In the winter season and toward year’s end we take time to rest deeply, reset the nervous system, and restore the body’s vital energy. In this yoga nidra practice, we focus specifically on the importance of releasing the cranial tissues and restoring the brain. In yoga nidra, we move from outer to inner, that is from the periphery to the core. We emphasize releasing the peripheral nerves in order to gather awareness into the brain and central nervous system.
This course emphasizes release of the cranial bones and internalization of the “10 gates” - the body apertures through which sensory information travels. Each class starts with a short investigation of the physiological benefits of deep sleep and insights into the yoga teachings on absorption specifically around the ears, eyes, nasal passages, pelvic floor, and crown of the head. We embody states of deep peace and relaxation through restorative yoga, yoga nidra, and its corollary, savasana.
- Wednesday, November 30 | 9:30 – 11:30am Mountain Time
- Wednesday, December 7 | 9:30 – 11:30am Mountain Time
- Wednesday, December 14 | 9:30 – 11:30am Mountain Time
**Please note ALL Live Zoom sessions and classes will be recorded should you be unable to attend any live streams. All course materials are available indefinitely.
** Yoga Nidra: How to Rest Your Brain through Deep Sleep is good for 6 hours of total combined live training, pre-recorded material, and classes available for Continuing Education hours through Yoga Alliance.
** Yoga Nidra: How to Rest Your Brain through Deep Sleep can be applied towards the required hours for the Prajna Yoga 300/500-Hour Program.
Prajna Yoga: Tias and Surya Little
In Sanskrit, the word Prajna means insight, deep understanding, and mindfulness. It suggests a dynamic embodied wisdom that permeates every cell and every tissue in the body. Prajna Yoga is a profound journey inward.
We believe that yoga is a pathway that begins in the outer layers of the body and mind and navigates inward to the mystical, subtle, and rarely seen interior. We combine meditative practice with the power and grace of asana training. In a process that requires sensitivity and inner listening, we explore the sheaths of connective tissue, muscle, and bone in order to bring about greater wakefulness, luminosity, and space within.