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    Sydney Cutler Abich

    Los Angeles, California

    • Guided Meditation
    • Yoga Nidra

    About

    As a clinical social worker practicing in high-stress environments for over sixteen years, I eventually found myself feeling totally exhausted-- sleep-deprived, drained, unhealthy, and disconnected from my loved ones and myself. In a moment of desperation, I tried a Yoga Nidra meditation class, and, over time, experienced a total transformation in my ability to care for myself as well as my approach to life, career, and family. Practicing Yoga Nidra meditation for the past several years has enabled me to experience greater inner peace, better sleep, improved health-- and to become more present in my every day life. 

    Inspired by my personal experiences practicing Yoga Nidra, I wanted to share this amazing practice in our community, and travelled to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health to train with Jennifer Reis, creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® in order to become a certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® instructor. 

    I hold a Bachelor of Science from Boston University in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master's of Social Work with a Healthcare Concentration from Barry University. I believe in the transformative power of music, nature, love, compassion, and community. I am a lifelong student and love to educate myself on all things wellness-- yoga, eastern philosophy, nutrition, traditional and complementary medicine, and on and on! I live in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles with my husband and son.

    Ananda means "bliss," and it is my wish to guide everyone to find theirs.

    PHILOSPHY 

    Yoga Nidra meditation ("yogic sleep") is a meditative practice which induces the relaxation response — the body’s natural healing state — where revitalization and regeneration naturally occur. It is non-religious and accessible to all ages and abilities. Over the course of 45 minutes, practitioners are guided through a journey of relaxation from the outside in. Upon return from meditation, individuals will feel rested, rejuvenated, and able to finish the day with renewed focus and energy. In fact, just twenty minutes in this state of deep relaxation feels like 3 hours of conventional sleep!

    Qualifications

    I have a Master's Degree in Social Work

    Certified Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra Guide from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

    Years In Practice

    1 year

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