" I have the Chakra Way to thank for my new energy and approach to my life and coming into the new year with all this awareness and understanding of the self is empowering."
An overview of each of the seven chakras and their connection to your yoga practice. Our foundational yoga class will cover:
standing poses , balances, forward bends, backbends , twists , inversions and recuperative poses.
In depth study of the Muladhara chakra – looking in to how our formative years, our relationships with our families and communities have shaped our roots.
In depth study of the Swadisthana chakra – examining our intimate relationships, creativity and sexuality and how we relate to people on a one to one basis.
In depth study of the Manipura chakra – exploring our personal power and our sense of our place in the world, our work lives and relationship with money.
In depth study of the Anahata chakra – looking at our relationship to loving and being loved, to compassion, empathy, hope and forgiveness.
In depth study of the Vishuddha chakra – investigating our communication skills, how we relate to others, express ourselves and our sense of self worth.
In depth study of the Ajna chakra – feeling into our intuition and subtle senses, exploring our dream world, sight – insight and foresight – and decision-making abilities. Here lies our relationship with our inner wisdom and self-knowledge.
In depth study of the Sahasrara chakra – exploring our connections - to the Universal energy, our connection to the divine, our connection between inner life and outer reality and to each other, and our innate wisdom
One long "workshop" type class and one shorter class designed to access and balance that week's chakra. To do whenever, and as often as, you like. The yoga course takes you on a complete journey of your body!
A 30-40 minute guided relaxation, pranayama and meditation session designed to access and balance that week's chakra.
Detailed information on that week's chakra with questions and practical healing techniques.Downloadable and yours to keep forever! Each workbook is around 35 pages long but easy to read and digest.
Each week we explore an interesting or quirky subject that encompasses an aspect of the chakras. A 20 minute adventure in to the world of chakras and energy.
We meet on Zoom each week to discuss the weeks findings. We share as much or as little as we feel and answer any questions. It marks the end of each week and the beginning of the next!
I am always available to chat or answer any questions. In the One-to-One course you will also be eligible to a BONUS one-to-one yoga session with me (worth £60) via Zoom at any point during the 8 week course.
On the One-to -One course you will have two free chakra readings (worth £270) to be taken at the beginning and at the end of the course. You will benefit from knowing where you need to focus your energies at the beginning, and see where your energies have shifted towards the end of the course.
At the end of the course you will get a "cheat sheet" to stick on your fridge or on your desk so that you keep your learning and awareness constant .
Book a Discovery call with me to find out if the course is right for you. We will have a chat on zoom so you can ask any questions and we can get to know each other a little more.
Our weekly yoga practice will bring an awareness of the opportunities to affect each chakra physically and the restorative and meditation audio file will be yours to use whenever you need to focus on tuning in to your subtle body.
The pre-recorded Yoga classes (one long and one shorter for each chakra!) will also be available for you to do whenever suits you and as many times as you like!
Each week we address another chakra building your understanding step-by-step.
You will gradually gain an understanding of your physical, spiritual and emotional life that will stay with you forever as a constant companion.
Taking this awareness of your chakras through your life is invaluable.
Learn to understand the energetic and philosophical aspects of yoga to take you much deeper into self-awareness.
This will translate into a much deeper understanding of your yoga practice and its relation to your holistic well-being.
Weekly seminars introduce quirky and interesting facts that encompass a wider understanding of the chakras and our energy and subtle bodies.
The weekly workbooks can be totally private and personal, or you can choose to share your thoughts and discoveries in the community page and weekly discussions.
We will meet once a week on Zoom to discuss our progress in a safe, nurturing space.
I appreciate that we all have busy lives and all this may be a lot to take in over the weeks, so I am happy to be flexible with time and whilst a new module will be released each week there is no rush to complete it in that week. Since the chakras are all inter-connected we can go back and forth between them in discussion and make new discoveries together.
Video seminars, audio files, Zoom yoga classes, interactive workbook, course notes to keep forever, live Zoom discussion groups.
All content is accessible long after you have finished the 8 week course!
Interested? Get in touch to find out more.
The word chakra means ‘wheel, ‘circle’ or ‘cycle’. There are seven main chakras that line up vertically along the spine from the base up to the crown of the head and can be described as spiral centres of energy within the body.
Channels known as a Nadi connects the seven chakras so that energy can flow between them. The energy that flows within the Nadi and within each of us is called Prana. In physical terms the Prana can be thought of as the spinal fluid of the soul and Nadi as the channels through which that energy flows. The chakras act like radio transmitters, sending our and receiving messages from our lives, emotions and activities. This information is stored at a cellular level.
This means that we can use the chakras to diagnose our physical body, our emotions and feelings and how we deal with life, as well as our spiritual connections. We can also relate them to a sense, an element, a colour, a sound, a predominant emotion, and significantly, to the endocrine (hormonal) system.
Once we understand our chakras, we can use them as a guide or map to assist us detect issues ranging from subtle imbalances of emotion or attitude to very obvious physical imbalances that show up as pain, illness or disease. This understanding gives us the power of deep awareness of our selves and our mind/body/spirit connection.
If each chakra is seen as a spinning wheel or spiral it is clear that for the energy to flow each wheel needs to be moving in synchronicity with the other chakras.
If you were to construct a set of water wheels, for the water to flow easily each wheel would be moving at its own optimum rate. There might be a wheel that is blocked up with weeds or debris and is not moving or is too slow. There may be other wheels where the screws have become loose and they are moving too fast and inefficiently.
It is the same with the flow of energy through the chakras. One thing is for sure – once you have managed to clear out the debris and tighten any loose screws – you will feel the difference very clearly.
The chakras are sensitive sensors of energy – they both receive and send information. That information can be in the form of our thoughts, how we are treated, how we treat ourselves and others, how we perceive the world around us, the behaviours we have been taught and how we treat our beautiful bodies.
Using our yoga practice, meditation and with a new awareness of our energy along with several other techniques we can begin to understand and heal our energy centres so that we can live our lives in balance, in health and with purpose.
When we have nurtured this awareness the relationships in our lives - with partners, family, work, money, and most importantly, the SELF, will start to come into focus and balance.
Our deeper asana work and meditation will guide you towards healing and awareness of your energetic system. You will discover how each chakra reflects an essential aspect of our consciousness and relates to how we cope with life. Chakras embody our spirit in the physical form.
Discovering where you hold any limiting beliefs and begin to understand your negative thought and behaviour patterns can be hugely liberating!
Once we accept that our physical and emotional or energetic bodies are so closely aligned, then the practice of yoga becomes much more significant. If you struggle with stiff hips you might also struggle in your personal relationships, if you have on-going knee or ankle trouble it may be that you had a difficult time with your family when you were growing up, if you have digestive issues this may well be connected to your levels of self-confidence.
We can use our yoga practice and the chakras to diagnose our spiritual and physical health and to work with awareness towards finding alignment, balance and harmony in our lives and in our bodies.
We will go deep into a specific yoga practice for each chakra and learn how to use your practice to re-direct your energy and start bringing your chakras back in to balance.