Registered Yoga Therapist and Yoga Nidra Teacher from Inner Smile Yoga and Meditation
I have been practicing yoga since 2010 and teaching since 2015. For 10 years now, yoga has been my tool and medium for personal and spiritual growth, a constant source of wonder and self-discovery, as well as resilience and inner strength.
I practice hatha and vinyasa yoga to stay healthy and fit, yoga nidra and yin yoga to relax, and meditation to reach deeper into my true nature. The quality of awareness that grows from these practices makes for a richer, more conscious and more joyful experience of life. What I teach flows from what I practice, what has helped me become a happier, healthier person.
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing other people discover the practices for themselves and experience the inner strength, clarity, insight and joy they bring.
Learn more about Alina and her yoga background on her Yoga Australia page.
MOVEMENT THERAPY & YOGA NIDRA
Experience mindful intentional movement that will gently relax, stretch, and strengthen your body and prepare you for yoga nidra.
Through the practice of yoga nidra you will experience deep physical and mental relaxation and calm.
Yoga nidra, sometimes called yogic sleep is a deeply restorative practice that incorporates the practices of intention setting, body scans, and present moment awareness.
It is an extremely beneficial meditation technique that has been hailed as one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. Research has shown that yoga nidra can reduce stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms.
An individual usually practices lying down. This is a guided practice so you are supported throughout the session.
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