Mon, Sep 25|
Yoga Nidra Workshop
Join Valerie in our Japanese Room for in-person Yoga Nidra! Valerie will be giving an overview of the practice of Yoga Nidra and its purpose and benefits, followed by a 45-minute guided Yoga Nidra session.
Time & Location
Sep 25, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Long Beach, 460 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
About the event
Join Valerie in Downtown Long Beach for in-person Yoga Nidra! In this workshop, Valerie will be giving an overview of the practice of yoga nidra and its purpose and benefits, followed by a 45-minute guided yoga nidra session.
What is yoga nidra? Yoga nidra is a conscious state of deep relaxation and awareness. In this state, we are given access to restore our abilities to heal by reducing stress and bringing a newfound sense of clarity and calm. In Sanskrit, nidra means sleep. However, yoga nidra is distinct from sleeping, dreaming, or even meditation. Practiced regularly, it is not only restorative but can be deeply transformative as well. Done lying down with ample cushioning and support, this practice is quite different from your typical yoga asana class!
What have people said about the experience? "I can't believe how quickly time passed, as I completely lost track while I was being guided deeper into the meditative state by her soothing voice. All the stress and fatigue I'd been feeling from changes in my life were lifted completely as I reached an utterly peaceful state; I no longer felt like anything was wrong! So I honestly couldn't have had a better experience" - Vikash J.
What do I need to prepare? Prepare your session with a yoga mat or comfortable surface to lie on, as well as a pillow and blanket (optional). You may want to bring extra bolsters if you need back or knee support. The facility provides cushions but the tatami mat surface is also quite comfortable.
About the Facility
Parking : The city parking garages on 5th Street offer free 2-hour parking and is a two-minute walk from the venue. We will be in the private tatami room of Sake Secret, the Japanese wine shop.
About the Instructor
Valerie Hwang is a classical Yoga Nidra Instructor and board-certified Ayurvedic Practitioner whose mission is to provide access to bold & vibrant living through holistic methods. She is the owner of Intrepid Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic clinic located in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach. Guided by the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, she uses simple diet, lifestyle, 5-sense therapies, along with yoga and meditation practices to promote healing and vitality in the mind and body.