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Fuller Park

331 W. 45th St

Chicago, IL 60609

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"Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force". Martin Luther King 1963


331 W. 45TH ST.




Friday, July 5th 6 PM to 9 PM - Awards Dinner & Keynote Speaker Energy Doctor, Caroline Shola Arewa Psychologist, Wellness Coach, Yoga Teacher, Speaker, Trainer, and Author

Known as the Energy Doctor, Caroline Shola Arewa has transformed lives worldwide for 30 years with her pioneering and awarding winning work. Recipient of outstanding contribution award to complementary and alternative medicine, best course awards from Soul and Spirit magazine, plus multiple awards for services in spiritual and personal development.

She has inspired change and had a massive impact on many lives. Shola has five published books, including the classic Opening to Spirit, now in its 20th year. Shola writes on Psychology and Wellness for yoga, airline and lifestyle magazines, as well as being interviewed in numerous publications and features in the acclaimed film Yogawoman. She has shared a stage with luminaries such as Deepak Chopra and worked with a diverse array of clients such as bankers, lawyers, educators, children, lawmakers, and lawbreakers, (police and prisoners). Gaining and maintaining health in body, mind, and spirit is the number one asset for us all and a key outcome of working with Shola.

Shola is a trailblazer in the field of wellness coaching; she shares her passion, training Coaches in her energy based integral approach to wellbeing. She is the visionary behind Energy 4 Life wellness coaching a powerful, method of supporting people to restore health and make major lifestyle shifts that result in getting your Energy back and Life on track.

Shola ensures when working with her its not just information, but transformation; with an abundance of love and laughter.energy4lifecoach.com

Transforming lives and leading a radical wellness revolution is Shola’s mission;

Dinner $35.00

Saturday, July 6th 9 AM to 6 PM – A full day of FREE Yoga, Meditation, Dance, Movement, Food & Entertainment.

Soul Yoga Fest Schedule:

Kemetic Yoga Basics & The YogaSkills Method: Cleansing Breath, Sahu, Sesh Poses, Fundamentals of the Sun Salutation, Pyramid Forward Bending Pose, Thighs to the Chest, Spider, Spinal Twist

9:15 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Description: This class is designed to give participants an understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of Kemetic Yoga and the YogaSkills Method. Students will learn the techniques of Rule of Four Breathing, Geometric Progression and how to transfer skills learned on the mat into everyday life. Students will become more calm and relaxed. You will also leave with more flexibility, strength and a greater level of fitness.

Kemetic Yoga Flow: Sun Salutation, Teken Sequence, Ma’at Ka, Pose of Immortality, Pose of Anpu, Pose of Auset/Ma’at

10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM

Description: Kemetic Yoga is characterized by flowing from one posture into the next while using slow controlled breathing to connect the postures. In this class participants will learn how to perform movements and postures that are unique to Kemet (ancient Egypt), only seen on the walls of the temples and in the ancient texts.

Chair Kemetic Yoga for Elders: Variety of Practices and Gentle Standing Teken Sequence

11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Description: This class is specifically designed for our elders and others who need to take it nice and slow. Participants will learn a variety of practices that can be done while sitting in chairs that will still provide tremendous benefits in terms of relieving stress, taking away pain from stiff muscles and joints. Participants will then learn a gentle standing Kemetic Yoga practice called Teken Sequence that will correct the posture, improve the ability to breathe efficiently and supply more blood to the brain for mental clarity.

Real Men Do Kemetic Yoga: Sesh Pose, Merkhut Mesu Heru (Pyramid Child Pose), Forward Bending Poses, Spider, Triangle Pose, Modified Pose of Immortality,

9:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:15 PM, 3:15 PM

Description: This class provides a space for men only to express their masculine energy while improving their ability to relax, focus and improve flexibility and strength. It is imperative for men to incorporate fundamental relaxation and wellness practices into their lives because they are the first ones to succumb to stress-related illness. This class takes into account the male body type and the challenges specific to men when it comes to Yoga, Meditation and Fitness and offers easy to incorporate practices. This class is good for high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke risk and will even improve male sexual performance.

