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Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss
Jun 9, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
One event on Jun 9, 2019 at 12:15 pm
One event on Jul 14, 2019 at 12:15 pm
One event on Aug 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm
One event on Sep 8, 2019 at 12:15 pm
The monthly Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss workshop is a potently relaxing combination of self-massage followed by Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep). Self-massage is an empowering and effective method for decreasing chronic patterns of tension-holding in the body. Less tension = improved circulation, less pain, more oxygen, increased freedom of movement (including the life-giving movement of the breath) and a greater sense of wellbeing.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic process of deepening relaxation– an internal, meditative yoga that happens while your body is completely supported and still. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra is more restful than four hours of normal sleep! When we remove stressors, the body relaxes and the immune system can function more efficiently. Vitality and vibrant health are supported. We have more energy to do the things we want to do! Another key element of this practice is the combination of relaxation with Sankalpa. A Sankalpa is a positive statement or intention that invites us to transform our lives, our very beings, as we look inside and ask ourselves the question “what does my heart desire?” This is such an important question to ask, and to ask often. When coupled with relaxation, an intention can sink deep into our subconscious, where the secret to lasting sustainable change resides.
Please join us for this monthly celebration of self-care rituals. Bring a friend. No previous experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes (think pajamas) and leave the belts and uncomfortable bras behind. We have a limited amount of blankets, mats, and eye pillows available at the studio, if you have your own, bring them.
Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss takes place on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Save the date for these upcoming workshops in the monthly series: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, and September 8.
Date: Sunday, May 12th
Time: 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: 8 Limbs Yoga – West Seattle
About the instructor: Tracy Hodgeman
Tracy Hodgeman first experienced yoga with her mother back in the 70s, but her practice didn’t get serious until 1992. Her strongest influences are Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga (as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois), although she appreciates all paths.
Tracy was a student and a teacher at the Ashtanga Yoga School in Seattle for over 10 years. In 1999 she made the pilgrimage to Mysore India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath. Tracy has also had the privilege of studying w/many other inspiring Ashtanga teachers including Richard Freeman, David Swenson, Chuck Miller, Tim Miller, Beryl Bender Birch, and Lino Miele.
Tracy teaches with humor and compassion, creating a safe and noncompetitive environment in which students are encouraged and celebrated.
8 Limbs Yoga West Seattle, Tracy Hodgeman, Yoga Bliss, Yoga Nidra