Saturday, June 1st 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!
“It is not happiness that makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy…” – David Steindl-Rast
In many cultures it is taught that gratitude is the remedy to a great deal of our suffering. Many of us focus on everything that is lacking in our lives – all the things we wish we had, wish we didn’t have, wish were different, etc. causing us immense suffering. In gratitude, we shift our focus – instead of counting our burdens, we count all our blessings. In this way, we are able to realize and experience all the abundance we do have and live our lives with more joy.
This special workshop will focus on cultivating gratitude through the balancing of Muladhara Chakra, or root center, the first of the major chakras. This is the energy center that governs the way we function on the physical plane. Muladhara is the foundation of our development (much like the roots of a tree) and provides us with grounding, the feeling of being well established – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and even economically.
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:
- June 1 – Muladhara
- July 13 – Svadhisthana
- 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