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Episode 5: Rest – A Meticulous Love Practice with Tricia Hersey of The Nap Ministry

Radiant Rest Podcast Episode 5

Welcome to the Radiant REST Podcast your source for all things yoga nidra, rest, sleep, and dreams. I am your host, Tracee Stanley and I believe that the unique practice of Yoga Nidra offered to us by the ancient sages, is the healing salve for our times. I am excited to share my love of all practices that lead to deep rest and all of the treasures that come from being rested. My new book Radiant REST: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity is available now!

About the Episode

Radiant Rest Podcast host Tracee Stanley speaks with Tricia Hersey founder of The Nap Ministry. They discuss the origins of the organization and the practice of rest as resistance. Tricia discusses her work as a performance artist, writer, and activist. The conversation traverses rest as a portal to the wisdom of the ancestors, how to make space for rest, creating boundaries, trauma, and the importance of rest for Black women. Tricia also speaks about the relationship between spirituality, creativity, imagination, and dreaming. Timely and potent this conversation was recorded on November 10, 2020. 

The Nap Ministry was founded in 2016 by Tricia Hersey and is an organization that examines the liberating power of naps. Nap Ministry engages with the power of performance art, site-specific installations, and community organizing to install sacred and safe spaces for the community to rest together. Nap ministry facilitates immersive workshops and curate performance art that examines rest as a radical tool for community healing.  We believe rest is a form of resistance and name sleep deprivation as a racial and social justice issue.  

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Find information about Octavia Butler’s A Few Rules for Predicting the Future and  pictures of The Nap Ministry art installations at https://thenapministry.wordpress.com/

Find out more about Tricia Hersey and events at https://www.triciahersey.com/

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Photo Credit: Charlie Watts

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About the Podcast

The RADIANT REST podcast brings you spacious conversations with guests on all things yoga nidra, rest, sleep, and dreams.



About Your Host

Tracee Stanley creates and holds sacred space to transform, inspire and empower, utilizing the practices of Yoga Nidra, Self-inquiry, Perfect Sankalpa, ritual, nature, and sacred movement.  She created the RADIANT REST to explore our birthright for deep rest and awakening to our true nature. Her book RADIANT REST: Yoga Nidra for Deep Rest and Awakened Clarity released by Shambhala Publications is available to order HERE.

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