Operating Ethics

This statement is the result of our collective efforts since 2009, when we first began to share Total Yoga Nidra. It shares the foundational beliefs which have shaped our work and continue to inspire our choices. We at the Yoga Nidra Network are an independent post-lineage collective of teachers, trainers, practitioners and students from all over the world and we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  1. We know the experience of Total Yoga Nidra can offer an encounter with freedom.
  2. We share Total Yoga Nidra as a liberatory practice that, at its best can offer practitioners the freedom to be fully at home to themselves, and completely free to be whoever they are, just as they are.
  3. We affirm that Black Lives Matter. To love and desire freedom and justice for Black people is a prerequisite for wanting freedom and justice for all. The Yoga Nidra Network is an anti-racist collective and we stand in solidarity with Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BBIPOC) communities, who have been disenfranchised, marginalised and violently harmed for far too long. We lend our voice to the growing call for meaningful change worldwide.
  4. We developed Total Yoga Nidra and the Yoga Nidra Network as our response to the exclusionary, harmful and limiting experiences we encountered in traditional yoga nidra lineages, and we seek to provide an antidote to those harms we and others have experienced. We seek to make our work accessible and available to all who may benefit from it.
  5. We share a practice of liberation, and we renew our continued commitment to liberation for all people. In our teaching, in our sharing and in how we conduct all of our business, we are working for collective freedom. Only when Black Lives Matter can all lives matter; only when black teachers and students matter can all teachers and students matter. Only when there is justice and freedom for all will there be justice and freedom for any one. We believe the equitable sharing of the liberation practice of Total Yoga Nidra is part of a call for freedom and justice.
  6. Every day, we recommit our practice of Total Yoga Nidra to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating a world where each person feels seen, heard, and supported. We believe that Total Yoga Nidra can be a vital part of this healing.
  7. We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate the differences and commonalities in everyone coming to practice, share and teach within the Yoga Nidra Network.
  8. Since 2009, we have intentionally built, and continue to nurture a beloved community. The Yoga Nidra Network is bonded together through the beautiful and restorative practice of Total Yoga Nidra. We know this practice to be of deep nourishment to those who fight for freedom and we welcome everyone to our community.
  9. In the Yoga Nidra Network we have always, and continue to welcome all students and teachers and trainees who wish to learn and share about Total Yoga Nidra. We value everyone equally, regardless of actual or perceived heritage, sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.
  10. We have always, and continue to build and maintain spaces that affirm all women and we seek for these spaces to be entirely free from sexism and misogyny.
  11. We have always, and continue to make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents and carers to fully participate with their children. This includes our sister camp, Santosa Yoga Camp, and the trainings and workshops offered by the Yoga Nidra Network. Within these gatherings we support each other as an extended family, collectively caring for one another, especially our children.
  12. We welcome people of all ages into the practice and sharing of Total Yoga Nidra. We cultivate an intergenerational and communal network free from ageism. We believe that all people, regardless of age, show up with the capacity to share and learn.
  13. We are a queer‐affirming network. We welcome LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans- queer and intersex) teachers, students and practitioners of Yoga Nidra. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking. We make space for LGBTQI brothers and sisters to participate and lead.
  14. Within the Yoga Nidra Network and in our trainings and workshops we practice empathy and trauma-informed practice. We engage all our students and teachers and trainees with the intent to learn about and connect with their lived experiences.
  15. In our Network we endeavour to embody and practice justice, liberation, and peace in all our engagements with one another, and with our students, teachers and trainees.
  16. We have in the past called out harmful systems of oppression, and we shall continue to increase awareness of abusive power structures, structural racism, everyday sexism in all of our trainings, workshops and retreats, and through discussions and lectures related to Total Yoga Nidra.
  17. We have previously asserted, and repeat here too, that the patriarchal hierarchies of the ashrams and yoga communities within which systematic abuse continues to erupt are supported and enabled by both colonialism and capitalism. Raising awareness of these powerful and entrenched structures is one of the most crucial anti-racist, decolonising and radical-feminist projects
  18. These structures are implicitly exploitative. Exposing their power structures helps us to prevent future abuses. We support the Yoni Shakti the Movement initiative to heal these harms.
  19. We at the Yoga Nidra Network see ourselves as part of the global family, and we are aware of the different ways we are impacted upon by oppression, as well as the many ways that we are privileged with freedoms and power denied to others. We also know that colonialism, patriarchy and industrial capitalism are further responsible for violent exploitation of the Earth herself, upon whom this human family lives. We stand as Earth Protectors to affirm and assert the rights of the earth, and all her life-forms, and to eradicate Ecocide as part of the call for freedom and liberation for all.  We consider Yoga Nidra to be a re-connective practice that supports human connection and respect for the earth.

