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08 Days Certified Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level 1)

A Journey of Deep Relaxation, Healing, Transformation,
Awakening and Exploration of Subtle Bodies

The whole science and mechanism of yoga is based on how to transform our unconscious pattern of our life into conscious pattern. Accordingly the ancient and contemporary yogis have designed numerous techniques and tools to bring more alertness and awareness into our life. These yoga techniques can be divided broadly in two categories i.e. one type practices which start with awareness and culminate with deep relaxation and another type of practices that starts with deep relaxation and ends with deep awareness. Yoga Nidra is one of the higher yogic practices that starts with relaxation to release deep rooted stress, strain of body-mind, brings out a deep sense of rejuvenation, induce healing at physical, mental and emotional level, enhance the balance and harmony of Body-Mind-Emotion for experiencing higher state of consciousness. Hence Yoga Nidra practice has unique status in the path of yoga and much seeking practice among yoga lovers, practitioners and teachers.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainings at YOGA ESSENCE Rishikesh is a good opportunity for the yoga teachers and longtime yoga practitioners to learn understand and experience yoga nidra in details through systematic step by step process with help of various levels of training. In these training programs, the science and procedures of yoga nidra will be explained in-depth from Yogic Science point of view and modern Medical Science point of view to understand the fundamental principles of yoga nidra for different level of practitioner. These trainings also allow the participants to learn the skill of teaching and procedures to share the same with others.

The Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (level 1) is suitable program for the Beginner and intermediate level students of yoga nidra. This training program is a great combination of Yoga Nidra practices and Meditation practices of both ancient and contemporary yogis. Some of the meditation practices prepare the main ground and complementary to yoga nidra practice and some meditation practices are meant to open up and activate our energy channels (Nadis), energy centers (Chakras), energy source (Kundalini)

The other purpose of this training is to reduce tensions, stress, anxiety from our body, mind and calming down emotions, to experience deep rest, relaxation and rejuvenation and to bring joy into our life. The format and order of whole day practices of the training will help us to open to the source of well-being, happiness, harmony and purpose of life. The training covers Yoga Nidra (Theory, Practical & Teaching Practicum), Classical & Contemporary meditation practices, Asana, Pranayama, Group Mantra Chanting, Kirtan, Meditative excursions and mediation in nature, sacred place, cave and mountain under the guidance of teacher etc.

In the training, some of the yogic practices and exercises are more active, others more passive; some are done as group and some alone.  Some of the techniques and exercises give more importance to release stress, strain and to purify and activate Body, Mind and Emotion. Some of the techniques give importance to bring greater peace and harmony between Body-Mind-Emotion.  All these methods are done in a light and joyful way with so that you may dance and celebrate the learning process. During the training will be equipped with many yogic practices (both big and small) and get many insights how to apply them in your everyday life to reduce stress and strain for living a happy peaceful and harmonious life. Our Yoga School is recognized by Yoga Alliance and follows the basic principles and ethics of teaching standard of Yoga Alliance to make the courses more professional and experiential.


vYoga Nidra Teacher Training (level 1) Certification of Yoga Alliance, USA
v Yoga Nidra teaching practicum, the art of sequencing & improvisation in class room
vRelease of deep rooted Stress, Strain, Anxiety of Body-Mind
vDeep Relaxation, Rejuvenation, Healing and Harmony of Body-Mind-Emotion
v Transform negative emotions into more Creative and Nourishing Energies
v Ability to deepen Self-Awareness and Strengthen Intuitive Power
vConnecting with Inner Wisdom for better Cognitive Skill and Creative Power
v Opportunity to Learn and Practice Contemporary Meditation & Mindfulness techniques
v Meditative excursion and mediation in nature and sacred places with teacher.


v Our Yoga School is an affiliated school of Yoga Alliance (RYS) and we are also Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). At the end of the course, you will get completion certificate of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level 1). You can use these hours as valid Continuing Education Training hours with your other training courses. We follow the basic principles and ethics of teaching standard of Yoga Alliance to make the courses more professional and experiential.

Meditative Excursions and Meditation in Sacred Place, Cave, Mountain and Nature under the Instructions & Guidance of the Teacher

Rishikesh is an entry to Deep Himalayas and a gateway to those seeking to go deep into their inner journey. It is known as “Tapo-Bhumi” meaning the practicing land of yoga and meditation of Sages and Saints since ancient times. Thousands of sages and saints have visited Rishikesh to meditate in search of higher knowledge and Self-realization. The yogic energy fields and its vibration, the spiritual power of Rishikesh makes our inner journey easier and faster like going with the flow of a river, not against it. It can be felt easily by every seeker on the path.

