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ALTAR is a landing place — designed by women, for women — to pause, align, connect, and be fed by the nourishing warmth of uplifting community. It is a collective of intuitive teachers, lifelong learners, curious skeptics, and sacred adventurers choosing to grow, share, and become in a brave and inspiring space that is ever-evolving and pushing the boundaries of "what if."

– Kathy Bresler

    Founder & Consciousness Concierge

Jill at Altar
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who wants to play?

ALTAR is a curated buffet of soul-quenching offerings to help you grow your edges and uncover what is true for you. Each program and event is an invitation to shed the layers of conditioning and come home to you.

Here’s what’s coming up:

Join Us for Our Signature Monthly Events

  • Saturday TRE Session with Alyce Sorokie
    Saturday TRE Session with Alyce Sorokie
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 02
    ALTAR
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Stress affects us to the very core of our being – mind, body, and spirit. TRE helps release deep body tension from trauma or chronic stress without activating the 'stories' attached to them. Join Alyce Sorokie to discover this gentle yet powerful process that anyone can learn.
  • Tend Your Soul | FREE for Members
    Tend Your Soul | FREE for Members
    Tue, Mar 05
    ZOOM
    Mar 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    ZOOM
    Mar 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    ZOOM
    A monthly dose of soul-quenching sistering and inspiring reflection on the community theme for the month. This event is free for members!
  • Rhythm Sanctuary Ecstatic Dance
    Rhythm Sanctuary Ecstatic Dance
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Mar 06
    ALTAR
    Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Join Kate Janecko here at ALTAR for an evening of enlightening, ecstatic dance!
  • Conscious Coworking | Clubhouse Members Only
    Conscious Coworking | Clubhouse Members Only
    Thu, Mar 07
    ALTAR
    Mar 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Mar 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    ALTAR
    ALTAR Clubhouse Member Event: Join your host, The Everboss, to immerse yourself in a collaborative and mindful coworking environment.
  • Evening Sound Bath | Clubhouse Members Only
    Evening Sound Bath | Clubhouse Members Only
    Thu, Mar 07
    ALTAR
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    ALTAR
    ALTAR Clubhouse Member Event: Join your host, Marilyn Metz, to restore your mind, body, spirit with resonant waves of healing vibrations.
  • Soulful Sunday Open House
    Soulful Sunday Open House
    Sun, Mar 10
    ALTAR
    Mar 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    ALTAR
    Mar 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    ALTAR
    FREE for first-time guests & ALTAR Clubhouse Members! Curious about everything ALTAR has to offer? Join our Open House days to get a taste of all the goodness.
  • Couples Breathwork & Intimacy Workshop
    Couples Breathwork & Intimacy Workshop
    Fri, Mar 15
    ALTAR
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
    ALTAR
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
    ALTAR
    Couple's Breathwork builds deep connection, openness, presence & intimacy. Explore different ways to breath & be together with certified Breathwork Facilitator and Sex, Love & Relationship Coach, Stacy Pavich.
  • Third Thursday SoulCollage
    Third Thursday SoulCollage
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Mar 21
    ZOOM
    Mar 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM CDT
    ZOOM
    Mar 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM CDT
    ZOOM
    Experience the playful, yet profound, practice of SoulCollage without having to leave your home. FREE for ALTAR Members!
  • Next Level Networking
    Next Level Networking
    Mon, Mar 25
    ALTAR
    Mar 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    ALTAR
    Mar 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    ALTAR
    Tired of traditional boring & rigid networking events? Join Next Level Networking, where we'll move beyond transactional conversations and into authentic, generosity-based connections.
  • Herstory Retold
    Herstory Retold
    Sat, Apr 06
    ALTAR
    Apr 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    ALTAR
    Apr 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    ALTAR
    Join us for an enlightening evening with award-winning author and member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, Elizabeth Lesser, amid pop-up art exhibit, “God.As.Herself” curated by Katie Hoffner and featuring the Goddess Banners of Lydia Ruyle.
  • Wildling Adventure Trips and Retreats with Carlyn Morris
    Wildling Adventure Trips and Retreats with Carlyn Morris
    Various
    Various
  • Healing Racism Within—my country, my community, myself
    Healing Racism Within—my country, my community, myself
    Time is TBD
    Zoom
  • ALTARing Aging
    ALTARing Aging
    A Three Part Fall Speaker Series
    ALTAR
    A Three Part Fall Speaker Series
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave
    A Three Part Fall Speaker Series
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave
    Reimagining what’s possible at every stage of life
  • Intuitive sittings and heart centered mediumship with psychic medium Heidi Bailey
    Intuitive sittings and heart centered mediumship with psychic medium Heidi Bailey
    Book with Heidi directly
    ALTAR
    Book with Heidi directly
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave
    Book with Heidi directly
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave
  • Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) and Energy Medicine with Shweta Shyamani
    Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) and Energy Medicine with Shweta Shyamani
    Book Your Time on ShwetaShyamani.com
    ALTAR
    Book Your Time on ShwetaShyamani.com
    ALTAR , 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Book Your Time on ShwetaShyamani.com
    ALTAR , 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
  • Biodynamic Bodywork with Ruth Haskell
    Biodynamic Bodywork with Ruth Haskell
    Every Other Thursday
    ALTAR
    Every Other Thursday
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Every Other Thursday
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Every other Thursday and by appointment
  • Playtime: Mindfulness in Motion, Coached by AD and Jules
    Playtime: Mindfulness in Motion, Coached by AD and Jules
    September 11, 18, 25 | 1-3pm
    ALTAR
    September 11, 18, 25 | 1-3pm
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    September 11, 18, 25 | 1-3pm
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Free up and integrate your body, breath and mind into your authentic state: PLAY!

