Relax and Nourish: Yoga Nidra & Restorative
Yoga Intensive and Teacher Training
These two restorative and nurturing practices allow for a deep and revitalizing retreat experience. Take the time to release, connect with others, personally reflect and find an inner calmness and confidence in your natural self.
What will I experience?
Come to this program to learn how to teach, or simply to retreat and nourish. The 4-day intensive will allow you to have your own journey and deep reflection. At the end, you’ll be certified for 25 hours of teaching Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga. Use this as your own accomplishment, for continuing education hours, or for furthering your yoga teaching education. A desire for teaching yoga is not a requirement for this course… only an interest in self-study.
Specifically, you’ll learn and enjoy:
- Several personal practices of Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga
- You’ll learn proper set-up and use of props in both practices (as well as how to teach others)
- Engage in learning not only the proper ways of Yoga Nidra, but its history, methodology and application to our modern life
- Opportunities for intimate discussions and personal transformation work
- Meditation, mantras and inner reflection tools
- Personal self-Inquiry and exploration
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra, or the state of dynamic sleep, is an ancient but little-known yogic practice that's becoming increasingly popular as both a form of mind-body therapy and meditation. Incredibly nourishing and transformative this practice has the capability to help us expand ourselves, release old tensions, stress, address unwanted habits, old wounds, and find true relaxation and rejuvenation. Developed by Swami Satyananda Saraswati in the 1940s it was born from the ancient tantric system of nyasa (awakening subtle energy) as a systematic method for inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation during which the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness.
What is Restorative Yoga?
Relax and renew are the basic tenants of the practice of Restorative Yoga. Based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, Restorative Yoga is all about slowing down and passively stretching allowing the body to open gently. A typical Restorative sequence includes five poses held for 5 to 10 minutes each and encompasses poses focusing on light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. During the practice a variety of props (including bolsters, blocks, cushions and blankets) may be used to allow you to completely relax and rest. Like Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga is very nurturing to our bodies and minds giving us permission to really “let go” of things we hold onto in our bodies.
Where You’ll Be!
Bombay Room Yoga Studio is located in a sweet, ocean-side neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The studio space is organic, serene, and non-pretentious…a perfect setting for an intensive, yet nurturing experience. Just steps away you’ll enjoy access to a variety of shops and restaurants suitable for all tastes and budgets. Whether you’re craving a healthy juice, hearty Italian, relaxing Bistro or Mexican (ole!) you’ll find each one affordable and easy to get to. Last, but not least just a couple minutes away you can dip your toes in the ocean and enjoy a nice beach walk or swim.
Tuition & What's Included:
- Tuition for 4 days is $699 USD
- Retreat Intensive, and optional Teacher Training
- Guidance, encouragement and support from your teachers
- Advice on how teach these practices out in the world, if that's the path you choose
What's Not Included:
- Meals, hotel, and airfare (if required)
- Yoga Nidra, Swami Satyananda Saraswati
- Relax and Renew, Judith Lasater
- *Feel free to borrow a copy from us if you choose not to buy these books. We’ll have one extra copy.
Yoga Nidra asks you to focus your awareness on your breath, bodily sensations, emotions, and thoughts on your path to "witness consciousness," observing and welcoming whatever is present within you and around you without getting lost in it.
“Relaxation does not mean sleep. Relaxation means to be blissfully happy; it has no end. I call bliss absolute relaxation; sleep is a different matter. Sleep gives only mind and sense relaxation. Bliss relaxes the ātma, the inner self; that is why, in tantra, Yoga Nidra is the doorway to Samādhi.”
-Swami Satyananda Saraswati