• BACK TO BALANCE

    Victoria designs custom programs that help her clients get back in balance. Doing that is never just about working out. She helps her clients understand themselves better and their unique needs through Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-wise system of understanding mind, body and spirit.

    Yoga

    Victoria's Yoga style is Vinyasa flow and the classes are based on the chakras. You will leave her classes feeling invigorated and glowing in all the colors of the rainbow.
     
    From time to time, Victoria also does yoga retreats, workshops and her regularly scheduled classes can be found below under schedule and events!

    Ayurveda-Based Coach

    Victoria will create a program for you that can change your life, including reducing colds, boosting fertility and becoming happier at work. We start with a one-on-one consult and go from there based on your needs.

    Personal Trainer

    Victoria will come to your home or gym to help you tone, build muscle and reduce stubborn weight. Using Ayurveda-based principles to shed the weight and keep it off. Her style is traditional fitness with a mind-body-spirit philosophy that coupled with hard physical work will maximize your results. Sky's the limit!
  • Hello & Welcome to

    Chakra Flow University

    School of Yoga & Ayurveda

    200HR & 300HR Yoga Teacher Trainings

  • Chakra Flow University 200HR

    School of Yoga & Ayurveda

    Accelerate your learning and expand your knowledge with the Yoga Teacher Training program at the Whitewater Center, in conjunction with Chakra Flow University. Dive deep into the poses, philosophies, and practices behind yoga, whether your goal is to become a certified yoga teacher or a well-versed yogi as you take the next step in your yoga journey. This program is a unique 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) training that couples the traditional curriculum with elective activities like SUP Yoga, hands-on experience, and a combination of classroom settings and natural environments at the Whitewater Center.

    200HR YTT SPRING 2020 SEMESTER

    If you are ready to set your soul and practice on fire, this Spring's YTT at the U.S. National Whitewater Center is right for you. We will guide you through this journey of discovery and transformation using the yogic philosophies and the Chakra system as our foundation for self exploration.

    TIME AND DATES

    Fri 6-9pm

    Sat 9-6pm

    Sun 9-6pm

     

    Session 1: March 6 – 8

    Session 2: March 20 – 22

    Session 3: April 3 – 5

    Session 4: April 17 – 19

    Session 5: May 1 – 3

    Session 6: May 15 – 17

    Session 7: May 29 – 31

    Session 8: June 12 – 14

    YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

    Powerful yogic practices & the study of the yogic texts are the foundation of our studies together. Your dedication to this exploration of yourself and the yogic lifestyle will give you the tools to live a a life of awareness and freedom in mind, body and spirit.

     

    In this program, you will begin practice teaching within the first few days. Our teachers will guide you and you will receive valuable feedback that will help you continue to grow as a student and teacher. We believe that diving in right away will give you the tools needed to begin teaching upon graduation. You will also be required to observe, take and assist classes outside of our weekends together. This curriculum will culminate with an optional teacher audition should you want to teach at The Whitewater Center as well as other locations around the Charlotte metro area.

     

    The FULL program must be completed in order to receive your 200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification.

    200HR CURRICULUM

    Includes but is not limited to:

    • Art of Vinyasa Flow Sequencing

    • Practice Teaching

    • Asana Alignment & Anatomy

    • Pranayama & Meditation

    • Yoga Philosophy

    • Mythology

    • Ayurveda (The sister science of Yoga)

    • The Chakra System

    • Sanskrit & Yoga History

    • Hands-on Assists

    • Restorative Yoga

    • Intro to SUP Yoga

    • Intro to ACRO Yoga

    • Teaching to Prenatal/Post Natal/Limited Mobility groups

    TEACHING TEAM

    Victoria E Martinez ------- (YTT Director)

    Julie Rauschenplat
     

    Several other guest teachers will be invited during the program to share their expertise with the class. Victoria believes that in order to have the very best Yoga school in the South she needs to bring together the very best, top notch teachers in their respective fields and specializations. She prides herself on building "the Tribe" even within the teaching community.

     
     

    TUITION

    DEPOSIT

    $500 – Deposit due at time of application approval, to reserve your spot in the program.

     

    PAID IN FULL

    $2800

     

    PAYMENT PLANS

    $2800- Are available by calling the Whitewater Center directly at 704.391.3900

     

    TRAINING ALSO INCLUDES:

    • FREE CLASSES at USNWC
    • Parking Pass for USNWC
    • Join Chakra Flow Connections, a free service that helps new teachers find paid teaching around the Charlotte Metro area.

