DREAM DAY 2019 PRESENTERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!!!!
NATIVE AMERICAN 4 DIRECTIONS
ASHLEY JOHNSTON & ZANDORAL STAR
Growing up on a small farm we had horses in the back yard. At a young age I begged my mom to let me ride and my wish finally came true when I was able to swing my leg over a horse at the age of 10! My true passion was speed - I loved going fast! I dreamed about becoming a barrel racer - a rodeo event where horse and rider complete a cloverleaf pattern around barrels and the fastest time wins.
At 13 I convinced my mom I was responsible enough to take care of my own horse. She brought home Chance, a 15 year old Appaloosa. I found a trainer named Al willing to help Chance and me reach our racing potential. After my first National Barrel Racing Association competition I was hooked. Mom and Al were my biggest fans as we began to win a lot. With tougher competition, it was time for a new horse. Scooter Bug, a 7 year Appaloosa had a lot of speed! Al said Scooter had it in him to be a winner if I trusted him. Scooter and I became best friends and were unstoppable.
Soon I was ready to train a young horse myself. I attended a local college to be able to work with my new Buckskin horse Yogi (Zandoral Star). After graduating with a nursing degree, my boyfriend Josh and I were married on our horses. We now have a son Logan, who rides his own pony. We continue to enjoy horses as a family and Yogi and I are still happily competing!
DREAM GONG MEDITATION
Bill Nielsen has been been teaching T'ai Chi/Qigong throughout the South Chicago suburbs for the past 3 decades. After personally experiencing the transformational power of the gong for a number of years, he has been actively sharing Gong Meditations with others throughout the area since 2014. Bill discovered that the powerful rhythmic emanations of the gong rarely fail to 'Charm' the ever-chattering mind into a state of quiet repose akin to the dream state of sleep. Sitting or lying down, one simply closes the eyes; settling into an easy and effortless breath, and actively engages with the rhythmic pulses of the gong; letting the countless vibrations wash over & through you. The gong does all the work, while you are swept away on waves of sound into a spontaneously arising meditative experience.
VINYASA DREAM FLOW YOGA
Brenda is thrilled to be teaching yoga and to have the opportunity to pass on the joy and freedom that she found in her own practice. Her teachings draw from the intention that breath-synchronized movement becomes an expression of what makes you feel alive inside and out. She will encourage you to discover a new edge both physically and mentally by moving your body in effort to free your mind, and most importantly, to have fun. Brenda has been influenced and inspired by many, including; Shiva Rea, Janet Stone, Max Strom, Seane Corn, Anna Forrest, and Tias Little. She received her first certification from the Temple of Kriya Yoga and has earned additional Astanga/Vinyasa certifications with Master Trainer Jonny Kest. She Continues to gain insight from her students and learns daily lessons about love, light, and devotion from her boyfriend Ron.
BECOMING A NOVICE BEEKEEPER
About Joanne I took my first Yoga class in 2005 at the advice of a friend to quiet the “chatter” in my mind. Yoga immediately gave me a “pause” in my thoughts. I was hooked from the very first class. I think of myself as a “Student of Yoga for Life”. I will never stop learning and growing. I teach Yoga because I want to share my love and passion for yoga with the whole world one mat at a time. (500-RYT) Certified and classically trained in the ancient art and Science of Yoga through the Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago. Yoga Alliance approved. I am a 2nd year Bee Keeper, finding my way learning from my mistakes. Advocate to educate the public on the dangers of pesticides and weed killer products on the bee population. We need the bees to pollinate our food. I am trained and certified in Yoga Therapy for trauma and PTSD for first responders and Veterans.
TIBETAN RITES OF REJUVINATION
The owner/operator of SOULAR SCOUT, LLC. Is Nancy Norkiewicz, BS. Nancy is a movement specialist who has been teaching people to enjoy physical movement and mindfulness for over 40 years. Her goal has always been to inspire motion to empower people from all walks of life in the direction of their greatest freedom, while honoring their own creative energy and pace in harmony with that of our universal life force. Through these events, she hopes to build a sangha (group of like-minded, inspired individuals) to band together in discovering the deep joy and compassion that can be acquired through sound, vibration and dancing upon the earth.
Nancy holds the following certifications:
Collegiate Physical Education Teacher
-Temple of Kriya Yoga Certified Instructor
-Yoga Alliance Certified Member
-AFAA Instructor Trainer/Certified Instructor and Personal Trainer
-ACE Certified Instructor
-Tai Chi Certified Instructor
-Founder of FIT CITY/ENER-CHI Organizations/offers Free Movement Classes
-Continuing Education Provider
DREAM GEM STONES
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Reconnecting us back to Mother Nature and inspiring to bring forth the creative force within each and every one of us. I am a weaver, crafter, artist, healer, traveler, student of life and lover of all things . I began to hemp wrap crystals, stones, shells and fossils in the beginning of 2016. Macramé has been my outfit for mindful meditation and a way to express my creative flow of energy. I’ve started KnotsNLocs handcrafted jewelry to spread Love, Light, and Magic to all who I encounter. I hope to encourage growth, healing and consciousness through every handmade piece of jewelry or accessory I create.
YOGA. HIKE. CONNECT.
Through her personal journey of transformation, Gina, a self employed hairstylist began studying mindful practices and energy work. She became a certified yoga teacher and attuned to Rieki through Soderworld Healing Arts. As a lightworker (one who channels energy for healing purposes) Gina is dedicated and passionate with helping others connect to the source within. Along with her deep appreciation for the healing that nature provides, she's in her 5th year leading hikes and yoga through the Cook County Forest Preserve.