Bobbi was instrumental in bringing Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra Teacher Training to an amazing yoga community in Ontario. It was joyous to be invited and to meet a new community. Bobbi approached me with tears of release after one powerful yoga nidra journey. She said to me “I finally got what I wished for– I finally stayed awake the entire yoga nidra.” I knew something big within her was transforming. I wanted to share her story with you to help us understand just how powerful Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra can be.
“Before my daily yoga nidra practice I was living a busy chaotic life, scattered all over the place, Most of all I did not sleep well and that affected every aspect of my life. Being a type ‘A’ personality and being at a certain age when sleep is not always a sure thing, a friend gave me Jennifer’s CD, and it could not have come at a better time.
I was stressed out with my profession, which is public relations, and one of the aspects that was stressing me out was an upcoming “lobby day” in the capital, Ottawa, Canada. I had a lot of difficulty falling asleep so I began practicing Jennifer’s CD every day and I was immediately able to sleep and rest deeply. When I went to Ottawa for our annual Hill (lobbying) day, a colleague said “You are SO different.” And I was. I was much calmer, more grounded, and she could see it in my face, and how I conducted myself even during this very stressful time.
I soon got all of Jennifer’s CDs– they are a blessing in my life – and began listening to them faithfully every day because this practice helped me so much.
The amazing thing is I am handling insomnia without the use of any drugs – and that alone has made yoga nidra a savior in my life!
I go to sleep with Jennifer’s CD every night! I have been practicing daily for many years now but I hear something different and new each time. I pick up on what I need in the moment and it goes right into where I need to hear it, and to soothe me.
It was my dream to bring Jennifer here to Ontario to lead our community in Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. I did the training for myself – I wanted to learn about this magic and how it worked. I wanted to meet Jennifer because her Divine Sleep® has had such a strong and uplifting impact in my life. I love yoga nidra so much and see how much its changed my life and want to give that gift to other people.
I love how my friends and students look when they come out of my yoga nidra classes! Pure bliss and openness.
I lead my friend who just went through breast cancer surgery and she found great peace within it. My work is in the healthcare field involving ALS — a disease that is terminal with loss of the use of arms, legs and all movement. Yoga nidra is perfect for this population because they have complete mental function but can’t move, so this offers an amazing way for them to connect with their body parts and open the channels of the nervous system, not to mention calming and soothing their emotions during what can be extremely challenging chapter in one’s life.
It also works for their caregivers, who need it as well – care for the caregivers. I have lead Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra at our conference for social workers, caregivers and so on who work with people living with ALS and they all loved it and were amazed at what a great tool yoga nidra is.
What a gift to have this practice in my back pocket! I travel for work a lot and out of everything, the CD is the most important thing I take with me. It helps me settle in to other places and to sleep. I listen and I am calm – it’s no big deal and I go on into my day with more energy than before I practiced regularly.
Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra changed my life! Like most people, I have had difficult periods in my life and I feel so supported and confident knowing that when things get tough I have this amazing tool to get me through. And it does!
Now, I have become more accepting and surrendered, and the inner fighting has stopped. My sleep is much better and I awaken more rested.
I was in an extremely traumatic event a few years ago. During the Teacher Training, Jennifer led us in a journey and I came to a point where the feelings surrounding that ‘event’ came up. These feelings had been causing a lot of unnecessary pain in my life — I’d been living in the past with them and had been trying to move beyond. But what happened in this specific yoga nidra was remarkable – I felt the feelings, and I let myself feel it, and it was uncomfortable — yet I had the calm presence to state ‘I’m willing to let go now’.
And I let it go! It was a major breakthrough. You could go to therapy for years but yoga nidra really gets in there and shifts things in the deepest levels for the better. Jennifer, I can’t thank you enough!”
BOBBI’S UPDATE FIVE YEARS LATER:
“I have travelled to Kripalu many times, and whenever I’m there Jennifer’s classes are always a highlight of my stay. Then COVID hit… and the best thing to happen for me was that Jennifer offered virtual classes right off the bat! She was there for us. Now I get to take classes with her weekly. How lucky am I!
I had just returned from an around the world trip that was cut short by COVID. Jennifer’s online classes are the highlight of my week! She has built a community… I feel supported in her classes. And I love Jennifer’s Five Element Yoga® Workshops too.
Thank you Jennifer. I honestly don’t know how I would cope during this ‘transitional’ time. I just took your Five Element Yoga® Workshop: Transitions + Transformation and it was a great help to me.
With much love and admiration.
Bobbi in Toronto