Yoga Nidra Training
55-hour CPD course
Over three weekends
22nd / 23rd / 24th September 2023
6th / 7th / 8th October 2023
27th / 28th / 29th October 2023
Online via Zoom
£590 booking before 30th April 2023
£650 from 1st May 2023.
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About this Yoga Nidra Training
This practical Yoga Nidra training program offers a systematic, well-structured, and detailed approach to how to offer yoga Nidra safely, appropriately, and effectively to everyone.
This 55-hour CPD course attracts trainees and students from all walks of life and various skill sets. It includes yoga teachers, therapists, health carers, and practitioners who like to share this transformative and empowering technique with their clients and students.
The training covers the fundamental steps to offer Yoga Nidra classically and some more recent deep relaxation techniques that can be offered stand-alone or beside Nidra itself.
The course aims to empower trainees to find their voice and authentic ways of teaching Yoga Nidra and deep relaxation techniques. It qualifies them and prepares them to offer empowering and meditative tools to their students or clients but also allows them to reconnect with their personal practice.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation in which the distractions of the brain are contained, and the mind is allowed to be free. During this practice, one appears to be asleep, but the consciousness functions at a deeper level of awareness. Yoga Nidra has had a profound transformative effect on those who initiate its powers.
The duration of each yoga Nidra varies between fifteen minutes and one hour, depending on the student’s general level in the class. Yoga Nidra is accessible to everyone, even those who have never practised yoga, deep relaxation, and meditation.
Yoga Nidra has a wide range of therapeutic benefits. For instance, it can be a useful tool in managing stress, anxiety, and insomnia symptoms. Furthermore, its soothing and relaxing character makes it a valuable addition to the healing journey associated with severe illnesses. Moreover, yoga Nidra offers an opportunity to access a sense of inner peace and satisfaction, which is invaluable, to say the least.
Laurent Roure has been offering yoga Nidra as a part of his classes, retreats, courses, and workshops for over a decade. He was trained classically by the Bihar School of Yoga and incorporated these teachings into his approach, which was specially formulated for contemporary listeners and students.
Laurent’s approach is practical, meditative, therapeutic, and accessible to everyone who needs to inject physical, emotional, and spiritual support into their life.
The Benefits of Yoga Nidra
- Induces relaxation and facilitates bodily and mental restoration.
- Minimises, manages, and counteracts the effects of stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Helps to manage sleep disorders and insomnia.
- Creates healthy relationships with our thoughts.
- Enhances memory and learning capacity.
- Supports meditation techniques and self-explorative practices.
- Clears up the unconscious and awakens creativity.
- Allows and invites us to get in touch with our inner selves.
Who is this training for?
Laurent is pleased to offer well-structured, concise, practical training for anyone who wants to provide yoga Nidra as part of their classes next to physical or breathwork practices, with private clients to help them in their healing and spiritual journey. Yoga Nidra can also be offered in health care, palliative care or mental health settings.
The training starts with the traditional aspects of yoga Nidra within the yogic tradition. Still, it will also offer non-dogmatic and creative training using additional alternative techniques from different non-yogic systems alongside Laurent’s own guided relaxations, breathwork, pranayama, and meditation techniques. With these various tools in hand, participants on the course will be equipped to offer practices with varying themes that can be used in multiple settings with students of different needs.
The training is thus open to yoga teachers, movement teachers, complementary therapists, psychotherapists and counselors, nurses, and anyone who would like to incorporate yoga Nidra into their therapeutic and health care settings. This course is also available to anyone who would like to acquire the knowledge and the wisdom of yoga Nidra and use it for their own discovery and self-practice.
Besides health and wellbeing on a physical level, the training is also intended to raise awareness of the importance of yoga Nidra and meditation for mental and spiritual health. We need more yoga Nidra teachers and practitioners in the world to help restore the harmony and balance that is often lacking in modern life.
What are the aims and objectives of the training?
The training and assignments specifically explore how to teach yoga Nidra in an inclusive, down-to-earth, safe, and efficient way. This is a practical course, and the content is designed in a way that anyone can access.
- Understanding the classical eight stages of yoga Nidra, their effects and influences on the body and the mind.
