NEW CLASS! The Ultimate Relaxation with Yoga Nidra

Join us for the all new class, Yoga Nidra at the Berkeley Heights YMCA! Reach the ultimate mode of relaxation in Yoga Nidra—also known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Benefits can include decreased anxiety and stress relief as well as fostering feelings of peace and calmness.


Benefits of Yoga Nidra:

1. Fully Accessible to All:

Yoga Nidra is simple and easy for all to adapt because the only thing you need to do is lie down. Whether you are a child or a senior, regardless of your age or level of meditation, anyone can engage in Yoga Nidra. 


2. Minimal Effort

Yoga Nidra is not a difficult practice--it is slow, simple, easy to do and is guided so you don't have to think about how to clear your mind or what to do next.


3. No Accessories Needed

Just find a comfy space to lay down and focus your attention inward--whether it be a mat or your bed, anything works. 


4. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Focusing on your body and breath in Yoga Nidra can significantly affect the nervous system and help dispel anxiety. Deep breathing and muscle relaxation can calm your nervous system and promote stress relief.


5. Connect With Yourself

Yoga Nidra teaches you about not just your connection of breath to your muscles, but to your deeper psyche. Guided meditation helps you understand your breathing, visualizing and mindfulness. It opens the path to your inner mind so that you have the ability to enter that safe mindspace at your leisure. 


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Reservations are required to manage capacity as space is limited. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Reservations and session availability can be found on the Find a Class tab on the SAY Mobile App or via our Online Schedules.

Class Schedules


To learn more about class details, reservation rules, check-in procedures and participation policies, review our Yoga Class Guidelines. We ask all interested participants to please review these guidelines thoroughly.




All members must sign an updated Summit Area YMCA membership waiver online before participating in any Y activities. The waiver only has to be completed once.



Members can rest assured that we are working closely with the CDC and Board of Health guidelines to ensure safety and prevention of disease as detailed in the Yoga Class Guidelines. We ask all interested participants to please review these guidelines thoroughly. Similar to participants, Summit Area YMCA staff are also subject to health screenings and temperature checks, hand sanitizing, mask, social distancing requirements and more. Time is reserved before and after each class for staff to clean, disinfect and sanitize our facilities and any equipment (if applicable) to ensure cleanliness. The YMCA uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect our facilities and equipment. Wipes and disinfectant will also be available for member use if needed.

Respectfully we ask, that if you are not feeling well, have any COVID-19 related symptoms, have been in close proximity to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has any COVID-19 related symptoms, have travelled internationally or to any of the states on the NJ quarantine listing, you please stay home and postpone your anticipated visit to the Y.