Sacred Sound & Singing Journey with Shanti of Ananda Lila

Saturday, March 3,  2018 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Let’s come together in sharing the ancient art of Bhakti yoga, the Yoga of Song, through sacred singing, chanting, and meditation. Together we will IN-joy live music to carry us into a special sound healing journey for centering and healing. And with this loving atmosphere we will create a heart-centered interactive singing. Allowing energies to open voices and expand hearts. To quiet the mind, and rest in a clearing of deep peace. To receive a feeling of freedom and renewal.

Offered as a musical journey, you will be guided by Shanti and Ananda Lila to experience:

*Healing Soundscape
*Songs of Peace and Unity
*Instruction on Kirtan Yoga of Song
*Light Blessing

This event will be facilitated by Shanti Wendy Warnimont. Shanti is a singer songwriter integrating music and meditation with sound healing and the shamanic arts. As a lover of sacred music from many traditions, Shanti’s passion is to be an open channel for catalyzing energies through the body and voice to create a deep connection to self and source. Some of Shanti’s teachers include: Yoga of Sound Master Russill Paul, Incan Shaman Alberto Villoldo, Hawaiin Shaman Serg King, Dancing Shaman Gabriel Roth, Sufi Master Adnan Sarhan, Meditation Mystic Osho, Hindustani Vocalist Rajiv Kumar Malik Rajnain. Currently Shanti is recording an album with her sacred music ensemble Ananda Lila. For more info:

$25 in advance/$30 at the door-Call 815-322-2118 to reserve your spot in advance!

Healing Through Loving Kindless Practice with Bhante Sujatha

Friday, February 9, 2018

6 – 8 pm

Connect with your natural healing power with the gentle guidance of Bhante Sujatha, Buddhist monk ​from Blue Lotus Temple in Woodstock, IL.​This 2-hour workshop has been life-changing        for many of its participants, regardless of religious background. The teaching is centered around the cultivation of self love, for without healthy self love, you cannot be fully present to love anyone or anything else.

Activities will include: 

• Lecture: “What Is Loving-Kindness?”

• Learning the practice of Loving-Kindness

• A profound blessing of healing energy with each individual

Benefits of this beautiful workshop​ ​are: 

• Reduced stress, anxiety, worry and depression

• Healing and enhancing relationships with others.

• Gaining a sense of empowerment over challenging issues in your life.

• Insights into your life purpose.

• Awakening to the blessings of the present moment.

• Attaining unshakable inner peace.

  Space is limited. Advanced registration suggested.    Fee: $35 in advance ~ $40 at the door


Proceeds go to Bhante’s Incubator Project in Sri Lanka.  Bhante does his book signing after the workshop and his CD’s are also available to purchase.

Bhante Sujatha, a 30+ year Buddhist Monk, is singularly focuses on adding more love in the world.  ​Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment.  His approach to meditation is deep and simple​, bringing core Buddhist teachings to everyone in a way that is practical and easy to understand.  A joyful, radiant, funny and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence. He is originally from Sri Lanka and is the head monk / abbot of the Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in Woodstock, IL.

Bhante believes his purpose is not only to teach meditation, but also, “teaching people how  to be happy.”


The Art of “Wenttangling”… A Course in the Calming Art of Zentangle

Come join us for The Art of “Wentangling”…A course in the calming art of Zentangle, on Friday February 2nd 6:30 – 8 pm
Teacher: Wendy Bialek – Artist, Designer


Zentangle is a self-help art therapy practice to enhance relaxation and focus.

Learn the calming art of Zentangle! This class will teach you some of the basics and patterns of
Zentangling. You will walk out with your beautiful tangle and be amazed at how good you feel!
The best thing is…you do not need any artistic talent! Everyone can do this! Our class will
include soulful music and drinks!

Cost: $25.00 in Advance ~ $30 at the Door

We are Happy to announce this as a Monthly Event!!!

Pictured below is our first project for 2/2/18 designed especially for us by Wendy
(minus the mat & frame)