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

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
 

Jimmy Burgio

HOMETOWN
Virginia Beach, Virginia
 
PHILOSOPHY
Where the body goes, the mind will follow. Jimmy teaches a rigorous, fluid vinyasa-based class that encourages his students to use their yoga practice as a way to create space in their lives for unceasing grace.
 
CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Power Yoga
 
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
13 years of practice, E-RYT 200, Former director of New York Yoga's 200 and 500 hour teacher training programs where he taught Meditation, Chanting, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and The Bhagavad Gita.
 
MENTORS
Lisa Asha Rapp, Rachel Page, Dhanurdhara Swami, the teachings of Swami Satchidananda, Dana Flynn and Sri Dharma Mittra.
 
BEFORE YOGA
Dancer and Choreographer. Artistic Director of Mitra Dance Collective, a NYC-based contemporary dance company.

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

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

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

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 Oct 17 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Oct 18 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Thu Oct 19 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Donna Davidge
    at Pure West
  • Fri Oct 20 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Fri Oct 20 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Sat Oct 21 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Sun Oct 22 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure West
  • Mon Oct 23 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Oct 24 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Thu Oct 26 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Annette Vetere
    at Pure West
  • Fri Oct 27 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Fri Oct 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Sat Oct 28 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Shelley McPherson
    at Pure East
  • Sun Oct 29 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure West
  • Mon Oct 30 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Oct 31 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Nov 01 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Thu Nov 02 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Donna Davidge
    at Pure West
  • Fri Nov 03 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East