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Family Constellations with Barry Krost

Today, 1:00 PM » 5:00 PM

image: Midwinter Tale 3 (c) Mary Burton

Family Constellations explore how hidden forces in our family systems, sometimes over multiple generations, can influence our thoughts, behaviors and emotional experiences. Tapping into a “knowing field” that surrounds each family allows us to explore this living phenomenon with participants volunteering to represent family members, ancestors or other elements of a family system for another participant.

During the workshop, we search for possible solutions that restore order and balance to the family system that lead to movement and growth. In the process, hidden and unexpected dynamics operating within the system are revealed and addressed in a way that aims to find a healthy and respectful place for all members of the family system with greater understanding and awareness of the past, present and possible future.

Participants may experience one or more constellation formats including guided visualizations, individual constellations or a group family constellation. What happens will depend on what want to emerge when we gather.

Barry Krost has been a Bodywork & Energy Healing Practitioner for 36 years. He has worked with many leading Family Constellations trainers and facilitators in the US and Europe since 2002.

$65/$55 early registration by January 11






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Voice-Movement-Energy (VME) Level 1 with Joan Forest Mage (Sundays)

Tomorrow, 9:30 AM » 12:00 PM

Find your full voice and presence! Life Force Arts Voice-Movement-Energy (VME) training is based in the Life Force Arts Method, a modern version of universal wisdom teachings that value true self and creative community. The training focuses on the connection of voice, body movement and the human energy field for a more empowered and expressive you, whether for personal growth and healing; for singers, dancers or actors taking their technique to a new level; or healers adding sound healing to their practice. Created by shamanic practitioner Joan Forest Mage, Voice-Movement-Energy (VME) Training can be used for:

  • Personal growth and healing: find new ways of personal empowerment and expression for relating to your most inner world to the outer world
  • Singers, dancers & actors: find your full expressive range in voice and movement; break through performance blocks; connect to spiritual energy to empower your performance and shapeshift into characters
  • Healers (energy workers, therapists): add sound healing to the tools you offer in your sessions; use sound healing and movement for self-care

Principles of Voice-Movement-Energy (VME) Training

  • Energy Field & Chakras - directing the energy in and around the body; initiating voice & movement from the 7 energy centers of the body
  • Dimensions -  finding full range (height, width, depth) in voice & movement
  • Dynamics –  qualities of voice & movement like the elements: Water, Earth, Fire, Air & Space
  • 4 Skills (Life Force Arts Method) - 4 Skills of working with energy from your most inner world to the most outer world; how you relate with voice & movement to self, society, nature and the spirit realm

Voice-Movement-Energy (VME) Training Level 1

In this 3 week class, we will learn simple yet powerful exercises to gain greater understanding of the connection of our voices, movement and energy field. In a friendly and accepting atmosphere, you are invited to: learn to sing and speak from each of your chakras, practice grounding and presence of voice and body, and how to use your voice for energy healing. Each participant goes at their own pace in the exercises: this is about discovering the possibilities in YOUR voice and movement.


3 Sundays, January 19, 26 & February 2
9:30 AM - 12 PM
$120/$90 early registration by January 12





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Voice-Movement-Energy (VME) Training Level 1 with Joan Forest Mage

Wednesday, January 22, 7:00 PM » 9:30 PM

This is a 3 week class on Wednesdays that began January 15. Please click here to register for the class

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Voice-Movement-Energy (VME) Training Level 1 with Joan Forest Mage

Sunday, January 26, 9:30 AM » 12:00 PM

This is a 3 week class on Sundays that began January 19. Please click here to register for the class

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"The Soul's Essence" - exhibit preparation

Tuesday, January 28, 3:00 PM » 8:00 PM
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"The Soul's Essence" - exhibit preparation

Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 PM » 8:00 PM
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Open Drum Circle with Cathy McManamon

Friday, January 31, 8:00 PM » 10:00 PM

Drumming is often called the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Drumming has been shown to alter human brainwaves to an elevated state, reduce stress, speed healing, and just be plain fun. Whether you have never played a drum before, have been drumming for years, or are somewhere in between, come join us for this open drum circle. Drums of any kind, as well as shakers, tambourines, bells, sticks, vocals, body percussion, etc. are very welcome, as are other instruments such as guitar, flute, hamonica, didgeridoo, crystal bowls, bells, gongs, and more. Some instruments will be available to borrow. If you want to drum in the security of a group and perhaps try out some solo skills, this is a perfect place to do so!

Open Drum Circle with Cathy McManamon is held several times a year at Life Force Arts Center.  Next Open Drum Circle: April 10, 2020


Suggested admission: $10



Cathy McManamon is a musician who plays a variety of instruments and has been drumming in the Chicago and wider Reclaiming communities for many years. A ritual drummer who enjoys supporting group energy and dynamics, Cathy has facilitated open drum circles and rhythm workshops at MuseCon, scout youth and leader events, and most recently at Life Force Arts Center. She believes that we all possess the innate ability to create rhythms, and that our unique rhythms can blend and grow into a powerful experience that can be healing and transforming when we share them and let them flow together.



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Opening Reception "The Soul's Essence" art exhibit

Saturday, February 1, 7:30 PM » 10:00 PM
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Voice-Movement-Energy (VME) Training Level 1 with Joan Forest Mage

Sunday, February 2, 9:30 AM » 12:00 PM

This is a 3 week class on Sundays that began January 19. Please click here to register for the class

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Basking in Brighid's Blessings: Imbolg Celebration with Wild Onion Grove

Sunday, February 2, 1:00 PM » 3:00 PM