Sameena Mustafa Canvassing & Phone Banking
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Sameena Mustafa Canvassing & Phone Banking

U.S. House candidate and Justice Democrat, Sameena Mustafa, running in the 5th District of Illinois, needs our help talking to voters. We will have on-site training for canvassing and phone banking. If you're interested in knocking on doors, please dress warmly and bring a fully charged smart phone. If you are interested in phone banking, you need to bring a fully charged phone and laptop.

After advocating for women, girls and marginalized groups for 25 years - including operating a Planned Parenthood clinic on Chicago’s West Side - Sameena is running to bring bold, progressive and inclusive leadership to Washington. Sameena will fight for Medicare for All, human rights and political reform. She is running a grassroots campaign and refusing money from corporate PACs.

Sameena is just the candidate we need to further the Progressive conversation. Get excited to impact America's next cycle of legislators! Plus, there'll be snacks!

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Reiki Training // Level I
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Reiki Training // Level I

* levels I + II can be taken together or separately (Level II being taught 1/28)

REIKI LEVEL I
Jan 27 at Comfy Fitness, 2115 N Damen
1-6pm

The Reiki attunement opens and expands the main energy channels of the body, allowing universal energy, also known as Qi/Chi/Ki, to flow more freely. This process opens the crown, heart, and palm chakras and creates a special link to source energy. It raises the vibration of the body so that the life force energy can flow through more freely. A detoxing process begins and the attunement clears energetic blockages in the body and field. As a result, there are significant energy changes within the individual and many undergo a significant period of self-growth.

Level 1 is open to anyone. The focus is to open energy channels on a physical level, allowing the student to connect more deeply to universal life force energy. Self-Reiki is the main goal and participants are encouraged to practice Reiki on themselves, thereby entering into a relationship of healing yourself first. This is also a great first step for those also looking to become a practitioner and is encouraged for those already working with other healing modalities. It's also a great compliment for self-care for those working with yoga, counseling, massage therapy, essential oils etc.

At the end of the training participants are able to perform Reiki on themselves as well as practice giving Reiki to friends and family.

Level I - Group Class $150
Level II - Group Class $175
Level I + II package - $310
(payment plans are available)
*levels I + II can be taken together or separately

RSVP to hopkins.e.lindsay@gmail.com
OR
https://www.sutrabodywork.com/workshops

--> REIKI IS GREAT FOR...
Yoga Teachers, committed Yogis, Bodywork Practitioners, and others who work in the alternative healing arts (essential oils, homeopathy, life coaches, counselors etc)

Reiki and Yoga used together can lead to a deepening of the practices of both. Yoga can help a person understand Reiki in a much deeper way. While Reiki helps a person understand the deeper energies of Yoga. In Sanscrit yoga means “union”, a union between mind, body and spirit. This union is enhanced by the powers of Reiki energy. Yogis can use it before, during, and after their practice to help them ground their intention and find more advanced healing in their practice. Yoga teachers can use it to enahance adjustments and the student's class experience. 

Bodywork helps release physical tension by working with the muscles, fascia, joints, and circulatory system. Reiki can take that work a step further by opening the channels of the energy body which boosts the effects of the bodywork on the physical body. By working in tandem with the body's energy system this can set up deeper and lasting change in healing patterns held in the body.

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Reiki Training // Level II
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Reiki Training // Level II

* levels I + II can be taken together or separately (Level I is being taught 1/27)

REIKI LEVEL II
Jan 28 at Comfy Fitness, 2115 N Damen
1-6pm

Building off of Level I this level is defined by a focus on practicing Reiki on others, as well as an extended opening of the energy channels. Participants will learn to work with Reiki symbols and receive a 2nd attunement. At this level you receive practitioner level certification to do Reiki professionally on others. The additional symbols taught allow participants to connect more deeply to the universal energy force and raises the body's vibrational level another level from the 1st attunement. Participants also learn distance Reiki which may be used to clear energy blockages across time, as well as physical locations.

