Elevate Your Wellness
Helping you to consciously create more harmony and balance in your life through
heart-awakening Yoga, Reiki, and Aromatherapy.
Erika Chaker - Founder of Elevate Your Wellness
E-RYT, Certified Anahata Awakening Method Facilitator, Reiki Master, Executive Leader with Young Living Essential Oils
In 2010 I was trained in Anahata Yoga, a gentle style of yoga focused on opening the heart center. It is a beautiful, life-changing philosophy; as we begin to live with a more open heart we are able to experience deeper self-love and love for others, peace, joy, compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, acceptance, courage, strength and kindness. As a result of a regular Anahata Yoga practice, all aspects of our being: body, mind and soul, experience positive transformation in profound ways.
I have taught over 1,000 hours of yoga and meditation classes and workshops and also help facilitate 200 hour and 500 hour Anahata Yoga teacher trainings.
I am also certified to facilitate private Anahata Awakening Method sessions, an extremely powerful physical and emotional healing modality that I am honored to share. Through yoga postures with long, supported holdings, the purpose of the Anahata Awakening Method is to bring into awareness unprocessed and unresolved emotions stored in the body, mind, and heart, often hidden from our consciousness, and manifesting as chronic aches and pains.
As a Reiki Master I incorporate energy work into my yoga sessions to help facilitate the healing process through stress reduction, relaxation and creating balance in one's whole being. I also offer private Reiki and Distance Reiki sessions.
In 2017 I was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils as a way to boost mine and my family's immune systems. I was astounded by the results and wanted to learn more! I continued to experience and witness the ways the powerful, pure oils impacted myself and those around me helping in varying ways such as improved sleep, uplifted spirit, enhanced physical, mental and emotional wellness, increased spiritual awareness, better focus, and so much more. It was then I realized yoga, Reiki and Aromatherapy (using essential oils) are the perfect synergistic combination and I wanted to teach classes incorporating them all! I also teach classes to share with other families how to create chemical-free homes using organic and pure, plant-based products.
I am honored to share the life changing benefits of heart-awakening Yoga, Reiki and Aromatherapy with all people in need of healing by offering nurturing, compassion and care in a safe and sacred space. It is my intent that through these various modalities, receivers will consciously restore harmony and balance in their lives by awakening their own natural healing processes within.
When I am not teaching or practicing Yoga and Reiki, or sharing my love for Young Living Essential Oils, you will find me spending time with my husband, a high school teacher, and two toddler boys, Jett (7) and Levi (5) in beautiful Encinitas. Our favorite things to do as a family are garden, ride bikes, skateboard, cook vegan meals, visit museums, practice yoga (of course!) and explore this amazing country on camping, hiking and mountain biking adventures.
Adult Yoga Class Schedule
(all classes currently cancelled)
Anahata Yoga Studio: 960 2nd Street, Suite 202, Encinitas, CA 92024
* Vitality Flow w/ Aromatherapy *
Mondays at 10:30 AM @ Anahata Yoga Studio
Awaken your vital energy with rejuvenating and strengthening postures such as sun salutations, inversions, and balancing poses while also enjoying heart openers, twists and surrender poses. Enjoy topical and inhalation of
the purest & highest quality essential oils to enhance the benefits of your yoga practice and
to deepen the experience on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.
Modifications are offered to accommodate yogis of all levels.
Click here to learn why incorporating essential oils in a yoga class is so beneficial!
* Gentle Yoga w/ Aromatherapy *
Sundays at 9:00 AM @ Anahata Yoga Studio
A well-balanced class that allows all yogis to gain deeper understanding of traditional yoga.
It improves postural alignment, strengthens the body, and increases flexibility. Enjoy the addition of the highest quality essential oils used both aromatically and topically. Erika weaves a special theme or focus into each class that highlights the benefits of the oils with a particular aspect of the asanas class, such as a Chakra or an emotion or quality. Students will feel an elevated sense of balance, clarity, calmness, connectedness, inner-strength and courage, grounding, and more! This is a yoga class for all levels!
* Relax & Restore *
Class days/times TBD
Relax and be nurtured in this yoga class focused on soothing and calming the heart, mind, body and soul. Students will be guided through slow and gentle yoga poses often times using props for supported, longer holds. The application of pure essential oils topically and aromatically will be incorporated to deepen the experience.
Private Yoga Instruction
I am available for private yoga sessions for individuals or groups. Private instruction is a wonderful opportunity to receive in-depth individualized instruction carefully tailored to your specific needs and wants and is beneficial for beginners to advanced yogis.
Anahata Awakening Method - Private Sessions
Through yoga postures with long, supported holdings and heart awakening dialogue, the purpose of the Anahata Awakening Method is to bring into awareness unprocessed and unresolved emotions stored in the body, mind, and heart, often hidden from our consciousness, and manifesting as chronic aches and pains.
As an Awakening Method facilitator, it is my intention to hold a safe and nurturing space for you to allow your own inner wisdom to shine through. In time, any blockages or stuck energy can begin to move again and willingly be released therefore opening up new space to experience more healing, light, love, joy and positivity!
Example of an Awakening Method Experience
Upcoming Yoga Workshops & Events
Yoga Nidra & Essential Oils Workshop
Stay tuned for next workshop
Yoga Nidra means conscious Divine sleep. Join Erika and with Julia LaPlante as they help transport you to a blissful state of conscious awareness that leads DEEP RELAXATION! Experience gentle yoga, guided meditation, pure essential oils, Reiki energy healing, crystal bowls and more. Restore you natural ability to rest and digest life.
Bring your journal, a pen, and water, and please dress comfortably.
