Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra translates to yoga sleep or sleep with awareness.  While laying down on a mat or sitting in a chair you will be guided through a series of steps such as:  intention setting, breath awareness, body scan, and emotional awareness which are intended to induce full body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. 

Yoga Nidra Instructor Shawn

Studies have shown yoga nidra can ease insomnia, decrease anxiety, reduce stress, increase focus and transform negative habits and thoughts.  Studies also show that yoga nidra helps with depression, blood pressure, type II diabetes, pain, lowering cholesterol and PTSD.   Yoga nidra is also shown to release gaba, melatonin and serotonin.

“Shawn was brilliant at guiding us to deeper peaceful spaces.” 

“Shawn helped me figure out how to manage my stress through meditation and breathing techniques.” 

“Shawn is a great teacher!  I walked away from every session relaxed and excited to practice new techniques.”  (from various Gainsight employees).

Ready to receive the profound benefits that yoga nidra has to offer?   Experience nidra with Shawn, lead certified instructor, in these ways:


Shawn receiving yoga nidra at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (where she received her 100 hour training under Kamini Desai, PhD).

  • 10 Week Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation Session for your office.  Customized based upon your industry, time and results desired.  For example for for a web design firm we customize a series around creativity.
  • Private sessions with Shawn.  60 minutes.  Customized intention setting and session creation to meet your needs.
  • For your next conference, corporate retreat or let us customize a relaxing retreat for you!
  • At Urban Yoga, 3225 North Central Ave, Phx, Sunday’s at 4:15 pm. 

Email us at to book your session or series now!

More testimonials:

“Her calmness forced me to calm down.  Very engaging.” 

“Calm modulated voice and powerful imagery.” 

“Most powerful was connecting with each part and organ of the body.  I have PTSD so I am not connected to my body very often.” 

“Most powerful for me was going down into a relaxed state and listening to the facilitators voice.”