Meditation: Yoga Nidra


This class is taught by:

Karen Nourizadeh

HOMETOWN
New Britain, CT
PHILOSOPHY
Karen teaches adults and children to focus on alignment and pay personal attention to their bodies.
CLASSES AT PURE
Vinyasa Flow, Hot Power, Beginner’s Series, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Yoga Instructor (kids and adults)
MENTORS
Rodney Yee
BEFORE YOGA
Attorney and Broker
 

Laura Brandel

HOMETOWN
Malverne, New York
PHILOSOPHY
Laura Brandel has a strong understanding of the principles of yoga and how to share these teachings from her heart. She is a kind and intuitive teacher with a calm yet dynamic voice. One of her most outstanding qualities is how attentive she is, watching each student and seeing what they need as individuals.
CLASSES AT PURE
Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa & Restorative

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
E-RYT 200 RYT 500 from Pure Yoga with a focus in Yoga Therapy

MENTORS
Dana Slamp

BEFORE YOGA

Sonja Rzepski

HOMETOWN
Penn Yan, Upstate NY Finger Lakes Region

PHILOSOPHY
Sonja believes that although physical injuries, health conditions and modern stress may be the reason someone comes to yoga, it also invites them to celebrate the process toward finding balance and clarity in their life.

CLASSES AT PURE
Vinyasa, Yin Yang, Alignment Basics

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Yoga Therapist, Ashtanga, Rehabilitation, Yoga for Athletes, Prenatal Yoga, Samahita Yoga Institute, Prema Yoga Therapy Institute, Foundations of Flexibility and Alignment, Functional Anatomy.

MENTORS
Paul Dallaghan, Eddie Stern, Saraswati Jois. 

BEFORE YOGA
Actress, Aerial Acrobat

Shelley McPherson

HOMETOWN: Aurora, Ontario, Canada

PHILOSOPHY: Shelley views her yoga practice and, by extension, her teaching as a celebration of life. With a grateful heart and curious mind, Shelley guides students to find space in the present moment for self-study and healing.

CLASSES AT PURE: Yoga Nidra

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS: RYT-200 at Pure Yoga, Yoga Nidra training with Kate Kuss. M.A. and B. Ed.

MENTORS: Kay Kay Clivio, Yogi Charu, Danielle Dugan

BEFORE YOGA: Actor, Acting Teacher

Jamie Harig

HOMETOWN: Hell's Kitchen, NYC

PHILOSOPHY: Gratitude, surrender, love and breathe on your way there.

CLASSES AT PURE: Ashtanga Open Practice, nidra & vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS: Practicing since 2002. Multiple ashtanga trainings with Scott Harig, Nidra training with Shakti Assouline Benedict & Rasa Yoga TT.

MENTORS: Scott Harig

BEFORE YOGA: Mom. Still Mom

Mary Aranas

Mary Aranas


HOMETOWN

Taipei, Taiwan (raised in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada)

PHILOSOPHY

Mary embraces yoga as a perfect blend of athleticism, creativity and spirituality. She encourages her students to find their joyful edge of inner and outer strength, beauty and expression.

CLASSES AT PURE

Slow Flow Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Restorative

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

E-RYT 500. Practice since 1996 Teach since 2002. Certified: ISHTA, AcroYoga, YogaSlackers, Thai Yoga, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Reiki 2nd Degree.

MENTORS

Yogiraj Alan Finger

BEFORE YOGA

Actress in regional and off-Broadway theater

Yoga Nidra (Psychic sleeping) – Yoga Nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. It is a powerful practice where the body and mind are liberated from their tensions and anxiety. One learns how to put the body into sleep while the mind remains fully awake. The brain wave drops into the theta state where deep levels of healing takes place on the emotional, mental, and physical planes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Sep 18 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Sep 19 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Thu Sep 20 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with STAFF STAFF
    at Pure West
  • Fri Sep 21 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sonja Rzepski
    at Pure West
  • Sat Sep 22 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm with Shelley McPherson
    at Pure West
  • Sat Sep 22 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Sun Sep 23 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Jamie Harig
    at Pure West
  • Mon Sep 24 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Sep 25 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Sep 26 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Thu Sep 27 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with STAFF STAFF
    at Pure West
  • Fri Sep 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sonja Rzepski
    at Pure West
  • Sat Sep 29 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm with Shelley McPherson
    at Pure West
  • Sat Sep 29 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Sun Sep 30 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Jamie Harig
    at Pure West
  • Mon Oct 01 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Oct 02 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Oct 03 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Thu Oct 04 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with STAFF STAFF
    at Pure West
  • Fri Oct 05 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Sonja Rzepski
    at Pure West