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Beyond CHAKRAS – THE ADHARAS: A WORKSHOP w/ Ram Vakkalanka

September 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Friday, Sep 1 evening: 6-9 pm

Beyond Chakras – the Sixteen Points of Energy

The Sanskrit word ‘Adhara’ means foundation, base and support. The Siddha Yoga Tradition, one of the most ancient albeit lesser known, traditions of Yoga, teaches about the sixteen (shodasha) vital points of Energy in our body. Each one of these sixteen points of Energy has its location, focal point, Chakra (Energy vortex), Padma (Purified Chakra), Tattva (Energy Principle), Mantra (Energy Vibration) and Bindu (Point of Infinitude). Seven of these Adharas are mentioned in other Yogic traditions such as Hatha Yoga, as Chakras, which are quite popular among modern Yoga practitioners. However, mastery over all the sixteen Adharas along with their details is considered as vital in the Siddha Yoga tradition. So much so that, some ancient yogic texts declare that a Yogi who doesn’t know the sixteen Adharas is a Yogi merely in name.

In this workshop, Ram Vakkalanka is going to share the ancient wisdom about the sixteen Adharas. He will share a little about the ancient Siddha Yoga tradition, the source of this wisdom. Then, he will dive into the sixteen Adharas…their location, focal point and the techniques of meditating on them. The workshop involves simple yoga postures, Pranayama and guided meditations. Please dress comfortably.



Ram Vakkalanka is an internationally recognized master of Yoga philosophy, Nada Yoga, Meditation and Sanskrit. He was born and brought up in India in a Yogic lifestyle. He grew up studying the Sanskrit language, ancient scriptures such as Upanishads and practicing Mantra-chanting and Meditation since childhood. In his teens, Ram started studying music through the Sitar, which eventually blossomed into Nada Yoga. Simultaneous to Yogic education, Ram also pursued mundane education, amassed a few qualifications in Finance and worked in the upper echelons of Management in the corporate world in Singapore, Africa, USA and Canada.

It was in Canada, Ram met his spiritual Guru and that meeting changed his life completely. In 2010, Ram quit the corporate world and dedicated his life to spreading the sublime philosophy of Veda and Vedic sciences such as Astrology and Ayurveda.

Ram shares his deep knowledge of the Yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, Nada Yoga as well as Vedic sciences such as Ayurveda and Astrology with a global audience through workshops, Retreats, Podcasts as well as one-on-one sessions. He is often described as ‘a gift to the global Yoga community’, given the breadth and depth of his wisdom as well as the authenticity, humility and passion with which he shares it.  His teaching style is direct and simple but profound, filled with current examples and humour.

Ram’s creations so far include 22 CDs in three languages, one DVD and an online course about the origin and evolution of Yoga.

For more about Ram, visit www.ramvakkalanka.com, listen to his podcasts on Apple Podcasts and Spotify or connect with him on the social media (FB: Ram Vakkalanka, IG: ram_vakkalanka)


September 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Vichara Yoga Shala
93 Chemin de Morrison Heights
Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0 Canada
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