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YOGA NIDRA WILL NOW BE LIVE STREAMED VIA ZOOM
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What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is a specific meditation technique that allows you to relax, recharge,
rejuvenate and awaken awareness to your higher consciousness. With practise, you’ll learn to rest deeply in a state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep. Even experiencing shorter (or fleeting) moments in this state is beneficial.
Jo will guide you to a place within yourself where you can experience deep physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Yoga Nidra may be considered the perfect antidote for busyness, stress, anxiety and other less desirable effects of modern life.
Based on ancient practices, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, devised Satyananda Yoga Nidra TM in the mid-20th Century. In his book ‘Yoga Nidra’ he stated that through the systematic practice of Yoga Nidra, muscular, emotional and mental tensions can be progressively released.
Other benefits of practising Yoga Nidra may include:
– increased clarity of thought;
– awakened creativity; and
– feeling more at peace with the world and those around you.
Yoga Nidra is especially effective for those whose busy, ‘monkey mind’ kicks into high gear the moment we lie down and close our eyes (as Jo will attest), as you’re guided through a series of mindful activities, giving your mind something productive to do on the way to rest and relaxation.
You are always in control of your Yoga Nidra experience. Jo will guide you (with suggestions, rather than instructions) and although Savasana is considered the ideal position for this practice, you are welcome and encouraged to adopt the right position for you. Whilst it is ideal to remain still and awake during Yoga Nidra,
it’s not always possible for every person, every time … don’t be concerned about that, you’ll still reap the rewards of your practice.
Jo studied Yoga Nidra as part of her Level 1 Yoga Teacher training and completed further study in 2017 with Swami Muktibodhananda as part of her Level 2, 150 hour Post Graduate YTT training with One Family Yoga & Fitness.
Who Will Benefit From Yoga Nidra?
Anyone! The deeply relaxing experience that is Yoga Nidra can help you:
- feel rested, relaxed and rejuvenated;
- gain clarity of thought;
- feel more peaceful; and
- awaken creativity.
You’ll especially enjoy Yoga Nidra if:
- you have a ‘Monkey mind‘ (like Jo!) and find it hard to relax through other techniques;
- you find it hard to take time out for you; or
- your favourite pose is Savasana!
The practice itself will last around 45 minutes (after taking some time to get really comfortable and settled), and although that sounds like a long time to to lie still, it doesn’t necessarily feel that way during the experience – you might be surprised at the feeling of timelessness that can descend during Yoga Nidra. In fact, many regular practitioners comment at the end of the practice that they can’t believe it’s over already! However, for some, it can take a few sessions to get used to lying or sitting still for this period of time, and that’s perfectly fine… after all, it is a practice. Even if you find it challenging, you will still reap benefits from this incredible practice.
Enquiries: Contact Jo Moloney, Brew Yoga
(Jo includes shorter Yoga Nidra practices in some of her classes & can also deliver it for your group or corporate booking, at a suitable location of your choosing.)
When, Where and What to Bring
Thursday 13 February
7pm to 8pm
Early Bird $15 (when paid by Friday 7 February),
$20 after that date.
Places are limited to just 10. Bookings are essential, confirmed with payment in advance.
*Conditions apply: No refunds, although you may send someone in your place if you can’t attend after all.
Please FB Message, SMS 0403 901 449 or email email@example.com to reserve your place, which will be confirmed once payment is received by direct deposit to:
Suncorp Account Number: 123527883
Yoga Nidra is held at:
Our Lady of Dolours Church Community Space
Cnr Samford Road
and Suez Street
Mitchelton Qld 4053
Easy street parking on Suez or Zeitoun Streets.
Mats and props supplied, but you may choose to bring your own yoga mat and an eye pillow if you like to use one, or any other personal props that you wish to use.
Wear comfortable clothing – yoga/exercise gear or simply shorts/trackpants and top. It’s always a good idea to have a light jacket and a water bottle with you, too.
Note: the room is air conditioned/heated and will be set to a comfortable temperature.