Please join Kari and Sarah on the 3rd Friday of every month (November 2022 – May 2023) from 6-7:30pm for a special seven-part class series that will focus on the Chakra system.
Within the body, there are seven main Chakras that run along the spine. In Sanskrit, Chakra means “wheel” and we can visualize these wheels as being points of energy that can become blocked or open. In each class, we will bring attention and awareness to a specific Chakra, using breathwork (pranayama) and physical postures of yoga (asana).
These 90-minute Yin Flow classes will begin with an all-levels flow led by Kari, transition into a relaxing yin sequence led by Sarah, and commence with a long savasana (enhanced by essential oils and temple massages for all who desire).
November 18: Root Chakra (Muladhara)
The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and can be considered to be our tap roots into the Earth. This Chakra is associated with our connection to ourselves and to the Earth. This wheel of energy is also associated with our ability to feel a sense of grounding, stability, and balance and feel supported in our daily lives.
December 16: Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)
The Sacral Chakra is located just below the navel and above the pubic bone. This Chakra is associated with creativity and sensuality. Svadhisthana governs the water element within and when we are balanced within this Chakra, we find ourselves feeling a sense of fluidity, joy, and passion. We are able to find freedom in expressing ourselves.
January 20: Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located at the navel and governs your sense of self and individual source of power. This Chakra is associated with the element of fire, and when balanced, we feel a sense of vitality and empowerment. We feel connected to our true purpose and inner light.
February 17: Heart Chakra (Anahata)
The Heart Chakra is located at the center of the chest and encapsulates the heart. Anahata is associated with the element of air and when this Chakra is balanced, we feel boundless and infinite. The Heart Chakra is the bridge between the Chakras and represents the location of where the physical and spiritual meet in the body.
March 17: Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
The Throat Chakra is located at the throat and governs the jaw, neck, tongue, and mouth. When Vishuddha Chakra is in balance, we are able to find our voice and speak our truth. Maintaining balance within this Chakra allows us the capability to not only speak with truth and clarity, but we are also able to listen and tune in more clearly to the world around us.
April 21: Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
The Third Eye Chakra is located in the space between the eyebrows. The Third Eye Chakra is commonly referred to in our yoga practice as it governs our internal world and intuition. Ajna Chakra in Sanskrit is known as “the seat of intuition” and is considered to be the bridge between the internal and external world.
May 19: Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
The Crown Chakra’s location is at the top of the head. When this wheel of energy is in balance, you may feel a state of connection to a higher power or spirit. Sahasrara Chakra is what links us to everything that is beyond our own individual ego. We know there is balance within this Chakra when we feel a sense of enlightenment and pure consciousness. A true sense of connection to the universe.