One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grand son thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
Yoga Nidra is a journey to peace within by unraveling the five koshas, (energetic layers or sheaths that move from the outermost layer of skin to the deep spiritual core - the veils that cover the true self.) Through gentle movement, breathwork, and mindfulness, the student becomes aware of the separateness and interconnectedness of the koshas.
The practice concludes in a guided deep relaxation in resting savasana, witnessing the koshas: the physical body, pranic energy, perceptual and discerning minds, and the bliss state. As the body rests, the mind remains conscious. Sound vibration balances out this stress reduction technique, leaving one with a sense of peace and wholeness.
This class is suitable for all!
Drop-in's welcome. Regular class rates & cards apply.
This class will start with a series of simple yet long held yoga postures aimed at warming up the psoas muscle.
The psoas muscle, also referred to as your “fight or flight muscle” is responsible for stabilizing the body. This muscle, deep in the center of the body, attaches the lower lumbar vertebrae to the pelvis and legs -structurally connecting the upper and lower body. This is where most people unconsciously hold stress. This class gives you an effective way to relieve lower back pain, neck, shoulder pain, general tension, and emotional anxiety, encouraging the body to return back to it's natural state of balance.
The second part of the practice, you will be lead on a journey of shaking out and releasing trapped energies from deep within these primal places while being bathed in the warm healing tones of the Tibetan singing bowls lead by Kathy Hamer.
At times throughout the practice and during shavasana, (rest) the singing bowls may be placed on the body or at the head with the intention to heal, align, and gently move stuck energy out creating space within for deeper healing. The bowls will be filled with warm water infused with the high vibration essential oil.
Space is Limited! Please sign up at the studio or contact Nicole for availability.