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Saturday Healing and Wellness Series

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Trans & Queer friends, join us in an affirming space to move your bods and soften your minds! All levels & bodies welcome. Aville @ Cheetah.

Chicago Therapy Collective’s Healing & Wellness Series is a weekly space for trans, non-binary and queer community members to tune inwards, explore a variety of healing modalities, and build community. Two classes will be held every Saturday at Cheetah Gym in Andersonville through the months of July and August. All classes will be facilitated by our team of talented trans, non-binary, and queer teachers.


  • 2pm-3:15pm: Somatic Embodiment: Grounding and Re-Centering the Body
  • 3:30pm-5:00pm: Bachata Class

*Sign up for one or both classes. You must reserve your spot. Capacity is capped at 15 students for each class.

Program Vision:

Our intention for this Healing and Wellness Series is to offer our community curated healing and wellness practices across various modalities that collectively nurture us amid the tumultuous times we find ourselves in. Our goal is to disrupt the status quo of stress, isolation, and limited resources for accessible, inclusive health, wellness, and care by providing a wealth of sorely needed offerings. Through the series, we will strive to create an experience that rebuilds connections between mind, body, and soul.

Adi Barreto (they/he) is a 2nd generation Mexican and Puerto Rican, queer, trans, and non-binary embodiment practitioner, facilitator, body worker, and dancer.

Adi is a part of a matriarchal lineage of healers that use breath work, natural elements, and ancestral practices to help us connect back to our bodies and one another. This offering was made to help share the knowledge and integrate practices with folks who are curious about embodiment, who might not be able to afford 1-1 sessions, and who want to build a healing community here in Chicago.

Class Descriptions:

Embodiment Class: this class is focused on grounding and re-centering the body. depending on the activation, we need different practices to help soothe us. We will practice finding regulation from outside of the body and then, practice regulating from the inside out. in this class, you’ll learn breathing techniques, self-touch techniques, and a centering practice.

Bachata Class: Bachata music is all about love, lust, and heartbreak. this music asks us to be connected to our bodies, the ground beneath us, and it asks us that we stay grounded. this class includes a warm-up exercise with body isolations, basic steps, and partnerwork.


Cheetah Gym, North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, USA
5248 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
Chicago, IL 60640 US
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