    For more information or specific questions contact diosayogaschool@gmail.com

     

    to SIGN UP click below:

    https://usnwc.org/learn/instruction-certification/certification/ytt/200-hour-yoga-teacher-training-ytt/

     

     

    Yoga Alliance RYS 200

    This program is a registered 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga Alliance. This school provides a 200-Hour training that meets or exceeds the Yoga Alliance Standards. Students who complete this program are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 RYT.
  • Chakra Flow University 300HR
    Advanced Master Yoga Studies

    Chakra Flow University is honored to present a 300HR Advanced Master Yoga Studies program in the heart of Charlotte, NC at the beautiful Khali Yoga Center in Noda. This 300HR training has been mindfully curated to include meaningful and advanced practices of Yoga within all of the different disciplines of the 8 limb system. Chakra Flow University founder, Victoria E. Martinez, took special care in hand selecting the exquisite teaching team to include the very best of the best teachers throughout the different categories of study that you will find below. Victoria's bigger vision is to create the most prestigious Advanced Master Yoga Studies School in the South.
    She knows that this means the best teaching team and highest standards of practice across the board.

    "It was during my 300hr studies that I really feel I was able to hone my craft and become the teacher I am today. It takes the foundations of everything you learn in the 200hr program and expands and clarifies beyond foundations into the depths of these beautiful sciences."
    —Victoria Martinez, founder of Chakra Flow University

    300HR CURRICULUM

    The program is set up in 25HR modules that can be taken as stand alone continuing education courses or combined together towards the 300HR Certification. Most of the modules will run Fri-Sun 9am-6pm and will be offered every 4-6 weeks. The modules can be taken consecutively or stretched out over a longer period of time, to suit both your schedule and financial needs.
     
    • Arm Balance Junkie Feb 21-23

    • Master Sequencing May 22-24

    • Yoga History Thru The Lens of The Bhagavad-Gita

    • Pre-Post Natal Jul 26-28

    • Chakras & The Subtle Body Aug 28-30 ***
    • Restorative Yoga/Yin/Aromatherapy Sept 25-27
    • Hands On Assists Oct 23-25 ***
    • Ayurveda Lifestyle Nov 20-22
    • Ashtanga Yoga Dec 11-13
     
    COMING IN 2021

    • Inversions, The Art of Flight Jan 29-31

    • Tantra Yoga Feb 27-28

    • Bhakti, Mantras & Mythology Mar 26-28

    • Functional Anatomy Apr 23-25

    • Master Sequencing May 21-23

    • The Path to Samadhi: Pranayama, Meditation & Sound Healing Jun 25-27

    • Arm Balance Junkie Jul 23-25

    • Trauma Informed Yoga Aug 27-29

    • Chakras & The Subtle Body Sept 24-26

    • Yoga History & Philosophy Oct 22-24

    • Ayurveda Lifestyle Nov 19-21

    • Jivamukti Dec 17-19

     
    ***These modules are required to be taken in order to qualify for the 300HR certification. The other 6 modules you can customize to your desired areas of interest and specialty.
     
    TEACHING TEAM

    Victoria E. Martinez (YTT Director)

    Mary Dana Abbot

    Luis Bayon

    Michelle Benoit

    Marcy Braverman

    Jeniffer Busco

    Lindsey Crisp

    Tai Dorn

    Felipe Gonzalez

    Tabitha Hall

    Julie Rauschenplat

    Austin Shook

    Shanna Small

    Brian Strahine

    Andy & Tamara Totman

    ...more to be added

     
    Please email me if you have any questions diosayogaschool@gmail.com
     

    Yoga Alliance RYS 300

    This program is a registered 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training by Yoga Alliance. This school provides a 300-Hour training that meets or exceeds the Yoga Alliance Standards. Students who complete this program and are already 200 RYT are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 500 RYT after completing this certification.
     
  • EVENTS

    Yoga History Thru The Lens of
    The Bhagavad-Gita 25HR Intensive

    June 22-28

    Yoga History

    Tour 5000+ years of yoga history seen through the lens of the Bhagavad-Gita’s timeless teachings. Just as Krishna teaches Arjuna to maintain dharma (order, social responsibility), we can also weave this teaching into our lives: knowing what happened in bygone eras allows us to live today in a more disciplined way. By knowing yoga's past, we will more responsibly (dharmically) participate in discussions about what yoga can and should look like now and going forward. Join us to learn about history including cutting edge research from recently translated Sanskrit texts, all from the perspective of Krishna who knows the past, present, and future.

     

    Bhagavad-Gita

    Throughout our whirlwind tour of 5000+ years of yoga history, we will dive deeply daily to focus on the Bhagavad-Gita, an ancient Indian classic that has been translated into 50+ languages. Its teachings about dharma, desire, and devotion captivates people globally. Our discussions will be framed by several questions:

    • What is the eternal message(s) of the Bhagavad-Gita?

    • Does it inspire devotion to God, self-realization, non-violence, and social justice?

    • Or casteism and sexism?

