesomeness. Here’s two new ways to help get you there.

Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm Tai Chi Yang 24 Simplified Form

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. 

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Friday 12noon-1pm Happy Hour

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.

IMG_3704Contact the American Rhythm Center to register right away to reserve your spot! Drop in rate just $15 or purchase a 10-pack card for only $125. That’s just $12.50/class!