Yoga Nidra

for our Community





















Facilitated by  Lori Ruth Federman Kalvert


Beginning November 4th

5 Mondays from

7:15 pm- 8:30 pm








By donation


Establishing Baseline Resilience in Mental Health with Yoga Nidra


Yoga Nidra is a simple practice that can be used for relieving symptoms of anxiety and challenging mental states and transforming them into constructive pathways.  The practice fosters alignment between mind, body and breath.  It accesses a doorway into the soul and increases the capacity for meeting one’s destiny/path.  Handed down from teachers to students and available to you in the cozy environment of Wellness Embodied, it is a practical and trauma sensitive accompaniment to ongoing psychotherapy.


An audio recording will be given in the middle of the course to encourage frequent practice.


The practice includes a short sequence of gentle movements to relax tension in the joints prior to guided meditation.  The practice of yoga Nidra (yoga dream) is most frequently done laying down and consists of (1) bringing systematic awareness to the different parts of the body which builds access to a neutral zone of consciousness and an embodied mental map; (2) bringing awareness of breath to different parts of the body; and (3) visualizing a sequence of images (a list can be made available prior to start date) to build tolerance and capacity for processing input with a neutral nervous system. The practice of Sunkulpa will be facilitated.  Sunkulpa is the arising of an intention, the seed of which is then gently planted deep in your consciousness to guide your daily life in the necessary direction.


Course is offered free or by small donation to the community, This opportunity is brought to you by a grant from the Harriet Greenfield Foundation.  Commitment to attend at least 4 out of the 5 classes is required.  The environment of silence will  be respected for practitioner’s and client’s  privacy and concentration (aside from questions and instruction).



Your own yoga mats encouraged and welcomed.

Class is limited to 8 participants.  Educator’s clients will be given priority.






Lori Ruth Federman Kalvert

Lori Ruth is a mental health counselor practicing in the humanistic tradition with a multi-disciplinary approach to psychotherapy that facilitates body-mind integration and embodiment.  She is interested in one’s capacity for establishing baseline resilience, containment, and restorative support as a foundational pathway into relationship with self, recovery, and daily wellness.  Lori Ruth has facilitated groups in gaining body awareness and deepening community through yoga, meditation, developmental movement, somatic discovery, self-massage and kinesthetic ballwork at the Breathing Project and the Fountain House in New York City.  She is a licensed massage therapist, bodyworker, registered yoga teacher, and a Somatic Movement Educator certified by The School for Body-Mind Centering ®. She integrates her graduate school training in anthropology and mental health counseling with her creative sensibilities to facilitate others on their journeys.




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