What is it about?
If you have been practicing yoga for a while, you might have heard about the cakras and perhaps also about their “friends”, the nādīs (channels) and prāna (the energy moving in those channels). In ancient times, yogis believed that humans were made of a complex physiological structure as well as an even more complex underlying structure, part of which is known as the cakras. To put it simply, energy travels through channels, and in certain places there are “crossroads”, energy centres where these channels meet. These “crossroads” are the cakras.
Yogis also believed that emotional and physiological functions were associated with each cakra, thus explaining that “dis-ease” (literally) would sometimes occur when these cakras were not in balance.
If you think this sounds a bit esoteric… that’s probably because it is! However, when we examine these models from a rational standpoint, strip them of their myths and link them with our yoga practice, there is much we can learn to deepen it and understand it from a new perspective.
About the workshops
8 Monday evening sessions, each consisting of
- a 45 minutes presentation on the cakra of the day
- a 55 minutes practice focused on the cakra of the day
- 15 minutes Q&A session
Note: a copy of the practice, along with self-observation guidelines, will be given to you each time, so that you can continue to experience it on your own for the balance of the week.
What you will learn in the presentations
- Locations of the cakra
- Characteristics, functions and dysfunctions of the cakra
- The cakra in relation to prāṇa (energy), āsana (yoga posture), prāṇāyāma (breath work)
- Spiritual aspects and emotions associated with the cakra
About the teacher: Valérie Fimat-Faneco
A yoga educator, teacher trainer, mentor, yoga therapist, Vedic chanting instructor, Yoga-Sūtra translator and author of many articles on yoga, Valerie is French and recently relocated to Perth with her Australian husband and two children, after living in Singapore for 17 years. Valerie has been teaching yoga internationally since 1999, running retreats in India, and teacher training programs since 2008. She is a registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia.
Who is it for?
Students, practitioners of yoga and yoga teachers who want to take their practice to the next level.
$415 reg. price | $385 early bird before Jan 7th, 2022
Dates – Mondays 6 – 8 pm
Feb 7 – Feb 14 – Feb 21 – Feb 28 – Mar 14 – Mar 21 – Mar 28 – Apr 4
Amanjiwa Sacntuary, Peppermint Grove