Invite wellbeing through the art of deep and profound relaxation & nourishing rest.
What is Nourishing Rest?
Deep rest has become an absolute necessity in our lives.
Rest as the path to healing.
Nourishing Rest utilises a multi-disciplinary approach combining ancient healing
methods to rejuvenate and promote therapeutic rest and relaxation and supports recovery from chronic fatigue, illness, burn-out, overwhelm, stress and anxiety.
Learning to nourish & care for ourselves better.
At a very fundamental level Nourishing Rest provides a feeling of ease and tranquility. These are truly methods of powerful rest, effectively re-aligning body and mind with more inner harmony and inner calm.
With regular practice, these methods promote a sense of sustained immersive wellbeing and balance, cultivating more lucid clarity and inner harmony.
"The art of deep and profound relaxation & powerful rest."
The practice of Yoga Nidra, known as the 'sleep of the sages' forms the
core of the Nourishing Rest series of practices and can
provide a supportive path through the healing process
and is restorative on a profound level.
Each practice method can be practiced on its own yet in conjunction
they form a powerful synergy for wellness and holistic wellbeing.
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own wellbeing & healing path
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relax. restore. Rest.
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I have been practising yoga on and off for years, so I was familiar with the concepts and flow. But I had never experienced yoga nidra until I attended a (virtual) retreat with Leigh. Working through Zoom calls (which she initially had some hesitations about... but worked really well!), Leigh guided a group of women through yoga nidra sessions over a period of two months. I'll never forget that first session - wrapped in my cocoon of blankets, I felt that I had floated away! I slept very well that night. I later had the privilege to go on retreat with Leigh and her evening yoga nidra sessions were a peaceful delight.
Unfortunately I caught the coronavirus this spring and was in physical and emotional distress for many weeks. My symptoms rapidly progressed to moderate/severe and to ensure hospitals had capacity for the most vulnerable, clinicians encouraged me to stay at home as I'm young and otherwise fit. As my symptoms progressed, I coughed constantly, was breathless, wheezing, confused and often in a lot of distress. My coughing
fits could last up for 8 hours at a time. I couldn't speak a complete sentence for being so breathless. Sometimes tears would run down my cheeks for
hours (without having the sensation of crying) as I held so much pain and fear. One of the most comforting things was a yoga nidra recording Leigh sent me. One night, at the peak of my illness, my husband rang for help, but unfortunately the health systems were over capacity in our area. Listening to Leigh's yoga nidra recording - while on my hands and knees gasping for air, with my entire body shaking - was the only thing that helped my brain realise that I was OK as I tried to pay attention to my breath. When I later shared this experience with Leigh, her words will always stay with me: "we teach breathing into the body - you had the extra challenge of breathing into your breath!". I regularly used Leigh's recordings during my four week illness and my eight week recovery - and still do to this day.
I cannot recommend highly enough, for people - and especially women - to practice with Leigh, if they have the opportunity. Her grace, calm presence and generous compassion nourishes us on many levels. I cannot wait to see what she shares next with the world.
SAMANTHA MEIKLE - LONDON, 2020
ANNA ZAZIAS REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEUR
LONG TERM CROHNS DISEASE Patient
Since a child, I didn't really need much rest at all, so it is kind of ironic that my main focus these days for women's wellbeing is all about slowing down and
resting in a relaxed state!
The first time I experienced the practice of yoga nidra I was about 10 years old
in South Africa, where I was born. I remember the yoga teacher telling us to lie down after doing the stretches and close our eyes. Then she took us on soothing audio and mental visual journey and I remember feeling light as a feather and a sense of relief washing over me. Even at a tender age, it left a deep and lasting impression on my mind.
I first truly appreciated the profound beneficial effects of the practice of yoga nidra known as 'sacred sleep' or 'yogic sleep' when I became very ill and was diagnosed with a chronic immune illness in 2010. For years my energy had become quite depleted and it robbed me of a lot of my vital life force and my quality of life deteriorated.
I needed to spend the bulk of a year bedridden which often made me feel very powerless and I was getting frustrated with the continuous debilitating pain and exhaustion.
The regular practice of Yoga Nidra has helped me to calm the central nervous system, restore vital energy and also training my body to deeply relax on a cellular level, leaving every part of the body and mind in a more harmonious and lucid state.
I wish I had started this practice sooner!
I feel and believe that this soothing practice is very beneficial for people and especially for busy women who experience stress, anxiety, or feelings of overwhelm by all of life's demands, pressures, and time constraints. Most of us have many responsibilities and life, change and transition can be challenging for us all.
As a long-term meditator and student of Buddhist philosophy, I personally love that this practice has deep roots in the ancient yogic traditions from India.
Yet is timeless in the sense that it can be applied in the modern, fast-paced
world and still have the same profound benefits of powerful rest, deep
relaxation and clarifying awareness.
I'm looking forward to sharing this practice with you and going on a relaxing journey of loving awareness.