Retreats & Workshops

ReAwakenings Events


ReAwakenings will be offering several events to help build a deeper connection
to our Inner Voice, our intuition.
Through our workshops, retreat weekends, and other gatherings, we will gain an understanding
of the importance of our holistic connection to self, one another, as well as our higher power while building a stronger community to support balance and healing.




Webinars, Workshops, Events, Gatherings, Ceremony


Monthly Circle Group



Call us for location! (773) 817-0923

10 am12 pm


Our Circle Group is a monthly meeting of like minds who want to connect on a deeper level by understanding intuition and energy work. Each month we would meet and talk about a particular topic and do some experiential exercise around that topic, followed by casual talk time. 1.5 hrs of work and 30 mins of mingle time. Feel free to bring a snack of some sort to share.


Cost: FREE




Webinar - Intuitive Cards


In this webinar you will the many different levels of creating your own Intuitive Card Deck. This will be your own special card deck to be able to understand your own intuitive interpretation from a regular deck of playing cards. We will learn what each number, suite, Jack, King, Queen represents. This is a fun way of learning the basics of diving into card reading.

Cost is $50. Once the Webinar has been purchased, a confirmation email will be sent to you regarding login information.





Manifesting Your Desires

Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Grama’s Healing Porch, 705 E. 3rd Street
Sterling, Illinois

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
ReAwakenings Center
4256 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 220
Chicago, Illinois

This workshop will enable you to identify issues and inner hindrances which  keep you from manifesting your true desires.  We will help you explore your inner consciousness through guided meditation, chakra work, essential oils and self-channeling, to remove the blocks which keep you from moving forward to becoming your best self. You will learn what the Manifestation Equation is to help you get what you truly desire.  By understanding the components, it will be easier for you to Manifest what you truly want.

Time: 10 am until 12:30 pm
Cost is $35, a $10 deposit will hold your spot
as our workshop is limited to 18 people.

Please bring a pen, paper, open mind and heart and the Desire to Manifest What You Want.





Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Grama’s Healing Porch

705 E. 3rd Street
Sterling, Illinois

It’s Earth Day and that means it’s time for EnergyFest! Now is the time for you to take care of YOU. Stop over at Grama’s Healing Porch for and entire day of Energy Balancing, Energy Reading, and Energy Clearing. Our intuitive practitioners will be on hand to get you back in peak energetic condition.

Time: 11 am until 3 pm
Cost is $1 per minute with a minimum of 15 minutes.

Our Practitioners

Elias Patrasis a Holistic Bodyworker, Reiki Practitioner, Ordained Minister and has been studying Intuitive Energy Work since 1997. Elias graduated from Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2002. He has taught massage at New School for Massage Bodywork and Healing and at Cortiva Chicago School of Massage. He completed a 2 year apprenticeship program in Shamanic Studies with Rainbow Journey, LLC.

As the founder of ReAwakenings, a practice that supports the healing process of the Body, Mind and Spirit. He has facilitated several workshops, weekend retreats and monthly meetings. He is committed and passionate in providing workshops and retreats promoting self growth and self exploration.

Elias has facilitated “Tapping into our Inner Voice” workshop, a six month workshop for learning about energy work and an opening of understanding how to connect to our inner self.

Elias has also taught several continuing education classes for massage therapists. He has written articles for the Windy City Times, Identity Magazine and was interviewed by Windy City Radio. Elias co-facilitated The Mesa as Healing Ground, An Apprenticeship in Cross-Cultural Healing Traditions with Jean Tindle, founder of Spirit Dancer Crystals.


Rev. Connie Love obtained one of her bachelor degrees in Metaphysical Science through the University of Sedona and is an ordained minister with International Metaphysical Ministry and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. Connie is a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years and is experienced as a bodyworker specializing in specific conditions and pain management. Connie is certified in life, career and relationship coaching and is a Reiki master and Energy worker. She is able to combine her knowledge of the body with her training in Energy Medicine and Medical Intuition.

She has specialized in movement therapy, personal training, has written in several health publications, has taught internationally and nationally. She has been an educator for over 30 years. Connie is a popular workshop leader and public speaker. In her unique sessions, Connie uses her knowledge of metaphysics (meditation, affirmation, visualizations), energy and bodywork to rebalance your energies.


Pandora Pappas exhibits clairvoyant and telepathic abilities and is drawn to the studies of the mystical arts further sharpening her abilities. Her many talents including Tarot, Runestones, astrology, numerology, automatic writing, crystal healings and others. Her intentions have always been of the highest spiritual order. She is clairaudient and clairsentient as well as being gifted with great wisdom.





Joplin James has always had a deep connection with Mother Earth and nature.  As a little boy, he was very sensitive to cruelty against animals and pollution to the environment.  Raised Roman Catholic, Joplin considered at one time entering seminary school and becoming a priest, but while in college, he took a World Religion class and he had what he calls a “spiritual transformation”.  He ended up receiving a minor in Religious Studies and became an ordained ministered with Universal Life Church.  Being a very spiritual person, he has studied different Earth based religions, including Wicca and Druid Paganism.  Joplin has been reading Tarot cards for over twenty years and developed his intuitive skills through different natural techniques.  Currently, he is participating in an Earth Honoring Altar apprenticeship program, where he is learning to deepen his connection to Mother Earth, energy work, and Spirit.  He plans on becoming a certified Reiki Master Level 2 this summer.




