Breathing Space is a wellness collaborative in Elk Grove, CA offering innovative practices and services to inspire the greater Sacramento community to live healthy, empowered and vibrant lives.
Step into your breathing space and reconnect with your best self. Find a way out of physical discomfort. Bolster your response to stress, anxiety and fatigue. Move from dreaming to taking action. Experience smoother life transitions.
Breathing Space offerings are designed for EVERYONE regardless of age, health condition or profession. Repeat clients include health care professionals, educators, athletes, parents, youth and public safety employees among others.
Breathing Space offers Yoga Nidra meditation sessions led by certified facilitators. Yoga Nidra is a gentle but profound meditation technique resulting in a deep state of rest and awareness; it is a language the mind and body understands. Yoga Nidra addresses worry, confusion and excessive thinking through simple restorative techniques. Yoga Nidra means yogic sleep however there is no sleeping and no yoga postures during the mellow 45 minute session.
Participants lay still, eyes closed while guided through a relaxing body scan and visualization. The stillness creates safe space to notice stressful thoughts and physical discomfort. During the Yoga Nidra experience participants gain insight and safely discover and uncover stressors and blockages. After sessions participants describe moving through life with clarity, awareness and ease.
There is a unique peacefulness during Yoga Nidra sessions; shoulders relax, frown lines dissolve and corners of mouths turn upward. Clients report a transition to calm, a wave of self-awareness. As the session ends there is a slow return from deep awareness, eyelids gently flicker open and the body is content to remain still.
Yoga Nidra can be applied to almost any circumstance. Stress reduction, anxiety, pain management, life/career transition, grief, pre/post-surgery, test taking, creative blocks and even before weddings. Breathing Space offers public private, group and corporate sessions.
Breathing Space offers community and private Yoga Nidra sessions in the tradition of Dr. Marc Halpern, Director of the California College of Ayurveda.
"Yoga Nidra helps with the healing with everything and anything. Yoga Nidra is safe and cannot hurt you."
Dr. Marc Halpern, Director
California College of Ayurveda
"Yoga Nidra is so easy. I lay down, listen and experience relief."
— Breathing Space Client