Join Us for a Peaceful Evening of Yoga Nidra
with Molly Pribula
Day: Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Time: 7:00PM -8:30PM
Cost: $25 Early Bird /$30 Day of Event
End your weekend off right …
With 50 minutes of Yin Yoga, long, slow stretching intended to open up joints and connective tissues. We will also practice internal focus, meditative breathing, and relaxation techniques while the physical body opens and allows energy to be unblocked. The last half of class will be the practice of Yoga Nidra, or Dream Yoga, where you will experience a state of extreme relaxation through guided meditations intended to get you to the state in between consciousness and sleeping. Please dress comfortably and feel free to bring along a pillow for Nidra.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga nidra (Sanskrit: योग निद्रा) or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the “going-to-sleep” stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.
The class will begin with a focus on a personal sankulpa, or resolve (intention), which helps us focus on releasing the accumulated tensions that we build up on our bodies daily. These tensions include muscular, emotional, and mental. Yoga nidra is not just the practice of relaxing, but of reforming from within, where we practice a burning up of old habits, beliefs, and tendencies. In nidra, the practitioner is in a state between wakefulness and dream, so we have traces of awareness where both the subconscious and unconscious levels of the mind are open. In this state we can penetrate the depths of our mind. After some release of physical tensions though a combination of yin and restorative postures, nidra is practiced in savasana, which includes guided meditations and visualizations, with the end result being a more connected feeling to your inner being and a very grounded sense of peace.
Molly has been practicing yoga for six years and received her 200 hour teaching certificate through the Pink Lotus Yoga teacher training program in July 2014. It was the benefits of the physical practice that originally brought her to the mat, but the calming and relaxing effects that this ancient practice offers on the emotional and mental bodies are what inspired her to deepen her own practice and teach. Molly firmly believes that there is a style of yoga for everyone and that through a consistent practice, anyone can learn to change and grow in ways that can truly improve your life and relationships. Molly Studied Yoga nidra as part of her teacher training program, of the lineage of Swami Satyananda Saraswati
“Molly is a wonderful, very knowledgeable instructor. Her presence & grace puts me at ease in her class. ” Heather Y.