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  • RiseUpNews June 2024

    RiseUpNews June 2024 The STRESS Edition: Finding balance La Edición ESTRÉS: Encontrar el equilibrio How stress hurts The scenario: You are frequently stressed about your job, money, a relationship, your to-do list or something else that feels like a big deal. You can feel your heart racing, your mind is spinning with thoughts, maybe you have a headache. Take a step back. Is it that big of a deal...

  • RiseUpNews May 2024

    RiseUpNews May 2024 The Nourish Food as Medicine program is growing! We've doubled the number of classes available. Here are a few of the new offerings: ¡El programa Nutrir Alimentos como Medicina está creciendo! Hemos duplicado el número de clases disponibles. Estas son algunas de las nuevas clases: Relax: A 5 part series on massage and essential oils Relax: Serie de 5 partes sobre masajes y a...

  • RiseUpNews April 2024

    RiseUpNews April 2024 2024 Foundations of Good Health Part 4: Healthy Mind Our Foundations of Health series is not complete without discussing practices for a healthy mind. The mind is a powerful healer and the mind-body connection is well documented. A healthy body requires a healthy mind. Mindfulness practices give the brain the rest it needs to stay healthy. Think about it… The mind is always...

  • RiseUpNews March 2024

    RiseUpNews March 2024 2024 Foundations of Good Health Part 3: Movement We've all probably heard enough about how exercise is important for our health. This is true, but why? What is exercise? Movement. Movement is a foundation of health because our bodies are designed to move. Our bodies rely on movement for digestion, detoxification, stress reduction and more. When the body doesn't get the opport...

  • RiseUpNews February 2024

    RiseUpNews February 2024 2024 Foundations of Good Health Series Part 2: Sleep Are you having difficulty sticking to the 80/20 rule? If you're not getting enough sleep, this could be the reason why. When we're tired it's difficult to find the energy for practices that are essential for health, like eating nourishing foods, exercise and meditation. Sleep is the foundation of physical health, mental ...

  • RiseUpNews January 2024

    RiseUpNews January 2024 Happy New Year! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Welcome to our 4 part health series for 2024  Bienvenido a nuestra serie de salud de 4 partes para 2024 Part 1: Nourishing food: The 80/20 Rule Parte 1: Alimentos nutritivos: la regla 80/20 Is your focus feeling better and being healthier this year? Nourishing the body is essential to achieving your goal. Think about what your eating hab...

  • RiseUpNews November 2023

    RiseUpNews November 2023 Sugar Containing Sweeteners: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Raw honey: Healthier than sugar New research supports the metabolic benefits of raw honey as part of a healthy diet. Raw honey (not pasteurized) may lower blood sugar and triglycerides, decrease total and bad cholesterol (LDL), increase good cholesterol (HDL) and reduce inflammation. While raw honey is a healthie...

  • RiseUpNews October 2023

    RiseUpNews October 2023 The Sweet Life? ¿La dulce vida? 185 grams of sugar in 1 beverage = 14 glazed donuts 185 gramos de azúcar en 1 bebida = 14 donas glaseadas You may have seen this on TikTok. And it's just one example of how extreme the manipulation by the “fast food” industry has become. For many people, a high-sugar diet has become almost accidental. 3/4 of food in the supermarket has ...

  • RiseUpNews September 2023

    RiseUpNews September 2023 Transitions Transiciones Autumn is almost here and the sun’s rays are shifting as it moves lower on the horizon. This causes the warm glow and longer shadows that we associate with the fall season. We kiss summer goodbye and embrace the new season. The last harvests will be coming in from the fields soon. Traditionally, this is the time of year when we pause and give t...

  • RiseUpNews August 2023

    RiseUpNews August 2023 Meditación de la rosa de Shei Shei’s Rose Meditation Pasar incluso unos minutos al día dedicados a la práctica de la atención plena puede mejorar su estado de ánimo y proporcionar una sensación de bienestar. Esperamos que disfrutes de esta meditación de 5 minutos. Spending even a few minutes a day engaged in mindfulness practice can improve your mood and provide a s...

  • RiseUpNews July 2023

    RiseUpNews July 2023 Summer Nourish Program at Shields Middle School! ¡Programa Nourish de Verano en la Escuela Secundaria Shields! REGISTER: riseupwellness.org/nourish-shields The Urban Herbalist La herbolaria urbana Photos taken this week on the edge of a pond near Western Ave. When the flowers open, they will be ready to harvest! Fotos tomadas esta semana al borde de un estanque cerca de West...

