We give women permission to rest.
Bold Tranquility is the sleep-based meditation you need, at precisely the moment when you need it.
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!).
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.
"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 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.
"Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching." - Satchel Paige
It's a unique combination of alert awareness and deep relaxation. Many people refer to yoga nidra as "the art of conscious relaxation."
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 - your purpose.
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.
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 pompoms, leading a movement for women to take back rest, step into their well-rested woman selves and form a deeper connection to yourself using yoga nidra meditation. If you feel a YES we'd love for you to join us by trying a Bold Tranquility yoga nidra meditation or taking on online or live event.