Sleep well. Sleep better. Wake feeling refreshed, feeling good, ready to face the new day with an open, glad heart. Perhaps you’d like to do that? For many of us, this is hard to do. Nirlipta, who for over three decades was an insomniac, and subsequently has been helping people to sleep better for over twenty years, has devised this course, with the purpose of making restful and healing sleep normal again for all.
This course consists of two main components: 4 live sessions and pre-recorded sessions. All parts focus on reducing anxiety and the feeling of overwhelmed by sleeplessness. All parts are very relaxing and all can be done in bed. There are no written exercises, tests, or need to struggle to get to sleep. In fact, all that is really needed is simply to listen to the sound of Nirlipta’s voice while resting. The teachings from this course on sleeping well can be done in two ways. The first is to simply listen passively to the practices and let them lull you into a sleepy place. The second is to pro-actively use some of the techniques learned, such as self-hypnosis, for example, to take yourself into sleep. This might be one of the most relaxing experiences you can give yourself. This course is certainly a wonderful way to travel to sleep.
The first part of the course is a series of four one-hour live online sessions with Nirlipta on 18, 22, 25, and 29 July at 20:30 - 22:00 hrs GMT+2. They consist mainly of a series of soothing practices to be done while resting, or lying in bed. Included are some for going to sleep, some for going into trance by oneself, some for profound rest even if sleep doesn’t come. There are some for using periods of being awake in the middle of the night as an opportunity resource, to problem solve, allow creative insights to develop, to rest, to heal deeply or have meditative experiences.
There is a small amount of explanation in these live sessions, but the emphasis is very firmly on the practical experience of increasing relaxation while reducing anxiety about going to sleep and, of course, drifting off to sleep quite gently. There is no need to even pay much attention. In fact, you might find that you don’t even make it through a whole session awake, as sleep comes to you.
How to practice Yoga Nidra
Please organise a place where you can lie down to practice Yoga Nidra comfortably and still be visible to Nirlipta! This means setting up your phone, tablet or computer in a way that you're still visible to the camera, even when you're lying down to practice Yoga Nidra. Please make sure that the camera is faced sidewards from you, meaning that Nirlipta will be able to see you from the head to the pelvis.
Saturday 18 July 20:30 - 22:00 GMT+2 (Amsterdam) | 19:30 - 21:00 BST Live Session 1
Wednesday 22 July 20:30 - 22:00 GMT+2 (Amsterdam) |19:30 - 21:00 BST Live Session 2
Saturday 25 July 20:30 - 22:00 GMT+2 (Amsterdam) | 19:30 - 21:00 BST Live Session 3
Wednesday 29 July 20:30 - 22:00 GMT+2 (Amsterdam)| 19:30 - 21:00 BST Live Session 4
A link to the live session will be made available on the day of the course.
All live sessions are recorded and will be made available in your account after the workshop, so feel free to register even if you can not attend live!