Faith

You are Beautiful … But I Don’t Think You Believe Me

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Do you know how beautiful you are?

You are… So very beautiful.  So very cherished.  So very loved.

Amazingly Beautiful.

If you were the only soul on this planet, God would still be here with you and draw you to him.

He would have found a way to bring you near to him because he loves you so very much and knows how special and valuable you are.

How can you know this when society blasts over and over again that beauty is size 0 and young?  Ridiculousness.  You are true beauty. You. Not your physical appearance.  Not your mind.  Just you. The true you at the core of your being.  You are truly beautiful.

Beauty is life. Beauty is an attraction to something greater. You feel it.  You know it.

A deep knowing that we are more than what we perceive.  Listen with your soul, and you can hear it.  Sense your intuition, and you can feel it.  So do I.

Breathe.  And know it to be true.

Grace be with you.

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Announcements, yoga

May 2019 Schedule – Divinity Yoga

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I teach Thursdays (except May 9) for the month of May.

Hoping you will visit Divinity Yoga Studio.  Contact Jessica at:

T: 214-532-5205
E: jessicawinchester@att.net

Prices:

  • $45 unlimited monthly.  (Special Intro offer: New Students $35 unlimited monthly classes for May 2019.)
  • $10 drop in.
  • Private sessions are $45 for groups up to 4 people & $10 per each additional person.

Namaste

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Announcements, Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra for Deep Restful Sleep (with Delta Starfish Music), Now Available on Insight Timer

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Greetings!  I am very excited to announce my latest Yoga Nidra meditation is now available on Insight Timer.

This 33-minute Yoga Nidra practice is designed to help you fall asleep and rest deeply. This is a deeply calming track that contains gentle binaural delta waves with soft background music. This practice does not contain any type of wording or signals to bring you out of Yoga Nidra. It is based on the classic 8-stage technique.  Special recognition and thanks to Rebecca Reads for her gentle background music, Starfish Relaxation Delta Wave.

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The Yoga Nidra meditation can be found on Insight Timer at http://insig.ht/gm_50483.  Please let me know your feedback on this Yoga Nidra meditation.

Wishing you many blessings.

Namaste,

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Diana

Announcements

Yoga Classes at Divinity Yoga Studio

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I am super excited to announce that I will be teaching at Divinity Yoga in Forney, TX.  For April, I will be teaching a Thursday night Beginner asana, pranayama, & Yoga Nidra.

April 2019 Schedule

April 2019 Schedule

We are teaching different meditation techniques & Yoga Nidra guided meditations at end of asana practices.

*Please contact Diana and Jessica for private sessions. We are offering special pricing of $50 per session or $45 per session for 2 or more per month.

*Registration required for Aerial Yoga & Gentle asana sound meditation classes

New student special $35/ couples $65
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$45 unlimited monthly
couples $80 unlimited
Drop in $10
We accept cash, Venmo, CashApp
NO CHECKS

Namaste 🙏🏾

Yoga Nidra

Guiding Yoga Nidra: Where to Start

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I received an excellent question on where to begin on guiding Yoga Nidra.

I want to learn how to guide Yoga Nidra. Do you recommend a teacher?

To answer this question, Kamini Desai and Julie Lusk seem to be good teachers.  Their books include scripts.  Anyone can begin guiding Yoga Nidra as soon as they are ready:

I believe both Ms. Desai and Ms. Lusk offer Yoga Nidra Teacher Training; although, these trainings would not be required to begin guiding Yoga Nidra.

However, if you want to pay to attend trainings or yoga festivals, below are some good resources, but doing so is not required to begin guiding Yoga Nidra.

iRest Method

If you are looking to lead Yoga Nidra for individuals working through emotional trauma from PTSD, the iRest method by Richard Miller is wonderful.  I met Molly Birkholm in Sedona last year.  She is a sweet and wonderful person, and she has her own iRest training program.  According to her website, her next training is in Chicago, September 3-9, 2019.

I AM Method

Another great technique is the I AM method by Kamini Desai with the Amrit Institute in Florida.  This is a link to these upcoming trainings.   Ms. Desai has a really great book Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep.  It comes with a Yoga Nidra script.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training in Yogaville by Julie Lusk

I am currently reading a book by Julie Lusk called Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief.  So far it is WONDERFUL!  Ms. Lusk also includes a Yoga Nidra script and lots of great information.  Ms. Lusk offers Yoga Nidra trainings in Virginia.  This is the link to the details on her training: https://wholesomeresources.com/schedule-2/yoga-nidra-teacher-training/.

Sedona Yoga Festival

Finally, the Sedona Yoga Festival (SYF) is coming up in March.  If it is something that interests you, you could attend all Yoga Nidra workshops they offer; although, none of the workshops offer any type of certification (that I know of).  The festival could give you a really good taste of what is out there, and you might get to meet the leaders in their fields.  I attended the excellent PTSD training as well as the festival in 2018.  That is how I got to meet Ms. Desai and Ms. Birkholm.  I think the festival is every year around February or March.

My Journey

So far on my journey, I have learned that not all Yoga Nidra is the same.  There are different techniques.  All techniques are good and serve their purpose.  Personally, I learned about Yoga Nidra while going through yoga teacher training. The method I use is the 8-stage technique taught by Satyananda Saraswati, with the exception that I begin the rotation of consciousness on the right hand thumb instead of beginning at the third eye.  For some reason, this rotation method has been more effective for me, so that is why I use it when I guide Yoga Nidra.  His book is on Amazon at this link: Yoga Nidra.

My first Yoga Nidra experience was with this recording by Rod Stryker, who is with the Himalayan Institute.  It was great!  It was like time travel yoga!  The Himalayan Institute’s method is called Para Yoga.  I do not think the Himalayan Institute has Yoga Nidra trainings, but I could be wrong.  They might offer something once in a while.

I hope this information helps you.  If there is anything more I can do to help, please let me know.
Thank you for reading!
Namaste,
Diana

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Yoga Nidra

Excellent Yoga Nidra Meditation: “Yoga Nidra: The Art of Yogic Sleep” by George Stephen Renfrey

 

Whether you have been practicing Yoga Nidra for a while or if you are new to it, this is a wonderful guided meditation by GS Renfrey!

Yoga Nidra: The Art of Yogic Sleep

I have listened to GS Renfrey’s Yoga Nidra meditation many times, and I still have not heard all of it in the awakened beta-brainwave state.  However, what I have heard is so reassuring and calming and helps me get into the meditative state.  I highly recommend it for practitioners at any level.

If you have Insight Timer, you can find this meditation by searching for “George Stephen Renfrey.”

If you do not have Insight Timer, what are you waiting for?  It is the #1 Meditation App out there! It is free and an outstanding app for meditation!  If you have any questions about meditation or Insight Timer, I would be very honored to provide any information I know about it.  The following link is to their website, and they have the links to download it to your phone.

https://insighttimer.com/

Thank you for reading this blog, and I wish you many pleasant meditation experiences.

Namaste,

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Diana