AdvertisementDiscover an ancient meditation technique that deeply relaxes the body and the mind in order to transcend beyond the ego and into a state of blissful peace.
Becoming increasingly popular as a tool for reducing stress and fatigue, yoga nidra also carries a rich philosophical history. This course will explore the historical timeline and philosophical context of yoga nidra, as well as introducing you to the three different schools of yoga nidra, iRest, Satyananda and Himalayan, and the similarities and differences between the three.
With theory providing our foundation, we will then begin the practice of giving and receiving yoga nidra. You will be encouraged to find freedom in your delivery, build confidence in your own voice and set yourself free from any limited ideas of what yoga nidra “should be”. We will look at the idea of san kalpa, the use of language and visualisations and how to keep students safe. You will discover the therapeutic benefits of yoga nidra, including the modern day application of yoga nidra for PTSD and why this is relevant for your classes.
Yoga nidra is a practice of transcendence. By allowing ourselves to release all physical, mental and emotional tension we can escape the limitations of the ego and the challenges of everyday life, and let ourselves open up to a place of stillness within. This is an invaluable gift in busy modern times, and a beautiful practice to share with students to allow them to experience the meditative bliss of yoga nidra.
This course will be limited to 15 students to allow for the intimacy of learning and connection.
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“I attended Mel’s Yoga Nidra teacher training and enjoyed every part of the 4-day course. Mel’s teaching style is incredibly calm, measured and insightful and I felt there was the perfect mix of front-led teaching along with practical exercises, discussion and even dancing and colouring in!
Mel was incredibly approachable throughout and would always make time to answer and explore questions and comments. From the very start we were given encouragement and opportunity to design and deliver our own unique Yoga Nidras, which left me feeling empowered and confident in my abilities to set up my own Nidra classes as soon as the course was complete.
I would highly recommend Mel’s courses to anyone wanting to explore yoga from an innovative, enjoyable and playful point of view. Training with Mel felt more like spending time with friends than learning and left me with confidence, excitement and enthusiasm to go it alone.”
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road,Bristol, United Kingdom, Bristol, United Kingdom