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YOGA NIDRA FOR EVERYONE! 

YOGA NIDRA 

Yoga Nidra is an integral part of all the yoga classes that we offer. This practice is safe, suitable and beneficial for all; yoga for pregnancy, yoga for families, yoga for children and adults with additional needs, yoga for asylum seeking children and the list goes on! It is enjoyed by everyone that we work with.

 

This practice starts with what is right with you! It is truly welcoming and can empower people to find their own safe, restorative place when they are overwhelmed, stressed and tired. It can be used for the profound healing of complex conditions and issues and as a way of accessing deep rest and finding potential.

The Yoga Nidra Network 'is neither aligned nor bound by adherence to any single form, method or school. We resist all attempts to limit, possess or otherwise contain and reduce the potential of yoga nidra as a power for global healing and evolution.' (Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, 2018)

If you would like to learn how to deliver and create Nidra for people 1:1 or in groups, for general sessions and/or therapeutically then please get in contact. Lucy works closely with the fantastic Uma and Nirlipta at the Yoga Nidra Network offering.

We have a one day Total Yoga Nidra for Children coming up in London on Friday 5th October 10-5.30pm with Yoga Campus (click link to find out more and book)

 

-Nidra Therapy

-Nidra for Children and Young People

-Nirdra Teacher training and facilitation programme 

 

What is not to love!!

 

Happy to be contacted if you would like more information and click here for FREE LISTENING PRACTICES

Total Yoga Nidra for Children and Young People 

The intention of this day is to provide practical experience of Total Yoga Nidra for children from ages 3 up til 18. A diverse range of Total Yoga Nidra practices and some breath and gentle sound and movement practices will be taught, and relevant case studies discussed. An overview of common and unusual childhood challenges and opportunities will be discussed in relation to appropriate yogic responses. 

Childhood is a time of openness, growth, huge imaginative capacity, often boundless energy and an intuitive connection with spirit. It can also be a time of great vulnerability, anxiety and deep suffering. Children of all ages often enjoy yoga nidra, and there are very many therapeutic applications of yoga nidra for children’s physical, mental and emotional health. This experiential day-long workshop explores how yoga nidra can support all aspects of children’s well-being from ages three up to the end of adolescence. It includes practical experience of Total Yoga Nidra for children and families, including practices that incorporate story, song, mantra, music, metaphor and dreamscapes for children. 

The intention of this day is to provide practical experience of Total Yoga Nidra for children from ages 3 up til 18. A diverse range of Total Yoga Nidra practices and some breath and gentle sound and movement practices will be taught, and relevant case studies discussed. An overview of common and unusual childhood challenges and opportunities will be discussed in relation to appropriate yogic responses.

By the end of the day, participants will have an understanding of the key practical and theoretical yoga therapeutic range of responses that are helpful to support children’s well being through Total Yoga Nidra. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and discussions of specific issues. This means that if you have specific personal or professional interests relating to yoga nidra for children, that you are invited to bring your questions and experiences to share with the group. The programme is open to responsive, intuitive attunements and adjustments to meet the specific needs of those attending.

The day counts as continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers who have completed prior trainings with Uma and the Yoga Nidra Network, and can also count towards CPD points for general yoga teachers and teachers/therapists who have prior trainings in children’s yoga, or yoga therapy. Parents, guardians, teachers, children’s mental health professionals, and/or other health and social care providers with an interest in yoga for children are also welcome to attend, provided they have a living interest in and experience and practice of yoga nidra.

Eligibility

The day counts as continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers who have completed prior trainings with Uma and the Yoga Nidra Network, and can also count towards CPD points for general yoga teachers and teachers/therapists who have prior trainings in children’s yoga, or yoga therapy. Parents, guardians, teachers, children’s mental health professionals, and/or other health and social care providers with an interest in yoga for children are also welcome to attend, provided they have a living interest in and experience and practice of yoga nidra.

Tutors

 

Both tutors are experienced yoga therapists, teacher-trainers, yoga teachers and mothers. Lucy Arnsby-Wilson is hosting this withUma Dinsmore- Tuli. Uma has been training yoga therapists and yoga teachers (including running courses for family yoga, and yoga for mothers and babies/young children), for nearly twenty years. Uma runs retreats and trainings where families are welcome to bring their children, and she established the family- friendly yoga camp Santosa in 2005, which provides yoga and yoga nidra sessions for children and families in an eco-camp environment. Her four books and CDs and DVDs on yoga all include Total Yoga Nidra Practices. Uma is mother to two sons and one daughter, aged between nine and eighteen.

Proposed schedule

 

1000 Welcome yoga nidra

1030 Meditation, introductions and motivations (reasons for attending the day)

1100 Micro-nidra for settling very young children in yoga classes

1115 Overview of childhood experiences that can be supported by yoga nidra, including relevant anatomy and subtle anatomy (energy pathways), and yoga therapeutic range of response

1140 Short break

1155 Total Yoga Nidra for nourishing and calming frightened children (Lucy) – followed by an overview of working with refugee children – meeting their needs, and learning from this work in relation to other children’s needs

1245 Pre-lunch nidra for children and families: welcoming abundance (Uma)

1300-1400 LUNCH

1400 Questions and offerings – issues arising from the morning practice and talks

1430 Exploring childhood from a yogic perspective: five dimensions of being in childhood

1500 Yoga Nidra and narrative – Finding inner guidance – total Yoga Nidra for intuitive connection in children – promoting a connection with the inner teacher

1530 More on practical support through yoga nidra practice for children – meeting different needs through relational and responsive Total Yoga Nidra

1600 Mantra and yoga nidra to settle sleepless children

1630 Further questions and evaluations

1715 Meditation and shakti circle for support of children through Total Yoga Nidra

1730 Close

Pre-course listening

 

Total yoga nidra tracks by the tutors freely downloadable from www.yoganidranetwork.org

 

Learning resources provided for participants after the course Audio recordings of the yoga nidra practices delivered on the course downloadable after the course from: www.yoganidranetwork.org – you will receive an email from  priyal@yoganidranetwork.org after the course with details of how to access this.