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Yoga Nidra with Past Life Regression

Yoga Nidra is a practice of deep relaxation of the body and mind, opening up access to the depths of our subconscious. In this session, Yoga Nidra is combined with the technique of immersion in the memories of past lives (regression therapy).

The session consists of a theoretical lecture (a story about the methodology and principles of work, as well as useful recommendations for successful implementation) and a practical session of immersion in the “archives” of our subconscious memory, which together takes 2.5 hours.

Regression therapy is a direction of psychotherapy, developed in the middle of the 20th century, and arising from experience with trance states and subconscious memory. The most famous founders of the method are psychologist Michael Newton (1931-2016), and psychiatrist Brian Weiss (b.1944).

Regression can be done as psychotherapy (individual session) and as a practice of self-knowledge, spiritual growth, a kind of cognitive excursion into your subconscious memory (group session).

This is especially useful for students of traditional yoga, where the doctrine of the reincarnation of the Soul (Atman or Jivatman) is one of the key ideas that the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras and many other Sanskrit texts speak about. After all, it is one thing to read the theory, and another to get a personal experience of reincarnation, your own inner experience. This inspires the further practice of yoga, its main goal, which in Sanskrit is called Atma-jnana, “knowing/discovering oneself as Soul”. In addition to this, regression, as well as classical Nidra, is an excellent method of “cleaning” negative samskaras, natural stress relief of certain events of past incarnations.

Attention! How to prepare for a regression session?

1. To successfully immerse yourself in the memories of past lives, its higly recommended to practice classical Yoga Nidra with the recording of Ilya Zhuravlev, which can be downloaded in mp3 for free here.

The more nidra sessions you practice, the more successful your immersion in regression will be (as you will develop the skill of deep relaxation).

2. To get acquainted with the principles and history of the method of regression therapy, it is advisable to read Ilya’s article.

3. If you tend to fall asleep quickly in yoga nidra, try not to eat 3 hours before practice, you even can drink a small cup of strong tea or coffee before practice.

4. If you have a cold, you have a cough, etc. please refrain from attending the session — you will disturb others.

5. Audio recording of the session is not permitted. This practice will NOT work on audio record. It is living process and not only words but energy work of therapyst and students. Your subconscious mind will not be fully involved in the work, knowing that you are making a record (and as if postponing the dive “for later” — but a full-fledged dive does not go under the record, this is checked). The effect of a session can only be experienced in the «here and now» state.

About teacher

ILIA ZHURAVLEV — one of the founders and leading teacher of the Yoga Center 108, MA in philosophy (Russian State University, Moscow, 1999), a certified hypnotherapist (course “Erickson therapy and hypnosis” under the direction of Professor M.R. Ginzburg, Institute of Group and Family Psychology and Psychotherapy, Moscow, 2012).

He completed Past Life Regression Therapy module 1 (2013) and 2 (advanced level, 2015) with Rifa Hodgson (Vancouver, Canada), certified teacher of Michael Newton Institute.

He also completed a regression therapy course with Dr. P.S. Gyngazov (Tomsk), 2015.

In 2017, in Roma (Italy) he attended a seminar on Past Life Regression Therapy with Brian Weiss  (psychiatrist and hypnotherapist), one of the “patriarchs” of regression therapy (practice of regressions since 1980), author the famous book “Many Masters, Many Lives” (1988).

In 2018-2019, he attended the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy training courses (age regression, in utero regression, past life regression and the Life between Lives/state between incarnations) under the guidance of Paul Aurand (New York, USA), a student of Michael Newton, now director of educational programs at the Michael Newton Institute (The Newton Institute of Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy / LBL) Currently in the certification process of Newton Institute.

Since 2015, member of the expert council of the Russian Association of Professional Regression Therapists (Association of Specialists in the Field of Deep Memory and Regression).

With Paul Aurand and Allison Lee Axinn (teachers of Michael Newton Institute) after finishing LBL course in Pietrasanta (Italy)
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Yoga Nidra with Past Life Regression