2018 Workshops

Renew Your View | Yoga, Journaling + Sound Journey

Tuesday January 1st, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:00pm at Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective [Avondale, Chicago]

A New Year can support a New View. Together, we will move through a creative and expressive, slow-moving vinyasa flow practice accompanied by meditations and journaling prompts tailored to shift and shed limiting thought patterns. 

 

This workshop class will support your roar to say “out with the old and in with the new!” We will close the experience with a Sound Journey to allow time for inward reflection.

 

Benefits of Sound-healing: stress and anxiety relief, mental clarity, normalization of blood pressure, improved sleep, heightened clarity, increase in creativity

*Regular Weekly Class Tiered Pricing Applies > Reduced: $12, Standard: $17, Supportive: $22 . Free for Members . We greatly appreciate your contributions; no matter the amount. Thank you for supporting the mission. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Monthly Soundscape with Cass + Johnny

Thursday December 20, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:00pm at Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective [Avondale, Chicago]

Go inward with Cass and Johnny as they intuitively guide you through a Sound Journey. Prepare for stillness with gentle movements and journal prompts. Grounded, enter a realm of consciousness between the waking and sleeping state and enjoy a unique experience incorporating guided meditations and the healing vibrations of quartz crystal singing bowls, acoustic guitar, chimes, and more.

 

*Bring a journal. We will utilize the power of the written word at different points in this experience.

 

40 minutes of Yoga Nidra (a deep guided meditation) is equivalent to 3-4 hours of traditional sleep. Receive some well-deserved rest.

 

Benefits of Sound-healing and Yoga Nidra: stress and anxiety relief, mental clarity, normalization of blood pressure, improved sleep, heightened clarity, increase in creativity

*Regular Weekly Class Tiered Pricing Applies > Reduced: $12, Standard: $17, Supportive: $22 . Free for Members . We greatly appreciate your contributions; no matter the amount. Thank you for supporting the mission. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Tarot Readings for the Holidays

Friday December 21, 2018 | 8:30 - 10:00pm at 8A5E | Cafe + Venue

Join me at 8A5E for a Tarot Reading. As we approach 2019 checking in with a tarot reading is a great way to let go of 2018.

Tarot reveals what needs to surface. Once laid out, the cards will reveal your present position, the immediate influence crossing you, what your goal or motive is, past lessons, future influence/s, the energy of your environment, your mental/emotional state and the final result.

 

This result will show you where you are going based on where you are at and will shine light on your best path to meet your goal with the influence crossing you.

Investment: $1 a minute (avg. reading is 15 - 20 minutes)

Pre-schedule below or just show up for a fun night and drop-in for your tarot reading! xo

LIVE: SELF-CARE | connect, learn & grow Cass will be speaking at this event

Wednesday December 5, 2018 | 6:30 - 9:30pm at WeWork Kinzie

LIVE events feature men and women who make a difference in their community, providing an open forum to talk about life struggles, challenges, keys to success and lessons in relationships, health, business and more. 

Each event is focused on a specific theme and involves incredible thought-provoking speakers, and networking activities in-between. After attending a LIVE event you will have inspired your internal leader, and cultivated new relationships.

Cassandra will facilitate a 15 min. speech about self-care.

Investment: $15

Monthly Soundscape with Cass + Johnny

Friday November 30, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:00pm at Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective [Avondale, Chicago]

Go inward with Cass and Johnny as they intuitively guide you through a Sound Journey. Prepare for stillness with gentle movements and journal prompts.

 

Grounded, enter a realm of consciousness between the waking and sleeping state and enjoy a unique Yoga Nidra experience incorporating the healing vibrations of quartz crystal singing bowls, acoustic guitar, chimes, percussion and more.

 

*Bring a journal. We will utilize the power of the written word at different points in this experience.

 

40 minutes of Yoga Nidra (a deep guided meditation) is equivalent to 3-4 hours of traditional sleep. Receive some well-deserved rest.