  • RiseUpNews June 2023

    RiseUpNews June 2023 Welcome Summer! ¡Bienvenido Verano! Nourish Teacher Training #2! Have you been taking the Nourish program? Would you like to learn more about using herbs, foods and mindfulness practices as medicine? Are you interested in teaching Nourish? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, apply NOW for our free Nourish Teacher Training. RiseUp needs more Nourish teachers! ...

  • RiseUpNews May 2023

    RiseUpNews May 2023 Foraging in the City: Linden Trees We live in a big city, but there are plenty of ways to connect with nature in our backyards, parks and forest preserves. Foraging is an ancient practice used by our ancestors to gather food by collecting nutritious fruits, nuts, seeds and roots in the wild. Today, we still have the opportunity to connect to the earth by growing our own vegetab...

  • RiseUpNews April 2023

    RiseUpNews April 2023 Spring Cleaning! Spring cleaning is a tradition found in cultures around the world. In colder climates (like Chicago) we thoroughly clean our homes in the spring because the warmer weather makes it possible to air out the house after dusting and cleaning. Symbolically, spring cleaning is associated with getting rid of negativity and making space for fresh, positive energy. In...

  • RiseUpNews March 2023

    RiseUpNews March 2023 Grow a New Gut Microbiome for Spring! Have you heard of the gut microbiome? Our intestines are filled with microbes that do so much work to keep us healthy – if we feed them the foods they need to stay healthy. Based on strong scientific research, we now know that these little guys make important nutrients and substances that affect every organ system in our body. They even...

  • RiseUpNews February 2023

    RiseUpNews February 2023 Begin your herbal journey now! Join our herbal community and learn about holistic health at our new monthly Nourish classes with Shei at Blue Door. Don't miss this introductory class! This month, we begin the journey to deep healing and wellness with a cup of homemade rose rooibos tea and herbal medicine making. Learn about healing foods, herbs and how to make your own her...

  • RiseUpNews January 2023

    RiseUpNews January 2023 Choose your self care 2023 Yoga for your health Yoga improves strength, flexibility and blood sugar balance while decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Join us for free Yoga classes in person and online! RiseUpWellness.org/calendar Yoga para tu salud El yoga mejora la fuerza, la flexibilidad y el balance del azúcar en la sangre al tiempo que disminuye los síntoma...

  • RiseUpNews December 2022

    RiseUpNews December 2022 Shei at IHSCA! Únase a nosotros para una clase de yoga relajante y antiestrés para estirar y fortalecer el cuerpo gradualmente. Énfasis en la conexión de la conciencia del cuerpo y la respiración. Las poses se unen a un ritmo lento con atención a la alineación y los detalles para sentirnos mejor física y mentalmente. Ubicación: Instituto Health Science Career Acad...

  • RiseUpNews November 2022

    RiseUpNews November 2022 Get Ready for Cold and Flu Season with this Special Recipe! Elderberry: Sambucus nigra Elder flowers and berries have been used for centuries to make tea, syrup and jam. The berries are used to make syrup and the flowers to make tea. The name Elder is derived from an Anglo Saxon term that means ‘fire’, as the hollow stems were used to blow on fires. The hollowed stems...

  • RiseUpNews October 2022

    RiseUpNews October 2022 New evening virtual class with Gaby! Enjoy a relaxing hour of yoga in the comfort of your home. Every Tuesday at 6pm. Join through our calendar link.   ¡Nueva clase virtual en las noches con Gaby! Disfruta de una relajante hora de yoga en la comodidad de tu hogar. Todos los martes a las 6:00 pm. Únase a través de nuestro enlace de calendario.   Nourish series spons...

  • RiseUpNews September 2022

    RiseUpNews September 2022 Yoga with Shei at Kennedy High School This much loved class will be returning to Kennedy this month! Wednesday classes at 5:30pm on site and Sunday virtual classes at 9:00am. Free! Location: 6325 W 56th St Yoga con Shei en Kennedy High School ¡Esta clase tan querida regresa a Kennedy este mes! Los Miércoles a las 5:30pm en persona y los Domingos serán virtuales a las 9...

