- Do you find yourself in patterns, repeating the same mistakes over and over again in Love, Work and Everyday Life?
- Do you wonder where the Magic and Spark of Life has gone?
- Have you ever been so passionate and inspired by an idea, and yet you just couldn’t seem to bring it to Life?
- Have you found yourself falling in love feeling, “this is the one…” only to have that relationship end just like others?
- Have you landed the “perfect job” only to find yourself empty and unfulfilled by the reality of it?
- Do you find yourself bored with work, wondering what else there is?
- Do you find yourself bored with sex, knowing there has to be more?
These are the loops we find ourselves in over and over again and best way out is through the body! Our body is our home for this journey we call Life. We live and experience reality in the physical realm and this is where we create and experience our lives. In our bodies, we have a natural blueprint for Health, Vitality, Connection, Creation, and more through powerful energy centers called the Chakras. Chakras are an ancient map to our Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Subtle Bodies that have been the foundation for thousands of years of many traditions and civilizations. Yogis, Eastern Medical Practitioners, Spiritual Seekers, and Healers have proven their validity treating all sorts of ailments for thousands of years. Many Westerners still haven’t tapped into the treasure of discovering how to clear and work with the Chakras and the magnificent changes it can bring to our lives when we have an understanding of how this system works.
Balance in these energy centers is crucial to creating a fulfilling authentic life and manifesting our dreams because we are multidimensional beings. We may be deeply awake and open in our Heart Center and fall madly in love at first sight, but unless we are also accessing our Wisdom through our third eye we may fall in love with the wrong people over and over again. We may fall in love with the right person, but unless we are open in our Throat center and connection to Will and clear in our Solar Plexus Center, we may lack the communication skills and sense of self worth that is required in maintaining a healthy and fulfilling relationship over time. We may have the most brilliant ideas that could help save the planet, but unless we are Rooted and Grounded in Reality, those ideas will remain ‘Castles in the Sky,’ and never come to fruition.
Come explore the mysteries of these powerful energy centers and discover the benefits of clearing and balancing your Chakras. The benefits range from Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual and will assist you in Living an Authentic Life in your Truth as you clear away all outer influences and beliefs you have taken on that have affected how you operate in the world.
These evenings can be taken individually and/or as a series. They will build upon each other and are also equally as powerful and informative when taken alone. Each week we will focus on a different Chakra and how it operates in your life. This series is a symphony of awakening Movement (no yoga clothes necessary ;)), Experiential Exercises, Guided Meditations, Live Demos, various techniques and modalities from Psychology, Hakomi, Yoga, Tantra and more, sharing Wisdom and deeply of Our Selves; Practitioners and Participants.
When we are clear, open and sensitive to ourselves, our bodies, others and the world around us, we naturally call more into our lives, we know ourselves better and are able to act in accordance to that deep Wisdom, Truth and Love. We treat ourselves, each other and the Earth more gently with Love and Kindness, and create deeper connection in our lives. Life becomes Magical and deeply fulfilling. We are living our dreams. Every day becomes precious when are in alignment with our values and what is authentic for our own journey, regardless of what others and society say about how we should be living.
Sign up now to begin this exciting journey. Space is limited. We look forward to playing with you!
Read Below for more detailed information on the topic of each week.
When: Tuesday Evenings, 7-9pm, beginning October 7th – November 25
Where: Flourish Studio, San Francisco, CA
2601 Mission Street, suite 404
Parking lot nearby
Cost: Love Donation
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Nadine and Alika are cutting-edge innovators in the field of personal development who delight in guiding individuals to living their Full Ecstatic Embodied Potential. We offer a full-range of services to assist you in realizing your potential to become a fully integrated being: mature, centered, loving, and compassionate.
They have both devoted their lives to the evolution of Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit within themselves and Others. Together they bring over 30 years of a wealth of wisdom, experience and practice that encompasses cutting edge technologies in the fields of Health, Psychology, Yoga, Mindfulness, Bodywork, Energy Work, Meditation, Hakomi, Spirituality, Shamanism, Spiritual Midwifery, Sexuality, Tantra, Esoteric Mysticism.
They teach and facilitate workshops together and individually, both have rich Life Experience and each have a profound and committed devotional practice and relationship to Spirit. They are thrilled to be weaving their gifts together as a Dynamic Duo offering various modalities of the East and West, Ancient and Modern, Spontaneous and Disciplined… always in service of Expanding your Consciousness, Aliveness and experience of Embodied Love.
We are honored to be in Service to your Ecstatic Embodied Awakening!
Week 1 – Grounding. Clearing out old and limiting beliefs keeping you from living the Life you Desire. Family of Origin issues, fear of letting go, scarcity, poor boundaries, relationships, community.
