Holidays on the Square

Five Point is participating in the 5th annual Holidays on the Square on Saturday, December 3rd. Support local businesses this holiday season during a day of special events, promotions and activities by Logan Square's small business and not-for-profit organizations. We have appointments available from 9am-3pm, so book a community acupuncture session between shopping destinations.

Five Point will be offering gift bags for gift certificate purchases of $90 or more. Keep the gift bag for yourself or give it alongside your gift card. Supplies are limited, so get one while they last! 

Beginner Tai Chi Series

Often described as "meditation in motion," Tai Chi is a gentle form of martial arts that increases muscle strength, flexibility, and balance.

Evidence shows this low-impact exercise has endless benefits to physical and psychosocial health. Recent studies have linked Tai Chi practice to reduced heart disease, insomnia and chronic pain and improved cognitive function and immunity.

The next installment of the Beginner Series taught by Nathan Paulus begins on Monday, July 11th from 5:30-6:30. This 6-week course covers Tai Chi's basic principles, including five loosening exercises, the first section of short form and 4 of the 8 fixed push hand patterns. Once completing the 6-week beginner course, participants can attend the intermediate class on Mondays from 6:30-7:45.

We recommend you reserve a spot online since space is limited. The cost of the series is $80. Up to one class may be missed throughout the series, and that one session may be made up during the intermediate class at no charge. This series is run seasonally, so the next round will be in October.

Please email us with any questions, or ask your practitioner if Tai Chi may be beneficial for your condition.

Anniversary Celebration and Free Day!

On May 24th, Five Point turned 2-years-old! We wouldn't be here today without the support of our community including friends, patients and neighbors. In the spirit of tradition and giving back to those who made our business strong, we are offering a day of free services! 

On Saturday, June 18th from 9 am through 3 pm, we will offer free community acupuncture and 30-minute bodywork sessions. We will accept walk-ins, but we encourage you to book online since spots are limited. Bodywork sessions must be booked over phone or email. In lieu of yoga, Nathan will be offering a free 30-minute guided meditation from 4:30-5 on that day.

It's a great time to bring that friend or co-worker who has always wanted to try acupuncture. Bring your dad for a special Father's Day treat. We hope you'll come celebrate with us!

Prenatal Yoga Class

On Saturday, June 11th, Kelsey Tangel, an experienced prenatal and fertility yoga instructor, will facilitate a semi-private prenatal yoga class from 5:30-6:30pm at the Five Point clinic. Women of all levels of yoga practice and all stages of pregnancy are welcome to attend.

This class will address issues that arise in the later stages of pregnancy and will cover:

·      Labor induction

·      Postures to use during labor

·      Yoga for postpartum care

Along with personal instruction, handouts will be provided so students can continue their practice at home. The class costs $15, and a spot can be reserved online. Mats, blocks, and straps will be provided, but bring your own if you prefer. Contact Five Point at info@fivepointholistic.com with any questions.

Five Point participating in Holidays on the Square

Five Point is participating in Holidays on the Square on Saturday, December 5th. In its fifth year, Holidays on the Square is a multi-location celebration of the winter holidays organized by I AM Logan Square, local business owners and volunteers to encourage local shopping and community building. This Saturday features special events, promotions and activities offered by Logan Square small businesses and NFP organizations including discounts, pop-up shops, trunk shows, holiday movies, food specials, Santa Claus and more. 

Five Point will be offering gift bags to anyone who buys a gift certificate for $40 or more, and a free community treatment to anyone who buys a gift certificate for $75 or more. We will also be providing warm drinks, snacks, and community acupuncture treatments from 9-3. We hope to see you there, and thanks in advance for shopping local this holiday season!


Source: https://www.facebook.com/Holidays-on-the-S...

Celebrating AOM Day and Co-op Month

The month of October celebrates two things we hold near and dear to our hearts: Acupuncture and Co-ops. October is national Co-op Month and October 24th is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. In order to raise awareness of our medicine and business model, Five Point is providing a day of free community acupuncture treatments on Saturday, October 24th. Free treatments are available for anyone whether you're a new client or a regular. We encourage our clients to spread the word to people in their lives who may benefit from our medicine but have not tried acupuncture before.

Appointments are required as walk-ins will not be accepted. Appointments are available between 9 am and 3 pm and can be booked online or by phone. We hope to see you there!

Source: http://laurameyer.me/national-aom-day/

Workshop #9: Fermented Dairy

Homestead Logan Square's next workshop focuses on fermented dairy products of all sorts. Participants will learn all about kefir culture, and how it can be used as a starter to make yogurt and yogurt cheese, as well as creme fraiche and cultured butter.

Our host is David Asher, an organic farmer, goatherd, and farmstead cheesemaker whose traveling educational endeavor, The Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking, offers workshops in partnership with food-sovereignty-minded organizations and communities doing the good work of reconnecting people to the food, farmers and land that sustains them. His workshops teach a cheesemaking method that is natural, DIY, and well suited to any home kitchen. He has been teaching cheesemaking for over seven years.



Tickets are $10 at the door. This event takes place on Tuesday, August 11th at the Comfort Station in Logan Square from 6-7:30 pm. For more event information, visit Homestead Logan Square's Facebook page

Copies of David's book, The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, will also be for sale: http://media.chelseagreen.com/the-art-of-natural-cheesemaking


Workshop #8: Beyond Vinegar--Green Cleaning with Science + Nature

Most of us know intuitively that green cleaning is the better choice than a bucket of bleach and a hose but very few of us know exactly why. Find out what’s lurking under your sink and how the chemicals in modern cleaners may be affecting our bodies and our planet. Adrian Ruddock, founder of Mother B Green Cleaning and Home Services, will share her secrets as a professional using only EPA "green certified" and homemade products. After taking this class you’ll know:

+How to make safe choices when you’re confused in the cleaning aisle at Target
+How to effectively kill germs using botanicals
+The difference between the jargon antibacterial, antimicrobial and germicidal and why you should care
+The essentials in a pro’s green cleaning kit

We’ll also be making some great smelling, wonderfully effective cleaners using products you may already have in your kitchen (and psssst , it’s not vinegar). You may actually want to clean! Bring a spray bottle or jar to take some cleaner home with you. 

This workshop will take place at The Logan Share at 2864 N Milwaukee Avenue from 6-7:30 pm on Monday, March 30th. Tickets are $20 and are available through Dabble.

For more information about Homestead Logan Square, visit our Facebook Page. To learn more about Adrian and Mother B's sustainable and socially just business practices, visit her website at http://www.motherbgreen.com/

Homestead Logan Square - Workshop Series

We're pleased to introduce Homestead Logan Square, our joint community outreach and educational endeavor with the Dill Pickle Food Cooperative. The goal of this workshop series is to empower you to take ownership of your urban landscape with topics ranging from fermentation to urban gardening to canning and more. 

Workshop #1: Sour Power - An Introduction to Fermentation by fellow Chicago co-op and fermentation powerhouse Edible Alchemy on August 26th. We hope to see you there!

EVENT INFO AND SIGNUP

Also please let us know if there are any specific topics you would be interested in for future workshops at info@fivepointholistic or in the comments.