New Moon Yoga Nidra
March 10th, 2024 New Moon Yoga Nidra theme - A Yogi's Guide to Restorative Sleep
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.
Workshop occurs on (or around) New Moon of each month, except the month with solar eclipse.
Next Workshop Date:
Mar 10th, 2024
2PM - 4PM
$45 +hst (member receive 10% off)
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If you have any questions regarding New Moon Yoga Nidra, please contact us by email
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After being touched by the death of a family member at a young age, Shanine questioned the meaning of life and death. This led her to study healing and spirituality with masterful teachers. Through her studies and life experiences, she intuitively guides her students to access an inner wisdom that propels them to live to their greatest potential.
Shanine was introduced to yoga while studying massage therapy in 1999 (in South Africa). It wasn't until she came to Canada in 2001 that she fell deeply in love with it. She completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2008. She then completed another 200-hour yoga training (with an alignment focus), a Meditation teacher training program, and her 300-hour yoga teacher training. She owned a yoga studio for 10 years and is grateful to continue to share yoga with so many students, especially at Inye Yoga.
Shanine is an E-RYT 500 teacher with Yoga Alliance. She also teaches Yoga Nidra and Meditation and is completing her trainings in Reiki and Folk Herbalism. Her yoga practices are heavily influenced by Tantra Yoga (from the Sri Vidya lineage). This includes intelligent sequencing of poses to feel more embodied, focusing on the breath and meditation to stabilize the mind and manage energy to realize the true Self.