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Chakra Flow Yoga; Burning Karmas & Awakening The 3rd Eye.

This weeks class is an important practice in learning how to burn negative Karmas and stimulate our 3rd eye, also known as Ajna, the 6th Chakra.

We will learn how to concentrate, purify and control energies in the Brow Chakra through postures, meditations, breathing techniques & chants/invocations.

This practice will be very useful for healers, artists, creative types or anyone who may want to cultivate or purify a strong intuition, better imagination/visualization, lucid dreams and improved memory recall. If you frequently have migraines, headaches, panic attacks or poor concentration, this is an excellent class to take as you will learn many healing postures to bring balance and health to the Pituitary and Pineal Glands.

This class continues to review and integrate what we have learned so far by incorporating the more spiritual side of the Yoga practice as we move into the higher Chakras. This will enable us to expand our knowledge and go deeper into some of the most beneficial techniques and Chakra Asanas. If you would like to improve your memory and work on self mastery, this is the class to come to!

Classes are once a week every Wednesday starting Sept 26- Dec 5, from 5:30-7:00pm at the West End Community Centre @ 870 Denman Street. Drop-ins are welcome for $14 per class (space permitting). You may join any class at any stage of the course.

Chakra Flow Yoga is a therapeutic, meditative and life changing form of yoga with a foundation that is firmly set in the Hatha Yoga Tradition and rooted in ancient Tantric techniques that are rarely taught in most Western yoga classes.

This 10 week course will completely overhaul your energy centres and give you practical tools to use on and off the yoga mat. This class is for people who would like to get to know themselves on a deeper level, feel stuck in their life, have difficulty loving themselves as they are, lack motivation or are constantly indecisive. Learn how to use yogic tricks & tips to speed up digestion & metabolism, practice precise postures that restore a youthful glow and reverse the effects of ageing and learn ancient Tantric techniques to increase and purify sexual energy.

You will learn to use the energy that is already within you to become more creative, sensual, self aware, loving, powerful, controlled, present, stable and passionate. This course gives you the tools you need to balance and stabilize Anger, Fear, Depression, PMS, Fatigue, Anxiety, Menopause, and Physical Toxicity so you can have the vitality and inner peace you need to live the life you want to live.

This is a relaxing yet energizing class with a slower pace to give you time to fully release into each posture to help revitalize your body and calm your busy mind. This course teaches you to consciously focus your mind and surrender your tension to each breath while letting go to become fully present to each moment. You will learn how to tap into the energy within your Chakras and move it from one place to another which will help to awaken kundalini energy; a latent energy source within your body that helps you attune to the earth energies and the cosmic energies of the universe.
Each class builds upon the next to help you experience the full therapeutic benefits of a class that is tailored to meet your unique needs and abilities. This course has been designed to be practiced by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups.

We will begin with a brief synopsis of the Chakra we are working on, followed by a short lecture. The main component of each class is the Yoga posture practice that uses the techniques and teachings from the lecture. The class concludes with long relaxing 10-15 minute guided Savasana to help properly restore and harmonize your activated energy centres. Detailed notes are handed out and a group Tapas is encouraged each week to increase self esteem and self discipline.

Topics covered in class:
Proper techniques and concentrations for over 50 yoga postures with detailed diagrams and handouts so you can practice at home, definitions of Yin & Yang and how they relate to your Chakra system, What are Chakras, Mudras, foods to balance each Chakra, specific Crystals to works with, scents/oils to work with, activities to help unblock each chakra, breathing techniques, Invocations, Chanting, specific Meditations to awaken and energize each energy centre, Affirmations designed to work with each Chakra, Sanskrit definitions and proper pronunciations, physical symptoms of a blocked /excessive Chakra, Astrological Signs associated with each Chakra, Poetry to help you get deeper into the emotion of a chakra, Trance Dance, states of consciousness of each Chakra, Laughter Yoga, the art of surrender and letting go, the difference between love vs possession, partner yoga, Sun Salutations, Mauna, 8 limbs of yoga, an entire class will be dedicated to Yoga Nidra the yoga of sleep, Learn how to access Akashic records, develop your intuition, activate pineal and pituitary glands, learn how to quickly burn through negative Karmas, explanation of the Nadis and how they relate to Chakras, Mantras, Mental concentration techniques, understanding the Bija Mantra for each chakra, Synchronicity, how to tap into your Kundalini energy, the role of Shiva & Shakti, Yogic Detoxification techniques, how to relieve menstrual difficulties & menopausal symptoms, how to release sexual blockages & become more sensitive and sensual,

*handouts covering the above topics will be given out in each class

Patricia Morrison, 500+ hour Yoga certification
Has studied numerous styles of yoga over the past 15+ years and has taught and trained throughout Canada, the U.S. and Asia.

***PLEASE NOTE:**** Attending the class from any point is perfectly fine, you could even start at class 6 and only do one class if you wish :) There will be some theory and lectures missed if that is the case, but I clarify, expand and explain everything as we go along in the class for that day. For all the unique tools and techniques you will learn for each Chakra and how to use change negative energy/patterns, it would be worth your time to come out and practice even if only once in a while. I will run this course again at the same time and same place starting January 9, 2013 for 11 weeks (the first introductory class on Jan 9 is free). If you would like private classes or if you have a small group you would like me to teach, I do teach privately anywhere in the downtown core of Vancouver. Hope to see you soon :)

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