Kenny Kolter Gong Meditation Spring 2014 Chicago Tour

Kenny Will be at evolve May 1st
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a special event~we hope you can join us…
Kenny Kolter will be bathing us in the healing waves of the gong following a light gentle yoga practice led by Kellie Wilson.

The physical sound & vibration of the gong is powerful and soothing, invigorating and relaxing. Gong meditations are becoming more and more popular as the need to de-stress becomes more apparent in our society. Attendees are amazed at the vast range of sound that a gong produces, and often comment about the powerful meditative effect.

Kenny Kolter leads gong meditation sessions throughout the Chicago and Arlington, TX area. His goal is to be a sound bridge between the energy and spirit that lie within the gong and to sonically draw out or tune into the energy and spirit that resides in us all.

In the past three years, Kenny has conducted over 500 gong sessions, workshops and presentations at major conferences, yoga studios, healing centers, Unity churches, mental health centers, and chiropractic care clinics to rave reviews and critical acclaim.

Restorative and Yin Yoga practice to precede the gong meditation with Kellie Wilson. The yoga poses practiced in this sequence will properly prepare you for presence and stillness as you move fluidly then into the gong meditation. We will stay present with our breath, fully experiencing the free flow of qi. The poses will allow any tensions to drift away and restore balance of energy in all your being. Just come. Just breathe. Explore love moving with ease for yourself and find connection with all~

$35/person Limited Space so please sign up early!

Dear Friends,

I’m looking forward to seeing and being with you all – sharing sacred space, healing and connection. I’m also looking forward to working at many exciting new venues for myself – places like Evolve in Crystal Lake, Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple in Woodstock and The Gathering Lighthouse in Lombard to name a few.

I am also bringing a wonderful assortment of Tibetan singing bowls to sell. I just hand picked a large selection of Remuna style bowls. ~These types of bowls are wonderful ‘singers’ and are among the easiest to play. Their notes are often surprisingly low for being medium in size. Remuna bowls are generally in good condition for their age.

A gentle reminder … in June I will be facilitating a retreat in Costa Rica where our focus will be ‘Movement, Meditation & Sound’. To find out more about this once in a lifetime experience June 13th-20th or to register please contact:, or contact Taylor directly at 847-833-7705.  

Thank you all for your support, friendship and belief in my work.

Many Blessings,


Please call ahead or contact the good people hosting the events via the web for pricing, detailed descriptions, reservations, directions etc. The majority of these sessions will sell out in advance so make your reservations early.  

 Chicago Spring Gong Tour April – May 2014

April 22nd  7:00pm
Gong & Hatha Yoga with Bruce Symonds

 Community Christian Church
1970 Riverwoods Rd.
Lincolnshire IL 60069

April 23rd 7:00pm
Gong Meditation

 The Healing Place
513 W. 87thStreet
Naperville,IL 60565

April 24th 7:00pm
Gong Meditation

Lifetime Fitness – Old Orchard  
5300 Old Orchard Rd
Skokie, IL 60077
Contact Larissa Wozney Yoga Coordinator at 847-470-8600

April 25th 10:00am
Gong Meditation 

Karma Yoga
723 Barberry Trail
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
Please call Marylou at 847-639-0197 to register.

April 25th
Gong Meditation – two sessions 6:30pm & 8:00pm

Crystal River Gifts
310 N. La Fox St.
South Elgin, IL 60177

April 26th 11:00am
Gong Meditation

Inner Peace Pilates
115W. Main St. # 100
West Dundee, IL 60118

April 26th 3:30pm
Gong Meditation

Advocate Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
3551 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515

April 26th 7:00pm
Special Gong – Crystal Bowl Meditation & Yoga With Yolanda Lozano & Linda Sama Karl

Yoga Among Friends
4949 Forest Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

April 27th 10:00am
Gong Meditation

Advocate Good Shepherd Health and Wellness Center
1301 S. Barrington Rd.
Barrington, IL 60010

April 27th 3:00pm
Energy Awareness & Sound Healing with Carla Gorsky

Orinoco Fitness
116 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048

April 28th
Gong Meditation with Amanda Sprizziri - two sessions:
6:30pm & 8:00pm

850 Thornwood Dr.
South Elgin, IL 60177

April 29th 7:00pm
Gong Meditation & Yoga with Nancy May [GO-GA !!!]

