Chakra Activation Series with Brooke Smokelin

We are very excited to bring you this workshop series again in 2016! Please note that you will need to register for each workshop in the series workshop individually. *** Please note, 15 CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) are available for registered Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance IF YOU TAKE THE ENTIRE SERIES.

THE ROOT CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level RED): GET GROUNDED ~Jan. 10th, 2016 ~1-3:30pm

It may sound odd, but many people are not fully living in their bodies; they are not fully embodied.

And because they aren't fully embodied, they can't summon from the deep and rich wellspring of energy and wisdom that being in a body has to offer.

 Maybe it was a traumatic birth experience, an accident in your youth, an emotional trauma that left a deep scar on your psyche- all of these literally scare us out of our bodies and sometimes we never revisit and heal those old wounds; we avoid them.

We might never reclaim those parts of ourselves and then we wonder why we are feeling depleted and unable to manage the day to day.

 In order to fulfill our potential and be our “full spectrum” radiant selves, it is essential to awaken our minds AND embody our physical selves.

 It is important to claim your body as your home, your temple, your alchemical laboratory, the foundation for All-You-Are.

 It is essential to claim ALL of yourself- the healed and the unhealed, the beautiful and the ugly, the advanced and the primitive- so that your foundation is that of self-knowledge and truth.

 Then you can really begin your Unfolding and set about the joy of fully BEING in the present moment.

 This is the gift and the power of the ROOT CHAKRA.

 Root Chakra Yoga is the right remedy for you at this time if you:

 *have a sense of disconnect from your body and/or you can't seem to slow down

 *have a sense of disconnect from the Earth or people and feel as if you are "hovering " above your life and your body

 *have difficulty manifesting and materializing your life as you dream it to be

 *have a chronic lack of financial or physical resources

 *feel attacked, unsafe, or "on the run" in some way

 *have "issues" with your bones, legs. knees, feet, or adrenal glands

 *are constipated and have trouble "letting go"

 Come to the Root Chakra Yoga Immersion and gain the yoga "tools"- postures, breathing techniques, sounds, visualizations, meditations, affirmations- to nourish and strengthen this aspect of All-You-Are.

$40 per person

ROOT CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level Red): GET GROUNDED

THE SACRAL CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level ORANGE): The Power of 2: REFLECTION ~Feb. 14th, 2016 ~1-3:30pm

As the yoga story goes, we exist in a consciousness of contentment, i.e., the Root Chakra, accepting ourselves and everything as it is and trusting life's Great Unfolding until... we encounter at some point an "other" that awakens within us an attraction and desire for something "else", something that we don't "have", we can't "have", although we want very much to "have" and control them just like we have and control parts of ourselves.

This interaction with the "other" requires a radical shift in consciousness on our part; we must learn a radically different way of being in the world, (at least if you want to be sane and have healthy relationships with other autonomous, destiny-fulfilling beings like yourself).

Luckily for us on the journey of self-discovery and fulfillment of our potential as human beings, there are yogic tools to help us make this shift in consciousness easier and to strengthen and balance this aspect of Who We Are.

Come to the Sacral Chakra Yoga Workshop and gain the yogic "tools"- postures, breathing techniques, sounds, visualizations, meditations, affirmations- to nourish and strengthen this essential aspect of Who-You-Are…

 This workshop is for you if:

*you are curious about the chakras and want to discover your FULL SPECTRUM SELF

*you easily feel overwhelmed or overpowered by others

*you have a desire for and are afraid of intimacy

*you try to manipulate others to do what you want them to do

*you have trouble saying "no" and asserting yourself

*you have a weak immune system

*you have difficulty staying balanced, both physically, mentally, and energetically

*you want to learn to "dance" with someone rather than fight with them

*you want to learn to be yourself and be with others at the same time

*you want to better understand what it means to "harmonize" with another

$40 per person

THE SACRAL CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level ORANGE): The Power of 2: REFLECTION

THE NAVEL CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level YELLOW): The Inextinguishable Fire-You-Are ~March 13th, 2016 ~1-3:30pm

Are you ready to begin the journey of a lifetime?Are you ready to battle the demons of doubt and denial and discover yourself victorious?Are you ready to live the life of your dreams and BE THE LIGHT YOU ARE?Come to the Navel Chakra Activation!At the level of consciousness that is the third chakra, we literally do turn into ourselves.Because we want to OR because we have to, life asks of us unimaginable thingsand we discover somewhere within us an inextinguishable FIRE and the WILL TO ACT.This is the same fire that legends are made of- Odysseus, Joan of Arc, Frodo Baggins, Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Arjuna, Queen Elizabeth, Mahatma Gandhi-so many were inspired by the fire of Manipura, the 3rd Chakra.At the Third Chakra Yoga Workshop we will access this powerful, warrior energy through specific yoga postures, breathing exercises, mantras, and meditations.This workshop is for you if:*you often feel "lost" or "confused" about your life's work and purpose*you often feel drained and lack energy and enthusiasm* you have digestive disorders*you are overweight*you lack confidence in yourself* you lack focus and the energy to complete tasks* you want to gain tools to boost your energy$40 per person

