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Yoga Nidra: A Deeper Understanding

with Taryn Diamond

Tuesdays, 8 – 9:15pm
4 weeks – $80

November 2, 9, 16, 23 REGISTER NOW »

Yoga nidra is a mind-body relaxation practice that combines guided meditation with deep physical and mental rest. In yoga nidra, the participants lie comfortably on the floor with their eyes closed while being guided by a teacher through body awareness and visualization. By exploring the trance state between deep sleep and wakefulness, yoga nidra can be used to reduce stress, improve mental health, and deepen spiritual consciousness.

Join Taryn in a progressive yoga nidra series that will enhance your capacity for meaningful rest and self-inquiry. Each week will involve a brief discussion around a theme (listed below), simple movement and a yoga nidra practice.

WEEK ONETHE PHYSICAL

Why do we need rest? How do we access it?

An introductory discussion on the nervous system and how our body requires and responds to rest.

WEEK TWOTHE MENTAL

How does our brain respond to yoga nidra? What are brain waves?

A quick dive into rudimentary neuroscience and how cool it can be to slow down the pace of our thoughts.

WEEK THREETHE INTENTIONAL

Some yoga nidra traditions prioritize intention setting, but why? How is intention setting effective?

We’ll learn a new word, ‘sankalpa’, and how we can garner some control over the thoughts and beliefs to which we prescribe.

WEEK FOURTHE EMOTIONAL

What is equanimity, anyway? How might one access it?

In our final week, we build up to exploring emotions through the medium of yoga nidra. Our skills as ‘observers’ will come in handy here as we tread lightly towards practicing equanimity.

Testimonials:

“I’ve been practicing nidra regularly but developed a curiosity about the nuts and bolts of this practice that google searches never really satisfied. Taryn’s 4 week series gave me the technical insight I’d been seeking. Her teaching style is joyous and clear, and her wisdom, skill, and care come through every time she leads a nidra session.”

“Taryn is one of my most favourite instructors. She makes often complex topics relatable and understandable while also creating an environment that feels safe and fun to learn within. Her enthusiasm and passion for the topics she teaches is palpable. I can’t recommend Taryn enough. If you have the opportunity to learn with her, take it.”