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ROCK YOUR CHAKRAS, Roll Your Yamas - Non-Violence/The Heart

Week 1 of 10 - RYC RYY Beyond The Asana
YAMA - Ahimsa / Non-Violence
CHAKRA - Anahata / The Heart

PHYSIOLOGICAL FOCUS - Thymus gland, Thoracic Spine, Chest, Upper back

ENERGETIC FOCUS - Love, Relationship, Compassion

COLOUR - Emerald Green.


81 Nanson Street, Perth WA, AU 6014

Type of Event

  • Course

Yoga Styles



Feb 7
09:30 amto11:00 am

Week 1 of 10 - RYY RYY Beyond The Asana
YAMA - Ahimsa / Non-Violence
CHAKRA - Anahata / The Heart



Full Description

Week 1 of this 10 week series explore's Yoga's 8 limbed groove with a particular focus on the very foundation of the practice, and an exploration into the Yama of Non-harm, Ahimsa.

Adventure with Tanaya, through the virtues of Yoga, beyond aesthetics, into a space where any ‘body’ can practice no matter what shape, size, or circumstance. Birthed over two decades of exploration into the Chakras, Raja Yoga, and various movement forms - from physical theatre and dance, to Tai Chi, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique, and Meridian Practice - this ten class journey into the heart of yoga is designed to Rock & Align Your Chakras, and unleash the most magnificent version of you!

Over 10 classes & 10 weeks we explore, understand and embody the jewels of yoga, with particular focus on the Yamas & Niyamas (the very foundation of Patanjali’s eight-fold path of yoga), interwoven with a guided flow of asana encompassing the most ancient system of subtle energy - the Chakras.

Simply put, the Yamas & Niyamas are a set of ten yogi precepts - comparative to the Christian & Jewish Ten Commandments, or the Ten Virtues of Buddhism. They are like a map written to guide us on our life's journey. They represent yoga's ethical practice, and offer a powerful and effective set of tools that can be utilised on and off the mat. The ‘Yamas' are things not to do - when, where and how to practice restraint, while the ‘Niyamas’ are things to do - observances that can assist us in fulfilling our greatest potential. These ten jewels, if understood and practiced, may well be the most rewarding adventure we ever embark upon. Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-Stealing, Moderation, Non-Attachment, Purity, Contentment, Self-Discipline, Self-Study and Surrender; the secret ingredients to a well-rounded practice, and a bountiful life.

The 7 Chakras are energy centres that run the length of our spine, connecting with different aspects and elements of our body and being. As each Yama & Niyama also carries its own energy and focus, each one bares a special connection to one or more of the chakras. In this ten class series we explore some of those connections, delving into the philosophy of the first two limbs of yoga amidst a correlating flow of chakra specific yoga postures.

In developing an understanding of what each chakra represents, combined with the teachings of the Yamas and Niyamas, blockages can be cleared, and our life-force energy revitalised. We feel more balanced, equanimous, and in general more at one with ourselves and the world around us. Our lives begin to flow, and we begin to flow more in our lives, regardless of our circumstances.

For the keen yogi, particularly if asana is the primary focus, it is relevant to note that in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, there are sixteen sutras (II:30-45) devoted to the Yamas & Niyamas, making the first two limbs the most highly regarded aspect of the entire text. In this light, we could say that without at least a willingness to understand and work at these principles, our practice becomes one dimensional.

This ten week class series has been composed in a present-day context for quick and easy access to an age-old wisdom. Each class is a self-contained journey, offering a pearl of yogic wisdom amidst a liberating and juicy flow of chakra specific movement, followed by a guided relaxation, so if you can't make all ten classes, feel free to attend on a class-to-class basis. The Rock Your Chakras, Roll Your Yamas course content provides participants with a dynamic yogi toolbox that can be used on the mat, as well as in every aspect of our lives. Suitable for the absolute beginner to the well rehearsed yogi, this ten class series is recommended for anyone seeking a more holistic yoga practice, and evolved understanding of yoga, beyond the asana.