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Welcome for Yoga Nidra Teacher Training in Rishikesh at Yoga Essence on the foothills of Sacred Himalaya and Divine Ganga.


OVERVIEW:Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Rishikesh India Certified by the Yoga Alliance
LOCATION:Yoga Essence, Tapovan (100 meters from Ganga River), Near Dewa Retreat, Rishikesh. India
COURSE DATES:19th Nov - 27th Nov 2019
17th Dec - 25th Dec 2019
17th Jan - 25th Jan 2020
19th Feb - 27th Feb 2020
19th Mar - 27th Mar 2020
17th Apr - 25th Apr 2020
17th May - 25th May 2020
17th Jun - 25th Jun 2020
17th Jul - 25th Jul 2020
23rd Aug - 31st Aug 2020
29th Sep - 07th Sep 2020
17th Oct - 25th Oct 2020
17th Nov - 25th Nov 2020
17th Dec - 25th Dec 2020
PRICE:For Shared Room: 699 USD Now : 649 USD
For Private Room: 15 USD Per Day Now : 10 USD Per Day

* Price include accommodation, food and course material.

Key features of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Level- 1)

  • Understanding the core yogic principles and philosophy behind yoga nidra practice.
  • Understanding the essential components & structural flow of yoga nidra practice.
  • Learning & understanding different styles of yoga nidra practice & respective yoga nidra scripts.
  • Understanding the key words of yoga nidra scripts and their sequential flow as per yogic science.
  • Understanding the basic prior preparations for the instructor & participants in yoga nidra session.
  • Understanding one of the key components of yoga nidra practice with help of modern neuro-science.
  • Learning how to set up, how to find the right voice for leading your yoga nidra sessions.
  • Learning & experiencing many supportive & suitable yogic practices for yoga nidra session.
  • Learning different modules of yoga nidra & their application in specific area of life.
  • Learning & experiencing many supportive meditation practices to deepen yoga nidra experience.
  • Understanding & experiencing the deeper healing & relaxation aspects of yoga nidra practice.
  • Learning & experiencing how to apply the yoga nidra into everyday life & into other yogic practices.
  • Understanding the difference between yoga nidra & hypnosis, between yoga nidra & progressive relaxation.

Overview of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Course in Rishikesh India (Level 1)

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

Yoga Nidra is one of the higher yogic practices that starts with relaxation to release deep rooted stress, strain of body-mind-heart, 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 training course at Yoga Essence Rishikesh is a unique opportunity to practice, experience yoga nidra and learn the skill of teaching yoga nidra. This teacher training course imparts step by step scientific explanation of all the stages of yoga nidra by combining ancient yogic science and modern medical science.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainings at Yoga Essence Rishikesh is a unique 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 by combining ancient yogic science and modern medical science to understand the fundamental principles of yoga nidra for different level of practitioner. This training also allows the students to learn the skill of teaching and understanding the procedures well to give yoga nidra sessions to 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 from 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. All these practices are done in a light and joyful way so that you will enjoy the learning process.

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This Yoga Nidra training course focuses on learning, experiential, and transformational aspects of Yoga. Hence, it includes different meditation practices to enhance the experiential aspect of Yoga Nidra and transformational aspect of life. Please, don’t take this course as yoga nidra retreat.

Course Fee includes the charges of the followings:

1) Accommodation in a Double sharing AC Room

2) 3 Yogic and Sattvic Meals and Tea

3) Tuition Fee of the Course

4) Course Manual, books and other study materials

Highlights Of Certified Yoga Nidra Teacher
Training (Level-1) at Yoga Essence Rishikesh

  • Experience holistic healing of Body-Mind-Heart
  • Become a certified Yoga Nidra Teacher to heal and help other
  • Explore and experience profound transformation into your life
  • Renew a sense of deeper Relaxation, Vitality and Motivation for life
  • Opportunity to learn and experience many contemporary meditation practices
  • Learn and trained in step by step systematic and scientific procedure of Yoga Nidra practice
  • Direct your energy & intelligence towards self-awakening and expansion of consciousness


  • 50 Hours Yoga Nidra Training
  • 40 Hours Meditation Training

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 Yogic Practices for Yoga Nidra Session
11:15 amYoga Nidra (Theory) & Teaching Practicum
01:15 pmLunch & Rest
02:45pmSelf Study
03:30 pmSuitable Meditation Practice for Yoga Nidra
05:00 pmHerbal Tea
05:30 pmYoga Nidra (Practical)
07:00 pmDinner Break
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 of the course.
  • We have necessary Yoga Props, but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat.
  • Torch
  • Plug Adaptor

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 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.

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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