Chakras & Embodiment

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12-Week Online Group Program
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12-Week Online Group Program
Be the first to know when enrollment opens in 2022

Learn the fundamentals of the Chakra System as a way of balancing, restoring, and healing your energy body.

Included in the 12-Week Program

Weekly Community Class + Discussion

2-hour live via Zoom, recording available for 3 weeks. Connect and process your experiences in supportive community.

Journal Prompts, Art Projects, and Rituals

Prompts, creative projects, and spiritual coaching to connect to your Chakras and the world around you — this program is about embodiment, not just intellect.

Virtual Community Space

Continue the conversation and bond in our private online community (not a Facebook group, but something similar!)

Weekly Somatic-Based Movement Class

60-minute movement class– join live via Zoom or watch the recording on your own time.

3 Embodiment and Meditation Videos per Week

3 short practices (5-15 minutes each) per week to help you weave these concepts into your daily life.

Q & A Calls

Josie will answer your written questions each week in the online forum. Zoom Q & A calls are also held several times throughout the 12 weeks.

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What sets this program apart?

Embodied exploration: go beyond theory

The class is hands-on, intentionally built to be experiential instead of theoretical. Each week you will learn practical skills, tools, and experiences to better understand which parts of your energy body are overworking and which parts are underworking. You will learn how to bring each Chakra into better balance with itself and with the greater whole.

A tapestry of global perspectives

We use methods from western perspectives, and those from more ancient lineages and indigenous practices, to help  you understand how your energy centers affect each other, your relationships, and the world around you.

Building your web of interconnection

Deeply connect to your body, to your creativity, to your health, to the community, and to your spirituality.

You will emerge with an understanding of the subtle factors that can either help you thrive or struggle and the best ways for you to feel more balanced, whole, and able to make more positive change in the world.

Who is this for?

This program is for people who:

  • are interested in having an embodied experience of the Chakra System,
    such as structured assignments, to give them creative, artistic, somatic, and ritual experiences
  • are interested in having a community experience
  • are interested in learning from others’ experiences and in sharing their own
  • have some (or no) Chakra knowledge
  • know about the Chakras but have not had an embodied experience of them
  • have some, or little, experience with meditation and are looking to grow their practice
  • are interested in their own well-being and healing, and how it can improve not only their lives but those around them

Who is this not for?

This program is not for people who:

  • are experienced Yoga or Chakra practitioners (10+ years)
  • have studied the Vedas or the Tantric Yogic practices for many years
  • believe their self-healing is solely an individual experience
  • are seeking a replacement for a licensed mental health counselor (this course does not replace psychotherapy)

What will we do each week?

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: First Chakra
Week 3: Second Chakra
Week 4: Rest & Integrate
Week 5: Third Chakra
Week 6: Fourth Chakra
Week 7: Fifth Chakra
Week 8: Rest & Integrate
Week 9: Sixth Chakra
Week 10: Seventh Chakra
Week 11: Integration
Week 12: Closure

 

Intro & Chakra Weeks include:

  1. Weekly Community Call (live, recording available for 3 weeks, ~ 2 hours)
  2. Weekly Embodiment Class (60+ minutes, attend live or view recording)
  3. “Know Your Chakra” Guide
  4. Written support in the online community forum
  5. 3 shorter videos (5-15 minutes each) of meditations and embodiment practices
  6. Rituals and activities for strengthening your connection to the Chakras
  7. Journal and writing prompts
  8. Prayers, Intentions, and Litanies
  9. Mutual support from other participants in our online community group

 

Plus: Surprise bonuses throughout the program!

Rest & Integration Weeks Include:

  1. Q&A Call
  2. Written support in the online community forum
  3. Activities to integrate and weave together what you’ve  learned
  4. Opportunity to go back and revisit activities; invitations to dive deeper or to rest
  5. Mutual support from other participants in our online community forum
  6. Bonus journal prompts and rituals

Plus: Surprise bonuses throughout the program!

 

About Your Facilitator

About Josie

Josie brings over two decades of teaching and facilitation to this project.  Her original training was in theatre and dance education and pedagogy.

Josie is trained in functional and experiential anatomy, Pilates, personal training, Yoga, meditation, and somatics.  Josie is a level 3 Franklin Method educator (one of the few in the world) and has trained directly with the founder, Eric Franklin.  Josie has been in deep practice with Chakra teacher and herbalist Debra Bluth for decades, has been a Yoga and meditation student of Kevin Courtney 2007, and has been a student of former Martha Graham dancer and acupuncturist Marcus Schulkind since 2000.

Josie has a particular interest in trauma-informed movement practice, highly informed by her own journey in healing PTSD, and has studied with Bessel Van Der Kolk, David Emerson and Jen Turner, Peter Levine, Richard Schwartz, Steven Porges, Nityda Gessel, Zabie Yamasaki and Susanna Barkataki.  Additionally, Josie has studied bodywork in the disciplines of myofascial mobilization, Trigger Point, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki.  She has ongoing anti-racist practice with Gail Burton in the study of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, as well as in other collectives, and also works as a professional dance and theatre artist.

Josie sees movement and somatic work as a healing method of working with our bodies to create transformation that sustains over time.

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Let’s see what people are saying…

Danielle M

She / They
Public Health Professional

My biggest a-ha moment was the importance of healthy boundaries . . . boundaries between myself and other people; with my spirituality and what I let into my head and my spirit; boundaries that I keep with myself to help keep myself from spiraling into negative thoughts. 

