Next Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Dates: Feb 4th, 11th, 2018, 8-5pm (Two Sundays)
Location: 10 Forbes Street – Suite 103 St. John’s
*Space is limited. Enroll now at the link below to hold your space in this popular training.
Investment: $290+hst ($333.50)
*Scroll down for Yoga Nidra Definitions, course description, and registration instructions.
What is Yoga Nidra?
He who looks outside dreams. He who looks inside awakes. Carl Jung
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Practioners lie in comfortable positions and listen to a guided meditation that brings them into the state of deep relaxation that normally only occurs during the transition from wakefulness to sleep (hypnagogic) or from sleep to wakefulness (hypnopompic). In this state one becomes open to receiving intuition from the subconscious mind. Muscular, emotional and mental tensions can be alleviated. Many also experience great shifts in negative thought patterns and habits. Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that can bring about deep personal insight. It is also one of yoga’s most accessible practices. It’s benefits can be experienced by anyone, in any state of health, even if they are bedridden or have never done yoga before.
Yoga Nidras are usually 30 to 90 minutes. The audio sample below however is only a few minutes long. Unlike longer, traditional nidras that focus on deep personality, and spiritual evolution, shorter nidras are designed to be more of a physical, mental and emotional reset. After listening a few times you can memorize a short nidra and replay it in your head anytime to develop independent relaxation and coping skills.
About this Training
In this training you will explore the physiological, psychological and practical aspects of yoga nidra to develop a multi-faceted understanding of this powerful tradition.
Some topics covered in this two day intensive include:
- Jungian archetypes
- Neuroscience perspectives
- Yoga nidra traditions
- Modern variations of Yoga Nidra
- Hypnosis concepts
- Understanding your clients’ needs
- Incorporating yoga nidra into asana classes
- Yoga nidra for general audiences
- Yoga nidra for special populations
- Developing your own long and short scripts
- Props and classroom settings
- Practice putting learned skills into action
- Developing a home yoga nidra practice
- Includes a comprehensive manual, yoga nidra scripts for class usage and MP3 Downloads for personal practice.
Who is this training suitable for?
- Yoga Teachers who would like to incorporate this practice into their yoga instruction.
- Anyone working in health and wellness who would like to utilize yoga nidra as a tool to compliment their own practices.
- Yoga students wanting to deepen their understanding of this powerful technique and possibly bring it into their own practice.
St. John’s, NL March, 11 & 18th (Two Saturdays), 2017, 8am-5pm, Yoga Kula Co-op, Coaker’s Meadow Plaza, St. John’s, NL
Investment: $290 hst ($333.50) *50% non-refundable application fee due upon registration to hold your space. Remainder is due two weeks prior to training date.
To Register, submit the application form below and send your $145 non-refundable application fee. Within one week following the receipt of both your application fee and completed application form you will receive a response from Bobby on your application status. *If your application is turned down for any reason your initial fee will be immediately returned. Once you have received your acceptance letter via email your application fee becomes non-refundable.
To fill in this application use the scroll down bar to the right. Ensure that you have answered all application questions and pressed the submit button at the bottom of the application. Payment information can be found just below the form.
Payment Options: Send an email transfer to Bobby@ShaktiYoga.ca or use the paypal button below. Click the drop down box to choose application fee-only or pay-in-full options.
Bobby Bessey has a B.Sc in psychology and has been fascinated with hypnosis and deep relaxation theory ever since she took her first altered states of consciousness class as an undergrad. She later went on to study yoga nidra at Yoga Vidya Dham ashram in Maharashtra, India in the lineage of Swami Satyananada Saraswati, who was the first to write comprehensively on yoga nidra. Bobby has been incorporating both long and short form yoga nidras into her hatha yoga and prenatal yoga classes for over a decade. She is also a certified HypnoBirthing and HypnoMothering instructor, utilizing deep relaxation and hypnosis techniques to enable prenatal and postnatal mothers to prepare for calm, beautiful and enjoyable birth and motherhood experiences.