$35.00

Elemental Yoga Master Series with Amber Sawyer, Jul 28 - Nov 24

Orchard Central
Saturday, July 28 - November 24, 2018
5pm - 6.30pm

Elemental Yoga is a unique system that integrates the wisdom of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Hatha Yoga into a holistic lifestyle practice both on and off the mat. Elemental Yoga uses gentle, physical postures, mudras, visualisations and affirmations to bring harmony to the 5-elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Space) within the body and mind constitution by strengthening, stretching and supporting the correlating elemental meridians.

When we are constitutionally imbalanced, dis-ease can manifest mentally, emotionally and physically, until realignment of our elemental energies is addressed. This system of yoga empowers the individual to design a more specific yoga practice to therapeutically shift imbalances and to develop a closer relationship with nature, ultimately leading to a greater awareness of our own inner nature – perfect Yoga.

Grounding and Belonging: A Returning to Earth

Saturday, July 28, 2018
5pm - 6.30pm
$35

One of the greatest qualities of the Earth is to provide an impartial, non-judgmental, supportive habitat for countless beings, one that we can call home, a place to belong to in space. Correlating to the spleen (yin) and stomach (yang) meridians, a balanced Earth element invokes qualities of centeredness, awareness, self-satisfaction, boundaries, safety, belonging and self-less giving. When out of balance, one can experience stagnance, a fear of being lost, ungrounded-ness, loss of identity, a lack in concentration and being unsympathetic.

In this practice, we will stretch and strengthen the spleen and stomach meridians through a carefully curated sequence of asanas, as well as utilise mudras, visualisations and affirmations, as a means to bring balance to the Earth elemental energies within our body and mind complex. This practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners, with a variety of modifications available.

Finding Balance and Flow: A Shape-shifting Journey through Water

Saturday, August 25, 2018
5pm - 6.30pm
$35

As seen to us throughout nature, water is a healing force of feminine energy that nurtures life through its effortless ability to shape-shift, self-balance, harness an ever present longing to flow and to seek the greatest Source. Correlating to the kidney (yin) and bladder (yang) meridians, a balanced water element invokes qualities of adaptability, equilibrium, flow, feeling, reflection, and deep knowing. When out of balance, one can experience withdrawal, fear, self criticism, fixedness, and a sense of stagnation.

In this practice, we will stretch and strengthen the kidney and bladder meridians through a carefully curated sequence of asanas, as well as utilise mudras, visualisations and affirmations, as a means to bring balance to the water elemental energies within our body and mind complex. This practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners, with a variety of modifications available.

Celebrating the Power of Purification: A Devotional Journey with Fire

Saturday, September 29, 2018
5pm - 6.30pm
$35

Destroying while it is creating, purifying while transforming, fire exists in the present moment, and carries the heart of devotion as it asks the sacrifice of form in order to transform. This luminous, creative force inspires joy, creativity, celebration and magic. Correlating to the heart (yin) and small intestine (yang) meridians, a balanced fire element invokes qualities of power, acceptance, devotion, transformation, creativity, intuition, charisma and celebration. When out of balance, one can experience destruction, overexcitability, exhaustion, lack of creativity, aggression, volatility, boredom and a lack of equanimity.

In this practice, we will stretch and strengthen the small intestine and heart meridians through a carefully curated sequence of asanas, as well as utilise mudras, visualisations and affirmations, as a means to bring balance to the fire elemental energies within our body and mind complex. This practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners, with a variety of modifications available.

Letting Go and Letting In: An Inspirational Flight with Wind

Saturday, October 27, 2018
5pm - 6.30pm
$35

Inspiring animation, change and movement, the wind element teaches us to let go as a means to breathe in the new. Correlating to the lung (yin) and large intestine (yang) meridians, a balanced wind element invokes qualities of discernment, responsibility, spontaneity, positivity, right judgement and an ability to let go and let in. When out of balance, one can experience depression, grief, over-controlling energy, judgement, perfectionism, stubbornness and rigidity.

In this practice, we will stretch and strengthen the large intestine and lung meridians through a carefully curated sequence of asanas, as well as utilise mudras, visualisations and affirmations, as a means to bring balance to the wind elemental energies within our body and mind complex. This practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners, with a variety of modifications available.

Envisioning Purpose through the Freedom of Space

Saturday, November 24, 2018
5pm - 6.30pm
$35

The multi-dimensionality of space is the ultimate container of all the elements; the intangible essence that contains enormous creative action, vision and freedom. Correlating to the liver (yin) and gall bladder (yang) meridians, a balanced space element invokes qualities of faith, trust, freedom, a sense of purpose, discovery, confidence to lead, direction and vision. When out of balance, one can experience an obsession with independence, fear of becoming helpless, avoiding intimacy, being unnecessarily busy, competitiveness, anger and toxicity.

In this practice, we will stretch and strengthen the liver and gall bladder meridians through a carefully curated sequence of asanas, as well as utilise mudras, visualisations and affirmations, as a means to bring balance to the space elemental energies within our body and mind complex. This practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners, with a variety of modifications available.

Receive 10% off when you sign up for all 5 sessions. No promotion code required. 

ABOUT AMBER SAWYER



A native of USA and relocated to Singapore since 2006, Amber has had a passion for moving the body from early childhood with gymnastics & dance. This love, combined with 20 years of study & practice in the areas of Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, contribute to Amber's unique perspective on healing & self-discovery through the combinatorial influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms.

As a way to find balance among the rigours of a PhD program, Yoga found Amber in 1999. The practice quickly became a way of life, a refuge, and a catalyst for incredible transformations and opportunities. In the years to follow, Amber began to study Ayurveda alongside her biomedical research, finding the bridge between Eastern and Western practices, and further deepening her love of Yoga. Since 2000, Amber has studied directly under the tutelage of many Masters, learning to share Active Meditations (using sound & movement), as well as being certified in more than 900 hours of Universal Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Reiki, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga & Mindful Birth, Elemental Yoga Therapy and 1400 hours of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselling. Among the wealth of trainings that Amber has completed, they include experiences with Krishnamarchya Yoga Mandiram, in the heart of the Anapurna Mountains of Nepal in remote monastic villages, 8 weeks of noble silence and practice in a traditional ashram of India, mentorship with world renowned Ayurveda Acharyas and Vaidyars, pilgrimages to the feet of Masters, and personal study for more than a decade with Sannyasins and other Teachers.

In 2009, Amber founded a community in the heart of Singapore known as Satsanga where she offered and organised weekly active meditation classes, yoga, kirtans, international retreats & community events. For more than 8 years, Amber dedicated to the blossoming of this community, holding space for conscious growth in this urban landscape. After the birth of her little one and the beautiful entry into motherhood, Amber shifted into her current offerings, which include mothering her star-baby, supporting her family, continued work with group immersions and retreats, festival participation & organisation and working on more individual basis through her new venture, Embodied Elementals. This work is a holistic platform for empowering others to find their inner and outer harmony through a variety of practices including breathwork, nutrition, constitutional analysis, yoga, meditation and daily rhythms. Part of this dharma particularly focuses on empowering women to have a conscious pregnancy, birth experience and preparedness for motherhood.

Amber currently resides in Singapore while also traveling internationally, in partnership with her husband (and Little Yogini), to share dance, conscious movement, yoga, meditation, love, laughter and light world wide!