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October 1, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

October and November Workshops and Events!

Chicago! You want to sit up and pay attention to Sage’s exciting list of events and workshops for the month of October and beginning of November. Please contact us to RSVP.

All workshops will be happening at our beautiful space at 2514 W. Armitage Avenue #205, Chicago, IL, 60647.

QuickBooks 101 for Healers
This workshop is for practitioners who want to learn about and/or improve their basic business accounting skills. Learn how to effectively navigate the latest version of QuickBooks with expert accountant and Chinese Medicine practitioner Nicole Andrus.
Date: Tuesday, October 11       Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25-50 sliding scale      
Note: *Please RSVP by October 4th to reserve a spot*
Moxibustion Workshop
Learn how to apply Moxibustion to yourself, and if you are a healer to your clients, for various common ailments. Moxibustion is an ancient tool that is great for warming channels and points, keeping up your natural defenses, and moving qi and blood.
Date: Thursday, October 20       Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25-50 sliding scale      
Trauma Care for Bodyworkers Roundtable
Learn how to provide basic trauma care for patients. To honor the expert in all of us we will be sharing stories of our experiences and discussing tips and tools we have used when a client has an emotional release or a triggering moment. Anna Goldberger, licensed therapist, will talk about the basic do’s and don’t for supporting people through trauma.
Date: Thursday, October 27th       Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Suggested Donation: $10-30 (no one turned away)
The 12 Channels of Chinese Medicine, Part 1
Learn the basics of Lung, Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach, Heart, and Small Intestine channels. Including: tracing each external channel, acupressure tips, how to stretch the channel, and Food is Medicine tips for each channel.
Date: Sunday, November 6th       Time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $20-50 sliding scale
TCM Strategies for Abdominal Health
We will cover the channels that enter the abdomen, which is known as your hara. The hara is your center and contains your entire history. We will discuss what foods and herbs to use to prevent and treat common disorders, plus self massage/acupressure and stretching for the channels that enter the abdomen.
Date: Thursday, November 10th       Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20-40 sliding scale
Gua Sha Workshop at Sage!
September 3, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

Gua Sha Workshop at Sage!

Come to Sage Community Health Collective to learn about this powerful healing tool and gain a skill that you can use for the care of yourself, your family, and your community.

Gua sha (or spooning) is the centuries-old practice of applying pressure and friction to the surface of the skin usually with a smooth-edged spoon (or other therapeutic tool) to release toxins held in muscular tissue, invigorate blood and lymph circulation in specific areas of the body, relieve chronic muscle tension, and more.

It is often used for treating chronic migraines and headaches, neck/shoulder/back tension and pain, colds/flus, and more.

Gua sha supplies will be provided at the workshop. Those attending should wear tank tops and bring a scarf for covering up afterward.

Do you have questions for us or want to come to the workshop? Please contact us for more information or to RSVP. Space is limited so email Sage today to save your spot.


2514 W. Armitage Avenue #205, Chicago, IL, entrance on BINGHAM
Dial 3 at the buzzer until you see Sage Tanuja. press # and you will be buzzed in.


September 14th, 11 am – 2 pm


Sliding scale $20-50. You decide what to contribute.
July 21, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

Join Sage for the July TCM Roundtable!

For July’s TCM Roundtable Discussion, we will host an informal discussion for practitioners and students to share experiences around starting, growing and sustaining thriving TCM practices….reflecting on what we have been prepared for and what resources we have yet to build/share.

This month’s discussion is part of Sage’s larger intention to support/create community amongst TCM practitioners.

We welcome donations to support Sage’s work to make TCM care affordable and accessible!

To RSVP or for more info, contact us!


June 17, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

TCM Case Study Roundtable starts June 21st! Join Us!

Interested in discussing tough cases with other practitioners?

Want to build and connect more with the TCM community?

Announcing ……

The TCM Case Study Roundtable!


When: Tuesday, June 21st from 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Sage Community Health Collective clinic
2514 W Armitage, #205
(entrance on Bingham – 2 blocks west of Western blue line stop)
Buzz “Sage Liz” or “Sage Jen” to enter

What: Each month, Sage Community Health Collective will host a roundtable discussion where TCM practitioners and students can come together and discuss interesting cases and share perspectives/resources.

