Yoga and The Energy Body

Mark Tanaka

Friday, April 6th – Sunday, April 8th

In this course we will approach the energetic body from multiple angles both theoretically and experientially. The yogis viewed the body not just from a purely physical perspective but also as a subtle, energetic perspective. The intention of this course is to explore how and why the yogis approached the body from this perspective and tie that into useful and practical applications for modern practitioners.

Energetic maps can be utilised as a portal into seeing the interconnected web of our body, mind and spirit. Energetic maps are a tool that we can use to hack the body and mind and catalyse profound transformation and healing. A portion of the training will be dedicated to practices that gradually aid in the opening of the individual capacity to perceive the energy body. We will review a variety of energetic maps; chakras, nadis, Chinese Meridians, Koshas and energetic fields as well as explore a variety of subtle energy practices from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and modern energy healing systems of yoga.

As we familiarise ourselves with the energetic maps and theory we will weave discuss and apply these theoretical models and practices within the realms of mental and physical health as well as spiritual growth. We’ll look at how assessing our energetic body and clearing energy blocks influences our health and we will also explore how working on the subtle energy body was instrumental to entering altered states or mystical states for yogis. The course will be helpful to yoga practitioners, yoga teachers and healers alike.

Course Topics

  • Overview of Subtle Energy Maps- Chakras, Nadis, Meridians, Koshas and Fields
  • The Energetic basis of Yoga Postures, Qigong Movements, Pranayama, Meditation and Mantra
  • How to integrate energetics into a yoga practice
  • How energetics applies to physical and mental health conditions- psychosomatics
  • Spirituality and the Energy Body; Energy Body Cultivation and Theory
  • Subtle energy practices from Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and Western Energy Healing Systems
  • How to perceive and read the energy body
  • Energetic Constitutional Analysis
  • How to find and work skilfully with energy blocks
  • How to give subtle energy based adjustments in asana
  • How to manage your Subtle Energy body as a Highly Sensitive Person
  • The Energy Body and Mystical states of consciousness

Recommended Reading

  • Hands of Light, Barbara Ann Brennan
  • Anatomy of the Spirit, Carolyn Myss
  • Heavenly Streams, Damo Mitchell
  • The Roots of Qigong, Jwing Ming Yang


  • Friday, April 6th | 6pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, April 7th | 12:30pm – 9pm
  • Sunday, April 8th | 1:15pm – 4:45pm






(through March 19)


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