Suck it Up & Sit Still

So…full disclosure, I am kind of a hard ass for a meditation teacher. What can I say…sometimes my South Jersey shows! In every class I teach, I begin with one particularly intense instruction that makes my students inevitably wriggle with discomfort. I tell my students to sit completely still for the whole practice, no matter…

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Breathwork & Yoga Nidra

July 20, 2017 8-9:30pm The DEN Meditation A chance to work with two incredible teachers at the same time. Join Jon Paul Crimi and Hilary Jackendoff at The DEN Meditation on July 20th and experience the transformative power of Breathwork and the healing properties of Yoga Nidra in one intensely awakening and deeply restorative workshop.…

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Hillary Jackendoff Sleep Class Services

Is Your Yoga Nidra Teacher Trained?

Is Your Yoga Nidra Teacher Trained? Because of the systematic nature of this technique and its use as a healing modality for conditions ranging from addiction to PTSD, it is important to ensure your teacher has been formally trained to teach Yoga Nidra. Yoga Teacher Trainings do not prepare students to teach the practice –…

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Yoga Nidra - A Therapeutic Meditation

Yoga Nidra – A Therapeutic Meditation

Yoga Nidra is a powerful remedy for insomnia. Personally, I used the practice for many years as a therapeutic meditation to help me manage the physical and mental challenges associated with long bouts of insomnia, and the anxiety that accompanied it. (Whaaaat? Meditation teachers aren’t always super chill? NOPE. How do you think we end…

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Invest In Rest - Corporate Nap Rooms and Nap Pods

Invest in Rest: Nap Pods…or Sleep Class?

Studies have shown that a 20-30 minute nap increases alertness and productivity. A 30-60 minute nap increases memory and creativity, and improves decision making skills. The National Sleep Foundation recommends taking a daily nap of at least 20-30 minutes. The research on the catastrophic effect of employee burnout is all pretty clear, as is the…

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Corporate Sleep Class Helps Prevent Employee Burnout

Corporate Sleep Class Helps Prevent Employee Burnout

Recent studies have shown that most employees in America are overwhelmed, overworked and underslept. Short term, this trifecta manifests as an inability to focus, an uptick in anxiety and an increase in difficulty sleeping, thus adding to an existing sleep debt. Chronic sleep deprivation has become an epidemic among American adults, and a costly problem…

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