About the Practice

What is EcoNIDRA?

EcoNIDRA™ is a branch of the Yoga Nidra tree where nidra meets Nature Connection. It is a blend of extremely deep relaxation with practices deepening our connection with the planet, with our closest nature, and our inner nature. It's a technique that has the potential to plant conscious seeds of a Heart-felt wish or Transformation in the potent ground of our unconscious that we we reach by being guided to the sweet spot between waking and sleeping. During EcoNIDRA™ sessions, participants partner with nature as an active witness of their new planted intent. They are being guided through 61 points of their body making an inner pilgrimage through the body, also called as shavayatra, or Rotation of Consciousness. Using their imaginal sense, they will set op on an Earth Journey on the waves of various professionally recorded nature soundscapes. At the end of each session, EcoNIDRA™ practitioners are invited to do a Random Act of Kindness in their own environment and communities.

Roots & Lineage

The practice of EcoNIDRA™ is born in the middle of the wild emotional storms, shaking grounds and fires of 2020, a year that showed us once again and maybe stronger than ever how important relaxation, a functional immune system, our connection with the planet, proper self-care and human kindness are in this new world. The lineage of this practice has roots in the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, especially the Himalayan tradition of Yoga Nidra, in Forest Therapy as taught by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, and in the teachings of the Italian psychotherapist and philosopher Piero Ferrucci based on the Power of Kindness.

"I felt more aware of my body, my body felt more relaxed. My mind felt more clear, at ease, less driven by to do's.  The highlight for me was the image that came up. I really loved this part of the journey. But also the circling, connected way in which the body visit wat guided." -Lonneke  

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'Finding activity in rest and rest in activity is the ultimate freedom.' - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar