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Join Sarah Owen for a 2.5 hour Yin Yoga and Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) workshop. This quietly introspective Yin Yoga workshop will include practices to compassionately awaken the body, heart and mind. We will practice conscious breathing (Pranayama), physical postures (Asana), mindful breath meditation (Anapanasati), and deep conscious relaxation (Yoga Nidra). By the end of the workshop, you will feel deeply nourished, restored and inspired.
Yin Yoga is a restorative style of yoga that uses long-held, passive poses to nourish the connective tissues in the body, promoting greater physical flexibility, organ health and peace of mind. This workshop explores ways to keep the energetic body active and resilient, resulting in vibrant health and higher energy levels, while the Yin Yoga sequence does not deplete the body of energy at all.
Yoga Nidra, also known as ‘yogic sleep’, is a deep relaxation practise that works directly on the energetic body, inducing a state of wakeful calm and deep rest. Yoga Nidra is one of the practices of pratyahara, where awareness is internalised.
Literally, Yoga Nidra means ‘psychic sleep’ – sleep with full awareness. In the practice of Yoga Nidra, the body sleeps but the mind remains awake listening to the instructions. In psychology, the state achieved in Yoga Nidra is termed the hypnogogic state, a state between sleep and wakefulness.
“Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight” – Swami Jnanashvara Bharati
Please note: the number of attendees in this workshop will be strictly limited due to Covid19 requirements. Please register early.
Due to Covid19 requirements, you will need to bring your own yoga mat and props (bolster, blanket and block) with you to the workshop. Cushions and towels can also be used to great effect if that is all you are able to bring with you on the day. Please bring a warm blanket with you on the day to ensure your comfort during the Yoga Nidra/Laying Relaxation part of the practice.