We live in a world in crisis because of the value we place on ‘thinking and doing’ rather than ‘feeling and being’. This exquisitely presented 7-day Yoga Nidra Immersion is your invitation to help reclaim personal and planetary balance by exploring the deepest consciousness of Being.
As a systematic sleep-based meditation technique with a fast ability to induce peacefulness, Yoga Nidra is not just beautifully restorative. It’s also utterly transformative.
Our unique approach to this ‘effortless-awareness’ practice involves honouring the radically important notion of rest within the wider context of the energy cycles inherent in nature.
We learn to embrace the insights found in ALL nature’s patterns and rhythms. Inward and outward. Dynamic and contemplative. Passive and active. And so on.
Inspired by wisdom traditions from ancient to contemporary, mystic to scientific, transcendent to earth-based, we’ll explore the process of embodiment through the 5 layers of our being known in Yogic philosophy as ‘the Koshas’. This exploration will be through a mix of still and dynamic activities. These 5 layers are: the physical body, breath body, mental/emotional body, intuition and soul essence.
By understanding the entirety of who we are, we move into new states of consciousness to discover our True Self and nourish our mind/body balance. This positively ripples out in seen and unseen ways. It transforms the way we act in relationships, serve our communities and contribute to change in the wider world.
* Recommended for those looking to completely unplug, relax and restore with total mind-body nourishment so they can find their true purpose. No prior meditation or Yoga Nidra experience is needed, only pure heart intention.
This 7-day Immersion is dedicated to the deep exploration of Yoga Nidra through the different levels of Being. It’s open to everyone, whether you are new to the practice or are a seasoned teacher or a practitioner wishing to deepen your practice.
One whole day is dedicated to each of the 5 Koshas allowing for a truly immersive experience.
Daily movement and meditation with our team of internationally renowned teachers. As well as Yoga Nidra practices, we move our bodies with hatha, restorative and yin yoga movements that are energising and accessible for everybody.
Lead mentored by Senior Yoga Teacher and Director of Teacher Training, Simone MacKay (E-YRT 500 & YACEP), who combines 20 years of teaching and practice with specialised Yoga Nidra study under some of the world’s leading experts including Dr Richard Miller, Kamini Desai and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.
Nature-based practices from a variety of traditions (Balinese full moon fire ceremony, live music and sound healing).
Organic, chef-prepared local cuisine.
Luxury accommodation in a stunning, off-the-beaten-track retreat location.
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 guided YN practices)
8.30-9pm guided Yoga Nidra
* optional sessions for retreat goers
*Please note our schedule is subject to change with some days continuing into the evening with ceremonies and other lovely things.
Yoga Nidra, or ‘Yogic Sleep’, has been referred to as ‘mindfulness on steroids’ due to its fast-acting ability to bring you to profound states of peacefulness and present awareness.
If you’re completely new to the practice, Yoga Nidra is a systematic, guided meditation that uses effortless awareness to consciously move towards the sleep state, drawing our attention inwards away from the distraction and stimulations of our everyday lives.
Reduces burn out
Decreases thoughts, stress and tension by balancing sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
Calms brain waves through improved relaxation response in the brain
Helps to heal trauma and emotional problems resulting from PTSD
Improves ability to focus and think clearly for work and creativity
Alleviates depression and anxiety
Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
Fosters spiritual development
Rejuvenates cells and organs
Be one of the first to experience the Yoga Barn’s brand new eco-friendly retreat centre, The Yogi’s Garden. This brand new, luxury, eco-retreat centre is set amongst acres of organic farmland.
Far away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail, tucked away between tropical forest and rice fields and with volcano views, this Yoga Nidra immersive experience is in a truly stunning location.
Bali is famous for its exquisitely fresh plant-based restaurants and cafes. Our retreat centre is the source for much of Ubud’s organic fruits and veggies. Nestled on acres of organic farmland, we will provide chef-prepared, vegetarian meals packed with prana and grown on the very land which will hold us for our time together.
Having the highest quality of food is vital to ground and nourish our bodies as we journey into the deeply restorative practice of Yoga Nidra and the altered states of consciousness this practice brings.
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.
Lead Trainer (E-RYT 500) & Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
Lead Trainer (E-RYT 500) & Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
Founder of Essential Nature Yoga, Celtic nomad Emma Lowe is an embodiment and meditation teacher with specialisation in Women’s Health and Sexuality. Emma has been Creative Director and assistant facilitator with Somah Journeys since 2018.
Having training around the world in the fields of classical Hatha and Tantra, Yoga Nidra, Feminine Embodiment, Sexual Sovereignty, Celtic Shamanism and other nature based practices Emma offers a fresh and inclusive approach to self love, care and pleasure in order to tune you in your deepest desires and turn you on to your fullest potential as a fully integrated, successful, sexual, and spiritual contemporary human.
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 through her Wild & Well Women’s self care series, womb clearing sessions and Yoni Nidra.
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.
TINA NANCE & OTHER SPECIAL GUEST TEACHERS
Simone Mackay’s Yoga Nidra has become a home for me, an anchor through times of transition as a way to calm my nervous system and as a reminder of my true nature, my shining light. I worked with Simone to create a personalized Nidra that gave the practice of connecting to my intention, my sankalpas, and to finding spaciousness in my inner sanctuary. The seeds that I’ve planted through my intention and practice are blossoming in ways I never would have thought imaginable.
— Margo, USA
Simone MacKay’s and Emma Lowe’s Yoga and Yoga Nidra practices were exactly what my entire being needed.
— Ashton, UK
I was probably the last person to ever try out Yoga Nidra. Classic no pain no gain mentality. Thankfully Simone was sent to my Yoga teacher training and I had the chance to experience the effects of Yoga Nidra. I loved it so much that I would be the first one to complain if we skipped the Nidra. As professional athlete I know how important it is to work hard, but that only gets you so far. If you truly want to internalize whatever you’re doing, you need to give your body and mind space to process. And if laying around doing nothing sounds boring to you, like it did to me at first, you’re the kind of person who can really benefit from Yoga Nidra.
— Freya, Europe
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