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May 2020

Virtual Reiki Practice for Self-Care

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join this one-hour virtual Reiki practice for self-care to relax, refresh, and find balance! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**ABOUT THE SELF-CARE PRACTICEThis one-hour online Reki self-care practice in the traditional Japanese style of Reiki offers participants the opportunity to take a pause during the day to relax, refresh and come back to their original state of balance. This practice is guided by a teacher and may include breath exercises and meditation, centering the body and mind with gassho, exploring the…

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Virtual Introduction to Japanese Language

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$120.00

Learn Japanese in this six-week introductory session! Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (textbook NOT included) ‣ Starts ⇰ Thursday, May 28th ‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Mieko Fujii SenseiPlease note exact class dates for the THURSDAY class:5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, and 7/2**MATERIALS: All students should purchase "Japanese for Busy People I (Romanized version)."This textbook IS NOT…

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Virtual Introduction to Japanese Language

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$120.00

Learn Japanese in this six-week introductory session! Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (textbook NOT included) ‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, May 30th ‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Mieko Fujii SenseiPlease note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class:5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, and 7/11**MATERIALS: All students should purchase "Japanese for Busy People I (Romanized version)."This textbook IS NOT…

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Virtual Introduction to Japanese Language

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$120.00

Learn Japanese in this six-week introductory session! Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student (textbook NOT included) ‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, May 30th ‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Mieko Fujii SenseiPlease note exact class dates for the SATURDAY class:5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, and 7/11**MATERIALS: All students should purchase "Japanese for Busy People I (Romanized version)."This textbook IS NOT…

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Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
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Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has been facilitating presentations about…

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Virtual May Integral Stretch Sequence

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$30.00

Improve posture, relieve chronic conditions and develop greater mind-body awareness! The Integral stretch sequence is a series of basic stretches that work together to create an enhanced awareness of the body and mind. The stretches gradually open the pelvis and spine, resulting in improved flexibility and structural alignment. The series can be done on its own or used as a complement to enhance other transformative practices. The sequence is particularly helpful for those who are working with chronic spinal and…

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Virtual Six-Foot Staff Training Tutorial & Workout

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$18.00

Join us for a unique virtual class to learn the basics—Kihon—of using a six-foot staff. Join up for a unique interactive virtual training using a six-foot staff. You will need your own staff for the class.This workout class will teach participants foundational training movements necessary to use the staff for personal training as well as fighting for protection and defense. Training will include: stretching, body-weight exercises, foundational movements, and fundamental techniques, all while using the six-foot staff. Questions and note…

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June 2020

Virtual Introduction to Yoga

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Learn to relax and stretch with an hour of introductory yoga **$5 - $10 suggested donation**Philosophy Sa Tea’s focus is about building a solid foundation in the basic poses. Her classes are appropriate for those who are newer to yoga as well as continuing students who are looking to refine their experience of the poses. Teaching yoga combined with breathing techniques will improve flexibility, range of motion, ease, and relaxation. She likes to incorporate the use of straps, blocks and…

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Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 - $10 suggested donation** DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba…

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Virtual Sumi-e Workshops June

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$90.00

Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin absorbent “rice-paper” (washi). 3 classes of Sumi-e (each 2 hours long). Advance at your own pace—you do not need to know how to paint with ink, all levels are welcome, if you need course materials a full sumi-e kit is available here.Beginning Tutorial Lessons are on YouTube. Please subscribe to Larkin Green Studio YouTube Channel. New lessons will be added on a regular basis3…

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Virtual June Zen Meditation Workshop

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$30.00

Zazen, the practice of meditation, is a transformative process that aims to deepen our connection to the mind and body. With regular practice, meditation and breath training can significantly reduce stress, improve mental clarity and cultivate a well grounded state of awareness. This intro is recommended for anyone new to zen meditation or working to deepen their existing practice. *After enrollment, the link to the Zoom meeting will be sent.*

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Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Donation

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has…

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Virtual Shodo Class for June

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$120.00

A virtual Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) program with instruction from Hekiun Oda Sensei. The Japanese Culture Center is excited to announce a brand new 書道 - Shodo / Japanese Calligraphy program with Chicago's own Shodo master, Hekiun Oda!In the Shodo program you learn the art of Japanese calligraphy from Hekiun Oda-sensei, a calligraphy master from the Japanese Calligraphy Association in Japan, aka “Genshin-kai”. Thanks to Oda-sensei’s rank as “Shihan” in the association, students in this program will be able to send…

