Beloved and Forgiven

October 2022 Yoga Nidra Network Newsletter

A message from Uma about her upcoming book, Nidra Shakti, The Power of Rest.


Jai ma!
Welcome dear one to this space for us to share words of support as well as our latest news and events.

Contents of this Newsletter:

1. An excerpt of Uma’s latest poetry >>
2. A greeting from Uma >>
3. New events now open for booking >>
4. Self-led learning courses >>

In the service of Nidra Shakti and with great respect and love and warm wishes for your well being

जै मा
Jai Mā

1 Poem: Equinoctial Blessings


Beloved and Forgiven

Lay the whole of all you are upon the earth beneath your feet
And listen as she sings.
Her body has a voice to call your heart back to her now,
Beloved and forgiven… Be the blameless child who dreams,
Be the one who finally recalls the voice you had forgot,
The voice that used to whisper all the lullabies and songs
That soothed and healed your spirit and sung your soul back home.
Beloved and Forgiven.
Lay these bones upon Her now
And dream the Earth remembers you
As you remember her. . .

Fragment of a small song from Uma’s massive Poetry on Patreon Archive – available exclusively in the circles of belonging on Patreon, where you’ll be part of dreamtime good-night nidrās, seasonal community co-creative nidra gatherings, a circle nidra seers for daily nidra accountability (coming in December) and super tasty sneak previews.
Join Uma’s Patreon Circle here

2. Greeting from Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD co-founder of the Yoga Nidra Network

Jai Mā Nidrā Shakti!

Take heart dear souls! In the midst of crisis, chaos and confusion, when nobody has any idea what might happen next, we are all being asked to inhabit liminal space, paradoxical places wherein we can take refuge in states of rest at the thresholds of sleep. Our practices of yoga nidrā not only restore and nourish us, but it also trains us to become at ease in the familiar spaces of not-knowing, the liminal spaces. So, lovely ones, let each one of us continue to cultivate our familiarity with this precious space, because it is from within this space that solutions will arise – not from extreme fear and desperation in the rigidifying terror of doom and gloom, but in the dream space of possibility, where we can rest in sacred confusion and sense the arising of unimaginably beautiful futures. When we listen to the earth singing through our resting bones, then we can feel our rested selves are part of this dreaming of the future: co-creating together precious spaces of refuge, liberation, and renewal from the deep restfulness of yoga nidrā.

Every practice of yoga nidrā brings us closer together to co-creating well-rested future freedom and this month is the perfect moment to commit to this restful practice of liberation by joining Nirlipta in his weekly Dream, Sleep and Nidra Circles, and exploring the Five Dimensions of Decolonization with Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training tutor Yoli Maya Yeh. It’s also a great time to sign up for our Total Yoga Nidrā Teacher trainings which begins online in January, and IN PERSON (yes – an IN PERSON TRAINING!) in Spain with a fabulous bi-lingual, ten-day deep retreat for training in Total Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Marta Carrascal. This is the one you have been waiting for. . . it’s in the gorgeous Amara Valley Retreat Centre and features ten days of deep dive into the art and science of sharing yoga nidrā, including a newly updated detailed history of yoga nidrā as medicine and the elegant simple practice structure of our new book Yoga Nidra Made Easy. The pre-requisite for the teacher training is the Total Yoga Nidrā Immersion, which is now available En Español, both ONLINE and Live in Barcelona with Marta Carrascal. Maravillosa! Las puertas están abiertas para reservar hoy.

Yes, it’s nearly time to celebrate the marvellous, massive 768 page illustrated Encyclopaedia of Yoga Nidra, entitled Nidra Shakti, the Power of Rest, and you can pre-order your copy here and now!
The project has taken over seven years to complete, draws on 25 years of experience, hundreds of research papers, oodles of original historical analysis, and profiles and testimonies from scores of nidra teachers and practitioners. It is a true treasure, a labour of love, and the last-minute hitches around paper shortages, additional illustrations and revisions (SEE VIDEO ABOVE) are all making this WELL WORTH THE WAIT – if you have pre-ordered your copy already Thank You For Your Patience – it should be with us by the start of December – and if you haven’t ordered your copy – please order your copy TODAY. If you’d like a signed copy, please note that only subscribers to Uma’s sneak preview circle in Patreon will be receiving a signed copy in the post. . . so join today, get sneak previews of this great mother-work. . . and liberate your mind from the constraints of previous versions of yoga nidrā histories – this is the whole story. . . with lots of pictures. . . and transcripts of practices.

And for a truly restful Festive Refuge from all the commercial Christmas nonsense, the best place to be is on the ONLINE MENOPAUSE RETREAT with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Virginia Compton, celebrating the power of menopause through yoga nidra and ayurveda – a marriage made in heaven, All menopausal beings and perimenopausal beings are welcome – including those who would just like to learn more about this powerful time of life through restful practices and deep nourishment, ayurvedic recipes, self-nurture and community rest!

In the service of Nidra Shakti
and with great respect and love and warm wishes for your well being

जै मा
Jai Mā

3. New Offerings & Events

For a complete list of ALL of our online and live events currently open for booking, please head over to our events page

BRAND NEW EVENTS, now open for booking:

Weekly drop in Sleep and Dream Circles | LIVE ONLINE
Tuesdays 8-9pm
Book now for Tuesday 01 November
with Nirlipta Tuli
Live on Zoom

Total Yoga Nidra Teacher & Facilitator Training | IN PERSON SPAIN
20 – 30 March 2023
Bi-lingual Training Spanish / English
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Marta Carrascal
Amara Valley Retreat, Girona, Spain

4. Self-Led Online Learning

Total Yoga Nidra Online Immersion Experience
This course covers a combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works. To get a feel for the course, how about trying a one-hour taster session?

Yoga Nidra for Insomnia (formerly Sleep Well with Yoga Nidra)
This course provides those suffering from insomnia with an understanding of how sleep works and of how to sleep well, as well as the basics they need to apply the practice of yoga nidra therapeutically to their condition. To get a feel for the course, you can try a one-hour taster session.

Yoga Nidra Support for Covid Recovery
A self-led healing program for recovery from Covid-19 and other chronic illnesses. Using the power of Total Yoga Nidra and hypnosis, this program offers an effortless route towards wellness through meditative practices.

Total Yoga Nidra for the Peoples
An integrated online course to help you get the benefit of yoga nidrā in your life. Comprising a self-help selection of audio tracks and video chats. Thirteen audio tracks for every occasion, and seven short video chats to guide and support your practice of yoga nidrā. These audio tracks and the accompanying short video chats help you to make everyday use of simple yoga nidrā to improve sleep, support healthy digestion, and relieve stress. This course resources you to restore your rhythmic cycles of health and well-being.

Free Total Yoga Nidra Downloads

Did you know that you can download a wealth of Total Yoga Nidras by Uma, Nirlipta and a host of others trained in Total Yoga Nidra for free from here.

And if you’d like some specifically for women then there are some from Uma’s book Yoni Shakti here.

Yes they really are free, but if you are able to make a donation that would be gratefully received as it helps us cover the costs of producing the recordings and making them available to you.

October 2022 Yoga Nidra Newsletter

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