Derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji,” meaning yoke or union, yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body. It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress.
Noelle specializes in breath work, restorative and Yoga Nidra. Both are about relaxation and grounding. When you find stillness and centeredness you connect with yourself and others at a deeper level.
In traditional yoga, the breath is viewed as one’s life force. So the importance of breathing in yoga is that by consciously making use of correct yoga breathing, you can strengthen the connection between your mind and your body. By having a focus on your breathing, you’re allowing yourself to be fully aware of the moment and achieve a state of mindfulness.
Yoga Nidra can be practiced by anyone. It holds immense benefits for all those who struggle to let go, those who suffer from lack of sleep, trauma, burn-out, and anxiety. It is also highly beneficial and holds great healing power for anyone who wants to experience a deeper sense of peace and re-connect more profoundly with themselves. The practice of Yoga Nidra leads us into a state of harmonious, restful being. It is an ancient technique where the practitioner enters the deep states of conscious relaxation. It is a systematic practice of moving awareness from our external world to the inner world.
Restorative yoga is a restful practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. When the body enters a state of relaxation the mind can also consciously relax as tension is released from both body and mind. The only work that's required on your part during a restorative yoga practice is to pay attention to your breath and become aware of any sensations or thoughts that may arise.