Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Stretch - Rooftop Edition!

Stretch out the weekend in a monthly yoga series curated by Cat Aldana of EAT STRETCH NAP™. BYOYogamat

Happening the first Sunday of the month on the Prairie (Ace Hotel's rooftop)

 

SUNDAY STRETCH SESSION
by EAT STRETCH NAP™

10AM - 11AM // SUN. SEP 16

Ace Hotel Chicago // Prairie

BYOYogamat

$15 with RSVP

No refunds


In the event of rain, this class will take place in Form, on the 6th floor.

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Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Stretch - Rooftop Edition!

Stretch out the weekend in a monthly yoga series curated by Cat Aldana of EAT STRETCH NAP™. BYOYogamat

Happening the first Sunday of the month on the Prairie (Ace Hotel's rooftop)

 

SUNDAY STRETCH SESSION
by EAT STRETCH NAP™

10AM - 11AM // SUN. AUG 5

Ace Hotel Chicago // Prairie

BYOYogamat

$15 with RSVP

No refunds


In the event of rain, this class will take place in Form, on the 6th floor.

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May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Body Worship

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This SATURDAY, May 12, BODY WORSHIP with Mel Safford is back!

BODY WORSHIP is a sweaty, sexy, body-positive cardio dance experience and this Saturday, we doin' it for the mama's yaull.  #MothersDay Eve will be v 🔥, v extra, and shakin allllll that ur mama gave ya. We take moves straight from the hottest videos and biggest dance floors and incorporate them into fun, fat burning cardio-dance routines set to an epic playlist. The format is lead and follow choreography on the verse and chorus and then repeating throughout. Come for the beats, stay for the sweat, #BYOBooty. There ain't no party like a BODY WORSHIP party.

WHEN // Saturday, May 12, 6-730p

WHERE // Zen Yoga Garage, 1845 N Milwaukee Ave in Bucktown

HOW // $20 Venmo (@Mel-Safford) or cash at the door, email melaniesafford@gmail.com to register.

WHO // This class is inclusive for all regardless of dance experience, body type, sex, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, beyonce lovers, rihanna lovers, yogis, non-yogis, et al.

Details below, grab your girls, see you on the dance floor xxx

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Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Stretch Session

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EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING 🎶

Get centered + focused for the month ahead in an expertly curated yoga series by EAT STRETCH NAP™. Happening the first Sunday of the month in Mahoney (Ace Hotel's flexible ground-floor space). 

SUNDAY STRETCH SESSION
by EAT STRETCH NAP™ 

10AM - 11AM/  SUN. APRIL 8, 2018

$10 with RSVP

No refunds

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Mar
10
9:00 PM21:00

AUX CORD DJS AT VIRGIN HOTEL

Aux Cord DJs is a party series breaking down the barriers to DJing armed with nothing but an aux cord and good taste. No cover, no dress code, no playlist pretension – just good people playing good music by any means necessary - iPhone, laptop, controller, whatever. Skip the line outside with RSVP on Do312. This month's lineup features the myth herself Jean Deaux, The O'My's own Maceo Haymes, Adot, and yoga guru Cat Aldana; spinning all of their favorite tunes on the 25th floor, straight from the iPhones, laptops, and whatever else they feel. Virgin Hotel Chicago resident DJ Will Galvan will be pulling it all together with a fantastic late night set. Don't miss it.

FEATURING...

JEAN DEAUX
MACEO
ADOT
CAT ALDANA

+ WILL GALVAN LATE NITE

Seeya at Virgin Hotel

203 N Wabash Ave

On the 25th Floor

** Cat is on from 9PM - 11PM. Puuuurrfect for still getting 8 hours of sleep ;) xx

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Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

BODY WORSHIP

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This Saturday, March 10 is the first in a series of pop-ups featuring Mel Safford's new cardio dance class: BODY WORSHIP

The same booty beat format you know and love, with a few surprises and a hella rebrand ;) Details below, see you on the dance floor xxx

WHEN // Saturday, March 10, 6-730p

WHERE // Zen Yoga Garage, 1845 N Milwaukee Ave in Bucktown

HOW // $20 cash or Venmo at the door, DM or email melaniesafford@gmail.com to register.

