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Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity--Tracee Stanley in conversation with Octavia Raheem

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Charis welcomes Tracee Stanley in conversation with Octavia Raheem for a celebration of Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity. Develop a powerful practice of deep relaxation and transformative self-inquiry with this essential guide to yoga nidra, accompanied by downloadable audio meditations. This event takes place on crowdcast, Charis' virtual event platform. Register here

Yoga nidra is a practice devoted to allowing your body and mind to rest while your consciousness remains awake and aware, creating the opportunity for you to tap into a deeper understanding of yourself and your true nature. At its heart, yoga nidra is about waking up to the fullness of your life. In Radiant Rest, Tracee Stanley draws on over twenty years of experience as a yoga nidra teacher and practitioner to introduce the history of yoga nidra, mind and body relaxation, and the surprising power of rest in our daily lives.

This accessible guide shares six essential practices arranged around the koshas, the five subtle layers of the body: the physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and bliss bodies. It also offers shorter, accessible practices for people pressed for time. Each practice is explained through step-by-step instructions and ends with self-inquiry prompts. A set of guided audio meditations provide further instruction. Feel a greater sense of stability, peace, and clarity in all aspects of your life as you deepen your yoga nidra practice and discover its true power.

Tracee Stanley is an author and radiance advocate on a mission to help people explore their birthright to deep rest and awakened clarity that comes from the spiritual practice of Yoga Nidra. She is the author of Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation & Awakened Clarity published by Shambhala  Tracee also hosts the Radiant Rest Podcastwhere audiences join her for spacious conversations and a deeper dive into the practices that lead to deep rest and all of the treasures that come from being rested.

As a lineaged teacher with over 20 years of experience, Tracee shares ancient teachings sourced from years of study in the tradition of the Himalayan Masters, Sri Vidya, and Tantra. It is her passion to create and hold space to transform, inspire, and empower utilizing the practices of Yoga Nidra, Self-inquiry, Perfect Sankalpa, Meditation, Kriya, Mantra, and sacred movement. 

Tracee is highly sought after for her in-person and online trainings and retreats. She has worked with Marianne Williamson, Wanderlust, and the Lightning in a Bottle festival, and also offered yoga and meditation on the most recent Oprah and Gayle’s Girls’ Getaway to the Bahamas. Tracee serves as a faculty member at the Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, and Kripalu. She is the Founder of the Sankalpa Shakti Yoga School and the Co-Founder of Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Training School. 

A former model and filmmaker, Tracee has produced over 35 films. Her wish is for everyone to have access to the practice of Yoga Nidra to support and nurture them in their life.

Octavia Raheem is a mother, author of Gather, yoga teacher, and founder of Starshine & Clay Online Yoga and Meditation Studio for Black Women and  Women of Color. Octavia is a deep listener and a  truth-teller.  She is a gatherer and space holder for rest and awakening. As a teacher and leader, she has the skill of hearing beneath the surface for what isn’t being said, yet needs to. She guides us toward resonance and connection even when the truths we witness, hear, and encounter vary from our own. 

Octavia co-founded Sacred Chill West Yoga and Meditation studio in Atlanta, Georgia. Sacred Chill West was not only a yoga studio, it was a community center that brought people together from all over our nation to practice, learn, rest, and grow.  

As a writer, Octavia has a distinctive voice. One that is wise, otherworldly, and also familiar. Her teaching is grounded in her roots and real-life experience as a Southern Black American Woman learning to love herself as well as center her wellbeing and transformation via yoga, rest, meditation, and Yoga Nidra.

Her teachings are a glowing fire that everyone can gather around. Learn more about Octavia and her work here: Octavia Raheem

This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.

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ISBN: 9781611808551
Availability: Backordered
Published: Shambhala - March 9th, 2021

Develop a powerful practice of deep relaxation and transformative self-inquiry with this essential guide to yoga nidra, accompanied by downloadable audio meditations.

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ISBN: 9798621791155
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Published: Independently Published - April 12th, 2020

Gather is a collection of soulful sayings, poetry, and flashes of insight sewn together into a sacred garment. Each thread was collected with reverence and care. The words here will weave their way into your heart and become a soft cover for you to land on.

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Charis welcomes Tracee Stanley in conversation with Octavia Raheem for a celebration of Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity.