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Introduction to Yoga Nidra (iRest) Workshop

Sunday 16 February 3pm-5pm at Shanti Home, Brussels, in English


It’s the morning. You are waking up from a long and deep sleep. Last night you felt confused but now you know exactly what to do. You feel ready to face whatever your day brings. Yoga Nidra offers you this feeling, at any time of day.

Come and learn about the transformational practice of iRest (a form of Yoga Nidra) that combines traditional yogic practice with Western psychology and neuroscience. Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation or mindfulness, practiced lying down in a comfortable position. Yoga Nidra is unlike yoga with movement – there are no postures involved. In fact, there is nothing to do, but listen to the guidance and enjoy a moment of peace and deep relaxation.

During Yoga Nidra, your body enters a deeply relaxed, sleep-like state while your mind stays lightly alert as you are guided through a series of exercises. This combination of relaxation and light consciousness enables you to observe a sense of inner peace and calm that is always present. Read more about Yoga Nidra here. 

You will leave the workshop feeling relaxed and re-energised and with the tools and knowledge to practice at home, including a recording of the two Yoga Nidra sessions given during the workshop.

No previous experience is required, iRest Yoga Nidra is accessible to all and there is no way to do it wrong. It is a moment for you to let go and simply be.

Main benefits:

  • A moment of deep relaxation in a beautiful yoga studio
  • Learn a modern, scientifically-supported meditation practice
  • Learn about the practice of Yoga Nidra and how to practice at home
  • Feel more positive, balanced and energised in daily life
  • Recover from sleep deprivation

Yoga Nidra for Sleep

Nidra means “sleep” in Sanskrit and is often referred to as a sleep meditation. Yoga Nidra can help you sleep better at night and recover from sleep deprivation during the day. Using Yoga Nidra as an alternative to napping, can help new parents, frequent travellers or night-shift workers get the rest that they need. You can also practice Yoga Nidra to help you fall asleep more easily when going to bed or in the middle of the night.


Practical information

  • Sunday 16th February, 15h – 17h at Shanti Home, Brussels (see map below)
  • Price – including refreshments and two audios –  is €35
  • The workshop will be given in English
  • For more information contact Dot Zacharias: dot@sleepability.be or +32 493 995 003

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About the teacher

Dot discovered yoga in her early 20s while living in Moscow and developed a regular Ashtanga Yoga practice. After becoming a mother in 2014, Dot particularly cherished the restorative, balancing and re-energising practice of Yoga Nidra. She trained at Triyoga London with James Reeves to become a Yoga Nidra teacher with the iRest Institute.

Dot offers Yoga Nidra to groups and individuals as a form of deep relaxation, rest, recovery and self-enquiry. In an individual setting, Yoga Nidra is used as a therapeutic approach to overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and insomnia and to find more balance and energy in life.

Dot is also an Integrative Adult Sleep Coach and Co-Founder of Sleepability and combines coaching and Yoga Nidra to help people overcome chronic sleeping problems. 

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