Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a type of meditation based on 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 important 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 Times
Friday, October 13, 2023 to Sunday, October 15, 2023
- Friday: 6:30 pm ET to 9 pm ET
- Saturday: 10 am ET to 5 pm ET
- Sunday: 10 am ET to 5 pm ET
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.
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