a sadhana of rest, relaxation and reclamation

November 21st - December 21st

6-7am PST

9-10am EST

2-3pm GMT

3-4pm CET

*no gathering on December 3rd or 4th


Uncover a sacred space where you can take refuge and receive deep healing in the form of nurturance, guidance, and grace. Through the time honored practice of Yoga Nidra, and a modern approach to working with our shadow through self-inquiry, reflection and contemplation, rest can soften you to the sacred truth of who you are.

A deeply nourishing experience for body, mind and soul, we will explore traditional means for bringing beauty, trust, and devotion to our practice and our life.  Offered as a guided group practice we will gather virtually every day as a supportive sangha. 

Through daily practice we will softly, and systematically release long held patterns of tension associated to anger, resentment, sorrow, and fear. This release creates space for greater sensitivity to prana, the loving touch of the divine. 

I invite you to explore the power of surrender and experience the depth of remembrance available to you. 

Daily contemplation opportunities provided through the work of Pixie Lighthorse in Goldmining the Shadows.

A preparation for Vishoka Meditation®

Imagine a life free from pain and sorrow—infused with joy and tranquility.

The ancient yogis called this state vishoka, and insisted that we all can reach it. The key is a precise set of meditative techniques designed to unite mind and breath, and turn them inward.

Our relationship with our breath, and specifically with Prana, the intelligence which governs and guides our breath (and much more) is the key to a meaningful experience of Vishoka Meditation®, and - one could argue - all Tantric Yoga methodologies.

Vishoka Meditation® is a living practice supported by a rich body of wisdom, refined over countless generations for thousands of years. It is a technique that is spiritually-grounded, yet highly systematic and experiential. This system helps us to train our breath, then refine the experience of our breath to develop sensitivity to the more subtle, yet potent, element of the breath, prana.

The Himalayan Tradition

The techniques guided in WE REST are oriented toward Vishoka Meditation®.

They have been preserved and passed down through the Himalayan Tradition and made accessible to this generation through the writing and teaching of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. I practice and study Vishoka Meditation® with Pandit Tigunait and the senior teachers of the Himalayan Institute. Simultaneously simple and profound, Vishoka Meditation® is accessible for all levels of practitioner. Its impact, effectiveness, and depth develop exponentially with devotion to practice.

Natalie Backman, Certified Vishoka Meditation® Teacher

Devoted to the Divine Mother, Natalie shares yoga and meditation through her own direct experience.

Endeavoring to represent the Tradition with integrity, she also brings her own unique humanity to her teaching. Natalie guides experiences of yoga asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, Vishoka Meditation®, and Yoga Sutra based practices of contemplation and self-inquiry – all with the aim of facilitating a life of greater fulfillment and freedom. Natalie offers mentorship to those craving a one-on-one source of nourishment and support, particularly around deepening the intimacy of one's practice, personalizing one's approach to teaching, and applying the wisdom of yoga to one's daily life. Imperfect as it may be, Natalie's life is an offering to the Divine. May it be received in the spirit with which it is offered.

Jai Maa

Certified Vishoka Meditation Teacher

38 Lessons

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38 Lessons in WE REST:


Welcome to WE REST

How to Prepare

Support Resources

Books, props + more

What is Shadow?

Wisdom from Goldmining the Shadows by Pixie Lighthorse

Healing Sankalpa

Honor your healing

Gathering Details

Zoom Login Details

WE REST Sadhana Sankalpa

Bringing Reverence and Resolve to our Practice

Tending your Shadow Compassionately

compassion is the remedy


Prayers of the Tradition

Prayers of the Himalayan Tradition

Daily Recitation Practice

For ease in daily recitation...


Day One

How Shadows Are Made

Day Two

Self Regulation

Day Three

Belonging + Connection

Day Four

Shadow's Specialties

Day Five

Unrelenting Voices

Day Six

Masking Pain

Day Seven

Ears Up for Self-Talk

Day Eight

No Place Like Home

Day Nine

Call It What It Is

Day Ten


Day Eleven

Guilt + Shame

Day Twelve


Day Thirteen

Feel It to Heal It

Day Fourteen

How You Know

Day Fifteen

An Eye For Treasure

Day Sixteen

Excruciating Vulnerability

Day Seventeen

Unbearable Discomfort

Day Eighteen

False Comfort

Day Nineteen

Self Loathing

Day Twenty

The Rage of Self-Betrayal

Day Twenty One


Day Twenty Two

What the Shadow is Hungry For

Day Twenty Three

Injured Pride

Day Twenty Four

Spiritual Battles

Day Twenty Five

The Return of Vitality

Day Twenty Six

Relationship Improvements

Day Twenty Seven

Me and We

Day Twenty Eight


Honoring the Darkness

Let your Shadow inform your Light