• Insight Awareness

    Established in 1994, Insight Awareness is dedicated to providing alternative approaches for your inner and outer well-being. Located in the charming downtown business district of Homewood, IL, a southern suburb of Chicago, we are easily accessible from the cities major tho... Read More >

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  • Wellness Services

    We have discovered that healing occurs in a space of non judgement. A space of non judgement occurs when the practitioner opens their heart to, not only the truth... Read More >

  • Courses & Events

    We all have desires and interests which help us express the uniqueness of who we are. Furthering our knowledge so we can express these interests is not an end unto itself, but rather a journey of opening doors. Read More >

  • Sacred Travel

    In the ever increasing race of our hurried lives, we seldom take the time to “touch the Earth”. Read More >

Dedicated to providing alternative approaches for your inner and outer well-being.

Established in 1994, Insight Awareness is dedicated to providing alternative approaches for your inner and outer well-being.

Located in the charming downtown business district of Homewood, IL, a southern suburb of Chicago, we are easily accessible from the cities major thoroughfares and only two blocks from the Metra train station.  Our location makes it easy to attend the wide variety of courses, events,  and wellness services offered.

Grab a cup of tea and peruse our ever evolving website.  You’ll find photos of our travels, events, and everyday offerings that have helped thousands of people shift to a more positive state of mind and well-being.  Though you won’t be able to fully feel the energy or smell the relaxing aromas that bring an instant sense of relief to all those who enter, perhaps you’ll get a hint of why so many people call Insight Awareness “home”.

“I was so excited to go for a visit.  It was like my soul being home again.” ~ Lisa Banks

Upcoming Events/Courses

THE BOOK – The Nature of Reiki

Written by John David Sparks

I had to let it go…

For years now I have been called to write a book on Reiki.  My first attempt was in 1999, and, powerful as it was, it was vastly incomplete.  I had felt such an urgency to complete it that I left out many important ideas.

Over the years, [...]

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Meditation for Beginners

Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?”

He replied “Nothing.”

“However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.”

J. Krishna Murti, the great Indian master, once said “Meditation is the end of becoming.”

I think that is my favorite definition because in this crazy, fast-paced world [...]

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About Us

Insight Awareness, a Wellness and Education Center, is co-owned by John Sparks and Valerie Reilly.  Located on the south side of Chicago, Insight Awareness provides alternative wellness and education programs for all who enter to find their inner and outer well-being.

Insight Awareness was inspired into being when John attended therapeutic massage training in 1991.  During [...]

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Dragonfly Gift Shop

Products to Illuminate Your Life! General Store Hours

Tuesday through Friday 11am – 6pm Saturday 11am – 5pm Sunday & Monday CLOSED (unless you have an appointment with one of our practitioners)

Our store is sometimes manned by volunteers, so if by chance there is a closed sign on the door, we apologize and will be back soon!

Our store [...]

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18110 Martin Ave. Homewood, IL 60430 - MAP IT!! - info@insightawareness.com - 708-957-1284

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