In this course, we will look to Eastern and Indigenous spiritual traditions to develop an understanding of our relatedness with nature and the cosmos, and the role this has in individual and collective healing. We will explore aspects of mind, body, spirit and emotions in relationship to the elements as they are situated in the human energy system, as well as in the natural world. Reading, reflection and experiential practices that directly access the body’s inherent wisdom including movement, visualization, sound, and breath practices will be incorporated to experience these concepts. Students will be given practical skills for engaging the elements in embodied healing and practitioner self care.
Niralli D'Costa is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Embodiment teacher, and Energy Healer, Niralli believes that each of us holds within us the wisdom we need to heal and awaken to our own true nature. She draws upon her long-term study of yoga, meditation, and tantra to support people on their spiritual path and healing journey. As a practitioner, she is passionate about serving people who have traditionally been marginalized as she sees social justice as central to our collective liberation, healing, and evolution. Niralli is a CA licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT #54007), certified eco-therapist, and teacher and practitioner of innovative energy healing modality Syntara System. She has a private practice online and in Los Angeles, CA where she works with individuals, couples, and facilitates groups. Her work as a teacher sits at the intersection of social justice and spiritual practice having been a teacher in Piedmont YogaÕs Spiritual Justice Immersion and worked in collaboration with the Yoga and Social Justice Conference to present workshops in Northern and Southern California. Additionally, she has taught at UC Berkeley, John F. Kennedy University, and in the Syntara System School of Energy Awareness. To learn more about her work, visit: www.nirallitara.com.