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
 

Annette Vetere

HOMETOWN
North Haledon, NJ
 
PHILOSOPHY
With a focus on alignment, Annette teaches with the intention of using breath as a meditative way to stay present; releasing what does not serve the body and mind in a positive way. Her intention is to support healing in the body and clear the mind to connect with your spiritual self.
 
CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Vinyasa, Vinyasa, Restorative, Slow Flow
 
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Teaching since 2012. e-RYT 200, 200-Hour RYT with Kay Kay Clivio and Yogi Charu, 100-Hour Mentorship with Tanya Boulton, 100-Hour Prema Therapeutics training with Jon Witt and Dana Slamp, Yin Yoga with Kate Kuss, Children’s yoga from Karma Kids, IM=X Pilates trained, Reiki Level 1&2. Working towards a 500-Hour advanced therapeutics training with Yoga Medicine (Tiffany Cruikshank) Energy healing through Angel Quest (Karen Noe)
 
MENTORS
Tanya Boulton
 
BEFORE YOGA
Licensing and recruiting in the Fashion Industry

Donna Davidge

Home town Stamford CT
 
PHILOSOPHY- Yoga is a (fun!) healing tool for mind, body and spirit
 
Classes at PURE Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Nidra, Basics, Meditation, Breath
 
Experience- 500 Hour E-RYT, 3HO certified, IAYT
 
MENTORS- Yogi Bhajan, Genny Kapuler, Dharma Mittra, Eddie Stern.
Before Yoga- MS Nutrition
 
Www.donnadavidgeyoga.com
 

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

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

Sho Higuchi

HOMETOWN
Queens, New York

PHILOSOPHY
Sho believes that the purpose of our lives is to be happy (and share this happiness with others) - this shines through in his class. He incorporates elements of unconditional love by building awareness in friendliness, joy, and equanimity among all souls.

CLASSES AT PURE
Yin, Restorative, Classical Hatha, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Slow Flow

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Student of meditation since age 7; 800 hour certified in Yogic Lifestyle & Science, Classical Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga; On-going training in Contortion, Circus Arts, Life-Coaching, Philosophy, and Yoga

MENTORS
Hisao "Genki" Horiguchi, Yogi Charu, Mary Aranas, Isaac Pena, Kazu Chan, Shelly Zagor

BEFORE YOGA
Pastry Chef

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:

  • Wed Jan 23 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Thu Jan 24 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Fri Jan 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Frank Camacho
    at Pure West
  • Sat Jan 26 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm with Donna Davidge
    at Pure West
  • Sat Jan 26 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Sun Jan 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Jamie Harig
    at Pure West
  • Mon Jan 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Jan 29 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Michelle Officer
    at Pure West
  • Wed Jan 30 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Thu Jan 31 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Fri Feb 01 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Frank Camacho
    at Pure West
  • Sat Feb 02 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm with Donna Davidge
    at Pure West
  • Sat Feb 02 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Sun Feb 03 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Jamie Harig
    at Pure West
  • Mon Feb 04 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Feb 05 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Michelle Officer
    at Pure West
  • Wed Feb 06 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Thu Feb 07 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Fri Feb 08 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Frank Camacho
    at Pure West
  • Sat Feb 09 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West