I teach a Restorative Yoga Nidra class on the second Sunday of every month at Nature Yoga Wicker Park from 6:15-7:15PM. My next class is January 14. No experience necessary, this is a great class for everyone. Self-care is the most advanced practice.
I also teach Restorative Yoga Nidra classes monthly at yogaview and the next one is January 26 from 6:30-7:30PM.
These one hour classes are comforting, deeply relaxing and nurturing. I benefit greatly from teaching them and I hope you will, too.
What I Teach
I teach tantra yoga with a daoist approach to deep mind, body, and energy/spiritual integration. Tantra yoga is an eclectic style that weaves together asana (physical postures), pranayama (breath work), meditation and other energy work. The Tantric style tends to place more of an emphasis on the energetic effects of the practice through the control of prana (life force energy). Physically, Tantric yoga classes integrate dynamic asana, static classical postures, and flowing vinyasa sequences together. Energetically, classes explore bandhas, marma points, meridians, mudras, extended breath work, and more for a truly integrative experience that leaves you feeling vibrant from the inside out.
I love teaching workshops and teacher trainings because they allow me to go deeper into topics that I'm passionate about. Descriptions are below.
January 6: Sankalpa: New Year Resolutions the Yogic Way at yogaview March 24-25: Learn to Teach Guided Relaxation: The Art of Yoga Nidra at yogaview
Sankalpa: New Year Resolutions the Yogic Way
January 6, 2018 yogaview 2211 N. Elston Ave #200 Chicago, IL 2-5PM
Create a lasting resolve for the new year. Expect to practice postures, breath work, meditation, journaling, and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). A typical New Year Resolution involves wanting to become someone you think is better than who you currently are. According to the tantra yoga tradition, you are already everything you need to be. A sankalpa practice cultivates the focus and will power required to uncover what you truly need and who you really are. This workshop includes a lecture and is appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners. Beginners are welcome.
Cost: $30 until January 1 $35 after January 1
Learn to Teach Guided Relaxation: The Art of Yoga Nidra
March 24-25, 2018 yogaview 2211 N. Elston Ave #200 Chicago, IL Sat., 3/24/18: 9:30-6 Sun., 3/25/18: 9:30-6
Learn to safely and confidently teach guided relaxation, yoga nidra. Yoga nidra is Sanskrit for "yogic sleep", a powerful healing and transformational technique from the Tantra Yoga tradition. Yoga nidra is both the name of a state of mind and the name of a deeply restful practice. It is safe for all practitioners and is used to relieve symptoms of PTSD in clinical studies. Yoga nidra can be taught as a stand alone practice or as part of a complete yoga practice. Bring this powerful technique to your students to offer a deeper yoga experience. Teaching, counseling, healing, or working therapeutically with clients is strongly suggested to take this workshop. Expect to practice different styles of yoga nidra from the Himalayan tradition as well as the style popularized by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. There is a slideshow lecture explaining the history of yoga nidra, its intention, an explanation of how it works, its physical and subtle body effects, and the different components of a yoga nidra practice, including sankalpa. You will receive scripts and practice teaching in this nurturing, safe environment. Delve deeply into yoga nidra through the refinement of teaching techniques and methodology.
Practice yoga nidra with Mia here. Continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance are available. You must commit to the full weekend, single day attendance is not permitted. Required reading is “Yoga Nidra” by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, please bring your book. There is minimal movement in this workshop. There will be a lunch break each day. Cost: $200 until March 1 $225 after March 1 *$25 off for yoga volunteer teachers-please call yogaview for details*