Mondays, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, May 2, June 13, July 11, 2022 / 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Central Time

Meditation + Cakra-s Intensive

Deepen Your Practice

Activate Your True Potential Through Yoga Practice That Includes Meditation and Cakra Sadhana

Ignite or Renew Your Teaching

  • Introduction to meditation including what is meditation, benefits of a meditation practice, challenges to meditating, major methods of meditation, how to use asana, pranayama and chanting to prepare for meditation, relevant source texts and yoga philosophy, how to design a meditation practice.
  • An immersion in cakra practice, activating your true potential specifically the qualities of:

Stability & Security

Enthusiasm & Creativity

Empowerment & Ability to Change

Love, Patience & Compassion

Expression & Listening

Discernment & Awareness

Inspiration & Connection.

  • This 8-class course offered over 18 weeks is paced to provide an initial immersion in knowledge and practice and then more space between sessions for check-in and integration. Each session includes a lecture and practice with access to video recordings & handouts. Use home practices and session worksheets to explore your individual experience between sessions.
  • 24 hours of continuing education for yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance

Learn More About Cakra Practice:



5:30 – 8:30 pm CT

Online Live plus Access to Recordings

March 14, 2022 – Intro to Meditation | Dharana

March 21, 2022 – Cakra 1 | Cakra Overview

March 28, 2022 – Cakra 2 | Dhyanam

April 4, 2022 – Cakra 3 | Samadhi

April 11, 2022 – Cakra 4 | Peaceful & Healing Mantras for Meditation with Jay Coldwell, RYT-200, Student of Vedic Chant

May 2, 2022 – Cakra 5 | The Science of Meditation with Andrew Beaumont, MD, PhD, RYT-500, C-IAYT

June 13, 2022 – Cakra 6 | Designing Your Own Meditation Practice

July 11, 2022 – Cakra 7 | Evolving Your Practice


Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Lead Teacher

Jay Coldwell, RYT-200, iRest™ Level 2 Teacher, Vedic Chant Teacher

Andrew Beaumont, MD, PhD, RYT-500, C-IAYT, Neurosurgeon, Yoga Therapist


Mary Hilliker

Mary’s intention is to meet you where you are and to help you move and change from that starting point. Her workshops and retreats highlight yoga tools and practices that help you gain self-sufficiency and independence in your home practice.

“Whether you want to condition your body, reduce pain, de-stress, sleep better, reduce anxiety, adopt a healthier lifestyle habit or strive to reach your full potential, I’m ready to help you apply the yoga tools that you are relevant for your life.”

Mary has been a yoga practitioner for 30 years and a teacher for 23 years. She holds certifications as a 200 hr. level Hatha yoga teacher, 500 hr. Viniyoga teacher, and Viniyoga Therapist.  She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and past Curriculum Coordinator and Faculty with the American Viniyoga Institute’s Yoga Therapist Training.  Locally, Mary coordinates and is the lead teacher for the 200 hr. and 300 hr. River Flow Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Her 30 year career as a registered dietitian/nutritionist and health educator in public health, nutrition, and chronic disease prevention, inform her yoga teaching and individualized Yoga Therapy.


$360 early tuition discount if registered by March 10, 2022 with discount code: MEDEARLYBIRD25

After March 10, 2022:
$480 non-members
15% discount for studio memberships, $408


$360 early tuition discount if registered by March 10, 2022 with discount code: MEDEARLYBIRD25

$480 by March 10, 2022

15% discount for studio memberships, $408, by March 10, 2022.

River Flow Yoga Teacher Training School Alumni – Contact Mary at for your special discount code.


Contact Mary at for more information about the program content, continuing education or applying this intensive toward a future 200 hour yoga teacher training.

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