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New Moon Yoga Nidra: A Yogi’s Guide to Restorative Sleep

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4

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Yoga Nidra means yogic sleep; however, Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness. Nidra is Sleep. In this workshop, we will talk about the difference, the importance of both and how they are different from Rest.

Insomnia, not being able to fall asleep within 20-30 minutes of going to bed, waking up in the middle of the night, not waking up refreshed, and brain fog during the day are some of the symptoms of nervous system dysregulation that affect our sleep. Sleep is so important for the proper functioning of our body, for mental ease and regulation, and for spiritual rest and growth. This workshop focuses on how to attain deep restorative sleep.

In this workshop, we:

  • Set a New Moon intention for healthy sleep
  • Explore a yogic perspective on the importance of sleep
  • Learn Ayurveda and Yogic techniques to regulate our nervous system for better sleep
  • Establish healthy sleep rituals
  • Enjoy a Yoga Nidra practice for sleep
  • Share tea to calm the nervous system (chamomile and passionflower)


About New Moon Yoga Nidra

Nighttime is a time to turn towards stillness. In this stillness, we are closest to our truest essence. Add to this the powerful New Moon, which is void of light in the night sky. Out of this void and emptiness, all is birthed into Life. This is a great time to plant seeds of intentions at the start of a new lunar cycle.

We begin the session with a ritual to cleanse our space and honour the directions and elements. This practice is seen in many spiritual traditions.

We then move into a space of meditative self-inquiry (related to the New Moon in Pisces and regarding Sleep), revealing our seeds of intentions for the month.

As we rest in a Restorative yoga pose, we are guided into Yoga Nidra. I share practices passed down through my teachers (from the Sri Vidya lineage – Himalayan Institute). We offer our intentions to the Goddess.

Yoga Nidra (commonly referred to as yogic sleep) is an ancient Tantric Yoga practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety, and insomnia. In ancient texts, Yoga Nidra is a Goddess.

In this session, I guide you to a place of relaxation where the thoughts begin to slow down. You’ll move into a deep state of stillness (moving through the koshas), where you are unconditionally supported and awaken a connection to the infinite or Source.





March 10
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4
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Shanine Dennill


Inye Yoga
300-2640 Bristol Cir
Oakville, ON L6H 6Z7 Canada
(905) 829-3443