 

Benefits of Sound-healing and Yoga Nidra: stress and anxiety relief, mental clarity, normalization of blood pressure, improved sleep, heightened clarity, increase in creativity

*Regular Weekly Class Tiered Pricing Applies > Reduced: $12, Standard: $17, Supportive: $22 . Free for Members . We greatly appreciate your contributions; no matter the amount. Thank you for supporting the mission. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The Experience | A Journey Inward with Cass & Johnny

November 4, Sunday 1:30-3:30pm at Sat Nam [West Loop, Chicago]

Explore a peaceful blend of meditation, breath-work and gentle movement with live music and a Yoga Nidra session followed by a Sound Journey. Harmonize and connect with your Koshas (the layers of the human experience). The five Koshas are: the physical body, energy body, mental/emotional body, wisdom body and the bliss body. Bathe in the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, the Guitar and Koshi Chimes. Additional instruments may be used. Relax, release and surrender to joy. Come as you are. All are welcome.

 

2 Fun Facts! 

1. Did you know that 40 minutes of Yoga Nidra (a deep guided meditation) is equivalent to 3-4 hours of traditional sleep? Receive some well-deserved rest as you enter a realm of consciousness between the waking and sleeping state and enjoy a unique Yoga Nidra experience incorporating the vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and the sweet melodies of Acoustic Guitar.

 

2. Did you know that the human body is 60% water? Sound creates a dynamic mandala-like pattern in every water molecule of your physical body. Sound-healing works directly with the water in your body to transform your energy field with intentional frequencies to bring you many benefits including, but not limited to: stress and anxiety relief, mental clarity, normalization of blood pressure, improved sleep, heightened clarity and an increase in creativity.

 

What to Bring:

- 1-2 blankets and a pillow for added comfort 

*You will be lying down for a minimum of 40 minutes

Freehand Frequencies | A Sound Journey

October 17, Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm at Freehand Chicago [River North]

Get grounded in Freehand’s Penthouse. Enter a state of consciousness between the waking and sleeping state through the guided meditation of Yoga Nidra accompanied by the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls.

 

Come as you are. All are welcome.

Free Community Yoga + Sound Bath

September 24, Monday 6:30-7:30pm at Full Moon Jam [5100N & Lake Shore Drive 60640 | GPS Coordinates: 41.974382, -87.647782]

Join Inner Sense Healing Arts at a FREE community yoga class before every Full Moon Jam this season! Please bring your own mat, dress warm on cool nights, and be prepared to flow.

This class will be led by Cassandra Justine and will include a crystal bowl sound bath during savasana.

Location details:

GPS Coordinates: 41.974382, -87.647782 OR you can map 5200 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60640. There is ample free parking at the site. ¼ mile south of the Foster Ave Turf Fields on the lakefront. Lakefront jams are south of Foster Ave. beach, on the east side of the lakefront trail, in the big field.

 

We practice across the parking lot by the lake and bike trail across from the grass soccer fields where the jam and fire dancing is set up!

Acoustic Soul Flo with Cass & Johnny

September 23, Sunday 1:30-3:30pm at Sat Nam [West Loop, Chicago]

Awaken your soul, calm your mind and flow freely to live music as we set intentions inspired by the coming of the Full Moon. Together, with his guitar as her muse, Cass and Johnny will intuitively guide the group to feel and explore.

 

Enjoy a blend of meditation, breath-work and mindful movements woven together to create a soul-quenching experience. Grounded, relax as the healing vibrations of the guitar wash over you during Savasana. Come as you are. All are welcome.

The Giving Tree | Open Mic Night

September 15, Saturday 8:00pm - 11:00pm at 938 N. Elston, Chicago, IL

Join Inner Sense and Breathe for an evening of sweet sounds, thoughtful sharing, and community connection next to the bonfire. The Giving Tree open mic is a night for friends to gather and share their talents and to support the upcoming opening of Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective.

 

Performance sign ups will happen beginning at 8pm and names will be drawn at random throughout the evening. 

