Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Online

£499.00

October 09, 2022

Six Sundays: 9 October, 6 November, 4 December 2022, 8 January, 5 February, 5 March 2023

Accreditation: 30 CPD hours (live online attendance UK time)

Join us for this nourishing and in-depth online CPD course for yoga teachers. An invitation to explore the exquisite practice, wisdom and science of yoga nidra in a small, supportive group, while expanding your teaching skills and offerings.

Monthly gatherings, to allow space for personal discovery and absorption. On completion, you’ll be able to create and teach yoga nidra with confidence and from a heart-centred basis of understanding.

Limited spaces available.

Please see below for course details.

Questions? You’re welcome to email Carol directly.

Looking forward to sharing this course and wonderful practice with you.

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Description

Why yoga nidra?

Yoga nidra is an extraordinary practice that enriches life, in all circumstances. It’s also many students’ favourite part of a yoga class.

Sometimes described as guided deep relaxation, meditative enquiry, or personal transformation, yoga nidra is a profound and accessible experience. It allows us to reconnect with our essence, and to be in harmony with ourselves just as we are. This deeper foundation of sure, inner ground is what sustains us and our peaceful presence in the world. You may find that this course supports your outlook, daily life and relationships (including how you view yourself) as much as your teaching.

More recently, yoga nidra has been evidenced to be beneficial for those suffering from various common conditions, including chronic pain, sleep disturbances, anxiety, stress, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s available to those without prior yoga experience and to those who want to enjoy stillness, but find slowing down and the contemplative practices of yoga challenging. To all, it offers a bedrock of rest, inspiration and courage, with the benefits of self-healing.

Through skilful facilitation and effortless being, yoga nidra enables us to safely meet all our layers (koshas) as portals to a true self and a new, yet familiar, horizon. The practice gently integrates the full spectrum of being human – struggles, delight, inconsistencies and constancy – through the body, mind and (spiritual) heart. This brings an embodied simplicity and greater ease to a connected way of living; a gift of refuge, strength and beauty for ourselves, those we teach and everyone we come into contact with.

Who is this training for?

Yoga teachers with a 200 or 500 hour qualification.

If you haven’t worked with Carol before, you’re welcome to email with your details and to potentially arrange a conversation prior to enrolment.

Course Content

  • The origins, purpose and development of yoga nidra – traditional and contemporary
  • Various approaches, lineages, levels of practice and common, essential features
  • How yoga nidra ‘works’; experiential insight and published research, including neuroscience, layers of sleep and consciousness, rest and physiology in relation to yoga nidra; yoga philosophy and non-dual teachings
  • Subtle asana (relating to the energy body), pranayama and mudra that complement yoga nidra practice
  • Options for physical comfort during the practice (stillness/movement)
  • Understanding the elements of the practice step by step, including: foundational settling, ‘rotation of awareness’ and felt-sense bodyscanning, sankalpa (sacred intention, our heart’s true calling), breath, opposites and wholeness, options for meeting sensations, emotions and thoughts, visualisation options (pros, cons and contraindications), subtle yoga e.g. the koshas, chakras and vayus as context, exploring ‘I’ and the freedom of non-identification, self-acceptance, the stillness or peace that is already here
  • How to structure and create inclusive yoga nidra practices, including progressions, depth and timescales
  • Pacing, language and authentic voice for facilitation, sound and silence
  • Teaching yoga nidra in-person and online, to groups and one-to-one
  • Offering practices that are appropriate to the needs and interests of your community, with awareness of possible student sensitivities and challenges, including specific considerations relating to the impact of the last two years
  • Offering yoga nidra as part of a yoga class or as a standalone practice
  • Creative ideas for inclusion of yoga nidra in workshops and retreats
  • Ethics, scope of practice and types of referral
  • Integration of yoga nidra in everyday life
  • Yoga nidra as a cornerstone of personal wellbeing and sustainable yoga teaching (and/or a related profession)

The course follows a simple structure. This supports you in gradually becoming steeped in the practice yourself, and in each stage of sharing it with others (if you wish) in your own voice.

To book your place: please return to the top of the page.

Course Format and Live Online Attendance

10am to 4pm (UK). A wholesome experience with fellow yogis to look forward to each month.

