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Special Events

NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE MEDITATION

Thursday, September 1
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hamsa Ayurveda & Yoga
3807 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL [ map ]

Susan Lipshutz is so excited to be offering a very special New Moon Solar Eclipse Meditation at the beautiful spiritual center, Hamsa Ayurveda & Yoga on 
Thursday, September 1.

Solar Eclipse MeditationThe new moon will be in the sign Virgo which carries a rich deep vibrational invitation from a goddess archetype perspective that Virgo the Virgin is whole unto one's self. We will create a sacred circle to honor and align with that powerful essence wisdom as the moon begins a new cycle magnified by a powerful solar eclipse and the beginning of a Mercury retro cycle. Let's start the Fall off with renewed devotion to ourselves, our calling and our collective sisterhood!

For more information about this event, CLICK HERE.

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POWER UP: AWAKENING THE SUN GODDESS WITHIN

Power Up Event

Saturday, July 23, 2016
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Celebrate The Heart of the Summer with your sisterhood in Chicago!

This is a special invitation to join us for a day of deep saturation with the sweetness of the Summer season to align with the power, medicine and teachings of the Sun.

Learn more about this one-day event and register now!

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GIVING THANKS TO THE GREAT MOTHER
A Lakefront Celebration to Honor the Power of Love

Sunday, May 8, 2016
8:30 am gathering; 9:00 am ceremony

Where: Montrose Harbor along the lakefront in Chicago. Look for sun icon on map below.

Honoring the Great Mother

Dearest sisters and brothers,

Let's create a community of daughters and sons where we celebrate the gift of life by offering a wave of love and gratitude to the Mother Presence, which is:

  • Divine and Universal
  • Planetary and Earthly
  • Within our hearts and in our Families

Our ceremony will begin at 9:00 am with a procession of powerful healing drums from Southern Chile. The voice of these Kultruns* is used to summon the universal heartbeat of the Great Mother and invite this rhythm to our ceremony for strength and restoration. We will pray for the visions we hold in support of all living beings and send that intention into Lake Michigan and out into the Four Directions. We will complete the celebration with simple chants for universal harmony and songs offered as one unified voice in support of global unity, tolerance and peace.

* In honoring the lineage voice of the Chilean Kultrun drums we ask that you do not bring your own drums to this event.

Please bring a flower and a rattle (if you have one); your desire to share the Mother Love with our planetary family should be present in your heart as well.

All are welcome to attend this event!

It is our great pleasure to invite the beautiful women of the Everyday Medicine Woman community to share this day with those they love — partners, kids, family members, friends and animal companions.

Plan on arriving early to find the location.

Please have a look at the map below for our exact location. Weather permitting we will gather at the SHINE location, indicated by the sun below. Please note that in the event of rain we will NOT be gathering due to the rain's impact on the drums. Stay tuned to our Facebook event page for updates! If you are interested in volunteering to assist Susan at 8:30am, please click here to email.

Montrose Beach, Chicago

In these uncertain times, it is by gathering in the spirit of hope, peace and love that we can surround ourselves with the positive energy we are offering, creating a circle of powerful remembrance. Please join us!

Susan A. Lipshutz, LCSW
Founder, Everyday Medicine Woman

Mother's Day Celebration

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LEARNING TO READ YOUR AKASHIC RECORDS
A Two-Part Intensive Series to Deepen Soul Understanding via the Akashic Realm of Knowledge

Due to an overwhelming response to our summer class we've decided to add two more classes to the schedule in fall! Please join us for one or both of these intensive series:

LEVEL ONE CLASS: "Learning to Read Your Akashic Records"
Mondays, October 6, 13 and 20, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

LEVEL TWO CLASS: "Learning to Read the Akashic Records of Others"
Mondays, November 3 and 17, December 1, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn More >>

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Full Moon Women's Medicine Circle

Facilitated by Susan A. Lipshutz, LCSW

Lunar Lammas

Sunday, August 10, 2014, Lunar Lammas
Chicago, IL

Come bask in the light of the full moon and love from your sacred sisterhood as we gather on the evening of August 10, 2014, for release, restoration and inspired mirroring of our beautiful souls.

Our theme for this gathering will harmonize with the Aquarian super moon in the sun sign of Leo: strengthening authentic, heartfelt self-confidence and rededication to our personal calling.

This medicine circle is open to any woman who has participated in events, circles, retreats, Thirteen Moons or other activities with Susan A. Lipshutz and our Everyday Medicine Woman community. As we all know, just about every woman is feeling over-worked and under-nourished. Time is at a premium and it is becoming increasingly difficult to make on-going commitments to multiple programs or events; especially those that our heart is yearning to explore. Yet we need moments to remember our profoundly beautiful essence and be fed the spiritual elixir of our tribe and the divine feminine guidance that flows once we are awakened to our own divine nature.