WHAT // BODY WORSHIP is a sweaty, sexy, body-positive cardio dance experience. We take moves straight from the hottest videos and biggest dance floors and incorporate them into fun, fat burning cardio-dance routines set to an epic playlist. The format is lead and follow choreography on the verse and chorus and then repeating throughout. Come for the beats, stay for the sweat, #BYOBooty. There ain't no party like a BODY WORSHIP party.

WHO // This class is inclusive for all regardless of dance experience, body type, sex, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, beyonce lovers, rihanna lovers, yogis, non-yogis, et al.

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Feb
23
to Feb 25

Creative Women's Co. Chicago Retreat

FEBRUARY 23RD – 25TH 2018
Freehand Hotel Chicago | 19 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

Join creative women entrepreneurs at our very first All Inclusive Retreat event in Chicago.

You’ll get a chance to not only connect with speakers and attendees at a personal level but you’ll be able to set a time to get away from your busy schedule, recharge your creativity with our programs, and enjoy quality conversations with like-minded creative women.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

2 Nights/3 Days Shared Room Accommodations at Freehand Hotel
Welcome party, dinner experiences and all breakfast, lunch, and snacks in-between
3 days of relaxing, light discussion with women entrepreneurs/business owners and self-care themed masterminds
Creative sessions like coloring and calligraphy therapy
Yoga and meditation session
Intimate access to our speakers
Networking sessions on a personal level
All content and classroom materials
Swag and surprises from our sponsors

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Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

detox / retox

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Health & Wellness Reboot at Ascend featuring Local Chicago Companies!

Sponsored by Lifeway Foods & Vital Proteins

Yoga by Cat Aldana of EAT STRETCH NAP & Music by DJ Tess


Lifeway Elixir Mimosas, Kefir, & cheese cups! Lifeway Foods will also be providing each guest a complimentary yoga mat that is your gift to take home!

Vital Proteins collagen sampling, face masks & mocktails!

Rachel Lynn Chicago custom *jewelry - HiLoveTravel *bags - rxbars - crystal healing - sweetgreen salads - raffles - & more!

8:30a - check-in

8:55a - yoga

9:55a - after party! Mimosas, crystal healing, shopping, raffles, snacks & more!

Ticket price includes entry at 8:30am for yoga class + after-party

*Please note, jewelry and bags are available for purchase

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Dec
30
11:00 AM11:00

Let That Sh*t Go

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Let That Sh*t Go With Cat Aldana of EAT STRETCH NAP. 
Sip on Spirit Tea complimentary of Café Integral at Freehand Chicago 

Cat will be leading an interactive meditation seminar about how to bring more positivity, greater intention, and less judgement into the New Year. Come get fresh for 2018. RSVP on Facebook.

This seminar will be held on two different dates. Come to one or both!

Saturday, Dec 30, 2017. 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018. 11:00am - 12:00PM

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Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Recover + Restore for the Holidays with Yoga + HyperIce

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Join Nike Master Trainer + HyperIce Master Practitioner Jason Raynor along with resident Advanced Yoga Teacher + Meditation Expert, Cat Aldana of EAT STRETCH NAP™ as we take you on an hour long journey of performance mobility, movement pattern optimization, healing yoga and calming meditation. This session will feature Aromatherapy and Vibrational Tissue Release Technology (HyperIce Vyper).

The Vyper 2.0 is 2x more effective than regular foam rolling and drives more blood flow and heat in 90 seconds than a regular foam roller due to its vibrational technology. You can expect to gain 40% more mobility with the Vyper compared to a regular foam roller (18%)...you HAVE to experience it to believe it! The products will be available for purchase following the event at a discounted rate for all class participants!