*Please note* that for the privacy of participants, and due to the importance of pair work and group interaction, this course is based on live online attendance. Training days will not be recorded.

To receive a Certificate and CPD accreditation, live attendance at all sessions is required for completion and to fulfil the requirements for contact hours.

Each day, we’ll begin with a tutor-led practice including elements of subtle asana, breath, pranayama and mudra that complement yoga nidra practice. There will be ample time for practice, talks, reflection/enquiry, Q&A and practising sharing stages of the practice with each other. An invitation to explore and grow in a community of teachers over a period of time.

An optional one-to-one tutorial with Carol is included in the course.

You’ll be part of a small group with a maximum of 12 students.

Dates

Sundays 9 October, 6 November, 4 December 2022, 8 January, 5 February, 5 March 2023 live online.

10am – 4pm (UK) with a one-hour lunch break and comfort breaks.

Resources

You’ll receive suggested practice outlines (you’ll become confident in creating your own practices over the six-month period), audio recordings for personal practice each month, tutor presentations and readings/poetry (traditional and contemporary).

A brief course outline for each training day will be provided on the first day of the course.

You’ll need your own yoga equipment, a computer/tablet, internet connection, optional books from the suggested reading list if desired, any audio resources other than those provided by the tutor and audio recording equipment (e.g. a smartphone).

Coursework Requirements, Certification and CPD Accreditation

  • Two audio recordings which will receive encouragement and feedback
  • Brief written reflections on personal yoga nidra practice throughout the course
  • A brief written reflection on one taught practice (either a group or one-to-one)
  • To receive a certificate from the tutor and CPD accreditation, live online attendance at all sessions is required, in addition to the above (training days are not recorded)

This training meets the requirements for 30 contact hours as CPD with Yoga Alliance (International) and BWY (British Wheel of Yoga).

Please allow time between training days for personal practice and coursework.

Investment

£449 Early Bird until 9 April 2022 (midnight UK time).

£499 thereafter.

If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer and in two instalments, please email Carol for details.

Terms and Cancellation Policy

The above fee includes a £100 deposit that is non-refundable and non-transferable.

If a student cancels their place by email more than 28 days before the course start date (i.e. before 11 September 2022), a refund for the amount paid will be issued minus the deposit. No refund is available for cancellation by a student after this date.

If the training is cancelled by the tutor for any reason, a full refund for the amount paid will be given in £ sterling.

Refunds do not cover exchange rate losses or transaction fees.

Questions?

You’re welcome to email Carol directly.

To book your place: please return to the top of the page.

Course Tutor

Carol Trevor, E-RYT 500, YACEP, BWY Dip., Yoga Nidra Cert., MA

Carol began practising yoga over 30 years ago, and teaching in 2002. She qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga in London and has been contributing to teacher training programmes in Cambridge and London for the last 14 years. She is registered with Yoga Alliance (International) E-RYT500 and YACEP for the provision of CPD (Continuing Professional Development). Collaboration and intuition are at the heart of her teaching, and she encourages curiosity, self-inquiry and autonomy.

Carol first experienced yoga nidra during an immersion with Donna Farhi in 2004. At that time, she was introduced to the earlier work of Richard Miller, PhD., founder of the iRest (Integrative Restoration) Institute. She is certified in yoga nidra with the Bihar School/Satyananda tradition, with the guidance of Amritananda, Swami Pragyamurti and Swami Nirmal. She is a Level 2 iRest yoga nidra teacher, a contemporary, evidence-based approach. Other experience includes the Himalayan tradition, with Swami Veda Bharati on his visits to England, and teachers in this lineage.

With this wide-ranging experience and personal insights, Carol shares yoga nidra with a diverse population, encompassing various ages, interests, needs and walks of life. Her approach is accessible and appropriate for our time.

Longstanding meditation, silent retreats, restorative yoga, and a love of yoga philosophy underpin Carol’s teaching. She is an Advanced Relax and Renew Trainer®.

To book your place: please return to the top of the page.

Event Details

Day 1: October 09, 2022
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00

Day 2: November 06, 2022
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00

Day 3: December 04, 2022
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00

Day 4: January 08, 2023
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00

Day 5: February 05, 2023
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00

Day 6: March 05, 2023
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:00

Start time: 10:00

End time: 16:00

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Email: [email protected]