Space is limited to 15 students. Cost is $25. To RSVP contact Erika @ 858.525.1563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Yoga Nidra class with Julia and Erika was extremely refreshing and relaxing. I left the studio with a huge shift. I was very vibrant and focused all week long. I wish they had this class every week." ~Berna G.
"Two amazing healers sharing their gifts made this a beautiful healing experience ... a nurturing combination of yoga, aromatherapy, chakra clearing and meditation." ~Andrea K.
What is Reiki
Reiki is a form of hands-on healing that promotes stress reduction and relaxation and helps create balance and healing. Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique that treats the person as a whole, including the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Reiki assists the body in its efforts to maintain homeostasis (or the body's natural ability to heal itself), resulting in deep relaxation, a feeling of well-being and a shift toward physical health.
Reiki can be used to support the healing process of any illness or emotional problem and to increase general wellness. A treatment feels like a wonderful warming radiance that flows through and around you.
It is a safe, painless, non-invasive practice that doesn't interfere with any medical treatment and can be combined with other healing techniques and/or enhances medical procedures and treatments.
How does Reiki energy healing work?
By activating the receiver's natural healing processes of the body helping to restore harmony and balance on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and even on karmic and etheric levels too. All that is required of the recipient is a desire to heal and an openness and a willingness to receive.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
* Promotes deep relaxation
* Relieves stress and anxiety
* Strengthens the immune system
* Energizes and balances the whole body
* Increases recovery rate from injuries
* Eases muscle tension
* Promotes pain relief
* Brings a state of peace to body and mind
Reiki Healing Session
During your Reiki session, you will relax on a massage table in a dimly lit space, sound tracked by soft music as you receive Aromatherapy with pure essential oils combined with crystal healing. You will remain fully dressed during the session, as the Reiki Practitioner will apply gentle touch with the aim of directing Healing Energy to different parts of your body. After the treatment, you will have the chance to share your experience as well as discuss general wellness approaches. At the end of your Reiki session, you should feel relaxed, soothed, and rejuvenated.
Distance Reiki Healing
As a Reiki Master I am able to facilitate distance healing sessions, meaning myself and the recipient are not required to be in the same physical space in order for the healing to occur. We can schedule a convenient time when the receiver is able to be seated or resting in a quiet, relaxed environment.
"It was like a deep meditation. I'm so relaxed and feeling much better! Amazing how it works! I felt your presence, love and healing energy and am most grateful!" The following day she reported: "It was really amazing and I still feel the benefits! My migraine has not come back!" ~Ana C.
Reiki Sharing Circle
Upcoming Dates TBD
Reiki is a form of hands-on healing that promotes stress reduction and relaxation and helps create balance and healing.
Reiki circle, also known as Reiki share or exchange, is a gathering of like-minded health and wellness believers who participate in group healing treatments on each other. The main purpose for the Reiki circle is to give and receive Reiki in a casual atmosphere of friendship, honor and positive energy.
Reiki Circles began as a way for practitioners to practice on one another and the community, to hone their skills and receive healing themselves. If you are not a Reiki practitioner you will still be receiving Reiki.
Cost is $10 (suggested donation)
Facilitator: Certified Reiki Master Teacher Marcela Alva.
Please RSVP to me: (858) 525-1563 or
Our body has 7 subtle energy centers along the spine that are referred to in Sanskrit as Chakras. When all the Chakras are open and balanced we are able to live healthy and happy lives. When there are blockages in the Chakras then one may experience imbalances on a physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual level. Childhood traumas, cultural conditioning, limited belief system, restrictive or exhausting habits, physical and emotional injuries, and more, contribute to chakra blockage. Through a combination of healing tools such as Reiki, yoga postures, pure essential oils, mantras/chanting, crystals, mudras and visualizing we can work together to realign and energize your Chakras.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the volatile (evaporates at room temperature) aromatic fluid inside of plants. Some experts consider essential oils the life-blood of the plant. It is this life-blood that gives the plants their fragrances and help the plant heal itself, repair damaged tissue and rid itself of toxic chemicals and free radicals. If carefully and lovingly grown, harvested and distilled, the essential oils have the potential to bestow the same properties into the human body as living, bioavailable superstars!
Why incorporate essential oils into yoga classes and Reiki sessions?
Pure, high quality essential oils raise the body's frequency and help bring it back to balance on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Incorporating inhalation and topical application of essential oils can help one to become more alert, receptive, connected, grounded, uplifted and present, raise spiritual awareness, invoke courage, increase stamina, support muscles and joints, purify the body and balance and activate the chakra system. Adding pure essential oils into yoga classes and Reiki healing sessions is a beautiful way to deepen the benefits.
Why Young Living Essential Oils?
Young Living Essential Oils are the only oils I trust and use with my students and family because of their commitment to the highest standards in quality and purity with their 'Seed To Seal' guarantee. From soil preparation and seed selection, to harvesting, distillation and bottling, they are in control of the process 100% of the way. You can even visit the farms to experience for yourself! It is now my mission to create a chemical-free lifestyle for myself and my family and to educate others on how empowering it is to do the same for themselves and their families.
Join me on this journey! I am one of many who was searching for answers. I knew there had to be options for our health that were effective, safe, simple, and easy to share with my friends, family, yoga students and clients who were also searching. What I found in Young Living was so much more than I ever bargained for. Energy, vibrance, safe products, radiant skin, convenient solutions, and a community of people who are empowered to make changes. We are always ready to grab hands as you pursue physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial freedom.
When you become a member of Young Living with me, you will gain access to unmatched education and resources at your fingertips. You also become a part of an amazing and supportive community of like-minded, heart-centered people who want to make the world a better place. Join us and find YOUR answers!
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