Midsummer Yoga Nidra Network Newsletter

Island Cuckoo 
calls before four,
to watch colours pouring back,
As tides of light
brightness in this Atlantic fragment
of the Burren.

Voice of Crow 
upon the ruined gable
of this tiny temple
sings still
after eleven. 

Between these two 
birds' calls 
bright long hours of midsummer day.

Celebrate the radiant vital sprawl of 
our northern June,

(Aran June Fragment)


We've been out on the Aran Island of Inis Mór earlier this month, there was so much light that it was tempting to run fast and wild all day, encouraged by brightness, never to stop. We’ve just finished teaching the second Intensive Total Yoga Nidra Teacher training course in this venue (the first was last year), and we celebrate the creativity and beauty of every single student who shared inspirational and nourishing nidra with a fabulous group. THANK YOU!  

Learning from our first intensive course here last year, we introduced an extra welcome afternoon with visits to the sacred sites, and a rest day in midst of this intensive programme, for assimilation and nourishment. People took this rest in various ways, some cycling the island (eight miles long, two miles wide), and some visiting the seal colony or the ancient holy sites, resting by the beach, swimming in the (chilly) Atlantic, or listening to the endless larksong. With time to enjoy the island, many of the nidras that were shared on the course included beautiful images and experiences of reconnection with wildness that was deeply nourishing. 

Back home in Gloucestershire, our colleague Lucy Arnsby-Wilson has been sharing nidra that nourishes the children who have arrived in the Uk as refugees - her peaceful, reassuring bi-lingual nidra in English and Pashtu is available to hear here and we are encouraged by the positive, nurturing effect that nidra has had for these vulnerable young people so in need of refuge and sanctuary. Thank you Lucy! read more about the Pashtu nidra below.

We’ve been practising Nidra outside a lot this season - welcoming in the sounds of birdsong, ocean and wind. I’m putting together an album of these wild nidras, by rivers and by the sea, under the trees, and some recorded in the Celtic Christian and pre-Christian sites of power and beauty on this island, and I do look forward to sharing these with you soon. 

In the meantime, there is a whole host of beautiful events to enjoy and delight in - perhaps we will see you very soon at some of them. 

With great respect and love from

Beach time in Inis Mór bewteen Yoga Nidras

PASTU NIDRA recorded by Lucy Arnsby-Wilson


This nidra was recorded for a 14 year old boy from Afghanistan. He has a familiar story of these children; experiencing parents dying, extreme violence and danger. He was raped on the journey by smugglers and other adults who exploited his vulnerability. 

When this nidra was delivered to him he fell asleep. He slept for 40 minutes and came back saying he has not felt such deep peace in his body and mind for 2 years. He is frightened to close his eyes to sleep at night for what he might re-live but Nidra is empowering him to sleep and rest without fear and torment. He has listened each night to this recording that we made and said he slept without nightmares for 6/7 nights...he usually has them 7/7 nights! 

Full power to the Nidra! 

Uma and Lucy are sharing a Total Yoga Nidra for Kids CPD in London 15 September


Yoga Nidra at Buddhafield Festival | SOMERSET
12 – 16 July 2017

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli will once again be sharing morning Yoga Nidra during this festival.
at A beautiful site in the Blackdown Hills, nr Taunton, TA3 7DY

Total Yoga Nidra and Hypnosis | STROUD
22 – 23 July 2017 | Saturday 10:30 – 18:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 15:00

with Nirlipta Tuli and Ben Wolff
at Sitaram Studio, Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, GL5 2DB

Total Yoga Nidra Foundation | STROUD
29 – 30 July 2017 | Day One: 10:30 – 18:00 and Day Two: 10:00 – 15:00
with Nirlipta Tuli
at Sitaram Studio, Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, GL5 2DB

Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training Intensive | STROUD
1 – 8 August 2017

with Nirlipta Tuli and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at Sitaram Studio, Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, GL5 2DB

Total Yoga Nidra Monthly Class | LONDON
1st Sunday of the Month (6 Aug, 3 Sept)
with Ben Wolff and special guests
at Good Vibes, 14-16 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BU

