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 Vata Condition
Thursday, November 14th | 6:30-9:00
A practice designed to ground and center and release anxiety and restlessness as we move into the fall.
In the Ayurvedic system we are made up five elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. We each have our unique mix of these elements which make up our physical and mental constitution. Disease is caused when there is an imbalance in the mix of these elements from our unique imprint of these elements at birth. The seasons as well as our lifestyles and stresses effect the mix of these elements. In the fall the air and space element tend to increase – we call this a vata condition. When our vata is in excess we have trouble focusing and being still and can feel anxious, restless and fearful.
This workshop is designed to help release excess vata from your body and mind. The practice, including the asanas, pranayamas, restorative poses and yoga nidra are selected to quiet and calm the nervous system and bring stillness and clarity into your fall. The practice will begin with gentle asana to release tension from the hips, lower back and joints where vata tends to accumulate. The focus in the asana will also be to slow down and remove any holding patterns in the breath. The restorative pose selected will help slow down the mind and let go of any anxiety and fear held in the body. The practice will end with a thirty minute long yoga nidra designed to release excess vata. Through out the practice, visualizations, essential oils and gentle hands on adjustments will help guide you to a place of deep stillness..
$45 Early Bird / $55 Day of