Acu-Yoga Chakra Series – All Sessions
February 1, 22, March 14, April 4, 18, May 9, 9:00am-11:30am
$150 per person for all six sessions, preregistered/prepaid.
$35 per person for individual sessions, preregistered/prepaid. Registered individually.
The chakra system is an ancient Indian philosophical understanding of the energetic interaction of the spirit-mind-body complex. How can we use the chakra system to go inward and grow in awareness of the subtle and spiritual working of our being? How can we listen to the cues of our physical bodies as insights for inner transformation?
To bring about changes in the body and mind, we must also understand the energy through which they work. Drawing on the five elements, we will explore the classical approach to the chakras and their three levels of working and their relationships to various aspects of our being. These sessions incorporate various inner and external therapies — traditional and contemporary — for each chakra, to include contemplative practices, personal reflection and prayer, breathing exercises, mantras, yoga and acupuncture. Sessions include: 1-Earth, 2-Water, 3-Fire, 4-Air, 5-Ether, and 6-Mind.
Bring a yoga mat and blanket and a journal for reflections. Wear loose and comfortable clothing to accommodate yoga and acupuncture.
This series is co-lead by Carolyn Isaak and Melissa Schultz. Carolyn Isaak holds an MS in Health Promotion Studies from Purdue University and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. She has been promoting the benefits of yoga in various Rochester’s institutions including Mental Health practices and Mayo Clinic. Melissa Schultz practices acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism in Rochester. For 20 years, her interests in holistic healing systems that incorporate body, mind and spirit led her to pursue studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. She uses the insights of world medicine and the perennial wisdom for healing of humanity in her employment. Melissa is currently a student of the Living School through the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which was founded by Father Richard Rohr.