Shut up in your home? Cannot work? Overcome with worry and stress over the uncertainty of the Corona Time? 
Take a one night and morning  break at The Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast and discover how to turn within through the  ancient meditative practice of Yoga Nidra that 

  1. releases negative emotions and thought patterns, 
  2. calms the nervous system
  3. restores a deep sense of well—being and equanimity. 

Yoga Nidra has also been shown to effectively: 

  1. improve your ability to relax and enjoy life,
  2. improve interpersonal relationships,
  3. improve resilience and coping skills,
  4. and increase inner peace and well-being

Yoga Nidra is a 30 minute guided relaxation of stress and tension in the body and mind.

The two Yoga Nidra sessions, each two hours in evening and morning,  can motivate and help you to restore your capacity to deal with stress in your daily life.  You will  take home a Yoga Nidra CD in order to learn how to use the applications of inner relaxation in your daily life. Yoga Nidra as a practice gives you the tools and the motivation to find and relieve stress and tension in your mind as it happens. In addition to the session,  you will have unlimited email correspondence with the instructor.

The two-day sessions includes additional personal application of the Yoga Nidra techniques, creative dialogues about stress and tension in the mind, and a philosophical context on why this practice is so important in our age of anxiety and stress.

When our comfortable and certain world appears to be collapsing around us, that is the moment when we take the unexpected path, open previously ignored doors, and discover the well-spring of joy and creativity that always lies within us.

“God disguised as myriad things

and playing a game of tag

has kissed you and said

‘You’re it..I mean,

you’re REALLY IT’

Now it does not matter

what you believe or feel

for something wonderful,

Major-league Wonderful

is someday going to happen.”


Ed Conley is an insight meditation teacher in Blackstone, Virginia, where he lives with his wife, Tilly, a native of Blackstone. From the early 60’s Ed was consumed by hunger for truth and in 1968 he had a profound and life changing awakening through a connection with the world teacher J. Krishnamurti. In the 70’s he found a direction for his journey through association with Alice Christensen, American Yoga Association, and Swami Muktananda of Siddha Yoga. Ed and his wife ran a meditation center for Siddha Yoga in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in 1980-1981.

Having settled in Southside Virginia in the early 80s, Ed began teaching yoga in Blackstone and opened the Blackstone Yoga Center. Ed taught awakening insight meditation through Yoga Nidra for 5 years in Chesterfield County. He is currently a spiritual writer on social media where he practices awakening insight through creative dialogue. 

A VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE! …… I had no idea how beneficial and what a positive impact it would have in my daily life. Each week I gained a deeper insight into the meditation process. Through the daily exercises the method became easier for me to understand, that with practice, how valuable this would prove to me in my daily life.

Joe S.

Thank you Ed for giving of your time to share your knowledge through these classes, and thank you for giving me the tools and “know-how” to use them. It has made a big difference in my life!

Susan Q.