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Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India

Welcome to Yoga Essence Rishikesh for 200 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India to experience and understand the science of yoga nidra and learning the skill to how to teach at the foothills of Sacred Himalayas and Divine Ganga.

Course Overview:
200 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India

Yoga is the science of union of Body, Mind and Spirit

YOGA NIDRA: The Art of Relaxation & Mindfulness

Guided practices are considered as easy and handy tools for de-stressing, relaxation, and healing. In this regard, Yoga Nidra is a useful, active, and empirical practice to enhance our healing, relaxation, peace, and presence of mind through guided instructions. The process of yoga nidra based on the science of relaxation and awareness that leading to higher integration and oneness.

Yoga Nidra practice allows one to experience a deep sense of harmony of our body, mind, and heart by releasing the long-standing stress, strain, and attaining a higher state of consciousness. Because of this, it is much-loved by yoga practitioners, teachers, therapists to help their clients and students. Due to its transformative power during sleeping, it also holds a unique value among yoga lovers for converting their normal sleep into a relaxed meditative sleep and awareness practice.

When we are relaxed, at ease, our outward behaviours take a new shift; they become more calm, more quiet. Our awareness stays easily with the body, the breath, the thoughts, and the feelings by becoming effortless and spontaneous. Slowly our body-mind-heart stays more balanced and harmonious. This relaxation has miraculous power for healing, rejuvenation, and for experiencing the state of integration and oneness. This relaxation is quite different from laziness. It is more vibrant, alive, soothing, peaceful, graceful, and positive. Yoga Nidra is a skillful way to move into deep relaxation of the body-mind-heart at one hand and stay more conscious, alert on the other hand. It teaches the skill of how to stay more equanimous, peaceful, and joyful with the help of relaxation and mindfulness.

A Complete “200 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course”

Our 200 hours Yoga Nidra training is solely devoted to practical and theoretical teachings of yoga nidra, which is an excellent opportunity for aspirants to experience and gain expertise on the ancient yogic technique of relaxation in its full depth and dimensions. This 200 hours yoga nidra training course happens in three levels as:

1) 50 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training level-I
2) 100 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training level-II
3) 50 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training level-III

Through these three levels of yoga nidra training, our students will gain an in-depth understanding of Yoga Nidra practice and modern healing approaches systematically and scientifically. Each level of our yoga nidra training also skillfully integrates the learning and practice of many small-big meditation and mindfulness techniques that deeply embrace our modern lifestyles and living conditions. These techniques help to accelerate the process of de-stressing, healing, relaxation, awareness, and they are taught in a light and joyful way so that one can cherish the whole learning process.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India (Level I):

Course Overview

The journey of our 200 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training begins with our 50 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Level I. One can join this level I training as part of our:

200 hours Yoga Teacher Training (YTTC) or
200 hours Meditation Teacher Training (MTTC) or
One can join only Yoga Nidra Teacher Training level-I of 09 days

which takes place towards the end of our YTTC and MTTC courses. Only yoga nidra training level-I of 09 days contains 50 hours of Yoga Nidra training and 40 hours of meditation training. It is a suitable program for the beginners and intermediate level of yoga nidra aspirants. Please find below the details of it:

Key Features: Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Level- 1)

Learning and Understanding:

  • Essential Components of yoga nidra.
  • Key Principles of yoga nidra practice
  • Healing & Relaxation aspects of yoga nidra
  • Neuro-Science behind yoga nidra practice
  • Different Styles of Yoga Nidra practice
  • Yogic science behind yoga nidra practice
  • Structural Flow of a yoga nidra session
  • Different types of Yoga Nidra Scripts
  • Key words of yoga nidra and their sequence in a script
  • Prior Preparations & Set-up for a yoga nidra session
  • The right Voice and Music for a yoga nidra session
  • Difference between yoga nidra, hypnosis & progressive relaxation.
  • Different yoga nidra Modules & their specialized application
  • Many supportive Mindful Meditation Practices for yoga nidra
  • Application of yoga nidra in everyday life


Regarding Accreditation

Yoga Essence Rishikesh is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and Accredited with Yoga Alliance USA. The lead teacher Swami Dhyan Samarth is a Continuous Education Provider of Yoga Alliance USA (YACEP). The certification of this Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India (Level 1) will be valid and acknowledged throughout the world.

