Yoga Nidra

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This class is held on alternate Sundays 19:30-20:30, £15 drop-in

2017/2018 second term:

  • January 28th
  • February 11th
  • March 11th and 25th

£15 drop in

Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice originating from the traditional tantric technique of nyasa and it roughly translates as yogic or sleepless sleep.

During regular sleep generally we do not unburden totally and often we carry our frustrations, conflicts, pain and turmoil with us in sleep, hence sleep never goes deep. This creates constant tension in body and mind.

Yoga Nidra reduces all kind of tension, healing nervous system and endocrine imbalance to bring us to full relaxation. Regular practice enables us to dive deep into the realm of subconscious and thereby release any negative pattern or habit that is no longer serving us. In fact, in Yoga Nidra one leaves the waking state of consciousness, goes beyond the dreaming state and into deep sleep state, yet remains fully awake and alert. In the deep sleep state the mind’s activity recedes back into the silent place from which the though patterns arose, where memories are stored. The ancient yogis used this state to examine their thought patterns in their latent, non active form. These formless forms, or deep habit patterns, are called “samskaras” and are the driving force of actions, or karma. Habitual negative actions, normally arising from these deep impressions, can thus be reduced and eliminated through a regular and committed practice.

The benefits of Yoga Nidra are immediate and can be noticed already after the first session. Proven to be one of the most effective forms of psychic and physiological rest, the practice helps to rejuvenate body and mind, as well as to restore a state of calm and peace, therefore it is particularly beneficial for people leading busy and stressful lives. Suitable for all and especially recommended to heal all types of mental and physical imbalance.

No experience needed, just the ability to lay down still for one hour.

Booking and Further Information

Drop in £15 per session subject to availability.

The use of mat is included but you can bring your own if you have one, a blanket to keep your body warm as you relax, a small pillow and a bottle of water.

We have availability for 13 participants only, please book to avoid disappointment.

For info about termly fee, advanced booking reduction and concessions please contact Shakti on 07943 931032 or email

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Class Teacher – Ma Shakti

Ma Shakti is an artist, lecturer and holistic therapist. She combines her academic background in art, philosophy and education with her training in yoga and energy healing to offer a creative and holistic therapeutic approach to well being. She embraced the path of Yoga in 2009 and practiced different styles such as Yogi Bahjan’s Kundalini Yoga, Satyananda, Sivananda, Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa. A few years later she traveled across the Indian subcontinent until she finally found her guru and settled in Rishikesh, Himalayas. There she trained in the oral Himalayan tradition under the expert guidance of Gangesha Chaitanya- direct disciple of Swami Veda Baharati, Swami Rama, S.N. Goenka. Her studies include Yoga Philosophy, Raj Yoga, Vipassana, traditional Kundalini Yoga, Tantra, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra and basics of Ayurveda. Private classes available on request.