Providing a 100-hour certification, this Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training can be combined with any two Somah Journeys trainings or Tina Nance Yoga Therapy modules for an ‘RYT 500’ designation with Yoga Alliance.
Set yourself apart as a yoga teacher, therapist, coach, counsellor, or holistic health professional by utilising the powerful technique of Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) with your students, your clients, and for your own self-care.
Yoga Nidra is Mindfulness on steroids
Supported by modern neuroscience, this transformative, spiritual technology induces profound mental, physical and emotional restoration, unwinds stress and tension in the nervous system, heals trauma, and reconnects you to the deep presence and underlying peace that’s always alive and awake within you.
With stress as the root cause of disease, anxiety and depression at epidemic levels, and with 1 in 3 of us chronically sleep deprived – rest is a radical act in contemporary times. Yoga Nidra could well be the antidote to modern day living and is currently enjoying resurgence in popularity in yoga studios, coaching, hypnotherapy and traditional therapy practices for pain management, PTSD and personal, professional and spiritual development.
A 45 minute practice of Yoga Nidra is said to be the equivalent of 4 hours of deep sleep
Somah Journeys from the prestigious School of Sacred Arts in Bali (the original and longest-running yoga teacher training at Ubud’s renowned Yoga Barn) provides the highest quality educational and immersive experiences, facilitated by internationally renowned faculty.
Director and Lead Mentor Simone MacKay (E-YRT 500 & YACEP) combines 20 years of teaching and practicing Classical and Tantra yoga with specialised Yoga Nidra study under leading experts Dr. Richard Miller, Dr. Kamini Desai, and Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli to offer this unique and transformational advanced yoga teacher training.
Yoga Nidra is a unique and powerful sleep-based meditation technique and type of shamanic journeying, so we’ll explore its existence and cross-cultural relationship to other customs including the native and Celtic “Medicine Wheel” and other nature-based practices. This event is the culmination of a lifetime spent researching, embodying and interweaving practices from various wisdom traditions—ancient to contemporary, mystic to scientific, transcendent and earth-based—that honour the wonder and wisdom of Nature.
Rooted in three major Yoga Nidra lineages; (I Am Yoga Nidra, IRest & Total Yoga Nidra) and a unique synthesis of them all, this course offers a fresh and accessible approach to teaching meditation, accessing and releasing deep tension, illuminating strengths and crystalising one’s vision.
We offer a non-dogmatic, experiential Yoga Nidra training that dynamically explores this ancient philosophy and dynamic practice, in combination with contemporary research behind meditation, sleep, neurological and physical health.
As a remarkable tool for personal and professional development, Yoga Nidra can infuse your teaching or coaching with a deep understanding of the therapeutic, energetic, emotional and cognitive tools and techniques that reduce stress and tension, improve health and accelerate growth.
In this Yoga Nidra, Yoga teacher training training Bali you’ll learn to:
Expand the scope of your practice as a professional yoga teacher, therapist, coach, counsellor, or holistic health professional
Offer practical, accessible tools for slowing the mind and body down into deeply restorative states
Incorporate asana and pranayama techniques that support the pre- and post practice of Yoga Nidra
Rewire the brain and unwind stress and tension from the nervous system
Offer healing potential for unresolved trauma through the Yoga Nidra process
Reconnect to profound presence and peacefulness
Tap into creativity, insight and intuition
Guide others into their own profound restorations, helping them to dissolve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages
Direct, transmute and move energy in the body
Develop internal, interceptive felt sense
Find your unique voice & style of delivery
Create safer spaces for deep healing and transformation
Confidently create customised, therapeutic Yoga Nidra meditations
You will receive 4 weeks of pre-course online content and Yoga Nidra practices
Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep by Kamini Desai
Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga by Richard Miller
Nidra Shakti by Uma-Dinsmore Tuli (highly recommended, but not required to read in full)
You will be certified under Somah Journeys to guide and facilitate Yoga Nidra
You’ll receive post course, online integration sessions x 2 (1 month & 6 months post training)
Yoga Teachers can add this 100hr training towards School of Sacred Arts & Tina Nance Yoga Therapy’s Advanced 300hr (for 500 Hour RYT) Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program or as 100hr Yoga Alliance continuing education hours (YACEP)
Shared accommodation & chef prepared organic vegetarian meals
Daily Yoga, embodiment and deep energetic practices
Advanced Pranayama (breathwork) techniques
The Science of Sleep: Neuroscience and brain wave activity behind Yoga Nidra and how the practice can rewire neural pathways to help combat trauma, stress and negative self beliefs
Philosophy and development of Yoga Nidra
Restorative asana for savasana: learn how to prop different positions for optimal Yoga Nidra positions for everybody
Pre and post practices of Yoga Nidra: Yin, Restorative, Slow Flow, pranayama and self massage practices that complement Yoga Nidra
