“Kriya” literally means “internal action.” When doing inner action, it does not involve the body and the mind because both the body and the mind are still external to oneself. To do action with one’s energy, then it is a kriya. Through certain postures, mudras, breathing techniques, and focused awareness, the practice of kriya yoga brings depth and vibrancy to the life energies.
“Nidra” literally means “sleep”. Yoga nidra is a meditation practice that induces a state of deep, but conscious relaxation. It is said that the state of consciousness entered during yoga nidra is somewhere between sleep and wakefulness, promoting deep rest and relaxation that isn’t found in an average meditation practice. Meanwhile, yoga nidra offers the opportunity to learn about oneself intimately. Yoga nidra offers a space to explore what is needed in the moment, as well as an opportunity to loosen one’s grip on long-held emotions.
In an KriyaNidra class, students will work with the subtle aspects of their energy body and mental body, bringing unity to their system from the inside out.