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Yoga Nidra Network Teachers

  • Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD CIAYT Yoga Nidra Network Co-Founder
  • Nirlipta Tuli MA CIAYT Yoga Nidra Network Co-Founder
  • Yoli Maya Yeh Joseph MA Yoga Nidra Network Consultant for Diversity and Ethics
  • Theodora Wildcroft PhD Yoga Nidra Network Curriculum Development Tutor for Trauma Informed Practice
  • Cecilia Allon Yoga Nidra Network Associate Teacher & Assistant
  • Ling Mann, BA (Hons) Yoga Teacher, Trainer & Massage Therapist and Sound Healer
  • Virginia Compton Yoga Ayurveda Therapist
  • Ben Jarlett MSc Webmaster
  • Lalita – Sian Alcock ERYT Associate Teacher
  • Charlotte Gallagher BA (Hons) MA (Hons) MA RYT Actor, Yoga Teacher, Librarian
  • Daniela Cienfuegos Yoga Nidra Teacher, Meditation and Mystic Therapist
  • Rachel Fleming Women’s Yoga teacher and healer
  • Fleur Camille – Yoga teacher, YogaNidra, Trauma informed yoga still in training, Reiki master practitioner, Celebrant. Yoga teacher, YogaNidra, Trauma informed yoga still in training, Reiki master practitioner, Celebrant.
  • Julia Moore Yoga Teacher
  • Penny Horner MSc Yoga teacher
  • Shri (Jenna) Steep TYN facilitator, Bhakti Yogini and teacher
  • Sara Elliott Maker of things
  • Richelle van Gerwen Yoga teacher and massage therapist
  • Julia Davis – Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Yoga Teacher, Finchley Yoga, Founder, Yoga Teachers Forum
  • Ann Kristin Holten Dance teacher, Movement Therapist and Yoga Nidra facilitator
  • Irene Ryan Chi Nidra teacher
  • Amanda Brown Yoga teacher/trainer, Cranio Sacral Therapist, Artist
  • Letizia Ghisletta
  • Kimberley Luu, BSc.(Kin), MSc. Therapeutic Yoga + Nidra Teacher, Grassroots Artist
  • Jo Bogacz Yoga teacher
  • Kathleen Chau Yoga Teacher
  • Sara Johnson (BA Hons) Yoga Nidra Teacher
  • Henneke van de Wateringen Yoga Nidra Meditation teacher
  • Jane Feighery Coach & Yoga Teacher
  • Lisa Cardin
  • Sajni Shah Holistic Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Clare Macdonald Yoga Nidra Teacher, Artist
  • Amanda Hamilton Yoga Teacher, Nidra Teacher, Daughter of the Four Elements, Shamanic Apprentice
  • Tessa Sanderson – Total Yoga Nidra trained Yoga teacher, menstrual educator, author, PhD
  • Janice Wong
  • Beatrice Pelissier Yoga Nidra teacher
  • Helen Moss Yoga teacher, trainer & therapist
  • Katarina Tavčar Možina Yoga Teacher
  • ligia cannon total yoga nidra TT yoga teacher
  • Myriam Bartu Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Sound Healing teacher
  • Emma Baykaner BSc MRCOT Yoga nidra and Well Women’s yoga teacher, Occupational Therapist
  • Susie Ro Prater Singing Teacher & DreamSong Facilitator
  • Lucy Holtom Yoga Practitioner
  • Lalita – Sian Alcock Yoga Teacher
  • Dionne Roberts Holistic therapist
  • Cryn Horn Yoga teacher, Yoga Nidra facilitator.
  • Femke Blakborn Kundalini yoga teacher / singer / theather creator
  • Claire Corfield Yoga Teacher & Nidra Guide
  • Fiona Law yoga teacher and nidra facilitator
  • Chrissy Chelinski Yoga Teacher
  • Toni Wall Yoga Teacher
  • Bethan Fletcher Self Employed Yoga Teacher/ Holistic Therapist
  • Simone MacKay Mentor
  • Fabienne menjucq Yoga teacher
  • Shuntao Li Yoga Teacher
  • Rosana Rodriguez Bilingual Yoga Instructor
  • Aimee Louise Newton Osteopath
  • Rose Campbell Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Postpartum yoga specialist, freelancer in marketing and PR
  • Viviann Alexandra Knutsen natural health therapist
  • Jaylyn Bernachi Yoga teacher
  • Louise Tandy Kloster Yoga Teacher
  • Sarah Jane Palmer BA (Hons), MA (Hons) Visual Artist, Dreamer & Workshop Facilitator
  • Jessica Inman Yoga Teacher
  • Dr Linda Jayne Khalid GP
  • Katharina Pilhofer Yoga Nidra teacher
  • Christane Sexualtherapeutin und Yoga Nidra Lehrerin
  • Sarah-Jane Mayhew Yoga Nidra Facilitator
  • Simone MacKay Mentor
  • Alison Fairchild Yoga teacher
  • Heather Lee Farrell, healthcare practioner, wellness guide, yoga teacher, forest bathing guide
  • Alice Kent
  • Sarah Hanks Yoga Teacher & Therapist
  • Illona Marquard Yoga teacher & MA arts
  • Alexis Henley Yoga and Meditation Teacher
  • Ana Sesma Nuez Yoga teacher, Aeronautical Tecnic
  • Gayle Keenan Yoga Tescher
  • Judy Sampath Course Director, Yoga United Education
  • Stephanie Satriawan Therapist and Coach
  • Randi Jane Reichelt Therapist/ Yoga Therapist
  • Rose Campbell
  • Karen Scott Teacher
  • Fredereka Johnston-Burns Breathwork teacher and Creative Arts Facilitator
  • Tanya Forgan Teacher of Yoga
  • Tiffany Denise Mitchenor facilitator of joy and play
  • Petra Diane yoga teacher
  • Lyn Hill
  • Karo Tashi pschologist
  • Sundari Miranda Falciner Yoga Therapist
  • Michael Domecq Cook
  • claire osborne Yoga teacher, educator and therapist
  • Daniel Groom Yoga Therapy
  • Ben De heer

