Yoga Nidra + Acupuncture
April 30, 2023 • 2-3:30pm
Life Time Frontenac
Round 2. Our first offering was March 12, 2023.
Yoga Nidra is defined as a practice as well as a state of consciousness. During Yoga Nidra, the body is completely relaxed in stillness. Through guided meditation, you will be sunk into a deep parasympathetic state yet completely aware. This is the perfect time to allow the conscious and subconscious mind to experience different feelings and sensations, without attachment. Debby will guide Yoga Nidra and offer a brief sound bath during the acupuncture settings as well. You will find your restful space in Life Time Frontenac’s 1600 square foot studio, where you’ll have ample bolsters, blocks, blankets and mats for holding you in stillness during this “yogic sleep.”
A Yoga Nidra practice pairs beautifully with acupuncture. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile, disposable, filiform (that means solid, not hollow) needles into certain points on the body to instigate a suite of self-healing mechanisms. Debby will offer sound bathing while Dr. Drew applies the acupuncture to each of the maximum of 14 students. Before the Yoga Nidra begins, Dr. Drew will place small needles at specific points on the body to bring you into an even deeper state of parasympathetic relaxation. You will leave feeling revitalized and calm!
Bring a water bottle. Wear comfortable clothing including a tank style top for needle access to the top of your shoulders. Yoga mats, bolsters & blankets are available for your use. Spots are limited to 13.
Debby Siegel, 500 ERYT, MSA, BYT
Debby found yoga in her 40s as a newly single mom of two teens. The benefits of the practice played out for her immediately both on and off the mat, and it wasn’t long before she invested in a yoga teaching certification. A professional widget slinger for decades after graduating with honors in Marketing; eventually many yoga studios, brands and festivals sought out Debby’s combined expertise. During the global savasana (the 2020 lock down) Debby found herself drawn more toward the edifying benefits the healing art of yoga and shifted her career to exclusively teaching yoga. She also obtained her 500 hour RYT status during the pandemic. In the six plus years since teaching her first workshop at a retreat in a castle at Lake of the Ozarks, Debby has been guiding yogis in kulas all over the Americas, the Caribbean and is headed to Europe in 2024. You’ll find her guidance mindful, creative, nurturing, and entertaining. You will feel seen, comfortable and comforted.
Dr. Drew Rapert, DC
Inspired by his years as a personal trainer, Drew studied Health Sciences at Mizzou and received his Doctor of Chiropractic with honors from Logan University. He enjoys providing patients with immediate relief from their conditions using various manual techniques and therapies, while also empowering them to take ownership over their own health and wellness through rehabilitative exercise, patient education and home care recommendations. Dr. Drew is certified in numerous techniques including Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Active Release Technique (ART), and Acupuncture