Vedanta Yoga Nidra ~ The Power of Transformation
Yoga Nidra Certification with Jeffrey Crespo at Mindful Yoga Studio, 1101 N. Wilmot, Ste. #123
~ September 7-9, 2018
The certification training is for yoga teachers, and all level students as well. Jeffrey Crespo is an international speaker, meditation teacher initiated in the Himalayan Tradition, transformational coach, and yoga alliance recognized continuing education provider, whose message has reached more than two hundred thousand people. For more than fifteen-years he’s been helping and teaching audiences from all over the world how to calm their minds and overcome obstacles, in order to realize their fullest potential and live an extraordinary and blissful life.
Yoga Nidra is a Vedantic practice, which allows you to enter into the depth of your being to understand the relationship between consciousness, mind and body. It is a state where your body and your brain sleep while your consciousness remains awake, attentive and relaxed. It is yoga’s true treasure.
Vedanta Yoga Nidra is taught to help students master sleep, gain control over the autonomic nervous system, reduce internal tension, and alleviate many of the diseases and conditions that develop with age. It is also a very powerful tool for discovering your true purpose and directing your life in that direction.
In this training you will obtain a profound experiential knowledge about this ancient practice as expounded in the Mandukya Upanishad, and how Yoga Nidra relates to the Yoga Sutras to form an indepth practice that fosters greater awareness and mastery over the mind.
The workshop will cover the Vedanta philosophy of Yoga Nidra and the practice of Yoga Nidra. What is Yoga Nidra? Why do techniques differ? How to practice it? How to teach it?
The five stages of yoga nidra:
- Light Stretching: Joints and Glands Exercises.
- Exercise Without Movement.
- Systematic relaxation: Shavayatra (61 point) – Shitili karana (75 breaths).
- Breath Awareness Practice: Practices that direct your attention to breathing on the right and left side of the body, and to the right and left nostril.
- Sleep with Awareness (Yoga Nidra). Consciously move from one state of consciousness to another, from waking to dreaming, to deep sleeping.
The practice of nidra yoga makes it possible to transcend, step by step, the three states of consciousness-waking, dreaming, and deep sleep- giving you an understanding and a complete picture of your being and of your existence in this world. With Yoga Nidra you access these three realities through:
- Working with the body.
- Working with your breath.
- Working with your nervous system.
- Working with your senses.
- And finally, working with your consciousness.
This is the way to restore the body’s energy and natural well-being, rest the mind, and gain control over the autonomic nervous system. While Yoga Nidra is a state that is very relaxing, it is also used to purify the Samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind our actions and behavior.
Benefits of a regular yoga nidra practice:
- Reduces stress.
- Strengthens the will
- Dissipates fear and anxiety
- Awakens creativity
- Improves memory and learning capacity
Friday Sept 7: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday Sept 8: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday Sept 9: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
$195/$245 after 9/1