Elemental Restorative Yoga with Amber Sawyer
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Elemental Restorative Yoga with Amber Sawyer

Learn effective hatha yoga sequences designed to improve your health and bring harmony to mind, body & spirit!
4.3 (9 ratings)
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135 students enrolled
Created by Amber Sawyer
Last updated 12/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 hour on-demand audio
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Feel relaxed and rejuvinated
  • 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
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Requirements
  • Yoga mat
  • Loose and comfortable clothing
Description

This easy to follow elemental yoga series by Amber Sawyer is designed with a holistic approach to yoga. Follow Amber's gentle guidance as she leads you on a journey to better health, a more relaxed body and peaceful mind through simple hatha yoga sequences combined with breath and meditation.

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 is the target audience?
  • 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).
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
04:32:17
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How to practice elemental yoga
1 Lecture 01:37

Some tips on how to practice Elemental Yoga

Preview 01:37
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Elemental Yoga - Earth Element
3 Lectures 41:33

The Earth sequence brings harmony to the spleen and stomach meridians, which can cultivate feelings of groundedess, awareness, centeredness, safety, home & nourishment.

This sequence is steady, slow & strengthening. In particular, this practice focuses more on the roots (legs), the cyclical nature of the breath, slowing down and finding a steadiness within all postures.

Preview 13:51

The Earth sequence brings harmony to the spleen and stomach meridians, which can cultivate feelings of groundedess, awareness, centeredness, safety, home & nourishment.

This sequence is steady, slow & strengthening. In particular, this practice focuses more on the roots (legs), the cyclical nature of the breath, slowing down and finding a steadiness within all postures.

Earth Element - Part 2
16:22

In this CD you will find 6 guided elemental meditations, of which the first five bring particular attention to each of the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The final meditation includes qualities of all five elements.


All matter, including that surrounding us and within us, is composed of the five elements. When you can look to Nature and observe the powerful & vibrant qualities of these elements, you can then understand your very body, mind & spirit, bringing you into harmony with your inner Nature. These meditations are offered as a gentle means to connect to the attributes of each element, strengthening & balancing these qualities within your self.

As you become comfortable with the meditations, you can choose to practice whichever one resonates with you at any particular moment, as a tool to help you to constitutionally balance. Simply find a quiet & comfortable place and listen to the guided meditation, allowing visualisations, feelings & insights to be experienced.

Earth - Stability, Belonging & Centering
Water - Feeling, Potential & Balancing
Fire - Transformation, Radiance & Devotion
Air - Inspiration, Vitality & Letting Go
Space - Possibility, Freedom & Belief
Five Elements

Earth Element Meditation
11:20
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Elemental Yoga - Water Element
3 Lectures 40:17

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.

This sequence has a gentle flowing nature to it and primarily focuses on the fluidity of movements with breath and strengthening and stretching the back body.

Water Element - Part 1
14:26

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.

This sequence has a gentle flowing nature to it and primarily focuses on the fluidity of movements with breath and strengthening and stretching the back body.

Water Element - Part 2
15:30

In this CD you will find 6 guided elemental meditations, of which the first five bring particular attention to each of the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The final meditation includes qualities of all five elements.

All matter, including that surrounding us and within us, is composed of the five elements. When you can look to Nature and observe the powerful & vibrant qualities of these elements, you can then understand your very body, mind & spirit, bringing you into harmony with your inner Nature. These meditations are offered as a gentle means to connect to the attributes of each element, strengthening & balancing these qualities within your self.

As you become comfortable with the meditations, you can choose to practice whichever one resonates with you at any particular moment, as a tool to help you to constitutionally balance. Simply find a quiet & comfortable place and listen to the guided meditation, allowing visualisations, feelings & insights to be experienced.

Earth - Stability, Belonging & Centering
Water - Feeling, Potential & Balancing
Fire - Transformation, Radiance & Devotion
Air - Inspiration, Vitality & Letting Go
Space - Possibility, Freedom & Belief
Five Elements

Water Element Meditation
10:21
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Elemental Yoga - Fire Element
3 Lectures 37:14

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.

This sequence is a bit more heaty in nature, as well as devotional, and primarily focuses on the shoulders, heart centre, and core.

Fire Element - Part 1
14:38

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.

This sequence is a bit more heaty in nature, as well as devotional, and primarily focuses on the shoulders, heart centre, and core.

Fire Element - Part 2
11:24

In this CD you will find 6 guided elemental meditations, of which the first five bring particular attention to each of the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The final meditation includes qualities of all five elements.

All matter, including that surrounding us and within us, is composed of the five elements. When you can look to Nature and observe the powerful & vibrant qualities of these elements, you can then understand your very body, mind & spirit, bringing you into harmony with your inner Nature. These meditations are offered as a gentle means to connect to the attributes of each element, strengthening & balancing these qualities within your self.

