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Daring to Rest: Becoming a Well-Rested Woman

February 2 - February 6

“The world needs you and what you have to offer.  But it needs the fully alive, well-rested you, not the exhausted you.” 

– Karen Brody, founder of Daring to Rest Yoga Nidra


How would it feel to…

Have a slow morning:

    • Sleeping in as much as you need to

    • Breakfast prepared for you.

    • Enjoying a hot beverage while reading, journaling, or walking by the ocean.

    • Getting a massage or reiki session.



Have a restful day:

  • 11 am-12 pm Rest session with Hester

  • Lunch prepared for you.

  • Unstructured time for whatever you need.

  • 2-4 pm Rest session with Hester





Have a relaxing evening:

  • Watch the sunset or walk by the ocean.

  • Dinner prepared for you.

  • Sitting by the fireplace, lying on the bio mat, or taking a sauna.

  • Going to bed whenever you wish

For 3 days in a row…this is our winter retreat schedule, and everything is optional!



Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice for deep rest and renewal. There is no movement or effort required. We lie down in a cozy nest of blankets and pillows. We invite deep relaxation into our physical bodies and minds by following prompts for breath sensing, body sensing, and guided imagery.

Using the Daring to Rest Yoga Nidra method for women, we will be tending to our exhaustion on 3 levels:

1) Physical exhaustion (Rest phase: Saturday)

2) Mental/emotional exhaustion (Release phase: Sunday)

3) Soul/life purpose exhaustion (Rise Phase: Monday)

Your retreat package includes:

A recording of Hester’s surrender to sleep meditation to help you unwind from your day and drift into a peaceful sleep.
Recordings of Hester’s rest, release and rise yoga nidra meditations so you can take rest home with you into your daily life.
An organic cotton eye pillow. This gentle weight over the eyelids signals to the vagus nerve that it’s time to rest.
Your own copy of the Daring to Rest book by Karen Brody. Hester will be teaching short rest practices from this book that you can continue to use at home.
Fairy Godmother Rest Balm by Hester’s friend Shelagh at 1912 Aromatherapy. Hester loves using this at night to drift into a peaceful sleep, or to go back to sleep after waking up in the night.





DATES: The retreat begins Friday February 2nd at 5 pm and concludes on Tuesday February 6th at 1 pm. Guests may extend their stay an additional night to enjoy the renewal of Limina. Our rest sessions are Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11am-12pm and 2-4pm so there is plenty of unstructured time to use all of Limina’s amenities such as the sauna, biomat, walking by the ocean, observing the sunrise/sunset.  You may also choose to book private healing arts sessions like massage or reiki for an additional cost. More information about what to expect and preparing for the weekend will be share upon registration and prior to retreat beginning.


FEES: We offer different levels of room rates to suit a variety of budgets.  For one person, a four-night stay ranges from $830 – $1660 depending on the room and rate chosen. All meals, speaker’s stipend, and materials are included. Click below to explore the rates and reserve your room.


Register and Stay at Limina


Register as a Commuter – $480



Testimonials from past Daring to Rest participants

Try one of Hester’s Daring to Rest yoga nidra meditations here

“Hester’s Yoga Nidra sessions have been very helpful in allowing me to rest, not just sleep.  On days when I had those sessions, I woke up pain free (most mornings I wake up in pain and feeling exhausted). ” -Julie

“Since I started doing Hester’s Yoga Nidra recordings daily, I am sleeping much more deeply!  When I wake up in the night it’s easy to get back to sleep quickly with the short breathing practices I learned from her.  ”  -Christine

“I’ve done a couple different types of Yoga Nidra, but the Daring to Rest was so wonderful. It made me realize how essential and empowering rest is. ”  -Melissa


Meet Hester, your retreat leader



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Hester Kohl Brooks
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Limina Renewal
35 West Ocean Drive
Searsport, 04974 United States

Questions? Contact info@liminarenewal.com.