Many Lives, Many Masters - Past Life Workshop

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Grama’s Healing Porch, 705 E. 3rd Street

Sterling, Illinois

Saturday, May 13th, 2017
ReAwakenings Center
4256 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 220
Chicago, Illinois

Ever wonder why you are attracted to a culture, history, lineage other than your current one?  Could be that you belonged to that heritage in a Past Life.

ReAwakenings Center presents a Workshop that will dive into the subject of unlocking your past.  We will be exploring Past Life theories through meditations, channeling and small group experiential exercises.

To participate you’ll need to purchase a copy of the book, “Many Lives, Many Masters” by Brian L. Weiss, M.D. and finish reading it before the workshop.

Time: 1pm until 4pm
Cost is $45







Reiki Level 1 & Level 2 Workshop

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
9:00 am — 3:00 pm

Sunday, June 4th, 2017
9:00 am — 3:00 pm

ReAwakenings Center
4256 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 220, Chicago

Sunday, July 9th, 2017
9:00 am — 3:00 pm

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
9:00 am — 3:00 pm

Grama’s Healing Porch
705 E. 3rd Street, Sterling, Illinois

Level 1 is a practitioner's initiation into Reiki and is open to anyone. The focus during Level 1 is on opening the energy channels on a physical level, allowing the practitioner to connect to the universal life force energy, which flows from the cosmos through the crown chakra and down to the heart and hands. Many Reiki Masters emphasize self-Reiki as the goal of the Level 1 designation, encouraging students to focus on practicing Reiki on
themselves, thereby working through their own obstacles. Many experience physical symptoms of energy in their palms after the first attunement, including tingling, coolness or heat. The Level 1 course also includes an overview of the history of Reiki, hand placements and self and group practice.

Level 2 is often defined by a focus on practicing Reiki on others, as well as an expanded opening of the energy channels. Additionally students receive the "Reiki Symbols" and Level 2 attunement. The Reiki symbols allow the practitioner to connect more deeply to the universal energy, as well as draw on the qualities that the symbols represent. This includes the ability to provide distance Reiki, or sending healing energy to individuals wherever they may be. The symbol also may be used to clear energy blockages across time, as well as physical locations.
The Level 2 attunement focuses on opening up the central channel even more, with an emphasis on the heart chakra. Typically Level 2 also includes practice in drawing the symbols; invoking their qualities, as well as distance healing.

Cost; $130 for each. If you purchase both Reiki 1 and 2 together, you receive a 20% discount for both. A $50 deposit is needed for Reiki 2.



Weekend Retreats


Weekend Retreats – Friday through Sunday

Our Retreats will offer a Spiritual Way of learning of how to connect to our Higher Self thru Indigenous Earth-Honoring teachings. In experiential exercises, we will integrate Nature, Music, and an Openness of Heart and Mind, creating a sanctuary for personal growth and community.




Apprenticeship Programs


Apprenticeship - Earth Medicine Altar
A Four Weekend, Earth Honoring, Apprenticeship Program

March 24-26, 2017; June 23-25, 2017;
August 25-27, 2017; October 6-8, 2017

Are you yearning to feel a spiritual connection to the earth?
Are you wondering what happened to the magic of life?
Are you disconnected from your intuition?
Are you looking for spiritual community?


Join us on a journey through the Earth honoring doorway, where we will reconnect with our intuition, magic of nature and community. We will step into the mystery of the elements to wind our way through a discovery of ourselves, and of our relationship to the natural world.

Indigenous cultures all over the world are and have been in relationship with nature as part of their
everyday life. From North and South American, Indian, Tibetan, African, and Druid; they all have
some form of an Earth Altar: a Mandala, a Medicine Cloth, or a Mesa. In this program you will be creating
your own individual Earth Medicine Altar. If you currently have a mesa/medicine cloth this program
will help deepen your relationship with it. By using universal principals and an honoring of your
own spiritual lineage you will create an altar unique to you and your own personal energy medicine.

The first weekend will focus on laying the foundation; learning the basics of who, what, where and
why nature speaks to us, and how we can use that information for personal and spiritual growth. In
each consecutive weekend we will build our Altar/Medicine Cloth by understanding our personal
relationship to Fire, Earth, Air and Water, a guardian, and a part of our Physical, Emotional, Spiritual
and Mental self.

We will also meet in groups once a month to practice what you learned over the weekends.

House in the Wood Retreat Center
3300 Bay Road, Delavan, Wisconsin 53115
$175 Food/Lodging $350 Workshop

For more information call Elias at ReAwakenings Center at 773-817-0923 or Moira at Shungo at 773-213-9398. Register with Moira at or 773-213-9398.








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