Shanti Hour - Yoga Nidra & Sound Healing with Geeti & Gyan
Thursdays 6 - 7pm at Shanti Space, Brookvale
You can book either one class at a time (casual) or for a term.
Next term is 3 June - 8 July.
NB You can also book 2 back-to-back classes together: Yoga Nidra & Sound Healing (6 -7pm) + Movement Meditation (7.15 - 8.45pm). The classes are designed to work synergistically with each other.
Book next term now to save up to $108!
The following information is about the Yoga Nidra & Sound Healing class only.
Take this time out of your working week to deeply restore & heal, harmonise body, mind & prana, uplift the heart, & reconnect to your true nature.
Yoga Nidra is becoming increasingly popular worldwide as a perfect antidote for stressful, busy modern lifestyles.
It’s a meditation practice which induces deep physical, mental & emotional relaxation & supports positive transformation of the entire personality.
Geeti & Gyan incorporate sound healing, mantra & sacred music into the practice of Yoga Nidra for a deeply soothing, healing & uplifting experience.
In these sessions, you will learn or experience how to:
deeply and systematically relax your body
set potent intentions for self-transformation
release pain & trauma & heal yourself
activate & balance your pranic field & your chakra system
rest in the peace, joy & love of your true nature
open your heart to yourself & all beings
ABOUT YOGA NIDRA
In Yoga Nidra, a state of relaxation is reached by turning inwards (pratyahara), away from outer experiences. When we can withdraw our consciousness from external awareness, without sleeping, it becomes very powerful and can be applied in many ways – for example, to relax fully, to develop memory, awaken intuition and creativity, and transform one’s nature.
Studies have shown that Yoga Nidra can bring the mind from a highly active beta state into a more relaxed, calming alpha state and potentially into a theta state, where emotional integration & release happen.
With practice, Yoga Nidra can take you deeper still, into delta, the most restorative state, when organs regenerate & cortisol is removed, and even further to a brain wave state below delta, where the brain is thoughtless & the most profound peace & self connection is experienced. (See Yoga Journal, ‘How Yoga Nidra Can Help You Get More Sleep’ for more information.)
What’s more, the practice is so simple – all you have to do is lie down, listen to the guiding instructions, and feel. It is a self-empowering practice rather than a hypnotherapy.
Gyan is a passionate student, teacher & advocate of Yoga Nidra: 'It has been a Godsend, my foundation & bedrock, my means of healing & connection to source & bliss… That’s why I’ve practiced it each day now for ten years! I love it & the practice keeps getting richer & deeper.'
Sessions will be gently progressive, & students will learn how to systematically relax, rejuvenate & heal themselves.
WHO THE CLASS IS FOR
This class is for adults only (18 years and over). These sessions can comprise chakra visualizations, use mantras, and are an hour in duration, which can potentially bring up challenging thoughts, emotions and physiological responses to your psyche.
So SOME PRIOR EXPERIENCE of mindfulness training, meditation, sound healing and/or yoga nidra is highly recommended.
It’s very important to be grounded before leaving the space, and ideally have some quiet time to integrate afterwards.
Yoga Nidra has been found unsuitable for some mental illness, therefore it is not recommended if you are diagnosed with mental illness to attend these sessions. Rather, seek guidance in Yoga Nidra from a qualified yoga therapist.
If you are excessively introverted, or prone to depression or other symptoms of mental imbalance, this class may not be suitable – if you wish to join the class, please ring Gyan on 0408013341 first.
BUT WHAT IF I CAN’T HELP SLEEPING DURING THIS PRACTICE?! If you sleep, you may miss many of the transformative benefits of this practice. However, there is absolutely nothing wrong with falling asleep during the practice – in fact you will tend to have a deeper, more relaxed and refreshing sleep than usual!
You can also practice sitting in a chair if you prefer or to help avoid sleeping.
WHAT TO BRING:
BRING YOUR OWN MAT, BLANKET AND CUSHIONS if you can. Or bring a covering to place over mats and cushions available at Shanti Space. Bolsters will be provided. An eye mask is recommended.
Your body temperature will drop during the practice, so please bring enough coverings to ensure you’ll be warm enough.
You’ll be lying down for over an hour, so please bring enough cushions and mats to ensure you’ll be comfortable enough.
KEEPING US COVID SAFE
To ensure the safety of all, Shanti Space and Geeti & Gyan have the following protocol in place and we ask that you respect these guidelines:
1.Please bring your own mat, cushion and blanket, or otherwise a sheet to cover mats/cushions/blankets available at Shanti Space.
2.Please remain 1.5 metres away from each other.
3.You are of course welcome to wear a mask if you would like to and would feel more comfortable.
4.Please wash hands before and after the event (or use hand sanitizer provided at reception). 5.Please don’t come to the event if you have cold/cough or CV symptoms or been in any areas where cases have been reported. If in doubt go get tested. 6.We are wiping shared surfaces regularly in the public areas.
We look forward to sharing an evening of Yoga Nidra & Sound Healing to support each other at this time. This will be a precious time to connect, feel, release, heal and uplift our spirit through the transformative power of mantra, music and meditation.
Blessings and love
Geeti & Gyan
ABOUT GEETI & GYAN
Geeti & Gyan are conscious music & movement facilitators who together offer an unique & soulful blend of kirtan, sacred song, conscious dance, yoga & sound healing to open the heart.
Their passion is to help people connect, transform & find unity with themselves, each other & the universe through music, mantra & movement.
Gyan is a trained Yoga Nidra and meditation teacher in the Satyananda style & a Sound Healing Academy trained sound healer. His gift is to help deeply relax, uplift & connect people to the beauty of their inner world.
He is also a classically trained vocalist & multi-instrumentalist. He plays flute, guitar, piano, harmonium, harmonicas, sitar, tabla, percussion & hand pan. His tender, lyrical & ethereal soundscapes for sound healings & yoga nidra create an environment for deep peace, soul connection & healing.
He will be musically accompanied by Geeti on Tibetan & crystal bowls, hand pans, sansula & tanpura. Geeti is a naada yoga teacher & sound healer with a background in conscious movement & dance.
Geeti & Gyan are based in Sydney & are custodians of Shanti Space, a wellbeing centre in the Northern Beaches. They offer regular classes, events & workshops here & at other venues in Sydney & beyond. They invite other facilitators & health practitioners to utilise the space.
Their mission with Shanti Space is to co-create with healers & teachers a heart-centred sanctuary for community to nurture body, mind & soul.