Whisper to your inner knowing
The word ‘meditation’ can conjure up all sorts of images for people and often, people feel under pressure to ‘do it properly’.
I bring meditation into everything I teach, as it is my belief that even the most energetic yoga asana (movement) practice is a moving meditation.
My aim is to make meditation accessible to all and indeed something which after time you choose to do, rather than seeing it as a ‘chore’.
Kirtan is often known as the ‘yoga of the heart’.
As we call and respond to simple sanskrit mantras, we bypass the intellect and connect to our heart, our inner stillness and others in the group.
It is therefore a form of meditation that anyone can take part in and enjoy its uplifting, joyous and liberating effects.
With stress, constant ‘busy-ness’ and sensory overload at what seems like epidemic levels, many people are in need of ‘permission’ to fully slow down and rest.
In a restorative yoga class, we become still by holding floor-based poses and use props so our bodies can feel as supported as possible to allow our minds to relax.
Most definitely a yin practice, my aim is to provide a nourishing safe space to rest and restore your way back to your true self.
Yoga nidra means ‘yogic sleep’ or ‘the sleep of the yogi’ in Sanskrit and it is an awareness cultivation, or mindfulness practice.
Through this practice, you learn to relax the body and this in turn relaxes the mind. You learn to become aware of all the thoughts, sensations, emotions that are going on within you without identifying yourself as that thought, sensation or uncomfortable emotion: this can be so liberating, even life-changing.
They say half an hour of yoga nidra is the same as up to four hour’s sleep, as in the process, your brain shifts from beta, an awakened state with lots of brain activity, to alpha, a more relaxed state. In alpha, the mood-regulating hormone serotonin gets released, and this has beneficial effects.
All you need is a place where you can lie down, and create your very own ‘rest nest’ – slim pillow, extra layers, blanket and eye mask, while you listen to my voice!
I offer all modalities I teach – yoga nidra, kirtan, restorative yoga and meditation – to corporate clients.
So, if you are looking to offer these wellbeing practices to your workspace team, do get in touch!
“Sarah ran a session for us and the team one lunchtime. During the session she led us through some breathing exercises and then a guided meditation. Sarah was super personable and made everything really clear and easy to follow, and the feedback from the team (even some of the more sceptical of them) was great! We are all busy people working in a fast paced, pressured environment, often having to balance hectic family schedules on top of that. Sarah’s session showed us all what a positive impact taking a short amount of time out of your day to breathe, clear your mind and reset can have on our mind-set for the rest of the day! Highly recommended!”
Katie M. (large finance company)
Where the depths of your truth reside
Awakened Rest Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Foundation Level
Do you yearn to dive deep into your true nature? Do you want to explore the power of rest? Are you curious to learn about the ancient practice of yoga nidra, and share it in a modern and accessible way?
Then this Yoga Nidra Teacher training is for you.
Join me weekly on Zoom, for restorative yoga nidra Fridays @ 8am
Email me for details!