THE NAVEL CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level YELLOW): The Inextinguishable Fire-You-Are

THE HEART CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level GREEN): Love Love ~April 10th, 2016 ~1-3:30pm

Are you ready to open your heart and let the light out, sharing with others the magnificent love that you know yourself to be???So often when we think of love we think of what it is that we want to get from another. Our fairytale, Hollywood programming produces a laundry list of images and expectations about how our "love" should be. Or we wait for another to show us and to love us the way that we want to be loved. But from a yogic perspective, love is looking into the mirror; a heart-centered life of love and loving is much more about what we are giving than what we are getting, it is much more about loving our own selves and sharing that love with others. When we are fulfilling our dreams and destiny, and we are filled by our own light, when we are vibrating with our own truth, we no longer seek to be filled, but rather we seek to share the LOVE WE ARE and to give our gifts to others. In fact, the simple addage "you get what you give" rings so true for this aspect of consciousness that is Anahatta, the Heart Chakra.Are you ready to be the love you want to see in the world?Are you ready to really love yourself?In this workshop we will take time to look within, to listen to our own hearts, and to really hear what our hearts are saying. Through the help of yogic tools we will develop a better capacity to love ourselves, to give ourselves what we want, to believe in ourselves, and to share that love and be that love all the time.$40 per person

THE HEART CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level GREEN): Love Love

THE THROAT CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level SKY BLUE): You Are What You Speak ~May 15th, 2016 ~1-3:30pm

Come to the Throat Chakra Yoga Immersion and gain the yogic "tools"- postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), sounds (mantras), visualizations (yantras), meditations (kriyas), and affirmations- to nourish and strengthen this essential aspect of Who-You-Are…At the Throat Chakra we gain the tools and confidence for SELF-EXPRESSION,taking the love for self and others we have found at the Heart Chakra and radiating it out into the world in everything that we do and say,raising the vibration of everything that we are a part.Here we begin to realize that “we are what we speak”, and we put it into practice.This workshop is for you if:*you want to discover/reclaim your VOICE*you want to be more truthful and powerful in your speaking/ living/ being*you want to feel that your life/work/relationships are a better reflection of your true self*you want to manifest what you do want rather than what you don’t want*you have thyroid dysfunction*you are curious about the chakras and want to discover yourFULL SPECTRUM SELF$40 per person

THE THROAT CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level SKY BLUE): You Are What You Speak

THE THIRD-EYE CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level INDIGO): Inner Vision ~June 5th, 2016 ~1-3:30pm

Are you ready to access the power within you to imagine, visualize, and actually see yourself become All-You-Are?Are you ready to access a deeper sense of perception with which to navigate your life?Are you ready to close your "outer eyes" and live by the inner guidance system of dream & intuition?Then you are ready to IMMERSE yourself into the realm of the THird-Eye Chakra and gain the yogic tools and techniques with which to awaken, align, and energize this essential aspect of yourself.This workshop is for you if:* you experience "Third-Eye" headaches* you want to connect more with your "awake time" dreams* you want to remember and connect with both your "sleeping dreams" and your "waking dreams" and integrate this information into your day to day* you desire to awaken in your dreams* you want to improve your vision* you want to energize the pineal gland* you desire to orient more toward the Light* you want to vitalize left and right brain hemispheres*you are curious about the chakras and want to discover yourFULL SPECTRUM SELF$40 per person

THE THIRD-EYE CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level INDIGO): Inner Vision

THE CROWN CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level VIOLET): ALL-ONE! ~July 10th, 2016 ~1-3:30pm

At Crown Chakra consciousness, we begin to have an active relationship with this "light within" us and the "light within" others, recognizing the similarities (kindness, compassion, love, generosity, joy, honesty, etc.) and also appreciating the unique expressions we each bring to this aspect of consciousness, ultimately realizing that we each are both particle and wave consciousness AT THE SAME TIME: "one" as individual, singular units as well as being a part of "one" all-inclusive, multiplicitous experience happening NOW.Come to the Crown Chakra Yoga Workshop and learn the yogic tools and techniques to:*balance and recalibrate the entire endocrine system via the pituitary*experience breathing exercises (pranayama) to open the Crown Chakra*go more deeply into meditative states*bring blood flow to the brain and balance the brain hemispheres*practice extended synchronized vinyasas to develop unity consciousness*increase circulation*tone the entire nervous system*find harmony and ecstacy in chanting mantras*enhance this aspect of your consciousness and feel more connected to the life force in you and in others*you are curious about the chakras and want to discover yourFULL SPECTRUM SELF$40 per person

THE CROWN CHAKRA ACTIVATION (Level VIOLET): ALL-ONE! 

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