Date & Time
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Intro on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 pm – Class starts March 27
One of the most powerful and complete means for awakening, healing and transformation is chakra practice. Central to the yoga tradition, chakras are spiritual, psychological and emotional energy centers that exist within the human subtle body. In this class we will explore the unique purpose and function of each chakra. Ideally each works in harmony with the rest; however, for most, their full expression is hampered by long-held negative conditionings and suppressions (karmas). This results in a disharmony of function—for example, a fifth chakra calling to self-express and have our talents shine can be inhibited by a first chakra fear of losing safety and security. The yogic approach to addressing these disharmonies offers time-tested, experiential, vibrational and energetic practices to purify the chakras and bring them into full radiant expression. We will explore mantras, symbols and archetypes associated with the chakras—including the five elements—and the yogic practices of vichara (inquiry), pranayama (breath practice), mudra (hand seals), bandha (energy locks) and kumbhak (breath holding) to bring greater clarity and harmony to our inner and outer lives.
A Weekly Class
(5 Sessions) Wednesdays, March 27 – April 24, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Members $140/ Nonmembers $175
New York Open Center
Thomas Amelio intensely studied yogic disciplines and philosophy in India, where he edited Rajarshi Muni’s classic, Yoga–The Ultimate Spiritual Path. He is a founding member of, and has been a senior teacher at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health for over 35 years, and is President Emeritus of the NY Open Center in New York City. His latest CD is Mantra Darshan–Vedic and Tantric invocations for meditative absorption.