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Yoga Nidra


This class is taught by:

Megan Walters, RYT 200

I'm a 21 year old former gymnast/pole vaulter/acrobatics and tumbling athlete from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I hold a bachelor degree in Exercise Science Pre Health Profession. My yoga practice began in September of 2014 in a public park near the college I was attending. So many things have changed since then including what my practice looks like and my dedication

Joyce Salazar, RYT200

Hey! I’m Joyce Marie, I’ve lived a little over a quarter of a century and only about a year ago did I find myself on my mat and felt myself breathe for the first time. Since then I’ve done some soul searching to meet the person behind the mother and wife I’ve always labeled myself as and became an RYT200. I now hope to one day give the gift I’ve received from Yoga to others. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “...the best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others” May we meet at your mat.

Jayne Dixon, RYT 200

Hi, my name is Jayne. My yoga journey began about 2 ½ years ago. My doctor told me I needed to stretch to help manage pain after my second lower back surgery. A friend convinced me to give hot yoga a try. I have been doing yoga ever since. I was very excited when Radiant Yoga offered a teacher training. My daughter and I completed the training together which made it even more special. I am so excited to be a part of the Yoga Mat family.
 
In addition to being a yoga teacher, I am also a wife of 26 years, and a mother to a 22 year old daughter, an 18 year old son, and a 16 year old cat. I am also a school teacher, and currently teach middle school.
 
I look forward to seeing you on your mat!

Shirley Talbott, RYT 200

Shirley Talbott is a certified Yogafit instructor with additional certifications specializing in trauma. Mrs. Talbott has also worked in the mental health field with more than 15 years experience working to help heal mental health issues, such as grief, depression, anxiety as well as assisting victims of abuse/trauma, Shirley is a cancer survivor who started Yogafit as a way to heal both the body and the mind. Shirley believes that Yoga complements other types of therapy as it targets mind-body connections and her passion is using Yoga to target mind-body connections as a way of helping others heal. Shirley is also the wife of a wounded warrior and raised their children while her husband was on active duty.

Rose Avila, RYT 200

I’m Rose, a certified RYT200, I found Yoga after I was medically released from the military. I was looking for an alternative to the conventional medicine treatments I was receiving. I took a few Yoga classes and it was almost instantly that I began to feel relief. I feel my Yoga journey began when I came to Yoga Mat in November 2015. I was amazed at how many wonderful people took a class and felt so amazing. I went through the RYT 200 Training so that I could continue to learn to share my love and deep connection with Yoga. And by the way, I love that the journey will never end!!!
Learn how to calm your mind and cultivate greater enjoyment in more of your life. Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, offers deep relaxation in a shorter time period. It is said that 45 minutes is equivalent to three hours of sleep. Explore this guided meditation to a state of mind between wakefulness and sleep. Focus on personal goals and dreams, while letting go of stress, tension, and anxiety.
 
Practiced comfortably lying in a supported Savasana, in a lightly warmed room
 
Spend time exploring Yoga Nidra, the state of blissful rest where the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes are nurtured and balanced. No meditation experience necessary.
It is that state when you are totally relaxed yet conscious and aware, similar to when you are just about to fall asleep. Yoga Nidra practices were developed thousands years ago as a means to achieve the deepest states of inner peace and relaxation and positively impact, and recondition your mind's subconscious layers.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Megan Walters, RYT 200
  • Sun Nov 26 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Joyce Salazar, RYT200
  • Tue Nov 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Megan Walters, RYT 200
  • Sun Dec 03 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Tue Dec 05 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Joyce Salazar, RYT200
  • Sun Dec 10 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Tue Dec 12 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jayne Dixon, RYT 200
  • Sun Dec 17 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Joyce Salazar, RYT200
  • Tue Dec 19 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Shirley Talbott, RYT 200
  • Sun Dec 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Rose Avila, RYT 200
  • Tue Dec 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Sun Dec 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Tue Jan 02 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Sun Jan 07 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Tue Jan 09 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Sun Jan 14 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Tue Jan 16 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Sun Jan 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Tue Jan 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200
  • Sun Jan 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Linda Harrington, RYT 200