Price: $30 | Early Bird Pricing: $25, through 02/16/19
About this workshop:
Yoga nidra is a meditation where one is guided through visualizations, often in restful, savasana (corpse) pose. Though translated as yogic sleep, it is actually a practice of holding awareness at the threshold of sleep and wakefulness leading to a state of relaxed awareness. Not surprisingly, yoga nidra has been found therapeutic in stress-related disorders such as insomnia, hypertension and inflammatory conditions. But, did you know that yoga nidra was practiced not only by ancient yogis but also Napolean and Edison for inspiration and innovation? Have you heard of superconscious state of mind demonstrated by Swami Rama through yoga nidra?
In this workshop, we will be sharing interesting episodes from the annals of history reviewing what neuroscience has to say about this spiritual practice. We will also learn subtle anatomy of the human body (think chakras, kundalini, koshas) to analyze the structure of the 45-minute yoga nidra we would practice in the beginning of the workshop. This workshop is suited for both regular yoga nidra practitioners and beginners.
Come curious- you’re invited to yogic sleep to fall awake!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Aparna is a DC-based, meditation teacher and artist. A curious yogi for 10 years and having worked in neuroscience research, she transitioned to full-time yoga teaching in 2015. Her meditations offer insights gathered during this interesting journey which has been a melting pot of art, science and spirituality. She believes meditation to be a daily voyage into inner stillness where the conscious mind meets the sub-conscious. This creates possibilities to observe and release limiting habits and manifest life’s purpose feeling more aligned and joyous. Come one, come all- let’s embody the light we are!