Chakra Journeys – The Heart Chakra

With Lisa Silverstein

Sunday Feb 10th, 1-4pm

$35 + hst, Register HERE

The Chakras are organizational centres for receiving, assimilating, storing and expressing the life force energy throughout the body. In this series we will use yoga, bio-energetic exercises, breathing practices, sounding and meditation to clear out old blockages in these centers, gaining insight into our development and bringing more ease and vitality to body, mind, and spirit.

The Heart Chakra, Anahata, meaning unstruck, takes us into the element of air and the realm of love and compassion. Associations in the body are with chest, lungs, diaphragm, shoulders, arms, hands, heart, blood, and the respiratory and circulatory system. As we open the chest and expand the breath we are consciously choosing to let go of old defensive patterns and to cultivating more harmonious qualities such as unconditional love, empathy, compassion, generosity, forgiveness, and trust. In healing the heart chakra, we literally open the gateway from earth to heaven and heaven to earth. Learning to love and respect ourselves on our own and in relation to others, we create a strong balance within for integrating the personal and universal energies. Come open to the joy and wisdom in your heart!

Lisa Silverstein is a one of LYH’s original teachers. She ran and co-directed the studio with Jayelle Lindsay for over 15 years and has helped to make it the warm and vibrant place it is. Lisa brings decades of experience to her teaching. With a background in Early Childhood Education she helps students access their youthfulness and innate sense of movement and breath. Lisa is certified through the Kripalu Centre in Massachusetts as well as Esther Myers Studio in Toronto. A recent sabbatical took her across the US to California where she studied Chakra Healing and Integration with Anodea Judith and then to India where she immersed herself in the traditional teachings of yoga. With depth of wisdom and a lighthearted approach, Lisa’s classes are insightful, playful, and accessible to all ages and abilities.