Over the course of 9 weeks (23 HRS) we will explore the philosophy and psychology of yoga in addition to experiencing many different Yoga Nidra scripts, guided relaxation techniques, body scanning techniques, breath awareness tools and sound. There will be a small practical assignment on the completion of the corse.
Each class is 2.5HRS in length allowing for an interactive lecture and corresponding nidra practice. Near the completion of the program we will begin to explore creating our own scripts and sharing the practice of yoga nidra. This course is suitable for teachers, therapists, healcare practitioners and anybody interested in exploring the bennefits of mindfulness and deep relaxation. There are no prerequisites.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is a technique designed to facilitate the relaxation necessary to explore the deepr layers the self. When the body feels safe, supported and relaxed we can navigate the various layers of emotions, thoughts and beleifs that shape our reality. There are many different techniques however waht they all share is the creation of an intention (sankalpha) and a gradual progression inwards from physical sensations through the «being» state of unchanging awareness.
Why Yoga Nidra?
We have become a culture of human doings versus human beings and this often keeps many stuck in survival mode. As we navigate the ever-increasing pace of our lives today, many of us find ourselves in a cycle of depletion and exhaustion. We move in a culture that rewards us for multitasking and encourages us to obtain value through external means. More and more we are defined by a yard stick that measures our success in units of money, body image, and power. Sadly these things are quite like eating white bread. They look delicious, even taste sensational slathered in butter 😉 … but ultimately there is nothing really in there to provide nourishment for the long haul. There is just enough filler to keep us alive and going back for more. Yoga Nidra cultivates the BEING state. In this state we are content, satisfied, whole and complete without needing to do, buy or accomplish anything.
Yoga Nidra opens the door to another possibility; a sanctuary, a refuge, an oasis of stillness that allows us to truly rest. Through an understanding of this practice we become aware of the patterns that shape our belief system. Through awareness we find the capacity for change. In our willingness to change we create a better way to live.
Michele Theoret will introduce the psychology of yoga and together we will explore the neurobiology of being peaceful and empowered described as BEology.
Laeonie Gano will lead intimate discussions on yoga philosophy for the modern lifestyle and offer various layers and lenses through which we can explore this timeless practice.
UPON completion you will recieve a Yoga Nidra Certificate.This course is eligable for 25 CEU with the Yoga Alliance and 25 credit hours for Empowered Yoga 500Hr and 800Hr teacher training.
FULL Investment $500+GST
Deposit $100+GST (non-refundable. Remaining $400.00 due at the start of the session unless other payment plans have been arranged)
Thursday January 25th through March 22nd 7:00pm-9:30pm