We hope that this circle will serve to support that intention and be meaningful no matter where you are on your path and process. We have found that whoever shows up to the call always weaves a solid container for our mutual healing and growth.

This medicine circle will include our usual elements of sacred practices including a talking circle, journey, ritual and prayer in support of our individual and collective work.

Please bring a medicine piece (stone or crystal) to create our community altar for the evening, a stone to work with for our journey and a rattle if you have one. There will be yoga mats available. Please bring something to sit on the floor if you prefer and water in a spill-resistant bottle only.

Please read the logistics carefully so you come to the correct location as we hold events at multiple locations:

Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014, Lunar Lammas

Time*: 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm
6:45 pm, check-in; 7:00 pm, circle begins


*Please be prompt as there are other events at the same venue.

Location: Yogaview (Lincoln Park), 2211 N Elston #200 Chicago, IL 60614 [ map ]

Important: Please enter the building at the Webster Street door, not the one on Elston. Ample free street parking is available.

Cost: $50.00 pre-pay; $55.00 at the door as space permits

My heart is bursting with excitement to offer this circle as a means to support each woman's remembrance of her beauty, grace and powerful gifts. We have grown into a super circle of amazing goddesses just like the super full moon. May we enter into the magic, mystery and deep wonder of this evening, creating a space that allows for not only our personal reconnection and reunion, but also for the collective feminine voice, heart and empowered wisdom throughout our beloved planet.

Together anything is possible!

Susan

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Mother's Day Drumming Ceremony:
A Lakefront Celebration to Honor the Power of Love

Mother's Day EventSunday
May 11, 2014
Chicago, IL

Where: Montrose Harbor along the lakefront in Chicago.

Our ceremony will begin at 9:00 am with a procession of powerful healing drums from Southern Chile. The voice of these Kultruns is used to summon the universal heartbeat of the Great Mother and invite this rhythm to our ceremony for strength and restoration.

We will pray for the visions we hold in support of all living beings and send that intention into Lake Michigan and out into the Four Directions. We will complete the celebration with simple chants for universal harmony and songs offered as one unified voice in support of global unity, tolerance and peace.

Please bring a flower, and a rattle if you have one - in honoring the lineage voice of the Chilean Kultrun drums we ask that you do not bring your own drums to this event; your desire to share the Mother Love with our planetary family should be present in your heart as well.

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Everyday Medicine Woman is Honored to Present

Awakening The Elder Within:
Grandmothers Visiting the Heartland

April 25–27, 2014
Chicago, IL

Join us for a historic series of events with esteemed elders Grandmother Flordemayo (Maya), Grandmother Mona Polacca (Havasupai/Hopi), and Grandmother Rita Long-Visitor Holy Dance (Oglala Lakota), members of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Four sessions throughout the weekend will give participants the rare opportunity to be with these authentic precious teachers who are building healing bridges throughout the world with their message of love and light.

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NEW MOON GATHERING

Clarify – Envision – Commit
for a year of bold soul-level manifestation
with Susan A. Lipshutz, LCSW

When: January 1, 2014; 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm*; doors open at 12:30 pm

Location: tribe, 1819 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60657 [map]

Cost: $40.00 advanced registration; $45.00 at the door as space allows. This is a non-refundable payment

Register: To reserve a space, please click here to register online. Space is limited.

Please join us on 1/1/14 at 1:00 pm, when we will meet ourselves at the doorway of this amazing year that begins with the most exalted energy of a new moon in support of a huge year of growth in the new soil of a new era.

Together we will align with the energies of this powerful day as means to set intentions, clear resistance and enhance a strong, optimistic viewpoint that will support the manifestation of what we know is in our hearts on behalf of our truest authentic self and for the healing and restoration of our beloved planet and humanity.

***This gathering welcomes women and men alike***

What You Will Need: Please bring a journal as well as two stones, rocks or crystals for the ceremony - one to anchor your intentions and on to give to the community. We suggest that you dress in layers for your own comfort and bring a mat or back jack if you wish to sit on the floor - chairs are available.

If you are staying for the Water ceremony, please also bring a small cup or container with a top, as well as a small candle or tea light.

For questions regarding the ceremony, please click here to email.

*Note: There will be a special prayer circle for the Global Waters for those who wish to remain from 3:35 pm - 3:55 pm.

''A new moon teaches gradualness and deliberation and how one gives birth to oneself slowly. Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe."
~Rumi

New Moon Gathering

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Mother's Day EventMother's Day Drumming Ceremony
May 12, 2013
Celebrate the gift of life by offering a wave of love and gratitude to the Mother Presence.

