Yoga nidra is an effortless, guided practice that releases tension on all levels and nourishes wellbeing.
It is especially effective for those who would like to take care of their wellbeing and are interested in meditation, but find the contemplative practices of yoga challenging.
Yoga nidra gently invites us to explore and befriend our layers (koshas) and all the parts of us unconditionally. This process offers freedom from the conceptual thinking mind, its imprints and limiting patterns. What is revealed is a deeper, unshakeable source of being that stays with us in daily life. Peaceful sleep and rejuvenation are welcome by-products of the practice.
Over time, we rest in the ability to meet life’s varied circumstances with greater calm, clarity and contentment.
“Thanks so much Carol – this practice was sumptuous! I thought I was fairly awake throughout but when I started to stir at the end I felt like I’d been asleep for days. Wonderful! Thank you” – Vicki
Carol has trained in traditional (Satyananda/Bihar) and contemporary (iRest) methods of yoga nidra and has experienced other schools’ approaches. The iRest Institute continues to track published research into the efficacy of yoga nidra for various conditions, including chronic pain, sleep problems, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
”Carol’s clear and compassionate guidance allowed me to feel safe and to relax into this transformational practice. It’s been such a supportive practice for my own general well-being in these challenging times. The course is also helping me to gradually come to greater loving acceptance of myself as I am” – A
An introductory audio-course of yoga nidra practices can be found here.
Bespoke practices are offered on a one-to-one basis, either live or online, supported by a personalised recording. Please contact Carol if this is of interest to you.
A free Soothing Sleep yoga nidra is available to download when you subscribe to this website (please see the Homepage).
Many describe one-to-one dyads or co-meditation as an opportunity to reconnect with the power of presence and their deepest wisdom. Unlike in solitary meditation, this experience is supportively facilitated as space is held for exploration. No ‘fixing’ or self-improvement is needed. Each participant discovers their own insights. Open to those with and without prior experience.
“Thank you for the dyad. It was fantastic and revelatory … reassuring, too.” – AL
”I found the Dyad really transformative. Instead of plunging straight into a traditional meditation practice, I discovered the richness of staying with the sensations in the body. Having Carol objectively read back what I’d noticed was also incredibly powerful in helping me maintain focus and adding validity to the experience. The most powerful part of the practice for me was holding opposing sensations simultaneously within the body – I found this extremely liberating” – Vicki
Please contact Carol to learn more or to make a booking.
Yoga Nidra Training in 2022/23
This training course for qualified yoga teachers takes place over a period of six months – one Sunday per month from September 2022 – in order to allow space for your personal discovery and exploration of the practice, reflection and absorption. On completion, you will be able to create and share yoga nidra with confidence and from a heart-centred basis of understanding.
Full details can be found here.
Discovering Yoga Nidra
This audio series offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the process of returning to ease. Each practice lasts between 15 and 30 minutes and is fully guided. Time well spent.
Why yoga nidra?
Life is so much easier and richer when we take adequate rest and welcome ourselves as we are. This isn’t always easy to do. It can be hard to sleep, to wind down, to feel at our best, or to be with things as they are.
Yoga nidra, sometimes translated as ‘yoga sleep’, makes the transition to ease and wellbeing possible.