Our LAST Saturday PARK YOGA class is this Saturday(9:30), the day of the YOGA NIDRA overnight retreat. . For the Full Moon celebration (YOGA NIDRA), we have 13 participants who will enjoy the beautiful setting in Festus at the Hidden Hills Bed and Breakfast–and watch, hopefully, the rising of the waxing moon that will reach her full potential on the 9th. Though our accommodations in the house for rooms is full, tent campers and/or others who want to attend a practice or two can still be welcome. We have a set number of brunch attendees(13), so brunch for late comers is not an option–too bad, because our hostess, Karen Halbert is an AMAZING cook!! Swimming pool and hot tubbing will be enjoyable amenities this weekend.
Nidra is a peaceful, quieting practice that lends itself to meditation and introspection without much physical requirement–to the contrary, the goal is stillness and achievement of “awake sleep” state. Breathwork, guided imagery, and a beautiful natural setting will envelop those open to the peace.
As a teacher, I am excited and pleased to bring a comfortable and inspiring (I dearly hope) format into play for my students’ individual and group journey toward quiet and inner exploration of their own consciousness. Nidra is a treat-a plum for experienced and new yogis alike. I love to serve it with relish! It is the joy of restorative yoga with an extra helping of time and attention to the NOW–and, it doesn’t really get better than that!
Over this little retreat we will enjoy our yoga community of kindness–supplying plenty of laughter and playing along with our friends alongside and during our yoga practices. Saturday’s quieting Nidra and Sunday morning’s energizing practice will balance us.
It has been an energetically rugged and potentially draining period of our history in St. Louis over this summer. Hopefully, the lightening of the load will help us all to move forward toward change in more comfortable and meaningful fashion. Ending the summer in contented way will be the perfect ticket, I hope, for the attendees.