I believe everyone deserves to live in a safe, peaceful world with loved ones and enjoy good health, flourishing relationships, and resources to make meaningful contributions to our world.
Sadly, it can be challenging to find moments of peace and hope when dealing with personal relationship losses and breakdowns, as well as trying to make sense of the many problems, conflicts, wars, and battles that are taking place in the world.
Worries about our future and our family’s security, coupled with the high expectations we place on ourselves at work and home, often result in increased stress levels, sleepless nights, and difficulty functioning in daily life.
I know for myself that, juggling work, family, and personal life and trying to live in alignment with my values of social justice, kindness, good health, and fairness for all, my mind is continually on overdrive; it’s easy to burn out and lose touch with what matters most in life.
At times, mainly when my three daughters were younger, I experienced extreme sadness following the deaths of my brother and cousin. I felt like I was living on the edge of a cliff every day.
I couldn’t find a moment of peace, and life disintegrated into a blur of late nights, exhaustion, and worry.
And now that my girls are adult children and I am caring full-time for my parents, my mind still races as I worry about how things could be for mum living with Alzheimer’s and dad living with crippling back pain—and, believe me, even though meditation and yoga are my core self-care practises, there are many times during my day where I struggle to stay centred and calm!
If you have ever taken care of children or loved ones, you will understand what it’s like to worry about what lies ahead in the day and to mentally prepare strategies for dealing with the numerous problems that are on your mind.
When I initially started living and caring for mum and dad during COVID-19 (a story for another day), I used to go to my bedroom, lay down on my bed, put my feet up, and listen to a guided yoga nidra meditation. At the same time, my parents had their afternoon nap in the front room.
Through the yoga nidra meditation, I found it easier to rest my back, release stored-up stress, relax, and restore my connections with the things that truly meant the most to me and nourished my soul.
Following the practice, I ‘woke up’ feeling rejuvenated and refreshed and continued the remainder of my day with greater grace, understanding, and patience.
And, for the past three years, I have found deep relaxation, hope, and inner peace through daily yoga nidra meditation—even though “my life plans” have shifted and evolved.
These days, my favourite part of the day is when I get to listen to a daily guided yoga nidra meditation, usually mid-afternoon.
This sense of connection feeds my heart and offers me the strength and stability I need to take care of my parents, stay connected with my daughters, who are living in the UK, have stable, nourishing relationships with family and friends from around the world, and have the energy to write and be creative.
And that is the reason behind the creation of my beta five-week online course, Restore Hope.
To support you to (re) connect with:
Your sanctuary of inner calm, comfort, and possibly even healing if you are experiencing severe stressors such as bereavement, loss, separation, and feeling worn out as you navigate life’s daily challenges
To be clear, I’m not suggesting that you will magically feel better about yourself and the world if you take part in the five live weekly Restore Hope Yoga Nidra Meditation Sessions or engage with the additional life-affirming resources.
Instead, the five weeks will offer you the time, space, and support to explore any shifts or subtleties you might experience as we collectively nurture our bodies, reconnect with the sense of boundless possibilities, and hope for a kinder future with what you are going through.
If this feels like something you’re looking for, I gently invite you to check out Restore Hope, your five-week journey from grief and loss to peace and joy here. Thank you.
Love and tender care to you and your loved ones
PS: Sunday, 12th November 2023, at 8.00 pm GMT/3.00 pm ET, is our first of five live guided yoga nidra meditation sessions.
If you register before we start, you can access replays and the whole course. Registration closes once we start.
PPS. And yes, a two-part payment plan is available – please email me for further details.
I invite you to learn more here. Thank you.
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