Teachers (otherwise)

  • Sam Rhodes Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist for Young People, Reflexologist
  • Kristin Sassi ERYT, YACEP
  • Rita Burgos Yoga Nidra Representative and Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, California College of Ayurveda
  • Treasa yoga teacher
  • Lucy Holtom Yoga Practitioner
  • mia park practitioner, instructor, seeker
  • Naomi Clark Yoga sharer
  • Wendy Hawbaker Yoga teacher/Practitioner
  • Judy Grill Yoga Teacher and Therapist Yoga therapist and teacher
  • Ivonne Salman Founder of Pure Being a lifestyle company
  • Marty Tribble Yoga Nidra Guide
  • Craig Trafford Energy Practitioner – Holistic Therapist
  • Rachel Cross RYT 200HR with YA Yoga Teacher & Complementary Thertapist
  • Hanna Chusid Ed.D Lic.Psychologist,IAYT Certified,YA E-500;AMRIT Certified-Advanced Psychologist & Yoga Therapist
  • Katherine May Yoga teacher
  • Maria Sutton yoga therapy teacher ,complementary therapist ,co founder of Carpe Diem Holistics and Fair-trade ,craftivist
  • Vanessa Englert Organizational development consultant
  • Mona Baur Yoga Teacher
  • Lou Jerzyszek Yoga teacher, massage therapist
  • Aurélie Abel instructor
  • Liz Hall Yoga Teacher
  • Gayle Welburn yoga teacher
  • Lara M. Gómez Yoga Teacher and Doula
  • Kate Codrington Facilitator
  • ARIEL CHRISTOPHER LSW, addicton clinician,Cert, 500 hr IYT, Cert.Kripalu Holistic Lifestyle Teacher, Addiction Clinician specializing in MAT
  • Yoli Maya Yeh Educator/Healer
  • Barbara Ives Yoga teacher
  • Tracy Cheesman Yoga Teacher, Communications Officer, Project Management and Social Change
  • Kate H Yoga teacher
  • Jenni Antonicic Yoga teacher
  • Gandha Savio Yoga Teacher
  • Bill Ames Yoga instructor
  • Mandi Houfe Yoga teacher. Gardener. Carer
  • Mrs Liana Oldham Yoga Teacher
  • Liana Oldham Yoga Teacher
  • Lynda Chick, RN RYT 200 Nurse Case Manager/Yoga Teacher
  • Gayle Keenan Yoga Teacher
  • Robin Tardy Yoga Teacher and Integrative Holistic Coach
  • Helen Barlow Yoga Teacher
  • Ineke van der Linde Yoga Teacher
  • Matthew Carter Yoga Instructor
  • Gillian Mines Yoga Therapist
  • Lynne Hepburn Yoga Teacher
  • Delisa Rice, RYT 200 Yoga Instructor
  • Marianne Siddons heginworth Dramatherapist
  • Isabel Brooks ELSA /pastoral support/yoga teacher
  • Olga Chwa, LMT ECYT Somatic Mechanic
  • Stephanie Jackson Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness teacher, GP
  • Angie
  • Daria Davitti Associate Professor in Public International Law
  • Lizabeth Kashinsky Yoga Teacher
  • Rachel Sugden
  • Barbara Ives Yoga Teacher and Studio Owner
  • Anji Rox Yoga teacher, and thai massage therapist
  • laura tonello menstraul educator and yoga teacher
  • Dolores “Doe” Restrepo Macias Yoga student, freelance photographer, Yoga Nidra certified
  • Jane Whelan
  • Jules Holroyd Yoga teacher and Graphic designer
  • Autumn Saunders Yoga Nidra teacher
  • Trishula Littler Cert. IAYT E-RYT500 Yoga Therapist
  • Chloe Kitts Yoga Teacher
  • Fannie Hungerford Yoga Teacher
  • Diana Saline Yoga Therapist
  • Kat Novotna, MA EcoNIDRA Founder
  • Annie Raynor bsc, dipDyt Yoga teacher
  • Jannicke Wiel, MA Yoga Studio Owner
  • Janaki Satyananda yoga teacher and trauma healing practitioner.
  • Kristen McCarthy Yoga Teacher
  • Dhyan Meinoud Rijnen Nidra yoga / meditation teacher
  • Sue Saldanha Yoga Teacher and Artist
  • Miss Gemma Williams Yoga Teacher
  • Alyssa Ostrander
  • John Vosler
  • Lisa Wehbe Holistic Yoga & Well-being facilitator
  • Petra Coveney Yoga teacher
  • Dr Jan Fortune editor & writing mentor
  • Jeanne-Marie Kumari Hughes, PhD Teacher of Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Mind-Body Health, Dance
  • Kyle McDonald Healing Arts Coordinator Lifespan
  • Lisa Kerry Stomprud, PGCE, 200 hour RYT Art Teacher
  • Raama Das Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher Trainer
  • Rachel Cross RYT 200HR with YA Yoga Teacher & Complementary Therapist
  • Sandra O’Shea Yoga teacher
  • Alexandra Murgatroyd 200 hours yoga alliance yoga guide
  • Marion Schmidt RT200 Administrative Asst
  • Tiffany Thomas
  • Martina Anguelova Kids Yoga Teacher
  • George McFaul Human
  • Sean Weir Mindful Responder Mindful Responder
  • Amy Pops Change Coach & Yoga Nidra Facilitator
  • Alex Maclean Counselling Therapist & yoga teacher
  • Deborah Howdle Yoga Teacher
  • Fannie Hungerford Yoga Teacher
  • stella premo E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP
  • Sarah Wilson Yoga teacher
  • Maria Dineen Yoga Teacher
  • Shakira Eakins, LCSW, RYT Therapist/Yoga Teacher
  • Marie-Cécile Pouliquen Yoga teacher/free dance facilitator
  • daniele morgan-phillips Yoga teacher/ EA
  • Cheryl Pratt Murman Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist
  • Gail Yoga Nidra Facilitator
  • Charlie Saillard – Yoga teacher Yoga teacher
  • Summer Rattigan Yoga teacher
  • Penny Barber Meditation and Yoga Teacher
  • Tamara Skyhawk Yoga Nidra Teacher and Author
  • Karolina Björklund Teacher
  • Amanda Jeffery Yoga teacher
  • Heidi Smith Yoga Teacher
  • Libby NIcholaou
  • Colette Carroll Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500
  • Regina yoga teacher


