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Energize Your Heart's Desire

Through Yoga Nidra, a deep relaxation also known as yogic sleep, move into a place of ease for healing, release, and creativity. 

Have ever woken up with your best ideas or refreshed after being sick or under a great deal of strain? Do you ever experience lucid dreams where you are somewhat conscious and can control the content of that experience? These are some comparisons I make to yoga nidra. Guided into a state of total relaxation, your body, mind and spirit have a change to truly restore, heal and also manifest. 

Participating in yoga nidras was so incredible and important for me while living in Florida that I trained to lead this experience for you.  I attended yoga nidra regularly on Friday afternoons at Yogani Studios. Annie Okerlin, the studio owner, is trained in one form of nidra called irest. Veterans and their families attend yoga nidra to help with post traumatic stress syndrome and other healing and recovery taking place.  Seeing our men and women of service and their families return again and again was so inspiring. Meanwhile I was having my own awakenings, manifestations of my heart's desires, and journeys without ever leaving the comfort of  my yoga mat.

In a yoga nidra, I will generally help you set up in a comfortable position with yoga props like bolsters so you can tune inward without any discomfort for at least 30 minutes.  During that time, your meditation is guided by me though you follow your own sensations, intention, and awareness. Often your consciousness will be altered as you enter full relaxation. An hour of yoga nidra is said to equal 4 hours of sleep, so if you're feeling exhausted this can refresh you. 

My very first yoga nidra was amazing because there was an immediate action and effect of my intention directly after the session. This kind of thing doesn't happen every time you participate, however you will get what you need from a yoga nidra practice on any given day. There is no wrong way to do this, no postures, no specific breathwork, just you following my voice.

I will lead a 45 minute yoga posture practice of yin, restorative and deep stretch followed by a yoga nidra on December 21st to welcome the true arrival of winter, the Solstice.  This will be a completely relaxing yoga event. Free yourself of stress, expectations for the holidays and the busy-ness for 90 minutes this season. All the while you'll be energizing your heart's desire. All you need to do is show up, close your eyes and listen. If you prefer not to do postures or have any physical limitations you are still most welcome to come. We are in a one level building with wheelchair access. 

I encourage you to bring yourself to Scarborough Yoga on December 21st, Sunday, at 4 pm. When we leave the building and drive home, the Solstice will be occurring. I promise you a comfortable and possibly an enlightening experience. 

Sign up here. We expect this to sell out. Solstice New Moon Yoga  &

Peace, my friends!


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