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 Plant-Based Nutrition, 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 "Our Healing is Our Lifestyle."
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 efforts to become a beacon of light and hope on the 79th street corridor.
Help Us Build A Vibrant Space For OUR Healing + Transformation
We've identified our first brick + mortar home at 746 E 79th street in the historic Chatham neighborhood. We will use 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 remodel + moving expenses. 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 daily; 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: Our design partner, Mejay Gula works on plans for the space. November 2017. "We started at the bottom..."
THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO SUPPORT OUR REMODEL!
We've got further to go, with two more phases of remodel. These generous folks have made donations through the website or our Go Fund Me page:
DOUGLAS R COOK (FRIEND OF HAJI), CHICAGO IL
TAYLOR ELECTRIC COMPANY (HAJI ANGELS), 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
(YOUR NAME HERE...)
"... Now we're HERE." Pictured above: The space with new laminate wood flooring + baseboards installed, drop ceiling repaired, exposed pipes enclosed with drywall. April 2018. Further to go still. Taking it in phases. New pics will be posted as we progress.
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.