“Harmony Through Conflict.” The Root Chakra. The most Earth Centered Chakra, it stands for our inherited beliefs through our formative years. Self-preservation, personal survival and our identification with the physical world centers in this bottom most of the main seven chakras.
A healthy root chakra connects you with vitality to your family of origin, your immediate society and to the global community. If your 0-7 years were challenging and without love, then this damaged root chakra will function much differently. Issues of survival such as emotional dysfunction, stress, anxiousness, and restlessness will plague you.
- What beliefs did you inherit or learn from your family?
- What limiting beliefs did you learn about personal survival and money?
- Do you have personal boundaries that you maintain?
- Is it difficult for you to bond with others?
- Are you often sick or suffering from illness?
Possible Related Health issues: Joint pain, lower backache, elimination problems, obesity, constipation, anorexia, and poor immune system function.
Week 2- Awakening. Expanding Creativity and Passion. Using Sexual Energy for Creation and Accessing the Divine.
“Ceremonial Magic.” The Sacral Chakra. The second from the bottom of the seven chakras is about our relationships, creativity, sexuality, control and money.
It’s our time of developing individuality and realizing we are a separate entity from our parents and family. Here we learn about the polarity of opposites, male and female, positive and negative. Relationships with the opposite sex are explored here. Blocks in this second of the seven chakras brings lessons on jealousy, betrayal, control and power plays.
- Do you express your creativity?
- Are you comfortable with your sexuality and able to receive nurturing from others?
- Do you need to control, or give your power away to get something in return?
- Are you addicted to alcohol, drugs, sex, people or something else?
- Do you suffer from guilt, shame, anger, and are judgmental towards the past?
- Do you find it difficult to make money?
- Do you stand up for yourself…say what you mean and mean what you say?
- Do you make everything a crisis?
Possible Related Health Issues: Uterine or bladder problems, sexual difficulties, impotence, lack of flexibility, sciatica, lower back pain, and problems with large intestines.
Week 3 – Centering. Stepping into our Power. Creating True Balance in Life. Uniting our physical bodies with our Higher Selves, the every day with Spirituality.
“Devotion.” The Solar Plexus. This chakra connects us with the energy to “act” and is the seat of self-esteem and expressing our personal power. Our relationship to the world around us, and our beliefs about our place within it come from this the third of the seven chakras.
Self-honoring starts here. A healthy third chakra honors emotions, warmth, intellectual understanding, and self-confidence. A keen awareness of your personal power comes from this chakra. It is at this chakra that balance becomes possible through harmony between the upper three and lower three chakras.
When not in balance can cause fear of rejection, over sensitivity to criticism, the need to exert power over others, hot temper, demanding and blaming, judgmental attitudes, feelings of lack of recognition, aloofness, fear of something new, low energy, confusion over which direction to go, and low self-esteem. It is here we learn of self-empowerment, integrity and self-respect.
- Is passive-aggressive manipulation of others something you do to get your way?
- Do you feel like a victim?
- Do you compensate from low self-esteem and shame based feelings by being overly responsible?
- Can you follow your heart to break through blocks and fears?
- Are you afraid of change?
- What causes you to lose your power and why?
- Do you maintain your integrity by following through on what you say?
- Do you respect yourself and others too?
Possible Related Health Issues: diabetes, hypoglycemia, gallstones, nervousness, low energy, muscle cramps, stomach problems, lumbar spine, liver disorders.
Week 4 – Relating. Opening and interacting with Others. Sensitivity, Connecting, Vulnerability, Feelings, Emotions, Community, Love.
“Love-Wisdom” rules this chakra symbol. It’s at this chakra that we begin to see the possibilities of the internal and external world…the world of spirit and of form. The heart chakra is the integration point for the seven chakras of the body, because it holds the sacred spark of the divine and the intuition of the Mother.
When the heart chakra is open, we are able to forgive, our lungs are clear and our immune systems are healthy. The higher chakras cannot be assessed till we pass through the heart. A heavy heart is one that carries resentment and anger from denied feeling and emotions, as well as guilt.
To have a healthy heart, you must allow these suppressed emotions to surface, heal, and fall in love with yourselves. Or, suffer from bitterness and lack of forgiveness. An unhealthy heart chakra can cause feelings of isolation and despair. How you love your Self, you love others. The heart lessons are Self-Love and forgiveness of Your Self and Others.
- Do you allow yourself time alone for you?
- Do you practice true forgiveness by seeing your own faults?
- Do you carry a lot of sadness and emotional wounds in your heart that you don’t want to accept and look at?
- Are you able to let go of controlling everything and letting a balance between intellect and your feeling emotions have control?
