Your Chakras are a dynamic, flowing system within the subtle anatomy of your Aura. The Chakras swirl in a cascading stream that connects the Divine, eternal part of you (your deathless soul) with the earthly, finite part of you (your physical body). You can think of Chakras as metaphysical energy wheels that drive the vehicle of your life.
Why are Chakras important?
Chakras help us understand the way energy is processed in our lives. They affect the flow and types of thoughts we have, the energies we gather to take action on those thoughts, and ultimately, our ability to manifest what we desire and need in our lives. Consequently, opening and balancing our Chakras affects our perceptions, feelings, and choices.
Where are the Chakras located?
The first seven Chakras correspond to the location of glands in the endocrine system or to nerve plexes in the central nervous system. The eighth major Chakra corresponds to the magnetic field of your body: your Aura.
How do the Chakras work?
Chakras are never static, but their energies can become bogged down for several reasons, causing various consequences in life. Your Chakras wax and wane in a dynamically flowing vortex field within your subtle energy body, which interpenetrates your physical body. No Chakra stands alone; all Chakras work in unison. The lower three Chakras focus on elimination and reduction. The upper three focus on accumulation, creation, and refinement. The Heart Chakra in the middle is the balance point between the “lower triangle” and the “upper triangle,” where our experience shifts from “me” to “Thee” or from “me” to “we.”
Sonya Shannon is an artist, author and teacher in the metaphysical realm. A mystic vision at age 11 revealed her higher purpose. At 15, she began to create divinely inspired artwork and to channel spiritual messages. Her journey lead to Kundalini yoga and meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She is passionate about using her gifts to help people overcome childhood wounds, and believes that all are entitled to our birthright of empowerment, self-fulfillment, and connection to the Divine.
“Listening to God: Meditation Worskhop” – What People Are Saying…
"This workshop helped me release a very old pattern and restore my hope. I could see how my higher self or spirit self was and is connected, and I could see me becoming One. The course notes in my opinion are wonderful. So much was given and I am sure, with these notes, I will be able to go back and remember, and practice again and again. I also love having the definitions to remember as well. Thank you!"
Deborah Bentley | Pueblo, CO
"I felt such a powerful feeling connection to myself and my Higher Power (GOD). The 'Listening' workshop gave me a better understanding of meditation and the different techniques of breath work, mudras, postures and eye focus. I really enjoyed how you explained the whole process of meditation. It opened my heart, mind, and soul. The music and incense prepared me for the journey. I recommend this workshop to everyone. I think the benefits would help everyone. Sonya's teaching brought me closer to my inner self."
Kevin Gallegos | Pueblo West, CO
"I had no idea what to expect and was greatly surprised with all the different meditation styles presented. The 'Listening to God' workshop was amazing. I recommend it for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with God, themselves, and others, or anyone wanting to learn different styles of meditation."
Anonymous | Colorado
"I L.O.V.E.D. the prayer walk - such calmness and energy. 'Sa Ta Na Ma," the meditation to focus the mind, touched me very deeply, especially when we would come to 'Death': very moving. This workshop gave me new and beautiful ways to connect with the Divine. Sonya created a very relaxing, peaceful, sacred environment. I recommend this class for grieving persons - I was finally able to release my loved one."
Roxann Murphy | Pueblo West, CO
"The 'Listening to God' weekend workshop taught me how to go deeper. I loved all of the weekend. I felt deeper love within me. I loved the music! The activities were awesome. Great oral presentation, with every part covered well and deeply."
Nick Pullara | Pueblo, CO
"I gained tools to use for my gift of worship. I worked to gain control of my mind: it is hard to meditate for me as I have problems with 'squirrels' lol! I liked it all. Thank you so much!"
Valerie Erfurdt | Pueblo West, CO
"I gained awareness, openness, deep compassion, connection, hope, love, truth and humility from this workshop. It was beautifully created and organized, balanced and well coordinated, calming and invigorating. I recommend this class for anyone seeking deeper meaning in life, or looking for a variety of meditation techniques and depth of experiences."
Anonymous | Colorado Springs, CO
"The teaching on the Ten Bodies was very beneficial and opened up awareness of an issue I have dealt with for a long time. God gave me a revelation and through Sonya's teaching, a way to begin to heal and transform. I though the entire presentation was done very well. It walked us through teaching we had never heard and was very helpful. The book, music, and activities were put together to be easily understood, and Sonya did an amazing job of presenting it all in love with a sweet and joyful spirit."
Joann Pullara | Pueblo, CO
"I LOVED it! All...was OVER THE TOP! I would return again. Every moment as I listened to Sonya's instruction including the guided meditations, I can only equate to the sound of a sweet violin."
Diane Bullock | Lakewood, CO
"Loved the music. The notebook is chalk-full of information that I can go to and review. Really informative presentation. I really liked the activity of drawing and then tearing it up and giving it to God. I recommend this workshop for stressed-out folks, and folks that struggle with the 'emptying of the mind' kind of meditation. I was impressed with the definitions of the words and the proper pronunciation."
Christine Berry | Pueblo, CO
"I liked that everything was very practical. There were things to do. It felt like a field trip. I loved that the music playlist was included! Very well organized. I liked the practical angle and think anyone would benefit from taking this class."
Jamie Gage | Pueblo West, CO
"I gained a ton of knowledge in this workshop. I loved being shown each meditation. I feel more empowered. I feel more clear. I feel thankful! I feel expanded. Everything was excellent!"
Natalie Ritter | Thornton, CO
"Loved it. I enjoyed the arm dancing and the variety of things taught. Well put together and presented. I recommend this workshop for anyone wanting to get in a closer walk with God."
Anonymous | Colorado
"The 'Listening' workshop brought me many transformations and calm in the midst of the storm. Loved the music and the instructor. A perfect balance of practice and theory. The whole community could benefit from this class. It's time to share the knowledge and heal."
Dalila Mayo | Pueblo, CO
"The music was wonderful...very relaxing. I enjoyed the personal stories that Sonya shared. So grateful to have the notebook of course information. Helpful to revisit the notes to refresh our memory of the class. Loved this workshop - everyone would benefit from taking it."