Aug. 21, 2020 - Aug. 23, 2020
4:00 pm to 12:15 pm
Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation & Stress Relief Weekend Program
Yogaville ~ Satchidananda Ashram in Buckingham VA
Aug 21-23, 2020
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Yoga Nidra is “yogic sleep.” It’s a comprehensive practice for going far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing for the body, mind, and spirit. Progressive relaxation skills, specialized breathing techniques, guided imagery, and mindfulness are systematically used to easily create a deeply meditative state that reliably reveals and awakens an inner reservoir of intuitive understanding and unconditional joy. Unique skills are developed for handling stress and tension in the short term and for the long run. It’s delightful.
Join in and learn the essential principles and practices of yoga nidra and why it matters. Practice sensory withdrawal (pratyahara) to experience 6 amazing levels of relaxed being to replenish your energy and activate creativity and intuition. Reliable guidance is given for safely and effortlessly experiencing a series of brain wave states and uplifting levels of consciousness. Doing this makes it completely possible to clear out useless habits and bring about positive and permanent changes in your personality and life by using a sankalpa (special, self-selected resolve) during certain stages. Feeling these potent phases of awareness also explain why one hour of practice is equal to four hours of sleep. It’s gratifying and exhilarating. You will feel replenished and gain realistic strategies to bring all this home with you.
Attention ~ Get certified to teach Yoga Nidra ~ Extend your stay with these opportunities!
- Level 1 Yoga Nidra Training and Certification, Aug 21 – 26, 2020
- Level 2 Yoga Nidra Training and Certification, Aug 28 – Sept 2, 2020 (Prerequisite: Level I)
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- Approved by Yoga Alliance for CEU’s
- CEU contact hours are offered (varies per profession)
Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation & Stress Relief
by Julie Lusk. New Harbinger Publications, 2015.
- Additional training materials will be provided.
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the most wonderful weekend of downtime, stress relief, and improve my quality of life time! You have a way of bringing everyone together, making us feel not only welcome, but special. You have a most awesome positive energy and although you could have a big head with all your successes, you leave your ego at the door and show true concern toward everyone. – Kathleen
I’m grateful for the chance to step out and come here. This is the first time that I have been able to be still and quiet enough to really consider what the future could look like – an exciting prospect. – Sarah
I am grateful beyond words. This program will have a positive and lasting effect on my life! – Les
When I was able (and strong & brave & loving enough) to step away from my stormy life for this program, I noticed I still have so much love & calm & HOPE & strength. It was just smothered like a perfect, precious gem under a pile of dirty clothes. It was so hard to see it but it was and always will be there no matter what. Knowing the jewel is there, under the heap, is so exciting because that keeps the hop. – Anne
I broke through major barriers in this program. The people were inspirational. I gained a part of my broken soul. It’s OK not to be perfect. I am enough, just as I am. – Vickie
We listened to each other non-judgmentally. I felt I belonged and was enough, just as I am. – Robert
Julie provides a wonderful balance of group interaction, yoga, and meditation. Each was helpful to me and I will take this wonderful energy back into my daily life and will share it with others. – Laurel
Once I got there, I realized I needed this more than words can express. – Jim
What felt good here was to just be. I saw I don’t have to try so hard. I felt more relaxed with myself than in such a long time. Clearly, I needed this. – Susan
This was a lesson in mind-expansion – my own. I will always treasure this time. – Chris
Drawing from decades of experience as a skilled yoga teacher, Julie Lusk seamlessly integrates ancient Eastern traditions with Western scientific knowledge to provide a clear, practical, step-by-step guide anyone can use to feel less stressed and live a richer, more fulfilling life. She shares engaging, everyday illustrations and illuminates the teachings on yoga nidra and effectively shows how their principles and practices can help us all become healthier, more balanced, and better integrated. — Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, part-time professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and author of The Mindfulness Solution.
I’ve found Julie Lusk to be a fount of practical knowledge on yoga, meditation, and stress management since I first met her more than twenty years ago. Whether you are new to conscious relaxation or a long-term yoga practitioner, she offers a comprehensive, user-friendly and a stress-busting approach to yoga nidra. It is grounded in classical yoga, backed by contemporary science, and she offers easy-to-follow instructions you can start practicing right now to bring balance and turn on your healing faculties. – Danna Faulds, author of six books of poetry and the memoir Into the Heart of Yoga: One Women’s Journey.
Julie Lusk, MEd, E-RYT 500, focuses on opening, balancing, and strengthening the body-mind-spirit connection through yoga, meditation, transformative relaxation, and guided imagery based on more than 30 years of study and experience. She is an internationally published author and recording artist whose books include Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief, and Yoga Meditations: Timeless Mind-Body Practices for Awakening and 30 Scripts for Relaxation, Imagery & Inner Healing, Vols. 1 and Vol 2. Julie is president of Wholesome Resources. The retreats, trainings, and seminars she presents are relaxing, reflective and revitalizing. She is talented in bringing the best out in others through her depth of knowledge, natural lightheartedness, and caring nature. See more of Julie Lusk’s qualifications here.