Join me, Dr. Christie Smirl, for an 8 week live online course to create sacred sadhana inspired and based on my new album Kali Samadhi - Transmissions to Ma. Sadhana is one's personal spiritual practice. Each week, I will share my own personal sadhana. Participants will learn how to incorporate and strengthen their own spiritual practice. I will share my journey and why each album track was chosen. For every sadhana practice, students will learn the mantra, pronunciation and meaning. Each class will also include a meditation process and an additional sadhana option such as yoga poses, mindful movement or hand mudras series.
Classes will be live online Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm. If you can not attend class, there will be a recording to access afterwards. You will have access to the recorded class for 2 months.
Every class will include:
Links to the album track
Handout with mantra words
Suggested sadhana practices
Guided in class practice
WEEK 1 - INITIAL CONTACT Initial Contact is dedicated to Ganesha. This sadhana development class will be centered around removing obstacles, energy grounding, opening to new possibilities and creating alignment. Students will learn a meditation practice, mantra and yoga asana flow to practice to the music track.
WEEK 2 - SOLARIA During this class students will learn a mantra, meditation as well as the traditional yoga asana series surya namaskar (sun salutations) synchronized to the 12 names of the sun. Solaria will help to awaken your inner radiance and healing of the sun.
WEEK 3 - UNSHAKEN Unshaken is a sadhana practice dedicated to the divine in all of us. During this class, students will be encouraged to create strength in the face of hardships. Students will learn the personal significance behind this song as well as the meaning of the mantra. In addition students will participate in a meditation and or yoga flow series to bring out our deepest determination in the face of adversities.
WEEK 4 - AMITY Amity is a synonym for harmony. During week 4, students will learn a practice for harmonizing with all the elements and universal energies within themselves as well as externally. Students will learn this song track mantra and have options to practice through chanting, meditation visualization and or a Tai Chi based movement flow designed to harmonize the flow of prana in the body.
WEEK 5 - RADIATIONS This album track is a critical energy practice for these times that creates a strength and purity of the auric field and subtle energies. During this class students will learn the importance of the long Savitre Gayatri mantra and how to perform a mudra flow practice that facilitates purification and elemental integration.
WEEK 6 - HOMAGE Homage will be a sacred meditation practice set to mantra honoring the divine feminine in us all. This practice will encourage students to surround themselves will fierce peaceful shakti. Students will learn the personal significance of this track as well as the basis behind the mantra. The individual practice of using a drum, singing bowl or other instrument will be encouraged in the meditational mantra practice.
WEEK 7 - TRANSMISSIONS TO MA During this class, I will share personal stories of how accessing and understanding the fierce and loving force of Ma transformed and saved my life. I will share the song, it's meaning and facilitate a deep meditation practice that can be incorporated into your daily practice.
WEEK 8 - SAMADHI During the final week, students will learn the proper use of mala/japa beads and participate in chanting or meditating. Students will learn the spiritual significance behind chanting AUM as well as have the opportunity to practice it in a yoga nidra sadhana.