Yoga Nidra

Date and Time:
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, 6 AM – 7 AM
Located at Camp:
Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves
Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves


Who needs sleep when there's yoga nidra? Refresh and reorient yourself to the possibilities of the playa.

Yoga nidra is a deep meditation practice that mimics the stages of actual sleep; it’s like sleep with a trace of deep awareness that opens portals to your unconscious mind. Swami Satyananda Saraswati is one of the first to have codified teachings from early Vedic literature into eight stages of practice. Christy Anandaconda will lead you through a nidra practice in Swami Satyananda’s framework that includes breath play and exploration, also drawing upon Donna Farhi’s inquiries into current breathing and Blandine Calais-Germain’s discussions on the anatomy of breathing. Bring or create an intention that you would like to work with, something you would like to manifest in your own life. In yoga nidra, this is called a sankalpa, and it focuses your mind at the beginning and end of the practice. Meditate with this sankalpa until the manifestation you desire occurs. Yoga nidra will help you absorb this resolve at the cellular level.