  • RiseUpNews August 2022

    RiseUpNews August 2022 Celebrate the Summer! RiseUp will be at Esperanza's National Health Centers Week Events! Location: 4700 S California Tuesday, August 9 join us for these free classes • Zumba at noon • Yoga at 1:00 pm Friday, August 12 we will have a Wellness Booth at the Esperanza Resource Fair • The first 50 people to visit our booth will receive free RiseUp Lavender Bath Salts! ¡R...

  • RiseUpNews July 2022

    RiseUpNews : July 2022 Zumba Scholarships! This could be you! • ¡Esto podrías ser tú! Do you like to dance? Would you like to teach Zumba? RiseUp has free Zumba scholarships available! To apply, leave your contact information at RiseUpWellness.org/contact and we'll be in touch with you shortly! ¡Becas de zumba! ¿Te gusta bailar? ¿Te gustaría enseñar Zumba? ¡RiseUp tiene becas gratuitas ...

  • RiseUpNews June 2022

    RiseUpNews : June 2022 New Wellness Programs Check out our newest wellness programs: • Sleep as Medicine • Free Private Holistic Health Consultations Nuevos Programas de Bienestar Consulte nuestros programas de bienestar más recientes: • El sueño como medicina • Consultas Privadas Gratuitas de Salud Holística   Nourish this month at Blue Door: Healthy Metabolism Learn delicious and nat...

  • RiseUpNews May 2022

    RiseUpNews : May 2022 RiseUp Zumba and Dance Fitness classes are here! Dance, dance, dance! Join Ruby for free classes throughout May on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm in the Clearing neighborhood! ¡Llegaron las clases RiseUp Zumba y Dance Fitness! ¡Baila Baila Baila! ¡Únase a Ruby para clases gratuitas durante todo mayo los lunes y miércoles a las 5:30pm en el vecindario Clearing!   Nou...

  • RiseUpNews April 2022

    RiseUpNews : April 2022 Special event this week only: Make your own probiotics to take home! Have you heard of probiotics? Learn how to make your own probiotics and feed your craving for salty, crunchy snacks with a delicious superfood! Join us for a fun and informative journey to healthy digestion in this interactive class. All supplies are provided and the class is free. Bring the family! When 2...

  • RiseUpNews March 2022

    RiseUpNews : March 2022 New weekly yoga class at Chicago Lawn Library! Join Gaby for Gentle Yoga on Saturday mornings at 9:30am. A refreshing way to start your weekend! ¡Nueva clase semanal de yoga en Chicago Lawn Library! Únase a Gaby para Yoga Gentil los sábados por la mañana a las 9:30 am. ¡Una forma refrescante de empezar el fin de semana! RiseUp 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Our 200 hou...

  • RiseUpNews February 2022

    RiseUpNews : February 2022 Community Did you know that spending time with others not only improves mental health but also reduces the risk of heart disease?  Covid cases are down and RiseUp is back in-person. Make new friends and reconnect with old friends at our wellness classes: There are so many to choose from! Comunidad ¿Sabías que pasar tiempo con los demás no solo mejora la salud mental ...

  • RiseUpNews January 2022

    RiseUpNews : January 2022 Self Care Supports the Immune System We hope that you and your loved ones are well during this season. Now, more than ever, we need self care. Stress weakens the immune system, so every time you cook a nourishing meal, do a little yoga, take a few minutes to focus on your breath or just relax with a cup of tea you are supporting the health of your immune system. Take that...

  • RiseUpNews December 2021

    RiseUpNews : December 2021 Wintertime Yoga Don't get left out in the cold! Join us indoors or online for warm and energizing yoga classes every week! Yoga durante el invierno ¡No te quedes en el frío! ¡Únete a nuestras clases en persona o en línea de yoga para mantenerte calientito y con energía todas las semanas! More Wellness Classes coming in 2022! Keep an eye out for NEW free Wednesday m...

  • RiseUpNews November 2021

    RiseUpNews : November 2021 New Wellness Classes at South Lawndale Blue Door Neighborhood Center 2551 W Cermak Fridays at 10am: Gentle Yoga with Shei Relax the mind while strengthening the body with this gentle yoga class. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at noon: Food as Medicine: Craveable Snacks Learn to make your own tasty, super-healthy snacks and take them home to enjoy!  Classes are free! All supplie...

