Connection Cafe: Yoga Nidra

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Connection Cafe is a free bi-monthly gathering featuring teachers and facilitators offering work that builds resilience and connects us to ourselves and each other. We connect every 2nd and 4th monday from 4-5:30pm Pacific Time. Please join us in building a connective and caring community!

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Galen Meyers will guide us in a Yoga Nidra meditation. This is an excellent gathering for discovering, nurturing, and deepening your own meditation practice.

Yoga Nidra is a sleep based meditation that uses a series of breath, body, and awareness techniques to restore balance to the nervous system. It is most often a guided practice that can help provide all of the health and well-being benefits of a more established meditative practice, without requiring the same level of advanced training or experience. Yoga nidra is used all over the world, supported by scientific research, to enhance general well being and to help those suffering with PTSD, depression and anxiety, addiction, stress related illnesses, and much more. Yoga Nidra has the power to take you to the innermost, deepest levels of relaxation where your whole body and being is permeated by peace of mind and profound stillness. It unlocks the mystical, integrative powers of the subconscious, as well as your higher centers of consciousness, to effortlessly erase your most tenacious, self-destructive habits and behavior patterns. It is said by yogis that 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is as restorative as three hours of sleep. We will briefly discuss the practice of Yoga Nidra and then we will have a full 40-45 minute session of guided meditation. Yoga Nidra is usually practiced lying down comfortably. Be prepared to lie down while being able to listen and follow the guidance.


  • Open heart & mind
  • Comfortable clothes
  • A safe, quiet space where you can lie down and listen, and will not be disturbed
  • Yoga mat (or 2, or 3), a soft floor, or a firm mattress
  • A light blanket, or sheet
  • Thin pillow
  • Eye mask or eye pillows are also recommended

Galen Meyers a yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance. He is certified to guide the Integrative Amrit Method (“I AM”) Yoga Nidra by the Amrit Yoga 
Institute. Galen is co-founder of and Common Ground Networks, serves on the Collaborative Design Council for Transition US, and is a member of the Inner Resilience Network.

Jul Bystrova

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