Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training

ABOUT THE TRAINING

The Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training trains yoga teachers and others to teach and facilitate yoga nidra with confidence in class settings, one-to-ones, and for a range of therapeutic applications. Uniquely amongst yoga nidra trainings, it offers Total Yoga Nidra, a comprehensive, inclusive and non-dogmatic approach to yoga nidra that respects and explores not only a range of practice methods, but also acknowledges a variety of different levels of experience during yoga nidra.

  • Encounter yoga nidra in its totality
  • Explore the multiple forms and levels of this remarkable yoga practice
  • Become empowered to deepen your own intuitive practice of meditative yoga nidra beyond the limits of standard trademarked and traditional forms
  • Understand the full living range of different methods, lineages and levels of total yoga nidra
  • Experience total yoga nidra as a living intelligence of the heart, an adaptogenic practice of deep healing and self-discovery
  • Grow in confidence to share responsive and appropriate total yoga nidra practice with students and clients

This training is designed by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli, who together have over forty years experience of practice, teaching and working therapeutically with all forms and levels of yoga nidra, is a uniquely comparative and creative, experiential course. It offers both practical training and personal and professional development.

 

WHAT IS TOTAL YOGA NIDRA?

Total Yoga Nidra is a comprehensive, inclusive and non-dogmatic approach to yoga nidra that respects and explores not only a range of practice methods, but also acknowledges and supports a variety of different levels of experience during yoga nidra. Total yoga nidra empowers you to encounter yoga nidra in its totality: as an adaptogenic meditative practice without limits in terms of its capacity to heal, nourish and liberate.

Most people who are familiar with yoga nidra have listened to some kind of pre-recorded audio track(s), but might not have had the opportunity to encounter the practice live from a teacher in a group setting; and although many people may have experienced a live group yoga nidra, where a teacher delivers a standard script to a group of students, this relaxing experience is very different from practising yoga nidra that has been specifically tailored for a particular individual, for example in a one-to-one setting. This experience in turn is different from the encounter with yoga nidra that comes during a practice that is co-created by teacher and student together, with the specific intention to meet the student precisely where s/he is right now, both in language and method of practice, and in terms of the level at which that practice can be most appropriately met.

And whilst all of these experiences of yoga nidra certainly bring huge benefits, an entirely different set of possibilities open up when yoga nidra is set free from the need to have any external auditory guide of any kind. At this level of self practice, the protocols for practice are so deeply familiar to the practitioner that when we simply lie (or sit) quietly, then the practice can be invited to unfold silently, in the voice of our own intuitive inner guide.

 

IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • to devise and deliver Total Yoga Nidra practices appropriate to your needs and those of your students and clients;
  • a clear practical understanding of the structure and function of Total Yoga Nidra, including models of best practice, and techniques to be avoided;
  • a practical understanding of the key principles of yogic psychology and philosophy relevant to the practice of Total Yoga Nidra;
  • a contextual understanding of the development and history of Total Yoga Nidra across different lineages;
  • to share Total Yoga Nidra with an informed sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual experiences of those receiving the practice;
  • to teach a range of restorative yoga asanas suitable for use during yoga nidra practice;
  • to teach within the appropriate safety guidelines for this type of yoga practice.

 

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Understanding the structure and variations in approaches to, and levels of, Total Yoga Nidra practice
  • Clinical hypnosis, self-hypnosis and yoga nidra – a full exploration of the relationship between these practices
  • Further explorations in history and development of yoga nidra: nyasa, tantra, Satyananda Yoga, Himalayan Institute, Richard Miller, Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Jneshvara Bharati
  • Deeper explorations of yoga philosophy and cosmology in relation to Total Yoga Nidra
  • Exploring research on yoga nidra exploring the value of understandings from neuroscience, clinical psychology, psycho-neuro-immunology and physiology in relation to the function of yoga nidra, including stress and the relaxation response
  • Restorative asana: refinements on propping poses for yoga nidra
  • Sankalpa: resolution and intention setting, listening to inner guidance, framing and using Sankalpa within and around yoga nidra
  • Breath awareness /pranayama: specific use within the structure of yoga nidra session, and to support the practice of yoga nidra
  • Visualisations: a range of different traditional and creative scripting options, contra- indications, appropriateness and therapeutic value
  • Creativity and innovation: devising your own Total Yoga Nidra experiences; metaphor, poetry and grammar for enlightened communication
  • Responsiveness: tailoring script to needs of target populations, bespoke scripts: utilising client images in yoga nidra
  • Self-development: sample practices, support for self-reflection and growth
  • Dharana: yoga nidra as an aid to improve concentration
  • Dhyana: yoga nidra as the meditative heart of yoga
  • Living yoga nidra: practical and effective integration of yoga nidra into daily life
  • Total yoga nidra as a therapeutic tool

 

CERTIFICATION

Having completed the training (including the course homework), you will receive a certificate of completion. This course is recognised by the Independent Yoga Network 45hours (55hours including the pre-requisite Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience, see below).

