We give women permission to rest.

Bold Tranquility is the sleep-based meditation you need, at precisely the moment when you need it.



We have a true passion for well-rested women.


At Bold Tranquility we help women lie down to wake up - using yoga nidra, a uniquely powerful sleep-based meditation technique.  We have designed a meditation system (web & app!) and complementary programs around the concept that for women to live healthy purpose-driven lives they must make rest a priority.

 Our meditations are for the tired modern woman who yearns to "Eat-Pray-Love" it to a quiet, reflective space to remember and recapture who she is.

Our 15-20 minute meditations are like short naps inviting you to lie down, get some rest, and imagine a life that you desire without the pressure to be perfect or please others. (women are so done with perfect, right?). We're inviting you to slow down, do nothing, and step into your well-rested woman.

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

The world encourages women to be good to others, strive for success at any cost, and view rest as a sign of weakness. Bold Tranquility supports you to take back rest in your life and use the power of a yoga nidra 'nap' to live your purpose.

Our movement is for women visionaries, changemakers, entrepreneurs, mothers - any woman who is 'pregnant'with purpose (or even a baby) and wants to dream big, but also wants to find a way to feel more relaxed and conscious in body, mind, and spirit.

Valerie Estelle Frankel says ,

"While the hero journeys for external fame, fortune, and power, the heroine tries to regain her lost creative spirit."

If you have a desire to feel deeply restored in your body and reclaim your lost creative spirit - your spark - then you're in the right place.  

We'll help you create space for more rest and quiet time while reclaiming your lost creative spirit - with sisterhood, fun, and hammocks (for yoga nidra naps of course!).


Who We Are

Karen Brody

Karen mentors women around the world to get some rest with yoga nidra meditation, dream big, and give birth to their truest self as part of the Bold Tranquility Well-Rested Woman Movement.

As the founder of Bold Tranquility, she created a yoga nidra meditation system for women because she knows only too well how lack of rest leads many women into a state of severe exhaustion, poor health, and mental confusion. Karen was this woman - with a history of severe anxiety & sleep-deprivation - 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 using this ancient yogic meditation technique.

Karen speaks at wellbeing and women's conferences, writes for national magazines, and has been profiled in magazines. She wrote her critically-acclaimed play Birth, known as "The Vagina Monologues for childbirth," thanks to yoga nidra meditation. Also, after years of crippling panic attacks she got off anti-anxiety medication after one year of practicing yoga nidra. This was the kickstart to her deep love for yoga nidra. (What woman doesn't want to practice a self care tool that invites her to lie down, do nothing, and feel great again?).

When Karen's not cheerleading yoga nidra with Bold Tranquility - leading both online and live events - you can find her drinking a green juice, laying in a hammock or her 'rest room' practicing yoga nidra, listening to "Free to be You and Me" and Michael Franti, hiking a mountain, or eating Indian food with her two teenage 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


Events & Programs

We offer online and in-person programs, to help women leaders embrace their well-rested woman. Click on the image below for more information.


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
Yoga nidra meditations for women who are exhausted, in a healing crisis, or just want to make rest a priority. Are you ready to give yourself permission to rest?

Yoga nidra meditations for women who are exhausted, in a healing crisis, or just want to make rest a priority. Are you ready to give yourself permission to rest?

Yoga nidra meditations for the woman who needs rest, but also feel ready to start breaking self-defeating habits and patterns that keep you exhausted. What do you need to release to feel more at ease?

Yoga nidra meditations for the woman who needs rest, but also feel ready to start breaking self-defeating habits and patterns that keep you exhausted. What do you need to release to feel more at ease?

Yoga nidra meditations for the woman who's beginning to feel well-rested and wants bring that well-rested feeling and sense of awe into everyday life.  

Yoga nidra meditations for the woman who's beginning to feel well-rested and wants bring that well-rested feeling and sense of awe into everyday life.  


Yoga nidra is a sleep-based meditation technique.


It's an all-natural sleep aid - ideal for women with sleep issues. Many people refer to yoga nidra as "the sleep of the yogi."

We call yoga nidra a 21st century power nap for women - not just because it's widely touted that 30 minutes of yoga nidra feels like 4 times that amount of sleep in your body, but because yoga nidra is a deeper invitation, to "wake up" to your absolute truest self.

At Bold Tranquility we use yoga nidra meditation to help you wake up to better health and what's possible in your life.. You may be healing from an illness or navigating a crisis or simply exhausted from everyday life (what woman isn't?). We offer yoga nidra meditatation as our signature tool to help you relax, be good to yourself and remember who you are - from your root.


Yoga nidra takes you to sleep consciously. You'll experience deeply restorative theta and delta brainwaves - and even a thoughtless state - that allows your body, mind, and spirit to relax, de-stress, and shed layers of exhaustion.

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

Yoga nidra meditation balances the nervous system, restructures the brain, and allows the body to restore from what yogis call the 4th dimension, a mystical place where deep restoration and self-healing is possible. You cannot get to this place with words, like through talk therapy. Yoga nidra takes you to a place beyond reason; a field of inner trust and grace that's hard to tap into when you're exhausted or in a healing crisis.

If you've ever wanted to just have a break from the chaotic external world and move into a sacred field of grace to feel more alive and discover more purpose and meaning then you're going to love yoga nidra.


Yoga nidra meditation is so

simple to grasp

that even people with

no yoga or meditation background

can easily use it and

receive all the benefits.


This 'bliss for the brain' is ideal for exhausted women because it's an invitation to lie down, do nothing, and go beyond the boundaries of your mind to look inside yourself. That's a well-rested woman. In today's crazy-busy world we need this kind of pause to shed layers of exhaustion and rediscover possibility in our lives.

We're shaking our yoga nidra pom poms, 

leading a movement for women to take back rest,

because well-rested women make great leaders.

If you feel a YES we'd love for you to join our rest sisterhood.


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 would recommend these yoga nidra meditations to anyone - in fact I told four friends about it and they all started the meditations and told me how it was working for them too! After a few days I noticed my intention for my life was taking place, in a very quiet but positive way.
— Jane in Illinois
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