In this two hour workshop, we will explore yoga techniques, including basic postures, safe alignment, breath work and meditation. Lower your stress, improve your health, gain lost flexibility, and increase overall fitness, all while calming both your heart and your mind.
Laura will teach you many beginner modifications, so you will leave confidently prepared to safely participate in all-level yoga classes.
Yoga is for everyone! Flexibility and serenity are not prerequisites, although it would be helpful to bring your sense of humor. Jump in where you are!
Laura’s classes are breath emphasized and alignment focused vinyasa flow. Weaving principles of Hatha, Ashtanga, Yoga Therapy and Philosophy into every class, students can expect a challenging and nourishing experience set to inspiring playlists. Drawing upon her training as a dancer, Laura teaches with the belief that movement is inherently healing and guides students with intentional movement paired with conscious and controlled breath. Laura has taught yoga for kids, seniors, and in corporate settings. She holds a M.A in Integrative Health from California Institute of Integral Studies and 500 Registered Hours of Yoga Training including 300 hours of Yoga Therapy from Niroga Institute in Berkeley.
Pre-registration for Fall Yoga Nidra Sessions is Open!
About Yoga Nidra
"Most people sleep without resolving their tensions. This is termed nidra. Nidra means sleep, no matter what or why, but yoga nidra means sleep after throwing off the burdens. It is of a blissful, higher quality altogether." ~ Swami Satyananda
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious, purposeful Deep Sleep which has been called "sleep that awakens the soul."
In Yoga Nidra, the body, mind and intellect are completely relaxed and one appears to be sleeping. In the state of Yoga Nidra, however, the consciousness functions at a deeper level and the subconscious and unconscious realms of the mind are more open. Yoga nidra is a very deep form of relaxation. it has been found to reduce tension, anxiety, and headaches, even providing relief from PTSD.
Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading one's awareness to a state of supreme stillness and insight. Traditionally it was used by Yogis to purify the Samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind Karma, in order to move one towards their true Dharma.
In these workshops, you will be safely guided through relaxing breath work and visualization. Your attention will be brought inward until you reach deep stillness and the silence of conscious Deep Sleep (Prajna), and then slowly and safely brought back to the conscious state.
Please click links below to register for individual Yoga Nidra Workshops with Dari Sylvia. These Nidra sessions are all 12-2pm.
No, you don't have to choose which sessions you'll be attending now! And if you have any sessions remaining from Spring Yoga Nidra, come anytime.
Heart Opening Yoga Nidra and Forgiveness Workshops
This fall, we will continue the Yoga Nidra work that we starting in the spring, along with an invaluable Forgiveness Practice. So after doing some Yoga Nidra with a Heart Opening focus, we'll let go of some old stuff in order to reach for something new. Holding onto grudges, big or small, can prevent connectedness with others, as we can unconsciously bring anger into each new experience and relationship. Unresolved anger can lead to depression and anxiety, even preventing optimum health by increasing blood pressure and compromising the immune system.
When we refuse to let go of past hurts, we're actually damaging ourselves. "Resentment is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die," is a common sentiment on the subject. We will spend some time revisioning and reperceiving a past injury in a useful way. And to uncomplicated the process, you will be asked to choose a mild and seemingly "small" incident to work with. Oftentimes, these small irritations are representations of larger, repetitive struggles, so when we heal the little ones the larger ones also resolve.
These workshops are FOUR HOURS and there is writing involved.
Worksheets are provided, but bring your favorite pen and your favorite pillow.
click links below to register for these transformative Heart Opening Yoga Nidra Workshops with Dari
The neck and shoulder regions are among the most challenging problem areas of our bodies. When we live with misaligned cervical vertibrae and discs, we tense our muscles throughout our daily movements and in our yoga poses in order to relieve and prevent additional pain. Unfortunately, this well meaning strategy can result in further long term imbalance. These hands-on workshops will help you create more space and freedom of movement in your neck and shoulders, while easing away and releasing long held tension pain.