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Learn the art of yogic sleep in Avon Saturday

Shell Haley
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What: Yoga Nidra Workshop with Shell Haley.

Where: Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon.

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: Preregister for $20; $25 at the door.

More information: Email karene@vail.net to register. Yoga Nidra is a lucid sleep-like state which allows you to enter deep states of relaxation, allowing you to effortlessly hold your mind still. No experience is needed; anyone is welcome.

AVON — The ancient art of Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, has the power to accelerate physical and emotional healing, and anyone can do it. All you have to do is show up and focus on the verbal instructions. The effects can be profound, yet the technique is simple.

Shell Haley will bring her knowledge and devotion as an experienced teacher of Yoga Nidra to Synergy Center for Wellness on Saturday. Join Haley for two hours of yogic sleep from 4 to 6 p.m.

The art of yogic sleep allows you to hold your mind still through gentle guided relaxation. While remaining awake, you enter deep states of relaxation allowing your nervous and other systems of the body to come into a state of harmony and well-being. You will feel the benefits immediately.

Stress is more prevalent than cancer or heart disease; it has been known to suppress the immune system and it is the underlying root of anxiety, depression, insomnia and even attention deficit disorder. Yoga Nidra holds the master key to reversing this attack on your body, mind and spirit. By taking you to the deepest levels of relaxation, your whole body is permeated by peace of mind and profound stillness.

Yoga Nidra unlocks the integrative powers of your subconscious and is said to effortlessly erase your most tenacious, self-destructive habits and behavior patterns held unconsciously in your physical, mental, and emotional bodies.

“When we let go of the busy, thinking mind, and access deeper states of consciousness, well-being is accessible to all of us,” said Karen Anderson, yoga director at Synergy.

Haley has extensive experience teaching Yoga Nidra, stress reduction, hatha yoga and yoga for pregnancy around the country, in the lineage of Amrit Desai. She brings her wealth of knowledge, compassion, kindness, love and energy to everything she does.

To register, contact Anderson at karene@vail.net. Preregistration is $20; the cost at the door is $25. Synergy is located at the Sheraton in Avon, across from the Avon Post Office.

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