    • Or holy war and divinely sanctioned violence?

    • Is there a single, correct interpretation?

    • How can this text inspire your own spiritual journey?

     

    CURRICULUM

    • Know your yoga history, how to study history
    • Ancient period (Indus Valley Civilizations, Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita)
    • Premodern period (Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga, asanas, Tantra Yoga)
    • Modern period (Vivekananda, Krishnamacharya’s lineage, colonization, appropriation)
    • Historical context and main ideas of Bhagavad-Gita (dharma; Karma, Jnana, Bhakti yoga)
    • Embody the teachings: asana sequences to reveal the history of asana and Bhagavad-Gita

    wisdom
    • Kirtans focused on names of Krishna -- pronunciation & translation of Sanskrit, and call-and-response chanting
    • Correct pronunciation of asanas in Sanskrit
    • Practice teaching —plan a dharma talk, workshop, asana sequence, etc.
    • Facebook group for conversation before, during, and after the immersion

     

    TEACHING TEAM

    Marcy Braverman Goldstein, PH.D.
    Victoria E. Martinez, RYT E-500

      

    SCHEDULE
    June 22-28th
    Mon – Fri 630-930pm via Zoom Platform
    Sat & Sun 2-6pm via Zoom (with the option to gather in person at Khali Yoga Center’s outdoor patio space, dependent on weather)

     

    PREREQUISITES
    An open mind and heart with a spirit eager to absorb knowledge & wisdom

     

    INVESTMENT
    $300 Earlybird Special till June 15th
    $350 After June 16th

     

    This 25hr Module can count towards the 300HR YTT

    25 CEU’s also available

    Chakra Flow University

    RYS 200, RYS 300, YACEP


    Email diosayogaschool@gmail.com with inquiries

     

    SIGN UP HERE:

    https://www.khaliyogacenter.com/workshops-events

     

     

    Chakra Flow University

    at The US National Whitewater Center

    March 6 – June 14, 2020

    Accelerate your learning and expand your knowledge with the Yoga Teacher Training program at the Whitewater Center, in conjunction with Chakra Flow University. Dive deep into the poses, philosophies, and practices behind yoga, whether your goal is to become a certified yoga teacher or a well-versed yogi as you take the next step in your yoga journey. This program is a unique 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) training that couples the traditional curriculum with elective activities like SUP Yoga, hands-on experience, and a combination of classroom settings and natural environments at the Whitewater Center.

     

    In this program, you will begin practice teaching within the first few days. Our teachers will guide you and you will receive valuable feedback that will help you continue to grow as a student and teacher. We believe that diving in right away will give you the tools needed to begin teaching upon graduation.

     

    The FULL program must be completed in order to receive your 200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification.


    Email diosayogaschool@gmail.com with inquiries

     

    For more information or to sign up click below:

    https://usnwc.org/learn/instruction-certification/certification/ytt/200-hour-yoga-teacher-training-ytt/

     

  • My Schedule

    Let's flow together, lets dance together, lets breath together and we will definitely sweat together!!! 

    OKRA

    Plaza Midwood, Charlotte

     

    Tuesday: 1230pm $8 Level 3 Vinyasa Yoga 60min

    Khali Yoga Center

    1210 E. 36th Street Suite A Charlotte, NC 28205

     

    Tuesday: 6pm Vinyasa Flow

    Tuesday: 730pm Deep Stretch

     

    Thursday: 6pm Vinyasa Flow

    Whitewater Center Summer Yoga Season

    5000 Whitewater Center Parkway

     

    FREE classes all summer, just pay $6 for parking

    Spring/Summer Dates for 2020 TBD

     

    200HR Yoga Teacher Training begins March 6, 2020

     

    UnKnown Brewing

    1327 South Mint St. Charlotte, NC 28203

    March 18th @630pm

    April 29th @630pm

    June 17th @630pm

  • Actual Villa Pics from the last retreat:

    Hosted By:

    Seven days of daily guided meditation, yoga, personal training and Ayurveda workshops at a 6500 sq ft,
    5 br 5 ba private villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean in breath-taking Costa Rica.

    Contact diosawellness@gmail.com for package pricing details and specials.
    Accommodations available for up to 10 people.
  • MY STORY

    My philosophy is simple: You gain total health and wellness by treating not only the physical body but the mind and spirit as well. Easy said, less easily done and impossible to find at your neighborhood gym.

    Kid off balance

    From a very young age, Victoria was coined the chubby girl. She tried every diet and counted calories since the age of 12. Then in her 20s, she reclaimed her body back and lost 45 pounds by spending hours in the gym and maintaining a rigorous diet. Sound familiar??? While it worked, it was working hard and not working smart. Her body and self-image continued to keep her from true happiness and a sense of contentment she knew was possible but eluded her.

