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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 10, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) – A Yoga Nidra Workshop, led by international yoga teacher and educator Kamini Desai, will be held in the Trustees Pavilion on the Ramapo College campus on Wednesday, November 16 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with a Meet and Greet/Book Signing at 6:30 p.m.

Desai, who is the developer of the core program curriculum of the Amrit Yoga Institute, a center for advanced studies, will lead attendees through Yoga Nidra, also known as integrative relaxation, to combine alert awareness with deep relaxation.

Yoga Nidra has been shown to have a profound impact on the body such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, managing blood sugar in adult onset diabetes and increasing tolerance to stress.  Yoga Nidra is simple to practice and is accessible to most individuals of any age or physical capability. Yoga Nidra is usually performed lying down, and the meditative techniques have been shown to promote the healing of injuries and diseases, induce a deep restful sleep, boost the immune system and reverse the degenerative aging process.

The workshop is $25 for the general public, $15 for Ramapo College alumni and employees, and free to all Ramapo College students.  Pre-registration is requested. 

To register, and for more information about the workshop or Ramapo College’s Yoga Teacher Certification program, a Registered Yoga School by the Yoga Alliance, please visit or call the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at 201.684.7370.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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