What we're about

"Inner Balance Meditation" is a virtual space dedicated to sharing conscious, meditation-related and/or non-affiliated (no specific religious orientation) but spiritually uplifting and nourishing opportunities with the larger Chicago and suburban (north and northwest) community.

INNER BALANCE itself is a physical space that is dedicated to encouraging conscious, compassion-filled, vital lives. Classes, recurring events and a range of coaching and therapeutic treatments are available at Inner Balance in Northbrook and Chicago. Many events are free or donation based. More information about Inner Balance can be found at www.innerbalancenow.com.

A monthly 90-minute guided meditation session, open to the public, is led by Ellen Radha Katz, psychotherapist and meditation teacher. Each week is unique. The session often begins with gentle breath awareness and/or yoga based stretching for centering, followed by a deep guided meditation. Other instructors contribute to the sessions, in such areas as Mindfulness, Chakra Balancing, Present Time Consciousness, Jin Shin Jitsui, Reiki, Kirtan (bhakti yoga through devotional chanting) and other practices.

At times this Meetup will share information about a program that is happening elsewhere but may be of interest to some of the Inner Balance Meetup members. They are endorsed by this Meetup.

Ellen can be reached personally for further information here as the coordinator, or at her website: www.ellenkatz.net.

Upcoming events (5+)

YOGA NIDRA for deep restoration of body and mind

Inner Balance

You are invited to join Becky as she gently guides us into a deep "yogic sleep." You can bring along a yoga mat, a pillow and an eye pillow... and prepare to go into a deeply restorative state. Please RSVP if you're joining us - and we recommend a donation of $10 or whatever you can give. If for some reason you can't make it after you've RSVP'd "yes" - please change your RSVP to "no" so someone else can have your spot! Thanks!

YOGA NIDRA WITH BECKY! This replaces the 3rd Tuesday Meditation with Ellen Radha

INSTEAD OF OUR USUAL 3rd Tuesday MEDITATION, we will have an EXTRA YOGA NIDRA night with BECKY. Please RSVP on the Yoga Nidra event page! Please note that Yoga Nidra does not involve movement! It offers a systematic way to learn deep relaxation through very precise verbal guidance. Most participants lie down, but sitting is an option. We are sorry for any confusion about this month's 3rd Tuesday meditation. For future reference, here is the description of Ellen Radha's typical 3rd Tuesday meditation session. Almost(!) every third Tuesday of the month, Ellen (Radha) offers a gentle, guided healing meditation. Beginning with gentle stretching and moving into breath awareness and a journey into our pre-conscious and subconscious selves, Ellen creates the space where our individual capacities for healing and love reside. Each session is unique. There is no rigid structure, only an organic process that builds a bridge that connects us intimately with ourselves, cultivates a sense of conscious, safe community and the experience of deep restoration. Both a licensed psychotherapist and an experienced meditation instructor, Ellen Radha includes teachings from many traditions in her guided meditations, having been immersed in many deeply spiritual traditions over the course of her life. Please be mindful about canceling your RSVP if you need to change it. Thank you!

Guided Meditation for Inner Balance & Quieting the Mind - with Ellen Radha Katz

Every third Tuesday of the month when she's in town, Ellen (Radha) offers a gentle, guided healing meditation. Beginning with gentle stretching and moving into breath awareness, Ellen guides us through a journey into our pre-conscious and subconscious selves. Through her gentle voice and intentional words, she creates a space where our individual capacities for healing and love reside. There is no rigid structure, only an organic process that builds a bridge connecting us intimately with ourselves, cultivating a sense of conscious, safe community and providing an experience of deep restoration. Ellen Is both a licensed psychotherapist and an experienced meditation instructor. She includes teachings from many traditions in her guided meditations, having been immersed in many spiritual traditions over the course of her life. Please be mindful about canceling your RSVP if you need to change it! Donations to Inner Balance are accepted but not required.

Your Self as Your Friend - New Perspectives, Self-Awareness, Skillful TLC

This gathering offers support toward developing a more compassionate and loving relationship with your Body, Mind and Spirit, guided by Sarah Karnes. Sarah has 15 years of experience in guiding healing meditations, transformational coursework and shifts in mindset. Our evening of "TLC" evolves based on the group's energy and needs. It may include some or all of the following: Exploring new perspectives and perceptions of our physical body, self-awareness exercises to develop a compassionate, witnessing self, guided imagery for healing, meditation and/or centering practices, examining our "self talk" and choosing a kinder approach or exploring self-expression through art mediums. All of these are shared within a container of love, safety and aliveness. When: One Thursday each month, 7:00 to 8:30pm ** see note below Where: Inner Balance, 350 Pfingsten Rd #107 Northbrook, IL at the light where Pfingsten and Maria meet, (NW corner ) ¼ mile south of Lake Cook Rd. RSVP: either here or directly to Sarah at[masked] or by email: [masked] Donations are gratefully accepted, in accordance with what you are able to give and the value you feel you receive here. web: http://www.SarahDKarnes.com www.meetup.com//Spiritual-Nourishment-Chicagoland. **NOTE : We try to meet most regularly on 3rd Thursdays of the month. AND Please check this meetup for the most up to date schedule. Occasionally there may be a timing &/or date change or cancellation We will make every effort to contact you personally by email if a change/cancellation occurs less than 3 days before the event.

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