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March 29 – 31, 2022

Yoga Nidra for Self-Healing

Marc Halpern and Andrea Deerheart

Offered as 3 evening satsangs and 2 live-online yoga nidra workshops 

Course Description:

In this program, you will be taught Yoga Nidra as a guided practice for deep relaxation by Dr. Marc Halpern, an expert in the field with more than 30 years of experience in both personal practice and teaching others, and Dr. Deerheart, who works to bring Yoga Nidra to the end-of-life community. You will be given the tools to unlock immense healing potential by naturally restoring the flow of prana (life energy) through your subtle body.

In the evening Satsang lectures, you will discover the history, philosophy, and science behind yoga Nidra. In the yoga Nidra workshops, you will be guided into a deeply relaxed state while remaining completely awake and aware. You will release the effects of past trauma and circumstances and open the door to a profound long-term self-healing journey. Best of all, you will leave the program equipped with the toolkit necessary to bring the benefits of a yoga Nidra practice home with you.

What you'll learn:

What is Yoga Nidra?

What are the Benefits of Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra works with the autonomic nervous system by calming the sympathetic nervous system and activating the parasympathetic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is responsible for automatic, typically unconscious processes such as our heartbeat, breathing, digestion, and blood flow.

Deep relaxation practices such as yoga Nidra show demonstrated effectiveness in managing anxiety and stress by lowering the fight or flight response, a main component of the sympathetic nervous system. Lowering the fight or flight response stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, a huge promoter of homeostasis in the body, or the maintenance of balance in digestion, immunity, and stress management. Yoga Nidra activates the pineal gland which in turn releases melatonin, a powerful antioxidant that regulates immune function, cortisol levels, blood pressure, and the quality of sleep.

Additional Information:

Offered as 3 evening satsangs that begin at 8pm on March 29, 30, and 31 and two afternoon experiential yoga nidra workshops from 12:00 – 1:30pm March 30 and 31.

All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.

For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content. You will have lifetime access to this content.

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Marc Halpern

Marc Halpern (Siva), AyD. DC, is an Ayurvedic Doctor, Chiropractor, and Sivananda Yoga teacher. Founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda, he is the author of the popular book Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda and the creator of the bestselling recording Yoga Nidra and Self-Healing. A leader in the field, Dr. Halpern is also co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and President of the National Council on Ayurvedic Education. He authored three textbooks and co-authored several published research papers, receiving numerous awards for his service in Ayurveda in both India and the United States.

Andrea Deerheart

Andrea Deerheart is a doctor of mythology with an emphasis in depth psychology. She is the founder and president of the HeartWay, a nonprofit dedicated to providing psychological, physical, and spiritual care to the dying. An experienced yoga practitioner and teacher of Yoga Nidra, Andrea is dedicated to providing integrative care and wisdom to help others embrace life and honor death. She is the author of Elli’s Ride: Death Beyond Imagination and Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions.

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