As within, so without. Deepening your understanding of the chakra system can help change your perception of how you see yourself inside – and how you relate to the external world. In this 3-week morning challenge, Kat will guide you into a deeper understanding of the chakras, a subtle body energetic system. The science behind the chakras is intricate and complex, but in these three weeks we will focus on:
– The qualities of each chakra (colour, element, symbol, sound, location, purpose, internal organs).
– Psychological development.
– Signs of imbalance + balance.
– Healing methods to harmonise the chakras.
– Journaling exercises for deeper inquiry.
– Vinyasa flows to embody each energy centre.
– Complimentary breathwork and meditation.
Each class will include a short theory section in the form of a visual presentation, asana practice, breathwork, meditation or guided relaxation and time for questions and answers.
– Introduction to the Hindu Chakras.
– Focus on 1st Chakra: Muladhara, 2nd Chakra: Svadhishthana and 3rd Chakra: Manipura .
– Focus on and 4th Chakra: Anahata, Hrit Padma, 5th Chakra: Vishuddha Alta Major/Zeal.
– Focus on 6th Chakra: Ajna and 7th Chakra: Sahasrara, Aura.
– Chakra systems from around the world: Tsalagi (Cherokee), Inca.
– .Twelve-Chakra System.
This course is open to anyone, regardless of their previous level of experience with yoga. If you are completely new to the topic of the chakras, there will be a lot of information to digest, but the course will still be completely accessible. There will always be plenty of time to embody the information through the physical yoga practice and also to ask questions to facilitate a deeper understanding. The yoga classes are open to all levels, however we will occasionally play with peak poses to experiment with diminishing our limitations of the mind. Greatly looking forward to diving deeper within together.
Kat Schamens is passionate about sharing her love for yoga, having experienced first-hand the powerful impact that the practice can have on all aspects of our lives and all layers of the body. She has been actively practicing yoga since 2006 and teaching since 2012, and has completed over 1000 hours of training including vinyasa, yin, creative sequencing, Ayurveda, Dharma Yoga, advanced asanas, subtle body, meditation techniques, psychic development, Yoga Nidra, aromatherapy, kids yoga, and Forrest Yoga. She takes the yoga practice seriously, but has a playful and whimsical approach to teaching, and her classes are infused with a mix of intelligent insights and light-heartedness. There is always space offered to have fun, especially when approaching more challenging aspects of the practice. Kat’s optimism in the face of challenges paid off in the summer of 2019 when she miraculously survived a car accident that left her with a broken C2, rib, and left arm. After dedicating many hours of her life to official yoga training courses, she can honestly say that her accident was the biggest learning experience she has ever had. She spent the next few months applying what she had learned over the past years in order to heal herself both mentally and physically. Throughout that time, she found ways to connect with others who were struggling with pain and stress, or just looking to enhance their sense of well being. She has now started incorporating sound healing and reiki (master level) into her sessions to create subtle shifts and to elevate the overall transformational experience. She aims to inspire every individual to find their inner sparkle – in order to heal, transform, and create a stronger connection to their divine essence within.