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[Live Streamed] Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss with Tracy Hodgeman
Apr 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm| $35
Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss is a potently relaxing blend of gentle movement, Pranayama (breath), and Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep). Join Tracy for this monthly celebration of self-care rituals and leave with practices for self-care that you can use forever!
This soothing workshop begins with an array of self-massage and gentle movements that help untangle chronic patterns of tension-holding in the body, enhance circulation, down-regulate the nervous system, and relieve pain. When we move into parasympathetic response, our immune system functions improve and we discover an increased sense of well-being. Slow, deep breathing with awareness enhances these positive effects.
The workshop closes with Yoga Nidra, an internal, meditative practice that happens while your body is completely supported and still. When we remove stressors, the body relaxes and we uncover vitality and vibrant health. A key element of this practice is the combination of relaxation with Sankalpa: a positive statement or intention that invites us to transform our lives as we look inside and ask ourselves the question “what does my heart desire?” Coupled with relaxation, this intention can sink deep into our subconscious, where the secret to lasting change resides.
No previous experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes (think pajamas) that allow you to move and breathe freely. You will need a blanket or two, a light eye covering of soft fabric (scarfs or sleeves work well), some pillows or bolsters, and a firm but comfortable surface to lie on. Invite a friend!
✓ 3:00 – 4:45pm
✓ Sundays March 20, April 17, May 22, 2022
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.
About the instructor: Tracy Hodgeman
What to expect in Tracy’s classes: Tracy’s classes are laced with humor, anatomy references, therapeutic movement, self massage, and traditional yoga poses. She emphasizes functional movement, breath, strength/stability/sustainability, and down-regulating the nervous system. All of Tracy’s sessions start with a call for requests- she then creates a custom sequence on the spot based upon what she hears and sees in the room. Tracy draws on her 25+ years of practicing and teaching yoga, and her ongoing study and fascination with all things movement and wellness related, to inform and inspire her offerings. A participant recently summed up her classes as “effective, creative, and fun!”
Main Influences/Styles/Traditions: Tracy started with Iyengar style, which transitioned to a 13 year stint of Ashtanga Vinyasa, followed by Yoga Tune Up® and Viniyoga/therapeutic yoga. She currently studies primarily with Shari Friedrichson and Rod Stryker