Raja Yoga Lund is inviting Katrina Repka for a weekend-long workshop where you will be given the opportunity to dive deep on the subject of the subtle body and the chakras. Katrina have been studying yoga for twenty-six years and has authored books like Breathing Space and Chakra Yoga: Balancing Energy for Physical, Spiritual and Mental Well-Being.
Schedule and Contents
9:30 – 10:45 Lecture: Introduction to the Subtle Body and the 7 main Chakras
This lecture will provide an overview of the seven major chakras and teach you how to integrate the chakra system into an individualized yoga asana practice. We will look at how the chakras govern specific aspects of body and mind, and ways to balance the chakras through proper alignment in asana. Both this morning and afternoon’s practices are based on the teachings of Alan Finger and Katrina Repka’s book Chakra Yoga: Balancing Energy for Physical, Spiritual, and Mental Well-being.
11:00 – 12:30: Chakra Balancing Asana Class
In this asana class we will explore the 7 main chakras and how to use ISHTA alignment principles to create a more balancing practice.
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 15:30: The Energetics of the Chakras
In this lecture we will go deeper in to our chakra discovery, focusing on the iconography of the chakras and the ancient sciences of Mantra and Yantra.
15:45 – 17:00: Chakra Bhedana Meditation Class
This practice will incorporate pre-meditative asana, chakra meditation with mantra and yantra, and grounding mantras for energetic healing.
9:30 – 10:45 Lecture: Introduction to ISHTA Tantra and Kriya Yoga
Tantra comes from the root words tanoti, which means “expansion”, and trayati, which means “liberation”. This lecture will focus on the Tantric approach to the practice of yoga, and will bring to life the concepts of duality and non-duality as embodied by the energetic forces of Shiva/Shakti. We will also look at the practice of Kriya Yoga, and how practicing both Tantra and Kriya can profoundly deepen the daily experience of yoga.
11:00 – 12:30: ISHTA Tantra in Practice
In this practice we will explore the technique of Sah/Ham kriya in asana, followed by the ISHTA diksha meditation. We will experience using Nadi Shodhana pranayama to delve in to the state of sense withdrawal known as pratyahara, and then move consciousness through different levels of the brain (known as the vayus) so as to experience the profound state of Samadhi.
Price: 2950 SEK (2700 SEK for students) Lunch for both days is included in the price.
Registration: You can register for this workshop by filling out the form below.
Note: This workshop will be held in English
About the Teacher:
I have been studying yoga for twenty-six years and teaching for sixteen. My early training was in Ashtanga yoga, but I have been primarily influenced by the unique blend of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda—ISHTA Yoga—that is the creation of Yogiraj Alan Finger, with whom I study and work closely. In 2009, Alan conferred on me the title of Yogiraj. This means that I maintain the highest standard of yoga knowledge and teaching in the ISHTA yoga lineage, and it is a very great honour.
I teach for a wide range of needs and abilities. My private clients have included bankers, actors, athletes, pre- and post- natal women, mummies and babies, and the chronically ill. I have taught group classes from Beginner to Advanced.
Having moved to New York City from my native Canada, from 2001-2005 I taught private individuals, group classes, and teacher trainings at Be Yoga/Yoga Works. In the spring of 2006 I moved to London, where I continue to teach group and private classes in Notting Hill. These days my main focusis teacher training and mentoring teachers, and running advanced ISHTA retreats and workshops both in London and internationally.
My hope and aim in teaching yoga is to facilitate personal transformation, inside and out. Correct alignment through asana is the key to creating harmony and balance in the body, whilst pranayama and meditation are essential for inner peace and connection to spirit. Blending the ancient and contemporary sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda, ISHTA teaching caters to the individual student’s needs with intelligence and authenticity.
I have written articles for Yoga Magazine UK and have had a weekly column in Metro newspapers worldwide. I have also been featured in Telegraph, The New York Times, Elle, Guardian, Tatler, BBC, Grove, Yoga Journal, Time Out London, and Vogue.
Read more about Katrina on her website: www.katrinarepka.com