Mona's has been teaching her signature Restorative / Yoga Nidra/  Workshops for the past ten years. She has combined her knowledge of Yoga Nidra, which she started practicing at fourteen in India, with her love for Restorative which she credits with helping manage her asthma symptoms to create her own unique Restorative/ Yoga Nidra Workshops. She teaches two different series, one to balance the chakras and the other to balance the doshas.

Each practice begins with gentle guided vinyasa to release stress in the breath and tension from the muscles and joints. Participants then recline on bolsters to the sound of soothing music, the aroma of essential oils and gentle hands on adjustments. Restorative poses are held for about ten to fifteen minutes. Her workshops  end with a thirty to forty minute long yoga nidra. 

Yoga Nidra is a guided  guided auditory meditation technique practiced lying down in savasana. It is based on  an ancient tantric technique called nyasa in which practitioners through brought awareness to different parts of the body. Through the practice of yoga nidra practitioners are able to enter the hypnogogic state, between being asleep and being awake, a  state that induces a deep state of relaxation, releases past memories trapped in the unconscious and enables one to experience an expanded state of consciousness.


Restorative / Yoga Nidra Workshop fo a Pitta Condition

Tuesday, August 6th | 6:30-9:00

ISHTA Yoga

A practice designed to help cool us down and surrender when we’re feeling overheated, easily aggravated and on overdrive In the Ayurvedic system we are made up of five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. We each have our unique mix of these elements that make up our physical and mental constitution. Disease is caused when there is an imbalance in the mix of these elements from our unique mix of these elements at birth.

The seasons, as well as our lifestyles and stresses, affect the mix of these elements. In the summer the fire element tends to increase – we call this a pitta condition. When our pitta is in excess we feel overheated, we tend to get irritable more easily and we tend to continuously push ourselves. We have trouble surrendering and can be harsh critics of ourselves and others. In this workshop the asanas, pranayama, restorative poses and yoga nidra are all selected to release excess heat from the body, breath, and mind. The practice will begin with gentle asana to release tension from the abdomen where excess fire accumulates. The focus in the restorative postures will be on cooling down and releasing any holding patterns in the body, breath, and mind. The practice will end with a forty minute long yoga nidra designed to release excess pitta.calming and cooling us on a physical. mental and emotional level. Throughout the practice, visualizations, essential oils and gentle hands on adjustments will help guide you to a place of deep surrender.

$45 Early Bird / $55 Day of


Restorative / Yoga Nidra Workshop to Balance Vishudha Chakra

Thursday, Sept 19th | 6:30-9:00

ISHTA Yoga  

A practice designed to facilitate communication between the mind and the body and ourselves and others.

Vishudha Chakra (the throat chakra) is our communication center. It governs the way we communicate our internal reality to the external world and is also the gateway between our minds and bodies. When this energy center is tamasic or underactive we have a hard time expressing ourselves, our voice is often restricted and we tend to be more introverted. When this energy center is rajasic or overactive we tend to talk too much, have difficulty listening and our voice is more shrill. When balanced we are able to communicate honestly and effectively with the world around us and there is open communication between the mind and the body. The entire practice including the restorative poses, visualizationas and yoga nidra will be designed to balance this energy center.

$40 in advance / $50 day of.


Restorative / Yoga Nidra Workshop to Balance Ajna Chakra

Thursday, Sept 20th | 11:00-1:30

ISHTA Yoga  

Tap Into Your Center of Intuition!

Ajna chakra, or our “third eye,” is the lens through which we make sense of the world around us. While we take in the external world through our eyes our “third eye” interprets what we see giving it meaning. When this energy center is open and balanced we’re intuitive, imaginative, able to visualize and can see things clearly. When this energy center is blocked, ie when it is under active (tamasic), we get stuck in our own belief systems and see the world through them. We tend to think we’re always right and are unable to imagine change. When this energy center is in excess (rajasic) we can be delusional and have difficulty differentiating truth from fantasy. The entire practice including the asana, restorative poses, visualizations and yoga nidra will be designed to open our “third eye”.

The practice will begin with a gentle guided vinyasa and stretching to release stress in the breath and tension from muscles and joints. Participants will then recline on bolsters to the sound of soothing music, the aroma of essential oils and gentle hands on adjustments. Each restorative pose will be held for about ten to fifteen minutes. The workshop will end with a twenty minute long yoga nidra, a meditation technique based on an ancient tantric technique called Nyasa and practiced in savasana.

$40 in advance / $50 day of.


Restorative / Yoga Nidra Workshop to Balance Sahasrara Chakra

Tuesday, Nov 12th | 6:30-9:00

ISHTA Yoga  

Mystics from most spiritual traditions and now science describe a unified field in which all of existence is embedded. We have the capacity to plug ourselves into this unified field of intelligence through our Sahasrara Chakra (crown chakra).  The entire practice including the asana, restorative poses, visualizations and yoga nidra will be designed to help us connect us to this unified field and then reground us so that we can bring this inspiration and intelligence back into our lives.

The practice will begin with a gentle guided vinyasa and stretching to release stress in the breath and tension from muscles and joints. Participants will then recline on bolsters to the sound of soothing music, the aroma of essential oils and gentle hands on adjustments. Each restorative pose will be held for about ten to fifteen minutes. The workshop will end with a thirty to forty minute long yoga nidra, a meditation technique based on an ancient tantric technique called Nyasa and practiced in savasana.

$40 in advance / $50 day of.



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