Discounted spa services, products, and spa gift cards from Spa at JW at JW Marriott Chicago will also be available for purchase.

Spots are extremely limited and are available first come first serve.

See you there!

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Daybreaker CHI // PaJAMa Throwback Party
Dec
12
5:30 AM05:30

Daybreaker CHI // PaJAMa Throwback Party

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Daybreaker CHI Presents
✨ PaJAMa Throwback Party ✨

Okay winter, we get it. Chill’s about to get real, y’all.🤘

‘Tis the season❄️ to snuggle in your PJs and paJAM out to throwbacks reminiscent of yester-years gone by. Chicago, we are BACK and Tuesday December 12th, we’re hosting our final throwdown of 2k17.

Meet us at Park West (an oldie but goodie 🤗 ). Our happy house tunes for the AM will be sprinkled with flavors from the ’90s and 2000s. Dress in your coziest attire (festive onesies, footed PJs and slinky slips welcome), roll out of bed, onto the dancefloor, then STOP. It’s JAMmer time ….

See you soonsies. ✨

+ If you're signed up for yoga, please bring a yoga mat
+ Free coffee, healthy juices and breakfast treats
+ Live performances and special surprises!

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Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

CAMP RELAX

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Camp Relax is an immersed experience where we disconnect from our phones & truly relax with yoga, healthy meals, chanting circles & life coaching sessions. All taking place on a secluded 63 acres in Trufant, Michigan in one of our most breathtaking BANGTEL spaces.

Click here to see the space you will be staying at!

If you have any questions or want to get more information first, please email BANGTEL at stay@bangtel.com.

With our own personal yoga instructor, vegan chef, life coach, chanting specialist, photographer and group of inspiring women, we are ready to have a weekend to remember. Learn about our leaders below!

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Boundaries + Burnout // Ladies Get Paid Townhall
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Boundaries + Burnout // Ladies Get Paid Townhall

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Burnout Among Women: It's a Thing

A recent study by McKinsey shows that women account for 53% of corporate entry-level jobs, but only hold 37% of mid-management roles. That number drops to 26% for vice presidents and senior managers, and given only 11% of women choose to leave the workplace permanently to have children, there's something much bigger at play.

Between our always-on culture and the high expectations placed on us by our employers, our families, and ourselves, saying no can be really hard. At this town hall, we'll talk about our experiences with burnout and strategies for establishing the boundaries and self-care practices that can help us avoid it. As with each town hall, we'll ask our panelists to share their stories, and then we'll open the discussion to the room, and encourage everyone to share or ask something.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to recognize the signs of burnout
  • How to find and set boundaries
  • How to feel confident about enforcing boundaries

Bring friends—the more the merrier :)
Female-identifying, non-binary folks are welcome.

Cat Aldana, Founder of EAT STRETCH NAP™, is a speaker at this event. She will share her story surrounding this topic as an entrepreneur and yoga teacher. 

$15 with RSVP

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Zen and the Art of Monday

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ZEN AND THE ART OF MONDAY
by EAT STRETCH NAP™ 

7PM - 8PM / MON OCT 23, 2017

$30 / FUNCTION AT ACE HOTEL CHICAGO

Most of us don't know how to Monday, Cat does. Let her teach you the art of maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle.

Cat Aldana is the founder of EAT STRETCH NAP™, a wellness company committed to the practice of self-care from the inside out through Yoga Retreats, Corporate Wellness and Ayurvedic Cleanses. Join us Monday evening to reconnect with your body and calm your mind. Cat will share her most effective Yoga, Meditation + Ayurvedic practices to help you create more moments in your day to relax.

Tea service will be provided.