As you become comfortable with the meditations, you can choose to practice whichever one resonates with you at any particular moment, as a tool to help you to constitutionally balance. Simply find a quiet & comfortable place and listen to the guided meditation, allowing visualisations, feelings & insights to be experienced.

Earth - Stability, Belonging & Centering
Water - Feeling, Potential & Balancing
Fire - Transformation, Radiance & Devotion
Air - Inspiration, Vitality & Letting Go
Space - Possibility, Freedom & Belief

Five Elements

Fire Element Meditation
11:12
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Elemental Yoga - Air Element
3 Lectures 43:36

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.

This sequence is uplifting and focuses on the inspiration and the exhalation of the breath, as well as the hips, large intestine region, and the opening of the chest.

Air Element - Part 1
15:30

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.

This sequence is uplifting and focuses on the inspiration and the exhalation of the breath, as well as the hips, large intestine region, and the opening of the chest.

Air Element - Part 2
16:57

In this CD you will find 6 guided elemental meditations, of which the first five bring particular attention to each of the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The final meditation includes qualities of all five elements.

All matter, including that surrounding us and within us, is composed of the five elements. When you can look to Nature and observe the powerful & vibrant qualities of these elements, you can then understand your very body, mind & spirit, bringing you into harmony with your inner Nature. These meditations are offered as a gentle means to connect to the attributes of each element, strengthening & balancing these qualities within your self.

As you become comfortable with the meditations, you can choose to practice whichever one resonates with you at any particular moment, as a tool to help you to constitutionally balance. Simply find a quiet & comfortable place and listen to the guided meditation, allowing visualisations, feelings & insights to be experienced.

Earth - Stability, Belonging & Centering
Water - Feeling, Potential & Balancing
Fire - Transformation, Radiance & Devotion
Air - Inspiration, Vitality & Letting Go
Space - Possibility, Freedom & Belief
Five Elements

Air Element Meditation
11:09
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Elemental Yoga - Space Element
3 Lectures 54:40

The Space sequence brings harmony to the gall bladder and liver meridians, which can cultivate feelings of vision, possibility, direction, risk, belief and faith.

This sequence uses a lot of twists and side bending to create more space in the body/mind.

Space Element - Part 1
15:38

The Space sequence brings harmony to the gall bladder and liver meridians, which can cultivate feelings of vision, possibility, direction, risk, belief and faith.

This sequence uses a lot of twists and side bending to create more space in the body/mind.

Space Element - Part 2
27:51

In this CD you will find 6 guided elemental meditations, of which the first five bring particular attention to each of the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The final meditation includes qualities of all five elements.

All matter, including that surrounding us and within us, is composed of the five elements. When you can look to Nature and observe the powerful & vibrant qualities of these elements, you can then understand your very body, mind & spirit, bringing you into harmony with your inner Nature. These meditations are offered as a gentle means to connect to the attributes of each element, strengthening & balancing these qualities within your self.

As you become comfortable with the meditations, you can choose to practice whichever one resonates with you at any particular moment, as a tool to help you to constitutionally balance. Simply find a quiet & comfortable place and listen to the guided meditation, allowing visualisations, feelings & insights to be experienced.

Earth - Stability, Belonging & Centering
Water - Feeling, Potential & Balancing
Fire - Transformation, Radiance & Devotion
Air - Inspiration, Vitality & Letting Go
Space - Possibility, Freedom & Belief
Five Elements

Space Element Meditation
11:11
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Elemental Yoga - 5 Elements
2 Lectures 53:22

The 5-Elements sequence brings harmony to all the elemental meridian pathways through a series of postures that support each element.


This sequences gives an overall balance to the body/mind through a combination of strengthening and stretching postures that target the legs, hips, shoulders, chest, spine and side body.

5 Elements
40:55

In this CD you will find 6 guided elemental meditations, of which the first five bring particular attention to each of the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The final meditation includes qualities of all five elements.

All matter, including that surrounding us and within us, is composed of the five elements. When you can look to Nature and observe the powerful & vibrant qualities of these elements, you can then understand your very body, mind & spirit, bringing you into harmony with your inner Nature. These meditations are offered as a gentle means to connect to the attributes of each element, strengthening & balancing these qualities within your self.

As you become comfortable with the meditations, you can choose to practice whichever one resonates with you at any particular moment, as a tool to help you to constitutionally balance. Simply find a quiet & comfortable place and listen to the guided meditation, allowing visualisations, feelings & insights to be experienced.

Earth - Stability, Belonging & Centering
Water - Feeling, Potential & Balancing
Fire - Transformation, Radiance & Devotion
Air - Inspiration, Vitality & Letting Go
Space - Possibility, Freedom & Belief

Five Elements

5 Elements Meditation
12:27
About the Instructor
Amber Sawyer
4.3 Average rating
9 Reviews
135 Students
1 Course
Elemental Yoga Therapist

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


Meditation:

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

Yoga:

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.

Ayurveda:

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:

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

Science:

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)