During the course, the participants will get the opportunity to visit and Meditate in nearby sacred Place, on the bank of river Ganga, Cave, Mountain, and Nature to experience the true yogic energy field & vibration of Rishikesh under the instructions and guidance of the teacher.


Date Remarks
16th Jul – 23rd Jul 2018 Open
16th Sep – 23rd Sep 2018 Open
16th Oct – 23rd Oct 2018 Open
13th Nov – 20th Nov 2018 Open
25th Dec – 01st Jan 2019 Open
21st Jan – 28th Jan 2019 Open
16th Feb – 23rd Feb 2019 Open
16th Mar – 23rd Mar 2019 Open
16th Apr – 23rd Apr 2019 Open
16th May – 23rd May 2019 Open
16th Jun – 23rd Jun 2019 Open


v Nidra
v Nada
v Kundalini
v Chakra
v Trataka
v Hatha
v Mantra
v Active Meditation
v Mindfulness


  1. Course Fee for 8 days YOGA NIDRA TEACHER TRAINING (LEVEL-1)

v USD 699 .

NOTE: Course fee without accommodation and food 449 USD.

  1. The Above Tuition fee for YOGA NIDRA TEACHER TRAINING (LEVEL-1) includes.

v 7 nights double sharing AC Accommodation with attached bathroom, with hot and cold shower.

v Three daily Indian vegetarian meals throughout your entire stay.

v Yoga Nidra Book, Meditation Handbook, Music for Meditation and other useful materials for the course.

v Wi-Fi Internet

P. S.-

1. Registration amount due with submission of the application form is USD 100 (non-refundable). Remaining balance of the course fee will be paid in cash (INR) on the day of admission into the school.


07:00 – 08:30am Active Meditation Practice
08:30 – 09:30am Breakfast
10:00 – 11:15am Meditation Practice (Yoga/ Shiva/ Buddha)
11:15 – 01:00pm Yoga Nidra Session-1 (Theory and Practical)
01:00 – 02:00pm Lunch
02:15 – 03:15pm Self-study
03:15 – 03:30pm Tea time
03:30 – 04:00pm Karma Yoga
04:00 – 05:15pm Asana Practice with Iyengar Alignment
05:15 – 07:15pm Yoga Nidra Session-2 (Theory and Practical)
07:15 – 07:45pm Group Mantra Chanting and Meditation
07:45pm Dinner
09:30pm Rest

N.B. –

 1) 10:00am – 01:00pm – Meditative Excursions and Mediation in Nature, Sacred Place, Cave, Mountain (Only on selected day)

2) The above daily schedule may change as per need.



Yoga Nidra is one of the powerful tools in the field of Yoga and very useful practice in our daily life. It brings an incredible Relaxation, Calmness, Quietness and Clarity to our life. It is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Yoga nidra is one of the practices of pratyahara where the awareness is internalized and has its origin in the ancient tantric practice called Nyasa.

Literally, Yoga Nidra means “Psychic Sleep” i.e. sleep with a trace Awareness. In the practice of yoga nidra, the body fall asleep, the subconscious and unconscious mind remain open and awake to listen the instructions. In psychology, the state achieved in yoga nidra is termed the “Hypnogogic State”, a state between sleep and wakefulness. In this threshold state between sleep and wakefulness, contact with subconscious and unconscious dimensions occur easily and spontaneously.
Yoga Nidra is a state of conscious deep sleep that gives deep rest and relaxation to both body-mind. The state of yoga nidra removes fatigue and tensions, brings a sense of deep rejuvenation and restores elasticity of body-mind. It is also used by yogis to purify the Samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind our habitual pattern of living.

However in Meditation, we remain in the waking state of consciousness, able to aware and watch our thought processes, emotions, body sensations in an equanimous attitude. Meditation helps to expand our awareness to unconscious and sub-conscious state. Yoga Nidra is a systematic method in developing inner awareness. Thus, it is a doorway to the meditative state.


Experience of Deep Rest, Relaxation and Rejuvenation

The brain is the linking mediator between the mind, body and emotions. In yoga nidra intensifying the awareness of the body stimulates the brain. The systematic rotation of Attention and Awareness on each and every body parts through the instructions calm down the whole nervous system, mind and enhance Pranic flow throughout the body. This Pranic flow and calming down effect on body-mind brings in a deep experience of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation to body, mind and emotion.

