Yin & Yoga Nidra with Nicole McLaughlin-Lublin

Spend 40-45 minutes in the practice of Yin yoga, consisting of long-held (2-5 minutes), passive floor stretches with an emphasis on deep breathing. Yin targets the connective tissues — ligaments, joints, fascia — to allow for opening and improved energy flow. Class will conclude with a 15-20 minute Yoga Nidra practice (sometimes called yogic sleep), which involves total body relaxation paired with a deep meditative state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. Lying in Savasana (resting pose), the student simply follows the voice of the instructor, while meditation techniques such as intention setting, guided imagery, body scan, and counting breaths are used to move through this ancient practice. Yoga Nidra has been known to reduce stress, improve sleep, and leave the practitioner feeling restored and refreshed.