Elemental Hatha Yoga Intermediary Practice with Amber Sawyer
What you'll learn
- Feel relaxed and rejuvenated
- Feel stronger and more flexible physically and mentally
- Feel peace and harmony between mind and body
- Develop a closer relationship with nature, ultimately leading to a greater awareness of their own inner nature
- Release tightness and tension from the body and mind
- Increase blood circulation, and improve flow of energy/qi through the meridian pathways
- Experience better health and sleep better at night
- Yoga mat
- Loose and comfortable clothing
The intermediary practice series contains 6 sequences (Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Space and 5-Elements Integration) and incorporates the foundation from the original series, as well as introduces Sun Salutations as they relate to each Element.
These sequences have an added layer of intensity and progression in the asanas, however, modifications are still given. As always, practice at your own comfort level, being mindful to maintain a steady and comfortable breath and awareness of your own limitations.
Enjoy the sounds of nature and beautiful natural settings these yoga sequences were filmed in as you bring your mind and body into a state of union.
This course covers the following 5 elemental sequences to improve the flow of energy through specific meridian pathways:
The Earth sequence brings harmony to the spleen and stomach meridians, which can cultivate feelings of groundedess, awareness, centeredness, safety, home & nourishment.
The Water sequence brings harmony to the bladder and kidney meridians, which can cultivate feelings of sensuality, potential, flow, balance, equanimity, cleansing, nurturing and truth.
The Fire sequence brings harmony to the small intestine and heart meridians, which can cultivate feelings of joy, acceptance, creativity, devotion, purification, transformation, power and healthy desire.
The Wind sequence brings harmony to the lungs and large intestine meridians, which can cultivate feelings of adaptability, spontaneity, positivity, inspiration, letting go, change and vitality.
The Space sequence brings harmony to the gall bladder and liver meridians, which can cultivate feelings of vision, possibility, direction, risk, belief and faith.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for new or experienced yoga practitioners looking to find peace, harmony and balance to body, mind and spirit based on the perspective that any disease or imbalances in the body/mind are a result of disharmony in our elemental energies (Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Space).
Amber is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Elemental Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.
During the last two decades, her love for yoga, meditation, reiki and holistic health has led her to study with many Masters in Asia, as well as to continue her personal journey of inner discovery.
Amber’s academic background and esoteric experiences bring a unique integration between Western Science and the Sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda.
She is passionate about inspiring evolution, awakening and optimal health that exists within each individual.
Amber happy to answer any questions related to Elemental Yoga.
Certifications & Training
Continuous study & assistance under the guidance of Swami Maitreya, learning to share Active Meditations, organise meditation retreats and facilitate meditation workshops (2009 - present).
Vipassana 10-day retreat at Dhammagiri, Igatpuri, India (Jan 2011), teachings of SN Goenkaji
Vipassana 10-day silent meditation retreat (April 2009), teachings of SN Goenkaji, Singapore
Universal Yoga Teacher Training with Andrey Lappa, 100 hours Yoga Alliance Certified (Nov 28 – 7 Dec 2014): Level 2 Theory & Practice: Mandala Asana Sequences, Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra, Bandhas, Shiva Nata
Elemental Yoga Therapy Training (200hr), Swara Yoga School, Portugal, July – Aug 2013
Universal Yoga Internal Practices (Mahasiddha lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism), led by Master Andrey Lappa, June 18 – 29, 2011), 100 hours Yoga Alliance Certified
Private Yoga Study of Universal Yoga with Master Andrey Lappa, Lama Phuntsok of Karma Kagyu Lineage and select students, 3 weeks, Anapurna Himalayan Mountains, Manang, Nepal (April 2011)
Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Paul Grilley, 30 hours Yoga Alliance Certified (12 – 17 Feb, 2011): Anatomy, Chakra Meridians, Yin Yoga
Universal Yoga Teacher Training with Andrey Lappa, 100 hours Yoga Alliance Certified (Dec 1 – 12, 2010): Level 1 Theory & Practice: Mandala Asana Sequences, Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra, Bandhas, Shiva Nata
Bhayala College of Yoga, Saharanpur, India (14 Jan 2010 – 28 Feb 2010): 6 week daily study in Raja & Hatha Yoga with Sri Raj Pal (meditation, pranayama, asana, yoga philosophy), including 45 days of silence
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (2nd February – 27 February 2009) Certificate in 4-week Heart of Yoga Intensive (yoga asana, philosophy, sutras, yoga therapy, vedic chanting, meditation, pranayama), 200 hours Yoga Alliance qualification, Chennai, India
Bhayala College of Yoga, Saharanpur, India (1 July – 12 July 2009): Hatha & Raja Yoga intensive at ashram of Sri Raj Pal (meditation, pranayama, yoga asanas)
Yoga practitioner (2000 – present): practicing Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Universal and Kundalini Yoga.
Yoga Wellness Coach Certification (with Cate Stillman), July 2014 - June 2015
300-hour Living Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant Course with Cate Stillman, Yoga Healer, Sept 2012 – June 2013
300-hour Living Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant Course with Cate Stillman, Yoga Healer, Sept 2011 – June 2012
750-hour Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Course with Vaidyar Atreya Smith, European Institute of Vedic Studies & with Dr. Sunil Joshi, Vinayak Panchakarma Centre, Nagpur, India (Sept 2010 – Sept 2011).
American Institute of Vedic Studies 300-hr (May 2008 – 2010): Certification as Level 1: Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. Directed by Dr. David Frawley
Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology, presented by Dr. Satyam of SVYASA University, 30 hours, Singapore (June 2009).
Reiki, Usui Shiki Ryoho, Level 1 Certification & Attunement, with Elaine Hamilton Grundy, at The Reiki Centre, Singapore, 2010
Reiki, Usui Shiki Ryoho, Level 2 Certification & Attunement, with Elaine Hamilton Grundy, at The Reiki Centre, Singapore, 2014
Reiki Healing 101, with Elaine Hamilton Grundy, at The Reiki Centre, Singapore, 2014
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, 2005
Masters, Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, 2002
15 International Peer Reviewed Publications in the area of Bone Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Tissue Repair, 2001 - 2014 (5 are first-authored)