What kind of sessions can you sign up for with Chris?
Yoga + Nidra
Yoga is an ancient spiritual tradition developed in India with the express purpose of spiritual liberation. Yoga means ‘union’ or ‘yolk’, and it’s eight limbs work together to consciously unify your Highest Self with divine wisdom. A true yoga practice includes meditation, self-study, breathwork, concentration, contemplation, and ethical development. When practicing yoga with Chris, you'll:
align your behaviors with your purpose deepen your breath capacity + connect breath to movement purify and stabilize develop deep self-awareness access and prioritize the best parts of yourself sharpen your ability to recognize and honor your divine power and your human limitations intentionally concentrate and redistribute your own internal energy create balance in your physical body, your mind and your external environment practice becoming one with divine source
Mindfulness matters. Meditation works. We know this. But do we know what they are?
In mindfulness, we develop awareness. We actively notice our thoughts and make a concerted effort to disempower the thoughts that harm us, disable us, or keep us from reaching our potential while learning how to empower the thoughts that help us understand our true power and worth. This is highly valuable and a critical first step toward healing, enlightenment and meditation. In mindfulness practices, we develop tricks, tips, routines, images and other ways of helping us maintain one-pointed focus. We learn to stop identifying with every thought we have, and importantly, we learn to decipher our true beliefs from those we have absorbed from society, family, and others. With mindfulness practices, we are able to understand our true purpose and minimize any parts of our habits and beliefs that keep us from achieving that purpose! With mindfulness, we engage in the active process of figuring out how to purify + heal.
Meditation goes beyond mindfulness. In meditation, we cultivate consciousness of the divine and unite with source + creation. We embody oneness and non-attachment. We remove the ego and land fully in the highest Self. We operate from a place of complete faith. We only come to experience meditation as a consequence of a consistent mindfulness practice. We may experience it briefly during a mindfulness practice, or we may eventually come to walk this earth as an embodiment of meditation. Either way, Rest In Power Yoga and Reiki can help you on your path.
Sound Healing is an effective way to create freedom in the body via the power of vibration.
Using a variety of traditional African instruments and crystal + metal singing bowls, Chris creates a sonic experience that allows for a relatively passive practice on your part. Many people choose to lay down during sound healing, which makes for a minimum input, maximum output practice.
Human bodies are made up of between 50% and 70% water, depending on a person's age and unique body. As the instruments play, the vibrations move through the air and literally vibrate the fluids and tissues in the body, allowing for powerful movement to occur without you having to move your body. This can help release blockages, both energetic (awareness, fear, etc) and physical (clearing the throat, muscle tension, etc), and many people literally feel themselves vibrating during the session.
Sound healing is powerful. It can help process things that are not yet at the level of the psyche, meaning you can't yet "talk it out." It can be very effective at bringing awareness and openness to chakra points. Sound healing allows the practitioner to feel held and supported while all of this takes place.
Through Rest In Power Yoga + Reiki, you can receive private or group sound healing.
Yoga Nidra is often referred to as the yoga of sleep. Nidra is the Hindu Goddess of Sleep, but you needn't be a Hiindu practitioner to appreciate and welcome her energy. The practice of Yoga Nidra seeks to support the union of mind, body, and spirit by welcoming in her energy and presence. Typically people practice yoga nidra laying down in Savasana, your favorite pose at the end of yoga class.
When welcoming Nidra, we move through the 5 layers of energetic experience, called the 5 Koshas, allowing the outer, more material layers of experience to fall away from our consciousness. We surrender to the inner, subtle layers and experience bliss. To experience this, we must remain awake and aware at the level of consciousness. If we fully fall asleep, we are engaging in necessary rest and relaxation, but may not experience the full benefits of Nidra’s presence.
In Yoga Nidra: the body and mind fall asleep, but our consciousness remains awake and aware our beliefs disappear all pairs of opposites cease to exist the ego dissolves
As a result, we experience:
deep restoration improved memory unfettered access to our inner Self unfettered connection to divinity unfettered access to our life’s purpose healing empowerment clarity