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 Svadhisthana Chakra
Thursday, April 25th | 6:30-9:00
A practice designed to release blocked feelings and memories and to expand into and enjoy life.
Sva means the place of self. It is where our past experiences and memories that lie in our unconscious are stored. We take in the world through our senses and the world we take in creates sensation and feeling in our bodies based on whether we like or dislike the experience. Svadhisthana chakra governs this relationship with duality that exists in life; pleasure and pain, likes and dislikes, desire and repulsion. It is also where we go to plant our sankalpa (intentions) that we want to manifest.
When this energy center is balanced we’re in touch with our feelings, comfortable with intimacy and able to manage the duality of life; pleasure /pain, likes /dislikes. When this energy center is underactive /tamasic our senses are dulled and we are unable to feel pleasure and enjoy life. When this energy center is overactive / rajasic we are addicted to short term pleasure, ruled by our feelings and unable to follow through with what really brings us joy.
This workshop will include asana, restorative, pranayama, visualization and yoga nidra all designed to balance svadhisthana chakra. The long Yoga Nidra Practice, “Riding the Bubble into the Ocean of the Unconscious” is designed to release blocked memories and help us to connect to our true desires.
$45 in advance / $55 day of.
Wanderlust Festival Snowshoe 2019
June 6th – 9th
Join Mona for a weekend of yoga, music, and the great outdoors at Wanderlust Festival Snowshoe in West Virginia June 6-9.
Wanderlust’s mission is to help you find your true north, to live a healthy and inspired life. Hand-selected world-renowned guides—teachers, experts, musicians, and creators—to light your path and make Snowshoe an unforgettable waypoint on your journey. Click here to choose your adventure!
• Friday, June 7 | 4pm: Yoga Nidra to Lift Your Spirits
• Friday, June 7 | 8pm: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation or Sleep
• Saturday, June 8 | 2pm: Restorative / Yoga Nidra to Balance the Heart Chakra
• Sunday, June 9 | 10am: Restorative / Yoga Nidra to Balance the Koshas
10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, West Virginia
September 7th -8th
Join Mona for a weekend of yoga, music and celebration at Wanderlust Brooklyn September 7-8.
For 10 years, Wanderlust Festival has gathered teachers, experts, musicians, and creators at stunning destination resorts for transformational experiences—each unique unto itself. For the first time, we’re bringing our destination festival experience to select US cities.
Click here to choose your adventure!
Saturday, September 7 | 2:00pm: Yoga Nidra to Balance the Muladhara (Root) Chakra
Sunday, September 8 | 10:00am: Yoga Nidra to Balance the Heart Chakra
Sunday, September 8 | 1:00pm: Yoga Nidra to Lift Your Spirits
The Nethermead | Prospect Park
101 Prospect Park Southwest Brooklyn