 

Entry fee is a suggested $5-10 which will go directly to non-profit Inner Sense Healing Arts.

 

Feel free to BYOB or a dish to share and get ready for a beautiful evening.

Project Manifest: Awaken the Divinity Within

September 14, Friday 6:00 - 10:30pm at The Hangar, 4255 N Knox Ave, Chicago

Join us Friday, September 14th at The Hangar @ Fort Knox for this one of a kind experience. Step into our 7200 sq ft mothership of bliss and empowerment and allow the transformative waves of sound to flow freely throughout your body as you are gently guided into a tour of your higher self, your true self, empowering you to connect to and awaken the divinity that resides within each and every one of us. An exploration of self and sound, an evening of empowerment, healing and rejuvenation.

Choose Joy 3rd Annual Ladies Daytreat | Starved Rock

Saturday, August 25 10:00a - 6:30p at Matthiessen River Area | Starved Rock, IL

Ladies Daytreat is a 1-day festival with 32 presenters, 31 workshops, 10 healing tents, 9 workshop sites with art installations, 3 vibey tents to play in and a few mindful vendors all on the sacred grounds of Starved Rock’s magical Matthiessen River Area.

 

Our intention is to gather with all who identify as women in a way that is significant to them to join in celebration of the Divine Feminine. We welcome you to retreat for the day with no overnight stay, to reclaim your sacred wisdom, and to feel the support of sisterhood.

 

Choose Joy has brought together a diverse matrix of teachers, artists, healers, practitioners, musicians, change-makers and creatives who will be presenting workshops to awaken your inner goddess. There will be something for everyone - Talks, Yoga, Meditations, Reiki, Essential Oils, Sound-healing, Slack-lining, Dance, Ceremonies & more!

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VIEW FULL DETAILS: ladiesdaytreat.com

Fields of Yogis | Festival

August 10-12 at New Bo Market (1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401)

​​Fields of Yogis will be an interactive event showcasing unique talent ranging from beginner classes and introductions to belly dancing, all the way to aerial yoga, and advanced workshops to better your practice, and slacklining. There will be workshops that will guide you towards your purpose and empower you to improve your life. Come explore with us!​

 

I'll be leading 3 Workshops featuring Live Music by Johnny Sweetgrass:

Friday, 3-hour Immersion: Chakra Awakening | Yoga, Sound & Journaling with Cass & Johnny

​Join Cass for an in-depth journey through the Chakras. The experience will start with gentle movements and journaling to center. Once grounded, we will create a circle and walk through a Choose Joy hand-out about the Chakras to better understand the work ahead. After discussion, drop into a meditation to feel your Bandhas (energy locks that impact the Chakra System), your Chakras (energy centers) and enjoy a few different Pranayama (breath-work) techniques. 

Alive and aware, we will move through a physical practice accompanied by live music. Flow through sequences designed to balance and restore your Chakras. Enjoy a guided meditation during Savasana as you bathe in the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls. The experience will end with a silent seated meditation and journaling. Come as you are. All are welcome.

90-minute Class: The Experience | A Journey Inward with Cass + Johnny

Explore a peaceful blend of meditation, breath-work, gentle movement with live music and a Yoga Nidra session followed by a Sound Journey. Harmonize and connect with your Koshas (the layers of the human experience). The five Koshas are: the physical body, energy body, mental/emotional body, wisdom body and the bliss body. ​Bathe in the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, the Guitar and Koshi Chimes. Additional instruments may be used. Relax, release and surrender to joy. Come as you are. All are welcome.

90-minute Class: Acoustic Soul Flo | Yoga + Live Music with Cass + Johnny

​​Awaken your soul, free your mind, and surrender to a creative collaboration of meditation, movement, and live music. With his guitar as her muse, Cass will intuitively guide the group to feel, flow and let go. Enjoy the healing vibrations of the Guitar during Savasana. Come as you are. All are welcome.