Daily dynamic exploration of the Koshas: learn to understand and navigate the yogi’s different layers of our being (physical, energetic, emotional, mental, intuitive layers)
Sankalpa – how to set, work with and guide effective intentions and intuitive listening
The Yoga of Manifestation: How to work with intention to create the life you love
Native and Celtic Medicine Wheel teachings: deepening our relationship with the cycles and rhythms of nature and the life cycles
Work with visualisation: Learn a range of different traditional and creative scripting options, contra- indications, appropriateness and therapeutic value
How to create your own Yoga Nidra: cultivate your own unique and creative Yoga Nidra experiences
Understand the therapeutic benefits of Yoga Nidra
Learn to adapt and respond when guiding practices
Learn the secrets of energetic transmission and how to deliver effective Yoga Nidra through voice and sound work
07:00 – 09:30am Morning practice with guided Yoga Nidra
09:30 – 11:00am Breakfast
*11:00 – 1:30pm Workshop (includes guided Yoga Nidra practices)
1:30 – 2:30pm Lunch
*2:30 – 6:30pm Afternoon session (includes dynamic, somatic and energy based practices as well as Yoga Nidra)
8.30-9pm guided Yoga Nidra
* optional sessions for retreatants/required participation for 100Hr Teacher Training certification
Yoga Nidra, or ‘Yogic Sleep” is a sleep based, guided meditation technique. It is the term for both the practice and the experience of consciously moving through and releasing blockages from the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of Self in a unique, systematic, and comprehensive way.
A simple yet profound approach, it’s scientifically proven to unwind the nervous system and induce complete relaxation and restoration. This powerful tool allows you to explore the nature of consciousness (via all five ‘koshas’ or layers of being) and by learning to induce a state of trance, practitioners can rewire neural pathways in the brain (utilizing the concept of “neuroplasticity’) erase limiting belief systems, and plant the seeds for radical transformation (‘Sankalpas’) to manifest in our waking state.
Rooted in Tantric philosophy, it is a secret doorway to the divine intelligence that lies within us and the liberation that awaits us. These same notions are also reflected back within the shamanic approaches across cultures including vision quests, dream work and shamanic journeying.
Especially helpful for those who are challenged by traditional forms of formal meditation, this guided technique brings you deep into the essence of who and what you truly are in a powerful, accessible way. Without the need to sit in an upright meditation posture, Yoga Nidra is usually practiced lying down, and by being guided systematically by the facilitator, it’s far easier to release into the profundity of the experience, sometimes during the very first session.
We’ll be hosted by “The ‘Yogi’s Garden’ (www.yogisgardenbali.com) a brand new permaculture retreat centre tucked away in the heart of Bali’s luscious, tropical countryside. Immersing ourselves far away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail to rest deeply in nature, we’ll explore our true nature and connect with our inner peace and stillness, all the while being cradled in the arms of Nidra Shakti.
Chef prepared, vegetarian meals are grown on-site in the centre’s organic gardens for prana-packed nourishment throughout our stay.
This training can be taken by anyone as a stand alone module without the need for any previous qualifications. A Somah Journey’s Yoga Nidra Facilitator certificate will be awarded at the completion of the module.
For yoga teachers the Yoga Nidra TTC can be taken as 1 of 3 modules for those wishing to complete a 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training at the 500 hour level with Somah Journeys. A previous 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification is required for this option.
Somah Journeys offers an advanced 300 hour yoga teacher training program of your own design. By deepening your practice in 3 specialised areas through our range of 100 hour modules, in collaboration with Tina Nance Yoga Therapy (TNYT), you can create your own advanced Yoga Alliance approved TTC.
100 hour yoga teacher certificate training. 100 CE credits for Yoga Alliance (YACEP).
Contact us for further details.
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Lead Trainer (RYT 500) & Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
Founder of Essential Nature Yoga, Irish nomad and Celtic Yogini Emma Lowe facilitates Yoga and Yoga Nidra practices which merge yoga and nature based wisdom. She has been Communications and Creative Director and assistant facilitator with Somah Journeys since 2018.
With a background in creative and performing arts, Emma engages music, song, folklore and story telling for the purpose of personal and cultural healing in her offerings. She is also a poetic writer, photographer and painter. Since childhood Emma has been engaged in using these mediums for the purpose of peace and reconciliation through various cross community projects in Ireland.
Similarly, Emma sees yoga as a vehicle for personal and social change and is passionate about practices that support women’s health including her popular Yoni Nidras.
Emma’s work is informed by native plant medicines of the Amazon basin, and has received medicine songs and red road teachings during her time in South America, which inspired her to study and share her own ancestral roots through Celtic Shamanism, spirituality and Celtic Medicine wheel teachings.
Lead Trainer (E-RYT 500) & Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
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