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[Live Streamed] Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss with Tracy Hodgeman
May 9, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm| $35
Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss is a potently relaxing blend of self-massage and gentle movement, followed by 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!
Upcoming 2021 events: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8.
Time: 12:15pm – 2pm
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 weekly Phinney Ridge, West Seattle, and Capitol Hill classes are laced with humor, anatomy references, therapeutic movement, self massage, and traditional yoga poses. She emphasizes breath, stability/sustainability, and down regulating the nervous system. All of Tracy’s classes start with a call for requests, from which she co-creates a class on the spot based on what she hears and sees in the room. The last Friday of every month in Phinney, the 9-10:15am class ends with a 30 minute Nidra. The last Thursday of every month in West Seattle, the 5:45-7pm class is restorative.
Main Influences/Styles/Traditions: Iyengar, Ashtanga, Yoga Tune Up®, Viniyoga/therapeutic yoga