Breathe | A Slackline & Discovery Festival

July 13-15 at Stable Studios, Spencer, IN

​​This 3-day festival held on 50 acres of Midwest farmland is the manifestation of a dream to create a collaborative community of like-minded individuals who value balance, mindfulness and fostering a creative lifestyle. It serves to promote a deeper connection to the self, both spiritually & physically, to others and to the environment.

 

This transformational festival offers a multitude of opportunities to engage in self-discovery through slacklining, yoga, inspirational talks, drumming, art, music, community, camping, nature and more!

The venue boasts a large pond for swimming and waterlines, a vast open field for longlines, 4 slackline parks, large forest with trails and an open-air yoga barn!

Schedule Details TBA ♥︎ LEARN MORE ABOUT BREATHE

I'll be leading 2 Workshops:

Saturday: Surrender to Slow | Yoga + Sound feat. Gio Marrari


Flow slow through a peaceful blend of meditation, breath-work and expressive movements. Grounded, balance your chakras through a sound journey and bathe in the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls. Come as you are. All are welcome. 

About Sound-healing: The human body is 60% water. Sound creates a dynamic mandala-like pattern in every water molecule of your physical body. Sound-healing works directly with the water in your body to transform your energy field with intentional frequencies to bring you many benefits including, but not limited to: stress and anxiety relief, mental clarity, normalization of blood pressure, improved sleep, heightened clarity and an increase in creativity.

 

Sunday: The Experience | A Journey Inward with Cass & Johnny

 

Explore a peaceful blend of meditation, breath-work and gentle movement with live music and a Yoga Nidra session followed by a Sound Journey. Harmonize and connect with your Koshas (the layers of the human experience). The five Koshas are: the physical body, energy body, mental/emotional body, wisdom body and the bliss body. Bathe in the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, the Guitar and Koshi Chimes. Additional instruments may be used. Relax, release and surrender to joy. Come as you are. All are welcome.

 

2 Fun Facts! 

1. Did you know that 40 minutes of Yoga Nidra (a deep guided meditation) is equivalent to 3-4 hours of traditional sleep? Receive some well-deserved rest as you enter a realm of consciousness between the waking and sleeping state and enjoy a unique Yoga Nidra experience incorporating the vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and the sweet melodies of Acoustic Guitar.

 

2. Did you know that the human body is 60% water? Sound creates a dynamic mandala-like pattern in every water molecule of your physical body. Sound-healing works directly with the water in your body to transform your energy field with intentional frequencies to bring you many benefits including, but not limited to: stress and anxiety relief, mental clarity, normalization of blood pressure, improved sleep, heightened clarity and an increase in creativity.

Chakra Flo + Tarot at Mamby on the Beach

June 23 + 24 at Mamby on the Beach, Oakwood Beach, Chicago

​Mamby on the Beach is a two-day music event hosted on the beautiful Oakwood Beach. I'm overjoyed to be offering tarot readings and a yoga workshop as part of their More Than Music program.

About my offerings at Mamby:

Chakra Flo:

Experience a creative collaboration of meditation, movement and music woven together to awaken your 7 chakras. Breathe, feel and explore more. All are welcome, come as you are. 

Tarot Readings:

Experience the art of Tarot under the intuitive guidance of Cassandra as she channels the cards to shine light on your past, present and future. See what surfaces.

Choose Joy with Cass & Jess in Indiana

June 12 - 20, 2018 at Body Mind and Core | 1344 South Rangeline (UPSTAIRS OF PANERA) 46032 Carmel, IN

​Cass & Jess will be leading public classes throughout the week!...

 

Plus TWO special practices (regular class passes apply) on the regular schedule:

Friday June 15 @ 6:00p Chakra Restorative, Yoga Nidra + Crystal Bowls with Cass

Sunday June 17 @ 9:30a

Summer SOULstice 108: 108 Salutations to Celebrate Spring with Cass & Jess...

