This training is for teachers who desire to offer their students an opportunity to dive deep into their own healing through a systematic method of conscious relaxation. The beauty of this meditative practice is that it asks only that you set an intention, lie down in a comfortable position and listen, to find restoration, balance and deep rest.
When we offer Yoga Nidra we are in the precious role of guiding people on a personal journey of discovery wherein the recipient has the opportunity to tap into new sources of energy and insight. Learning to hold a space for others as they journey is key to an effective Yoga Nidra experience.
In this training, along with a discussion on how to create and hold that space, we will also cover:
- Yoga Nidra and healing
- Yoga Nidra in the context of yogic philosophy; including the five Koshas
- Western model of the levels of consciousness
- Using your voice as a guide
- Usage of props, postures and music
- Creating a Sankalpa (resolve)
- Crafting scripts and developing an effective class
- Counter indications to the practice
- Opportunity to practice Yoga Nidra
A regular practice of Yoga Nidra can produce the following benefits:
- Stress reduction through inducing the relaxation response, allowing for a conscious release of muscular, emotional and mental tensionIncreased levels of energy
- Improved sleep patterns
- Improvement in ability to concentrate and focus the mind which in turns enhances creative potential
- Easing of transitions and opening the way to successfully changing undesirable habits
- Restoration and integration of body/mind/spirit
- A softening of the self and a return to joy
For 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teachers the credits of the course can be applied towards the 500 hour certification, and is eligible for 12 hours CEU with Yoga Alliance. Continuing Education Units are required to maintain your status as a Registered Yoga Teacher.