Dr. Nerine Gregersen formerly practiced as a clinical geneticist, and she is a Yoga Nidra teacher at Aroha Love. The stress response is instinctive and automatic. However, the opposite, relaxation, has to be actively pursued. Yoga Nidra is a practice of guided relaxation. This ancient yogic practice therefore provides an effective tool for dealing with the stresses of modern-day living. It induces a state of deep relaxation and is regarded as ‘sleep with awareness’. In this deeply relaxed state the natural healing powers of body and mind are accessed, releasing physical, emotional and psychological tensions, while rejuvenating the whole system.
It is said that an hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep. Yoga Nidra is also used to bring about personal changes and manifest new directions in one’s life. This is achieved through reinforcing a personal resolve or intention (called a sankalpa): when in a deeply relaxed state, the subconscious mind is accessible and receptive to instruction. The practice has benefits even from the first session, but the effects are cumulative. Many people experience improved sleep, relief from stress and anxiety, and a general sense of well-being and vitality.
The process of Yoga Nidra requires that you lie completely still in a comfortable position while a facilitator verbally guides you through a series of mental steps. The result is progressively deeper and deeper relaxation.
Nerine has her own business practice and we highly recommend that you view her website https://www.gratefulliving.co.nz/
Class Schedule (2019) - Yoga Nidra with Nerine
|Where :||Aroha, 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn|
|Time :||7.15 - 8.15pm|
|Wear :||Casual, comfortable workout gear and barefeet.|
|Bring :||Yoga mat if you have one. We have yoga mats, bolsters, pillows and blankets. $15|
|Yoga Nidra with Nerine (Every Tuesday) - 1 hour :||$15|