Supreme Release Yoga
& Yoga Nidra Workshop
Sunday January 23, 2022 ~ 4-5:30pm
Join me for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating workshop that combines the nourishing benefits of SRY: Supreme Release Yoga—along with the profound bliss of the state of Yoga Nidra this Holiday Season.
I will guide students through a SRY series: therapeutic āsana that systematically decompress and release long-held, chronic tension of the deep tissues of the pelvis and spine. Our SRY practice will be followed by a guided awareness into deep, nourishing yogic rest—Yoga Nidra.
Together, these two practices help foster a state of pure being, pure presence, and pure awareness, where you can:
-release long-accumulated tension,
-nourish depleted, injured or overstressed tissues,
-ease an overtaxed, anxious nervous system,
-cultivate awareness and a quiet mind,
-be supported in a safe letting-go process, and
-experience a sacred opportunity to discover yourself.
You will slowly, wisely and safely tap into the well of limitless, vitalizing bliss at the source of your being: your sacred self—a place of profound and nourishing wholeness, gratitude, safety, peace and joy!
Class Limit 20 Students.
Please pre register on the Karuna website!
What is SRY? SRY is Supreme Release Yoga. It is a highly accessible, therapeutic āsana practice offering deep and direct relaxation of the core muscles of the body, rooted in Vedic tradition and teachings. Most SRY āsana are done supported from the floor, with chairs, blankets, blocks and cushions. SRY is not hard, but it does work deeply! At the level of the physical body, you will learn how to release tension in the central muscles along the spine, while at the level of the subtle body, you will gather the inner nectar of rejuvenation (soma), increase the flow of life force (prāna), and ignite the power of transformation (agni). More info on SRY may be found here.
What is Yoga Nidra? Yoga Nidra—“Yoga sleep”— is a guided, deep state of conscious relaxation through profound, supported rest and cultivation of bliss through listening along with non-movement, non-action and non-doing.
Can anyone do these practices? No yoga experience is required, and all are welcome—especially those who are experiencing stress this holiday season, or who have accumulated stress during the past few years! Although designed and safe for everyone, beginners to veteran practitioners, these practices are very effective for long term asana practitioners (especially the hyper-mobile!) who have "hit a wall", who are experiencing sacral or pelvic instability, or who are recovering from injury. I have been teaching for over 15 years, and have been a yoga practition for almost 30 years! I have the wisdom and experience to support and guide you sensibly, and can always provide alternatives or options for postures or movements that may be inaccessible. If you have questions, feel free to email me.
What should I wear? Wear warmish, comfortable clothing—dress in layers, bring cozy socks. While the studio provides yoga blankets and bolsters, feel free to bring any other personal yoga props (your own mat, eye pillow, soft blanket or shawl/wrap), so that you may fully relax and let go during the non-movement/Yoga nidra portion of the workshop!