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 to Balance a Kapha Condition
Thursday, January 25th 6:30 – 8:30 pm
A practice designed to lift your spirits.
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, 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 lifestyle and stressors, effect the mix of these elements. In winter and spring when the air is cold and wet, the earth and water element within us tend to increase creating a kapha condition. When our kapha is in excess it can manifest as feeling sluggish, unmotivated, congested, and depressed and even less forgiving of ourselves and others.
This workshop is designed to help release excess kapha from the body and mind. The asanas, pranayamas, and restorative poses are all selected to energize and open the body and mind and lift your spirits. Visualizations, essential oils and gentle hands on adjustments will help guide you to a place of balance. The practice will end with a thirty to forty minute long yoga nidra designed to release excess kapha and lead you to a place of deep inner peace.
Mona Anand's ISHTA Yoga Nidra Workshop
Friday, February 23 | 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A basic understanding of the nine steps of Yoga Nidra. This workshop will include a Yoga Nidra practice, followed by a lecture, and an opportunity to learn how to teach a basic Yoga Nidra practice. A perfect way to refresh before the training, or to deepen your understanding of Yoga Nidra.
To sign up for this workshop, please email Rumika.