  Crystal River Gifts
310 N. La Fox St.
South Elgin, IL 60177

April 30th 7:00pm
Gong Meditation – Reiki Event with Valerie Reilly & John Sparks

Insight Awareness
18110 Martin Ave.
Homewood, IL 60430

May 2nd 6:30pm
Gong Meditation

Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center
221 Dean St,
Woodstock, IL 60098
815- 444-8915

May 3rd 1:00pm
Gong Meditation

Tri Pilates
640 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068

May 3rd 7:00pm
Gong & Crystal Bowl Meditation with Yolanda Lozano

Flowering Heart Center
4440 Lee Ave.
Downers Grove, IL

May 4th 1:30pm
Gong & Yoga with Carlie Chislof  

Sun and Moon Yoga
2026 Oakton St.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

May 4th 5:30pm
Gong & Yoga Session

Lifetime Fitness
16333 S. La Grange Rd.
Orland Park, IL 60467

May 5th 7:00pm
Gong Meditation

The Gathering Lighthouse
26 North Park
Lombard, IL 60148

May 6th 7:00pm
Shamanic Drum & Gong Meditation with Chris Moses 

Drumming and rattling are ancient ways of centering and creating energy, through sound & vibration. With rightful intention, we can ground the drum beat into our thoughts and transform them into actions and beliefs. Join us in this powerful ceremony where you will receive a drum healing as well as be a participant and witness to others’ healing – a sacred place of prayer and spirit. Bring a rattle if you have one.

This session will be held in Lake Bluff. Please call Chris at

847-295-3524 for details, directions and to register.

May 7th 7:15pm – Gong & Yoga with Tracy Walker

Her first event back in the studio since having a beautiful baby!

Nurture Yoga
10327 Main Street
Richmond, IL 60071

Meet the Artists & Practitioners of Evolve April 18, 2014

Meet the Artists & Practitioners of Evolve
6-9pm Friday April 18, 2014

We love to gather with you and exchange inspiration, support, joy and overall life with one another! Every Third Friday join us at Evolve for a party to meet our talented Artists and Teachers with vegetarian faire catered by Expressly Leslie’s Vegetarian. SPECIAL~~~THIS NIGHT ONLY~clearing inventory to make space for a huge new shipment of stones, so join us for this party and receive 11% off ALL STONES this night only~

For this Third Friday we have Ruth Flett, artist and Cheryl Voss, jewelry artist as well as Catherine Filarski Intuitive Guidance reader here to meet you and teach you about their gifts of celebrating life and the world.

From Cheryl~Leather Lovers: I’ll be unveiling a new collection of better-than-ever leather cuff bracelets and keychains in all colors at the April 18 trunk show at Evolve in Crystal Lake. The silky cashmerino wool felt accents are the perfect touch, and are completely interchangeable with all other PEACES magnets. How cool!!
If you can’t make the trunk show, come see PEACES at THE FAMOUS 4th Friday Art Show at the Starline Gallery in Harvard on April 25.

Ruth Flett will be here also with prints of her original works available. Visual Artist, comedy writer and philosopher. She is a multi-artist from the Midwest United States who will take you on a psychedelic journey into her colorful world. You will laugh, you will cry and you will find reasons life is worth living. Ruth is a funny woman who will make you think.
Visual Art: Ruth has worked professionally as a Fine Artist creating unique and original energetic paintings and drawings for art buyers to collect all over the world since 1998. Ruth’s artwork has been featured in Lake Geneva, WI boutiques, Chicago fine art shows, The Starline Art Gallery in Harvard, and now EVOLVE in Crystal Lake, IL as well as private residences. Ruth volunteers for the The Starline Gallery in Harvard, IL as a fine artist and volunteer at events which are held on the 4th Friday of every month.

Bring the balance of the divine Feminine into your every expression

Connect, Love, Nurture

Love is All

Feel, Know, Love

Catherine Filarski will also be here to teach us about Intuitive Guidance that she offers.

“We are in a time of great awakening. We are meant to live joy and in full consciousness of our Divine soul self.”

Catherine’s primary focus during intuitive guidance sessions is to help you to awaken to your own natural and inherent divine gifts. Today, many people are feeling a shift, as if things are not the same as they used to be. Many are experiencing changes and challenges in their life like never before. There are reasons for this and Catherine helps you to understand the meaning of your life from a much deeper and broader perspective.

Catherine’s Healing Specialties
Catherine is a professional Property and Soul Clearing Practitioner and in 2000 received a calling to facilitate clearing work. Since then, she has helped hundreds of clients and has facilitated thousands of clearings all over the world.
What does it mean to be a property clearing practitioner?
Catherine is a trained facilitator to release negative energies within a home, building or office. This also includes ghosts, spirits and other influences that may be creating havoc for an individual or family.

In addition to Property Clearing, Catherine is also a Soul Clearing practitioner. Soul Clearing releases blocks and restrictions and allows for forward movement with greater ease. The soul clearing process helps you to understand that you are a spiritual being in a physical body, having a physical experience on this planet. Catherine provides grounded and practical advice, helping you to reconnect with All That Is.
Catherine also provides educational presentations to organizations and groups. Her website is and To schedule an appointment with Catherine at Evolve, call her directly at 847-242-1662.

Join us~6-9pm drop in and have a great evening with us!