Regarding Certification

On the successful completion of the yoga nidra teacher training (level 1) our students will be awarded 90 hours of training comprising:

  • 50 Hours Yoga Nidra and Guided Meditation Training
  • 40 Hours Meditation Training

Please See:

If you are joining only yoga nidra training level 1, please don’t take it as a yoga nidra retreat or a healing program only. Though one will get the all benefits such as healing, relaxation, rejuvenation, mindfulness from this training. Our yoga nidra training courses focus on learning, experiential, and transformational aspects and also part of our 200 hours yoga & meditation training course. We expect your whole hearted and sincere participation.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India (Level-1) Includes:

  • Meaning, definition, history, and origin of yoga nidra
  • Step by step theoretical explanation of yoga nidra
  • Systematic and sequential practice of yoga nidra
  • Science of Sankalp (Resolution), its procedures and application
  • Foundations and Pillars of holistic health and healing
  • Understanding the mechanism of stress and relaxation
  • Practicing & Experiencing different yoga nidra scripts
  • Developing own yoga nidra scripts, getting valuable inputs from lead teacher
  • Chakra Points and their importance in yoga nidra practice
  • Preparation of yoga nidra modules for different set up
  • Supportive meditation and mindfulness practices to Yoga Nidra

Course Dates of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

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For Single Private Room: Extra 10 USD Per Day

Course Fee includes the charges of the followings:

  • Accommodation in a Double sharing AC Room
  • 3 Yogic, Sattvic Vegetarian Meals and Herbal drinks
  • Tuition Fee of the Course
  • Course Manual, books and other study materials

Practice Styles of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Level-1)

  • Nidra Yoga
  • Nada Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Mantra Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Osho Active Meditation

Daily Schedule of Yoga Nidra
Teacher Training (Level 1) Course

06:10 amHerbal Detox Tea
06:30 amYoga Asana Practice
07:45 amPranayama & Mantra Chanting
08:30 amBreakfast
09:50 amSupportive Mindfulness Meditation Practices for Yoga Nidra
11:15 amYoga Nidra (Theory) & Teaching Practicum
01:15 pmLunch & Rest
02:45pmSelf Study
03:30 pm Suitable Meditation Practices for Yoga Nidra
05:00 pm Herbal Tea
05:30 pm Yoga Nidra Practical (Guided by Lead Teacher)
07:00 pmDinner
08:00 pmQ&A Session on Yoga Nidra/Teaching Practicum/Self Study
09:30 pmLight Off & Rest

Please Note: – The daily schedule is subject to change

More Details Of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course Rishikesh, India (Level-1)

All aspirants are advised to carefully consider the time and resources required for the course before forwarding the application for the teacher training course. Advance deposit money to reserve the spot of the course is non-refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies the Yoga Essence Rishikesh at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course within 6 months. We therefore recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to the teacher training program.

  • Metal Water Bottle (you can also find here in the nearby market)
  • Minimum 16GB memory stick/card to receive useful materials for the course.
  • White Clothes for Graduation and Inaugural Ceremony
  • We have the necessary Yoga Props, but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat.
  • Torch
  • Plug Adaptor for your electronic gadget

Why Yoga Nidra ?

Yoga Nidra is one of the powerful tools in the field of Yoga and very useful practice in our daily life. It brings 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 falls asleep, the subconscious and unconscious mind remain open and awake to listen to 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 occurs 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 the 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 for developing inner awareness. Thus, it is a doorway to the meditative state.

Importance and Application of Yoga Nidra

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 believes 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.

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.

Our Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level-1) is now available as a part of 200 hour Meditation Teacher Training Course, 200 hour Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Course and 200 hour Transformational Yoga Teacher Training Course. Hence, you can also join this Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level-1) through any one of the following courses to make it holistic and transformational:

  1. 200 hour Meditation Teacher Training Course
  2. 200 hour Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Course
  3. 200 hour Transformational Yoga Teacher Training Course
  4. 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course

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