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 Muladhara Chakra

Thursday, February 12th | 6:30-8:30

ISHTA Yoga  

A workshop designed to help us ground and center and bring what lies in our roots to consciousness.

We have seven energetic centers or chakras that run along our spine that govern different segments of the body and different behavior. The Muladhara Chakra governs our survival and the way we manage our daily lives – our family, occupation, money, etc. When balanced we are grounded, relaxed and able to manage the demands of daily life. When imbalanced this chakra can be either tamasic, (underactive) which manifests as being fearful, anxious, lacking in focus and disconnected from the body or rajasic (overactive) lethargic, depressed and unable to bring about change. The practice will begin with gentle grounding asana, followed by delicious restorative poses with gentle hands-on adjustments, and will end with a thirty to forty-minute long yoga nidra. The asana, pranayama, restorative poses, visualizations and Yoga Nidra are all designed to ground, center and relax us and bring what lies in our roots to consciousness. The Yoga Nidra practice will help release memories stored in our subconscious and unconscious and in our DNA that is carried through the generations.

ISHTA Community Event | 9 pm

Join us Tuesday, Feb 12, after Mona’s Restorative Workshop for drinks and small bites with Mona and the community! Come for the workshop and stay for the event, or just drop by – this is the first community event of 2019, and we would love to see you there!

$40 in advance / $50 day of.


Restorative / Yoga Nidra Workshop to Balance Manipura Chakra

Thursday, April 11th | 6:30-8:30

ISHTA Yoga  

The practice will focus on balancing the Manipura Chakra which is our power center. This chakra governs our energy level, will power and our sense of self. When this energy center is tamasic or under active we tend to lack energy, will power and self discipline. When over active or rajasic we tend to be power hungry, overly aggressive and always need to be right. When balanced we have a strong sense of self, appropriate self discipline and are able to meet challenges. The entire practice including the asanas, restorative poses, meditations and visualizations are designed to balance this energy center.

The practice begins with gentle guided vinyasa and stretching to release stress in the breath and tension from the 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 to thirty minute long yoga nidra, a meditation technique based on an ancient tantric technique called Nyasa and practiced in savasana.

$45 in advance / $55 day of.


Restorative / Yoga Nidra Workshop to Balance Muladhara Chakra

TBD

ISHTA Yoga  

The Muladhara Chakra is the energy center that governs our survival and the way we function on this plane of consciousness – our family, occupation, money, etc. When balanced we feel grounded, relaxed and able to manage the demands or our daily lives. 

When imbalanced it can manifest  as being under active/ tamasic where we feel fearful and anxious, lack focus and are disconnected from our bodies or overactive/rajasic where we feel stuck and unable to bring about change in our lives.

The practice will begin with pranayama to relax the body and mind and gentle asana focusing primarily on the legs which is the segment of the body governed by the Muladhara chakra. Participants will then recline on bolsters to the sound of soothing music, essential oils and gentle hands on adjustments. The workshop will end with a forty minute long yoga Nidra practice called "The Tree of Life",  which focuses on releasing memories carried in our subconscious and unconscious and in our DNA coloring our ability to see things clearly.The entire practice, including the asana, pranayama, restorative poses, visualizations and yoga Nidra are all designed to relax and connect us to our bodies and and bring what lies in our roots to consciousness.

$45 in advance / $55 day of.


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