What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is the practice of Yogic Sleep.
The majority of spiritual teachings say: All the answers are within OR listen to your inner voice. Yet rarely do they follow up with HOW to do that.
Instructions on finding our inner voice have stayed in the mysterious realms of something for us to figure out on our own. . . Until now.
Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that is going through a revival. It’s kind of like meditation, but not really. It’s called yoga, but you doing it lay down in Savasana. When people do it, they often fall asleep at first, but eventually One learns to ride the slower brain waves into an altered state of awareness where you meet yourself in new and revolutionary ways.
Yoga Nidra is a practice that ever so gently peels away the layers of illusion until all that’s left is the most innocent, connected part of yourself that you’ve been longing to know intimately.
When you meet yourself there, it all starts to make sense. You have access to insights, inner vision, subconscious programming and self love.
Old, outdated programs slowly start to slip away and are replaced with intuitive guidance and a simple kind of awareness that can’t be described, only felt.
Your nervous system resets to a state of calm and ease. Your hormonal system begins to relearn how to balance itself.
Studies show that one hour in yoga nidra is as restorative as four hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Yoga Nidra is a guided journey through the koshas or layers of the body to transend your
conscious, thinking mind and access your sub-conscious mind. When in this state, you can clear out unconscious programming and amplify your potential to create positive and life affirming neuro-pathways in your brain which translate seamlessly into your every day living experience. In Yoga Nidra, you will move out of Beta brain wave state - this is where we vibrate at during stress and most of every day living - into Alpha + Theta brain wave states.
These brain wave state are the frequencies of creativity, intuition and healing.
These Yoga Nidra’s are themed off the current astrological weather. Astrology is a map to the unconscious. To tap into that, brings the unconscious into the light of awareness. And isn’t that what we all want?
By following these for a full calendar year, you’ll have a well rounded experience of healing parts of yourself you didn’t even know needed healing.
Where + When can you do
Yoga Nidra with me?
2020 Yoga Nidra Trainings
Embodied Yin + Yoga Nidra Training
VIRTUAL October 17 - 27th
2021 Yoga Nidra Trainings
Yoga Nidra Training
waiting to see if we can travel or if they need to be virtual before announcing, but they are coming!
Astro Nidra™ Training
The Yoga Nidra Training is a pre-requisite for this training.
*dates to come - I am crossing my fingers that we can do this retreat style!!*
Online Astro Nidras™
Every time the Sun changes signs, I release an Astro Nidra™ that harnesses the thematic energy of the astrological season. You can find them by clicking here
These are co-created with a variety of musicians who create sacred healing soundscapes + music for meditation.
Watch www.attunetothemoon.com for more about the Astro Nidras™ too!.
My Journey with Yoga Nidra - Jana Roemer
Yoga Nidra is the practice that took me home into the softest, gentle womb inside my heart. After years of work to silence my hyperactive, sometimes neurotic mind using tools of yoga, breathwork and meditation, yoga nidra gave me something nothing else ever could: Silence.
Over a decade ago in Edmonton, Alberta, Jessica Fergusson and Jai Kai were the first yoga nidra guides I encountered, but I actually had no idea what I was doing, nor was I able to make it past my right big toe in the body scan. All I knew is that I woke up feeling amazing and my mind and nervous system were calm.
My thirst to understand the practice became unquenchable so I dove in deep with Tanis Fishman. After that first teacher training, I scoured my notes for every single reference she offered and continued my studies gobbling up books, taking online courses, studying with other teachers and practicing nearly every day.
The thirst lead me to other trainings, including Rod Stryker's Para Yoga Nidra and the International Yoga Nidra Conference where Kamini Desai, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Indu Arora & Richard Miller all presented and blew my mind open. Yet my primary and most influential teacher currently is Dr. Joe Dispenza. He has translated the mystical experience into a scientific explanation that makes more sense than anything I have ever found. He satiates my intellect enough that it can let go and journey into the unknown. He educates about the nervous system and the endocrine system in a way that grants me access to my own. The integration of his teachings into the practice of yoga nidra is a map to breaking free from the matrix of illusion and truly becoming a bigger player in my own life, while still profoundly surrendering to the mystery at the same time.
It's a radical and revolutionary path if taken seriously, yet to live it we have to unlearn so much of what we have been taught. By searching outside of ourselves, we are more than likely to be mislead. It's all inside.
Even with all these extraordinary teachers, they are merely pointing the light of my own awareness to the vast inner kingdom within.
The more I practice, the more my inner world opens & the more attuned I become to my inner teacher. In essence, this practice gifted me a rebirth of my mind space.
Stick around. You can too.