Saturday, August 17th at 6:30pm-8:30pmRegister for Workshops Here
Join Sho Higuchi in his signature restorative yoga and yoga nidra series to balance the 7 major chakras. The chakras are the psychic wheels of energy, the focal points of prana, the vital life force that flows through our mind body system. By balancing the major chakras, we not only regain health and balance in our physical, mental, and emotional bodies, but we are able to find harmony and balance throughout our entire lives. In this special series, we will use the chakras and Yoga Nidra meditation to help spark joy and happiness to create direction and a sense of purpose in our lives. In each workshop, we will move through a unique blend of gentle asana, restorative yoga, pranayama/breath work, and yoga nidra meditation all while embarking through Sho’s magical stories and visuals. By diving into each individual chakra, we will reflect upon one of the “Pillars of Joy” as taught by many cultures and leaders throughout the world. Take each workshop separately or join in on all 7 for the complete experience!
“The acceptance of reality is the only place from which change can begin.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
A great deal of our suffering is caused by the desire inside of us that wishes for a different circumstance. Wishes things were just different for us in our lives. This thought pattern causes us to spiral in the fantasy of “what if…” This thought pattern causes us to get stuck, ruminating in the past or projecting us into the future, as a result, we end up moving through our whole life never actually living or experience our moment right now. Acceptance allows us to change that inner dialogue to “what now…” facing and accepting our current reality with strength and courageously moving forward with our lives.
In this special workshop we cultivate acceptance through the balancing of Manipura Chakra, our third major energy center in the body. Manipura chakra is our fire center and governs our strength, courage, passions, and determination. Manipura is the fire that governs our digestion – not just the digestion of food and water (which becomes energy) but also the digestion of all our life experiences. When digested properly, our experience become our wisdom, knowledge, strength, and courage to face life. Acceptance allows us to properly digest our experiences and circumstances, providing us with the energy and determination necessary to take action, effectively face our challenges and obstacles, and achieve our goals.
Yoga Nidra, often called the art of conscious relaxation, is a healing practice which has been used to reduce anxiety, depression, pain, insomnia, and a number of other modern disease states. It is a unique meditation done on the back that helps to quiet the overactive mind and unwind the nervous system. Together with some gentle movement and breathing, we will work to remove the deep rooted tensions and stresses stored in the physical, mental, and emotional bodies.
Series Dates + Details:
- August 17 – Manipura
- September 14 – Anahata
- TBA – Vishuddhi
- TBA – Ajna
- TBA – Sahasrara
Cost: $30 in advance, $35 on day of or $175 for 7 sessions