The healing power of rest.

What if you could receive all the benefits of meditation and more while lying down?


We have a true passion for well-rested women.


At Bold Tranquility we help women go from worn out to well-rested using the magic of yoga nidra meditation. 

All of this is done, lying down, listening to a guided voice.

Yes, it's "nap" time for women. Finally.

Women who use our meditations tell us yoga nidra naps help them:

Remember who they are...and who they can be

Get better sleep

Feel deeply rested

Heal from physical, mental, and spiritual pain

Let go of trauma

Create peaceful intimate relationships

Overcome anxiety and depression

Feel like themselves again

Feel joyful and at peace


Who We Are

Karen Brody

Karen is Bold Tranquility's founder, yoga nidra cheerleader, mother of two teenagers, and a critically-acclaimed writer. She helps women visionaries around the world lead from a well-rested place.

Soon after discovering yoga nidra, Karen wrote the play Birth and started a global theater-for-social-change movement, raising awareness and over $1 million to improve maternity care around the world. She also got off of anxiety medication after years of crippling panic attacks, especially when her children were young. This kick started her deep love for yoga nidra. (What woman doesn't want to lie down, do nothing, and feel great again?).

Initially, Karen worked with pregnant moms and then trained birth professionals in her unique BOLD Method for Birth empowerment program, using the principles and practices of yoga nidra as a cornerstone. Seeing how successful this method was at helping women give birth to babies, Karen began to test out her method with women who were "pregnant" with ideas. This lay the foundation for Bold Tranquility, a movement to help women take back rest.

Karen knows only too well how lack of rest leads many women into a state of severe exhaustion, poor health, and mental confusion. She was this woman until she discovered yoga nidra meditation. Now certified in the Amrit Method of yoga nidra and trained in level 1 iRest yoga nidra, Karen has coached thousands of women visionaries using this ancient sleep=based meditation technique.

Karen speaks at women's conferences, writes for national magazines, and has been profiled in magazines.

When Karen's not cheerleading yoga nidra you can find her writing, drinking a green juice, laying in a hammock, practicing yoga nidra in her 'rest cave,' listening to Michael Franti, hiking a mountain, shooting hoops or eating Indian food with her boys and husband. 

why Karen's a yoga nidra meditation cheerleader

Favorite Quote

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Alston Taggart

Alston is ridiculously passionate about creating designs that make a difference. The moment she found out about Bold Tranquility she said YES to helping us design our brand because she knew in her soul that women need rest and being a yoga teacher she had experienced the power of yoga nidra meditation. Most days you'll find her designing in her Studio Red for us or the World Wildlife Federation and other organizations spreading goodness around the world. Outside of work Alston makes costumes out of recycled materials with her two deliciously adorable twin girls Mila and Freya.

Favorite Quote

"Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching." - Satchel Paige




Daring to Rest - Immersion

October 2016

Struggling to commit to rest and calm?  Had a difficult year and need to recharge in every cell and nerve? Our 9 month online immersion program helps you take back rest, reclaim your power, and dream big using yoga nidra meditation. Get on our early notifications list here.


Daring to Rest - Retreat for Mothers

March 24 - 28, 2017

Sivananda Yoga Retreat Bahamas. Go here to learn more about spending one week recharging with yoga nidra meditation on the beach in Paradise, Island.


1:1 Mentoring

Karen works with a small number of women privately using yoga nidra meditation and embodied mentoring to help you find clarity, peace, and ease. If you're not sleeping well or experiencing anxiety, this is a messenger. Private work is a wonderful opportunity to discover what is being asked of you and make great shifts in your life. This journey is for women ready to show up for themselves and create.  If you'd like to work privately with her contact us.


There's a Bold Tranquility Meditation for Every Woman.


Our sleep-based meditations help visionary women break the cycle of fatigue, sleep better, and awaken power.

I gave myself the 1-year Well-Rested Woman yoga nidra meditation journey as a gift of rest to myself and what a blessing it has been for me! I have surrendered to this being my primary meditation practice for now. My body, mind and spirit are so thankful that I did this! You will love Karen Brody’s soothing voice! Thank you Bold Tranquility!!
— Denise Kennedy, New Mexico
Give yourself the gift of rest for one year. You'll receive a new meditation each week.

Give yourself the gift of rest for one year. You'll receive a new meditation each week.

Solitude awaits. These 7 twenty minute yoga nidra meditations will restore your body, improve your sleep, and clear your mind.

Solitude awaits. These 7 twenty minute yoga nidra meditations will restore your body, improve your sleep, and clear your mind.

Bliss out at bedtime. Seven 20 minute yoga nidra meditations to help you fall asleep easier and get back to sleep when you need it, 

Bliss out at bedtime. Seven 20 minute yoga nidra meditations to help you fall asleep easier and get back to sleep when you need it, 


Yoga nidra meditation is life-changing.