Upcoming Dates for the Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training

Course Title Description Location Start Date Image

Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training

(Recognised by the Independent Yoga Network) This is a training course for all those who wish to learn to share yoga nidra in group and individual settings. Two Part Course 16 – 18 February and 11 – 13 May 2018

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

16/02/2018

Intensive Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training

The first Bilingual training, in French & English. (Recognised by the Independent Yoga Network) This is a training course for all those who wish to learn to share yoga nidra in group and individual settings. Intensive Course 16 – 24 February 2018

France

16/02/2018

Intensive Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training

(Recognised by the Independent Yoga Network) This is a training course for all those who wish to learn to share yoga nidra in group and individual settings. Intensive Course 1 – 8 March 2018

Cumbria, United Kingdom

01/03/2018

Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training Intensive

(Recognised by the Independent Yoga Network) This is a training course for all those who wish to learn to share yoga nidra in group and individual settings. Intensive Course 30 May – 8 June 2018.

Portugal

30/05/2018

Pre-Requisite to the Training: the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience

The pre-requisite for the Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training is the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation). This can be done as a nourishing weekend course at various locations (see below for dates) or as an Online course

 

ABOUT THE IMMERSION EXPERIENCE

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. Become alive to the source of well-being, happiness and purpose in every dimension of life.

We understand yoga nidra to be the most transformative, potent and remarkably adaptive of all yoga practices. Yoga nidra is in fact not really a single practice, but rather an experience of altered states of consciousness, essentially meditative experiences which can be used therapeutically for healing, as well as to enhance creativity and productivity and to improve sleep and general health.

The Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience is a self-contained and complete retreat style immersion (non-residential) open to anyone with an interest in experiencing Total Yoga Nidra. It is both a standalone weekend course that covers all the fundamentals of Total Yoga Nidra, as well as being a pre-requisite for moving on to the full Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training. The intention of this part of the course is to offer an accessible and profound immersion in the experience of Total Yoga Nidra, providing a perfect opportunity for those who have encountered other partial or limited forms of the practice to meet the full spectrum of approaches to yoga nidra.

We invite feedback from all our students - if you'd like to know what they're saying about this course then we're delighted to share it with you.

 

What’s in the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience?

A combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works, together with plenty of live, responsive and practical experiences of a full range of yoga nidra. We will cover:

1. Welcome to Yoga Nidra
2. History and Development
3. Intentions, and How They Shape the Practice
4. Comparative Structures
5. Comparative Rotations of Consciousness
6. The Science of Yoga Nidra
7. The Philosophy of Yoga Nidra
8. Liminality & Creativity
9. Sleep, Memory & Dreams
10. Trance: Hypnosis & Yoga Nidra
11. Yoga Nidra as a Meditative Practice
12. Sankalpa
13. Yoga Nidra & Bhakti Yoga
14. Growing your Own Practice

Upcoming Dates for the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience

Course Title Description Location Start Date Image

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation)

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

25/11/2017

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation)

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

02/12/2017

SPECIAL NEW YEAR Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra

A retreat to greet the New Year in a contemplative and relaxed fashion. Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation)

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

30/12/2017

photo by Leticia Valverdes

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation)

Manchester, United Kingdom

06/01/2018

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation)

London, United Kingdom

13/01/2018

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation)

Netherlands

20/01/2018

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation)

Newcastle, United Kingdom

27/01/2018

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation)

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

27/01/2018

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra

Formation dispensée en français par Philippe Beer Gabel

Week-end de formation ouvert à toutes et à tous

Que vous soyez un pratiquant expérimenté ou un débutant souhaitant en savoir plus sur la pratique du Yoga Nidra, bienvenue à ce week end enrichissant !

Switzerland

24/03/2018

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation)

Portugal

26/05/2018