A Healing Sanctuary for South Side Chicago
Founded by Yogi, Artist, Entrepreneur and Healing Person, Aya-Nikole Cook...
Haji Healing Salon arises in response to the discord and violence plaguing our communities and breathes new life into South Side Chicago. This vibrant space for transformation is activated by powerful instructors, therapists and healers, with the shared intention of inspiring and supporting people on a healing path. The debasement of Black lives in these times, makes true healing a radical act for us. The Haji Healing Salon guides communities in becoming radically healthy - one person at a time - by integrating Meditation, Yoga, Acupuncture, Thai-Style Bodywork, Reiki and varied wellness practices, into a teachable, healing lifestyle. Core offerings are extended to communities in need and made more accessible through pop-up programming and modified fee structures.
HHS believes each person given the tools to transform their own internal landscape, contributes to an overarching culture of peace. Individuals who learn to prioritize self-care, quickly see improvement to their physical and emotional well-being. The potency of these healing practices, combined with our warmth, authenticity and integrity, keep community members coming back for more. Join us for an uplifting practice or therapy at The Haji Healing Salon, where "Healing is Our Lifestyle... and THRIVING is our Resistance!"
The Haji Healing Salon houses the ONLY Community Acupuncture program, dedicated to servicing the south side of Chicago! Support this emerging enterprise to ensure that affordable, high-quality, alternative health care practices are accessible to South Side residents. Read on to learn more about our intention to become a beacon of light and hope on the 79th street corridor.
Help Us Build A Vibrant Space For OUR Healing + Transformation
In April of 2018, we moved into our first brick + mortar home at 746 E 79th street in the historic Chatham neighborhood. We quickly began using every square inch of our 1600sq ft space to provide vital, life-enhancing classes, treatments and healing lifestyle education, that centers and prioritizes residents of the south side of our city. If you feel strongly, that south side Chicago deserves ACCESS to high-quality, low-cost alternative healing, please consider donating to support our ongoing remodel. We've begun the work, but we need your help to complete it. Once the plans are complete, this space will house an Herbal Apothecary and Communal Healing Space where Yoga classes, Community Acupuncture, Reiki Energy Healing and Thai-Style Bodywork are offered regularly; by local, licensed + insured healing-practitioners. This page serves as a link to our progress in the space. Check in often to see new pics and appreciate all the support we are garnering from the community. To donate to our GO FUND ME FUNDRAI$ING CAMPAIGN, click the button below. Choose your donation level and have your name posted here (you may also opt out of public appreciation - but know WE LOVE YOU just the same!), and enjoy other incentives associated with your donation level.
Pictured above: Students in our Beginner + Beyond Yoga class prepare for practice with pranayama (conscious breathing). All of our yoga classes are $10!
THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO SUPPORT OUR REMODEL!
THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE, WE'VE INSTALLED NEW FLOORING, ADDED RECESSED LIGHTING, ENCLOSED EXPOSED PIPES WITH DRYWALL, REPLACED DAMAGED CEILING TILES AND BUILT A BEAUTIFUL NEW WINDOW SEAT WITH PLANTERS TO SUPPORT OUR BUDDING NURSERY OF PLANT LIFE!
We've got further to go, with two more phases of remodel to include plumbing + bathroom expansion, build-out of the herbal apothecary + installation of HVAC. These generous folks have made donations through the website or our Go Fund Me page and we are truly grateful!
DOUGLAS R COOK (HAJI ANGEL), CHICAGO IL
TAYLOR ELECTRIC COMPANY (HAJI ANGEL), CHICAGO IL
TONI ASANTÉ LIGHTFOOT (CONTRIBUTOR), CHICAGO IL
DAVID GRANT (CONTRIBUTOR), CHICAGO IL
DIANA OLES (CONTRIBUTOR), CHICAGO IL
JESSICA PARKER (FAN OF HAJI), OAKLAND CA
LIZ APPEL (CONTRIBUTOR) CHICAGO, IL
KATHLEEN ELLIS (CONTRIBUTOR), CHICAGO IL
JULIA MELLOW (CONTRIBUTOR), CHICAGO IL
NATALIE BUTLER (SUPPORTER), CHICAGO IL
DAVE RASMUSSEN (FRIEND OF HAJI), CHICAGO IL
DR. LISA YOUNG (FAN OF HAJI), CHICAGO IL
SHAYNA SILVERSTEIN (FAN OF HAJI), CHICAGO IL
TRACI HALL (CONTRIBUTOR), CHICAGO IL
SHUNDA K. MCGRIFF (CONTRIBUTOR)
(YOUR NAME HERE...)
WE HEAL TOGETHER
HAJI HEALING SALON :: CHATHAM CHICAGO :: SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO
Our move to 746 E. 79th street makes our unique vision for a communal healing space a reality. We have removed the walls, removed the pretense and we are doing our best to remove all the barriers to our healing!
AT HAJI HEALING SALON, FAMILIES, PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS HEAL TOGETHER AND ALL ARE WELCOME.
We share the space and share the cost, so more people have greater access. More people taking care of themselves, by addressing physical and emotional pain + the lingering effects of varied traumas, means more people feeling better. More people feeling better, means fewer people walking around in pain.
LESS PAIN LEAVES ROOM FOR MORE PEACE.
MORE PEACE WITHIN = MORE PEACE WITH OUT.
May our communities be transformed, one healing person at a time. Ashé!
We are honored by your trust and faith in this enterprise and we thank you for walking this healing path with us.