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Overview

Join us for an in-depth study and experience of chakras with the transformative power of laya yoga and be absorbed into the bliss and creativity that arises with pure awareness.

Laya, meaning dissolution in Sanskrit, is the journey of alignment, healing and the dissolving of the chakras in order to rise to a higher level of awareness. The practice includes asanas, pranayama, mudras, mantras and bandha and focuses on altering the conscious level of the mind to a higher state by encouraging the mind to listen to an inner sound.

For our mind field to attune with the chakra mind field, the subtlest aspect of chakra is chosen, a beeja mantra, such as AUM as every sound when it reaches a certain octave becomes syllable form, the geometric pattern and the color of that field of energy. The chakra sadhana (practice) of laya yoga works with the sahasrara (crown chakra) at the top of the body and flows down through the lower chakras to awaken kundalini, the primal life force energy at the base of the spine. Kundalini then moves through the body, unblocking each chakra to awaken energy and give optimum health.

Areas to be explored:

  • Etymology and meaning of chakra
  • What is Chakra Sadhana and Laya yoga
  • Sankhya Darshana and Chakras
  • Shiva Sutras and Chakras
  • Netra Tantra and Chakras
  • Vijnana Bahirava and Chakras
  • 6 main chakras and its beeja (seed sound), mudra, mandala (geometrical shape), tattva (element) and nadi’s (energy channel), marma
  • Yoga of Chakras: Asana and Pranayama
  • Chakra Nyasa: Tantrika practice of chakra divination
  • Shat-chakra-nirūpana – Dharana of the six main chakras

Items to bring: Yoga mat, note book and pen. Indu Arora: Mudra: The Sacred Secret* (book) and Dhyana Asana* (meditation mat) – *both can be purchased here

The workshop will be of particular interest to yoga and meditation teachers, chakra healers, yoga therapists, yoga teacher trainers.

Upon successful completion of the workshop participants will receive 50 hour training certificate from Yogsadhna/Indu Arora. CEU’s available for Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers.

About the Teacher


Indu Arora is an Ayurveda and yoga therapist based out of the USA. Her teachings are deeply rooted in her philosophy ‘Nothing has the greatest power to heal, but Self.’ Indu believes that living in harmony with our inner nature is the key to health. Health is not an objective but a holistic approach where body and mind are integrated with the inner self. Indu thrives in sharing simple, effective, practical, grounded ways of living life through yoga, yoga therapy, meditation and Ayurveda. Indu is the author of Mudra: The Sacred Secret and Yoga – Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision books. More

Further information:
Chakra Dharana (Article)
Chakras and the Nine Godsess (Article)
Mudras and Chakras (Audio Interview)
Meditation on heart Chakra (Practice)


Schedule

Tuesday
3:00pm: Check-in*
6:00 – 7:00pm: Dinner
7:05 – 7:20pm: Art of Living Retreat Center Orientation (Dining Hall)
7:30 – 8:30pm: Free Time/ Satsang (optional)

Friday to Monday
7:30 – 8:30am: Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm: Morning Practice and Discussion part I
12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch
2:00 – 4:00pm: Discussion Part II
4:00 – 5:00pm: Evening Practice
5:00 – 6:00pm: Free Time
6:00 – 7:30pm: Dinner
7:30 – 8:30pm: Satsang (optional)

Tuesday
7:30 – 9:00am: Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00am: Morning Practice and Discussion part I
11:00am: Check-out** (luggage may be stored at reception)
12:00pm: Lunch is included in your stay this day!
2:00 – 4:00pm: Discussion Part II and Certificate distribution
4:00 – 5:00pm: Evening Practice

*The official program begins on Wednesday. However, participants are required to check in the day before in order to start the program on Wednesday morning.

**You may wish to stay an extra night and check out on Monday.

All participants must attend the entire program to receive the completion certificate.


Date & Time

Starts: Aug 23, 2018 03:00 PM

Ends: Aug 28, 2018 05:00 PM

Teacher

Indu Arora

Rate

Starting at $1,320.00 (Early fee)

Includes room, meals & tuition