Inspired by the feedback from the series  of classes I taught last year on opening the chakras, I am offering the series “Returning to Oneness” once again in 2013. The book Returning to Oneness – the seven keys of ascension by my teacher Leslie Temple-Thurston will be our reference and guide.

The chakras are vortexes of spinning energy that form wheels which sit along and slightly in front of the spine. There are seven main chakras, each associated with a different area of consciousness, which effect our physical, emotional, mental well-being. When our chakra system is open and clear, the kundalini, or spiritual energy, that rises from the base chakra can flow freely up into the heart chakra and beyond where we begin to experience ever increasing states of well-being, love, and connectedness. But, for most of us the chakras are “locked” because we have not cleared the emotional issues that each chakra represents.  In the classes we will learn to work with a unique “key” that opens the lock between each of the chakras allowing the kundalini energy to flow freely and bringing us into increasing states of unity and peace.


As an example, the third chakra, located at the solar plexus, is primarily about power issues – egoic issues of domination and control or victimhood. It’s the chakra that has “ruled” the world for the last 5,000 years, and if we look deeply enough into our own psyches we can see where in ourselves we are holding it place. The key to opening the third chakra is “view the ego impersonally.” Before each class we will read the chapter on one of the seven keys, then, in class, we will discuss and process what came up for us so that we have clear understanding of how to work with it. Using guided meditation we will invite the new energy configuration to birth and grow in us.

Members of last year’s class were able to apply this new knowledge quickly and easily into their lives with beautiful results. Here is one comment from a participant:

“…the study sessions have been such a help in my life. (There was ) a situation with a woman physician that I’d been irritated with in the past; however, the keys of gain and loss and the lessons of witness and mirrors fell into place and allowed me to integrate my thoughts and feelings and offer this up. What a wonderful gift…”

Details about the classes in San Francisco are in the flier that I’ve attached here. For me, the circle that our group of eight will create symbolizes the wholeness we seek individually, as well as the Oneness that we all are!

I hope you can join us!

Returning to Oneness 2013