Yoga nidra meditation feels like the best nap of your life and at the same time it is a deep inquiry that helps you find stillness. 

Yoga = union    Nidra = sleep

It is commonly referred to as the Sleep of the Yogi. You are guided from waking state to dreaming and into deep sleep brainwaves, even traveling to a place beyond the mind where you can rest, restore and release habits and patterns that have been holding you back in life. You emerge from yoga nidra meditation clear-focused, less stressed, and well-rested.

While you can practice yoga nidra meditation sitting down, it’s the only form of meditation where you are encouraged to lie down. (YES - squeal!).  

I’m someone who moves very fast. I’m in a role of leadership, and I’ve struggled to create rest and calm. Yoga nidra meditation helped me rest deeply and create a temple space for my soul to rest in truth.
— Emily, Daring to Rest Immersion participant

Sleep meditation is so

simple to grasp

that even people with

no meditation background

can easily use it and

receive all the benefits.




What Women Are Saying

Bold Tranquility has made a tremendous impact in my waking and sleeping life! Both were greatly improved after a few sessions!
— Mary in Arizona
I feel excitement for having been guided to a meditation system that has immediate positive results!
— Denise in New Mexico
I never caught up on my ability to sleep even though I’m now a grandma. But I seem to be sleeping more deeply with Bold Tranquility’s yoga nidra. How can something so simple make a difference after all the sleep aids I’ve tried? Can hardly believe— but am going to continue the practice.
— Karen C. in Colorado
I noticed after doing your yoga nidra that I am more at peace with “just doing nothing” in my day to day life. Just sitting on the couch once in a while. Just lying down for a bit. I love it. I am still a very active person, but I am very grateful for the reminder I got that resting is not the same as being lazy. And that rest is essential. For everything.
— Monique in The Netherlands
I have always been one of those women that says about rest, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” But one day, as I sat on the edge of my bed weeping from exhaustion, stress, and day to day overwhelming needs of motherhood, wife, canine and human, I thought of Karen Brody talking about yoga nidra, and how she knew I could truly benefit from this type of meditation. I was a prime candidate for yoga nidra. If anyone needed rest, sleep and a peaceful mind it was me. So in desperate need of relief, I signed up for her free 21 day yoga nidra meditation challenge. And I want to say “THANK YOU Karen Brody for putting women first, for helping us to know we have a choice and that we are not alone, our strength is within and it only takes “15 MINUTES!” That’s my new number. You have given me a gift, that I can now give myself “REST!” - through BOLD Tranquility’s yoga nidra meditation. It means so much to know I have someone like Karen’s soothing voice watching over me for “15 MINUTES!” Thank you.
— Caté in Maryland
Bold Tranquility’s yoga nidra meditations have been so beneficial for me. Being diagnosed recently with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I found the meditations to jump start my mind, body and spirit to a healthier version of myself. The recordings were easy to follow. I am more relaxed, rest better at night and have a feeling of being held in the sacredness of rest. I will continue daily to infuse Yoga Nidra into my lifestyle. I am a well-rested woman who has a new tool for rejuvenation. Thank you so much!
— Cindy in Virginia
I am recuperating from a broken arm and my normal activity level is curtailed which has made me depressed. Bold Tranquility’s yoga nidra meditations were priceless for me during this stressful time.
— Elaine in Georgia
While lying down practicing your yoga nidra I had this moment of knowing that a good change in my life is possible - that I don’t have to believe in all those things that are stressing me out. I’ve got two words for every woman: TRY IT!
— Jo
I loved the chiming bell at start and stop of each meditation. it put me “in the mood.” I also felt more in touch with my body, this was an immediate effect. I also breathed deeper during the day, and amazingly had a revelation that self care can happen throughout the day and is not something to “fit in” if there is time.
— Joanne in Ohio
Though your yoga nidra was but 20 minutes of my day, it helped me to slow down in all aspects of my life. My husband jokes that I have two speeds: fast and asleep. Somehow the daily practice created more mindfulness in all of my day.
— Teddy in Florida
My first Bold Tranquility yoga nidra session - wow!! even with my cat sitting there licking my face for the first few minutes, I could really see how this was helpful!
— Spring in Canada
I felt much better rested, and had many more memorable dreams than I’ve had since I was a child.
— Veronica in Washington
I have to say I think of Karen Brody like ‘lavender essential oil’... it’s soothing and comforting and brilliant and very helpful and it’s a ‘go to oil’... I had a wonderful experience with private yoga nidra coaching sessions with Karen Brody...she’s a great, caring woman with tremendous life experience and resources and depth of knowledge and insight...just what I needed in this very busy frenetic world.
— Christine in Florida