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  • New Year's Resolutions Made Easy in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood

    Happy 2022!  If you're looking to focus more on your mental and physical health this new year, or if you want to start of with some new healthy habits, here are some local options to reach your goals. Information will continue to be added in the coming days, so please check back soon!

  • Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

    Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - 4912 N Western Avenue

    Chicago Printmakers Collaborative’s online bookmaking classes offers a form of self care by tapping into one’s creativity and the calming, meditative activity of creating something beautiful by hand. CPC also offers in person classes, but some may find our online courses less stressful and safer. So breathe deep, and feed your soul during one of our upcoming sessions:

    BOOKBINDING BASICS (ONLINE) with Megan Sterling

    Tuesdays, January 18 – February 8, 2022
    4 weeks, 6-9pm
    Cost: $150


    Tuesdays, March 1 – 22, 2022
    4 weeks, 6-9pm
    Cost: $150

    Click here to register. 

    Printmaking Care Packages

    Take care of yourself and your loved ones all year round with an assortment of handmade, printed goodies! It’s like a printy hug through the mail (or for pickup). For only $75 (shipping included), each package contains prints, hand printed cards and notes, a printed textile patch, a coloring book zine and other goodies. Available online here



  • Lillstreet Art Center Lillstreet Art Center

    Lillstreet Art Center - 4401 N Ravenswood Avenue
    Practice mindfulness, learn a new skill, and make new friends at Lillstreet Art Center this winter. Starting a new art practice can have a positive impact on your mental health and wellbeing, for example, increasing your confidence, expanding your creativity, and reducing stress. New classes in Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Book Arts, Metalsmithing, and Textiles will begin the weeks of January 17 and February 21.
  • Merz Apothecary Merz Apothecary

    Merz Apothecary - 4716 N Lincoln Avenue

    Merz Apothecary just published our latest round of Staff Picks, which are all geared towards helping people look and feel great in these cold winter months.
  • The Chopping Block The Chopping Block

    The Chopping Block - 4740 N Lincoln Avenue

    Want to become a better home chef this year?  The Chopping Block's 'Hands-On Essential Building Blocks' class is a great place for new cooks to start to learn the major techniques of cooking. Click here to register.  

  • Boulevard Veterinary Boulevard Veterinary

    Boulevard Veterinary Clinic - 4646 N Damen Avenue

    At Boulevard Veterinary, Best Patient and Client Care doesn’t stop once you’re out the door. Their blog is updated regularly with tips and tricks to keeping your pets happy and healthy! Check out our educational and lifestyle blog here.

  • Fufluns Foods Fufluns Foods

    Fufluns Foods

    Looking for alternative health options for your pets?  Check out Fufluns Foods' recent blog post about how their product has helped pets with products like their Rejuvenator Capsules and Hemp Extract.

  • Bloom Yoga Studio Bloom Yoga Studio

    Bloom Yoga Studio - 4663 N Rockwell Street

    In addition to regularly scheduled classes at a variety of levels, Bloom has exciting workshops in January! From prenatal Childbirth Prep, baby + me, kid, and tween yoga, to conversations on aging, Bloom has something for everyone to kickstart 2022!

    Baby + Me Yoga 4 Week Series with Nicole Cheeseman 
    January 5th - 26th 10:30 - 11:30am, Wednesdays
    Bring baby along as you connect with other caregivers and help your body recover from strains of carrying and caring for a newborn. You'll promote bonding with poses that involve and entertain baby. 
    Rest, Restore & Rejuvenate Workshop with Tiffany Ketchmark
    January 8th 11:30am - 1:00pm
    In this Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy workshop, we will nourish the body and rest the mind with gentle and mindful Vata balancing Ayurvedic sequence and guided meditation infused with Reiki. 
    Free Intro to Yoga with Kathleen Matuszewich 
    January 9th 3:30 - 4:45pm 
    Our free monthly Intro to Yoga workshop is a great place to start. In addition to going through some basic poses, you will receive a brief introduction to the big picture of why to practice yoga in the first place as well as how to practice safely.
    Blooming Kids Yoga with Chelsea Brown 
    January 12th - February 2nd 4:00 - 5:00pm, Wednesdays
    Join Miss Chelsea for a weekly 60 minute Yoga class that will include yoga poses, stories, games, mindfulness, and an occasional art project to bring home. Appropriate for ages 5-8. 
    Tween Yoga with Chelsea Brown
    January 13th - February 3rd 4:30 - 5:30pm, Thursdays
    During these emotionally tumultuous years, yoga can provide a safe place for tweens to feel non-competitive, introspective, present, compassionate, and connected. Tweens will explore yoga poses, breathing techniques and journaling. Appropriate for ages 9 - 12. 
    Childbirth Prep 3 Week Intensive with Natalie Evans
    January 14th - 28th 6:00 - 9:00pm, Fridays
    This class series is designed to prepare couples to move through the labor process in an informed way. The classes are designed to help expectant parents understand the stages of giving birth, what options are available to them and how to make their own best choices. 
    Movement, Meditation and Conversations on Aging with Carrie Waller
    January 22nd - February 19th 11:30am - 1:30pm, Saturdays
    Join a 5 session workshop where participants will experience yoga, meditation, self-reflection and group conversation to explore how you can optimize your chances of staying healthy in your older adult years. 

  • Brush Park Gym Brush Park Gym

    Brush Park Gym - 4646 N Rockwell Street

    Looking for healthy & sustainable habits for the New Year? The folks at Brush Park Gymnasium believe that being healthy or taking care of your body is an ongoing journey. It’s great to have a time of year that you stop and reflect how you can do better. However, let’s take a pause and simplify the process. What does your mind and body need right now? Sustainable habits start with small changes, check out these 3 Healthy Habits for the New Year on their website.

    Plus readers can use the code LSRCC15 to receive 15% off of all memberships and classes this week. Last day for code is Sunday, Jan.16th.





  • Fit City Kids Fit City Kids

    Fit City Kids - 2540 W Lawrence Avenue

    Fit City Kids' classes are a great way to get kids jump started for 2022!  There are some brand new options that have been added this year and all new clients get a free class trial. Click here to view the current class offerings. 

  • Fleet Feet Sports Fleet Feet Sports

    Fleet Feet Sports - 4762 N Lincoln Avenue

    Looking for a fresh start this year? Building a healthy running or walking habit looks different for everyone. You don't need to prove yourself or change who you are, you just have to stick with it. A great place to start is with small, consistent steps and a comfortable pair of shoes. Fleet Feet is here to support your journey.



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