Where: Montrose Harbor along the lakefront in Chicago.

Shine location: The lakefront at Montrose Harbor facing downtown. Look for sun icon on map below.
Rain location: Montrose Harbor Beach House. Look for heart icon on map below.

Let's create a community of daughters and sons where we celebrate the gift of life by offering a wave of love and gratitude to the Mother Presence, which is:

  • Divine and Universal
  • Planetary and Earthly
  • Within our hearts and in our Families

Our ceremony will begin at 9:00 am with a procession of powerful healing drums from Southern Chile. The voice of these Kultruns is used to summon the universal heartbeat of the Great Mother and invite this rhythm to our ceremony for strength and restoration. We will pray for the visions we hold in support of all living beings and send that intention into Lake Michigan and out into the Four Directions. We will complete the celebration with simple chants for universal harmony and songs offered as one unified voice in support of global unity, tolerance and peace.

Chicago Lakefront Map

Please bring a flower, and a rattle if you have one. Your desire to share the Mother Love with our planetary family should be present in your heart as well.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for event updates! If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to email.

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Open House: Complimentary Thirteen Moons Overview Session
January 26, 2013
Yoga Now, 742 N. LaSalle Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois
Introduction to the popular seminar series and overview of the feminine life cycle.

See details >>

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ENVISIONING A WORLD TRANSFORMED

Sunday, November 18, 2012
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL

Susan Lipshutz of Everyday Medicine Woman will be a featured Chicago exhibitor at this day-long event featuring change-makers making a positive difference in their local communities. Listen throughout the day as presenters share their story of their “tipping point,” when and how they decided to take the first steps in creating change, and inspire and motivate others to do the same.

Learn more about Chicago's exciting movements while you listen to presentations from guest speakers like John Edel of The Plant, Sarah Elizabeth Ippel from Academy for Global Citizenship and Sonia Choquette and Six Sensory Wisdom.

greenheart transforms

Be inspired to join the movement as you connect with like-minded networks, and gather tools and resources to help you create change within your own local and global community. Enjoy a day of exhibits, inspiring presentations, music, meditation and an organic vegetarian lunch.

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GRANDMOTHER FLORDEMAYO IN CHICAGO!

Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14

We're excited to bring you a series of events during a visit to Chicago by Grandmother Flordemayo, universal healer and member of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. Join us for a workshop, a teaching circle and a screening of the film For the Next 7 Generations directed by Carole Hart with a Q&A session.

Grandmother FlordemayoAbout Flordemayo
Born the youngest of 15 children in the highlands of Central America, Flordemayo was found at an early age — like others in her family — to have the gift of Sight. By age four, she was being trained in the art of curanderismo which had been handed down from mother to daughter for many generations. Flordemayo's mother was a midwife and healer and taught her daughters in the use of herbs, women's medicine and how women are to honor and care for the Earth.

Flordemayo now lives in New Mexico. She is a frequent presenter at international conferences. Since 1999, she has been part of the Wisdom of the Grandmothers' Foundation. She is the recipient of the Martin de La Cruz Award for Alternative Healing, a prestigious honor given by the International Congress of Traditional Medicine. Flordemayo is also a founding director of the Institute for Natural and Traditional Knowledge. This organization has many active projects, including the establishment of an organic seed bank and educational outreach in support of traditional agriculture.

"Humanity is at a crossroads, we can only go one way, as one can't go in two directions at the same time. We do not know what we need to do as a human species, there is only one place to go and that is into the light, as one tribe."

- Flordemayo

For The Next 7 Generations Trailer from Laughing Willow on Vimeo.

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Past Special Events

  • Lighting of the Lights Ceremony, June 5, 2012
    Venus Transit 2012: An evening of mystical wonder as our sister planet Venus transited across the sun in a rare and historic astrological event that happens only once every 121 years.
    See our video and photos from the event >>
  • Mother's Day Event, May 13, 2012
    Celebrate the gift of life by offering a wave of love and gratitude to the Mother Presence along the lakefront in Chicago.
  • Manifesting with Chakras: Learn the Art of Co-Creative Living, March 2012
  • The Tree of Life: Honoring the Influence of Women in Community. Celebration in Chicago on the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day
    March 8, 2011
  • Thirteen Moons™ Launches 8th Year with
    Free January Intro Workshop:
    Thirteen Moons Free Intro Workshop, January 28, 2012
  • Celebrating the Power of Now: Fall Equinox Ceremonial Gathering, September 22, 2010
  • Trance Dance, July 2010



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