“It can be liberating to discover that inside our difficulties and weaknesses,
we can find our strength.” – Richard Miller
This fall I began practicing and sharing a modern approach to yoga nidra that was developed by Richard Miller. He has taken this 4500 year old yogic practice and adapted it to our present day; addressing ways to deconstruct and transcend life’s inevitable stress. The stress of daily life disconnects us from both ourselves and our universal connection. Richard Miller’s iRest Yoga Nidra Program for Healing helps us connect back to an intelligence that governs our lives and the universe.
I will continue weaving this program into our practice of yoga and meditation to discover more about the inner guidance system that is in each and everyone of us!
Thank you for practicing yoga with me.
Yoga Nidra, a meditative practice that will be part
of yoga classes this winter
What Yoga Nidra can do for you …..
Yoga Nidra is both a technique for relaxation and a method used to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. These meditation practices teach you how to respond, rather than react, to your emotions, thoughts and actions – no matter your state of of mind or body. Yoga Nidra is restorative because it helps you recover your inner resources of peace and well being.
It is a state similar to deep sleep except the practitioner is awake and aware. The practice blends together aspects of affirmations, progressive relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, witnessing techniques, inner visualizations, awareness of states of energy, and the development of one-pointed-ness. At the very least it is restorative and relaxing and in its deepest states the practitioner can experience his/her true nature as pure awareness.
Yoga Nidra can enhance the healing process and boost the immune system. It is effective in helping people with stress, addictions, sleep disorders, nervous conditions and in releasing long-standing behavioral patterns. Stress arises when we are so attached to our idea of how things “should” be that we cannot allow things to be as they are. In Yoga Nidra, we relax enough to let go of expectations and demands about how things “should” be. Our resistances to life progressively dissolve. We are at peace with more things more of the time.
Three Hour Restorative Yoga Class With Chris Morton & Tracy Halliday
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Cost: $65 cash or check at time of sign-up
Let yourself be healed and nurtured from within during this three-hour program consisting of gentle, supported postures accompanied by breath awareness. Restorative poses are poses of “being” rather than “doing.” By supporting the body with props, the body and brain become quiet and relaxed. In this relaxed state, physiological changes occur which help to restore health and reduce the effects of chronic stress. Prior yoga experience is helpful but not required.
Tuesday Meditation & Book Group Tuesdays 8:00am–9:00am
January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18
March 3, 10, 17
Location: 8 Beck Street, Newburyport, MA
$100/for ten sessions $12/session drop-in
Discover how our own magnanimous hearts can gently allow the inner knots to untie themselves.
Private sessions are available and may include: • Yoga
• Restorative Yoga Poses
• Processing grief and emotional challenges
• Preparing or recovering from surgery
• The Yoga of Eating Cost: $80
Please email or call if you have questions and/or would like to schedule a session.
ANAHATA YOGA @ AJNA YOGA Studio
190 State Street
14 Week Winter Session
January 6 – April 11, 2020
10:00–11:15am NEW: 6:00-7:15pm
Gift Certificates are available for classes, programs and private sessions.
Email Chris for details!