Programs

  • Saturday TRE Session with Alyce Sorokie
    Saturday TRE Session with Alyce Sorokie
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 02
    ALTAR
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Stress affects us to the very core of our being – mind, body, and spirit. TRE helps release deep body tension from trauma or chronic stress without activating the 'stories' attached to them. Join Alyce Sorokie to discover this gentle yet powerful process that anyone can learn.
  • Tend Your Soul | FREE for Members
    Tend Your Soul | FREE for Members
    Tue, Mar 05
    ZOOM
    Mar 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    ZOOM
    Mar 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    ZOOM
    A monthly dose of soul-quenching sistering and inspiring reflection on the community theme for the month. This event is free for members!
  • Rhythm Sanctuary Ecstatic Dance
    Rhythm Sanctuary Ecstatic Dance
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Mar 06
    ALTAR
    Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Join Kate Janecko here at ALTAR for an evening of enlightening, ecstatic dance!
  • Conscious Coworking | Clubhouse Members Only
    Conscious Coworking | Clubhouse Members Only
    Thu, Mar 07
    ALTAR
    Mar 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Mar 07, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    ALTAR
    ALTAR Clubhouse Member Event: Join your host, The Everboss, to immerse yourself in a collaborative and mindful coworking environment.
  • Evening Sound Bath | Clubhouse Members Only
    Evening Sound Bath | Clubhouse Members Only
    Thu, Mar 07
    ALTAR
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    ALTAR
    Mar 07, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    ALTAR
    ALTAR Clubhouse Member Event: Join your host, Marilyn Metz, to restore your mind, body, spirit with resonant waves of healing vibrations.
  • Soulful Sunday Open House
    Soulful Sunday Open House
    Sun, Mar 10
    ALTAR
    Mar 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    ALTAR
    Mar 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    ALTAR
    FREE for first-time guests & ALTAR Clubhouse Members! Curious about everything ALTAR has to offer? Join our Open House days to get a taste of all the goodness.
  • Couples Breathwork & Intimacy Workshop
    Couples Breathwork & Intimacy Workshop
    Fri, Mar 15
    ALTAR
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
    ALTAR
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
    ALTAR
    Couple's Breathwork builds deep connection, openness, presence & intimacy. Explore different ways to breath & be together with certified Breathwork Facilitator and Sex, Love & Relationship Coach, Stacy Pavich.
  • Third Thursday SoulCollage
    Third Thursday SoulCollage
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Mar 21
    ZOOM
    Mar 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM CDT
    ZOOM
    Mar 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM CDT
    ZOOM
    Experience the playful, yet profound, practice of SoulCollage without having to leave your home. FREE for ALTAR Members!
  • Next Level Networking
    Next Level Networking
    Mon, Mar 25
    ALTAR
    Mar 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    ALTAR
    Mar 25, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    ALTAR
    Tired of traditional boring & rigid networking events? Join Next Level Networking, where we'll move beyond transactional conversations and into authentic, generosity-based connections.
  • Herstory Retold
    Herstory Retold
    Sat, Apr 06
    ALTAR
