Yoga Nidra with Rosalie! OM!

Yoga Nidra Workshop with Rosalie e’Silva

Saturday, July 29. 2PM-4.30PM.




We're so excited to welcome Rosalie to SharedSpace. Rosalie will be teaching Yoga Nidra classes and workshops and SharedSpace, complementing our physical practice with deep relaxation and a sense of calm. For those of you who would like to get to know Rosalie better, please read on!

How are you today? Great :)

Where are you currently as you’re writing this? I’m sitting at Starbucks with a freshly brewed Soya Matcha Latte.

What’s a beautiful thought you can share with us today? Always believe something wonderful is just around the corner - that’s become my mantra recently!

What’s your next workshop at SS about? Do you ever wish you could hit the pause button and feel completely relaxed, focused and clear? With yoga nidra, you can accomplish all of these things - and so much more.

Also known as yogic sleep, yoga nidra is one of the deepest forms of meditation. It’s a combination of allowing your body to relax while you keep your mind awake. By doing this, you reach a profound state of relaxation. 

It’s a kind of internal yoga, practiced lying on your back with your eyes closed. The hardest part is actually staying awake! Yoga nidra enables you to let go of all ingrained tension and stress. But relaxation is just the beginning - yoga nidra can truly transform your life.

Practicing yoga nidra gives you access to your subconscious mind. It’s like opening a door to your inner world. Things your have suppressed start to bubble up to the surface. By bringing up things you didn’t even know were affecting you, yoga nidra enables you to release old thought patterns and behaviours. Your mind is also extremely receptive in this state, which is why we also work on manifestation during yoga nidra. 

During the workshop, we’ll explore how yoga nidra works and the many benefits it has to offer. We'll then do a gentle flow for around 45 minutes, designed to relax the body and release any tension. 

You’ll then come into your most comfortable position as I guide you through an hour long session that will leave you feeling totally blissed out.  There will be time for questions at the end, over a cup of tea and treats.

What’s your teaching style like? Intuitive and in the moment - I always encourage students to do what feels good!

What are your Yoga Nidra teachings based on? My classes are based primarily on the technique adapted by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, mixed in with my more than 10 years of experience with the practice.

How has Yoga Nidra helped you? Yoga nidra helped me overcome my debilitating fear of speaking in front of groups of people. It truly transformed my life as it enabled me to go on and realise my dream of becoming a television journalist.

How can Yoga Nidra help people? Apart from being deeply relaxing and restorative, yoga nidra will help you realise your deepest desire. During the workshop we will spend some time formulating your ‘sankalpa’ or affirmation of your deepest desire. Each session begins and ends with this sankalpa.

Is Yoga Nidra for ME? My Yoga Nidra Workshop is great for anyone looking for deep relaxation and a way of letting go of ingrained stress and tension. 

What’s the nature of your work usually like? I'm a teacher and journalist.

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You can also try a free yoga nidra track here:

Guest Teacher Profile: Siobhan Maire Dumigan

Name: Siobhan Maire Dumigan
Upcoming Workshop: I AM CREATIVE

Date/Time: Saturday, July 8 10AM-11.30AM + Saturday, August 19 10.30AM-12PM.


How are you today? Fantastic.

Where are you currently as you’re writing this? I'm sitting at Home Eat to Live, just had the sweet potato fries here. They make me happy :) 


What’s a beautiful thought you can share with us today? Your thoughts manifest your universe. Think beautiful thoughts and your world will be full of beauty. 

We are so excited to have you at SharedSpace! When/what is it? My next workshop is I AM CREATIVE on the 8th of July, Saturday 10:30-12:00.


What will we be doing? We start with yin yoga, after each pose we journal. The second half of the workshop will be with movement. We do different sets of movement and journal after each set. 


Why? We are always so busy looking for the answers outside of ourselves, when we have all the answers inside us. This workshop allows you the space and time to find your answers from within. 


What’s your teaching style like? My instructions are suggestions rather than orders. It is your space and your time. If you would prefer to do something differently, you are most welcome. As long as you are safe, I 'm happy for you to explore what works best for you. We are all unique individuals, what works best for me might be very different to what works best for you. 


\How have you put your material together? I learned Yin Yoga from the Yoga People through All Yoga Thailand. It was such a beautiful, eye opening and pivotal course for me. I met Mark England from Procabulary on that course. My awareness of the importance and magic of words and language developed through one on one sessions with Mark. He suggested I do a workshop combining writing and dance, and here I am. 

The idea of journaling after stillness came from Kate March, Director and Founder of I AM. She took me through a warm up a few years back where I had to find a position to hold for 5 minutes, then journal after that. I absolutely loved this process and realised that I hadn't written in a long time. This has become a very important part of our creative process. 

- how has it helped you? Yin Yoga, Procabulary,  I AM have helped me in more ways than I can describe. I have found more stillness, creativity, space and inner peace. 

- how will it help others? Very simple. We are all connected. By rising your vibration, you raise the vibration for everyone else. That's why self love is so important. It all starts from within. The brighter you shine your light, the more you encourage others to shine theirs. Would love a world full of bright lights. 

- WHO exactly will it help? Everyone! Especially those looking for a safe outlet and communal space, to explore ways to express and let go of emotions.


What is (a) SharedSpace to you? You are your own teacher. I am here to guide you in the questions you ask yourself and your exploration of self. SharedSpace is exactly as the name suggests. A space for people to share. Share how they move, how they heal, how they grow. 



What’s the nature of your work?I am the Artistic Director of I AM concepts in Asia. I also perform in all the performances that we create together in Asia, as well as the performances in the Maldives and Sydney. 

My background is also in personal training. I have been a trainer for the past 5 years. My training includes Yoga , Pilates, Weights, CrossFit, TRX and Rebounding. In my spare time I love giving back by teaching donation based Yin Yoga classes at Kita Yoga. I think it is always important to be learning, so in Jan I took up Jiu-Jitsu at Jab and I love it. 

Where can we find out more about you?  siobhandumigan