YOGA NIDRA COURSE (RETREAT) IN RISHIKESH INDIA
08 Days Yoga Nidra, Meditation & Yoga Retreat
A Journey of Deep Relaxation, Healing, Transformation,
Awakening and Exploration of Subtle Bodies through Yoga Nidra Course
The aim of yoga nidra retreat is to reduce Tensions, Stress & Anxiety from body, mind and calming down emotions, to experience deep rest, relaxation and rejuvenation and to bring joy into our life through Yoga Nidra, Asana & Pranayama and many powerful Mediation Practices for a meaningful living. This retreat will open yourself to the source of well-being, happiness, harmony and purpose in every dimension of life.
The retreat covers Yoga Nidra (both theory and practical) Contemporary and Active Meditation Techniques, Asana, Pranayama, Mantra Chanting, Kirtan, Audio-Visual insights of Yogis with modern scientific outlook. In this retreat, you will learn and experience in many different yogic practices and exercises that have been developed or recommended by Patanjali, Shiva, ancient Yogis and Contemporary masters like Osho and Sufi Mystics.
Some of the yogic practices and exercises are more active, others more passive; some are done as a group, some are done with a partner, some alone. Some of the techniques and exercises give more importance to release stress, strain and to purify and activate Body, Mind and Emotion. Some of the techniques give importance to bring greater peace and harmony between Body-Mind-Emotion. All these methods are done in a light and joyful way with so that you may dance and celebrate the learning process. During the retreat will be equipped with many yogic practices (both big and small) and get many insights how to apply them in your everyday life to reduce stress and strain for living a happy peaceful and harmonious life.
Our Yoga School is recognized by Yoga Alliance and follows the basic principles and ethics of teaching standard of Yoga Alliance to make the courses more professional and experiential.
v Increase the relaxation, rejuvenation and healing power of body-mind
v Enhance self-acceptance and self-esteem
v Transform negative emotions into more creative and nourishing energies
v Better cognitive skill and creative power
v Learn and practice Yoga Nidra, many meditation techniques and yoga
v Ability to deepen Self-awareness and strengthen intuitive power
v Connecting with the inner wisdom and life purpose
v Meditative excursion in nature and sacred places
COURSE DATES OF YOGA NIDRA RETREAT RISHIKESH INDIA
|21st Jan – 28th Jan 2018||Open|
|18th Feb – 25th Feb 2018||Open|
|18th Mar – 25th Mar 2018||Open|
|16th Apr – 23rd Apr 2018||Open|
|16th May – 23rd May 2018||Open|
|17th Jun – 24th Jun 2018||Open|
|16th Jul – 23rd Jul 2018||Open|
|16th Sep – 23rd Sep 2018||Open|
|16th Oct – 23rd Oct 2018||Open|
|18th Nov – 25th Nov 2018||Open|
|16th Dec – 23rd Dec 2018||Open|
v Active Meditation
COURSE FEE OF YOGA NIDRA RETREAT
IN RISHIKESH INDIA
- Course Fee for 8 days Yoga Nidra Retreat
v USD 399 (Double Sharing Room), USD 469 (Private Single Room) per person.
Note: – If you are opting AC accommodation, the additional fee is 60 USD per room for 08 days.
v Course fee (without Accommodation and Food) – 220 USD.
- The Above Tuition fee for Yoga Nidra Retreat includes.
v Accommodation with attached bathroom, with hot and cold shower.
v Three daily Indian vegetarian meals throughout your entire stay.
v Yoga Nidra Book, Meditation Handbook, Music for Meditation and other useful materials for the course.
v Wi-Fi Internet
YOGA NIDRA RETREAT IN RISHIKESH –
DAILY SCHEDULE (08 Days)
|06:30 – 08:00 AM||Asana & Pranayama Practice|
|09:30 – 11:30 AM||Yoga Nidra Session (Theory & Practical)|
|11:40 – 01:00 PM||Meditation Session-1 (Contemporary/Active Techniques)|
|05:00 – 06:15 PM||Meditation Session-2|
|06:15 – 07:00 PM||Insights of Yogis (Audio/Video/Lectures)|
|08:00 – 9:00 PM||Mantra Chanting/Kirtan/Meditation Session-3|
(P.S. – The above daily course schedule may change as per need)
1. In case, you are alone and opting for double sharing accommodation, if we don’t find any participant who wants take sharing accommodation with you, then your double sharing course fee will turn to Single private room course fee and you will get single private room instead of double sharing room. In this type of special case we will inform you 5-7 days before starting of the course.
2. If you want to keep the same price option of double sharing room, then you can have Single Occupancy Room in an Ashram 50 meters away from our school campus.
WHY YOGA NIDRA?
Yoga Nidra is one of the powerful tools in the field of Yoga and very useful practice in our daily life. It brings an incredible Relaxation, Calmness, Quietness and Clarity to our life. It is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Yoga nidra is one of the practices of pratyahara where the awareness is internalized and has its origin in the ancient tantric practice called Nyasa.
