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Pratyahara - a Sanskrit word meaning withdrawal of the senses.

A retreat INTO Self


 Inside these 4 restorative yoga practices, you will be drawn into the inner senses through cueing, long holds and breath. Releasing the need for sight by providing practices that are nourishing for your body, mind and spirit, is the pathway toward awakening our innate wisdom. Your body has the opportunity to speak without comparison. It is given the space to be felt, heard and loved. 

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Yoga Nidra 

What is it? 

I teach Yoga Nidra as a spiritual practice of awakening to our true self - the highest self and collective consciousness. 


Becoming connected to our spiritual self, begins the awakening of the inner voice that lies within.  

Curious about Yoga Nidra? Watch this video

Sankalpa - Heart Vow

A Sankalpa is the truth of your divine essence and entire being.


It is a commitment between yourself and the eternal truth of wholeness and a compass back to the unified experience of consciousness.



This succinct and powerful statement is dropped into the absorbent nature of the Alpha brain during the practice of Yoga Nidra. It's a tool to uproot limiting beliefs and restructure subconscious programming. I


t is said in the form of “I AM” and said with the conviction of knowing you are already there.


When we restructure the internal, the external follows. 



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The Playlist 

These practices are paired so beautifully with the following playlist. You can find this playlist on Spotify. 

The Practice 

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By taking part in these practice(s), you are hereby releasing Melanie Dawn and Melanie Dawn Yoga & Wellness of any liability for injury or suffering that may occur during the practice. Please be mindful of your limitations and understanding of the practice of yoga. This is meant for uninjured bodies and those that have had experience with restorative shapes. You should never experience pain inside of this practice. Please be an advocate for your body and health. 

The Props

  • Pillow(s)

  • Blanket

  • Bolster

  • Blocks

  • Eye Mask

  • Yoga Mat

Comfort and support is the goal for this practice.

The idea of seeking sensation is put aside for the pursuit of restorative stillness. 



Welcome, rare one!

I'm so glad we're here together


Have you heard it?

The voice that has all your answers. 

Of course, you have...but,  

Have you been able to understand it? To trust it? 

We've been schooled out of our inner voice and aligned with our mind and moved away from our hearts. 

The Rediscovery

Learning Through The Senses


Inside this video, I tell you a little more about who I am and how I first heard my inner voice