Bridget Reader

United Kingdom
Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (with Yoga Nidra Network)

I started practicing yoga in 1998 and teaching in 2004. As a qualified therapist, I was very interested in the therapeutic use of yoga and completed a diploma in Integrated Yoga Therapy (PGDipIYT) in 2011. However, my experience of yoga nidra was sparse before I undertook sitaram yoga nidra training. While preparing for this training I also undertook a practical course in mindfulness based yoga. During this time it gradually dawned on me that I had, with no effort, broken a lifelong habit of nail biting thanks to this combination. This convinced me of the power of yoga nidra as a practice to bring about positive change while at the same time requiring no effort from the practitioner, and the responsibility we take on when we harness that power for others. Yoga nidra now forms part of my daily practice – usually accompanied by one of my cats! – and, while the effects on me are no longer quite as dramatic, I continue to see its benefits in my life as a whole. My primary interest is in the use of yoga nidra as a means of finding healing. I have worked with people with ME/CFS and, more recently, Parkinson’s. To quote one of my case study participants: ‘this yoga nidra is the bee’s knees!’

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We have chosen to offer these audio recordings freely. We do this because we know yoga nidra to be a valuable practice which we want to share widely. It does, however take a fair bit of time and effort to upload the recordings and maintain this site so you can use it.

If you feel you have benefitted from what you have heard or learnt from this site then please do consider making a contribution towards the maintenance and upkeep of the site. We’d appreciate that, and it would help to ensure we can continue to offer this services freely.

Thank You, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli, Co-Founders, Yoga Nidra Network


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