Literally, Yoga Nidra means “Psychic Sleep” i.e. sleep with a trace Awareness. In the practice of yoga nidra, the body fall asleep, the subconscious and unconscious mind remain open and awake to listen the instructions. In psychology, the state achieved in yoga nidra is termed the “Hypnogogic State”, a state between sleep and wakefulness. In this threshold state between sleep and wakefulness, contact with subconscious and unconscious dimensions occur easily and spontaneously.
Yoga Nidra is a state of conscious deep sleep that gives deep rest and relaxation to both body-mind. The state of yoga nidra removes fatigue and tensions, brings a sense of deep rejuvenation and restores elasticity of body-mind. It is also used by yogis to purify the Samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind our habitual pattern of living.
However in Meditation, we remain in the waking state of consciousness, able to aware and watch our thought processes, emotions, body sensations in an equanimous attitude. Meditation helps to expand our awareness to unconscious and sub-conscious state. Yoga Nidra is a systematic method in developing inner awareness. Thus, it is a doorway to the meditative state.
IMPORTANCE AND APPLICATION OF YOGA NIDRA
The brain is the linking mediator between the mind, body and emotions. In yoga nidra intensifying the awareness of the body stimulates the brain. The systematic rotation of Attention and Awareness on each and every body parts through the instructions calm down the whole nervous system, mind and enhance Pranic flow throughout the body. This Pranic flow and calming down effect on body-mind brings in a deep experience of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation to body, mind and emotion.
During stress the sympathetic nervous system becomes activated due to which the organism adopts the ‘fight or flight’ mechanism. In normal circumstances, the parasympathetic system takes over after the emergency goes. But mostly it has been seen that the sympathetic system remains active most of the time resulting in the experience of distress. Practice of yoga nidra calm down the sympathetic nervous system and active the parasympathetic nervous system which brings harmony within. This harmonious state of body-mind able to withstand easily the stressful situations without losing balance and prevents the development of stress-related diseases.
The main causes of psychosomatic diseases are tensions, conflicts, depressions and frustrations of the mind manifest in the form of physical symptoms and diseases. Yoga nidra aims at releasing those suppressed and repressed tensions, conflicts from the subconscious and unconscious, unburdening both body-mind for quick recovery.
Due to fast, hectic and demanding lifestyle, most of us live in continuous high level of stress, anxiety and tensions which makes us prone to psychological and psychosomatic disorders. Modern psychology as well as yogic philosophy believes in three kinds of tension – muscular tensions, emotional tensions and mental tensions – which can be progressively released through the systematic and regular practice of yoga nidra and meditation. Muscular tension results from nervous and endocrinal imbalances. It manifests in the form of stiffness and rigidity in the physical body. In the practice of yoga nidra the body is progressively relaxed, which in turn releases the accumulated muscular tensions.
In day to day life individuals fail to express their emotions freely and openly. As a result, the emotions are repressed and manifest in the form of emotional tension. In the practice of yoga nidra, the practitioner slowly moves towards the deeper realms of the mind where he or she confronts the deep-rooted emotional tensions. When the practitioner recognizes these emotional tensions with full awareness and a witnessing attitude, then repressed emotions are released and the practitioner becomes calm and tranquil.
Due to excessive activity on the mental plane, the mind always remains in a state of arousal and active which results in mental tension. Even during sleep mind goes on functioning by way of dreams and nightmares. In the practice of yoga nidra, especially in rotation of consciousness and breath awareness, the mind slowly calm down and relaxed, thereby releasing the mental tensions. Hence, through the regular and sincere practice of yoga nidra, tensions, stress and conflicts at the physical, emotional and mental level can be minimized.
The practice of yoga nidra enables ones to receive intuitions from the unconscious and subconscious mind. This intuitions received in yoga nidra enable oneself to find the solution to various problems of life easily.
The brain is the linking mediator between the mind, body and emotions. In yoga nidra intensifying the awareness of the body stimulates the brain. The systematic rotation of Attention and Awareness on each and every body parts through the instructions calm down the whole nervous system, mind and enhance Pranic flow throughout the body. This Pranic flow and calming down effect on body-mind brings in a deep experience of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation to body, mind and emotion
Creativity is a characteristic of a relaxed, calm and quite mind. When the mind is totally relaxed, the awareness slowly enters the deeper realms (subconscious and unconscious) of the mind and the person becomes aware of the creative and intuitive faculties. Regular practice of yoga nidra helps in making a bridge between the conscious and unconscious mind. Slowly one becomes tuned with the unconscious workings and then the power of creativity automatically awakens.
Practice of yoga nidra brings a profound sense of joy and well-being to the practitioner. Yoga nidra is also a way to connect with deeper, spiritual self. It restores the body, senses, and mind to their natural function that allows to feel Oneness, wholeness, tranquility, and well-being.
As Practice of Yoga Nidra based on internal rotation of awareness and good access to subconscious and unconscious mind through outside instructions, hence it becomes a good preparatory practice for the meditation.