  • Francis Student Support
  • Alexander Lassithiotakis personal helper
  • Jessica Healy Yoga teacher, massage therapist, Yoga Nidra Network admin.
  • Mazie Soto
  • Michael Mainwaring Trainingofficer
  • Bernadette Harris Service Improvement manager
  • Nadine VL
  • samantha scully artist
  • Sara Franck I work at a bookstore.
  • Candice Connor, student
  • Rashaad Gomez Yoga teacher/ Parkour coach
  • Grace Sermanni primary Mental Health Worker
  • Chloe Free Spirit
  • Marie Anne Nadeau Retired
  • Hector Robb
  • Raquel Lopez Pensions administrator and space holder
  • Stephen Smith Driver
  • Julia Clark
  • Sarah Strong
  • Becky Hall Dramatherapist
  • Céline Student Yoga Nidra
  • Mrs Nicola Cooper Yoga teacher
  • Fiona Morris, MA BSc Hons MNIMH Herbalist & Natural Healing Guide
  • Deirdre Foley Citro Artist
  • Jasmine Johnson Trauma-informed therapist
  • Fidelma Largey Self-employed
  • Renae Rogers, ND, LAc, CMT, WEMT Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Wilderness EMT
  • Isla Mark-Coates I work as a special education pre-school teacher
  • Sharon P Copland Yoga Nidra Student
  • Angela Pierce Trainer
  • Basil Rowland, MSW IntegratedEthics Manager, Field Operations
  • Joanne Mason Retired
  • Mela Kühnlein visual artist, cycle awareness coach, incense herbalist
  • Catherine Edminson yoga nidra learner
  • Rosie Atherton Holistic Massage Therapist
  • Rebecca Student
  • Tara Independent midwife
  • kh@gmail.com Engineer
  • Amy Landolt Licensed acupuncturist
  • Jackie Provide coordinator
  • Dawn N. RIGGS, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
  • Krissy Wood Hairdresser

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