The Endocrine System and the Esoteric Mapping of the Chakras

The science behind the feel-good factor of yoga

The Endocrine System and the Esoteric Mapping of the Chakras

The science behind the feel-good factor of yoga

When: Saturday, 2:30 PM (3 hrs (180 min))
  Room: COM: Main Hall 2


The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce important hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep and mood.

In yoga medicine, the seven chakras, the esoteric mapping of the human body, directly intersect with these glands. Often esoteric teachings are best understood in relationship to science and experience and we will do exactly this. We will go over where these glands live in the body, the basics of what they do and the energetic mapping of the chakras in relationship to them. Expect a meditation on each area, brief didactic teaching and deep asana practice for a visceral experience.

Participants Need

Bring a layer in case the room is cooler. A nice sweater or warm blanket for savasana, something to cover your eyes.
Bring a bolster if you have one. Teachers, you're welcome to take notes. No cellphones on please.

Presented by:

Julia McCabe-VYC Presenter


Julia McCabe

From Hong Kong to Vancouver, Julia has taught for almost fifteen years. Her school of yoga, established in 2010, has graduated hundreds of respected teachers globally. Her love of pedagogy began as she observed her parents, both school teachers. As well, her dichotomy for the arts and athletics began young while she lived and studied Kinesiology and Art History at McGill in Montreal - the arts/music are as important as athletics and health. Between teaching in Europe and Pure Yoga Asia, to skiing the BC mountains - this is the flavour you will experience in her teaching: Some days it's purely anatomy she will teach, while others it's about exploring your inner landscape with breath and creative movement. Teaching has been her outlet for expanding the inner alchemy of others, as she believes yoga is both spirit and science - a gift for our challenging times. Expect to be challenged, to inquire into comfort vs discomfort; to explore the nexus of breathwork (pranayama) within asana and meditation.