Experience the Chakras Within: A Personal Yoga Journey
Prerequisite: None – All levels welcome | Cost $30 | Teacher: Nicole West
In Sanskrit, the word “chakra” translates to “wheel”, our spinning wheels of life. There are seven major chakra centers that run along the spine. Each wheel of life is associated with an essential aspect of our human consciousness. The chakras are our organization centers for receiving, understanding and transmitting information. Each center functions directly with the universal elements within, sound, the sense organs, the endocrine system, and the nervous system.
This class will be an inward journey exploring our subtle anatomy. The class will meet one Thursday each month and will focus on exploring one chakra each session beginning with the Root/ Earth. We will begin the evening with a discussion on the properties of the chakra, and our association to the physical and subtle aspects of the center. In our discussion, we will connect to the bhav (feeling) of the element centered within. Through intention, breath, asana, and meditation, we will take the time to connect within to become more aware of ourselves as our own healer, connecting with nature and becoming more awake in life.
Introduction to the physical and subtle properties associated within each chakra
Accessing the healer within to increase awareness of Self
Pranayama, Asana, Meditation, and Mantra to clear, heal and strengthen inner and outer journey
Connecting with nature within to have greater experience with nature throughout
Each class we will bring an object that connects us with the associated element
Self-healing (hands-on healing and in meditation)
Journaling to gain clarity as to self-work, healing, and strength.
Monthly journaling, asana and meditation assignment to continue to explore and learn more about ourselves.
Bring a yoga mat, a notebook, something to write with, and an object that connects you with the associated chakra.
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Root Chakra
Thursday, February 6th, 2020, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Sacral Chakra
Thursday, March 5th, 2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Navel Chakra
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Heart Chakra
Thursday, May 7th, 2020, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Throat Chakra
Thursday, June 4th, 2020, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Brow Chakra
Thursday, July 2nd, 2020, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Crown Chakra
Nicole has been a wellness facilitator and educator for over 22 years, offering services in massage therapy, energy healing, yoga, and meditation. In 1998, Nicole graduated from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, earning a certification in both massage and neuromuscular therapy. Over the years, she has spent time working in clinical, spa and health/ fitness environments, and as an educator in Massage Therapy and Reiki. She has continued her education in esoteric energy work, Usui, Karuna, and Celtic Reiki. Nicole is also a graduate of Devanadi Yoga’s 235hr and 340hr Teacher programs, with studies in classical Hatha yoga, Parayoga, and meditation. Nicole is passionate about helping people remember how to heal themselves. At Jai Dee, Nicole teaches all levels of Reiki, hatha yoga and meditation.