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Sacred Saturdays

The Seven Sacred
Aspects of Self:

Healing, Awakening, & Celebrating
Our Bodies' Energy Centers (Chakras)

Date: Saturday, January 6th, 2007
7:00pm – 10:00pm
: Pacific Cultural Center (Performance Hall),
1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA.
: $25/person. No registration, no experience necessary. Just drop in.
Please arrive early so we can start on time

About This Month's Event
Join us for this fun, energetic, and playful evening devoted to healing, awakening, and celebrating our bodies' energy centers (chakras). Together, we'll explore the ways in which our chakra system affects and is effected by our experiences with love, life, and spirit. Through meditation, visualization, movement, creative play, music, breathing, personal exploration, and group interaction, we'll deeply connect with our own chakras as well as each others' - honoring them as the energetic expressions of our root/sexual ground, balance, power, love, truth, insight, and spiritual connection. The evening will also include a rare opportunity to experience the "Chakra Union"... a powerful and dynamic practice based on an ancient Tibetan breathing mediation and partner energy work. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

What Are Chakras?
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning "wheel" or "vortex," and refers to specific energy centers of the body that receive and process life-force energy, also known as Prana, Chi, or Qi. Like a radio picks up external radio waves and transforms them into sound, chakras receive life-force energy from the universe, metabolize it, and then distribute it throughout the body all the way down to the cellular level – where it energizes, replenishes, and harmonizes our cellular function and nourishes our consciousness.

Chakras are part of an interconnected system of energy centers in which each one affects the energy of the rest. In other words, if one chakra is tense, blocked, or out of balance, other chakras will be negatively affected, and their vitality diminished. Alternatively, when one chakra becomes healed, opened, and re-balanced, the resulting free flow of energy promotes revitalization and healthy expansion of the other chakras.

Click here for more details and information about chakras and their attributes.

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Volunteers Needed to Create Sacred Space
We're always in need of volunteers to help set up and/or take down the sacred space we create for each Sacred Saturday event. Of course, volunteers get to attend the evening for free, often join us afterwards for a late meal, and will be invited to an annual Tantric Gratitude Party. To volunteer, please call (831) 457-6535 or email

Michael Pooley is co-founder of The Art of Ecstatic Love and a Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher®. He offers fun, practical workshops and classes, monthly community events, and private sessions focused on cultivating intenton, awareness, and joy in relationships and in everyday life. Michael's work and teachings embody the tantric approach to ecstatic living, conscious loving, sexual healing, and sacred sexuality. Michael is licensed and empowered by Margot Anand (world-renowned Tantra master and best-selling author) to teach her SkyDancing Tantra® methods and techniques for healing and transformation. He has been facilitating SkyDancing Tantra programs for over six years, co-teaches with and assists Margot across the United States, and is co-teaching the year-long Professional Facilitators Training & SkyDancing Tantra Teacher Certification Program, which began in September.

What Are Sacred Saturdays?
Held the first Saturday of each month, Sacred Saturdays offer an evening of sacred ritual and community celebration, drawing from various traditions such as Tantra, meditation, yoga, Sufism, Buddhism, Native American, dance, chant, and other paths to help us connect with ourselves and others with presence, compassion, and awareness. Each evening is dedicated to celebrating your highest self while recognizing the divine in each other through breath, movement, energy work, music, guided visualization, and conscious communication. Practices may be done alone, with a partner, or as part of the whole group. We strive to create a safe, respectful, and comfortable environment for those coming alone, as a couple, or in groups; those coming for the first time; and for those who want to join a community of like-minded people dedicated to cultivating and sharing the sacredness and joy of life. All are welcome. No experience required, feel free to just drop in.

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Michael Pooley, Certified SkyDancing Tantra Teacher®
P.O. Box 66307, Scotts Valley, CA 95067-6307
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