Chakra Yoga is based on the hatha yoga tradition while embracing the chakra system that works with the physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies. Chakras are the wheel-like energy centres of these subtle bodies, like batteries that charge up your energy system.
Chakra Yoga takes a holistic approach. You will exercise your physical body, engage in deep breathing to ensure good flow of oxygen and prana into your body and cells for better health, as well as be sensitive to your chakras to heal, balance and strengthen your outer and inner selves.
The classes will combine hatha yoga postures with simple meditation and/or relaxation techniques. Beginner Classes will focus more on feeling comfortable with the poses, developing flexibility and strength gradually, and on relaxation, while Intermediate Classes will enjoy more flow moving from one pose to another, holding poses for strength, balance, focus and greater flexibility. Modified postures will be shown for those without a yoga background or have physical injuries.
In the classes you will learn about the seven chakras, what they mean and how they affect your mental and emotional state. You will also be sensitised to the various postures and breathing techniques that will support different healing needs.
If you seek a yoga class that addresses your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual selves, this is the class for you!
About Sarah-Joy Amin
Sarah-Joy Amin has been trained in the Chakra Yoga Tradition at the Pyramid Yoga school in Thailand qualifying for the 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate in April 2013. For more details, see: http://www.pyramidyoga.com/teachertraining/
She was introduced to yoga during her adolescent years and resumed her yoga practice in Jan 2010 almost 2 decades of spinal injuries. In Dec. 2013, she completed her the 108 hours Yoga Healers course.
Her main teacher, David Goulet, is a yogi with 40 years' experience in the nine forms of Yoga, while her other teachers come from several traditions including Tai Chi Yoga, Yoga Pilates and Vinyasa Yoga. She is also a student of the Inner Peace Yoga Circle (IPYC) enjoying the Kundalini Yoga experience.
Sarah-Joy is committed to yoga for she has seen how the practice has helped her through critical periods coping with physical injuries as well as healing deep emotional stresses. It has also opened her to a range of spiritual practices that respect multiple traditions.
She is sensitive to students with special needs, especially those with back, shoulder and neck pains.
The Yoga Healers course has additionally given her the background to help those with different health needs.