South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master Alan Finger was recognized as one of the top 100 influential yoga teachers by Sonima in 2016. He began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father Mani Finger and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga. ISHTA is an acronym for The Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda, and also translates to “That which resonates with the individual spirit” in Sanskrit. The ISHTA style integrates breath-based flow yoga with alignment, meditation and healing bodywork. Before creating a home for ISHTA, Alan co-founded Yoga Zone, Be Yoga and Yoga Works. Alan has co-authored several books including Introduction to Yoga with Al Bingham and Chakra Yoga andBreathing Space with Katrina Repka. He recently released his fifth book Tantric View of the Sutras with Shambala Publications. Alan travels the world to share his teachings. He currently lives and teaches in New York City where he co-owns ISHTA Yoga with his wife, Sarah Finger.
Sarah Finger is the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga, LLC and the private yoga teacher of Dr. Deepak Chopra. She has shared the elevating tools of ISHTA to the yoga community worldwide through trainings, workshops, and retreats which she co-teaches with her husband, Yoga Master Alan Finger. Sarah believes that the yoga practice is a reflection of the reality we create for ourselves off the mat, and that a deeper awareness of our habits can both transform and empower us to connect to our most authentic self. Sarah is a legacy ambassador for Lululemon and the Board President for Exhale to Inhale, a non-profit organization that teaches yoga to survivors of domestic violence. Always a seeker, Sarah considers motherhood to be her greatest spiritual practice. Her daughter, Satya, inspires her to live a life based on love and unbound potential.
BALANCING THE CHAKRAS THROUGH YOGA
SATURDAY AUGUST 3RD
CHATHAM COMMUNITY CENTER
9:30 – 11AM
In this workshop, we will explore how the different chakras manifest and come into balance through our yoga practice. Sarah will help you to create physical harmony through asanas, while Alan will share the tools of Kriya meditation to create inner and outer resonance. Find balance within yourself and with the Universe, bringing clarity, wisdom, and universal intelligence into each moment of your life.
CHAKRAS FOR SELF-EMPOWERMENT
SUNDAY AUGUST 4TH
11AM – 2PM
The chakras are energetic wheels of energy that serve as the headquarters of each element in the body: earth, fire, air, and space. They have a profound effect on our physical, emotional and energetic states and they govern much of our decision making in life. When we are conscious of the chakras and how they influence us, we can use tools of sound and visual to help us come into alignment with our truest, most authentic Self. When the chakras are dis-harmonized, so are the choices we make. In this workshop we will explore how the different chakras manifest and effect us in every day living. Alan Finger will teach you how to use the tools of Kriya and meditation, while Sarah Platt-Finger will lead us through a lecture to empower you to live a life from wisdom, integrity, and unbounded potential.
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