Six-Week Study Series on Tuesdays and Thursdays
October 2- November 8th, 2018 at 5:30pm
Learn how to create a chakra, or wheel, from your vinyasa practice while diving into the energy of the 7 chakras. We will explore movements, moods, and mantras that churn the energy of each center in this level 1/2 Prana Flow Vinyasa study series.
Prana Flow Vinyasa is movement alchemy, transforming all stress and contraction into the flow of bliss. With roots in the Krishnamacharya lineage, as well as living Ayurveda (medicinal sister science to yoga), Tantra (a path of expanding consciousness towards bliss), Bhakti (the path of love and devotion), Kalarippayatu (embodied martial art), and the universal forms of yoga practiced by every culture, Prana Vinyasa will bring more flow, fluidity, empowerment, and regeneration to your life. Master yogini Shiva Rea created this new evolution of yoga after diving deeply into traditional practice.
Solar classes (more externally activating) will be Tuesdays and Lunar classes (learning the meditative inner arts) will be held Thursdays. You can attend both days or just one.
Solar classes will heat you up and train your body to be strong enough to allow the full energy of life express itself through your embodiment. Lunar classes will include more seated postures and emphasize opening to life by surrendering to the present moment. Prana Vinyasa is generally moderate to slow paced compared to other traditions, but is quite difficult nevertheless. Great care is given to proper alignment through energetic forces (vayus) as well as “moods” or the bhav in Sanskrit. After every class you will leave feeling much more relaxed, peaceful, and more integrated in your embodiment.
Week 1: Proper introduction to vinyasa, including essential breathing techniques and proper form in a “vinyasa” as a transition possibility (including chaturanga, upward dog and downward dog). Introduction to Chakras as Wheels of Energy in the body. Introduction to Mandala Vinyasa (using vinyasa to move in a circle.)
Week 2: Muladhara Chakra (Essentials for living and Safety)
Week 3: Svadhistana Chakra (Sexual Energy/Seat of the Self)
Week 4: Manipura Chakra (Power and Will)
Week 5: Anahata Chakra (Relationships and Love)
Week 6: Visshuda Chakra (Expression and Creativity), Ajna Chakra (Discernment and Intuition), Sahasrara Chakra (Connection to All)
Must be purchased as a series. Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins. Refunds are available within 48 hours after the first class if you don’t think it is a good fit. Space is limited and self-care is essential– register yourself and a friend today!
Classes held at Mela Yoga, San Mateo. Tuesdays are 75 minutes long, Thursdays are 60 minutes long.