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Hybrid (Online and in Studio) Yoga Nidra Teacher Training program

@Renaissance Yoga and Wellbeing 

Brockley SE4

May 7/8 and June 18/19 2022


This 40 Hour program will introduce you not only to the practice of Yoga Nidra for general mental, emotional and physical wellness, but also teach you how to deliver practices specific needs of yourself and others.


Topics covered


Explanation and history of yoga nidra.


Styles of the practice. Comparative study of different approaches 


Philosophy in relation to the Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Mandukya Upanishad


The structure of the practice


Sankalpa: resolution, finding the hearts true desire


Breath awareness and Pranayama as a means to work with the energy body


Effective Visualisation: methods, possibilities and pitfalls. Tailoring to specific needs.


Voice and delivery. Prana and kinaesthetic transmission. 


Pre Yoga Nidra asana. Basic restorative poses for practice. 


Chants, sound and kirtan (sung chant) as a pre practice or during yoga nidra.


Yoga Nidra for pregnancy and other therapeutic applications.


The human energy system according to yoga/tantra (chakras, nadi, koshas, etc). Tattwa dharana (5 elements). How to use these ideas to enhance mental, emotional and physical health for yourself and others.


Yoga Nidra and hypnosis comparison.


Guidance in structuring your own practices to enable you to create a practice to share during the second weekend.


Lots of Yoga Nidra practice!!!


Recommended reading


Swami Satyananda Saraswati    Yoga Nidra

Richard Miller           Yoga Nidra: A meditative practice for deep relaxation and healing (includes CD)

Tracee Stanley                              Radiant Rest


Recommended recordings        Website created by Uma and Nilipta Dinsmore Tuli

Many free yoga nidra practices from teachers of specific schools and also more creative practices.

Swami Janakananda             His CD recording ‘experience yoga nidra’ is available on spotify 

Swami Pragyamurti            6 CD set of yoga nidra and meditation practices

Rod Stryker                Relax into Greatness CD/ Sanctuary app

Insight timer app            Many practices both for free and part of their membership

Soundcloud                 Also containing many practices for free.



Typical structure of the days


Sat & Sun 12-13 break 13.15-15.15 Meal Break 16.15-18.15 break 18.30-20.30

(Both Weekends)


Price: £495 Early Bird Until 9/4/22

£525 From 10/4/22


Places limited to 12.


All sessions will be given @Renaissance Yoga and Wellbeing in Brockley SE4 and via Zoom with recordings of all sessions provided after the program for your own reference.

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200 Hour Yoga Alliance accredited

 Yoga Foundation Teacher Training

With Craig Norris


Functional Anatomy Module:  TBA

Fostering Inclusion Module:  TBA


Learn to sequence and teach a Forrest Inspired class. 

Teaching practice from day one of the training.

Daily group practice and ceremony - chanting and meditation.

Teaching methodology and practice.

Functional anatomy module.

Yoga history and text study.

The business of yoga.

Finding your authentic self and your teaching voice.

9 day intensive 5th - 13th February

1st weekend 26th - 27th February 

2nd weekend 5th - 6th March 

9 day intensive 19th - 27th March 

£3000 / £2750 Early Bird 

Early bird ends 15th April 2019

Minimum 2 years practice required. 

       Applicants will be invited to an interview (in person or via Skype) upon their application.

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