Have you experienced the divine sleep of Yoga Nidra? It is a powerful technique in which you learn to consciously relax. The body may appear to be asleep, but the mind is awake, and the consciousness is functioning at a deep level of awareness. Swami Satyananda Saraswati says, "Yoga Nidra is the doorway to samadhi." Scientists show how brainwave patterns change from beta (awake, alert) to alpha (deep relaxation) to theta (dreaming sleep) to delta (deep sleep). The practice of Yoga Nidra leads you from your typical beta state into the alpha and theta states. The consciousness is poised on the borderline between wakefulness and dreaming for an extended period of time. Psychologists call this state between wakefulness and dreaming the hypnagogic state. Prior to entering this relaxed and receptive state, you may choose to plant a seed of intention, knowing that the consciousness is receptive to accessing the deep wisdom of the body, or simply rest, completely and thoroughly. It is said that 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is as relaxing and beneficial as four hours of sleep.
Call or email to set up a private 45 minute session.
Back Clinic

“Oh, my aching back!”  

If this sounds familiar, attend Yoga Key West’s Back Clinic and learn how to be kind to your lower back. Heal discomfort, prevent injury, and be friends with your back! Two private classes will be scheduled to fit YOUR busy schedule. This is a good adjunct to chiropractic care or physical therapy following an accident or injury. You will learn dos and don’ts, tips and tricks, to go from “bad back,” to better, to best! Knowledge is power.  Make a decision to feel better and empower yourself.

Start a new beginner (or any level)  class with your friends
If you have a small group of three (or more) persons, and the regular class schedule does not fit your schedule, we can set up a new time for your group at the regular class rate. This applies only to new recurring classes, and not to one-time-only requests.

Pre-natal Yoga

Be good to yourself and your baby-to-be. Prenatal yoga includes mindful breathing, comfortable movement and simple meditation. The emphasis is on finding strength and comfort within each pose and finding adaptations for your unique body. You will connect with your intuitive nature. If you are part of a small group of other moms-to-be in any stage of pregnancy, click below and let's connect. A class will start when a few more expectant moms sign up. Classes are usually led by me, Monica. I'm a mother, grandmother, registered yoga teacher and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Sign up here
If the cost of a group class might prevent you from attending, please ask about the scholarship program. It is possible to pay what you can, or pay nothing at all, and attend the group yoga sessions at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. If you or someone you know might benefit by attending either the Prime of Life or Chair yoga sessions, but has financial need, please send a note of explanation and request. You can click here and use the form, or just send an email to Monica@yogakeywest.org.
Free online sessions:
Check out the videos below:
Here's a 30 minute Yoga Nidra guided meditation from Monica
Here's a Chair Yoga practice with Monica in 2 parts: Part One / Part Two
 Here's a 20 minute class from Linda



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