$35.00

Elemental Yoga Special Class with Amber Sawyer, Feb 8 - Mar 14

Orchard Central
Saturday, February 8 - March 14, 2020
5pm - 6.15pm

About Elemental Yoga

This form of 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/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, February 8, 2020
5pm - 6.15pm

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 stuck-ness, a fear of being lost, ungrounded-ness, loss of identity, a lacking of 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/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, February 15, 2020
5pm - 6.15pm

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/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, February 22, 2020
5pm - 6.15pm

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, lacking 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/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, February 29, 2020
5pm - 6.15pm

Inspiring animation, change and movement, the Wind element teaches us to let go as a means to breathe in the new. Correlating to the lungs (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/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, March 7, 2020
5pm - 6.15pm

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/mind complex. This practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners, with a variety of modifications available.

Integration: Embodiment of 5-Elements

Saturday, March 14, 2020
5pm - 6.15pm

Rooted through Earth, flowing with Water, transforming with Fire, inspiring with Air, and envisioning with Space, we will explore the integration and harmony of the 5-elements within our asana journey. In this practice, we will stretch and strengthen the accompanying organ meridians through a carefully curated sequence of asanas, as well as utilise mudras, visualisations and affirmations, as a means to bring balance to the elemental energies within our body/mind complex. This practice is suitable for all levels of practitioners, with a variety of modifications available.

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ABOUT AMBER SAWYER



As an Embodiment Facilitator, Amber shares the joy of living through holistic practices of yoga, active meditations, and elemental wellness, as well as combines these offerings with her service as a birth doula and holistic guide for pregnancy/postpartum women. With more than 20 years of study and practice in Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, Amber brings a unique perspective on healing and self-discovery through the influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms.

From 2009 to 2018, Amber founded a community in the heart of Singapore known as Satsanga where she offered weekly active meditation and yoga classes, kirtans and community events. Amber has also studied directly under the tutelage of many Masters, learning to share Active Meditations (using sound and movement), as well as has been certified in Universal Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga and Mindful Birth, Elemental Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselling. Amber also holds certification as a birth and postpartum doula, and has been serving as a midwife assistant and doula over the last two years.

After the birth of her little one in 2015, Amber shifted into her current offerings, which include mothering her vibrant little one, continued work with group immersions and retreats, developing Embodied Dance Movement with her life partner, annually leading a 200hr 5-Elements Yoga Teacher Training and Embodied Woman Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training, and empowering women to have a conscious pregnancy, birth experience and preparedness for motherhood through holistic support during pregnancy and postpartum. Amber offers weekly prenatal and postpartum yoga and workshops at Hom Yoga Singapore and has launched a unique 4-week Postpartum Yoga Foundation Series that is a must for mothers reconnecting to themselves and their evolving practice following birth.