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Natural Awakenings New York City

The Art of Sleeping Meditation

Join Kamini Desai, a leading authority in the field of Yoga Nidra, for a four weekend Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training designed for therapists, healthcare professionals, yoga teachers, and anyone who would like to develop their personal potential and receive the tools to help those who might not participate in traditional yoga but can benefit from its healing effects.

Yoga Nidra is a highly powerful ancient sleep-based meditation technique where the body, mind and intellect are completely relaxed while one appears to be sleeping. “Every night when we go to sleep, we transition from waking to dreaming to deep sleep where we naturally disengage from our thoughts. In deep dreamless sleep, all our problems disappear,” says Betsy Ceva, co-director of Birchwood Center in Nyack, NY.

Yoga Nidra uses a series of body, breath and awareness techniques to achieve a profound level of stillness and allows us to manage life with clarity and serenity. A single hour of Yoga Nidra is as restful and effective as four hours of conventional sleep. This powerful technique doesn’t require great skill or physical capability and can be used by anyone to optimize mental and physical health.

Weekend one is being held September 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. each day. Participants can choose the four weekend program or one or two weekends. Learn the art of sleeping meditation and change your life forever.


Location: Birchwood Center, 85 S. Broadway, Nyack, NY.  For more information, contact 358-6409 or visit