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Community Happenings – May 2018

Chicago IANDS 20th Anniversary

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Chicago IANDS is 20 years old this May!

The first meeting was in May 1998, in the Minister’s office of Unity Church on the North Shore. Five people attended.

Diane Willis had a Near-Death Experience in Spring of 1995. She was told that she was to help people lose their fear of death, but she wasn’t told how she would do that. After her experience, she was connected with her guides on the other side. They began instructing her on what to do to start Chicago IANDS. To this day, Chicago IANDS has the same yellow flyers and contact sheets as they did for the first meeting. The requested donation is also still the same, $20.

The 20th Anniversary will feature great food, a party atmosphere, a special Near-Death speaker, Robin Landsong, who was abducted at age 8 and taken to Rhodesia, as well as some bookstore specials.

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR NEAR-DEATH STUDIES (Chicago IANDS) is a support and study group for Near-Death Experiences, Out-of-Body Experiences, After-Death Communication, Losses and Research. All are welcome!

Location: North Shore University Evanston Hospital, Frank Auditorium, 2650 Ridge Ave. (& Central), Evanston, IL, 60201.

Call 847-251-5758, or visit

Cost: $20 suggested donation. No one is turned away.


Infinity Foundation’s 21st Annual

Anniversary Gala

With Michael Beckwith, Keynote Speaker

Friday and Saturday, May 18 – 19, 2018

Infinity Foundation celebrates its 21st Anniversary on May 18 by awarding bestselling author, Michael Beckwith, the Infinity Foundation Spirit Award. The evening includes a practitioners’ fair, elegant dinner and keynote speech by Beckwith.

As part of the Gala weekend, Beckwith will give a daylong workshop Spiritual Liberation on May 19. Discover spiritual insights and seize the opportunity to embrace high vibrations and shift low vibrations to energetically shapeshift your thoughts and feelings, even in the face of adversity. Empower your unique inner voice and listen as your still small voice emerges. Experience this evolutionary spiritual technology as you explore how to

• Identify your gifts, talents, and skills and deliver them
in the world.

• Navigate challenges and open to the cleansing they offer.

• Break any agreements you have made with mediocrity and replace them with stability and excellence.

• Gain access and insight on the path of self-empowered

• Experience Life Visioning exercises that provide you with tools to incorporate the changes you desire into the highest vision for your life.

• Connect with your inner splendor and the evolutionary impulse of the Universe.

• Manifest your conscious realization of individualized expression and unfold into the highest purpose of your spiritual liberation.

Location: Ravinia Green Country Club, 1200 Saunders Road, Riverwoods, IL, 60015.

Call 847-831-8828, or visit

Cost: Gala $100 per person and workshop $135.


Rest to Rise: A Day of Yoga Nidra Sleep Meditation for Women

With Karen Brody

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Are you tired of feeling worn out all the time? Join a safe circle of women for a day of yoga nidra meditation, a deeply restful, soul-nourishing ancient yogic sleep tool. We’ll spend the day lying down while experiencing the life-changing magic of yoga nidra meditation and learning the Daring to Rest method. The day will include intention-setting, journaling, as well as gentle movement.

Wear loose clothing. Bring a mat, blanket and any other items to feel comfortable lying down (pillows, eye pillows, etc.) Also, bring a journal or some paper and your own vegetarian lunch.

Karen Brody is a mom, entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. Her most recent book is Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation (Sounds True, 2017.) Karen is the founder of, a website focused on training women leaders to help others move from worn out to well-rested and create a culture of global wellness.

Location: Theosophical Society, 1926 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL, 60187.

Call 630-668-1571 x315, email or visit

Cost: $50 for Theosophical Society members and $60 for non-members in advance, $70 at the door.


Sound Healing: Live Music, Restorative Yoga and Aromatherapy

With Brendan McAlinden and Erin Kelly

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Claim this time for YOU to BE. This is a 90-minute healing immersion offered with great love, full presence, and the combined skills of two gifted and experienced practitioners. Brendan McAlinden is a professional musician who creates magic through the singing bowls, gongs and acoustic guitar. He plays from his heart, and you can feel it! Erin Kelly, the founder of Light House Yoga & Wellness, is a healer who has developed her natural gifts over several years in practice as both a yoga teacher and a massage and bio-energy therapist. Together, Erin & Brendan create a sanctuary space for you to truly let go and receive. While you rest in supported, comfortable yoga postures experiencing the beautiful sound that Brendan creates, Erin will treat you to aromatherapy with Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils, healing touch and sound healing with her singing bowls on your body. This is truly a unique experience offered for you once per month at Light House.

Location: Light House Yoga & Wellness, 11240 S. Western Avenue, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60643.

Call (773) 569-1015, or visit to register.

Cost: $25



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