At our next Lower Hutt Support Group meeting, Birgitt Hoen will be taking a class in Yoga Nidra as part of our May International ME/CFS Awareness Week, 9-16 May.Birgitt is an experienced instructor and runs a weekly class for people with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. Some of our members attend these classes and find them helpful.
Yoga Nidra is a deep form of relaxation. The practitioner moves into a state between awake and sleeping (Alpha state) allowing the body to heal and regenerate. Yoga Nidra is usually practiced lying on the back, but if the position is not comfortable you can also sit on a chair. Birgitt will start the class with breath awareness, followed by gentle stretches and Yoga poses synchronized with the breath. Every movement will be modified to the comfort level of the practitioner. The postures prepare the body to stay comfortable during Yoga Nidra.
There will be 10-15 minutes, at the end of the session, for questions.
Tea/Coffee/Herbal teas and light gluten free refreshments will be available. A reminder that meetings are ‘fragrance free’ and that you may come and go according to your needs.
The venue is one block south of the Queensgate bus stop. Queensgate is the end of the line for The Flyer, the airport bus. Across the road are the Civic Gardens & the Hutt City Council buildings which are currently under demolition. On the opposite corner is a Rebel Sports & Briscoe’s store.
There is all day off-street parking to the left of council building, opposite the Dowse Museum. Cost is $1 per hour. Parking on the street is $1.50 – $2 per hour for a maximum of 2hours. There is also a car parking building on Queens Drive.
I hope you are well enough to come, it would be lovely to see more people attending.