And to top it off, weekend workshops beginning on Saturday:

Saturday June 16 @ 2:00pInversion Play with Cass & Jess

Saturday June 16 @ 4:30p

Happy Hippies: Vinyasa Flow for the Hips with Cass

Sunday June 17 @ 11:00aYin, Yoga Nidra + Crystal Bowls with Cass

 

Come as you are. Everyone is welcome!We encourage to pre-register to ensure your spot. xo

Restorative Sound Bath with Jess & Cass

June 9, Saturday 11a-12:30p at Integrity Yoga Wellness Center [3797 Osage Beach Pkwy, Osage Beach, Missouri]

​Melt into 7 restorative postures to awaken your chakras as you bask in the healing vibrations of quartz crystal singing bowls. 


Enter a state of consciousness between the waking and sleeping state as you slip into stillness through a guided Yoga Nidra. 


Wear comfy clothes. All are welcome. 

Open Your Heart to Joy

June 2, Saturday 7-8:30pm at Sat Nam [West Loop, Chicago]

Santosha: To be content; a state of joy.

With Santosha as our intention, we will focus on opening Anahata Chakra (The Heart Energy Center). Explore a mindful, mellow flow dedicated to opening your chest and shoulders while stabilizing your pelvis and legs.

Surrender to Slow Series | Restorative, Yoga Nidra & Crystal Bowls

May 30, June 20, July 25 | Wednesdays 7:30-8:45pm at Ascend [River North, Chicago]

Flow slow to and experience a calming blend of mellow movements and deep stretches to prepare for stillness. Grounded, enter a state of consciousness between the waking and sleeping state through the guided meditation of Yoga Nidra.

Balance your chakras through a sound journey and bathe in the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls. Come as you are. All are welcome. 

 

2 Useful Facts:

 

1. Did you know that 40 minutes of Yoga Nidra (a deep guided meditation) is equivalent to 3-4 hours of traditional sleep? Receive some well-deserved rest as you enter a realm of consciousness between the waking and sleeping state and enjoy a unique Yoga Nidra experience incorporating the vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and the sweet melodies of Acoustic Guitar.

 

2. Did you know that the human body is 60% water? Sound creates a dynamic mandala-like pattern in every water molecule of your physical body. Sound-healing works directly with the water in your body to transform your energy field with intentional frequencies to bring you many benefits including, but not limited to: stress and anxiety relief, mental clarity, normalization of blood pressure, improved sleep, heightened clarity and an increase in creativity.

 

What to bring:

All necessary props provided. Please feel free to bring additional blankets and pillows for ultimate comfort.

Please note: 

We have a limited amount of space. We highly encourage you to pre-register to ensure your spot. Thank you!

Yoga, Crystal Bowls & Brunch

May 20, Sunday 11a-1:30p at 8A5E [Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago]

YOGA, CRYSTAL BOWLS & BRUNCH SERIES @ 8A5E

 

Join us May 20th, 11am-1:30pm for the perfect recipe of Yoga, Meditation, Sound-healing, Coffee and a Plant-Based Brunch! We feel blessed to have Cassandra Justine of Choose Joy leading a yoga and sound session followed by a “Plant-Based” Brunch with Meagan Lombaer of The Radical Larder.

 

Please save the date, let your friends know and snag your tickets ASAP.

 

***Tickets are limited and must be pre-purchased by Friday, May 18th.

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What to Expect:

 

Yoga & Sound Session:

 

Enjoy a mindful flow, a grounding meditation, calming breath-work and a quartz crystal singing bowl sound bath during Savasana.

 

Plant-Based Brunch:

 

What is a “plant-based” brunch?A brunch prepared with foods derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits with few or no animal products. Some may say “vegan.”

 

Please email 8a5e2313@gmail.com with any dietary restrictions/allergies so we can best serve you.

 

Brunch Menu TBA! :)

 

Good Vibes:

 

More than anything we are excited to bring like-minded community together. Spread the word.