During stress the sympathetic nervous system becomes activated due to which the organism adopts the ‘fight or flight’ mechanism. In normal circumstances, the parasympathetic system takes over after the emergency goes. But mostly it has been seen that the sympathetic system remains active most of the time resulting in the experience of distress. Practice of yoga nidra calm down the sympathetic nervous system and active the parasympathetic nervous system which brings harmony within. This harmonious state of body-mind able to withstand easily the stressful situations without losing balance and prevents the development of stress-related diseases.

The main causes of psychosomatic diseases are tensions, conflicts, depressions and frustrations of the mind manifest in the form of physical symptoms and diseases. Yoga nidra aims at releasing those suppressed and repressed tensions, conflicts from the subconscious and unconscious, unburdening both body-mind for quick recovery.

Due to fast, hectic and demanding lifestyle, most of us live in continuous high level of stress, anxiety and tensions which makes us prone to psychological and psychosomatic disorders. Modern psychology, as well as yogic philosophy, believe in three kinds of tension – muscular tensions, emotional tensions and mental tensions – which can be progressively released through the systematic and regular practice of yoga nidra and meditation. Muscular tension results from nervous and endocrinal imbalances. It manifests in the form of stiffness and rigidity in the physical body. In the practice of yoga nidra the body is progressively relaxed, which in turn releases the accumulated muscular tensions.
In day to day life, individuals fail to express their emotions freely and openly. As a result, the emotions are repressed and manifest in the form of emotional tension. In the practice of yoga nidra, the practitioner slowly moves towards the deeper realms of the mind where he or she confronts the deep-rooted emotional tensions. When the practitioner recognizes these emotional tensions with full awareness and a witnessing attitude, then repressed emotions are released and the practitioner becomes calm and tranquil.
Due to excessive activity on the mental plane, the mind always remains in a state of arousal and active which results in mental tension. Even during sleep mind goes on functioning by way of dreams and nightmares. In the practice of yoga nidra, especially in rotation of consciousness and breath awareness, the mind slowly calm down and relaxed, thereby releasing the mental tensions. Hence, through the regular and sincere practice of yoga nidra, tensions, stress and conflicts at the physical, emotional and mental level can be minimized.

The practice of yoga nidra enables ones to receive intuitions from the unconscious and subconscious mind. This intuitions received in yoga nidra enable oneself to find the solution to various problems of life easily.

The brain is the linking mediator between the mind, body and emotions. In yoga nidra intensifying the awareness of the body stimulates the brain. The systematic rotation of Attention and Awareness on each and every body parts through the instructions calm down the whole nervous system, mind and enhance Pranic flow throughout the body. This Pranic flow and calming down effect on body-mind brings in a deep experience of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation to body, mind and emotion

Creativity is a characteristic of a relaxed, calm and quite mind. When the mind is totally relaxed, the awareness slowly enters the deeper realms (subconscious and unconscious) of the mind and the person becomes aware of the creative and intuitive faculties. Regular practice of yoga nidra helps in making a bridge between the conscious and unconscious mind. Slowly one becomes tuned with the unconscious workings and then the power of creativity automatically awakens.

Practice of yoga nidra brings a profound sense of joy and well-being to the practitioner. Yoga nidra is also a way to connect with deeper, spiritual self. It restores the body, senses, and mind to their natural function that allows to feel Oneness, wholeness, tranquility, and well-being.

As Practice of Yoga Nidra based on internal rotation of awareness and good access to subconscious and unconscious mind through outside instructions, hence it becomes a good preparatory practice for the meditation.

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Reviews of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course Rishikesh India

Yoga Nidra TTC was quite challenging for me in the beginning due to my accumulated stress and anxiety to go deeper relaxation and let-go. But as days passed, I understood the root causes of my issues and moved into the practices, I could able to release them due to Yoga Nidra sessions and expressive active meditation practices. It was a fantastic experience to understand, learn and feel the step by step methods of Yoga Nidra practices as per traditional Yogic science and modern medical science point of view from Swami Samarth. It was a nice balance between passive and active practices of yoga and meditation. The teachings were very useful and helped to go deeper into practice at the same time learning the skill to teach them. Lot of kindness and softness in teaching by both meditation & yoga teachers that were much appreciated. The food and the staff were very nice and friendly. Very tasty and lovely food really enjoyed.

~ Elena, Russia.