$30 with RSVP

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25 Hour Aerial Yoga Certification
Oct
13
to Oct 15

25 Hour Aerial Yoga Certification

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25-HOUR AERIAL YOGA CERTIFICATION: CHICAGO, IL

Fri, Oct 13, 2017 8:00am   Sun, Oct 15, 2017 6:00pm

Led by Master AIR Trainer Cat Aldana


AIR’s 25-Hour Aerial Yoga Certification program is for students looking to gain a better understanding of aerial yoga or become an aerial yoga instructor. This certification is the ideal program for students with a Yoga, barre or dance background. Additionally, Prenatal Aerial Yoga will be included as a bonus section. 

Students who complete the 25-Hour Aerial Yoga Certification program will deepen their practice + understanding of aerial exercise, know how to structure + create a cohesive, well-rounded class, acquire an understanding of aerial philosophy, and have the confidence + tools to begin teaching Aerial Yoga.

Contact info@airfitnow.com or (312) 288-9614 for more information today. Cost per person $1750. Group rates available.

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Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Stretch Session

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Stretch out the weekend with this limited-run rooftop yoga series curated by Cat Aldana of EAT STRETCH NAP™. Happening Sunday mornings on the Prairie (rooftop) as long as weather permits.

SUNDAY STRETCH SESSION
 by EAT STRETCH NAP™ 

10AM - 11AM/  SUN. SEP 10, 2017

10AM - 11AM/  SUN. SEP 17, 2017

10AM - 11AM/  SUN. SEP 24, 2017

10AM - 11AM/  SUN. OCT 1, 2017

10AM - 11AM/  SUN. OCT 8, 2017


Prairie at Ace Hotel Chicago (Rooftop) 

Free with RSVP

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Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Stretch Session

eat stretch nap ace hotel

Stretch out the weekend with this limited-run rooftop yoga series curated by Cat Aldana of EAT STRETCH NAP™. Happening Sunday mornings on the Prairie (rooftop) as long as weather permits.

SUNDAY STRETCH SESSION
 by EAT STRETCH NAP™ 

10AM - 11AM/  SUN. SEP 10, 2017
10AM - 11AM/  SUN. SEP 17, 2017
10AM - 11AM/  SUN. SEP 24, 2017
Prairie at Ace Hotel Chicago (Rooftop) 

Free with RSVP

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LOVE YOUR SELFIE - dance yoga event @ FEAR PARADOX
Jul
28
6:30 AM06:30

LOVE YOUR SELFIE - dance yoga event @ FEAR PARADOX

Love Your Selfie
Friday, July 28
630-730a

BC YOU GOTTA LOVE YOUR SELF(IE) AND YOUR SISTERS.

ON FRIDAY, JULY 28, JOIN US FOR A MORNING OF CELEBRATION, SWEAT + SISTERHOOD. WE'LL START W/ AN ENERGIZING AND ABSURDLY RELAXING YOGA FLOW BY YOGI QUEEN CAT OF #EATSTRETCHNAP AND FINISH WITH A SPARKLY, GLITTERY, SEXY CARDIO DANCE SESSION LED BY DANCE QUEEN B, MEL SAFFORD.

+ 30 min Vinyasa flow
+ 30 min lead-and-follow sexy cardio dance class

This special Love Your Selfie class is to kick off Fear Paradox Summit! The Fear Paradox is a women’s summit, a two-day event, designed to remove friction from the path of innovation, to lead you closer to your fears, inspiring you to leap into the anxiety abyss, pushing paradoxical “fearlessness” to a new level of success.  Hosted by Ms.Tech + SimplyBe, female entrepreneurs, technologists, executives and artists from around the country are invited to a summit unlike anything they have experienced before.

Click below for details + use the code "SIMPLYBE50" for 50% off tickets!

