New Moon Yoga Nidra and Journaling

Tiina Kivinen

  • August 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

*If you prefer to practice from home, there is an option for a digital version.

Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation practice that supports a more relaxed and easeful state of being, health, and balance. Participants rest in a comfortable, reclined position, and listen to guidance. This practice can be amazing support for anyone, and is especially beneficial at this time, to support the nervous system, transmute fear and anxiety, and allow our beings to integrate positive changes, while the world around us is changing.

Yoga Nidra is technically a state of consciousness. The word ‘Nidra’ refers to sleep with a trace of awareness, or conscious deep relaxation. Yoga Nidra is a therapeutic trance, much like hypnosis. It is as a state of consciousness, that occurs between waking consciousness and dreaming consciousness. To enter into the Nidra state, we utilize a skillful and systemic method of complete relaxation, that has the potential to restore balance through bringing us into the parasympathetic nervous system’s state of rest and digest. As well, it is in this state of deep rest, that we have the potential to affect change on a subconscious, or unconscious level. The practitioner simply rests in a comfortable and very supported position, listening to voice of the guide, and the journey unfolds. We approach the practice with the intention of deepening self inquiry, integrating life changes and insights, and using this method of skillful rest for stress reduction and self care.

The New Moon is a perfect time for Yoga Nidra. As the moon wanes and the light disappears, there is a natural draw towards stillness in our beings; the healing darkness. Just as we need rest in each daily cycle, when the sun sets, we also benefit from allowing our selves to rest and take refuge during the waning and new moon in the monthly cycle, in order to reset the nervous system and prepare for a new beginning. Yoga Nidra during the New Moon answers the deep inner call of taking rest and refuge, as well as creates space for intention to emerge as we begin again. This class will include time to journal before and after the Nidra, with prompts and guidance for your writing process.

Tiina has completed a Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, has been teaching Yoga for 17 years, and is a certified Hypnotherapist, all practices that explore the power and potential of therapeutic trance states and relaxation for the health of your whole being.

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