Deep Rest Yoga

YOGA NIDRA MEDITATION IS DEEP REST MEDICINE

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Teaching Guided Yoga Nidra Meditation


in Atlanta, Georgia 

“Grounding” Yoga Nidra + Sound Bath Workshop

COME DEEPLY REST WITH ME. My next Yoga Nidra + Sound Bath Workshop will be on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21st from 7 pm to 8:45 pm at Full Circle Studio in Inman Park. The theme with be grounding and the first chakra. NO previous mediation or yoga experience required!

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What is Yoga Nidra Meditation?

Yoga Nidra = a Yogic Nap

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Yoga nidra (meaning "yogic sleep" in Sanskrit) is a sleep based meditation practice that takes you on a journey through the different layers or "koshas'of your body using techniques such as body scans, breath work, visualizations, and more. In yoga nidra we are harnessing the healing power of deep sleep while maintaining a trace of awareness.


During yoga nidra, you appear to be asleep but really you are in a state between wakefulness and sleep where the mind is very receptive and open.  In this state, your brain wave patterns progressively slow down, just like when you fall asleep. 


Part of why yoga nidra is so easy to practice is because it is based on something you body already knows how to do so well- SLEEP.  



Yoga Nidra is Accessible to Everyone-- No Yoga or Meditation Experience Required!

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Yoga nidra is a practice of non-doing.  In today's busy world of go, go, go, it is time to rediscover rest.  You don't have to do anything in yoga nidra but lie down, relax, and listen to the teacher's voice. No yoga experience is required and anyone can do it, regardless of physical ability. Even first time meditators can enter into a state of deep relaxation through yoga nidra.


There is no right or wrong way to practice yoga nidra.  Yoga nidra takes you on a personal, inward journey so everyone's experience is different. 


Yoga nidra meets you where you are depending on how you are feeling that particular day or your level of experience with the practice. All you have to do is lie down and listen. 

Benefits of Yoga Nidra Meditation--NAP + MEDITATION

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 As my teacher Karen Brody says, "Yoga nidra is rest medicine." When you practice yoga nidra, you are getting all the benefits of a nap plus the benefits of a deep meditation practice. Relearn how to deeply rest and break the cycle of constant "doing" that can lead to exhaustion.


Among its many benefits, a consistent yoga nidra practice may help you:


reduce physical stress

finally feel rested

resolve sleep issues

heighten your creativity and focus 

manifest your intentions

release emotional blockages 

balance your energy centers 

explore your inner world

rediscover your true self

MY INTERVIEW ON THE LIGHTER SIDE SHOW PODCAST

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Interview with Jamie Butler - Intro to Yoga Nidra

I was honored to be interviewed by Jamie Butler for her The Ligher Side Show Podcast about my passion for practicing and teaching yoga nidra meditation.  It was such a fun discussion. 

You can listen to the podcast HERE

Download a Free Yoga Nidra Meditation for Deep Sleep

"THE WORLD NEEDS YOU AND WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER.  BUT IT NEEDS THE FULLY ALIVE, WELL-RESTED YOU, NOT THE EXHAUSTED YOU."

Karen Brody

TEACHING YOGA NIDRA AT THE LUMISUMMIT

LummiSummit 2019 - October 11th-13th

I'm excited to be teaching an hour yoga nidra session on August 12th  from 4:30 to 5:30 at the LumiSummit 2019 at the The Center for Love and Light in Atlanta.  The LumiSummit is three enlightening days of amazing speakers, meditation, sound healing, channeling, kundalini yoga, and YOU!

Check out the amazing line up and buy tickets here.

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DEEP REST YOGA JUNE/JUlY/AUGUST 2019 CHARITY= PROJECT CHIMPS

All proceeds from Deep Rest Yoga Thursday classes in June, July, and August 2019 will be donated to Project Chimps, located in north Georgia.  


Did you know that after a decades-long fight to end the use of chimpanzees in laboratory research, all chimps, both wild and captive, in the United States were listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on September 14, 2015? As a result, hundreds of chimpanzees in private research institutions needed to find forever homes


Project Chimps is the newest chimpanzee sanctuary in the United States and was founded to provide lifelong exemplary care to more than 200 former research chimpanzees at its sanctuary on 236 acres of forested land in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. Today, Project Chimps is home to 59 chimpanzees and they are working on raising money to bring 150 more to their permanent sanctuary. 


Find out more about Project Chimp

Upcoming Classes/Workshops

8/15/2019

Weekly Thursday Deep Rest Yoga Nidra Class for Charity

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

My Home Practice

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8/15/2019

Weekly Thursday Deep Rest Yoga Nidra Class for Charity

Come Rest With Me and Support a Worthy Charity! 


I teach a yoga nidra meditation class every Thursday from 11:30 a.m.  to 12:45 p.m. out of my home studio located in Midtown Atlanta (near Piedmont Park in the Morningside Neighborhood). 


This is a charitable donation class so you pay what you feel called to pay and all donations will be sent to a different charity each month).  JUNE/JULY/AUGUST CHARITY-PROJECT CHIMPS.


The class includes a recording of the meditation that will be sent to you  so you can practice yoga nidra meditation at home.


Class limited to 12 students.  Contact me at (404) 840-4505 for further information.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

My Home Practice

8/21/2019

“Grounding” YOGA NIDRA + SOUND BATH WORKSHOP

7 pm - 8:45 pm

Full Circle Studio, 24 Waddell Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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8/21/2019

“Grounding” YOGA NIDRA + SOUND BATH WORKSHOP

This “ Grounding” Yoga Nidra Meditation + Sound Bath Workshop will include:


- An INTRO to Yoga Nidra meditation.


- An exploration of grounding practices including: self foot reflexology techniques, breath worth, essential oils, and more.


- Setting a personal intention or "sankalpa" for your practice.


- A 40 minute guided Yoga Nidra meditation that will focus on GROUNDING and balancing the first chakra or energy center 


- A live sound bath by Mara with UMA sound + healing during the YOGA NIDRA session. 


- A grounding crystal "touchstone" to use during the practice and to take home with you.


- A recording of the meditation so you can practice on your own at home.


- Why focus on grounding and the first chakra? The first chakra is important because it anchors our energy and connects us to the Earth's energy. Personal growth cannot happpen unless you feel grounded, safe and secure.  Imbalances in first chakra can be related to, among other things, your financial security, your sense of safety and stability in the world, childhood issues, or having your basic needs met.


- Please bring: 1- 2 blankets. Wear comfortable clothes.


- NO previous yoga or meditation experience required


- Ticketa are $30 and can be purchased HERE

7 pm - 8:45 pm

Full Circle Studio, 24 Waddell Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

8/23/2019

Weekly Thursday Deep Rest Yoga Nidra Class for Charity

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

My Home Studio

+ Event Details

8/23/2019

Weekly Thursday Deep Rest Yoga Nidra Class for Charity

Come Rest With Me and Support a Worthy Charity! 


I teach a yoga nidra meditation class every Thursday from 11:30 a.m.  to 12:45 p.m. out of my home studio located in Midtown Atlanta (near Piedmont Park in the Morningside Neighborhood). 


This is a charitable donation class so you pay what you feel called to pay and all donations will be sent to a different charity each month).  JUNE/JULY/AUGUST CHARITY- PROJECT CHIMPS.


The class includes a recording of the meditation that will be sent to you  so you can practice yoga nidra meditation at home


Class limited to 12 students.  Contact me at (404) 840-4505 for further information

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

My Home Studio

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Deep Rest Yoga

Morningside, Atlanta, Georgia 30324, United States

(404) 840-4505