Yoga Teaching Schedule
In Chicago, I teach an hour long Restorative Yoga Nidra workshop on the second Sunday of every month at Nature Yoga studio in Wicker Park from 6:15-7:15PM. My next class is April 8, 2018 as I’ll be learning the iRest method of yoga nidra from Richard Miller in March.
I also teach Restorative Yoga Nidra workshops monthly at yogaview and the next classes are February 23 and March 23, 2018, from 6:30-7:30PM.
These one hour classes are comforting, deeply relaxing and nurturing, returning you to the real you.. I benefit greatly from teaching them and I hope you will, too.
What I Teach
I teach tantra yoga that includes daoist approaches 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.
Yoga nidra, or guided relaxation, is also a Tantric practice that I’m passionate about teaching. Read more about yoga nidra here.
2018 Yoga Workshops and Teacher Trainings
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
- Coming in 2018: Subtle Body Sequencing: An Advanced Yoga Training
- Coming in 2018: A deeply self-investigative yoga retreat in Hawaii
March 24-25, 2018
2211 N. Elston Ave #200
9:30am-6:30pm each day
Learn to Teach Guided Relaxation:
The Art of Yoga Nidra
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.
$200 until March 1
$225 after March 1
*$25 off for yoga volunteer teachers-please call yogaview for details*