ONLINE Yoga Nidra for Sound Sleep and Stress Relief with Helen Monson
Wednesday 8th July
20:00 – 21:00
PLEASE NOTE: Booking closes one hour before the start of this workshop
1 hour of Yoga Nidra is as restful as 4 hours of conventional sleep.
Scientifically proven benefits as confirmed by the medical field include better sleep and and relief of fatigue, worry, and stress. Also, it helps increased immune function, digestive function and the releasing of old habits and thought patterns.
Yoga Nidra can be practiced by anyone of any age, size or shape. It’s a technique for physical rejuvenation, mental relaxation, spiritual growth and overall wellness so it offers many significant benefits. No physical exercise is involved.
Yoga Nidra or “yogic dreaming” is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. It is the “going-to-sleep” stage and is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of instructions from Helen. The practice is done lying down. Your eyes are closed and your body is made completely comfortable. This state of consciousness is different to meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. It involves deep relaxation with inner awareness.
Yoga Nidra assists in tapping into your highest potential, allowing access to dream and deep sleep states with consciousness so you can approach life with more empowerment and creativity.
At the end of the workshop, you should leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and enjoy a good sleep.
A review from a recent student of Helen’s:
“Practicing yoga nidra takes me to a much deeper level of relaxation. I am sleeping much better and the insights gained during the practice are helping me to improve my daily life. Helen’s voice is very calming and helps you to feel safe to let go and reap the benefits of the sessions”.
There will be the opportunity to join Helen shortly for a 5 session Yoga Nidra Foundation Course for those who are interested in exploring the technique further and developing their own practice.
About the teacher
Helen learned yoga some 20 years ago. Her practice and life evolved to take her on the path of becoming a qualified instructor in Sivananda Yoga, Yoga Nidra (traditional Satyananda Bihar School of Yoga technique with Swami Yogaratna) and Meditation for Yoga Teachers.
Helen is deeply committed to her personal yoga practice and believes this is particularly important to maintain and develop when teaching to share the benefits of that with others and to offer further insight. She has practised yoga and meditation daily for over 10 years with extended stays of several months in various ashrams in India both training and teaching yoga and meditation during that time. Helen enjoys reading about Eastern philosophies and exploring the spiritual aspects of yoga, especially in the context of self-study.
Helen’s focus is on sharing the yogic teachings in their traditional form in a lighthearted and engaging way whilst drawing on her own experiences too. She finds observing students benefiting from and embracing the practice of these yoga and meditation practices to be an inspiring experience.
For more details about Helen and her tranquil yoga and meditation retreat centre in rural Oxfordshire, please click here:
While this event is hosted in partnership with the Light Centre, the event is organised and run independently by the teacher and the Light Centre is not responsible for any content or claims.