Yoga Nidra – Conscious Relaxation for the Body & Mind

03/11/2020 05:45 PM - 07:00 PM ET

Admission

  • $60.00  -  JCA Member
  • $75.00  -  General public

Location

JCA
1342 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04102

Description

Yoga Nidra – Conscious Relaxation for the Body & Mind
A 4-week series with Ashley Flowers
Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25; April 1
5:45 - 7:00 pm
$60 - JCA members, $75 – general public
Advanced registration required at www.mainejewish.org by Friday, March 6th.
Minimum 4 students, max 8 students.
Feeling stressed? Discover a new way to relax with Yoga Nidra! 
 
Practiced lying down, Yoga Nidra is for everybody, regardless of age or fitness level. No prior experience necessary! You will learn how to relax your nervous system, focus your mind, and balance your emotions. Regular practice of yoga nidra can help relieve symptoms of insomnia, PTSD, OCD, anxiety, depression, and everyday stress. Ongoing research continues to uncover the positive benefits of this practice!
 
Each class will include a discussion on the philosophical aspects of the practice, gentle stretching to prepare the body for stillness, and guided meditation that leads to the state of Yoga Nidra. You will be guided through various breathing, body scanning, and visualization techniques that take you into a state of deep relaxation and integration. This series will allow you to dive deep into the practice with new techniques and a new video introduced each week so you can practice at home. 
 
You’re encouraged to bring warm cozy clothes to help keep you comfortable for the duration of the practice, which involves sustained periods of lying in stillness. Blankets, bolsters, mats, and blocks will be provided - although you are welcome to bring your own blankets, pillows, etc.  This series includes four 75-minute classes, four guided Yoga Nidra YouTube videos tailored to the class, and a journal. 
 
Feel free to contact Ashley at relax@ashleyflowersyoga.com or Hannah at programs@mainejewish.org with questions about the course!

Ashley Flowers is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) and Thai Bodywork practitioner.

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