Online Class: Chakras 101

Learn about the basics of chakras so that you may use this knowledge to better understnad the mind-body connection.


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Course Description

Unlocking the Mysteries of Chakras: An In-Depth Exploration

The concept of "Chakras" has permeated both Eastern and Western cultures, often interwoven in conversations about health, well-being, and spirituality. While a mention of chakras might be common in a modern yoga studio or a wellness center, the true depth and breadth of this ancient system remain largely uncharted for many.

But what exactly are chakras? Rooted in ancient traditions and cultures, chakras represent energy centers within our body, each corresponding to specific physical, emotional, and spiritual facets. In recent decades, with the rising trend of holistic wellness, the global wellness economy has grown to $4.5 trillion as of 2019, with chakra-based therapies becoming a significant segment.

In our comprehensive course, "Chakras For Beginners," we invite you on a journey that transcends mere definitions, delving deep into the intricate world of chakras and their undeniable influence on our holistic health.

Course Highlights:

  • Introduction to Chakras: Beyond mere definitions, gain insights into the origin, significance, and cultural assimilation of chakras across time and geographies.

  • Interdisciplinary Exploration: Discover the connection between chakras and diverse fields ranging from Color and Light Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Auras, Homeopathy, to the potent power of Aromatherapy with Essential Oils.

  • Spiritual Context: Dive into the spiritual dimensions of chakras, exploring their pivotal role in Hinduism, the mysterious world of Tantric practices, and the concept of Serpent Power.

  • Holistic Health and Well-being: Delve into the profound impact of chakras on our health, vitality, and emotional balance. From dietary recommendations that nourish specific chakras to their role in sexuality, uncover aspects that promise transformative personal insights.

  • Guided Learning Path: Our carefully curated 11 lessons ensure a structured and enriching learning experience. Engage with interactive assignments, insightful netlinks, and periodic polls to reinforce your understanding.

Course Breakdown:

  • Lesson 1: Lay a robust foundation with an overview of chakras and their fundamental concepts.

  • Lesson 2: A deep dive into the Seven Primary Chakras, understanding their unique attributes, functions, and significance.

  • Lesson 3: Connect the dots between chakras and the Hindu Tradition, tracing their historical and spiritual roots.

  • Lesson 4: Broaden your perspective with insights into Western Philosophers' interpretations and the New Age Movement's adoption of chakras.

  • Lesson 5: Explore the nexus between Chakras and holistic health, understanding the role of each energy center in our well-being.

  • Lesson 6: Unveil the profound link between the Chakra System and human sexuality.

  • Lesson 7: Integrate the wisdom of yoga to balance and align your chakras for optimum health and spiritual growth.

  • Lesson 8: Elevate your consciousness by learning chakra-centric meditation techniques that promise spiritual ascension.

  • Lesson 9: Dabble in a plethora of therapeutic practices geared towards chakra balancing and healing.

  • Lesson 10: Go beyond the primary chakras, acquainting yourself with the lesser-known but equally vital minor chakras.

  • Lesson 11: Embark on a spiritual sojourn, learning about revered gurus, transformative retreats, and spiritually charged pilgrimages.

Designed for novices and seasoned practitioners alike, our course offers a harmonious blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights. Whether your interest lies in boosting physical vitality, deepening meditation practices, or exploring the spiritual dimensions of chakras, this course promises a transformative experience.

Join us in this enlightening journey, and let the world of chakras offer you tools for personal growth, holistic well-being, and spiritual enlightenment. Dive deep, illuminate your path, and unlock the boundless potential that resides within you.

Course Motivation


  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction and Fundamental Concepts

This course provides a solid foundation for your study of the body's energy centers. 105 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Chakras Background; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment - The Evolution of Yoga
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The Seven Primary Chakras

We are ready to begin our exploration of each individual chakra. Additional lesson topics: 85 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Chakras and the Hindu Tradition

The idea of chakras originated in the Hindu traditions of ancient India. 105 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment - The Hindu Trinity
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Western Philosophers and the New Age Movement

This lesson will familiarize you with the authors and philosophers most influential in bringing chakra theory to western society. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment - Understanding the New Age Movement
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Chakras and Health

Much of western society's interest in the Chakra system stems from a desire to enhance their health and well-being, and this is reflected in the multitude of materials available on the subject. 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Your Health
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment - Developing a Chakras Diet Plan
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: The Chakra System and Sexuality

The Svadhisthana, or sacral chakra, is the energy center most connected with our sexuality. In this lesson we'll explore the Sacral chakra in greater depth. 70 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Chakras and Yoga

The word yoga refers to a group of spiritual practices originating in India. Additional lesson topics: A Short History of Yoga; Chakras and Yoga 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Why yoga?; Yoga
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Chakras, Meditation and Higher Consciousness

Meditation is considered a key component of the yogic tradition, and is essential to chakra balancing and the journey toward higher consciousness. 75 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Other Therapeutic Practices for the Chakras

This lesson will introduce you to a number of practices of various origins thought to assist in chakra balancing. 85 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Minor Chakras

Most chakra theorists agree on the existence of minor, or secondary chakras that, like the major chakras, receive and discharge energy to the keep the psycho-spiritual and physical bodies in alignment. 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Gurus, Retreats and Pilgrimages

Those interested in immersing themselves in the study of chakras and tantricism have a wealth of options open to them. Additional lesson topics: How to Find a Guru 375 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Retreats and Pilgrimages; video presentations; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Class Comments; Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment -
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the seven primary chakras.
  • Summarize chakras and the Hindu tradition.
  • Describe Western Philosophers understanding of chakras.
  • Summarize chakras healing power.
  • Summarize the benefits of chakras in sexuality.
  • Describe how chakras can be used in Yoga.
  • Describe the processes involved in chakra meditation.
  • Summarize the minor chakras.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Student Testimonials

  • "I found my instructor Dave Scarbrough's feedback to be benificial, prompt, clear and concise. Dave by his tone and feedback (including suugestions) contained in his replys, made me feel at ease and comfortable whilst learning online, a new experience for me." -- Kelvin B.
  • "I really loved taking this course, it has helped me realize many things about myself. I feel it will also help me help others in my profession as I get started." -- Gabrielle E.
  • "Course was was fun., very well organized and I liked the fact that the instructor reply in a timely matter. Course material was current and up to date." -- Annette B.
  • "Instructor is a Pro and is extremely helpful in his comments and expertise." -- Teresa M.
  • "The instructor was quick with response and grading gave me extra information when grading my paper." -- Tameika S.
  • "The instructor is knowledgeable. He responded to my emails promptly. I enjoyed the course." -- Deborah B.
  • "The instructor gave amazing feedback. More knowledge in each feedback!" -- Kristy W.
  • "Impeccable! Professional! Organized! Informative!" -- Cassandra F.
  • "The instructor has a nice way of organizing the material is such a way that the knowledge unfolds." -- Cathy T.
  • "This course was so exciting to take, once I was able to get on the Internet I had a hard time keeping away from it!" -- Kalynn F.

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