In Praise of Nidrā Shakti


A warm Stroud welcome awaits you in our yoga nidrā sanctuary of rest and comfort.


Jai ma!

Welcome dear one to this space for us to share words of support as well as our latest news and events.

Contents of this Newsletter:

1. An excerpt of Uma’s latest poetry
2. A greeting from Uma
3. New events now open for booking
3. Self-led learning courses

In the service of Nidra Shakti 

and with great respect and love and warm wishes for your well being

जै मा
Jai Mā


Lay down your bones and give thanks and praise to Nidrā Shakti dear people! 

To assist you in your devotions I offer you . . . the final eight of One-hundred and Eight Praises to the forms of Nidrā Shakti, the Power of Sleep, She who gives Rest. Let us honour all the ways that humans receive Her healing power in their lives around the worlds and through all time:

100.     She who lets us age with acceptance – I honour Her.

101.     She who pauses all wars – I honour Her.

102.     She who arrests all conflict – I honour Her.

103.     The friend of love – I honour Her.

104.     The queen and mother of dream – I honour Her.

105.     The sister of rest – I honour Her.

106.     The womb of well-being – I honour Her.

107.     She who tears apart thought – I honour Her.

108.     She who frees us from time – I honour Her.

(To read more, find the full 108 praises within this Kith Literary Review article.

You can pre-order your copy of Nidra Shakti HERE.
PLEASE BE PATIENT the book will not be ready for delivery until later in 2023.

Join Uma’s Patreon Circle her for sneak previews.
2 Greeting from Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD co-founder of the Yoga Nidra Network

Blessings dear Yoga Nidristas,

I send love and blessings to you from the sunny Stroud Valleys. I do hope that the recent solar eclipse has not caused you too much trouble and strife … and that you can even now take refuge in the power of rest to heal and nourish us through yoga nidrā during even the roughest passages through our lives on this earth … let us welcome this healing and inspirational force into our daily lives … and give thanks for the power of rest!


Here in our sanctuary of restful healing, tucked into the Stroud hills, and nestled at the bottom of our garden, we invite you to rest in the welcoming arms of Nidrā Shakti. Enjoy a weekend Immersion in Yoga Nidrā or train to share yoga nidrā with your community. If you feel drawn to this teacher training, simply imagine the confident and creative yoga nidrā practices you can facilitate once you’ve completed our Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training Course that starts at the end of May. The pre-requisite Immersion course can be completed in your own time online or in person in Stroud in May or in Cheltenham in October.

If you’d prefer, the whole training can be done from the comfort of your own home ONLINE, with weekly meetings, tutorial support and the delight of sharing your own specially created yoga nidrā with your teachers and fellow students at the end of the course! It’s such an empowering training. the next online training starts in January 2024, book now and take advantage of a 7 part payment plan.


On 02 May 2023, online, in the comfort of your own home!  All BIPOC yoga teachers, and those who love yoga nidrā are cordially invited to step into our circle of belonging with Nirlipta Tuli to receive nurturing yoga nidrā and time to connect in a circle of belonging in which everyone is welcome! Save your spot here.



Following the great feedback from the lucky ones who attended this course in Stroud last weekend and praised it as a ‘mind expanding’ experience, Nirlipta is offering the course online. So if you are fascinated by your brain on yoga nidrā, and would love to rest in nidra as you learn all about the magical workings of neuroplasticity sign up here.


A little reminder, for those of you interested in supporting women’s health – that the Yoni Shakti Well Woman Yoga Therapy Teacher Training places yoga nidra at the centre, and the courses feature daily nidra dives into the deepest healing. The next course will be in person in Stroud this September, and the prerequisite is the Yoni Shakti Well Woman Yoga Therapy Immersion in person or online with SIX fabulous yoga nidras to celebrate the seasons of the menstrual cycle.

Wishing you restful reconnections with all your rhythmic cycles of health and wellbeing,

In the service of Nidra Shakti 

and with great respect and love and warm wishes for your well being

जै मा
Jai Mā

3 New Events Now Open for Booking
Nidra and Neuroplasticity | ONLINE
03 May – 05 July 2023

with Nirlipta Tuli
Live on Zoom
Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience | STROUD
06 – 07 May 2023 
with Nirlipta Tuli and Cecilia Allon
at Sitaram Studio, Gunhouse Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2DB
Total Yoga Nidra Teacher & Facilitator Training | STROUD
26 May – 02 July 2023 

with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli
at Sitaram Studio, Gunhouse Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2DBYoni Shakti Well Woman Immersion Experience | STROUD
29 – 30 July 2023

with Sivani Mata Francis and Cecilia Allon
at Sitaram Studio, Gunhouse Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2DB

Nidra and Creativity Retreat at Burren Yoga Retreat | IRELAND
11 – 17 August 2023

with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at Burren Yoga Retreat, Normangrove,
Kinvara, County Galway, Ireland

Yoni Shakti Well Woman Yoga Therapy Teacher Training  | STROUD
07 – 12 September 2023

with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata Francis
at Sitaram Studio, Gunhouse Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2DB

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience | CHELTENHAM
14 – 15 October 2023

with Nirlipta Tuli and Cecilia Allon
at Orange Yoga Studio, Crescent Bakery,
70 St George’s Place, Cheltenham, GL50 3PN

Total Yoga Nidra Teacher & Facilitator Training | ONLINE 
11 January – 28 March 2024

with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli and Yoli Maya Yeh
Live on Zoom

For a complete list of ALL of our online and live events currently open for booking,
head over to our events page

4 Self-led Online Learning

Total Yoga Nidra Online Immersion Experience
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?


Yoga Nidra for Insomnia (formerly Sleep Well with 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.



Yoga Nidra Support for Covid Recovery
A self led healing program for recovery from Covid-19 and other chronic illnesses. Using the power of Total Yoga Nidra and hypnosis, this program offers an effortless route towards wellness through meditative practices.



Total Yoga Nidra for the Peoples
An integrated online course to help you get the benefit of yoga nidrā in your life. Comprising a self-help selection of audio tracks and video chats. Thirteen audio tracks for every occasion, and seven short video chats to guide and support your practice of yoga nidrā. These audio tracks and the accompanying short video chats help you to make everyday use of simple yoga nidrā to improve sleep, support healthy digestion, and relieve stress. This course resources you to restore your rhythmic cycles of health and well-being.

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 here.

And if you’d like some specifically for women then there are some from Uma’s book Yoni Shakti here.

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.

April 2023 Yoga Nidra Network Newsletter

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