Yoga Nidra Workshop


This class is taught by:

Ann Carroll

Ann Aikya Carroll worked as a Vice President in the banking industry for eighteen years until moving into a position as Director of Marketing and Business Development for an accounting firm. In early 2014 she gave up her corporate career to devote herself to an entrepreneurial spirit that allows her to work from home and devote more time to yoga and moms-to-be. Ann started practicing Integral Hatha Yoga® in the early 90’s as a way to combat stress in her job and personal life. After realizing the astounding benefits relating to stress and the workplace, she chose to attend a four week live-in teacher training at the Satchidanada Ashram near Buckingham Virginia in 2000. Once that program was completed, she began to teach classes in a variety of settings, with the goal of sharing the gift of yoga.

In 2001 she attended another two week teacher training at the same facility specifically addressing bringing yoga into an office or boardroom setting. Subsequent trainings at The Kripalu Institute in Massachusetts and the Ashville Yoga Center prepared her to teach Pregnancy Yoga. She is honored to teach that modality because of the incredible benefits her students have experienced before and after delivery.” She is a 500-Level Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, a member of the Integral Yoga® Teachers Association and founder and member of The Savannah Area Teachers of Yoga Association (SATYA). She organized Yoga Celebration Day in October, 2004 in Savannah Georgia and Yoga for Peace on September 6, 2006 and September 8, 2007 in Savannah Georgia. Ann has participated on the teaching staff of Savannah Yoga Center’s 200 hour teacher training since the program’s inception in 2007.

As an addition to her Pregnancy Yoga practice, Ann became certified as a childbirth educator in January 2007, a Labor Doula in December 2007 and a Hypnobirthing® Instructor in 2012. Since December 2006, she has been honored to attend and assist many couples as they have brought more that fifty babies into the world.

She teaches classes in group and private settings from the beaches of Tybee Island to Yoga Studios to boardrooms around Savannah.

 
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Yoga Nidra Yogic Sleep and Deep Relaxation
Saturday December 9
5:00pm- 6:00pm 
$19 in advanced/$25 day of
15% off for SYC monthly unlimited members

Our body and mind seek respite from the busyness of our everyday lives When we practice yoga nidra, we appear to be asleep, but our consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness as we remain alert while our normal waking consciousness dissolves into sleep. As the consciousness is separated from external awareness and from sleep, it becomes very powerful. Yoga nidra is a time when our bodies integrate daily events and facilitates our ability to heal and rejuvenate and we can directly experience true peace and relaxation.

Led by E-500 RYT Ann Carroll, the class will begin with very gentle hatha yoga to prepare the body for rest. She will then lead an extended guided relaxation and meditation, relaxing the body, breath and mind. As you move deeper into this state of relaxation, you detach from the senses, develop concentration and sink into a state of super-consciousness. Yoga nidra is one of the most transformative and adaptive of all the yoga teachings and with practice, you can bring this state of rejuvenation, concentration and healing into your every-day life. It has been used therapeutically for healing, to enhance productivity & creativity and to improve sleep and general health.

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