Monday, December 10, 2018

YOGA NIDRA Workshop NOW at YOGA4, Lake Leelanau


Yoga nidra means “yogic sleep.” This is profound meditation in a deeply relaxed state of being, resembling dreamless sleep.
Yoga nidra evolved out of Tantrism, originally called nyasa, meaning “casting or placing.” We incrementally lay our conscious awareness at each level of being, from physical to soul level. Because of this multidimensional approach, yoga nidra is unsurpassed as a means toward deep physical release, emotional balance and psychological well-being.   
There are many variations of Yoga nidra. Typically, we will use a sankalpa, or personal affirmation at the beginning, to affirm your soul’s deepest intention. Then, a placement of awareness throughout the body, to ground you in the physical plane. We follow with a release to the subconscious through simple backward counting. Then, we experience opposing psychological states or “pairs of opposites,” reminding your body of the mind’s influence over it. We end with a guided meditation through various suggested images, enhancing the luminous, equinimical, witness-quality of higher mind, or atman.
Please join me for restorative yoga poses of deep relaxation, followed by Yoga Nidra on Saturday morning, January 5, 2019, from 10:30 AM until 1:30 at Yoga4, Lake Leelanau, MI. Please dress in loose, comfortable, clothing. Bring your own mat and any yoga props you prefer. 
$55. In advance or at the door
One of a series:
JANUARY 5, 2019 RESTORATIVE YOGA AND YOGA NIDRA
JANUARY 12, 2019 OSTEO YOGA FOR STRONG BONES
JANUARY 19, 2019 YOFLO FOR CONNECTIVE TISSUE FLUIDITY
            All three workshops $160.
3 CEUs each workshop granted for Yoga Alliance registered yoga instructors.
            To register: www.yoga4.net or yoga4leelanau@gmail.com