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Virtual Introduction to Yoga

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Donation

Learn to relax and stretch with an hour of introductory yoga **$5 - $10 suggested donation**Philosophy Sa Tea’s focus is about building a solid foundation in the basic poses. Her classes are appropriate for those who are newer to yoga as well as continuing students who are looking to refine their experience of the poses. Teaching yoga combined with breathing techniques will improve flexibility, range of motion, ease, and relaxation. She likes to incorporate the use of straps, blocks and…

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Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Donation

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 - $10 suggested donation**DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has…

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Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has been facilitating presentations about…

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Virtual Introduction to Yoga

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Learn to relax and stretch with an hour of introductory yoga Philosophy Sa Tea’s focus is about building a solid foundation in the basic poses. Her classes are appropriate for those who are newer to yoga as well as continuing students who are looking to refine their experience of the poses. Teaching yoga combined with breathing techniques will improve flexibility, range of motion, ease, and relaxation. She likes to incorporate the use of straps, blocks and blankets to modify poses,…

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Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Donation

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has been facilitating presentations about…

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Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Donation

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has been facilitating presentations about…

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Virtual June TRE™ Workshop

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$30.00

TRE™ is a simple technique that utilizes a set of basic exercises to release accumulated stress and tension within the body, by evoking a controlled muscular shaking process called NEUROGENIC MUSCLE TREMORS. Stress may arise from everyday circumstances of life, or traumatic experiences. Used by thousands of people around the world, TRE™ can help restore a sense of inner peace, allowing for a more vibrant, complete experience of life. This workshop will teach you the basics of the TRE™ system allowing you to release…

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Virtual Introduction to Yoga

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Donation

Learn to relax and stretch with an hour of introductory yoga Philosophy Sa Tea’s focus is about building a solid foundation in the basic poses. Her classes are appropriate for those who are newer to yoga as well as continuing students who are looking to refine their experience of the poses. Teaching yoga combined with breathing techniques will improve flexibility, range of motion, ease, and relaxation. She likes to incorporate the use of straps, blocks and blankets to modify poses,…

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Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Donation

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has been facilitating presentations about…

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Virtual June Integral Stretch Sequence

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$30.00

Improve posture, relieve chronic conditions and develop greater mind-body awareness! The Integral stretch sequence is a series of basic stretches that work together to create an enhanced awareness of the body and mind. The stretches gradually open the pelvis and spine, resulting in improved flexibility and structural alignment. The series can be done on its own or used as a complement to enhance other transformative practices. The sequence is particularly helpful for those who are working with chronic spinal and…

Find out more »

Virtual Introduction to Origami Lessons

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Donation

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! DescriptionOrigami is the Japanese traditional art of folding paper. We can enjoy making something by a square piece of paper, through origami. We will make a different origami design at each workshop.Materials Needed1 square piece of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here.About the InstructorAsami Iba is the Cultural Exchange Facilitator for the Grassroots Exchange Network-Japan (GEN-J) Program, through the Japan Foundation. Ms. Iba has been facilitating presentations about…

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Virtual Introduction to Yoga

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Donation

Learn to relax and stretch with an hour of introductory yoga Philosophy Sa Tea’s focus is about building a solid foundation in the basic poses. Her classes are appropriate for those who are newer to yoga as well as continuing students who are looking to refine their experience of the poses. Teaching yoga combined with breathing techniques will improve flexibility, range of motion, ease, and relaxation. She likes to incorporate the use of straps, blocks and blankets to modify poses,…

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October 2020

Introduction to Japanese Tea Ceremony / Chanoyu

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Japanese Culture Center, 1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
$100.00

The Japanese Culture Center in Chicago is excited announce the next 4 Week Course on Chanoyu/Tea Ceremony for 2019! *Space EXTREMELY is limited, please do not hesitate in registering. General Information:• Classes will start Saturday, October 3, 2020 through October 24th.  • Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  Exact class dates are: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24 • $100 per student  • Business casual attire and white socks are requiredIntroductory Chanoyu 1This four week course focuses on step-by-step instruction of the foundation…

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