Sri Vidya is an ancient Shakta Tantra wisdom school that is focused on goddess worship or Shakti, the feminine principle. It is the knowledge of the mother goddess Sri Devi or Lalita Tripura Sundari. She is the cosmic mother who is the Queen of the three worlds (sleeping, dreaming, waking) and is worshipped in the form of a Sri Yantra. The Sri Yantra is divided into nine avaranas which correspond to the yogic energy centers in the human body, called chakras. The beauty of Sri Devi may attract you but don't be fooled by her delightful appearance. It is the beauty of pure perception and the revelation of one's divine self that we are moving towards. One must do the transformational work. There is no escaping it.
In the tradition of Sri Vidya we worship the deity as self and therefore when we offer mantras or sacred sounds we are offering it to the divine within. We are asking to heal and transform our pain and suffering into bliss and delight. To remember that which has been forgotten or is still asleep and unite once again. We do not deny any part of our self (light or dark). Instead we embrace the totality of who we are in this body, in this existence and love it into wholeness. Sri Vidya practitioners understand that individual life is the same as cosmic life, like a hologram; the part is the same as the whole.
I invite you to join me in exploring this supreme science and devotional art. We will not only dive into sadhana (daily practice) but combined with the philosophy and direct experience we will begin to understand the relationship between deity, chakra, mantra, yantra and tantra. The teachings are based in lineage. It is important to understand that this is NOT a teacher training, a certificate program or step by step process on becoming a "goddess". This is intended to be a pathway for one's spiritual evolution, embodying the vidya (knowledge) through devotional study and practice. If you are ready to awaken and empower your fullest potential, keep reading!
This 4 month Online Sadhana guided by Janice Craig will focus on the chakra & deity mantras, starting July 17th thru Novemeber 19th, 2017. The course will complete live & in person for a full moon weekend retreat in California. The retreat is optional, yet highly recommended to fully integrate and embody the teachings. All levels and genders are welcomed! Space is Limited to 13. You will only go deeper from here.
CHAKRA MANTRA ONLINE COURSE INCLUDES:
4 Month Online Sadhana
Each Chakra Sadhana is 21 days starting every 3rd Monday
September 26 – Ganapati – Muladhara Chakra - Root
October 3 – Subramanya – Svadhistana Chakra – Genitals
October 10 – Chandi – Manipura Chakra – Solar Plexus
October 17 – Krishna – Anahata Chakra - Heart
October 24 - Dattatreya – Vishuddhi Chakra – Throat
October 31 – Shiva – Ajna Chakra – Third Eye
November 3-5 - Lalita - Sahasrara Chakra - Union
Full Moon Weekend Retreat - *see details below*
All levels and genders are welcomed. Upon registration, you will receive an introduction and preparation email. Your commitment is to be on the live call and maintain a minimum daily 15-minute practice with the option to journal and participate in our online discussion. Space is limited to 13 people.
Special Bonus - In Person - FULL MOON Weekend November 3-5, 2017 – Marin County, California, USA
Lalita Tripura Sundari – Union
*retreat is only offered to students who are taking the online sadhana or equivalent study*
Details for In Person Full Moon Weekend :
Friday, Nov 3rd, 6 to 10pm - Live practice all chakra mantras plus learn the abbreviated mantras that can be used for hands on healing. A time for questions, clarifications and sharing ones direct experience.
Saturday, Nov 4th, 10am to 10pm – Who is Lalita Tripura Sundari? What is the Sri Yantra and deeper meaning? Draw a personal Sri Yantra and conclude with an elaborate evening puja called Siri Jyoti.
Sunday, Nov 5th, 10am to 2pm – Learn to chant the Kagdamala Strotam and offer puja to your personal Sri Yantra. A very powerful yet simple practice to take home with you.
Delicious Ayurvedic meals included except breakfast
Transportation and lodging NOT included
Individual empowerments with Janice called Kalavahana will available on Monday for those wanting to stay an additional day.
Janice Craig is a Yogini, Healer and Ritual Artist. She has been initiated into the lineage of Sri Vidya under Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati and authorized to transmit these teachings. Janice is a Priestess of the 13 Moon Mystery School, a certified Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Licensed Massage therapist. She began her journey with the eastern arts and sciences over 15 years ago and is committed to the embodiment of these ancient wisdoms through continuous study and practice. Janice travels annually to India and teaches internationally working with women, men and couples where she shares her open heart spirit and gracefully guides one to the inner remembrance of a deeper embodied truth.
Janice is also the founder of Aloha Namaste; the Heart of Hawaii, the Spirit of India. Aloha Namaste produces workshops and retreats for world renowned teachers on the subjects of Yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, Temple Dance and Esoteric Arts. www.alohanamaste.com
"Janice is a blessing of support wisdom and balance for the Divine Feminine in you! She is fully and completely in alignment with ultimate healing and pure love. No need to go to India. She brings it all here in perfection.”
— Ma Ananda SriMati (Julie Piatt) www.srimati.com
Chakra Mantra Online Course
4 payments of $108
Due the 15th of each month.
First Payment due upon approval of registration.
Chakra Mantra Online Course
Full Payment $400
Full payment due upon approval of registration.
Both Online Course and Weekend Retreat
FULL PAYMENT $800
Full Payment due upon approval of registration.
Both Online Course & Weekend Retreat – 4 payments of $220
4 payments of $220 – due 15th of each month
*First payment due upon approval of registration