What you will learn
During this 4-day training, you will explore the connection between the different stages of consciousness and the relationship with the 5 senses. As we move between the several layers of the mind, we explore the characteristics of the 5 elements. As they relate directly with the 5 senses, you will understand both our happiness and suffering.
Moena will integrate the 5 elements into this Yoga Nidra immersion for a deep inner journey. During the practices and the theory we dive into the layers of the mind, where our awareness fluctuates from consciousness to subconsciousness, to deeper consciousness (the most subtle layer where our higher awareness can be revealed).
Every day of this journey, we will focus on a specific element. In our daily life we get an overload of information and incentives through our senses that cause us to feel tired, stressed, uninspired and even stagnated. Through understanding how Yoga Nidra restores our senses, the inner view gets more clear, we get to balance all the input that constantly comes in through the senses (smell, taste, sight, touch, hearing) which relate with the 5 elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether. These five elements are interdependent transformations of consciousness, matter, and energy. They occur in the outside world but also inside of us. Each perception or sensation we experience is made out of a pattern of these elements.
Bringing the outer and inner world together in balance, helps us to understand our desires, habits and aversions. It brings us in the present moment, which is the expression of living beyond suffering caused by a stored past or trauma.
The Nidra state of deep sleep where our senses, intellect, and mind relax, is where we become free from the concepts of time, space and reason. When this happens, brain activity reduces and the body goes into a healing state.
As the body enters this state of healing, we can purify toxins at a cellular level, refresh the mind and remove luggage from the subconscious.
This immersion will provide you with:
- Knowledge of the characteristics of the elements and how they control our behaviour and determine our spiritual development
- A profound insight into the relationship between the elements, the senses and the layers of the mind
- Science of the functioning of the brains
- Many relaxing yoga Nidra practices
- Breath techniques to clean the energy body and prepare for yoga Nidra
Participants will be trained in a step-by-step systematic and scientific procedure of the Yoga Nidra practice. Besides the yoga Nidra practice experiences, you will gain knowledge about sleep, dreams, and the controlling centres of the brain.
Teacher: Moena de Jong
Location: Amsterdam, Delight Yoga Weteringschans
Date: 13 - 16 July 2023
Time: 9.30 - 17.30
Please read carefully before signing up:
Please note that for multiple session workshops or trainings, there is a temporary new registration process in place. In our new system, participants interested in a multiple session workshop need to sign up for each session individually in order to take part in the full course. To make sure the process goes smoothly, we kindly ask you to sign up for the first session only and then send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm which workshop you wish to register for and which sessions you wish to take part in. We will then complete your enrollment for the full course.