Yoga Nidra for Stress Relief

Do you suffer with Anxiety or any of the  Stress Disorders (PTSD) or you find it difficult to manage your emotions?

Have you experienced trauma in your life?


Often individuals that have experienced trauma can become “terrified of the sensations in their own bodies,” the left-over memories/emotions can get trapped in our bodies sensory and hormonal systems and needs to be slowly and safely released.

Because yoga works on your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being, it is shown to reduce physiological arousal in those suffering with severe anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) allowing you to safely build body awareness and emotional regulation.

The practice of staying in the moment can also counteract some of the dissociative effects of trauma.  Because yoga practice helps you calm your mind and regulate your physical responses by reducing stress chemicals in the body, you can learn to tolerate physical sensations, which in turn will help you feel safe in your own body.

Here in the Dublin School of Yoga we want to help you to reconnect with your body mind and spirit in a safe and healing way. Our classes are designed to encourage you to slowly build your practice in a safe space.

Being a survivor myself, I understand how difficult it can be to meditate or focus your attention inwards. It is the very reason I designed the course. The lasting damage that trauma inflicts on our minds and bodies can influence your ability to fully participate in your own life. We often fail to acknowledge just how debilitating the influence of our experiences can be if left unaddressed.

This course will allow you to take back ownership slowly, gently and safely of your mind and body. I hope you find it as empowering as I do. It has changed my life for the better and my intention is to help you do the same.


What you can Expect

This course was developed to be run as an online course so that participants will be more comfortable in the safety of their own homes.

If you are interested in this type of class please get in touch.

I will introduce the participants to ‘Yoga Nidra (read more) as I have found it a gently and relaxing way to introduce yoga to those new to yoga practice.

Apart from trauma ‘Yoga Nidra’ is amazing for sleep and for personal development or for a MEGA de-stress.

Yoga can be done anywhere, however, to ensure you get the most from the session I would encourage you to:

  • Find a private space where you will not be disturbed.
  • Have the room warm.
  • Close the curtains and turn on a lamp (soft lightening will help you relax)
  • Leave all mobile devices outside the room.
  • Wear loose clothing.
  • Don’t eat a full meal for at least one hour before the class.
  • Make sure your hydrated.
  • Place a rug or blanket on the floor with a small pillow for your head.

To book online or for course details… here


What if I’ve never done Yoga before?

This is a perfect practice for absolute beginners as it is easy and can be done by anyone regardless of fitness or age or state of health.

Do I need a lot of space to do yoga?

Not at all, as long as you can spread your arms out and turn around while standing in one spot you are fine.

 Do I need special clothing?

All you need to practice yoga is a loose top and comfortable bottoms (maybe a tracksuit or pj’s work fine.

Do I wear shoes?

No, yoga is normally practiced in bear feet, some wear socks if they have cold feet.

What if I can’t lie on the floor?

The practice can be done in a chair or in bed preferably on the floor with soft cushioning underneath and a warm blanket on top. Modifications can always be made to enable anyone to participate fully in the practice.

What if I fall asleep?

With this practice everybody gets what they need, it takes time and practice for some people to get able to stay awake for the entire practice.

What if I’ve never done meditation before?

‘Antar Mouna’ is a structured practice and gives us steps to developing a quieter mind. Nobody begins as an expert! We begin slowly building up our ability to practice.

What if I find it difficult to switch off?

Most people do, but a well-trained tutor will be able to guide you into a relaxed state and for those who find it tricky we encourage you to do your best.

What if my back is sore, and I find sitting difficult?

This practice is ideally done in a crossed legged (unsupported) but can also be done in a chair we also use supports in the beginning.

Can I do it on my phone?

Yes, most of my students stream it from their mobile device all you need is the log in details I will send you when you have booked the course.

Remember I am always here if you need advice or just want more information.