Volunteer Teacher Training Practice Session - Yoga Nidra 

Sunday June 4th  
Session 1 @ 10.30am 
Session 2 @ 11.30am 
Session 3 @ 12.30pm 


We have 3 lovely trainee Yoga for Harmony teachers who will be taking their final assessment exam in July of this year. They have been studying hard for the last 10 months and all hope to become newly qualified tutors this summer. 
In order for them to experience teaching a real classes we are asking willing volunteers to come along and take part in one of their classes. There will be 3 time slots and each trainee will teach at their allocated time 
They will have prepared a 40 minute 'Yoga Nidra' class, and now need to present this class to a group of volunteers so that they can see how it might be to teach people they do not know and who are not family or friends. 
We need 6 to 8 people on each day. If you feel you could help us with this then please  
book your free place using the booking button below. 
It will be an informal class. There will be mats, bolsters and blankets provided, but you might want to bring your own pillow or head cushion. 
Other dates: Sunday 21st May - Teacher Training Yoga Class 
Sunday 2nd July - Final Assessment Sessions 
Please feel free to book your slot on these sessions as well 
Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a highly beneficial guided meditation. During a session, your teacher will typically take you through breathing exercises and body scans. These will draw your attention inward, putting you into a state of consciousness that sits on the border between waking and sleeping. These steps will allow you to reach a deep state of relaxation without falling asleep. 
In this passive and active state, our bodies can rest. This allows healing to occur within the body as it resets the nervous system. While we lie in a deep state of relaxation, our minds can focus on being conscious, and we can experience feelings of interconnected wholeness. This state aids in healing the mind and body. 
Everyone can experience the benefits of Yoga Nidra. However, it is particularly beneficial for individuals who face a high level of stress and struggle to let go. In addition, it is also helpful for people suffering from sleep deprivation, trauma, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. No matter who you are and what your situation might be, practicing Yoga Nidra can support your health and wellbeing. 
A session will usually last between 30 to 45 minutes. You begin by lying down on your back. Once you are comfortable, you might be asked to set your intention for the session - this is called your Sankalpa. For example, yours might be “my heart is open and relaxed” or “I let go of what was, I accept what is, I manifest what will be.” This intention will be revisited throughout the session. 
Following this, you form a foundation by connecting to your body through a multi-sensory reflection, making you feel safe and secure. You will shift your focus to the body and breath through guided exercises, helping establish sensory awareness. This step leads the body and mind into a deep state of relaxation. putting your body and mind in neutral, helping you welcome and respond to the arising thoughts and feelings effectively and in new ways.  
As we near the end of the session, you will repeat your initial sankalpa three times, then mentally prepare to return to ordinary consciousness. Begin by moving your fingers and taking a deep breath. Then slowly open your eyes. 
If you have any questions please contact Julie on 07828 132 091  
or email julievpotter@googlemail.com 
Please be aware that there are no parking facilities outside the studio, but on a Sunday we are able to use spaces at Windsor Glass free of charge 
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