Participants will practice on each other, and learn the ethics of practicing Reiki as a practitioner.

Level I - Group Class $150
Level II - Group Class $175
Level I + II package - $310
(payment plans are available)
*levels I + II can be taken together or separately

RSVP to hopkins.e.lindsay@gmail.com
OR
https://www.sutrabodywork.com/workshops

--> REIKI IS GREAT FOR...
Yoga Teachers, committed Yogis, Bodywork Practitioners, and others who work in the alternative healing arts (essential oils, homeopathy, life coaches, counselors etc)

Reiki and Yoga used together can lead to a deepening of the practices of both. Yoga can help a person understand Reiki in a much deeper way. While Reiki helps a person understand the deeper energies of Yoga. In Sanscrit yoga means “union”, a union between mind, body and spirit. This union is enhanced by the powers of Reiki energy. Yogis can use it before, during, and after their practice to help them ground their intention and find more advanced healing in their practice. Yoga teachers can use it to enahance adjustments and the student's class experience. 

Bodywork helps release physical tension by working with the muscles, fascia, joints, and circulatory system. Reiki can take that work a step further by opening the channels of the energy body which boosts the effects of the bodywork on the physical body. By working in tandem with the body's energy system this can set up deeper and lasting change in healing patterns held in the body.

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Sameena Mustafa for Congress: Phone Banking & Canvassing
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Sameena Mustafa for Congress: Phone Banking & Canvassing

U.S. House candidate and Justice Democrat, Sameena Mustafa, running in the 5th District of Illinois, needs our help talking to voters. We will have on-site training for canvassing and phone banking. If you're interested in knocking on doors, please dress warmly and bring a fully charged smart phone. If you are interested in phone banking, you need to bring a fully charged phone and laptop.

After advocating for women, girls and marginalized groups for 25 years - including operating a Planned Parenthood clinic on Chicago’s West Side - Sameena is running to bring bold, progressive and inclusive leadership to Washington. Sameena will fight for Medicare for All, human rights and political reform. She is running a grassroots campaign and refusing money from corporate PACs.

Sameena is our chance to further the Progressive conversation on a national level. Come out and impact the next generation of leaders! Plus, there'll be snacks!

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Foodie Call: Workshops for Healthy Eating in the New Year
Jan
7
11:00 AM11:00

Foodie Call: Workshops for Healthy Eating in the New Year

Join us for a day of workshops to support you in eating & living healthy in 2018 and for a lifetime! Come for one workshop or stay for the day! Each workshop runs 90 minutes with question & answer. Warning: there will be A LOT of food!!!!

Fermentation Workshop - Learn to ferment your own sauerkraut in this hands-on fermentation workshop! Also learn the best methods for fermentation, the benefits of eating probiotic-rich foods and more! Bring your own knife, cutting board, big mixing bowl and jars. We will provide the cabbage, seasonings, salt and education. 
$30

Macronutrient Workshop - Stephanie Deddish, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, teaches the importance of how macronutrients influence your energy levels, your ability to exercise, and your ability to recover, not to mention, how they support you in your goals of weight loss or muscle building. Understand what foods make up each category, and how you can modify meals to balance your macronutrient intake, no matter what kind of diet you follow (Vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, gluten-free, etc.) View your food from a whole new perspective!
$20

A Path to Successful Food Prep - Get on the Healthy Track with Jim Pappas, professional chef, caterer and Certified Health Coach as he demonstrates LIVE nutritional food prep and teaches healthy cooking techniques. Time-saving cooking and between-meal alternatives will be explored. He will reveal the 3 pillars of strength for a successful healthy lifestyle change, and happy eating for a lifetime. Many healthy foods will be served at this workshop, and if you have any requests for your personal faves, Jim will select a couple recipes to explore healthy variations! You can email him at onthehealthytrack@gmail.com.
$30

Emotions and Eating - Licensed Counselors and Health Specialists, Ryan McChesney and Samantha Elliott, reveal why it is that you reach for the foods you do when you’re feeling out of control, i.e. the ice cream or mac & cheese when you're feeling powerless or defeated. You’ll walk out of the workshop with an understanding of the chemical reactions that happen in your brain and body as a result of the foods you consume, and why eating sugar causes crankiness, exhaustion, and a need for more sugar. Ryan will explore practices for mindfulness while choosing foods, allowing you to create a whole new relationship to the food in your life.
$20

Essential Oils and Food - Class description coming soon.

