Archive for January, 2013

January 31, 2013   Posted by: sagepage

Try a little self care massage using the 12 meridians of Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu!

January 30, 2013   Posted by: sagepage

Community Care Night at Sage on Feb 1st!

Join us for another evening of health and wellness resources for activists, protesters, communities in resistance and anyone needing care.

Time: 5:00-8:00
Address: 2514 W. Armitage Ave #205, Chicago, IL, 60647

Drop in to receive sensitive, trauma- informed, solidarity wellness care. No appointment needed. Donations gladly accepted.

Services offered: NADA ear acupuncture treatments, massage, reiki, speak with a nurse or meet with a counselor.

Future events: First Fridays — March 1st, April 5th

Sage’s address is Armitage, but the entrance is in the back of the building on Bingham, close to the alley (our building is long and triangular). Also accessible from the Blue Line.

Organized by the Healing Justice Network, Sage Community Health Collective and Chicago Action Medical

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January 30, 2013   Posted by: sagepage

Brown Bag Discussion on Race and Insufficient Sleep at UIC

The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy presents
A Race, Ethnicity, & Public Policy Brown Bag:



Bharati Prasad
Department of Medicine, UIC

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common disease that is under-diagnosed
and associated with increased adverse health-outcomes and mortality.
Compared to European-Americans, African Americans have early-onset and
more severe forms of the disease. In addition, their lower SES is
associated with less access to care and the ability to absorb the cost of
care. This research examines how habitual, voluntary sleep restriction
impacts the quality of life for African Americans.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 12pm-1pm
330 CUPPA Hall, 412 S. Peoria St.

All are welcome to attend! IRRPP’s Race, Ethnicity, and Policy Brown Bag
Series features works-in-progress by IRRPP Scholars & Fellows, and is held
the second Thursday of every month. For more information on IRRPP or the
REP Brown Bag series, email us at

People needing assistance or accommodation for a disability should contact
the Disability Resource Center (312-413-2183 or

January 30, 2013   Posted by: sagepage


IMPORTANT SCHEDULE UPDATE! TOMORROW: Yoga at Sage with Stephanie Dernek will be from 7:15pm-8:30pm. On Feb 7th it will be from 5pm-6:15pm. On Feb 14th we will go back to our regularly scheduled time of 6:45 on Thursdays. Thanks for your patience and we look forward to seeing you on the mat at Sage! ♥

January 16, 2013   Posted by: sagepage

Yoga at Sage with Alissa Catiis Starts This Sunday!

Join us at Sage this Sunday at 11 for Yoga with Alissa Catiis! She will also be teaching yoga on the following dates:

Dates for January – April (start date is Sun 1/20/12):
Sundays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
January 20 & 27
February 10, 17, & 24
March 10, 17, 24, & 31
April 14, 21, & 28

This gentle and detoxifying yoga class is the perfect way to start your week.  This class will combine physical asana practice, pranayama (breath work), meditation, and mantra.  Those brand new to yoga to those who have been practicing yoga for any length of time are encouraged to take this class.

January 9, 2013   Posted by: sagepage

Yoga with Stephanie Dernek: Thursdays at 6:45 p.m.

All are welcome for yoga at Sage with Stephanie Dernek beginning tomorrow!! Bring your yoga mat and join us on Thursdays at 6:45!!!

IMPORTANT SCHEDULE UPDATE: On Jan 31st, yoga will be from 7:15-8:30. On Feb 7th yoga will be from 5pm-6:15pm. On Feb 14th we will go back to our regularly scheduled time of 6:45 on Thursdays. Thanks for your patience and we look forward to seeing you on the mat at Sage!

In this fast paced, intense world there are very few spaces and time we allot for silencing our minds and reconnecting with our center and our truest self.  You are invited to take time for you. Come and turn it all off and turn inside to yourself. My intention is create welcoming, accessible, yoga spaces for activists, organizers, and those who care for others folks as an outlet for self care.  I want to share my passion for yoga as well as the my belief that self care practices should be accessible, affordable, welcoming, supportive and is a radical act. More info can be found at


Stephi Dernek is a Certified Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher.  Stephanie came to yoga while in college in 2000 and immediately connected with the physical aspects of the practice.  Stephanie was blessed early on with teachers that helped ground her practice in the foundations of yoga; breath, good alignment and the basics of the yogic practice.  As time passed, yoga ebbed and flowed through her life; she would return to yoga when ailments such as back pain, training for a marathon, or stress reared itself.   Whenever she came back to yoga, it felt like coming home: immediate peace, sense of strength, higher purpose, and a communion of her whole self. 

In January 2011, Stephi traveled to India to immerse herself fully in the yogic lifestyle and completed a yoga teacher training through Tribe Yoga.  The teacher training provided a platform to be immersed in all aspects of yoga including; Asana (yoga poses), Pranayama (breath exercises), Meditation, Philosophy, Anatomy, Physiology, Teaching skills, Adjustments and Chanting.  The Asana practice and study was based on a Modified Ashtanga Primary Series and Vinyasa Flow but also integrated Yin Yoga and Acro Yoga.  Stephanie has continued her study and practice since returning from India including workshops with Max Strom, Erich Schiffmann, and Seane Corn.

As a full time activist, Stephanie connects her daily yoga practice to her work and sees it as a part of her lives mission to work toward a just and sustainable world. Using the power of “yuj” coming together, the communities’ positive energy from a class, the light we send out to heal the world, and our own brokenness, pain, suffering. Yoga is a personal practice that extends out to the community around us, our mother earth, and to all that is beyond our comprehension. We do not know the impact of our actions so why not make them positive and life giving for our fellow companions on this journey of life.

Stephanie is committed to bringing yoga to as many people as she can and believes that there is a yogic practice out there for us all.  Our body and soul need to be taken care of so we can give our best self in our work, relationships, and to our self. I have never heard anyone after a yoga class say “I wish I wouldn’t have come”. She invites you to join her and let your journey with yoga begin.

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