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.

When:  Chakra Theory and Meditation will not be presented in the year 2020.  It will be presented in 2021.

Venue: The venue for 2021 has not yet been determined.

Room, board and tuition:  These costs have not yet been determined

Registration: If you are interested in the 2021 dates for this course, please email Margaret Hartman, Teacher Training Coordinator.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed Unit 1: Bones, Muscles, and Poses.

Required text:  A Yogi’s Guide to Chakra Meditation by Paul Grilley.  ISBN 978-1-7335839-0-9

Suggested 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.