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The ancient map of the chakras and yogic sadhana with Gitte Bechsgaard

October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017


The ancient map of the chakras and yogic sadhana

With Gitte Bechsgaard (PhD) (CIYT)

October 13 – 15, 2017

hosted by Adeline Yoga Studio in Berkeley

According to the texts of Hatha Yoga and Tantra our subtle body, the suksma shariram, is made up of a tapestry of subtle channels (nadis) and energetic wheels, or chakras. The symbol of the chakras range from animals to deities, colours and geometrical figures (yantras) portraying rich elemental and spiritual meaning.

In this weekend workshop we will explore the muladhara, svadhistana and manipuraka chakra, interweaving theory with mantra practice and Sanskrit. We will also look at the creation of “sacred space” or altar in accordance with the five tanmatras and five mahabhutas (elements). There will be set aside time for self-practice of asanas in accordance with the chakras studied.

Tuition: $350 per person

Payment via check is preferred.  Please send your check to:  Adeline Yoga, 484 Lake Park Ave #644, Oakland CA 94610.  This is our mailing address, not studio address.


Schedule and Location:

At the Finnish Hall located at 1970 Chestnut St, off University Avenue in Berkeley, CA 94702.  The Finnish Hall has its own off-street parking.  It is located close to Hwy 80, as well as the 4th street and San Pablo shopping districts.

Fri – Sun October 13 – 15

Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 1 – 6 pm
Sunday: 1 – 6 pm

Students are requested to bring their own props:  a yoga mat, 4 blankets, two blocks and two belts.  We will make arrangements for out-of-town students to get some props.  Stay tuned for the details once we get closer to the start date.

Do you live out of town?  Here are our tips to help you arrange your stay.


About the Instructor:


Gitte Bechsgaard, Registered Psychotherapist, E-R.Y.T., M.T.C.

Gitte is the founder of Vidya Institute in Toronto, Canada.  She as been practicing Yoga for twenty years and teaching for the past fifteen. She received her foundational training in Europe at the Yoga Institute of Copenhagen (currently the B.K.S Iyengar Yoga Centre Copenhagen; 1990-1997). For the last ten years she has been studying privately with Krishan Mantri in the areas of Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, Eastern psychology, and related Vedic disciplines.

Gitte holds a degree (B.A.) in psychology from Copenhagen University and a Masters of Therapeutic Counseling from the Open International University where she also received her Ph.D. In addition, she is a graduate of the Center for Training in Psychotherapy, Toronto (CTP Dipl).

Her book The Gift of Consciousness: Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras was published in the Summer of 2013 with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Learn more about Gitte’s background and outlook through this interview she did exclusively for Adeline Yoga.


October 13, 2017
October 15, 2017


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