    Oh, baby

    In her early 30s, after giving birth to two healthy kids only 18 months apart Victoria had gained 70 pounds and spending hours at the gym was no longer an option. This is when she came back to a practice she had started many years ago, Yoga and looked for a healthier way to maintain a good balance and become the woman and mother she knew she could be.

    On a mission for me

    At this time her soul-searching lead her to take the 200HR YTT from the World Renowned Yoga Center, Laughing Lotus NYC, directed by Dana Trixie Flynn, this is when Victoria was also introduced to Ayurveda the sister science of yoga. “As I was looking for a way to balance my physical body, I realized the work was also in my mind and my spirit. Yoga & Ayurveda helped to unite these aspects of myself and I came to recognize I was always whole and had just forgotten, Yoga helped me remember.”

     

    Her final path to health felt like a giant jigsaw puzzle with lots of missing pieces. As the pieces revealed themselves - nutrition, physical strength, mental flexibility, emotional wellness and spirituality, all pillars of Yoga and Ayurveda, - Victoria began to lose the heaviness in both her physical and emotional body, in an almost effortless manner that she had never experienced before. Today, Victoria’s life's mission and passion is to share these ancient practices and sciences with her students and to empower them to gain optimal health and well being.

    On a mission for you

    Today, Victoria's life's mission is to share these techniques with her clients and students so that they can experience true health. She is constantly learning about all aspects of lasting vitality, and has the following certifications:

    • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • Certified Yoga Teacher– 200hr, Laughing Lotus NYC
    • Ayurveda– 100hr, Laughing Lotus NYC
    • FLY Inversion Intensive– 50hr, Laughing Lotus NYC
    • Energy & the Subtle Body– 50hr, Laughing Lotus NYC
    • Chakras– 50hr, Laughing Lotus NYC
    • Hands on Assists– 50hr, Laughing Lotus Nola
    • Super Sequencing– 50hr, Laughing Lotus NYC
    • Restorative Yoga– 25hr, Laughing Lotus NYC
    • Kids Yoga– 25hr, Yogi Beans NYC

    Victoria continues vigorous self study of Ayurveda, spending an intensive week training in upstate NY every Summer with Dr. Lad from the Ayurvedic Institute of New Mexico. She also continues to study nutrition and the subtle body, more specifically the Chakra system.

    Victoria is registered with Yoga Alliance at the Expert 500hr level.

     

     

    Chakra Flow University

    Victoria's Dream came true in June 2018 when she opened her own Yoga School. She has now graduated a total of 40 teachers from her program. Below is some of the feedback she has received:

     

    "My yoga teacher training experience with Chakra Flow University was amazing! Victoria is amazing! You really feel her love and her desire for her students to be successful in the training and as yoga teachers. She is so knowledgeable and you really feel and are inspired by her passion and love of teaching, yoga, living a healthy life, and Ayurveda. I registered for this 200 hr yoga teacher training to become a yoga instructor and share my passion and love of yoga with others, but I graduated having been transformed personally. I learned a lot about myself and how to live a more centered and yogi life. I became a better wife, mother, and person through the training, and for that, I am so so grateful. During my training, I experienced a move to another state, my daughter graduating high school and going off to college, and a job change. My life basically was turned up side down. I seriously feel that my training and all the knowledge Victoria so willingly shared with us helped me so much through all this change in my life and kept me from mentally falling apart. The training was tough and there was a lot of homework and there were many times I wanted to just throw in the towel, but I'm so grateful I didn't. Even if I never taught a yoga class, I would not regret taking this training. I currently am teaching and, because of Victoria and her school, I'm able to share my passion and really teach from my heart and soul. I've received a lot of positive feedback from my classes, and I'm able to help others not only feel good after a class, but to really have an appreciation for yoga and all that goes with it. I'm able to show that yoga is more than just poses you do on your mat, but it's a way of life that can really transform you. I owe that to Victoria and YTT.

    ❤️🙏" — Misty Caples

     

    "I recently completed my 200 YTT training with Victoria and highly, highly recommend her to anyone looking to begin their teaching journey or even to deepen their practice.

    Victoria's energy was just as high and passionate during our last hour of training that it was our first hour and that was energizing and inspiring. God has blessed this beautiful soul with a true gift and it was a honor to be part of her first 200 YTT program." — Sarah Knill

     

     

    "In October of 2018, I completed my 200 YTT ( teacher training) with Victoria, the owner of Chakra Flow University. It was truly a life changing experience. Anyone looking to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga and Ayurveda or teach classes should look no further!" — Alexa Hagenbrock

     

  • GET IN TOUCH

    I do a free initial consultation, so don't hesitate to call.

    (704) 578.0006
    diosawellness@gmail.com

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