 

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Event Breakdown:

11am-12:30pm Yoga + Sound Bath

12:30pm-1:30pm Brunch, Coffee + Good Vibes

Restore and Reflect: Yoga, Values + Sound with Cass & Kristin

May 12, Saturday 2-4:00pm at Nature Yoga [Wicker Park, Chicago]

Dive inward with Kristin and Cass to restore, reflect and reconnect with what truly makes you come alive. Explore a blend of slow and gentle vinyasa flow movements intended to open you to the wisdom of your body, mind and spirit.  

 

Kristin, a life coach, will then guide you through meditation and journaling exercises to support your connection to and clarity of your personal values. Cass, a sound-healer, will seal the experience with a sound bath, grounding us with the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls. 

All are welcome. Come as you are.

The Goddess Showcase

May 6, Sunday at 3-9pm at Livity Chicago | 2049 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago [Logan Square]

Join us in Celebration of our final Goddess Circle in Chicago! OM Honna and Melissa have been holding Goddess Circles here in the city over the past two years and wanted to finish with a bang! We couldn't think of a better way to close than with a gathering focused on honoring the tribe that has grown and the community that has nurtured us. It has been such an honor to create this sacred community with you, witnessing your growth as you witness ours! As this chapter closes, a new one emerges. 

Our intention is to showcase the talented and inspiring Goddesses of the Magical Chicago Women's community. We are gathering to unite the different blossoming feminine communities in the city in a shared sacred space where we can support, honor and express our passion, our work, and our play!

Come prepared to be inspired as we have a day filled with Performers, Micro Workshops, Vendors, and surprises along the way! We will hold group activities and an Open Mic portion, so if you feel called to share your Magic, we welcome and encourage this! 

Our final intention is to build this powerful, expressive, embodied feminine frequency we have created together over the course of the day. During our Closing Ceremony we will share the energy we have built together and send this healing vibration around the world to women who are seeking love, empowerment, and support. May this Magic ripple both inward and outward.

We are creating a web of light as a sisterhood collective, supporting one another, witnessing our sisters shine, and fanning each other's flames as we step into this new paradigm. 

:: Schedule ::

3pm Doors Open 
3:20 Opening Ceremony
4:00 Slo Flo Yoga w Cass, Guitar w Gabriela
4:30 Micro Workshops // Social Hour w Vendors & Healers
5:30 Movement w Julie Brannen
6:00 Performances & Open Mic
7:30 Song Circle
8:00 Social Hour with Vendors & Healers
8:30 Closing Ceremony & Sound Bath

**Schedule may change :)

:: Vendors ::

. MaiTri Chicago
. Intuitive Essences by Audrey Herrington
. KenZa Collection by Robin Holmer
. Inner Sense Healing Collective & That Bliss Life
. Rise of the Feminine: Feather Hair Ceremonies w Hannah
. Homemade Treats by Erica & Om Honna
. TropiKava 

:: Healers & Readers ::

. Bhairavi Shera Patel
. Jane Justice
. Tree DiGuido
. Cassandra Justine

Stay tuned for more details.. ♥

Be with us this one last time as we close this chapter in Chicago. This collaborative dream will live on as we weave our light beyond the sacred container we’ve held here together.

1st Fridays Community Healing Circle

May 4, Friday 6-10:00pm at Sat Nam [West Loop, Chicago]

​I'll be offering Tarot Readings at Sat Nam's May 1st Fridays Community Healing Circle! Pop in for a special price for a 20 minute tarot reading.

 

About the Event:

 

In our efforts to support and maintain our Happy, Healthy, Holistic Community Sat Nam Yoga hosts monthly Healing Circles and all are welcome.

We invite seekers and healers of all disciplines to join and share their knowledge in a friendly non-judgmental space. A casual come and go as your schedule allows affair. Bring cash and SMALL BILLS for gratuity.

 

Mini-Healing Sessions Cost: Suggested donation for healing session is $15 per session Please help us keep our Healers happy and smiling!

