Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
with Devinder Kaur
October 23 to October 25, 2020
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a type of meditation based in the ancient yogic anatomy of the Koshas, the 5 subtle bodies. Sometimes described as a long savasana, it is actually a combination of deep body relaxation and mental awareness. Yoga Nidra is a quiet journey inward to stillness that transforms and releases old habits, fatigue, worry, and stress. Yoga Nidra is a technique for physical rejuvenation, mental relaxation, spiritual growth, and overall wellness.
This training is for those who would like to offer students the opportunity to experience a systematic method of conscious relaxation. Yoga Nidra has been found to be effective in treating many of the physical symptoms of stress, including insomnia, anxiety, and depression. It is also helpful in the treatment of PTSD and addictions.
During our weekend together, we will:
- Explore the science, philosophy and practice of Yoga Nidra.
- Gain a solid understanding of how this practice can assist different populations.
- Learn how to practically present Yoga Nidra sessions in both group and individualized settings.
This introductory course is suitable for all Yoga students, Yoga Teachers, wellness instructors, mental health counselors, doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and other health care professionals.
During the course you will learn:
Introduction to Yoga Nidra
- What is Yoga Nidra?
- What is consciousness?
- How is Yoga Nidra different from meditation
- The benefits of the practice
The Science of Yoga Nidra
- The science behind the practice
- Modern neuroscience and neuroplasticity
- Nervous system regulation and vagus nerve
The Philosophy of Yoga Nidra
- The history of Yoga Nidra
- The Kosha’s, 5 subtle bodies
- The stages of Yoga Nidra
Types of Yoga Nidra Practices
- Yoga Nidra as a meditative practice
- Creating Sankalpa: Intention and Visualization
- Script preparation for effective classes
Leading Yoga Nidra Practices
- The tools to teach Yoga Nidra
- Enhancing your personal practice and/or Yoga Classes with Yoga Nidra
- The importance of voice and finding your voice
- Creating a comfortable and safe environment: props, postures and music
- Movement and breathwork practices to support the Yoga Nidra experience
Dates and Timings
October 23 to October 25, 2020
- Friday: 6 pm to 9 pm
- Saturday: 11:30 am to 6 pm
- Sunday: 11:30 am to 6 pm
Breaks will be provided. A reading list will be provided in advance of the start date of the training and contains required reading for the training.
Costs and Registration
$425.00 per person. SAVE $50.00 by registering on or before June 30, 2020 for $375.00 per person.
Fee includes the training, manual and certificate.
This 15 hour training prepares and certifies you to teach a 1-hour introductory Yoga Nidra workshop and lead individual or group Yoga Nidra classes.
This course is open to general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga and/or meditation practice is recommended for participation. For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance. This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.
300 Hour Program Elective Module: 15 Hours
In the event you are unable to attend the course after registration, please refer to our Refund Policy.
About Your Teacher – Devinder Kaur
Attend a Kundalini class with Devinder Kaur, and you’ll experience why students have studied and practiced with her for well over fifteen years. She is a smart, experienced, and positive yoga teacher, who approaches the spiritual practice of Kundalini with humour and sensitivity. Her strong interpersonal approach to teaching helps people reach their individual goals and empower themselves through yoga. Chosen by the international Kundalini community, Devinder recently won the 2014 International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association’s “Certificate of Teacher Recognition” for an outstanding reputation of teaching.
While talented and practiced, Devinder is also thoroughly accredited – she is a 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in the Hatha and Kundalini Yoga traditions. She is an Ottawa Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer and is recognized as the Kundalini Yoga Lead Trainer in the Ottawa region, as certified by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI). Devinder is also honoured to serve as member of the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) Board of Directors.
Today, with over 25 years of experience as a self-employed business owner and business/IT consultant, she is a much requested presenter on television programs, at local and national Yoga and Women’s conferences, and travels extensively as a guest trainer for Hatha and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training programs.