“One of the great appeals yoga nidra has for me is the way it challenges you to be still. We're so often pushed to constantly DO something that a reminder of the importance of stillness and peace is hard to come by.” - Carrie O’Dell
I love Yoga Nidra. I can say that with certainty. I love experiencing it as a student and I love teaching it. My favorite part of class is at the end, watching everyone emerge from the depths of themselves, learning to re-orient. I found Yoga Nidra because I needed a place to find comfort in this urban lifestyle. I was stressed and so detached from myself that I couldn't seem to plant my feet on the ground. Within that I happened upon a Yoga Nidra class and soon I found myself happily going to Yoga Nidra classes each week at my local studio in Washington, D.C. It gave me a chance to turn off my brain from worries and responsibilities and come back with renewed clarity. After leaving D.C. in 2004, I found myself going home and listening to the Yoga Nidra CD that my teacher had recorded over the next few years. I kept using it as a tool to tune into myself. In 2007 I ordered the Yoga Nidra book by Swami Satayananda Saraswati and became inspired to offer what I was experiencing for others. I started offering Yoga Nidra in my community workshop "Yoga Circle" in San Francisco in 2007. My students were giving me such positive feedback about it that I decided to start LA Nidra this year for a place to let people come land to find some peace in this stress inducing environment. My intention is to offer you a space to transform your life through the Audio/ Video recordings.