Learn how to care for your lower back through gentle and restorative yoga. Move through a supportive yoga class that includes breath awareness, gentle flow yoga, and restorative floor poses to release and relieve tension. Focus on safely stretching and strengthening the hips, hamstrings, core, and other related areas that might be contributing to tightness or pressure in your low-back. Leave this workshop series with an increased awareness of your body and how to relieve tightness and tension in your lower back through gentle and restorative yoga. Receive a complimentary audio recording of an easy-to-follow yoga sequence that you can practice at home.
This series is not appropriate for people with severe back pain, recent onset of back pain symptoms, or recovering from recent surgery. If you have a diagnosis of spinal stenosis/disc herniation/ankylosing spondylitis, ensure that you have been thoroughly evaluated by a medical professional and have a clear understanding of the movements you need to minimize and avoid before committing to this series.
Enroll in the entire 4-week series to receive an audio recording of an easy-to-follow yoga sequence that you can practice at home to help relieve low-back pain. Tuition: $80; members/class card holders receive 10% discount.
Angela began teaching yoga in 2017. Through her studies in the Wake Up Yoga teacher training, she is skilled at designing safe and thoughtful sequences for students of all levels with a variety of physical abilities. She has worked with clients to help them relieve low-back pain through yoga and has found her own relief from persistent low back pain through a regular yoga practice. Angela offered this series in 2018.
Taught by Hilary Jackendoff, this 25 hour Yoga Nidra Immersion is ideal for the established yoga teacher, yoga therapist or meditation teacher.
Yoga Nidra is quickly gaining popularity in the yoga community as an easy ‘deep relaxation meditation’ – and while it is most certainly that, there is so much more to this practice. It is not only an accessible, beginner-friendly meditation, but it is also an extraordinarily powerful Tantric technique that guides you to a state of consciousness beyond the mind, where deep healing, and transformation can occur.
In this Immersion, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the true purpose and power of Yoga Nidra, both as a meditation technique and a state of consciousness. We will explore the practice, within a multi-lineage context, so you developing a broad-based, coherent understanding of its ancient roots, modern applications and spiritual benefits.
The following subjects will be presented:
· Yoga Nidra as an effortless practice of letting go
· Yoga Nidra as a meditative technique vs a state of consciousness
· Yoga Nidra in the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras and the Tantras
· 'Anatomy' of the subtle body
· Sankalpa (intention) as a tool of self-transformation
· Yoga Nidra within a multi-lineage context
· The structure and purpose of the Bihar School of Yoga’s 8-stage technique
The training portion of this Immersion is 18 in class hours, 2 virtual training hours, and at least 5 hours of home practice.
Friday, March 20: 6-8
Saturday, March 21: 10-6
Sunday, March 22: 10-6
Prior to the Immersion
Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep, Kamini Desai
Enlightenment without God, Swami Rama
Yoga Nidra, Swami Satyananda Saraswati: pg 1-68
*Please practice Yoga Nidra daily prior to the Immersion. A list of recommended practices will be provided after signing up.
Tuition: $450 + $35 materials fee. Save 10% on the tuition if registered by 2/20/20.
*This is not a Teacher Training. This 25 hour Immersion is a pre-requisite to Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Certification, which will be offered in the fall of 2020.*
About the teacher:
Originally from South Jersey, Hilary Jackendoff spent her early twenties volunteering at Wake Up Yoga South, practicing lots of Yin Yoga, and as little Vinyasa Flow as possible. Hilary is now a Los Angeles based meditation and Yoga Nidra teacher, formally trained in the North Indian lineage of the Bihar School of Yoga. She began formally studying and practicing Tantra, yoga, and meditation in 2008, traveling to India and Australia, where she spent two years immersed in ashram life while completing a two-year Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training.
Hilary is a Senior Teacher at The DEN Meditation and co-creator of its 400 Hour Meditation Teacher Training. Hilary also offers her own Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, as well as meditation teacher mentorship, and a variety of workshops and retreats. She is a 2019 Wanderlust Festival teacher, and contributes regularly to Insight Timer and Simple Habit.
Hilary's teaching philosophy aims to demystify ancient wisdom, making it more accessible, practical, and fun. She is committed to helping her students develop a sense of ownership of their own consciousness, embracing the notion that the spiritual doesn't always have to be so serious. Through this understanding, they can connect more deeply to joy, play, and the lightness of being! Find out more at meditationchick.com.