Kundalini with Kati continues this weekend!
Kundalini yoga incorporates the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga into a cohesive and integrated system. It is perfect for people who want both the immediate and long-term physical benefits of yoga and the transformative power of an uplifted consciousness.
Kundalini yoga is practiced in kriya form. A kriya is a “complete action;” a series of exercises, postures, breathwork, and mantras that are purposefully combined to have a calibrated overall effect. These four classes will benefit your immune and glandular system, ability to deal with difficult emotion and open your heart.
No previous experience with yoga or kundalini yoga is necessary. An open mind, however, is a must.
Dates: Saturday, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 10 – 1115 am
Yoga is an energy management system called nadis. Yoga poses, breathing practices and mudras are practiced to build awareness of blockages or challenges of the nadis. This is step one. Often there can be emotional and physical holding in this area that can contribute to physical and energetic binding. After cultivating an awareness of the subtle body, one can then apply yoga poses and pranayama to effect change. The pelvis is the transmission station of the feet and legs to communicate with the upper body. And the pelvic floor is the seat of the root chakra which is usually associated with the earth element. Come explore the lower body energy and chakra systems.
September 20, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm | Online | $45
Camille’s yoga journey began in San Francisco. Back in 2013, she was a college athlete looking for a new fitness outlet and stumbled upon her first class: A Power Level 3 flow. It was the craziest, hardest experience she’d encountered in a long time and she was instantly hooked.
Since that first practice, Camille has taken yoga classes throughout California and always loved it as a form of movement, but it wasn’t until the pandemic that she began to learn about what yoga really means. Like many, self-care and discovery became a central part of quarantine life, and through this, she began her daily meditation practice. More and more yoga teachers that she discovered combined yoga and mindfulness in a way she had never seen before. Asana became a journey of self study. This encouraged her to deepen her knowledge of yoga’s roots and purpose, which eventually led her to Yoga District’s 200-hour training in DC.
Now that her 200 hours are complete, she is eager and excited to share what she’s learned with others. Her classes will always have an emphasis on Svadhyaya, or self-study, and will encourage every practitioner to use yoga to deepen their relationship with self and higher purpose.
We love and appreciate you! To help our community thrive, and to celebrate each other, we are hosting a FREE Community Class on Friday, September 16 from 6 – 7 pm. Come be a part of this all levels, inclusive event. Photos will be taken so we’ll ask your permission and preference first.
Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Johanna Olivas
A cacao ceremony is a sacred space to go deep within your heart. Through guided breathwork and meditation, Johanna will take you on an inward journey to uncover what the body can reveal to you about stuck emotions, energy and patterns that play out in the mind and in your everyday interactions and relationships. During a cacao ceremony we create the sacred container where you can examine all of these things and gently release them from the body and your energetic field.
The Cacao Ceremony will be 90 minutes long and will incorporate sound healing to help alchemize the subtle energetic transformations that happen when working with the power of ceremonial grade cacao and vibrational sound healing. Johanna will play a variety of instruments to help you integrate the wisdom from your body and the cacao.
Cacao has been a sacred part of the cultures of Central and South America for at least 3,000 years. Cacao is rich in antioxidants, minerals, theobromine and mood regulating neurotransmitters. As a plant medicine, it is considered to be the ultimate heart opener and a meditative aid. The stimulant effects of cacao are various, from being a soft, durable energiser to an enhancer for happiness, pleasure and motivation. A true gift for heart, body & mind.
Cacao is a sacred, powerful plant medicine that has been used for thousands of years in ancient South and Central American tribes for medicinal, spiritual and ceremonial purposes. Cacao is a true heart opener and gentle in a way that she lets YOU decide if you are ready to let go and move deeper and deeper into your divine callings in this lifetime.
September 10 | 5 – 6:30p | In-person | $45