I think the most important part of the course for me were the conversations about Acceptance. Related to this was the discussion as to whether affirmations are in fact another request to the Divine for ‘more please’. A word I have been trying to focus on for some time now, at the end of my morning stretches (which I try to take the pressure off myself by not calling ‘yoga’), is ‘Gratitude’. I do indeed have a lot to be grateful for and it is good for me to recall this regularly as I can get lost in the nitty gritty of daily tasks and whinges and pressures. But there seems to be a subtle difference between Acceptance and Gratitude, which I hadn’t thought about before your course. Acceptance includes what is not comfortable, or even what is painful and unsatisfactory. Gratitude seems to only want to focus on what is good and comfortable and happy.
I haven’t yet thought this through to completion – and in fact I think it is probably something to consider over many years. A WIP as you say! But in the peace of the Berry Pomeroy hall, and with your thoughtful, elegant, feminine, tough and kind self guiding us, I have at least started to think on this. This tallies with an excellent book I have just read by Will Storr called Selfie, which talks about the ‘growth movement’ and its historical origins in America and is quite critical of some of the implications of the endless quest for ‘self improvement’.
Thank you. Anna G x
A chance to experience different forms of YN and discus the differences with you and the other students. I did enjoy the weekend, thank you. Well – it was very, very good. Giles Cleghorn
I very much enjoyed the weekend. It was sooo good of Sarah to share her experience having recently completed the 6 months (what a gem!). I feel inwardly very peaceful …thank you everyone who shared the weekend! The practice & feeling safely held by Jane and the group. I feel the content was perfect for me. Not bombarded by info and diving into practice … Jane, your voice and presence is reassuring; delightful. Mandy Symons
Peaceful venue and totally conducive for this practice. No one talked over anyone else, people respected each other. Learning about YN, I had a feeling like I was on retreat for the whole weekend. The content was a good balance of theory but more so practice. I very much enjoyed the whole structure and content and the differing styles of YN.
Learning some stretches/yoga. Sharing food together. The wonderful experiential learning of Yoga Nidra practice, Jane shared with the group how this ancient practice has benefitted her from a significant and traumatic life event with the loss of her son. The feeling of being totally relaxed and balanced at the end. Simon Bowmer
It was an absolute pleasure participating in the workshop, I have come away with a deeper understanding of Yoga Nidra and have made new connections with lovely people. Jane teaches straight from the heart and is so real and down-to-earth. She is a true follower of Yoga Nidra (and Yoga Asana), which means discipline and hard work, this is very much shirked away from in this age of re-packaged, quick-fix, glammed-up yoga! Jane is a true yogini in my opinion.
Being able to meet Jane in person, connecting with others and clarify my understanding of Yoga Nidra. Although I have completed the online course, attending this workshop has really helped crystallize my understanding of YN and I now feel better prepared and more confident for running my own classes. Thank You Jane x Sarah Bradbury https://www.happytreeyoga-uk.com
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I absolutely loved it, I found it very valuable, insightful and rich in exploration of different elements and ways of viewing the different approaches and instructors. Hearing about the group’s experiences helped me understand considerations that are needed for running it as a class. The venue was perfect, really quiet and in such a beautiful, peaceful and idyllic setting. Jane’s style of teaching was very informative, inclusive, explorative and her warm caring ways made the experience feel so comfortable and safe. It is clear Jane is an expert in Yoga Nidra and I will look forward to continuing to study and professionally develop with Jane in the future. Melissa Makan https://www.theyoganidra.co.uk
Reintroduction to Richard Miller. The opportunity to ask questions – my question about the path to teaching was answered perfectly! Rob Rickey
“Sharing experience, and the different styles of delivery were the most valuable aspects for me.” Carmel Small
“Sharing and connections. Fastening some aspects of knowledge. Yes enjoyed the contact of like-minded souls and the connection was lovely.” Andrew Small
“It created a rich cauldron of all our experiences and input and I so welcome that. For me too many workshops are directive more than collective and I love how each person was able to be a valued part of the weekend with their input, feedback and insights.
Thank you so much Jane for your lovely presence, thought and care and for all the behind~the~scenes energy and Heart you put into ensuring we were informed, fed, comfortably held, connected and well educated this weekend!
Overall, I feel I understand the healing potential, depth and possibility that nidra has in my life and how underrated it is in its potential. I understand more now, that Yoga Nidra is a deeper dimensional pathway to drop into parts of myself and my consciousness that I know are part of me and our existence beyond the mundane aspects of daily life.
‘Dropping in deeply’…and ‘a powerful pathway to touch my original state’ are words that spring to mind after my YN weekend. Thank you so much Jane for a rich and wonderful weekend and all you put in to make it so lovely.” Katz Cowley www.katzcowley.com
“I felt fascinated and absorbed by the whole experience; we were all open and willing to share our own experience. The most valuable aspect for me was realizing that I could follow the Yoga Nidra for a whole hour. Not really knowing what to expect from this weekend workshop it ended with a wonderful experience to cherish.” Marie Sulsh
“Just to say a big thank you – the weekend was fabulous and just what I needed. You have great skill as a teacher, your kindness and love of yoga and your students shines through.” Linda Morley