  • RiseUpNews October 2021

    RiseUpNews : October 2021 Halloween Treats! Yoga + Wellness Goodies Would you like some self massage practice with your yoga? Maybe a cup of healing herbal tea at the end of class? How would you like to learn about different meditation practices like walking and eating meditation? Join us for FREE yoga classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at Dore Elementary (see our website calendar for details) duri...

  • RiseUpNews September 2021

    RiseUpNews : September 2021 Check out Our Calendar for New In Person Yoga Classes! Starting September 20, you will find 3 free in person yoga classes in the Clearing and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods. Join us in class to reconnect with your friends and make new ones. We will be following current CDC guidelines for safety. ¡Consulte nuestro calendario para nuevas clases de yoga en persona! A partir...

  • RiseUpNews August 2021

    RiseUpNews : August 2021 NEW: Create Your Personalized Wellness Workshops! Conceived by one of our partner organizations, the sky’s the limit when you create a unique Wellness Workshop or Workshop Series for your community! Contact us to get started. NUEVO: ¡Crea tus taller de bienestar personalizado! Concebido por uno de nuestros patrocinadores. El cielo será el límite cuando se trata de con...

  • RiseUpNews July 2021

    RiseUpNews : July 2021 *New Free Summer Workshop* Introduction to Yoga with Shei Montiell Saturdays at 10 am: July 3, 10, 17, 24 Learn everything you need to know to get started in the practice of Yoga. After this workshop, you will be able to go to any class or practice on your own. Immediately enjoy all the benefits that yoga brings as a way to regulate the mind, tone the body and experience gre...

  • RiseUpNews June 2021

    RiseUpNews : June 2021 ¡Nueva clase de Yoga los Jueves con Veronica!   Only 3 Relax Self Care sessions left! June 5: What’s your dosha? Discover your energetic dosha and how to balance it. June 12: Skin and deep tissue care. Learn about herbal baths, dry brushing and self massage. June 19: Special Summer Solstice Session! Sign up for this free program at RiseUpWellness.org/events/relax-saturda...

  • RiseUpNews May 2021

    RiseUpNews : May 2021 New! Self Care Saturdays Restorative Yoga with Cristina  9am A relaxing and renewing start to your weekend. Soothe your body and mind with gentle movements and breathing exercises. This free program runs through June 12. RiseUp Relax  10am Learn how to use herbal treatments and self massage for relaxation. This free program runs through June 19. Gentle Yoga with Gaby  11am...

  • RiseUpNews April 2021

    RiseUpNews April 2021 Seasonal Super Foods: Spring Greens Spring greens are high in vitamins and minerals (like vitamin C, K, calcium and iron) to replenish low stores of nutrients after a long winter Spring is a good time to detoxify the body and many of the first spring greens are herbs that are good for the liver like chickweed, cleavers and yellow dock Some spring greens to try in salads or sa...

  • RiseUpNews March 2021

    Herb of the Month: Ginger Winter in Chicago is the perfect time for a warming cup of ginger tea! Add a little honey if you like, especially if you have a cold. For more information on this healing herb: ¡El invierno en Chicago es el momento perfecto para una taza de té de jengibre caliente! Agregue un poco de miel si lo desea, especialmente si tiene un resfriado. Para obtener más información s...

  • RiseUpNews February 2021

    Our virtual yoga classes are hot this winter! We have so many yoga class options for you during this chilly season. Warm up with morning or evening yoga classes, yoga en español, chair yoga, mat yoga, kids yoga or all of the above! Check out the calendar. ¡Nuestras clases de yoga virtuales están calientes este invierno! Tenemos tantas opciones de clases de yoga para ti durante esta temporada fr...

  • RiseUpNews January 2021

    Happy New Year! It's a new year and many of us are making resolutions to improve our health. Dieting is a common new year's resolution, but did you know... Decades of medical studies show that diets don't work. The majority of people who lose weight by dieting gain it back within 2 years and often gain extra weight on top of that. One study of 19,000 people showed that the best predictor of futur...

  • RiseUpNews December 2020

    Are you ready to Relax? We have a month until our new Winter Self Care program begins but we only have space for 3 more people! If you were thinking about applying for a RiseUpRelax full scholarship, now’s the time. Just go to: Riseupwellness.org/relax-application    Pose of the Month: Bridge Bridge pose (Setu Banda Sarvangasana in Sanskrit) is a gentle backbend that can be done with or withou...