EAT STRETCH NAP <3 Fear Paradox Summit

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“Pantry to Plate” Panel + Party
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

“Pantry to Plate” Panel + Party

 Pantry to Plate Panel + Party! July 18, 6-9pm, Rhine Hall Ticket price: $25 GET TIX —&gt;&nbsp; http://bit.ly/2rFyui3   Join Heather Crosby, author of the newly released “ YumUniverse™ &nbsp;Pantry to Plate cookbook,” for a wellness-y panel discussion, book signing, and plant-based cocktail party.  Panel guests including YumUniverse's own Heather Crosby, Giselle Wasfie of Remix Acupuncture and Remix Lifestyle, Cat Aldana of  EAT STRETCH NAP , and Alma Omeralovic of  Chill &nbsp;Chicago Meditation. Expect an enlightening discussion on female entrepreneurship in the wellness sphere and self-care in the midst of hustle moderated by  Rose Truesdale . The panel will close with a guided meditation for us all to reflect on what we learned.  Then it's time to party! Local lady-makers  RHINE HALL ,&nbsp; Time Machine , and Sacred Serve plant-based gelato are combining forces for a collaborative boozy cocktail float, included in your ticket price. And a Rhine Hall cash bar will be open all evening long.  Copies of “YumUniverse Pantry to Plate” will be available for purchase and signing.&nbsp;  Can't wait to see you there!

Pantry to Plate Panel + Party!
July 18, 6-9pm, Rhine Hall
Ticket price: $25
GET TIX —> http://bit.ly/2rFyui3

Join Heather Crosby, author of the newly released “YumUniverse™ Pantry to Plate cookbook,” for a wellness-y panel discussion, book signing, and plant-based cocktail party.

Panel guests including YumUniverse's own Heather Crosby, Giselle Wasfie of Remix Acupuncture and Remix Lifestyle, Cat Aldana of EAT STRETCH NAP, and Alma Omeralovic of Chill Chicago Meditation. Expect an enlightening discussion on female entrepreneurship in the wellness sphere and self-care in the midst of hustle moderated by Rose Truesdale. The panel will close with a guided meditation for us all to reflect on what we learned.

Then it's time to party! Local lady-makers RHINE HALLTime Machine, and Sacred Serve plant-based gelato are combining forces for a collaborative boozy cocktail float, included in your ticket price. And a Rhine Hall cash bar will be open all evening long.

Copies of “YumUniverse Pantry to Plate” will be available for purchase and signing. 

Can't wait to see you there!

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🍉 ✨ ALL OF THE BRIGHTS ✨🍒
Apr
19
5:30 AM05:30

🍉 ✨ ALL OF THE BRIGHTS ✨🍒

Daybreaker CHI Presents

🍉 ✨ ALL OF THE BRIGHTS ✨🍒 

In collaboration with Bai x The Infatuation

// Wednesday April 19th
// Yoga with Cat Aldana of EAT STRETCH NAP
 (BYOM) 5:30 - 6:30am
// Dance Party 6:30 - 8:30am

// PRYSM 1543 N. Kingsbury St.

// Featuring DJ Marco Morales + ShowYouSuck

// Bevvies by Bai, breakfast curated by The Infatuation + free coffee
// 
GET TICKETS HERE — Tix movin' faster than the speed of light!

RSVP on Facebook, then slide into the CHI Facebook Group for early invites & morning hacks, and to find your local Daybreaker fam. 

See you on the dance floor! 💕

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ESCAPE THE GRIND: Meditation for Female Professionals
Mar
30
7:15 PM19:15

ESCAPE THE GRIND: Meditation for Female Professionals

ESCAPE THE GRIND: Meditation for Female Professionals 

Step back and take the time to tune into what really matters: You, Your Body + Your Mind. Join Cat for a guided meditation in aerial silk hammocks to help increase both your physical and mental flexibility. You’ll leave this workshop with 3 meditation techniques you’ll be inspired to practice at home and a clear understanding of why, when + how to meditate {all levels welcome}.

Thursday, March 30. 7:15pm - 8:45pm
AIR® River North // $40

Register here, on AIR's Mindbody Online Page: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp?fl=true&tabID=8

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