    Apr 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    ALTAR
    Apr 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    ALTAR
    Join us for an enlightening evening with award-winning author and member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, Elizabeth Lesser, amid pop-up art exhibit, “God.As.Herself” curated by Katie Hoffner and featuring the Goddess Banners of Lydia Ruyle.
  • Wildling Adventure Trips and Retreats with Carlyn Morris
    Wildling Adventure Trips and Retreats with Carlyn Morris
    Various
    Various
  • Healing Racism Within—my country, my community, myself
    Healing Racism Within—my country, my community, myself
    Time is TBD
    Zoom
  • ALTARing Aging
    ALTARing Aging
    A Three Part Fall Speaker Series
    ALTAR
    A Three Part Fall Speaker Series
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave
    A Three Part Fall Speaker Series
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave
    Reimagining what’s possible at every stage of life
  • Intuitive sittings and heart centered mediumship with psychic medium Heidi Bailey
    Intuitive sittings and heart centered mediumship with psychic medium Heidi Bailey
    Book with Heidi directly
    ALTAR
    Book with Heidi directly
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave
    Book with Heidi directly
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave
  • Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) and Energy Medicine with Shweta Shyamani
    Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) and Energy Medicine with Shweta Shyamani
    Book Your Time on ShwetaShyamani.com
    ALTAR
    Book Your Time on ShwetaShyamani.com
    ALTAR , 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Book Your Time on ShwetaShyamani.com
    ALTAR , 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
  • Biodynamic Bodywork with Ruth Haskell
    Biodynamic Bodywork with Ruth Haskell
    Every Other Thursday
    ALTAR
    Every Other Thursday
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Every Other Thursday
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Every other Thursday and by appointment
  • Playtime: Mindfulness in Motion, Coached by AD and Jules
    Playtime: Mindfulness in Motion, Coached by AD and Jules
    September 11, 18, 25 | 1-3pm
    ALTAR
    September 11, 18, 25 | 1-3pm
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    September 11, 18, 25 | 1-3pm
    ALTAR, 2518 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Free up and integrate your body, breath and mind into your authentic state: PLAY!

community-led offerings

We partner with members of our community to bring their offerings to ALTAR. They handle the registrations but we show you everything that's happening in our space. Check it out.

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Programs

A nourishing mix offers
self-discovery, delight, and
soul-quenching support.

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Weekday Co-Working

Fluidly shift between work, rest, learn, and play within ALTAR's welcoming nest.

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Private Events

ALTAR’s inviting open space
is a perfect venue for
your event.

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together, let’s
ALTAR our community

ALTAR is a generous and generative communal space where women connect soul-to-soul across the invisible lines that traditionally divide us. Our alternate ecosystem is woven from the unique and luminous threads of our community — women ready to break from the status quo and experiment with new ways to relate to each other, the community, and the world.

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