Do you want to do Yoga Nidra in Groningen?
That’s possible with us! Yoga Nidra is a form of yoga in which we bring you into a state of deep relaxation with a guided meditation.
You can read on this page what Yoga Nidra exactly is and whether it is right for you. If you already know enough, you can of course register immediately on the Events page!
What is Yoga Nidra and is it right for me?
Yoga Nidra is also called ‘sleep yoga’. The word Nidra literally means ‘sleep’ in Sanskrit, although the goal is not to actually go to sleep. Through a guided meditation we bring your body into a deep state of relaxation while your mind remains awake. This gives you the opportunity to ‘be’ completely and activates your body’s self-healing capacity. During Yoga Nidra you usually lie comfortably on your back and relax all your body parts one by one during a body scan.
What do we do during a Yoga Nidra class?
At Open Yoga we teach Yoga Nidra in combination with Restorative Yoga, during the XL Restorative Yoga Nidra class. Restorative yoga is a form of yoga in which we use (a lot of) props, such as pillows, blankets and blocks, to help you fully relax and release tension. Read more about Restorative Yoga »
Yoga Nidra for beginners
You can also do Yoga Nidra as a beginner. Because both Restorative and Yoga Nidra are passive forms of yoga, we move little and you receive a lot of explanation and guidance.
If you are not used to lying still for long periods of time, staying awake may be a challenge for you. Accidentally falling asleep is always allowed ;)
Yoga Nidra in Groningen: book your class at Open Yoga
Became curious? At Open Yoga we have Yoga Nidra as an XL class on the schedule almost every month. The XL lessons are 90 minutes and are often on Friday or Saturday. You can then search for the Restorative Yoga Nidra class.
Getting started with Yoga Nidra: take a trial lesson!
Are you new to us? Take advantage of our trial lesson package!
What others say about Open Yoga Groningen
“For me, the online classes are time for myself, just like the classes in the studio. Especially during the lockdown, I think it's a really great solution!”
“Very enjoyable yoga school in a beautiful central location in the city of Groningen. Very friendly people and a good range of classes including very nice hot yoga classes. I also really enjoyed taking the mommy-baby yoga classes. Highly recommended!"
“Open Yoga gives me flexibility in my body, which makes me feel strong in my daily activities, including mentally. In contact with others, I learn to listen carefully to my body in an open, safe, respectful atmosphere.”
“The lessons are varied and the range is wide. As a result, there is always a lesson that meets my needs and when I have time and space.”
“The nicest yoga school in Groningen.
I really enjoyed the training and the lessons. What fantastic teachers you have. After moving to Sneek, unfortunately I can no longer take lessons in the studio,
BUT luckily still online.”
“I went yesterday and today for a double session given by Max Strom. Both Open Yoga and Max Strom locations are highly recommended!
Everything neat and clean, friendly people, both staff and students and of course Max. I came a long way but it was definitely worth it!”
“More or less strenuous, with clear instructions. Options are also given so that you can adjust the postures to your own needs and to your own body.”
“I would like to let you know that I find the lessons pleasant, practical, light-hearted, educational and very effective. Fits me exactly. I find it pleasant to give a brief explanation and mention the purpose of the exercise. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson.”
“A casual atmosphere and top teachers. And it has been that way for years. Open yoga has unnoticed become a focus point during the week to find yourself and stay true to yourself.”
“What a nice lesson! Thank you. It's especially great to see that you enjoy it so much when you laugh at yourself or do something difficult. Keep up the good work! Gives super nice energy.”