Ann Merle is a former English professor and Anna Forrest yoga instructor. Her passion now is helping women “get unstuck” through breathing, movement, self-massage and gentle strengthening techniques.
Ann Merle will supply us with special therapy balls and we’ll roll out tight and sometimes painful connective tissue. On her newsletter: https://sni.ps/GetUnstuck are blogs and videos that explore the topics of aging wisely, moving dynamically, reducing stress, restoring strength and info about online classes, programs and private sessions.
Mary Farhi, MD, is committed to providing her patients with a comprehensive approach to health. She is board certified in both Gynecology and Integrative Medicine, as well as certified in Functional Medicine. She is also a certified menopause practitioner, certified yoga instructor and has completed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training for Practitioners as well as Mindful Eating Training.
Dr. Farhi is on staff at the Midlife Women’s Center at Rush University Medical Center which provides comprehensive care for women over 40: https://www.rush.edu/services/rush-midlife-center-women. Her focus is on incorporating integrative therapies using a functional medicine model in order to assist patients in creating hormonal balance, wellness, and health.
Dr. Farhi’s passion is teaching women about themselves in order to empower them to create a vital balanced life. We are honored to have Dr. Farhi share her knowledge with us!
Debbie Good-Krochok is a long-time belly dance student and performer. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned dancer, come share this ancient art form that is graceful, sensual, flowing, and fun. Belly dancing was originally created by women for other women, especially women in labor who would hopefully be influenced by the undulating hip motion to deliver more easily.
Energy Belly Dance Fusion is inspired by the workshop Debbie participated in at Omega last year, taught by professional belly-dancers Dondi and Titanya Dahlins, Donna Eden’s daughters. If you have any accessories such as scarves, ankle bells, finger cymbals, etc. please feel free to adorn yourself.
Cheryl Korokowski, MBA, left a successful business career to focus on the healing arts. A trained clairvoyant, Cheryl is able to guide people to locate and release energy blockages caused by trauma, stress, loss, and/or unhealthy relationships.
Cheryl trained for 8 years at the Spiritual Awareness and Healing Institute https://rosereading.com/ to enhance her natural abilities. She then earned a Bachelor’s degree in Metaphysics from the University of Sedona, specializing in Energy Reading and Teaching Healing, and became an ordained spiritual minister.
She also completed certification programs in past life regression therapy (Weiss Institute) and John Newton’s healing methods www.healthbeyondbelief.com.
Cheryl believes that the body holds valuable information for healing that can be unlocked through meditation. At camp, Cheryl will facilitate this process for us by presenting a special guided meditation to help the body reveal its deepest secrets.
These insights can bring healing to the mind, body, and spirit.
Contact email@example.com for private sessions or small group classes.
In this creative free-flow writing session, you will discover how to quiet the critical voice and allow non-judgement, creativity and intuition to guide the words to flow out of you and onto the page. A consistent practice of creative free-flow writing can be a great tool to help us reflect, process emotions, elevate creativity and improve overall health.
Eydie Kugler is a Certified Life Force Energy Healer, self expression facilitator, and creator of beautiful things, She is the founder of What We Create where she is passionate about empowering her clients to leap beyond patterns of fear, uncertainty, emotional overwhelm, and physical pain.
Like a "moving yoga," Gyrokinesis gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating exercises. It also stimulates the nervous system, opens up the energy pathways, and oxygenates the blood. It can be done by anyone of any age at any level of fitness!
Exciting news! Amy has just opened SPRYL, an awesome Gyrotonics studio in Highland Park. For further information, please visit spyrlchicago.com.
As she entered her 50's, Lisa found that not only was she getting injured doing the workouts she had always done, but she was getting bored! Synchronicity worked NIA into her life soon after, when she happened into a NIA class on vacation. NIA's blend of dance, healing and martial arts resonated with her, was fun and felt great! Now, as a certified Brown Belt NIA teacher, Lisa provides the music and the moves for you to experience the joy of NIA and express yourself in your own way, no matter what your age or experience. NIA tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, NIA is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul.
For more information about NIA, classes and locations go to nianow.com.
Yoga Nidra is a state of deep, effortless, relaxation while maintaining full consciousness. As you stretch out comfortably on a blanket, towel, or directly on the earth, Laura Savita will guide the yoga nidra process, leading to a state of lucid dreaming, self discovery, and stress reduction. Please bring something to lie on and, if you wish, a pillow and a journal.
Special extended day: Please stay for a: Post Yoga-Nidra Picnic
Savita will show us how to use essential oils in new and powerful ways. Learn how to enhance your food and environment, and replace over-the-counter remedies with natural ones.
Savita is a Kripalu trained Holistic Lifestyle Advocate and Educator and a Wellness Coach certified by the International Association of Wellness Professionals. Savita helps women calm inner chaos so inner truth and clarity can be revealed. Slowing down and becoming present to what is allows the body to realign and transform from the inside out. Savita provides support on your journey of revealing who you are meant to be, body, mind and soul. Her website is www.Awakening-Wellness.com
Zumba is dance exercise based on Latin rhythms. It is fun!!
We are so excited to welcome Jasmine as a first-time special guest. When she is not teaching Zumba or attending Energy Camp, Jasmine is a full-time psychotherapist in Gurnee: www.jasminetudytherapy.com.
She also created the @AspirewithJasandLisa Facebook page, designed to inspire readers to fulfill their dreams.