Total Yoga Nidra: Introduction to Self Practice | STROUD
13 – 15 August 2017 | Sunday 1000 – Tuesday 1630

with Nirlipta Tuli
at Sitaram Studio, Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, GL5 2DB

Santosa Living Yoga and Bhakti Camp | SOMERSET 
18 – 27 August 2017

includes Yoga Nidra five times a day
at The Healing Field Meadow, nr. Glastonbury, BA4 4NS

Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training | STROUD
05 – 07 September and 07 – 09 November 2017

with Nirlipta Tuli and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at Sitaram Studio, Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, GL5 2DB

Intuition and Ethics, Intimacy and Boundaries: How to BE a Yoga Teacher and Therapist | LONDON
09 - 10 September 2017 | 0930 - 1700 each day

with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Lisa Kaley-Isley 
at Yogacampus London, 1 Britannia Row, Islington, N1 8QH

Total Yoga Nidra for Children: a one-day workshop | LONDON
Friday 15 September 2017 | 1000 – 17:30 

with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Lucy Arnsby-Wilson
at Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Road, Bermondsey, SE16 3SA

Total Yoga Nidra Foundation | LONDON
16 – 17 September 2017 | Saturday: 10:30 – 17:30 and Sunday: 09.30 – 16:30

with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli and Ben Wolff
at Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Road, Bermondsey, SE16 3SA

Total Yoga Nidra Foundation | STROUD
23 – 24 September 2017 | Day One: 10:30 – 18:00 and Day Two: 10:00 – 15:00
with Nirlipta Tuli
at Sitaram Studio, Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, GL5 2DB



I am so excited about my forthcoming first-ever tour to the USA and Canada in the Fall. I've received such an enthusiastic response with more invitations to do workshops than she can fit in! I start with a private, invite-only retreat in the beautiful lakes of Vermont. Then I will be in San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Montreal. We’re also finalising the details on a couple of other venues so will let you know about these asap. There will be a Total Yoga Nidra Foundation course and several Total Yoga Nidra evenings. You might also like to try my Source Power workshops, where I will share teachings with men and women together, including Total Yoga Nidra



Our cosy Total Yoga Nidra Yurt went down a treat at the Om Yoga Show in Manchester in May. On the Sunday all of our sessions were fully booked, and we estimate that we shared Nidras with over 150 people on that day alone. We had lots of amazing feedback, some of whom mentioned it was the best part of the Om Show! Thank you so much to our team who shared this transformative practice and made this all possible: Janice Wong, Maryline Higham, Lucy Maresh, Theo Wildcroft, Sara Johnson, Gillian Shippey. Thanks also to Iain for putting up and taking down the yurt and to lovely Toby who provided the yurt: www.tfairloveyurts.co.uk


Total Yoga Nidra is headed to the north of our beautiful isle. Save the dates! 
Total Yoga Nidra Foundations will be in Manchester (The Life Centre, 11 & 12 Nov 17 and 6 & 7 Jan 18), Hebden Bridge (Calderdale Yoga Centre 2 & 3 Dec 17) and Newcastle (Kingston Park Community Centre 27 & 28 Jan 18).  The Foundation is not only for yoga teachers – it’s also open to anybody who wants to understand yoga nidra more and is a pre-requisite for the Teachers and Facilitators course. There will be one in Cumbria 1 - 8 Mar 18 (Details coming soon).

Yoga nidra network yurt at the OM Yoga Show Manchester


Total Yoga Nidra Online Foundation
This course covers 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. To get a feel for the course, how about trying a one-hour taster session?

Sleep Well with Total Yoga Nidra
This course provides those suffering from insomnia with an understanding of how sleep works and of how to sleep well, as well as the basics they need to apply the practice of yoga nidra therapeutically to their condition. To get a feel for the course, you can try a one-hour taster session.

Free Total Yoga Nidra downloads 
Did you know that you can download a wealth of Total Yoga Nidras by Uma, Nirlipta and a host of others trained in Total Yoga Nidra for free from our website. And if you’d like some specifically for women then there are some from Uma’s bookYoni Shakti here: www.yonishakti.co/resources Yes they really are free, but if you are able to make a donation that would be gratefully received as it helps us cover the costs of producing the recordings and making them available to you.



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