- Learning some alternative techniques to Yoga Nidra.
- Providing the key elements and skills required to incorporate yoga Nidra and alternative techniques intuitively, effectively and safely into a class or a session.
- Offering yoga Nidra responsibly and with confidence.
- Learning how to create sequences with yoga Nidra as the central theme or as a complement to other yoga techniques, movements, breathwork or meditations.
- Learning how to adapt yoga Nidra and alternative techniques to specific needs and different populations of students.
- Learning how to use yoga Nidra and alternative techniques in therapeutic settings.
- Allowing teachers to fully explore and experience the character of Yoga Nidra for themselves and to grow their own practice.
- Understanding Yoga Nidra within the yogic tradition: origins, history and philosophy.
- Understanding the different elements used in yoga Nidra: prana, Vayus, koshas and chakras.
- The meaning of pratyahara, Dharana and dhyana and their applications.
- Understanding the contemporary application of Yoga Nidra.
- Understanding brainwaves, the different states of consciousness, the anatomy of the brain and sleep science.
- Key bodywork and preparations before the practice of yoga Nidra and deep relaxation techniques.
- Exploring Mindful yoga and restorative yoga. (use of props)
- Key breathwork and pranayama techniques for yoga Nidra and relaxation techniques.
- Introduction to teaching mindfulness and concentration practices.
- The art of letting go and the nature of relaxing: guided meditations and other techniques.
- How to integrate Yoga Nidra in your classes and during therapeutic settings?
- Structuring and putting together the different stages of yoga Nidra.
- How to develop and deliver safe, straightforward and appropriate scripts.
- How to create, offer and explain Sankalpa: a sacred intention.
- How to teach yoga Nidra to students with different ability levels.
- Two mini-workshops: voice and speech + how to write a story to include in Yoga Nidra.
- How to offer yoga Nidra and alternative techniques for more specific therapeutic aims and needs.
- Creating themes for special events, workshops and masterclasses.
- Integrating yoga Nidra and alternative techniques into your daily life.
What are the requirements and assignments?
After completing this 55-hour course, you will be entitled to a certificate of completion. To receive this accreditation, you will be expected to:
- Attend and commit to the three weekends (45 contact hours). Please note that sessions are not recorded.
- Complete assignments and home studies, including writing, reading, and recordings – 5 hours.
- Self-practice: Yoga Nidra or relaxation techniques a few times per week during the duration of the training – 5 hours minimum over two months.
- Show a good understanding and comprehension of the practices and the teaching of yoga Nidra and the alternative deep relaxation techniques
Please note: the assignments and home studies are designed to support the training’s theory and content. You won’t be marked or judged on the results. Discussions and feedback will arise from the results. They will help you understand the work and improve your teaching and practice.
What will you receive?
- Forty-five contact hours with Laurent Roure.
- Practical experience in bodywork, breathwork, meditation, and yoga Nidra.
- Lectures and discussions.
- Course material: PDF handouts.
- Recordings and scripts of yoga Nidra and alternative techniques.
- Feedback and corrections on assignments.
- One free contact session for support and mentoring if requested post-training.
- A free pass to attend a Mindful Yoga and Yoga Nidra class (Friday evening).
- Yogalaurent 55-hour yoga Nidra certificate of completion – you will be qualified to teach yoga Nidra.
Dates, Timescale & Study hours
The training will be conducted over three weekends in September and October 2023:
- 22nd, 23rd, 24th September 2023
- 6th, 7th, 8th October 2023
- 27th, 28th, 29th October 2023
Three days per weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 15 hours per weekend.
Friday – 14:00 to 18:00 – with several mini breaks
Saturday – 13:00 to 18:00 – with several mini breaks.
Sunday- 9:30 to 15:30 – with a one-hour lunch break + several mini breaks.
Livestream Online Via Zoom
Cost of the course: £590 booking before 30th April 2023 – £650 from 1st May 2023.
£200.00 deposit (non-refundable) now + outstanding balance by 30th July 2023.
Payment plans available: You don’t have to spend the full amount upfront, we help you spread the cost in monthly interest-free instalments.
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