Yoga Nidra: The Power of Rest in A Pandemic World

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Break the cycle of tension and fatigue, regain health and vitality, and reconnect to your soul’s true calling.

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Yoga Nidra is a conscious relaxation and meditation practice done in a lying down position, where you are guided away from your busy outer life into your inner world and a relaxed, spacious state of mind.

In this monthly class session, you will learn how to create a new habit of taking time for the kind of deep rest that resets your nervous system by allowing your body to truly rest and repair itself. You will arise refreshed and in touch with your own inner wisdom for living a full life and expressing your unique gifts to the world.

To be comfortable lying on the floor, please have the following available:

• Yoga mat

• Blanket

• Pillows/cushions

If you are not comfortable lying on the floor, Yoga Nidra can also be practiced lying on your bed or a comfy reclining easy chair.

Thursday, May 13 - States of Deep Relaxation

Learn about the different states of relaxation and how yoga's "maya koshas" provide a kind of map to help us move beyond the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that keep us stuck in old patterns of behaviour. Experience the shimmering stillness of your True Self through the meditative practice of Yoga Nidra.

Thursday, June 17 - Healing Through the Chakras

Learn to tune into the wisdom of the chakras as subtle energy centers that provide a map to healing physical tension and pain, as well as anxiety and depression in our minds. Experience a yoga nidra practice to balance your chakras, soothe your nervous system, while creating new pathways to your true and eternal peaceful self.

Facilitated by Vickie MacArthur.

Listen to Vickie’s Yoga Nidra podcast here.


I’ve always been a spiritual seeker, longing for the peace and wholeness that I sensed was both within and around me and yet somehow seemed just beyond my grasp. In 1993, just after my first son Brendan was born, I was stretching at the end of an ordinary fitness class when I felt an indescribable sense of connectedness between my body, my mind and my breath. In the stillness of that moment, the word “yoga” was imprinted on my mind, and somehow felt in every cell of my body.

So began my journey with yoga, not just as a way to keep my body supple and healthy, but more as a spiritual practice that can awaken and transform us at the very core of our being. For over 25 years, this practice of yoga has seen me through the inevitable ups and downs of life: the hectic years of raising two busy boys from babes in arms to young adults, the hospitalization and healing of my youngest son Andrew, moves around the country, the inevitable aging and death of both my parents and my husbands parents, and all the small moments of both love and loss in between.

Presented by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online gathering for spiritual seekers to openly explore various spiritual topics, share knowledge, experience, understandings and even question in a safe, non-judgmental space. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking.

DATE/TIME: Thursdays, May 13 & June 17 @ 7 PM EDT (CAN/US)

ZOOM ONLINE: Attendees will receive a link to this session after selecting an RSVP ticket (as well as 48 hours prior, 2 hours prior, and 10 minutes before the event begins) for you to join the video conference on your phone, tablet, or PC from the comfort of your own space.

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here

DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number from your order notification email.

Phone: *1-647-558-0588 (Toronto and area)

*Long distance charges may apply

Outside Ontario:

Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

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