Unit 3: Chakra Theory and Meditation

Students receive 50 credit hours every time they take or repeat this unit. If a student completes 500 hours of course work with us they will be awarded a 500 hour certificate.

Venue: This unit will be hosted at the beautiful Land of Medicine Buddha, a retreat center in Soquel, California. USA

Room, board and tuition: $2375 double occupancy, $3000 single occupancy.

Registration: This unit will be presented twice in 2019. Please select the dates of the unit  you are interested in and you will be put in contact with Margaret Hartman, Teacher Training Coordinator.

email Margaret for information about Unit 3: Chakra Theory: July 23 – August 1, 2019.

email Margaret for information about Unit3: Chakra Theory: August 20 – August 29, 2019.

Prerequisites: Unit 1: Bones, Muscles, and Poses

Required text:  “Awakening the Chakras and Emancipation” by Dr. Motoyama. Available from CIHS.edu.  Please contact Tamiko at admin@CIHS.edu

Course description:  What are chakras?   How are they related to karma, to health, and to spiritual practice?  This course addresses theses questions.

Chakra Meditation:   On the theoretical side, we will present chakra meditation as a specific example of how meditation is described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

On the practical side, we will focus on three forms of nyasa practice, moving our energy and awareness through all of the chakras.  We will outline the goals of nyasa practice and what a practicing yogini is likely to experience while doing it.