My Heart Is Full – and Ready for the 2021 Chakra Deep Dive!

We just finished our bi-annual “Introduction to the Chakras” four-part series, and my heart is so full right now! I am honored & grateful to be a facilitator for this ancient medicine and thrilled at how ready the world is to receive it. Knowledge of the chakras has always been a powerful tool for growth, healing, and change – and 2020 is the perfect catalyst for this journey!

2021 Chakra Deep Dive (in-person or virtual)The thing I love most about the chakras is that you can look at them through the lens of data-driven science, or you can explore them from a completely woo-woo angle, and both perspectives not only work; they actually compliment one another.

For example, chakra science posits that sound & music can be immensely healing, and that one of the main concerns of the throat chakra is harmony, with oneself and others.

Meanwhile, we find that science perfectly supports this theory: we are still discovering new things about the power of sound and its healing effect on humans.

Meanwhile, almost every culture & religious tradition includes some kind of harmonious worship, believed to be healing for the individual and the group… whether that’s a church choir, Hindu kirtan, Tibetan chanting, Islamic mantras, tribal vocalizations, or Gregorian chants! 🙂

While modern data proves this ancient chakra theory, we also see it echoed in various cultures and traditions across the globe.

2021 Chakra Deep Dive

If you’re looking for ways to be a better human; make sense of the intensity of this year; or just cultivate a little more calm in your life, check out our Chakra Deep Dive! It’s a year long exploration of this ancient science, using the two best books I’ve discovered in my 15+ years of studying the chakras (Wheels of Life and The Sevenfold Journey, both by Anodea Judith).

We’ll meet every six weeks, coming together for some gentle yoga; focused learning; and to support the self-study you’ll do at home in between sessions. Coming together will not only foster a richer understanding of what you’re learning; it offers accountability and helps apply this knowledge to our daily lives.

I’ll let you know which parts of the books to read by each class, and which activities to complete on your own. With six weeks in between each session, there’s plenty of time to both absorb the material – and to see how it shows up in your day-to-day experiences, including relationships.

Intro to Chakras Series

If you’re interested in the 2021 Chakra Deep Dive, but not familiar enough with the chakras to commit, check out our Intro Series. Available as a video + electronic handout, this four part series gives you the basic chakras “pre-reqs” needed to attend the deep dive next month.

And if you’re interested in all of this but not quite ready just yet, no worries! 🙂 We offer the Intro series in-person twice a year and the Deep Dive every January. Let us know that you’re interested in next year’s offerings, take a deep breath, and join us next round! ♥

Chakra Deep Dive In-Person or Virtual

While COVID has brought it’s share of challenges, one of the blessings is that most of us are more comfortable with Zoom and virtual technology. Meaning that you can take these courses from across the country – or right here in town, if you prefer not to attend in-person.

We’ve got 2 in-person spots left for the Deep Dive next month – and plenty of virtual space. If you’re ready for this journey, we’re ready for you. 🙂 For more details, click here – or email us.

 

Leigh-Ann Renz

Leigh-Ann Renz

Leigh-Ann has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching it since 2005. She is attracted to fluid vinyasa styles, including moon salutations, and loves to geek out about yoga “off the mat” – such as how the philosophies behind the physical postures can enrich our journey, both for ourselves and for others. A writer, dancer, massage therapist, creative marketing nerd, and proud Mom, she can be found travelling, enjoying the seasons, or soaking up the natural world when not working.

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