Wednesday, Nov. 8 | 6:00-7:00 PM
While we are no longer holding separate monthly Yoga Nidra or Ropes Class, we’re excited to announce that instructor Amy Prais, RYT, will be offering Yoga Nidra on a quarterly basis in lieu of her regular Wednesday evening yoga class.
Our classroom will open early at 5:45 PM for independent practice. This is a great opportunity to set up, stretch, move around, and just unwind before the meditation portion.
Anyone can do Yoga Nidra–simply lie down comfortably! We’ll provide mats, blankets, cushions (you may bring your own if you prefer). Chairs are also available for those who would rather sit.
Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra (iRest for short) is a type of meditation developed by a clinical psychologist/researcher/yoga scholar specifically for a Western audience. “Integrative” here refers to healing wounds and trauma both physical and mental. Those of you who have been patients or who read our newsletter regularly know the emphasis we place on educating people about the relationship between our minds and our bodies. Indeed, medical research increasingly points out that the ability to comprehend our pain (whether mental or physical) helps predict our ability to recover.
Of course, while iRest Yoga Nidra helps people struggling with unresolved issues, it also works great for those who simply want to relax, re-energize, or work through a creative block! By helping you focus on your intention for the practice, the techniques of iRest Yoga Nidra helps you attain your goals.
Many people find trying to meditate very challenging–the mind begins to wander immediately. Amy is trained in this technique, and she uses simple verbal cues to gently draw attention back to the practice and focus on your intention. It takes regular practice to really gather all the benefits of meditation, but even after one class, you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed. Come try it!