Yoga Nidra Certification Course
Friday-Monday October 10-13, 2014 9 am-5:30 pm Fri-Sun, 8 am-4:15 pm Mon
Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio- Portland, Maine
Instructors: Krishna Peter Perry and Aiyana Athenian
We invite you to experience and become certified in Yoga Nidra, the science of deep relaxation. Yoga means “union.” Nidra means “sleep.” Yoga Nidra is a state between sleep and deep relaxation. It is a systematic method of inducing deep physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The practice is done while lying down on one’s back. The eyes are closed and the body made completely comfortable. It involves deep relaxation with inner awareness while the instructor leads a guided session with his/her voice. The teacher uses auto-suggestion cues, visualization and affirmation to create an environment in which healing can occur.
A few of the benefits now being confirmed by the medical field are increased immune function, digestive function and better sleep. The gifts of Yoga Nidra are the releasing of old habits, fatigue, worry and stress. Yoga Nidra can be practiced by anyone of any size or shape. This is not a physical exercise but rather a technique for physical rejuvenation, mental relaxation, spiritual growth and overall wellness. According to yogic thought unregulated stress is the root of most physical and mental ailments today. The secret of Yoga Nidra (and to better health) lie in its ability to relieve tension and stress at its root and restore a balanced state of mind and a deeply rested body.
This 4-day course certifies yoga teachers and others to lead Yoga Nidra sessions in both group and individualized settings. Each training day begins with a yoga and pranayama class followed by a guided Yoga Nidra with one of the instructors. Then participants will learn about the philosophy and science behind the age-old practice of yoga nidra. Afternoons will be spent exploring the various techniques that comprise a Yoga Nidra session and learning about various types of yoga nidras. Students then practice leading a Yoga Nidra daily.
This course is perfect for yoga instructors wanting to gain a new skill to offer to their students and anyone interested in learning about this spiritual, healing practice for his/her own growth and/or to share with others. Each day includes a 1-hour lunch break.
Tuition & Accommodation
Early Registration Rate: Registered by September 5, 2014 for the October training in Portland: $395.00
Regular Rate: Registered by October 2, 2014: $450.00
Registration: To register, submit the application below.
Continuing Edutation Credits: 30 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for the Yoga Nidra Certification Course. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CE's.
Accommodation: Host families are available during the training. Contact us for details.
Application Deadline for October 2014 Course: October 2, 2014
Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.
Step 2: Once an application has been received, it will be reviewed and a paypal invoice e-mailed to the applicant within 1-2 business days for the 50% application deposit. The application deposit must be paid within 7 days of the issuing date of the invoice in order to hold a space in the training. The application process is not complete until the application deposit has been paid.
Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the training will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.
Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted. Thank you.
ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.