Chakra Rituals: Awaken to Life Through Embodied Movement, Ritual, and Live Music
August 15–19, 2022
August 15, 2022
 - 
August 19, 2022
with Cristi Christensen and DJ Marques Wyatt plus special guest DvineOne
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The chakra system is one of the greatest gifts that the ancient yogis and rishis of India shared with the world. It is a powerful spiritual map for our healing and for the awakening of our consciousness so we can fully come alive!

This week is an invitation to explore this map and unlock the unbridled joy, creative power, and freedom that lives inside of you.

The ultimate goal of Yoga is to live in embodied enlightenment. It is to know and to feel the current of mukti (the force of liberation that expands you in the direction of pure potentiality and higher consciousness), and to feel and celebrate bhukti (the gift of embodiment and all the pleasures and abundance of earthly reality).  This workshop offers us the opportunity to bring these concepts into reality and into our living beings.

Through embodied ritual practices of yoga, live music, dance, meditation, sounding, and communion with nature, you will begin to build an intimate connection with each of your energy centers and work to break through the blockages that keep you stuck, stagnate, and from experiencing the fullness of your power and life. We will dive deeply into the chakra system through accessible, dynamic, and interactive discussions and exercises.  

Each day, Cristi will guide us in her signature, dynamic chakra-based vinyasa, woven with mudra and pranayama, supported by the sacred rhythms and healing soundscapes of our musical guides. DJ Marques Wyatt and DVINE1 aka Joel Long will be playing sitar and percussion.

These practices will be enhanced by a variety of daily rituals, including:

  • Interactive lecture and discussions about each of the chakras.
  • Movement meditations.
  • The Deep Exhale, Cristi and Marques Wyatt's signature yoga and dance experience that merges the worlds of breath, music (live and DJ), inspiration, and movement. Together they will guide you into your body, stir up your emotions, and leave you swimming in a pool of liberation. This offering of soul worship and celebration will be book-ending your experience.
  • Deeply nourishing soma practice, including essential oils and journaling.
  • Spending time in nature to activate our chakras through the five sacred elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space.

Join us as we turn the yoga dance floor into a ritual of self-expression. You’re invited to experience every ritual as a prayer to your highest self that will return you home to your body and to nature, awaken pleasure, and give you permission to feel. Ignite your power. Heal your heart. Claim your vision and voice. Connect to your own divinity and celebrate this gift of life!

Recommended reading: Chakra Rituals by Cristi Christensen.

Cristi Christensen

Cristi Christensen

Cristi Christensen is a global embodiment and transformation leader. With her best selling book, Chakra Rituals, and two decades of teaching experience, Cristi has become a leading voice for women’s awakening and liberation. She shares her teachings across more than 20 countries around the world.

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Marques Wyatt

Marques Wyatt

Marques Wyatt is a seminal pioneer and one of the most respected DJs in the United States. A West Coast legend and founder of the long running (20 years) institution for dance music, DEEP-LA, Marques' selections are sure to stir up some emotions and are known to turn huge dance floors into intimate rituals.

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Workshop Schedule

Monday
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

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Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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