The chakras evoke mystery, an artistic imagination, and connection to the subtle body. For each of us, the chakras are unique centers for physical and psychic energies. Part archetype, part mythos, and part psycho-somatic, the chakras are doorways to the hidden potency of a personal and collective imagination. Each chakra is a rich complex of color, geometrical design, vibration, and presiding totem animal.
In this specialized course you will embody the archetypal potency of each chakra, relevant to your own personal history. Through asana, sound resonance, visualization, and meditation we activate each of the vital energy centers throughout the body, beginning with the tailbone and leading to the crown of the head. Anatomically we will map the muscular-skeletal, organ, nerve bundle and endocrine gland associated with each chakra. Tias includes a rich array of images from the yogic tradition that relate to the archetypal power behind each chakra. Each day includes an experiential dive into the chakras to bring clarity, energy and insight. Each day includes practice of mantra, meditation, postural yoga and deep energetic healing of your subtle body.
Wednesday, April 17 | 9:30am – 12:00pm Mountain Time
The first day is an introduction to the entire chakra system along with study and practice for the muladhara. The first chakra is the powerful base, related to the geometry of the square that provides the gateway to the entire chakra system. We practice movements to open the hips and mobilize the body’s deep life force from the base of the spine.
Thursday, April 18 | 9:30am – 12:00pm Mountain Time
The watery realm of the sacrum is the home of the reptilian power or kundalini. As the center of gravity in the body, the sacrum provides both stability and flow. We explore how the sacrum governs spinal motion and is linked to the third eye center within the skull.
Wednesday, April 24 | 9:30am – 12:00pm Mountain Time
The abdomen, the third chakra, is the hearth of the body and the seat of personal will. This class covers uddiyana bandha, the digestive center, the kidneys, adrenal glands and the psychological challenges with coming into one’s own power.
Thursday, April 25 | 9:30am – 12:00pm Mountain Time
The heart chakra is the mediator and synthesizer of all the other chakras. This day focuses on the heart and lung and the exquisite vibration of feeling that resides in the heart. We practice metta meditations, asana to expand the chest and pranayama to open the ribs and lungs.
Wednesday, May 1 | 9:30am – 12:00pm Mountain Time
The throat contains a series of delicate structures that lead up to the brain including the “master” thyroid gland. The throat is a primary channel for the passage of food, breath and arteriole blood. This day covers the emotional center relating to self expression, song and sound. In practice we do bridge poses, shoulderstand and the throat bandha.
Thursday, May 2 | 9:30am – 12:00pm Mountain Time
On this day we look at the centers in the skull relating to the brain, brainstem, sensory organs and consciousness. This day investigates the cranial sutures, the cranial-sacral system and the “master” pituitary and pineal gland. Through inversions, meditation and visualization, we yoke to a spacious, all-pervading awareness.
When: April 17, 18, 24, 25, and May 1 and 2 | 9:30am – 12:00pm Mountain Time
Cost: $635 + tax (Early Bird discounted price until March 17)
After March 17 – $695 + tax
**Art & Soul of the Chakras is good for 30 Continuing Education hours through Yoga Alliance, and can be applied towards required hours for the Prajna Yoga 300/500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and Yoga Therapy Program.
**Please note ALL Live Zoom sessions will be recorded should you be unable to attend any live streams. All course content will be available for 6 months.