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Community Happenings – October 2019

Yinyasa Yoga Class
Sundays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Yinyasa is a hybrid of yang (active) yoga with yin (passive) yoga. We will begin with 30 minutes of gentle yoga to build strength, warmth and flow with fundamental yoga postures while relieving stress and tension by connecting breath with mindful movements. We will finish with yin to create flexibility, mindfulness and softness to release the connective tissues, create space and integrity in the joints, and remove blockages to internal energy flow. This class is suitable for all ages, abilities and physical conditions. This class is practiced in an unheated room. All levels are welcome. 

Location: Ivy Nicole Natural Remedies, 24140 W. Lockport St., Plainfield, IL 60544.

Visit www.ivynicolenaturalremedies.com or call 815-630-1151 for more information.

Cost: $15 per class


Fantastic Fungi Premiere
with Director Louie Schwartzberg Q&A
(Opening Weekend)
Friday, Oct. 18 – Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

From Friday, Oct.18 through Thursday, Oct. 24, the Gene Siskel Film Center will present the Chicago premiere of Fantastic Fungi. This revealing and marvelously mind-boggling documentary explores the hidden kingdom of mushrooms, the unique fruit of mycelium, an all-pervasive fungal network that not only lives beneath our feet but subversively dominates the earth. The 50s rockabilly hit “There Was a Fungus Among Us,” unwittingly proclaimed the fact: mycelium is everywhere, whether seen or unseen. Experts including groundbreaking scientist/mycologist Paul Stamets and authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone and Andrew Weil reveal the ways in which mushrooms harbor a vast and barely explored potential for healing, renewing the environment, providing sustenance and altering consciousness, but only if mankind is savvy enough to tap their enormous power. Awe-inspiring time-lapse macro cinematography by director Schwartzberg (Wings of Life) brings mushrooms and their underworld networks to astonishing vibrant life for a don’t-miss experience.

Director Louie Schwartzberg is scheduled to appear for audience discussion on Friday (8 p.m. only – tentative) and Saturday.

Fantastic Fungi, 2018, Louie Schwartzberg, USA, 81 min., narrated by Brie Larson, DCP digital.

Location: Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State St. Chicago,
IL 60601.

Visit http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/fantastic-fungi for more information.

Cost: Tickets to each screening—unless stated otherwise—are $12/general admission, $7/students and $6/Film Center members.


Immortal Hero Film
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Eastern New Thought Meets Western New Thought in Immortal Hero, a film based on the epiphany that has inspired Ryuho Okawa to lead Happy Science, Japan’s budding spiritual movement that has been around for more than 30 years, will open in Chicago on October 25, 2019.

Based on the true story of the near-death-experience that compelled Ryuho Okawa to devote his life to spreading the truth he received from the spiritual realms and masters, Immortal Hero tells the dramatic, inspiring story of Makoto Mioya, a highly successful Japanese writer and publisher who miraculously heals himself from a fatal heart condition after a near-death visitation from powerful spiritual beings. As part of the recovery process, Makoto writes about his powerful ‘rebirth’ as an enlightened and transformed teacher. Although he faces challenges at home and abroad, Makoto promises to use the second chance at life he has been blessed with to make a positive difference for as many people as possible. He commits to ‘die for the truth,’ a powerful covenant that defines the purity and intensity of his message of love, our mutual responsibility for one another and world peace.

For more information, theaters and showtimes, please visit www.immortal-hero.com.

Trinity Health Freedom Expo
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Empowering the future of natural health, the Trinity Health Freedom Expo will take place on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL. There will be 100 booths to browse and shop. Guests will encounter the newest products for consumers, practitioners and business owners; along with the latest technology such as state-of-the-art electronics, massage techniques and cutting-edge modalities.

Trinity Health Freedom Expo is a comprehensive natural and alternative health forum, featuring dozens of dynamic health experts, two topical panels, educational lectures and demonstrations. Created to educate and empower attendees, the expo is about meeting people, making discoveries and having a hands-on experience with products and techniques, all under one roof during one weekend.

Location: Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477.

For more information, call 888-658-3976, email Info@TrinityHealthFreedomExpo.com or visit trinityhealthfreedomexpo.com.

Cost: Admission is $30 per day or $50 for both days. The George Noory luncheon is an additional $50. The cost for a booth is $795 through Oct. 15, 2019.


Renew Conference
Saturday, Nov.16, 2019, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This is a healing and grief conference that is uplifting, inspirational, spiritual and above all else informational. Grief affects everyone differently and grief encompasses the passing of a loved one and more although that can be one of the major factors. It’s surviving the day-to-day challenges many of us face including divorce, trauma, addiction, job loss, financial challenges, health issues, depression and anxiety, and so much more. Our event will address these issues and our award-winning speakers will help you navigate your way out of hurt and pain and into peace and emotional well-being.


These leading international grief and trauma practitioners, best-selling authors, spiritual mentors and leaders in their fields will share their experiences and expertise and give you the power you need to live a more purposeful loving life.

Location: Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL 60563.

Visit RenewConference.life or call 815-671-4950 for more information.

Cost: $75 for Early Bird ticket.


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