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Yoga Nidra for Deep Rest

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Thursday 10/13/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 10/20/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 10/27/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11/03/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11/10/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11/17/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$150.00 Standard Rate - Yoga Nidra - Fall 2022
$120.00 Reduced Rate - Yoga Nidra - Fall 2022
$180.00 Pay It Forward Rate - Yoga Nidra - Fall 2022
$30.00 Single Drop-in - Yoga Nidra - Fall 2022

In an effort to reduce financial barriers, we offer Sliding Scale Pricing on select Circle Yoga programs. The Reduced Rate is for those facing financial hardship, the Standard Rate is our usual fee that covers costs including teacher pay, and the Pay It Forward Rate helps cover fellow students who need to pay less. If you need to pay less than the Reduced Rate, partial scholarships are also available.

Yoga Nidra is a centuries-old meditation practice, often referred to as yogic sleep, though going to sleep is not the intent of the practice. Through the use of breath awareness, body scanning, and imagery, you will be invited to simply become aware of your experience and sensations without needing to change, fix, or resolve anything. This is a meditation where there is truly nothing for you to do but notice — supporting you in feeling empowered, awakened, and whole just as you are. Additionally, experiencing this practice can feel like two to three hours of deep rest to your body. Typically you will practice Yoga Nidra lying down, supported with bolsters or pillows, and covered with a blanket. The practice can also be experienced resting on your side or sitting up, if lying down is uncomfortable or feels too vulnerable.

No yoga or meditation experience is needed and all levels are welcome. No special apparel is needed or required, but we suggest wearing something comfortable.

This workshop will be taught in a hybrid format—students may choose to join in person at the studio or online. Each class will be recorded, and registered students will have access to all recordings for 30 days after the workshop ends.

Matthew Lyons

A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Matthew has lived in the Washington, DC area for nearly 30 years. He began practicing yoga consistently in 2014. After several years of practicing Bikram Yoga, Matthew sought to broaden his practice with Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Yin, and restorative. He became inspired to teach in 2016 and completed his RYT® 200 training in May 2017. Matthew also completed a 100-hour Yin yoga teaching training in June of the same year. Subsequently, Matthew has received comprehensive training for Yoga Nidra and restorative yoga. He is a committed student and practitioner of the many paths of yoga. Matthew brings a calm, mellow vibe into the studio, with the intent of making yoga accessible and fulfilling to each student's body and spirit.