Please mark your calendars and we will alert you when we have online ticketing available for this event. Happy eating!

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About Women: As Soon As...We all say it and need to STOP!
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

About Women: As Soon As...We all say it and need to STOP!

We all say it. “As soon as I do this, then I can do that.” As soon as....I lose weight, Monday comes, January 1, this project is done, my kids grow up, I’m confident, my doubts go away, I’m happy, my anxiety goes away, etc. We have all said a version of this. Maybe we are looking for perfection, maybe it’s procrastination, or a combination of both. What would happen if we just start NOW? Let’s talk about our desire to be perfect. Let’s talk about our feeling of doing it “tomorrow.”

Let’s talk about this. Let’s figure this out together. Please join the judgment-free convHERsation. We will also hear from 4 different women as they share their personal story on this topic. All women that speak are regular, everyday women.

SpeakHERs
Lesley Pearl
Diandra Dee
Kira Elliott
Fat Heauxs: Elizabeth Gomez & Adrienne Gunn

This is a judgment-free convHERsation. There will also be a Q&A portion of the evening. And if you want to just listen, that is ok too.

This is a safe space to hear different sides of the story.
Upstairs of Pizzeria Serio - 1708 W. Belmont, Chicago
Food and drinks available for purchase.
Half-price bottles of wine.
Half-price appetizers.
$5 in advance (Available until 1pm day of show)
$10 at the door
https://www.nikkinigl.com/convos/2017/12/13/weallsayit


Also - for those that got this invite - this event is open to ALL WOMEN and WOMEN-IDENTIFIED - so please share this event with your lady friends. The more women that come, the sooner we change the world - for the better. THANK YOU! (By the way, we are NOT anti-men. Men are amazing! But this event is for women only.)

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An Exhibition Of Healing Through Art: A Benefit
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

An Exhibition Of Healing Through Art: A Benefit

Sip champagne and enjoy hors d'oeuvres while viewing the inspiring artwork and compelling healing story of artist Kyle Willows.

All proceeds from the event benefit a fund for the artist's recent transplant fund. Tickets are $40 in advance, or $45 at the door.

Also enjoy:

- Silent auction of original works by the artist
- Raffle of products and gift cards from our generous donors - Tickets $5 each or 5 for $20
- Door Prizes
- Prints of some pieces will also be available for purchase.

About the Artist...
Artist Kyle Willows is more aware than most of the power art holds, both for the creator, and those appreciating the creation. Kyle was diagnosed at age 2 with type one diabetes, a potentially life-threatening, incurable illness that meant a life time of finger pricks, insulin shots, dietary restrictions, doctors appointments, and hospital visits.
After 25 years of living with this condition, he contracted a severe case of pneumonia and was hospitalized. The pneumonia ravaged his body, already weakened by the diabetes, and Kyle went into kidney failure, and landed him in dialysis four hours a day, three days a week. His only hope would be a transplant, but he needed to be able to get on the list first.
Unfortunately, due to some other health complications, including losing his vision completely in one eye, and most in the other, he was denied being placed on the list for three years. Fortunately, this past July Kyle finally made the list, and received not just a kidney, but a new pancreas as well, curing his type 1 diabetes.

Throughout it all, art has been a huge part of Kyle's life, helping him to express his emotions and cope with his conditions. Hes also always been one to use his art to help others, giving it away to those he cares about to bring joy.