Who: Steve Bonzak, L.Ac will be our guest facilitator for the first June roundtable. Steve is a faculty member and clinic supervisor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He has done extensive training in Shang Han Lun herbal medicine. For more info about Steve – check out his website at www.health-traditions.com

We will rotate guest facilitators at each of the monthly roundtable discussions — bringing in a variety of practitioners with different experiences, training and areas of focus.

How it works: This is meant to be an informal discussion to help create dialogue and a network of support and resources for our TCM community. If you have an interesting/challenging case to bring in, please feel free to bring in as much background and diagnostic information to share with the group.

***You do NOT need to bring in a case to present to participate in the roundtable. We will probably have time for a few cases in the 2 hour discussion.

Contact info: To RSVP or with questions/suggestions – please email us!

Suggested Donation: We are asking $5-$25 suggested donation to support Sage Community Health Collective but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. On May 1st, we opened our people’s wellness center – offering accessible, sliding scale, bilingual TCM services. Thank you for your support!

May 11, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

Qi Gong Study Group!

Sage Community Health Collective is hosting the first meeting of a new Chicago Qigong Study Group!

When: Sunday, May 22 at 3:30 pm!

Where: Sage Community Health Collective, 2514 W. Armitage Avenue #205, Chicago, IL, 60647

The goals of the study group are to help develop a community of people in Chicago interested in qigong and to deepen our understanding of qigong, principally through reading and discussion. We hope the study group will also become a place to network, share, and meet people with similar interests.   Everyone interested in qigong is welcome. You do not have to have a high level of experience in qigong. The organizers met at Eva Wong’s qigong course at Shambhala. The study group will be independent of any particular approach to qigong.

At our first meeting we will introduce ourselves, discover our common interests, and decide how we want to go forward. We antcipate meeting on a monthly basis and centering our meetings around discussion of agreed readings. Some themes that we have considered for readings include connections between qigong and alternative medicine, the history of qigong, and surveys of qigong practice.

The meeting will be held at the Sage Community Health Collective, 2514 W. Armitage Suite, 205. (Buzzer “sagejen.”) This location is two blocks west of Western Ave. The entrance is on Bingham Street. Sage is a short walk from the Western stop on the Blue line. For map location and directions, see link below.

You are welcome to invite friends.

Children are welcome so long as they can read, play quietly or be part of the group.

You are encouraged to bring a healthy beverage or light snack to share with others.

If you think you are likely to come, please RSVP.  You can RSPV to chicagoqigong@zoho.com 

We hope to see you there!   Ana Sikula, Barry Feldman, and Jen Wade

May 6, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

Our doors are OPEN! For our location and the full schedule, check out

Our doors are OPEN!

For our location and the full schedule, check out www.sagecommunityhealth.org!

And to make an appointment, call 847.232.4718 or email us at: sagecommunityhealth@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you in our space!

April 20, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin


HOORAY!!! Please come out to celebrate the opening of Sage Community Health Collective! We are so excited to open our doors and continue the work that each of us began individually. We are honored to support an even wider network of our friends, family, and community with sliding scale acupuncture, bodywork, herbs, and workshops.

Please come celebrate with us!!!

April 20, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin



Come one! Come all to Sage’s Earth Day House Party Fun-Raiser!!

Where: 2516 N. Avers #2, Chicago, IL, 60647

When: 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

What: Good times! $5 suggested donation :)

And if you are not able to come to the event, that’s ok! You can still support Sage with a donation by going to www.sagecommunityhealth.org

Thanks for all of your support!!!

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April 12, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin


We are so excited to announce our MAY DAY GRAND OPENING!!

When: May 1st, 2011, 2 pm – 5 pm
Where: Sage Community Health Collective’s New, Gorgeous Space!
2514 W. Armitage, #205

Space is accessible!!

Come meet the Sage crew, learn more about what we do, enter an exciting raffle, schedule yourself for a May appointment, learn how your organization can become a Sage Member with benefits for all organization members, and MORE!!!

Questions? Contact us!


March 25, 2011   Posted by: sageadmin

A Healing Justice Teach-In!!

This Sunday Sage is hosting our first Healing Justice Teach-in!!

We are excited to dialogue with community members and healing justice organizers and practitioners about what healing justice is and what it looks like in our day to day lives.

healing justice teach-in flyer

We are no longer accepting RSVPs for the event, but you can participate in the dialogue by writing to us at sagecommunityhealth@gmail.com: What is healing justice to YOU and what does it look like in your life?