CHI is the Life-Force, the Ki (Key), Mana, or dynamic vital energy which pervades all of life. The KA is the Spirit-Soul, our gathering of that CHI force into the uniqueness of our own being. And GO, the Oriental Game of Strategies, expresses the choices we make to share that uniqueness with our community. The CHI KA GO community coalesces every Second Sunday at Yoga Now through dancing, loving, healing, singing and celebrating until the midnight hour. We offer this opportunity to join our community together with a variety of new modalities through the arts while sharing our hearts and souls with one another. You are welcome to release your barriers, set your intentions and open to our wide-ranging spectrum of creativity.
Bhakti Fest is a three-day music festival celebrating devotion through chanting, yoga, meditation and community. All of our presenters embody the spirit of Bhakti—deep devotion. We gather in America's heartland to express our love and devotion as one community through an enchanting array of activities.
Join Junk Monk and Edible Alchemy CO-OP for Monk Market, a market place that will change the way you shop and play.
On the market you will find
- Free tea and coffee
-Junk Monk N’ Sun-
Barter or buy salvaged home furnishings and functional art made by the Junk Monk, Matthew Weber. All original art will be for sale in Silent auction format with only 11 spaces to bid.
There will be tables, chairs, benches, lights, lamps, carpets, pets, cabinets, desks, wall hangars, walls, foosball and air hockey, utensils, nic nacs, and a BREAD ROBOT. All items are found, salvaged, and restored so that their life can continue with you.
*Delivery and installation Service is available.*
-Edible Alchemy; produce shares, organic and local groceries, chocolate, nuts, tea, and coffee!!!
**Produce shares must be pre ordered at ediblealchemyfoods.com
-PEDAL TO THE PEOPLE: bring your bike and get it fixed for the summer riding season. Adam Clark will have you rolling.
-Christopher Breedlove: bring your old summer clothes and make them new with live screen printing. Laser etched art work
-Michael Egon Schiele is a surrealist artist, photographer, and poet. Concerning himself with the Everyday Magic of the world, Egon focuses on small beauty and ponders the quiet conflicts of our day-to-day existence. Come peruse Egon's books of poems, postcards, photographs, and artwork and experience the soft pleasures of our daily lives.
-Alex Love: Tech Love: Having problems with your tech and gadgets? Don't smash them, bring them to Mr. Love to get them analized, diagnosed, and scheduled for restoration and repair.
-Xavier St. Deathwolf: original stencils applied to salvaged materials; records, windows, furniture.
-Carly Evans: Mending beloved clothing and garments that you want restored to original beauty.
-John Sacceli: Angel Lynx readings, decks, and prints that lead the exploration through the image nation.
This is not all!!!
The kitchen will be open for you to make a dish and show off those cooking skills and add your own flavor to an amazing community snack station.
Open Mics and instruments will be stationed in the kitchen, garden and garage where you can share writing, poetry, comedy, music, a dance, or your favorite playlist.
If you feel like it is a day to get down and dirty in the earthy earthy, you can spend some time in the garden; weeding, lounging or playing with fire, flow toys or burn barrel.
Scheduled Workshops and Performances
HOGWASH: an improvised kids musical
This is a show that takes the suggestions of kids in the audience to create a musical adventure where a hero must find their way to getting what they want. They could be seeking the best ice cream cone ever or the biggest dump truck known to man. You will have to be there to find out.
Kitchen will be closed for Creative Kimchi workshop. All spots are filled for this workshop but please sign up for future workshops with Andrea Mattson.
PREPARING FOR BED: a garden workshop
Led by Craig Saydur
THE INFAMINTS: music improv ensemble of MINT:Composed of veteran music improvisers from Chicago’s iconic comedy institutions (The Second City, iO, ComedySportz, The Annoyance and more), the Infamints create gleeful musical comedy consisting of fully improvised musicals, short form musical games, and written musical sketch. If you’re hosting an event, we’d love to help you make it unforgettable. Feel free to contact us at
LOOPS WITH LEAH: musical sound scapes created by Leah Shashona, her guitar and loop pedal. Leah is a a diverse song writer whose compositions speak to the spirit.
Happy Hour with Avery and the Schus: Loung style covers of some of your favorite songs with guitar, cello, and vocals.
ORGANIC MONK: Improvised Life.
Matthew Weber and Craig Saydur will lead you through a series of writing, drawing, musical, and theater games to warm you up for the creation of a unique performance starring everyone. This is highly interactive and unpredictable performance that will hold space for laughter and foolery. There will be lots of space to just watch too!
Led by Adam Carlton
FIRE SPINNING WORKSHOP
EDAMAME: Dance Music to lull the soul.
""Posturing lo-fi atmospherics at the side of silky smooth crimson beats, singing synths, and verging almost new age in some breaths, Chicago instrumentalist Edamame falls genre-less on the ears and delightfully so. More of an organic experience than emotion-provoking, this beatmaster invites his listeners on a brainwave joyride."
Check him out @ http://soundcloud.com/edamame
DJZ: David Ziemba will be throwing down some familiar tunes of all the ages and making them fresh to the souls of your feet.
David was blending music together on cassette tapes even before entering the dance scene in 1998. Remixing classic hits with new jack beats, he travels through house, electro, dubstep, jungle, breakbeat, lounge and just about any other genre that blends in to spice it up. Bringing the dance floor on a journey through inspiring experiences, he coalesces unique heartfelt styles of soulful music. He also founded BrilliantlyMad and was born into the entertainment world, being a mixologist of music, wizardry and performance.
Check him out @ http://www.mixcloud.com/davidziemba
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