ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
"When the mind is at rest, the soul will speak.”
Offer your mind and body the ultimate relaxation with our paired yoga nidra and sound bath experience. Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a state of consciousness in-between sleep and awake induced by a soothing guided meditation. Yoga Nidra is said to bring immediate benefits such as improved sleep, reduced stress and has the potential to heal psychological wounds and trauma. In this workshop, meditation teacher Jacquelyn Maitland will guide you through cues to put the body and mind at ease and deeply relaxed. Simultaneously sound practitioner, Mellissa Nguyen will be incorporating her Tibetan singing bowls to add an element of sound into your blissful dream-like state. This is an hour and fifteen minutes of sheer relaxation your mind, body AND spirit will thank you for.
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a meditation practice that involves finding a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping while in a laying down position. Think of it as almost hypnosis. Your teacher will be guiding you through a specific serious of body scans to help prepare your body and mind for deep rest. It is often said that 1-hour of Yoga Nidra is as restorative as 4 hours of sleep! Yoga Nidra has been shown to improve sleep quality, help with insomnia, ease headaches and migraines, improve immune function, decrease anxiety and depression, decrease pain, lower blood pressure, improve symptoms associated with diabetes, regulate hormones, increase cell repair and regeneration, and improve mood, amongst a variety of other health benefits.
Sound bath meditation is a unique style of meditation in which requires little to no effort or focus on anything at all -- the sound waves coming from the singing bowls do all of the work for you, slowing your brain waves to reach deep meditative and even sleep states. Sound healing is a non-invasive, ancient and newly re-emerging holistic therapy used to treat physical, mental, and emotional dis-ease of all types. You will spend the duration of the class lying in a comfortable position, typically on your back, so we highly encourage you to come ready to be cozy and if you have an eye pillow bring it with, and anything else that will help to make it easier for you to relax.
No yoga or meditation experience required.
Saturday, May 21st