Yoga Nidra Lab

Monday ~ 11:00 - 12:00 PM

$10-$20 sliding scale

Om Shala Yoga

858 10th St Arcata, California


This 1 hr class is centered around a 30 minute resting meditation. The Yoga Nidra practice is framed with relevant teachings, info, and awareness cultivation exercises.

This is the Monday morning nap you always wanted. Yoga Nidra is an extremely easeful and effective yogic practice for facilitating nourishing rest and rejuvenation. The practice of Nidra tends to bring about a deeply beneficial neurological and energetic reset along with an obvious shift in the quality of your moment to moment being.

The intention of this “Lab” space is to explore the many styles and applications of Nidra while creating a unique practice appropriate and custom designed for those in attendance.

In a world dominated by corporate patriarchy to rest is a revolutionary act.

Archive Nidra Recordings

Name Datetime Teacher Length
  • Settled and Centered
    11/07/19 05:30 PM
    Yogi Jeffrey Balinsky
    26 minutes

    This live recording was captured the week following the autumnal time change. Thus it was the first class of the year where we began when it was dark outside, giving the practice a unique quality. This Nidra was designed to be accessible to those in the class who arrived rather preoccupied and thus is also a great choice for beginners.

    Settling > Rotation (Right, Left, Back, Shoelace to Heart) > Heart Breathing > Archetypal Natural Evocations > Feeling State Explorations > Externalization

  • Welcoming Feeling Wondering
    12/02/19 11:00 AM
    Yogi Jeffrey Balinsky
    30 minutes

    This is a standout Nidra recording for several reasons. I chose to highlight 3 major tools of Nidra making it very accessible while also asking the deeper questions Nidra can illuminate. It very much shows synthesis and development in my presentation of the Nidra practice. This is Total Yoga Nidra to the core and draws from all of my usual inspirations: Neuro Linguistic Programming, Non-dual Shiva Tantra, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Richard Miller, Contact Improvisation, and Mother Earth Herself.

    This is the first archived recording from the Yoga Nidra Lab - a Monday 11 a.m. weekly class that I began September 2019. I was not able to get a clean recordings in the space using my portable recorder so I bought a lapel microphone and this was its first ever field test. As a result this recording has improved audio quality and represents a new era in my quest to share the Nidra practice. In the Nidra Lab I have began a deeper utilization of sound and this recording features some use of singing bowls.

    Settling (Unique Sankalpa) > Rotation (Modified Himalayan) > Heart Breath > Archetypal Spot Evocations (Unique - Early Winter, Powerful) > Essential Qualities of Being(With NLP future pacing) > Simply Being > Externalization.


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