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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: April 14, and May 12, (no March workshop).

Cost: $35
Date: Sunday, February 10, 12:15 – 2:00PM


About the instructor: Tracy Hodgeman

Tracy Hodgeman Yoga Teacher Seattle

Tracy has been practicing yoga since the early 90s, and teaching for over 13 years. She trained at the Ashtanga Yoga School, and was the first yoga teacher ever hired at the Ballard Health Club. She initially started practicing yoga to help manage the residual neck pain that stubbornly lingered after an automobile accident left her with a fractured C2 vertebra. Now she says she’d rather fight than quit. As for why she loves the Ballard Health Club, Tracy says, “I have been teaching at the BHC since before most of you were even born. What keeps me here is the people. BHC is my family and my community and I am so grateful to have such a wonderful place to teach.

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