Yoga Nidra

Free SESSIONS to ESNLC members!

Every Friday morning starting 24th August 2018 until the end of 2018 the wonderful Pat will be volunteering as a Yoga Nidra facilitator to support volunteers and members.

There is a choice of 3 appointment times, 9.30am, 10.15am or 11am and sessions go for 45minutes.

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or large towel to lie on, and a blanket, wrap, etc., to cover yourselves with during the practice. Thick, warm socks can also be really nice. Please refrain from wearing perfume or strong fragrance to the session.

Sessions can be one-on-one, with a partner or friend or small group. Hurry and book your spot by calling 9531 1954 as places are limited! If you would like to become a member to take advantage of this amazing opportunity please visit us at the Centre.

Membership is only $1.


About Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra – meaning yogic sleep or sleep of the yogis – is a sequence of mind and body awareness techniques that enables one to disengage from the thinking mind, to effortlessly drop into a meditative state of deep relaxation.

Practiced lying in the yoga pose of Shavasana, or in a seated position, yoga nidra is an excellent modality for those who may otherwise find it difficult to relax or to meditate. Cultivating wellbeing on multiple levels, yoga nidra’s benefits can include stress reduction, relaxation, physical invigoration, the alleviation of insomnia, emotional balancing, the fostering of creativity, and a profound sense of wholeness and ease. It is believed that yoga nidra is such that it is experienced according to need.

A regular yoga nidra practice can be a valuable source of self-care and support in one’s life. We invite you to experience this delicious, transformative and deeply nourishing practice.


About Pat Plum

Pat was introduced to yoga 40 years ago, and to meditation shortly after. Interested, since her teens, in traditional spirituality and religious teachings around compassion and meditative practices, she has studied and practiced many forms of yoga and meditation, and maintains a focused daily practice.

With a social science and visual arts background, Pat has, over the past 30+ years supported parents and families as a homebirth doula and pre-school mothercraft nurse, home-birthed and parented her own four children, and worked in a number of teaching, arts and humanitarian roles, imbuing her work with a strong creative, organic, healthy-lifestyle focus. She is passionate about teaching and serving others in an affirmative manner that connects them to their inner capacities and nurtures a passion for learning and for life.

Studying an Ancient World Studies Arts major at the University of Melbourne has enabled a deep exploration of ancient traditions from which many present-day wellbeing modalities have evolved. Focusing upon the human body, neuroscience, and spiritual philosophies and practices that enhance wellbeing, Pat’s study has spanned ancient cultural practices through to contemporary cutting edge scientific research. Additionally, Pat has completed yoga nidra teacher training with Veena Merz (Sri Ma Yoga School), Swami Karma Karuna (Satyananda Yoga Teachers Association) and Barbara Kuendig (Santosha Yoga Institute).


Believing that today’s commercialisation of wellbeing practices that originated in the ancient world often means that those who may benefit from them the most can afford them the least, Pat is keen to offer classes at ESNLC for members.