This is an intensive 5-days yoga workshop about the energy centers (chakras) with Martine le Chenic.
The asanas in the light of the first three energy centers
Each series of poses (standing, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions) put into play through movement a place of energy, a center of a specific force (chakra). These centers resonate throughout the glandular system. The first three centers (muladhara, svadisthana and manipura chakras) are the most important; they are the ones which support and nourish the other four. During our time together, we will explore how these postures/asanas impact the endocrinal system and thus our health by creating the space and internal dynamic related to these centers.
This workshop will be in English, without translation.
About Martine le Chenic
In 1972, after finishing her studies in philosophy and art history in France, Martine dedicated herself to the study of yoga at the side of BKS Iyengar in India and Viktor Van Kooten in Europe. She became one of the most senior Iyengar yoga teachers on the continent.
In 1993 her urge to understand the workings of the inner body led her to the chi master V. Stevanovitch with whom she studied Chinese energy arts. Her work with him equipped her with the precise energy tools for her exploration of the interior world. Under this influence she began studying Chinese medicine as well as different types of oriental massage (shiatsu, do in, ayurvedic massage) from J.B. Rishi and the Japanese masters Namikoshi and Matsunaga. This work allowed her to bring these healing arts into hospitals and centres of alternative medicine where she worked on patients and at the same time trained the staff in these technics.
Along with her studies of yogic and Chinese energy arts, Martine was also influenced very early on by the spirit of Celtic and American indian shamanism. Her most recent research has led her to the study of sound and subsequently to the healing properties of vibration.
Martine’s teaching reflects her thorough understanding of the way energy circulates in the human body and offers the students the possibility of awakening body consciousness in the presence of space. Through precision, silence and breath, one learns to recognise the unity of spirit, body and heart. Her gift as a teacher is her ability to transmit and share her experience step by step, inviting everyone to perceive directly a way of immediate and intuitive knowledge of Life.
Martine gives classes, workshops and trains yoga teachers in France and abroad. She participates at different congresses about yoga, ethics, health, art and the sacred.
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A deposit of 70€ is required to book a place. Payments can be made by PayPal, credit/debit card or in cash.