YOGA NIDRA

Yogic Sleep

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Facilitated by: Shana

Date: Thursday, April 20th

Time: 6:45pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $12 

Pre-registration Required
Register by calling 609-513-9453

Address provided upon registration.

Length of class: 45 min.

The practice of Yoga Nidra (literally translated as “Yogic Sleep”) has been used for centuries as a way to access the unconscious and hear from the higher self. Great saddhus, or spiritual men of India, used this practice when they were unable to get the answers to their deep questions through their regular meditation practice. The full 35-38 minute meditation is completed in the “savasana” posture, also known as corpse pose, which is essentially laying on the back with palms to face the sky. We focus first on completely relaxing the entire body, and then bringing awareness to the breath. Using a progressive relaxation technique, the practitioner is then provided with silent time to listen for the inner voice. Some may not necessarily hear any audible voice, but may receive some message from their higher self, a loved one, or the Divine source, to name a few. Others may experience visions, or feelings, sort of in a dream-like state. The practice will differ for everyone. The idea is to achieve a state that is between wake and sleep, in a setting where the body is completely relaxed and can therefore be “detached” from. It is essentially a deep form of semi-guided meditation.

Please bring:
-At least one thin pillow. One is for under the head, one possibly under the heels.
-A shawl or small throw blanket to cover your body
-A yoga mat or an additional throw blanket to lay on
(If possible, it is preferable for all of these comfort items to be made of natural materials such as cotton)
– Optional: a journal and pen to write about your experience afterward 

Yurt Etiquette:

  • Always arrive 5-10 minutes early
  • No cellphones or other electronic devices in the yurt
  • Leave your shoes at the door (weather permitting)
  • Do not handle any altar items or instruments without permission
  • What happens in the yurt, stays in the yurt

SOUL REMEMBERING

 

A Guided Journey Back to your Divine Purpose

Facilitated by: JeffreyIMG_20170307_082507_842
Date: Saturday, April 8th
Time: 11am – 12:15pm
Cost: $15

Pre-registration Required
Register by calling 609-513-9453

Address provided upon registration.

Length of class: 75 min.

Guided Journeys are great for those who are challenged by traditional meditation techniques, but are still seeking a way to quiet the roving mind and bring in self care & self awareness. Soul Remembering carries you via shamanic drumming or crystal singing bowls to a place before you were born to help you remember why you chose to incarnate here.  No two sessions are ever the same. There is always more to be revealed through every journey.  Come tend to the care of your soul in our traditional Mongolian ger (yurt) in South Jersey and allow yourself to be transported to a place out of time, space & mind.

 

“In soul remembering I am taken back to a place before a person was born and shown his or her true essence-the beauty he came into the world with…the gifts, talents and strengths she came into the world to manifest.  Our original true essence is forgotten and replaced by the projections put upon us by family, peers and authority figures.  So I help people remember who they truly are instead of who they were told they are.” -Sandra Ingerman from “Soul Retrieval-Mending the Fragmented Soul”  

WHAT TO BRING: A mat or blanket & pillow, a bottle of water and journal/pen

Yurt Etiquette:

  • Always arrive 5-10 minutes early
  • No cellphones or other electronic devices in the yurt
  • Leave your shoes at the door (weather permitting)
  • Do not handle any altar items or instruments without permission
  • What happens in the yurt, stays in the yurt

The Shamanic Path

“The shamanic path is the path of the heart and the soul.  It is a path of beauty, wholeness, sacred living, oneness and connectedness with all things and non-things, awareness, mindfulness, respect, honor, and gratitude.  It’s a path of extraordinary moments when Nature and Spirit speak more clearly than the racket of our mental chatter and we stop everything for that moment and take notice, listening and feeling the message.  It is a path where the central focus of life is creating balance, harmony, impeccability, and wholeness.  It is a path that requires integrity and honesty – with one’s self and others.  The shamanic path is a loving, healing path that invites all, while being a truth-revealing path, turning away initiates not yet ready to face the awesome truth of reality.  For those who will continually accept the challenge, typically a daily choice, I invite you into the sacred circle of personal shamanic practitioners; a circle where healing, growth, change and transformation are constants and miracles happen.” – taken from “The Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism” by Colleen Deatsman

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