Simple Secrets for Happy Houseplants

Simple Secrets for Happy Houseplants

Hosted by our City Grange friends!

It’s no secret that the houseplant trend is on the rise and everyone’s got different goals. Whether you’re hoarding what seems like half of Garfield Conservatory in your apartment or just want to figure out that one perfect plant to fill an empty space, we’ll give you the tips you need to keep’em happy and green. We’ll answer burning questions you have and pass along our knowhow on all things houseplants from pesky pests to fertilizing and pruning.

Class fee includes instruction, demonstration and your own plant friend to take home

Parking/Transportation Instructions:

There is public street parking on Western Ave, Wilson Ave and neighborhood side streets. Please check for signs if zone requires payment to park.

The closest CTA Train Station is the Western Brown Line Stop. From there, Esquina is just a short three minute walk. It is also accessible via the 49 bus with a stop at Western & Wilson right outside the door.

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    February 23 from 12-6pm

    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 for self care 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 Rate - $165
    Reduced Rate - $150

    RSVP to info@sutrabodyandsoul.com
    OR place a $25 deposit to hold your space

    Training manual and materials will be sent once deposit is received.

    --> REIKI is also 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 enhance 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.