Balance your Chakras – an extended yoga class
**PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE TO SAT 12 NOVEMBER 2011, ALL OTHER INFO REMAINS UNCHANGED**
with Leli Hoch and Nicci Annette, Certified Yoga Teachers
… Saturday 12 November 2011 | 9-11h30am | Stanford Valley Guest Farm
Imagine – A peaceful setting, overlooking Fynbos. Joy and stillness. Intense yoga practice, quiet breath-work, relaxation. Unwind and relax. And have fun, tea and muffins afterwards.
Chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel, and these seven “wheels” were thought of as spinning vortexes of energy, arranged vertically from the base of the spine to the top of the head, where we receive, absorb, and distribute life energies.
Each chakra is associated with particular functions within the body and with specific life issues and the way we handle them, both inside ourselves and in our interactions with the world. Through external situations and internal habits, a chakra can become either deficient or excessive—and therefore imbalanced.
In our extended yoga class, we will focus on balancing all chakras through specific asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and relaxation.
We teach a gentle Vinyasa yoga, inspired by a variety of powerful, lovely and humorous teachers.
The yoga we believe in is fun. Above all, it is transformative, fascinating, and, at times, a challenging mixture of focused breath, asanas and meditation, a way of holding space and moving through it. We are on that journey ourselves and probably always will be.
Our classes are suited to beginners and intermediate students, to young and old, male and female, to the frenzied urban mind and to the chilled green soul.
We invite you to invigorate your body, soothe your soul and discover a deeper and more profound notion of your Self.
What yoga seeks is union: a union between the body and mind, a union between friends and enemies, right and wrong, hot and cold and light and dark. Helping two forces, forces that at first appear so different, to form a harmonious connection. This is yoga.
About Stanford Valley Guest Farm: http://www.stanfordvalley.co.za/
After yoga you can have a swim in the huge farm dam with a magnificent 360 view or go for a hike on the farm, so come prepared!