Yoga Nidra: A Practice of Expanding Awareness
Yoga Nidra is fast growing in popularity but there’s still a great amount of confusion and misunderstanding as to what exactly the practice is. This workshop aims to clarify the fundamentals of Yoga Nidra as a form of relaxation and expanding awareness. The workshop has been designed for anyone who wants to better understand the theoretical underpinnings and practice of Yoga Nidra so that yoga teachers and beginners are both equally welcome.
During the workshop we will explore the origins of Yoga Nidra as a Tantric technique developed to expand awareness while the body is at rest. We will look into the science behind the practice and what happens to the brain when it’s in a state of consciousness between waking and sleep. And we will discuss the various applications and benefits of Nidra; as a method of relaxation or mediation, a therapeutic tool, or as a means of developing a deeper awareness of the self.
Finally, you will gain a greater understanding of these different branches of Nidra as you participate in two practice sessions, one with a focus on relaxation and the release of tension and the other with a meditative objective, learning along the way how to build your own practice and integrate the Yoga Nidra experience into your everyday life.
This workshop is in English.
Dates: Sunday May 20th 2018
Tijd: 15.00-18.00 uur