Category Archives: Yoga

Your ‘Me Time’ Challenge

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You are doing too much. And you aren’t looking after yourself. You are tired. Run down. You haven’t felt fully alive in ages!

If you don’t do something now, that health concern, whether it be physical (hello insomnia), mental (anxiety) or emotional, will become a health crisis.

It’s just a matter of time and you know this. Even if you don’t want to admit it to yourself.

This is your chance to look after you. Put yourself first.

I’ve figured out how to get around my doctor’s orders and give you what you’ve been asking for!

So this is what’s going to happen…

PAUSE & RESET

‘LIVE’ Pause & Reset group sessions: because being in your own home creates comfort through familiarity and decreases the stress of trying to get to a class where you might feel self-conscious!

The Pause & Reset sessions are:

  • 3 Live Webinars so we can interact and learn more from each other as well as help you commit to making time just for you!
  • You will log onto the live webinar for 1 hour each week (3 weeks) from your own home as this gives you flexibility (no rushed drive to your class)!
  • Dates/Times: Sundays 8pm-9pm (AEDT) on: 17th, 24th, 31st January
  • To find out what that means in your local time zone, you can use this time zone converter 

Each week, the Pause & Reset session includes:

  • A guided meditation based on what you have told me because a meditation that incorporates your needs will be more personal (go and do the survey now!)
  • An integration exercise to help deepen your meditation experience, as you are relaxed, focused and more creative after meditation.
  • Opportunity for discussion so you can ask questions and share your experience. This creates a sense of community as you are going through this experience with others just like you!
  • Take home study will be provided each week to keep you motivated & deepen your practice

Pause & Reset BONUS MATERIAL

  • You will receive the transcripts and audio recordings of all 3 sessions so you can practice whenever you want to as well as review what was covered each week
  • The 3 guided meditations from the sessions as stand alone audio recordings for your personal use because often you will just want to hit the play button, lie down and listen, then get up feeling amazing!
  • A copy of the integration exercises used in each session as well as additional integration exercises to enhance your meditation sessions. You might prefer one exercise to another or want to mix it up on different days.
  • Plus two new guided meditations (audio recordings) to add variety to your meditation practice and keep you motivated!
  • 1hr follow up Q&A group webinar in February 2016 for any lingering questions from the live sessions or from practicing by yourself at home

THIS PACKAGE IS VALUED AT $150 AUD (approx. $104 USD)

BUT… And keep in mind that 1 casual group yoga or meditation class costs between $20-30 AUD (approx. $17-20 USD).

  • These 3 sessions will be tailored to your needs so remember to fill out this survey.
  • You will be given time to deepen your meditation experience through specific exercises, homework and discussion time instead of your teacher running off to teach their next class.
  • Unlimited access to a total of 5 guided meditations so this saves you time and money on getting to future classes after our sessions together!
  • Plus a 1 hour live Q&A webinar where you can ask even more questions as a lot of yoga and meditation teachers are too busy running classes to actually sit, listen and respond to your personal questions and concerns.

SO CHECK THIS OUT…

This is the first time I have run these sessions and your interaction is highly valued.

Your interaction and feedback helps tailor each session to your needs! How great is that?!

So this will be a ONE TIME OFFER of $97 AUD (approx. $67 USD).

This package will not be offered at this price again.

If you would like to register for the Pause & Reset sessions but aren’t sure if you’ll be able to make it to the one or all of the live sessions this is ok. Life happens! You will still have access to all of the material outlined above including the recordings of the live sessions.

From personal experience and what past students have told me, I’m confident these sessions will make you feel good and give you some beautiful tools to use at home.

But even if you get to the end of January and you aren’t happy with what was covered, I’ll be happy to refund you your money. The only thing I ask from you is that you attend all three sessions before asking for a refund.

 I’m opening up registration TODAY! This means NOW so get in early by going to the registration page.

And if you have any problems registering send me an email nymveliz@gmail.com as soon as possible so I can get things sorted out for you!

If you missed the free “Pause & Reset: Sleep” guided meditation, you can listen to it at the link below. But you need to listen to it NOW. I’m going to pull down the audio very soon. Click here to listen to “Pause & Reset: Sleep”.

Remember to Book in some ‘me time’ and register now!

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Inflexible Yoga Teacher

IMG_0596Photo: Nikki Veliz (juggling an ipad, a 20 month old girl & a potty)

I would love to be posting a photo of me doing some spectacularly flexible yoga pose at Machu Picchu but I was too busy juggling a 20 month old girl that was in clambering mode, her potty and realising waaaaaaay too late that I had missed my own toilet opportunity (and yes I considered using the potty!). Plus, I can’t touch my toes so you won’t see me in bendy poses. And yes, I’m a yoga teacher!

I wanted to remind you today that yoga isn’t being about being flexible. It really isn’t. Just as practicing meditation isn’t about sitting lotus style for hours. Don’t let the ‘images’ of yoga and meditation be a reason to avoid a yoga or meditation class. I love what Cyndi Lee says about yoga: “Yoga is not about touching your toes. It’s about unlocking your ideas about what you want, where you think you can go, and how you will achieve when you get there.” Nice.

If you are new to meditation but don’t know where to start, lie down (yes, LIE DOWN yay!) and listen to this free 10 minute guided meditation (no lotus-style anything!).

 

Meditation & Yoga For REAL People

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As nice as it would be to have a studio you could go to to practice yoga or meditation anytime you wanted to, the reality for most of us is that this isn’t possible. But that shouldn’t be a barrier. This was my yoga & meditation ‘space’ for a month while we were staying with family in Peru. And you know what? It didn’t change how I felt during and after my practice. Because it’s not about the external stuff. It really isn’t. Just like yoga isn’t about touching your toes and being the most flexible person in the room. Meditation isn’t about sitting cross-legged in a remote cave for hours and hours. I often meditate lying down listening to a recording. So why not lie down on the messy lounge-room floor and start by listening to this beautiful free recording. I’d love to hear where and how you meditate or practice yoga! Leave a comment below and we can talk about all the weird and wonderful places you can practice.

Yoga & Deep Relaxation Retreat

I can’t think of a better way to start a new year. A whole weekend of Five Element Yoga and deep, restorative relaxation with Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra! When I did my Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra training with Jennifer I was in my first trimester. I was amazed at how the morning sickness disappeared while I was doing her relaxation practices. BRILLIANT! I’ve been a convert ever since. So if you are wondering about how to kickstart your new year…think about how you want to feel. If you want to start the new year feeling calm and centred, go check out this retreat.

If I could leave my toddler with a babysitter that could breastfeed her and fly overseas I would! But that ain’t going to happen. So I’m going to continue with my daily dose of yoga nidra from the ‘comfort’ of my kitchen floor (yes, you can do it anywhere). Try this 10 minute meditation based on my Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra training. It’s 100% free.

 

New To Meditation?

Maybe you go to a yoga class at the gym every now and then and are curious about meditation. Or maybe you have heard all the hype about mindfulness. Whatever has sparked your interest, you might feel a bit overwhelmed with all the meditation ‘options’, the idea that you need heaps of time, as well as be a bit put off by all the people sitting like a pretzel to meditate.

I’m not a pretzel. I’m a yoga teacher and I can’t touch my toes. Mwahahahah! Really. So I lie down to meditate 🙂 I have a free guided meditation (10 mins) you can try now (it goes to your inbox) and all you have to do is lie down and listen. You can’t do this wrong! And if you fall asleep, it’s all good. Your body clearly needed a rest and you’ll still get the benefits of the meditation practice.