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100 Hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Level- l & 100h Meditation Teacher Training

Welcome to Yoga Essence Ashram Rishikesh to learn the art of yoga nidra, guided relaxation & meditation through Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course with Bodhisattva at the foothills of Sacred Himalayas and Divine Ganga. Experience and understand the step-by-step guide to the science & mechanism of yoga nidra, guided meditation for deeper healing, relaxation, meditation, and consciousness growth.


Online Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (100 hours live streaming)

We are glad to announce Live Streaming Online Yoga Nidra Teacher Training from Rishikesh India for the Yoga and meditation lovers. The special highlight point of our online yoga nidra training is that all the training sessions are happening live streaming via Zoom. One can easily feel the touch of in-person training through these live streaming sessions by finding a better connection with the lead yoga nidra & meditation master Bodhisattva of Yoga Essence Ashram during the training course.

100 Hours Certified Yoga Nidra Training India Level-1

LOCATION:Yoga Essence Ashram, Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh.
COURSE DATES:04th November - 23rd November 2022
04th December - 23rd December 2022
02nd January - 21st January 2023
02nd February - 21st February 2023
02nd March - 21st March 2023
02nd April - 21st April 2023
02nd May - 21st May 2023
02nd June - 21st June 2023
02nd July - 21st July 2023
02nd August - 21st August 2023
02nd Sept. - 21st Sept. 2023
02nd October - 21st October 2023
02nd November - 21st November 2023
02nd December - 21st December 2023
COURSE FEE:For Shared Room: 1499 USD
Special Course Fee : 1249 USD (Sep 2022 - Mar 2023)
(Extra for Private Single Room/Day - 15 USD 10 USD)
ACCOMODATION:Ashram Ambience (Private/Double Sharing Room)
FOOD:3 Sattvic Ayurvedic Diet & Herbal Drinks ( Gluten Free, Vegan Food Available )
CERTIFICATION:100 Hours Yoga Nidra and 100 Hours Meditation Training
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Certified Yoga Nidra

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

  • 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

Course Overview: Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India

Learn the Science & Mechanism of Yoga Nidra Meditation

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

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India (Level I)

The journey of yoga nidra training at Yoga Essence Ashram begins with 100 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Level I. One can join this level I training as part of our:

200 hours Meditation Teacher Training (MTTC) or 300 hours Meditation Teacher Training
200 hours Specialised Yoga Teacher Training (YTTC) or 300 hours Specialised Yoga Teacher Training


Regarding Accreditation

Yoga Essence Rishikesh is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and Accredited with Yoga Alliance USA. The lead teacher Bodhisattva 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 140 hours of training comprising:

  • 100 Hours Yoga Nidra and Guided Meditation Training
  • 100 Hours Meditation Training

Please See:

If you are joining only 14 days yoga nidra training level 1, please don’t take this yoga nidra teacher training level-1 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. We expect your whole hearted and sincere participation.

YOGA NIDRA: The Art of Relaxation & Mindfulness

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

Yoga Nidra practice allows one to experience a deep sense of healing and harmony of body, mind, and heart by releasing the long-standing stress, tensions, restlessness and at the same time attaining to a higher state of consciousness. Because of this, it is much-loved by yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, therapists of different professions to help their clients for healing, relaxation, rejuvenation and balancing body, mind and emotions. Due to its transformative power through sleep, 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 and connection take a new shift; they become more calm, quiet and creative. Our mindfulness stays easily with the body, the breath, the thoughts, and the feelings that becomes effortless, spontaneous leading to higher integration. The mindful relaxation has miraculous power for healing, rejuvenation, and for experiencing the state of deeper integration and oneness. This relaxation through yoga nidra is quite different from other form of relaxation available to us. Relaxation induced through yoga nidra is more vibrant, alive, soothing, peaceful, graceful. Yoga Nidra teaches how skilfully we can move into move into deep relaxation of the body-mind-heart at one hand and stay more conscious, alert on the other hand. It also develop our ability to stay more equanimous, peaceful, at the time of challenge and stressful situations.

3 Levels of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India

Yoga nidra teacher training courses at Yoga Essence Ashram Rishikesh India provide a unique opportunity for the yoga nidra lovers and seekers to gain expertise on different styles of yoga nidra, guided meditation and guided relaxation in its full depth and dimensions. The training programs cover step-by-step explanation on practical and theoretical aspects of yoga nidra. The 3 levels of our yoga nidra training are as follows

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

Each level of our yoga nidra training skilfully integrates the learning and practice of many small-big meditation and mindfulness techniques that helps deeply to relax and grow in peace and harmony. 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.

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.

Reinvigorate Mind, Body & Soul

Words from the hearts of our students