Sanskrit is not an old, dead classical language that only accomplished academics can decipher. Some people consider it a living technology of sacred sound for awakening higher states of consciousness, understanding the subtle laws of creation and attaining advanced states of meditation leading to enlightenment. Yoga teacher and Sanskrit chanteress Linda Go will introduce participants to the ancient language of yoga and its role in the development of human potential. Scientific American recently posted”The Sanskrit Effect” and results of MRI scans showing that memorizing ancient Sanskrit mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function. We will experience how the precise pronunciation of the Sanskrit alphabet cultivates the nervous system in preparation for profound meditation and increased cognitive function. Learn beautiful chants to begin or deepen your current meditation practice.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing deep relaxation. In this workshop, a sequence of very gentle tension-relieving stretches for neck, shoulders, and low back are followed by resting restorative poses, during which I sing to you. The session culminates in a 40-minute guided lying-down meditation and progressive relaxation practice. Yoga Nidra is an evidence-based therapeutic tool that can improve mood, sleep and memory, and reduce anxiety, stress, and fatigue. We all know that the holiday season can be stressful for a number of reasons. Therefore, every year I offer a discount on Yoga Nidra sessions. I feel this can help us approach holiday rituals with more mindfulness and nurturing toward ourselves, and that it also encourages participants to share the practice with family and friends. Please enjoy two sessions for $30 or one session at the standard price. You may gift these sessions to yourself or to someone you love (gift certificates can be mailed by request). Your 2 prepaid sessions may either be used during the holiday season or for ANY future Yoga Nidra workshop in 2020 (which I offer monthly in Hendersonville and in Weaverville). You may also use one prepaid session for yourself and one to bring someone with you to share the experience with.
Holiday Yoga Nidra Themes
“Gratitude: What Sustains You?” Hendersonville – Sun, Nov. 24th 2 – 4pm The Shift Weaverville – Sunday, Dec 1st 2 – 4pm Weaverville Yoga
“Sankalpa: New Year’s Vows” Hendersonville – Sun, Dec. 29th 2 – 4pm The Shift Weaverville – Sun, January 5th 2 – 4pm Weaverville Yoga
Saturday Dec 21 6-8 pm Entering the Solstice register here