Yoga Nidra/Yogic Sleep

Yoga Nidra, translated as “union with the deep unconscious, untethered state” is a guided lying down practice where space is held to heal and access the subtle flow of energy (prana). It is a conscious state of deep relaxation where the body is asleep yet the mind is awake in active trance and participation. This yogic practice reveals the power of stillness where you activate a specific healing process on an energetic level. One session is thought to be as healing and nourishing as 3 hours of deep sleep, yet there is clear guidance into healing particular aspects of your body, be it trauma, accidents, disease and physical conditions & imbalances, disorders, problems sleeping, addictions as well as healing consciousness, chakras, koshas, emotions, memories, routines, patterns or thought forms. It is perfect if you need a personal time to go deep, to be still and to be silent, healing the sympathetic nervous system.

Done lying down, please bring anything that makes you feel comfortable for the deep sleep state (personal blankets, pillows, shawls). We too have proper props and blankets for you to attain deep rest. This session will remove blockages and support deep healing. It will empower you to access the creative principle where potentiality and creating quick shifts is possible.

Very deep results often come about from these sessions. For this reason it is encouraged that you are silent after class and process the visions and sensations you had.

All levels and bodily conditions, ages and abilities are encouraged to come. Proper tools are available to make it accessible for anyone and no experience is necessary beyond a willingness to surrender and heal past impressions. The first 20 minutes will be an explanation of the affects of Yoga Nidra as well as it’s origin and 60 minutes will be a deep healing, lying down, where you are asked to no longer move once the visualization session begins. There will be a chance afterward to either continue sitting in silence or to comment on your experiences or ask questions.

Michelle Baker will hold this space for you. Her training in Yoga Nidra at the Sivananda Ashram with Dr. Marc Halpern, the founder of the College of Ayurveda in California & co-founder of the Ayurveda Medical Association. He spent 28 years healing himself with Nidra and offers a best selling c.d. and book on Yoga Nidra and Ayurveda. Michelle trained in 100 hours with him in Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Counseling, which includes Yoga Nidra.

Read more about Yoga Nidra from Michelle’s blog.

1 hour session: $120
1.5 hour session: $150

Book your Yoga Nidra session with Michelle thru the following email:

Consultations via phone or Skype:
When Michelle is away from the Mandir, often many privates can still be done effectively and remotely. With this choice she will also additionally send you a follow up email of recommendations, self-empowering resources, prescriptions and advice, making this time far above and beyond the personal meeting you might have with her. She can also send you audio recordings and video clips as additional personal resources.

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Payment for all Swan River Private sessions is due at the time of booking. Appointments are not confirmed until payment is received in full. Any cancellations, changes to the appointment, or no shows, within 24 hours or less of the appointment time, are subject to the full charge of the session fee.

About Michelle

Michelle is a devoted student, yogini and musician. She is the Founder & Co-Owner of Swan River Yoga and offers several teacher trainings, reiki courses, yoga workshops & retreats all year long. Read more about Michelle>>>


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