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Yoga Nidra: a quiet place | Part 1
Friday 11th January • 16:00 - 19:00£35
Yoga Nidra: a quiet place
Yoga Nidra & Sankalpa
This course is formed of 2 parts. First session Friday 11th January, 4-7pm.: Second session: Friday 8th March, 4-7pm.
3 hour CPD
Cost: £35 (£60 for both parts. Should you purchase both parts you will not be able to get a refund for the second part once you have attended the first.)
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This workshop can be enjoyed on its own or as a part of two workshops of three hours each. Immerse yourself in the relaxing, meditative practice also known as ‘sleep of the sages’.
Yoga nidra is an ancient Indian practice that allows you to consciously explore the different stages of wakefulness, dreaming and deep sleep by utilising relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and visualisations.
In these workshops, Laurent will provide a step-by-step guide to yoga nidra, its techniques and its benefits to our health and well-being. The workshop incorporates theoretical and practical aspects.
To start we will briefly learn about the history and the philosophy of yoga nidra. This will cover concepts related to how energy works in the body such as the nadis and prana. We will also explore the koshas or ‘sheaths of being’. We will then move on to the science behind yoga nidra and how the relaxation brought on by yoga nidra can be beneficial to our health.
Lastly, the workshop will cover the practical aspects of how to practice yoga nidra so that you can become a keen observer of your inner world. Laurent will give you tips about how to achieve withdrawal of the senses and pure concentration, how to prepare for savasana, the significance and the nature of the sankalpa and much more.
These workshops are for everyone to enjoy and to practice, but are also highly recommend for teachers who are interested in immersing themselves in the yoga nidra method so that they can begin to incorporate it into their own teaching.
The benefits of yoga nidra are said to include:
- Minimising and counteracting the effects of stress, anxiety and depression.
- Clearing up the unconscious and awakening creativity.
- Enhancing memory and learning capacity.
- Managing psychological and sleep disorders.