What is ACTIONABLE YOGA & THE CHAKRA MODEL OF SUBTLE ENERGY (CECs)?
The Art of Self-Inquiry in Practice, Relationship & Community
Live-stream and Live-recorded Online Practice & Mentorship
COVID-19 has thrown the world for a loop. Life as we have known it has shifted. The global pandemic has impacted everyone and has certainly pulled the rug out from under our feet in both small and large ways. Black lives have always mattered, and they need to matter as much as your life or mine. For this one very simple reason: We are not separate from one another. Trauma, privilege, public health, socioeconomic status, racial justice, gender equity, cultural hierarchy cannot be addressed individually as they are inherently connected. COVID-19 is just one symptom, yet explicitly demonstrates that racism and social inequity ARE a public health issue.
There is no ‘going back to normal’ as much as we may want to hold on to the past. Let’s begin with a good look at how our own mind colors the world we all share – inequitably. We are at a turning point in the history of the human race. How can we best contribute to a necessary shift of the status quo in yoga moving forward? We are all part of the community, part of the problem, and part of the solution. We own the responsibility of doing the work.
Let us empty our energy ‘junk drawers’ and feel the flow of energy as we honor what it means to bring ourselves back into alignment with our self and into honest relationship with each other. Before we can be in relationship with others, we need to be in harmonious relationship with ourselves. Life is traumatic. Life is dramatic. Life is unapologetic. Let’s change the way we feel by engaging, rather than avoiding or negating, our reality. Let’s commit to owning our experiences and engage, right now, in forward motion, together. If there ever was a time to take courage in change, this is it.
Let’s Own It.
Let’s Thrive Together.
These Yoga Self-Inquiry intensives are designed to address the self-evolution of ALL yoga practitioners – whether you are completely new to yoga, or an adept who seeks to advance her practice through yoga-in-action, or kriya yoga. Classes explore the Yogic Wisdom in the context of the Chakra Model of Subtle Energy as an embodied practice, and is structured as follows:
- Community/sangha: Personal introductions and applications of the Yogic Wisdom and Chakra Model of Subtle Energy to life through embodied practice
- Vinyasa krama – A wisely-sequenced experiential practice working with the framework of the Chakra Model of Subtle Energy exploring the practices and benefits of kriya, asana, pranayama, mudra & mantra.
- How to effectively integrate themes of life and living according to yoga philosophy into our practice, teaching and implementation of yoga in real life.
- Closing prayer or mantra to ease the pain and suffering of all beings everywhere, and extend unity consciousness and connection into all our relationships and daily lives.
Participants are eligible to receive Continuing Education Credits (CECs), certified through Nicole Grant/Yoga Mandala and recognized by the Yoga Alliance.
Upon request, receive a FREE COPY of Nicole’s book, Yogini’s Dilemma, a series of letters to the yoga practitioner inviting her to explore her dilemma (any dilemma) through her practice of yoga and the yogic wisdom. The author uses pivotal moments in her own life to illustrate how the path of yoga brought her own practice into relevance in all relationships (including the one she has with her self) and into action in daily life.