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Yoga Nidra Online Teacher Training

Thursday – Thursday, January 18 – February 15, 2018

Register by October 15, 2017 for our Pilot Yoga Nidra Online Course and save $150!

Instructors: Krishna Peter Perry and Aiyana Athenian

Schedule: Live sessions: January 25, February 1, 8 & 15 at 5-6 pm EST.*
Location: Online

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 26 hour course certifies yoga teachers and others to lead Yoga Nidra sessions in both group and individualized settings. Four recorded yoga, pranayama and Yoga Nidra video sessions are included and are to be completed each week of the course, comprising over 8 hours of material. Participants will learn about the philosophy and science behind the age-old practice of Yoga Nidra with more than 6 audio hours of recorded philosophy lectures. Additional video lectures include 4-5 hours of technical material exploring the various stages that comprise a Yoga Nidra session and learning about various types of Yoga Nidras. One weekly live Q&A session is offered between the instructors and all participants to discuss participants’ understanding of Yoga Nidra, experiences participants are having and to answer questions. Those taking the course are also required to record/practice a Yoga Nidra weekly with another participant in the group.

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. Upon completion of the course graduates will receive a certificate of completion and can register the hours with Yoga Alliance for 26 CEUs and/or apply credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hr Advanced YTT.

Tuition for January 2018 Online Course

Early Registration Rate: Registered by October 15, 2017: $245.00

Regular Rate: Registered by January 11, 2018: $395.00

Registration: To register for the Yoga Nidra training, submit the application below.

Continuing Education Credits: 26 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.

Advanced YTT Credit: This course is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.


Admissions Procedures:

Application Deadline for January 2018 Online Course: January 11, 2018

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, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.

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Yoga Nidra Recording

Check out the ShivaShakti Yoga Nidra recording available on CD Baby, Amazon & iTunes!