Yoga Nidra

What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is done lying down and is a fully guided practice. In its essence, Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness achieved through deep relaxation and guided meditation. In this state we drop into alpha and theta brainwaves, where the home of our deep seated patterns (samskaras) or the subconscious mind can be accessed all the while remaining conscious and alert. Our parasympathetic nervous system (rest/digest/heal) takes over to maximize our healing capacity and to counter balance the effects of stress (fight/flight/freeze).

This practice has been around for over 5000 years and in its recent applications has been used effectively in reducing stress, physical tension, pain, anxiety, depression and to mitigate the symptoms of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The practice can be a powerful tool in helping to unwind the patterns in our lives that serve us poorly. Yoga Nidra is easy to do, readily accessible and can illicit profound positive results in healing and quality of life.

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Yoga Nidra Workshop

April 2, 2017

Join Certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator Lauri Glenn on a guided journey into deep relaxation, meditation and conscious creation. This Yoga Nidra workshop is on Sunday, April 2, from 11 am to 1 pm.

Enjoy a grounding and gentle flow of yoga poses followed by an informative discussion on the history, use and benefits of Yoga Nidra or “Yogic Sleep.” We will then explore a full Yoga Nidra session, lasting around 45 minutes. This workshop will conclude with a chance to reflect on your experience through journaling (please bring a journal or notepad and a pen) and sharing within the group and asking any questions you might have before closing in gratitude.

This workshop is $25 ($30 on the day of the workshop). To register, please log into your Rishi Yoga account and look for “workshops” under the “services” tab. If you don’t have a Rishi Yoga account, please create one here (click on “register for classes”):