L O Kari, Soul & House
Elgin Bokari T. Smith aka L O Kari is a Chicago based DJ, Activist, Visual and Performing Artist from St. Louis, Missouri. Born in 1987, L O Kari was heavily influenced by the soulful sounds of RnB, Jazz, Hip Hop, Gospel, and Alternative Rock. While attending Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis, Elgin discovered that he had an ear for music and began creating music on piano and guitar while adding his unique flavor. Now known as L O Kari, Elgin has performed domestically and abroad – ranging from New York, St. Louis, Ohio, Seattle, South Korea, Japan, and all over the Chicago land area. He has shared stages with the likes of Bone Thugs and Harmony, Ruby Ibarra, The Terra Godz, Saba, Da Brat, Clark Airlines, Mega Ran, Bop Alloy, No Name Gypsy, DJ Esco, Young Chop, Lil Crazed, Rebel Diaz, Twista, and Chingy… just to name a few.
Octavia, Mystical Cello
Octavia Reese hails from Detroit but has been a Chicago resident for more than ten years, where she is a Corporate Trainer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. In addition to being the proud mom of three boys, Octavia is a relentless creative, speaking life into women through writing, music, dance and art. Octavia is the author of The Hibouleans, a young adult novella series featuring bold, beautiful and brilliant girls of color that fearlessly take the lead in their own adventures. Also a cellist, Octavia has written the book score to accompany her series.
Octavia dances with DesueñoVision, a Latin-contemporary fusion company of professional women that make healthy living through dance a priority in their busy lives. And finally, through art, Octavia paints encouragement cards that promote self-loving mantras empowering women to validate themselves first.
Janie Crick, Empowered Movement
Join Janie Crick for an Empower Movement Playshop. This movement class is for movers and shakers of all ages, sizes, and movement backgrounds. Step into your most empowered self! And then Step onto the Dance Floor!
“Our physical bodies are the sacred vessels where the Divinity of our Spirit resides. Our greatest goals as both highly enlightened and physical beings is to honor, nourish and replenish our physical bodies. This allows us to release any energies or limiting beliefs that may be blocking us from complete alignment. Through movement, spacial awareness, and partner exploration, we tune into the subtle energies of the body. This allows us to act from a place of elevated authenticity, reminding us what it means to be truly free. Free from the external influences of societal shame. Free from the internal stories of self-doubt, unworthiness, and guilt. Free to be whoever YOU want to be.
Shake your body! Stomp your feet! Move the energy to shift your perspective on how you embody your temple! Give yourself permission to energetically release anything that no longer serves your highest good! Then fill that newly made space with Love, Light, Truth, and Joy!”
Sarah Palmer, Intuitive Energy Therapy
Sarah is committed to helping as many people as possible live their best lives. She is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor formally trained in both the Power Vinyasa style and the Kundalini Yoga tradition. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher and intuitive energy worker certified in Usui Reiki and New Paradigm MDT, with training in Akashic Records readings. Yoga, meditation, and energy work have changed her life immeasurably for the better. As a result, Sarah holds deep love and respect for their transformative power. She is committed to helping others find their own change and carve their best path through life.
Sarah will be offering Intuitive Energy Therapy influenced by the schools of Usui Reiki, New Paradigm MDT, Sat Nam Rasayan, and the Akashic Records. Receive multiple healing frequencies and a flow of unconditional love to clear blockages; balance energy flow; restore chakra function; and revitalize mind, body, and spirit.