 

Registration for healing sessions open once every hour at 5:40, 6:30. 7:30, 8:30

A "healing circle" is a group of like-minded people who give or receive healing, energy work or bodywork. Power is created by the overall intention of the group to heal, learn and give. Just being in the room is healing! Participants will get a chance to learn about all this "New Agey" stuff you wonder about. Practice techniques that help you become more present and powerful in your life. Discover alternative non-invasive therapy for you and your family. Whether you are looking for a little relief from chronic pain or you are just in the mood for some pampering and TLC we got you! Get all your questions answered and decide which modalities are best for you here.

From 6:00-9:40pm our practitioners offer mini sessions (20 minutes) on an extensive range of therapies:


Cranio Sacral Therapy, Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, Meditation, Chiropractic, Tarot Reading, Numerology, Angelic Reading, Akashic Records, Shamanic Reading, Quantum Touch, Soul Chart, Ayurvedic Birth Chart- bring birth date, time and location, Astrological Readings, Reiki, Theta & Crystal Energy Therapy, Sound Therapy- Gong, tuning forks, crystal bowls, New Paradigm MDT, Bengston Method, Essential Oils, Eastern Massage, Myofascial, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Body Work.

Shake Your Soul | An Exploration of Self Through Movement

April 29, Saturday 1-3:00pm at OuterSpace | Moon Studio | 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago | 3rd floor [Wicker Park]

Find your flow and shake your soul with Cass and Angela! Immerse yourself in the creative practices of yoga, meditation, improvisational movement and contemporary dance. Allow your inner child to surface as you explore your body through a lens of love. All are welcome.

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About your Guides:

Cassandra holds space for people to discover their purpose and tap into their power. She channels divine love and light as a yoga teacher, sound-healer, reiki practitioner and tarot reader to support individuals on their spiritual journeys. She is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective, a start-up non-profit that values accessibility and affordability. As Choose Joy, Cass leads retreats and guides classes, workshops and events at mindful festivals and ethical studios. Choose Joy annually puts on Ladies DAYtreat, a 1-day festival to awaken your inner goddess. Learn more about her work at cassandrajustine.com and peeps her collaborative blog for inspiration at thatblisslife.com.

Angela creates space for dancers to feel welcome, to feel confident and ultimately, to feel loved. She is an Instructional Technology Coach and founder of the non-profit organization, Chance to Dance. Chance to Dance provides an equitable and affordable dance education to children of low-income families. Over the past 5 years, over 400 students have been given a chance to discover their self-worth through the power of movement. Her classes encourage individuals to acknowledge their strength, beauty and talent through empowerment and a focused work ethic. Learn more about Chance to Dance at chancetodancechi.com.

Yoga, Crystal Bowls & Brunch

March 25, Sunday 11a-1:30p at 8A5E [Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago]

YOGA & BRUNCH SERIES @ 8A5E

Join us March 25th, 11am-1:30pm for the perfect recipe of Yoga, Meditation, Sound-healing, Coffee and a Plant-Based Brunch!

Please save the date, let your friends know and snag your tickets ASAP. ***Tickets are limited and must be pre-purchased by Friday, March 23.

We feel blessed to have Cassandra Justine of Choose Joy leading a yoga and sound session followed by a “Plant-Based” Brunch with Meagan Lombaer of The Radical Larder.

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What to Expect:

Yoga & Sound Session:

Enjoy a mindful flow, a grounding meditation, calming breath-work and a quartz crystal singing bowl sound bath during savasana.

Plant-Based Brunch:

What is a “plant-based” brunch?

A brunch prepared with foods derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits with few or no animal products. Some may say “vegan.”

Please email us at: 8a5e2313@gmail.com with any dietary restrictions/allergies so we can best serve you.

Brunch Menu TBA! :)

Good Vibes!

More than anything we are excited to bring like-minded community together. Spread the word.

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Event Breakdown:

11am-12:30pm Yoga + Sound Bath

12:30pm-1:30pm Brunch, Coffee + Good Vibes

Surrender to Slow | Yoga Nidra, Crystal Bowls + Acoustic Guitar

March 10, 2018 | Saturday 2-3:30pm at Ascend Chicago [River North, Chicago]

Flow slow to the acoustic guitar and experience a calming blend of mellow movements and deep stretches.

