Yoga Nidra - Accessing the Body’s Inner Intelligence CPD | STROUD


27 May 2016

Friday 09:30 - 17:30

with Ben Wolff


Brought on by his recovery from serious illness and 3 years of continuous research and investigation, Ben Wolff will share his findings from both ancient wisdom traditions and modern science in ways that are open and accessible to everyone. Bens research has lead him to investigate and understand the effects that Yoga Nidra has on our brain wave states. Join Ben for a day long workshop exploring how you can use Yoga Nidra techniques to access the multiple intelligences of the body. In this workshop aimed at Yoga practitioners with an interest in going deeper into Nidra, Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists, learn how Yoga Nidra can give us the skills that enable us to nurture our brain and physical health and open the door to the deeper intelligence available to us.  We will practice Nidra techniques that can help you to consciously enter brain wave states that enable integration of the hemispheres of the brain, creative problem solving, the concentration behind willpower and determined action, deeper insight and inspiration, and deeper spiritual experience.



  • Understand brain health and its effect on the body and mind,
  • Wave states of the brain, their evolutionary and daily life purpose,
  • Understand how Yoga Nidra techniques can help you access the multiple intelligences of the body,
  • Using Nidra in a therapeutic context
  • Integrating the techniques into Yoga class, use in Yoga therapy,
  • Appropriate use of the techniques,
  • Defining a purpose for obtaining a specific state and contra indications for the practices,
  • Preparing for the practice and the effects of accessing our inner intelligence,
  • Potential problems students may encounter and supporting students as they practice the techniques.



The following is an outline of this foundation day all about understanding the brain waves/states
9:30 -11:00
Welcome and Introductions, Blessing and setting intentions
Understand the different wave states of the brain, their evolutionary and daily life purpose
Waves states in a therapeutic context
Practical – Experiential, through a Nidra 

11:00 – 11:15 Break
Techniques for achieving the various states and integrating them into Yoga class, use in Yoga therapy, 
how to know you have achieved a state,
Practical and returning to the world

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30
Preparing students for wave state change and the effect of potential problems students may encounter, supporting students as they achieve states
Therapeutic reasons  to change wave state and appropriate use of techniques, 

15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 17:30
defining purpose for obtaining a specific state and contra indications,
Practical - Nidra to ground and prepare for re-entry into daily life
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This venue is Sitaram Studio at Uma and Nirlipta's home in Stroud. The studio holds up to 16 students and is well equipped with yoga equipment: yoga mats, bolsters, sheepskins, blankets, eyepillows, blocks etc so you do not need to bring your own unless you want to. You are welcome to arrive at the studio up to 30min before the course start time, but not before then.



The cost of the day including vegetarian lunch is £55

To book your place, please complete the booking form and send it to Sivani Mata on Once she has confirmed there are spaces please confirm your place by depositing the course fee by BACS electronic transfer into the Sitaram and Sons bank account, or by Paypal. Details for both are on the booking form.

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