I am starting to see the gradual shift towards being more patient with myself. Feeling more connected to the earth around me, the people around me, and to my own sense of spirituality.

I think the biggest thing this class has given me is both the hope and the vision of getting to that point and developing those habits over time.

 

Anonymous

 

 

I was able to tie some Chakra stuff to some of the anti-racist work I’ve been thinking about and it allowed me to think about what type of world do I want to be working toward? What do I want for people in general? And not just “What are my personal goals?”

I feel like I’m learning what practical tools I need to help take care of my different energy centers and how that’s connected. I don’t think I had any habits around that before, and so now I have tools that I can make habits with.

 

Claire L

She / Her
Dancer

I have honored my needs for rest much more.

One of the things I’ve been paying more attention to is this energy input, energy output, and the value that holds in my own body. And I feel like because of that, I’ve been a lot more protective of my boundaries and more intentional of what I am giving my energy to in ways that I was not before.

Working at a slower pace does not make me any less valuable as a contributor to society.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who:

  • are interested in having an embodied experience of the Chakra System,
    such as structured assignments, to give them creative, artistic, somatic, and ritual experiences
  • are interested in having a community experience
  • are interested in learning from others’ experiences and in sharing their own
  • have some (or no) Chakra knowledge
  • know about the Chakras but have not had an embodied experience of them
  • have some, or little, experience with meditation and are looking to grow their practice
  • are interested in their own well-being and healing, and how it can improve not only their lives but those around them

This course is NOT for people who:

  • are experienced Yoga or Chakra practitioners (10+ years)
  • have studied the Vedas or the Tantric Yogic practices for many years
  • believe their self-healing is solely an individual experience
  • are seeking a replacement for a licensed mental health counselor (this course does not replace psychotherapy)

What if I cannot attend the zoom sessions? Will it be recorded?

Calls are recorded. Community Calls recordings will be available for three weeks. All other recordings will be available until the next cohort, at which point the recordings will be updated.

What will we learn and do each week?

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: First Chakra
Week 3: Second Chakra
Week 4: Rest, Review, Restore
Week 5: Third Chakra
Week 6: Fourth Chakra
Week 7: Fifth Chakra
Week 8: Rest, Review, Restore
Week 9: Sixth Chakra
Week 10: Seventh Chakra
Week 11: Integration
Week 12: Rest, Review, Restore, and Closure

 

Intro + Chakra Weeks include:

  1. Weekly Community Call (180 minutes, live and no recording;)
  2. Weekly Somatics Class (60-75 minutes, attend live or watch recording;)
  3. “Know your Chakra” sheet
  4. Text-based office hours in our online community group
  5. 3 shorter videos (5-15 minutes each) of meditations and somatic practices
  6. Rituals and activities for strengthening your connection to the Chakras
  7. Journal and writing prompts
    Prayers, Intentions, and Litanies
  8. Mutual support from other participants in our online community group

Plus: Opening ritual during Week

Rest Weeks include:

  1. One hour of zoom-based office hours
  2. One hour text-based office hours in our community group
  3. Time to integrate what you’ve already learned or go back and revisit activities
  4. Mutual support from other participants in our online community group
  5. Bonus journal prompts or rituals

Plus: Parting Ritual during Week 12

What makes this course different than the other Chakra courses? Why should I choose this one?

Here are some elements that make this course stand out:

  • This course has a unique focus on physical embodiment practices
  • Course is designed to help you sense and experience your energy body
  • We directly work with the relationship between the physical body and the energy body
  • We work from a variety of global modalities, including Vedic and Tantric Yoga, Franklin Method, Bartineff Fundamentals, somatic experiencing, Body Mind Centering, Pilates, trauma-informed practices
  • We’ll use ancient meditation techniques and more modern, creative ones. We’ll also weave in art making, writing, ritual, and an awareness of nature and its cycles
  • This program works with how the Chakras affect each other and their interconnectedness; as we work to create awareness and balance in one area of the Chakra System, we will bring attention to how different areas shift, change, heal, and grow
  • We intentionally work in the community with an awareness that our healing is not an individual act; that as we work on our energy centers, we get better at being in relationships
  • We consider how we show up and contribute to our local and global communities
  • This course is intentionally taught with a lens on anti-oppression practices, looking at the ways we could be together in different ways than we have been patterned in the past. We acknowledge that our liberation is tied to each others’ and that we must practice deep listening, stability, and care
  • In that, we acknowledge that knowledge of the Chakra Cystem could not have come to the United States without our history of oppression and colonialism. As a result, we may not fully know what new models we want to embody and inhabit

How many hours per week should I set aside for this program?

This program is a deep dive into embodying and practicing our experience with the chakra system. Ultimately, you can choose how much you’d like to engage. To get the most out of the class, plan to allocate:

  • 2 hours for the Community Calls
  • 60+ minutes for the Embodiment Class (which can be done either after the live calls or on your own time via the video recording)
  • 2-3 hours per week for rituals, meditations, movement practices, writing, art-making projects, Q&A, and  community engagement
  • This is a total of 5-6 hours per week
  • There will be Rest & Integration weeks where you’ll have the opportunity to rest, review previous content, or weave together concepts and practices that we’ve touched on

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be given only if the participant has engaged in all of the activities in the first three modules (Introduction, First Chakra, and Second Chakra), including the live community meetings, and is still disappointed in the program. Refund requests must be made in writing along with submitting all of the art projects, journal prompt entries, and reflections on ritual experiences.