DEEPLY AWAKE YOGA NIDRA TEACHER TRAINING
Yoga Nidra is a specific state of consciousness in which dreamless Deep Sleep is experienced whilst remaining awake. The journey towards this state facilitates complete relaxation for the BodyMind and offers a range of therapeutic benefits.
Deeply Awake: Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (BWY accredited BWYTT) provides the key skills required for yoga teachers to integrate yoga nidra safely and intelligently into their teaching (in both group yoga classes and one-to-one yoga) and also enables qualified professionals working in other fields (eg bodywork, psychotherapy, complimentary therapy, addiction recovery) to apply the practice in therapeutic/health care settings for non yoga-practitioner clients.
Deeply Awake: Yoga Nidra Teacher Training aims to address a range of possible applications of yoga nidra practice and at heart to embrace it as essentially transformative, healing and offering benefits to all.
Deeply Awake: Yoga Nidra Teacher Training provides an integrative approach to the study and practice of Yoga Nidra, acknowledging it in the yoga tradition but also setting it in the context of a transpersonal model of Western Psychology. We will study and practice a range of techniques and approaches and evaluate and compare different methodologies (including those of Bihar School and Richard Miller’s i-rest) and explore yoga nidra as an adaptogenic practice for improved health and well-being.
The training takes place over 6 Sundays (40 contact hours) spread over 6 months. It aims to nurture and support students towards an authentic integration of yoga nidra into daily life and their own sadhana, as the foundation from which to guide others in the practice. The course therefore engages students in an ongoing process of personal development as well as providing a tool for transformational teaching and/or professional work with a therapeutic aim.
Please contact me for information about upcoming trainings
COURSE CONTENT: (abridged)
Experiential: Yoga Nidra practices (each meeting, with different theme or therapeutic aim)
Structure and stages of Yoga Nidra and how to teach them.
Developing Yoga Nidra scripts
History and development of Yoga Nidra
Yoga Psychology and Western Psychology (Freudian, Jungian and transpersonal models)
The Koshas and the Chakras
Experiential mindfulness practice.
Introduction to teaching mindfulness practices.
Learning to teach key restorative asana for Yoga Nidra
Neuroscience for therapeutic applications
Adapting Yoga Nidra for specific needs/special populations
Safety guidelines and dealing with abreactions
Integrating Yoga Nidra into daily life
Voice workshop and working with sound and colour