Nataraja Kallio

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Yoga Nidra and the Art of Sleep and Dream

‘Dream and Sleep Yoga’ is the art of integrating meditative awareness into sleep time.
Though it is one of the most advanced yogas, there are elements of this practice we can integrate into our lives that can foster deeper, more restorative sleep, as well as bring heightened lucidity into dream time.
In this class we will first overview the practice and history of Dream Yoga, explore the methods that are accessible to everyone and then culminate in a practice of Yoga Nidra (‘yogic sleep’).

Class Levels: All Levels.
Recommended to bring a yoga mat and one soft pillow or 1-2 blankets.
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Gaia Living Yoga - Panel Discussion: Lineage Transmission: The Evolution of Ancient Practices for Modern Life

The essential transformative power of yoga is lineage transmission. Timeless wisdom passed down for thousands of years from teacher to student, creating a golden thread that connects us to our ancestors and the ultimate teacher -- the Absolute.
The energy that flows through the tradition of receiving a teaching or practice that has come through a lineage of teachers -- even though every single one of those people is flawed and imperfect, that energy is sacred-- it is awakening, it is pure consciousness. How does lineage transmission work? How have teachings of the past been able to hold their value and still be applicable to modern life? How can we continue to preserve and uphold this tradition in an authentic way?

Panel discussion hosted by Ashleigh Sergeant.

Join top scholars, philosophers, educators and life long practitioners as they discuss ancient topics that are relevant to our modern lives. Gaia brings together an incredible lineup of charismatic and profound speakers to share in a community conversation that is sure to be lively, deep, transformative and magical.
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About Nataraja Kallio

Nataraja Kallio has been a student of Yoga since 1989. He is a professor, storyteller, and director of the Yoga Studies degree program at Naropa University. Seven years of study in India provided the initial foundation for his learning. There, he immersed himself in the contemplative traditions of Sri Vidya, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo, and the Hatha Yoga lineages of Krishnamacharya and Swami Sivananda. His teaching integrates the breadth of Yoga, from its meditative foundations, to its rich history, mythology and philosophy. As director of the only undergraduate Yoga Studies degree program in the U.S., Nataraja focuses on translating yoga to the west in a way that honors it's roots and its integrative spirit. Nataraja lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

Teaching Style

Hatha Yoga, focusing on the integration of asana, pranayama and meditation

Where You Can Find Me

Naropa University

Affiliations & Endorsements

  • Naropa University

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