Yoga master class: Yogic sleep: practices for a good rest, guided by Dr. Helena Lass

22. November, 11.00 to 16.00

The quality of sleep forms one of the pillars for good health. In the master class guided by Dr. Helena Lass you will learn to relax both your body and mind, and you will learn how to quickly recharge yourself. For this purpose, yoga nidra or a technique of yogic relaxation is acquired. According to studies, brainwaves characteristic of deep dreamless sleep have been registered during the practice, claiming 15 minutes of yoga nidra to be equal to 1 hour of regular sleep.

Yoga nidra is a special meditative practice where you learn to relax your physical, vital and mental levels of functioning to the maximum, while sustaining consciousness. Yoga nidra is sometimes called sleepless sleep or ultimate-rest, because brain studies show that a deep sleep-like state develops during practice, leading to 15 minutes of yoga nidra being as efficient as 1 hour of regular sleep.

The deeper goal of yoga nidra is to cleanse the subconscious, maintain consciousness even while the body sleeps, and discover a more relaxed state of consciousness from the waking conscious state.

The detailed schedule of the master class is as follows:

❧ 11.00–11.15 - gathering

❧ 11.15–13.00 - yoga master class: awareness, conscious relaxation, short version of yoga-nidra (15 min)

❧ 13.00–14.00 - lunch

❧ 14.00–16.00 - yoga master class continues: 45-minute full version of yoga-nidra, functional aromatherapy

As a student of Ingvar Villido Ishwarananda, Helena Lass has been practicing kriya yoga and AoCC, the foundational teachings at Lilleoru, for over 10 years. A psychiatrist by profession, Helena teaches AoCC I-II courses with a focus on mental wellness and health. Helena has spoken at many conferences and published numerous articles on mental wellness in magazines accross the globe. In 2018, her scientific paper on future perspectives in mental health was published in the book by world’s leading scientific publishing house Routledge.

Price: 60 €

It is possible to participate both in Lilleoru on site and ONLINE! The online event is broadcasted in two languages - Estonian and English.

Price for the whole day by participating in Lilleoru on site: 60 €

The price includes delicious vegetarian lunch in Lilleoru.

Price for the whole day by participating ONLINE: 50 €


Date and place
Venue: Ingvar Villido Ishwarananda School, Lilleoru, Taevasmaa tee 2, Aruvalla küla, Rae vald

Info for online participants. The event is translated into English. We will send you an online participation link with a ticket via e-mail. The master class can be watched LIVE and followed-up 7 days after the event. We will send you a follow-up link in a separate e-mail after the event. You can attend on your computer, smartphone or tablet. You have to install ZOOM Meeting app to your device before the master class. You can find detailed instructions  here. Please make sure that your internet connection is stable enough to attend the event.