Dynamic Kemetic Yoga For Power Flexibility & Strength: Advanced Sun Salutation, Morning Ritual: Khepera Poses, Peacock, Head Stands, Scorpion, Crow Variations

10:00 AM, 1:00 PM

Description: This class is for anyone with the African Yoga Warrior Spirit whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner. What you need is simply the desire to challenge yourself to explore the depth of your capabilities. This class is designed to provide you with greater endurance, improved athletic capability and increased proficiency in sports and fitness activities. If you are an experienced Yoga practitioner, martial artist, dancer, athlete or simply someone with the warrior spirit, this class is for you.

Kemetic Yoga for Children: Snake, Camel, and Turtle with Story, Salute to Ra The Sun, Forward Bending Poses, Spider Variations 1 & 2, Sitting Meditation

10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM

Description: This class is appropriate for children of all ages. Our system of Yoga for children is designed to instill children with the ability to gain self-control by getting rid of stress and balancing the hormones that are associated with poor concentration that leads to dysfunctional behavior and low academic performance. We call this Internal Self Regulation or ISR. In this class, we will use storytelling combined with basic easy to do poses that will capture the child’s imagination and keep them engaged. AGES 5 AND ABOVE

Kemetic Yoga for Real Nubian Queens:

All Manner of Kemetic Yoga Practices that pay reverence to the sacred secrets of femininity.

11:00 AM & 1:30 PM

Description: Our African Queens come in all shapes and sizes and deserve to be revered for the Goddesses they truly are. In this class the sisters who are often shunned in mainstream Yoga classes reign. You will be lead by accomplished Queenly instructors and allowed to explore your full capacity as a Yoga practitioner. You will be lead to discover your true levels of flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination while performing the most powerful, feminine and sexy poses. Behold the Sacred Feminine

RSWT QWED: Kemetic Meditation for Mindfulness and Stress Management

The ancient Egyptian word RSWT QWED refers to being awake while asleep. Its symbol is an open eye resting on top of a bed. This is an ancient Kemetic practice that was taught in the temples as a means of treating post-traumatic stress, healing psycho-emotional disorders and using the mind heal the chronic illness that does not respond to conventional treatments. This is also a method of achieving extremely deep states of relaxation, trance and lucid dreaming that enhance creativity and problem-solving.

Description: Sahu Pose, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Progressive Relaxation, Body Scan, OmShuRa Vibrational Meditation, Journey to Amenta Guided Meditation and Creative Visualization.

11:00 AM & 2:30 PM

Kemetic Yoga for the Womb:

Description: The womb is the source of human life and is vulnerable to both physical and psycho-spiritual assault. Womb health is a reflection of a woman’s overall wellness status and must be cared for with love. In this class, you will learn fundamental principles about the nature of the womb and how to care for it. You will learn Kemetic Yoga postures, breathing techniques, vibrational sound therapies and about nutritional and herbal supplements that ensure the health of this vital aspect of the sacred feminine.

Outdoor classes at beautiful Fuller Park – for children, adults, a special class for men; indoor classes for seniors. Bring your Yoga mat and/or a towel. Master Classes taught by Master Yirser Ra Hotep – Kemetic Yoga: Breath, Flow and Internal Power; Wayne B. Chandler – The Alchemy of Inner Empowerment: Chi Qong & Energy Healing; Jill Minard – YogaSkills Method for Flexibility, Coordination & Balance; Kwesi Karamoko, Ausarian Tantric Yoga & Joints and Glands; Rasha Ma'at Auset Kemetic Womb Healing Practices, Hathor Hendrix African Belly and Khalidah Kali – North African Belly Dance.

Entertainment Featuring the MAAD Rhythms Featuring Brill Barrett and much more!

Sunday, July 7th Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, 1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM led by Dr. Caroline Shola Arewa Fee $35.00.

Explore the history, spiritual science and lessons from ancient Egypt (Kemet). This tour will be a study tour for young people and those who are older that will open your eyes to the greatness of African people and our contribution to world history

The annual Yoga festival which was created by Master Kemetic Yoga Instructor and founder of the global Kemetic Yoga Movement, Yirser Ra Hotep-Lawrence to introduce Yoga, especially Kemetic Yoga from the cultural perspective of Africa, to communities that otherwise would not know of Yoga, do not have access to it, nor know of its African and Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) roots. Soul Yoga Fest is held in Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Paris, South Africa, and Jamaica. Soul Yoga Fest is open to all persons interested in Yoga, Meditation, Health, Nutrition, and Fitness.

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