Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga 100hr Teacher Training

The Depths Of Stillness - Yoga Nidra & Yin Yoga 100hr Teacher Training with Swara Yoga Academy

SEPTEMBER 1st – 14th, 2019


The intention of this Swara Yoga Yin Yoga Teacher Training is to immerse students in meditative practices and philosophy which relates to the process of the mind and senses, our way of relating to life, our deeper sense of Self, and to pure free awareness.

Yoga Nidra & Yin Yoga are the main take-home teaching techniques, but this course also explores seated & active meditation, asana & Tai Qi.


Here, we explore meditation as both a practice and a state of being. From Yogic, Tantric, Taoist, Buddhist Mindfulness and Shamanic lineages; from seated, savasana and walking around, we dive deeply into practices which deepen our lived connection to the meditative state.


Yoga Nidra is an intuitive yet systematic meditation practice. It lays out a road map that allows us to explore the various layers of our body/mind/spirit complex, from the gross to the subtle. Supported by engaging the power of intention known as ‘sankalpa,’ (which is a way of being that is born of the heart) we are able to become mindful of our ever shifting states of consciousness, moving through them with awareness.


Learn about the Koshas, the 5 coverings or sheaths of the body which comprise our physical reality, energetic body, our mental-emotional world, our higher wisdom and our bliss body. Explore the Koshas philosophically and transverse & balance them through daily Yoga Nidra practice.


Understand the different brain wave states and how they relate to the 4 Levels of Consciousness from Yoga Philosophy. Learn about the nervous system and see how the maps of modern science and ancient wisdom traditions overlap and inform one another. 


The study of the mind has been the focus of Raja Yoga for thousands of years. Yoga philosophy dissects the mind into 4 parts – the Citta, Buddhi, Ahamkara & Manas. Learn about each of these aspects of the mind and how to move beyond their fluctuations into free, open awareness.


Yin Yoga draws together elements of Hatha Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western musculoskeletal science and meditation. Learn the specific therapeutic  benefits of each asana & how to safely and effectively practice Yin Yoga. Understand how to use this powerful practice to release the fascial trains of the body and find energetic freedom and deep states of presence.


Discover ancient Chinese philosophy, and the evolution of Taoism, Confucianism & Buddhism. Learn how these spiritual schools of thought grew out of one another, and how they formed the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Learn about the energetic meridian pathways of Chinese Medicine and how these pathways overlap the fascial lines of the body. Discover the Chinese 5 Element System and how this system manifests throughout the natural world, the human body and our mind and emotions.


Learn about the fascia – the webbing of connective tissue which encases and connects every part of our anatomy. Discover the intelligent nature of fascia and how to affect, open and refresh it through Yin Yoga. 


Understand the manifold expressions of the awakening Kundalini Shakti;how to navigate this infinitely powerful energy within your body, life and yoga practice. Learn how to support your students who may enter such an awakening through yoga practice. If you are specifically interested in learning about Kundalini Shakti and practices to awaken Kundalini, please join our Prana & PranayamaAdvanced Yoga Teacher Training.


The body needs movement, and in order to balance the static nature of Yin Yoga, we will enjoy daily movement-based practices including Slow Vinyasa Flow, Yin-Yang Yoga, Swara Yoga and active meditations. 


Learn how to guide meditation through transmitting your own meditative state. Understand how to structure Yoga Nidra practice, and how to sequence and deliver Yin Yoga classes. This course offers teaching practice in small group and whole class scenarios. 

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The Yoga Nidra portion of this course is facilitated by Simone MacKay (see her profile on this site).

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