Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a powerful and unique state of awareness in which the body profoundly relaxes, the thinking-mind fades away, emotions seem to evaporate, alertness magnifies and awareness becomes crisp and clear.

It begins with a very deep state of relaxation occurring physically, energetically, mentally and emotionally. It serves as a natural prelude to meditation. As this happens, we experience a level of consciousnes that precedes all awareness. Notably is it stress-free, it is extremely healing, restorative and powerful. 

What is experienced is awareness without words, thoughts, images, feelings and other sensations. This awareness connects us with where our innate wisdom, intelligence and intuition naturally exist. Pure bliss. Yoga Nidra is a delightful route to the heart and soul of Yoga, and to yourself.

Yoga Nidra is done laying down (Savasana) and powerfully combines breathing, sensory training and control, and meditation. This progression naturally leads is into conscious deep relaxation, the experience of meditative awareness and experiencing our true self.

This class includes 15 minutes of Restorative yoga and 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra.

With a passion for wholistic health and a desire to help people reach their wellness potential, Beverly began her career path with the study of Massage Therapy. She trained at Body Therapy Center in Palo Alto California, graduating in 2001. Her journey continued with the completion of an Aromatherapy program in Victoria BC, in 2003. Alongside her thriving Aromatherapy Massage business, Beverly began studying the formal disciplines of Yoga with Kavita Maharaj in 2002. Her 350 hour Yoga Teacher Training with East to West Yoga was completed in 2008. She continued her studies with the completion of her 200 level Yoga Teacher Training in 2009, and her 500 level of Advanced Yoga disciplines in 2016, at Red Door Yoga in Nanaimo BC. Beverly also holds certificates in Hot Stone Massage, Sports Massage, BC Registered Aromatherapy, Thai Massage, Weight Training, Mat Pilates, Belly Fit, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Ayurvedic Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Classical Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga for Rehabilitation and Yoga for Third Age. Combining over 15 years of experience and training, Beverly established Surya Wellness to encompass the beautiful union of body and mind through gentle massage, aromatherapy, yoga asana, pranayama, Ayurveda and meditation disciplines. Beverly brings to her clients a deep love and wholistic understanding of the body, with layers of opportunity for natural healing to take place. Her treatments focus on relaxation, breath work, body awareness, and proper alignment to restore, energize, heal and renew.