Prepare for stillness with a few restorative postures. Grounded, enter a state of consciousness between the waking and sleeping state through the guided meditation of Yoga Nidra.

Balance your chakras through a sound journey and bathe in the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls. All levels are welcome.

 

2 Fun Facts! 1. Did you know that 40 minutes of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is equivalent to ~4 hours of traditional sleep?! 2. Sound-healing has many benefits including stress reduction, memory strengthening and heightened creativity! 

 

What to bring:

blankets & pillows for comfort​

The Experience | A Journey Inward

February 24, 2018 | Saturday 2-4:00pm at Sat Nam [West Loop, Chicago]

Explore a peaceful blend of meditation, gentle movement with live music and a Chakra-based Yoga Nidra session followed by a Sound Journey.

 

Balance your Koshas, the layers or “bodies” of the human experience. The five Koshas are: the physical body, energy body, mental/emotional body, wisdom body and the bliss body.

Fun Fact! Did you know that 40 minutes of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is equivalent to ~4 hours of traditional sleep? Receive some well-deserved rest as you enter a realm of consciousness between the waking and sleeping state and enjoy a unique Yoga Nidra experience incorporating the vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls.

Receive the benefits of stress reduction, memory strengthening and heightened creativity while Cass and Johnny take you through a Sound Journey. Bathe in the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, the Guitar, and the Koshi Chimes. Additional instruments may be used. Relax, release, and surrender to joy.

What to bring
yoga mat, blankets and pillows for comfort

Open Your Heart to Joy

February 17, 2018 | Saturday 11:45a-12:45pm at The Yoga Shop [Old Irving, Chicago]

Santosha: To be content; a state of joy.

 

With Santosha as our intention, we will focus on opening Anahata Chakra (The Heart Center). Explore a mindful flow dedicated to opening your chest and shoulders while stabilizing your pelvis and legs.

 

Cool down with restorative heart-openers and slip into Savasana for a guided meditation that will lead you to the heart center. It's here that we will release anything heavy on the heart. Sound-healing with the Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls will be used throughout the class and during guided meditations.

 

After the heart cave meditation, we will enter seated meditation to absorb the experience.

 

- Bring a journal to write out any reflections

- All are welcome

Ride the Vibe Weekend with Cass

January 26 - 28, 2018 | Fri. - Sun. at Body Mind and Core [Carmel, Indiana]

Cassandra Justine, creator of Choose Joy and Chicago native, visits Indianapolis for four classes and five openings for private sessions this winter!

Friday | 6P | Chakra Flo + Sound Journey

Saturday | 2P | The Art of Inverting (CEUs available!)

Sunday | 9:30A | VIBE Flo™

Sunday | 11A | The Experience | Kosha Meditation + Sound Journey

Private Session Offerings ($120 per hour):
Private Yoga Session - Flight School 
Private Yoga Session - A Tailored Experience
Chakra Balancing - Reiki & Sound-Healing Session
Yoga Nidra & Reiki-Infused Sound-Healing Session

Private Session Time-slots: 
Saturday, 9-10am, 10:30-11:30am & 12:00-1:00pm
Sunday, 2:00-3:00pm & 3:30-4:30pm

Chakra Tuning for the New Year

January 20, 2018 | Sunday 2-3:30pm at Ahimsa Yoga Studio [Oak Park]

Join Cass for an experience that will awaken your energy body and cleanse internal clutter to make room for the New Year through the vessel of intentional movement, meditation, journaling and sound-healing.

Bathe in the healing vibrations of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, Koshi Chimes and the earth essence of the Gong. Relax, release, and surrender to joy.

*Please bring a journal and a pen for reflection.

Fee: $25/Members: $20
Book online to save $3!


Members are students enrolled in Ahimsa auto-pay monthly membership, workstudy and Ahimsa teachers.

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