The Art of Rest

A 3- or 5-Day Journey Exploring the Profound Essence of Rest

with Aimee Norton-Taylor and Iris

October 27–29, 2024
December 16–18 or December 16–20, 2024

Presented in English in Mazunte, Mexico

Do You Long to Rest Deeply in Yourself and Your Relationships?

This transformative workshop explores the profound essence of rest and the deep connection it fosters in ourselves and our relationships. 

Rooted in the wisdom of Hridaya Yoga, this journey blends individual practices and collective wisdom-sharing sessions. Together, we’ll experience restorative practices, somatic meditations, and explorations of resting in connection with one another and with nature.

Join us and discover how to cultivate inner resources to support you in opening and trusting your life. Learn to identify behaviors that take you out of rest, bringing more awareness to your coping mechanisms.

You’ll gain insight into the roots of your personal patterns, beliefs, and behaviors by looking into formative experiences—including conception, early childhood, and ancestral influences.

If you’re seeking to deepen your understanding of rest and cultivate a loving connection with yourself and others, this workshop is for you.

Whether you’re new to these practices or seeking to go deeper, you are welcome.


The first three days of the workshop will support you in learning how to deeply relax your entire being and become more aware of yourself lovingly and compassionately. When offered as a 5-day workshop, days four and five will enhance your capacity for self-compassion and compassion for others.


  • Cultivating a safe and nurturing environment for emotional, physical, and spiritual restoration
  • Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra, the yoga of conscious sleep
  • Somatic meditations
  • Learning to feel your body and create a heartful relationship with soma
  • Heart-centered witnessing 
  • Grounding techniques and conscious breathing to enhance your capacity to rest and be present
  • Guided bonding practices and dyads to connect with yourself and others
  • Gentle cranial massage techniques
  • Clear communication: saying yes and no
  • Epigenetics, ancestral influences, and developmental influences from conception to early childhood
  • How rest is already present in the body 
  • Identifying stress in the body
  • The nervous system and its role in rest
  • The meaning of healing and a healthy lifestyle
  • The balance of yin and yang, rest and activity


This Workshop Features Three Sessions Daily:

8:30–10:45 am      Session 1
10:45–11:45 am    Breakfast
11:45 am–2:00 pmSession 2
2:00–4:30 pm        Break
4:30–7:00 pm        Session 3
7:00 pm        Dinner

Schedule subject to change.

Finding rest within yourself is the most productive thing you can do for your entire being and all your relationships.

Pricing and Registration

Click Pricing and Registration for information and to register for this workshop.

Join Aimee and Iris on October 17th at 8:15 pm for a free introduction and Q&A session.

October 27–29, 2024Email us for accommodation info.3-Day Art of Rest WorkshopAimee Norton-Taylor and IrisPricing and Registration
December 16–18, 2024December 15–19, 20243-Day Art of Rest WorkshopAimee Norton-Taylor and IrisPricing and Registration
December 16–20, 2024December 15–21, 20245-Day Art of Rest WorkshopAimee Norton-Taylor and IrisPricing and Registration

Please Note:

  • This workshop is presented in English at our center in Mazunte, Mexico and is open to all. No previous yoga or meditation experience is required.
  • The workshop will begin in the morning, so we suggest arriving in Mazunte the day before it starts. If you are not staying on-site, please come to the Hridaya Yoga Center at 8:15 am on the first day to complete the registration process.
  • Please read our Registration Guidelines before booking.
  • Hridaya Yoga is a non-profit organization. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to practice, which is why we keep our prices low. If our rates still exceed your budget, you are welcome to apply for our low-income discount.

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