Workshops :: Yoga Nidra


with Rio

Yoga Nidra - Saturday 9AM Sanctuary

Yoga Nidra, or 'yogic sleep', is a guided, targeted meditation practice where one experiences lucid state of consciousness within a deeply relaxed physical body. Tension melts, the mind recharges, the body refreshes, the perfect reset button for an up-all-night-burn. Research has show that practicing one hour of yoga nidra is equivalent to four hours of deep sleep, your mental health is key to your physical health. Take your meditation practice to a new level, and bring enough comfortable savasanatastic nesting paraphernalia for this eyes-closed mind-opening experience.



Rio, an international modern bellydance artist, is a certified yoga and meditation instructor through YogaWorks (LA) and specializes in working with clients challenged by mobility limitations, rehab for injury and chronic illnesses, and dance therapy. As YogaWorks alumni, she has studied and practiced with Anne VanValkenburg, Eddie Modestinni, Nicki Doane, Elise Miller, Roger Cole, Natasha Rizopoulos, and Leslie Kaminoff, with continuing education around the US and Canada. Her unique style of practice is driven by a detailed anatomical approach to individual alignment in motion and creating a personal experience of mental connection and body awareness for students, no matter what background or experience. Her experience focuses on degenerative joint and tissue disorders, rehabilitation for injury and chronic illness, mobility limitations of EDS, fibromyalgia, MS, and Meniere’s, with restorative yoga and dance for anxiety and depression, prenatal and early childhood bonding, and empowerment through women’s outreach.