We could think of no better way to help raise funds as the tremendous health care costs continue to add up for Kyle and his family during the long recovery period, including a recent re-hospitalization for a surgical complication, than to share Kyle's work with the public and spread the joy it brings even further.

You can learn more about Kyle's story on GoFundMe at Gf.me/u/c76s4q, and donate if unable to attend.

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Rebel Rousing: End of the World
Dec
2
9:00 PM21:00

Rebel Rousing: End of the World

"I am become death- destroyer of worlds." These words are famous for being uttered by J Robert Oppenheimer upon the detonation of the first atomic bomb. They are also written on the mat below the toilet just outside of the oval office that our current commander in chief frequents while reading Everyone Poops and contemplating how Kim Jong Un thinks he's so much cooler than Donald J Trump. We originally thought that December 2 was the date that the first atomic test occurred (thus the quote) but later found out that it was actually the date that the University of Chicago conducted the first nuclear chain-reaction, bringing forth the atomic age, and giving POTUS the power to bring about the annihilation of the world with the touch of a single button. It might soon be the end of the world as we know it. Do you feel fine?

Well, if not, maybe you should join us for drinks, political banter, and comfort in the fact that you're not the only one that's more than slightly worried that the only thing saving us from total destruction is that the president's hands are too short to reach the button. There will be food, DJ Sakdadi providing us with jams, and we will probably sing "We Didn't Start The fire"... poorly.

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Group Reiki Healing + Meditation
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Group Reiki Healing + Meditation

Facilitated by: Lindsay Hopkins

Participants will be lead through a meditation focused on guiding you to connect to your energy body and pull energy from source above and recharge from the earth below. Using the Chakra system each participant will receive a chakra balancing and energy healing session during the group healing. Short 1-on-1's will be administered during the session, ending with a silent savasana. Essential oils will be administered for those interested.

*all participants will receive a voucher gift of $25 towards a private 60 min session with facilitator Lindsay Hopkins, Reiki energy healer and Bodywork practitioner (sessions located in Logan Square).

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We've Survived 100 Days of Trump. Let's Party!!
Apr
29
to Apr 30

We've Survived 100 Days of Trump. Let's Party!!

There is hesitation in the creation of this invitation since presently we are still 2 weeks away from 100 days of Trump's presidency. In actuality, I cannot speak to the fact that we'll survive the first 100 days fully, but IF we do, come party at Comfy Fitness!!! Following the Wolf PAC Illinois phone banking from 6-9pm to get money out of politics, we are gonna party hardy and enjoy each other's talents and company as we dance, drink and eat the night away!

Music, drinks and snacks will be provided, we simply ask for a donation of whatever you can spare. We will have a DJ and were even considering an open mic for any singers, performers or comedians that might want to share with us their talents! If you are a performer, simply private message me and we'll get you on the roster!

I will update our event page as more of the festivities are secured. If you have any questions, please let me know!

See you there!!!!

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Friday 10/7/16 Comfy Fitness Exercise Of The Day: Birddog + Laterally Flexing Ancillaries
Oct
7
5:30 PM17:30

Friday 10/7/16 Comfy Fitness Exercise Of The Day: Birddog + Laterally Flexing Ancillaries

Sorry for the ridiculous name of this one. We weren't quite sure how to describe it. Whatever you do, keep as stable through your midsection as you can as you abduct your leg and adduct your arm! Keep your palm and toes pointing at the floor. And most importantly, have fun! 3 sets of 12 a side.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO!

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Wednesday 9/28/16 Comfy Fitness Exercise of the Day: Russian Twist + Pilates Teaser
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Wednesday 9/28/16 Comfy Fitness Exercise of the Day: Russian Twist + Pilates Teaser

This one is deadly! Deadly for the abs, deadly for the quads and deadly for the low back. Get excited!!! Be really, REALLY sure to hit perfect form BEFORE you progress to the harder version. Doing it well will be more beneficial. We promise!! Do 3 sets of 12 with 30 seconds of break between.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO!

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