Third Fridays At Evolve!

Meet the Artists,
Chat with the Practitioners and
Enjoy Appetizers from Expressly Leslie!

Join Us Next Friday
March 21st As We Celebrate
Diversity and Community!

This Month we celebrate Leigh Spoehr of Leigh Beads. You can find her work online at and of course, you can find her one-of-a-kind pieces at Evolve! Leigh’s designs are affordable, very wearable hand-made jewelry pieces – some with hand-forged metals, wire-wrapped and colorful. Most of her creations are made up of, or inspired by, natural elements and/or minerals from the earth.

ALSO! Don’t miss a chance to talk with Jenna Allin, the Mastermind behind the incredibly popular Belief System Repatterning Program! As a trauma resolution facilitator, certified hypnotherapist, Self Empowerment Coach and educational speaker, Jenna specializes in the area of emotional clearing: getting in touch with & eradicating what belief systems are active in you that are preventing you from achieving your highest potentials.

Love And Fire

An Excerpt From The Book Enchanted Love
By Marianne Williamson”

Love can be a huge mountain, a gentle garden, a raging storm, a cool breeze, or a perfect bath. But there is always fire somewhere nearby. There is always the red-hot stuff of the soul’s initiation. If there isn’t fire, then it isn’t love. It might be a marriage that lasts forever. It might have all of the signs of a “successful relationship.” But if it doesn’t insist that you move to the next level, if it doesn’t take your heart and make it explode into a million pieces, only to fall back together again in some moment of enlightened understanding, then you haven’t really loved. You’ve done the bourgeois thing perhaps, but let’s not call that love.

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The Flip Side of Flow – Perfection in The Struggle

In this day and age we are starting to hear more and more about “letting go” and “Going with The Flow” and those things are fine. They have a very important place in our production oriented culture that practically worships stress and incessant activity. Many of you reading this are certainly in need of this kind of education.

So for good measure, let me go ahead and say it:

“Everything is happening in divine order and perfect timing. Nothing is left undone, and all things unfold effortlessly just as they should.”

So. . . Let Go and Let God. . . Relax. . . Breathe. . . Life is Good. . . and other cute sayings of that nature.

But that’s not the end of the story. . .

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Take some time for yourself

“There is nothing more desolate than a soul uncared for.” Some guy said that at some point, it might have been me, but who’s really keeping track of this stuff anyway?

The idea that we must take care of and nurture ourselves can come across as trite or even cliche. Without caring for ourselves we can be of no use to anyone else. Without caring for our selves we weaken and let others down. In all honesty this is beyond obvious but it is the obvious that we so often take for granted.

We usually take for granted the capacity to draw another breath. Though this is an immeasurable gift, we often squander it on gossip and small talk. The obviousness of our own importance in the play of our existence is often similarly overlooked. Each one of us has a note to play in the grand Orchestra of Life but we are usually too busy to take good care of the instrument we’ve been given. Continue reading

At the End of Our Exploring

by Sarah Ban Breathnach

When we live our lives authentically, we discover our true place in the world for the first time. But this self-knowledge is not easily acquired. It takes tenacity and daring to travel to the darkest interior of one’s self. Who knows what we might find out there? “It does not do to leave a dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him,” the writer J. R. R. Tolkien advises.

Our dragons are our fears: our day stalkers, our night sweats. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failing. Fear of starting something new and not finishing. Again. Or the real fear, the one that sends shivers up our spines: the fear of succeeding, of becoming our authentic selves and facing the changes that will inevitably bring. We might not be happy with the way we are living now, but at least it’s familiar.

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Ho’o Ponopono

from Joe Vitale

Two years ago, I heard about a therapist in Hawaii who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients- without ever seeing any of them. The psychologist would study an inmate’s chart and then look within himself to see how he created that person’s illness. As he improved himself, the patient improved.

When I first heard this story, I thought it was an urban legend. How could anyone heal anyone else by healing himself?

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A Day with Cindy Bloom

Join us This Saturday
February 8th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cindy is:

  • A great and wonderful spirit who will do anything for those she loves
  • A teacher who loves sharing her deep knowledge of Native Culture.
  • An Activist for Indigenous Tribes and all animals.
  • A wonderfully kind-hearted, strong woman with a beautiful aura

Join us for a day of appreciation of this beautiful, gentle soul as she shares her plethora of native knowledge

Cindy’s presence at Evolve ranges from a collection of her home crafted medicinal herbs from her garden, spirit dolls, ceremonial tools, a collection of her world travels and much more.

Her Presence is what we adore most.

These and various other products will be discounted

All make beautiful Valentine’s day gifts.

“I was once told by a friend that the first time she saw Cindy that she did not even know what she looked like. . . because all she saw was a glowing light around her. This is the truest statement I have ever heard.”