Possible Related Health issues: high blood pressure, breathing difficulties, circulation problems, shortness of breath, chest pains, disorders of the heart, tension between the shoulders.
Week 5 – Communicating. Speaking your Truth. Finding your Authentic Voice. Sharing from your Heart. Storytelling.
“Active intelligence,” the Throat Chakra is associated with the fifth of the seven chakras. This chakra is all about choice, willpower and the right to speak and be heard. Speaking our peace is our God given right of choice. Having said this, not all we say gives us peace. Some of what we say dis-empowers us…some empowers. What we say is caused by unloving or loving imprints from our past again.
It is through this chakra that we manifest what we want in life. A healthy throat chakra makes your voice clear and it resonates with truth. The words are a creative expression of the honesty and trust we feel within.
Imbalances in this chakra make it difficult to communicate because we feel suppressed by swallowed emotions and feelings. The voice is weak and your feelings unclear or garbled. Integrity plays a huge part in the proper functioning of the throat chakra. Since it’s between the head and the heart it works to maintain integrity between what we think and what we feel. Self-empowerment is the main lesson of this chakra symbol.
- Do you express your thoughts and feelings so others understand?
- Is your voice clear and resonant when you speak?
- Do you believe you have the right to make choices for yourself that empower you?
- Are you a good listener?
- Do you lie in order to get your way?
- Do you have a good sense of timing and rhythm?
- Is your head and your heart going in opposite directions?
Possible Related Health issues: fever, ear infections, weariness, thyroid problems, disorders in the throat, ears, voice, neck, cervical spine, hypothalamus and esophagus problems.
Week 6 – Knowing. Wisdom. Intuition. Perception. Expanding Sight, Awareness, expanding our view and perspectives.
“Concrete Knowledge.” Our intuition and our ability to see with vision comes from here. It’s the center of divine wisdom, the spiritual eye that seeks to see and know the truth in all things. From the sixth of the seven chakra symbols we close our physical eyes and look at the world from all aspects of self. Our intuition becomes our guide.
A healthy third eye gives us the power to perceive every reflection from the outer world, as a direct call for us to accept it as ours, heal and love it.
Imbalances in this chakra cause us to become delusional, unimaginative, indifferent and to have poor memories. “Worry” , spaced-out, and poor concentration also plague a person with a sick third eye chakra.
- Do you trust your intuition?
- Can you let your imagination soar and visualize?
- Do you constantly justify and give reasons for acting without love?
- Do you have “insight” as to what’s happening in any situation?
- Do you have difficulty concentrating?
Possible Related Health issues: headaches, eye problems, pituitary and pineal glands, neurological problems.
Week 7 – Connecting. Oneness, Non- Duality. Connecting to Source. Spirituality. Discovering Life Purpose.
“Will and Power.” The Crown Chakra, is associated with this chakra. This chakra is located at the top of the head and spins very quickly as a 1000 petal lotus…our direct connection to Spirit/God (however you chose to name the Divine). Guidance comes directly to us from the divine and is received through this chakra.
Creator life force penetrates into our energy system through the crown, and moves down through the other energy centers to the root chakra. From here we are inspired by our Higher Selves, and filled with Grace, because we have a strong connection to a power greater than ourselves.
Imbalances in this chakra cause confusion, depression, senility, fear of success and lack of inspiration. The flow of spiritual energy is blocked in both directions. When this happens spiritual addiction and over intellectualizing occurs, as well as dissociation with the body.
- Do you feel inspired, and open to new ideas?
- Do you often feel confused or depressed?
- Do you meditate?
- Do you offer gratitude for all in this life?
- Do you complain about your Life or unhappiness?
- Are you in touch with a sense of your Higher Self?
Possible Related Healthy Issues: Migraines, brain tumors, coma, amnesia, nervous system and muscular system disorders, mental issues, and skin disorders.
Week 8 – Integrating. Creating a life of Whole Mind Body Spirit Sex Heart and Soul Connection. Living Life on Purpose, with Passion, in this body in every moment. Manifesting. “The Sacred Purpose of Orgasm.”
Here we will also explore the integration of our Shadow Selves and how only in knowing and coming into acceptance of our Shadow Selves can we embrace Life in its fullest.
“Filling the conscious mind with ideal conceptions is a characteristic of Western theosophy, but not the confrontation with the shadow and the world of darkness. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” – Carl Jung
Here we will explore living a life in full vitality and balance. Knowing and living your Truth, a meaningful, joyous and purposeful life. We will integrate how to remain mindful and calm even in a world of chaos.
“The Seven Chakra Symbols and Their Meanings.” article by Sandra Weaver
The Chakra Workbook, Anna Voigt
Wheels of Life, A User’s Guide to the Chakra System, Anodea Judith