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Online Yoga Nidra Teacher Training [50 Hours]

Explore the ancient yogic technique to get the benefits of deep, restful sleep without sleeping for long hours. Help yourself and/or your students de-stress and relax with this short, but valuable online Yoga Nidra teacher training course.
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Transformative Online Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Yoga Nidra is one of yoga’s most practical and valuable gifts to humanity. It is the art of consciously relaxing the deepest layers of the body, mind and soul. An ancient yogic and tantric practice, this is also a technique of Pratyahara (withdrawing the senses)- the fifth limb of Ashtanga Yoga. The yoga nidra practice has immense power to transform one at subconscious and unconscious levels. Made of two words- “yoga”, here refers to one-pointed awareness and “nidra” refers to sleep. While one may appear to be asleep during a yoga nidra session, their consciousness is working at deeper levels of awareness. As a result, it is commonly also referred to as “psychic sleep.”Scientific studies have shown that 30 minutes of yoga nidra practice is equivalent to nearly two hours of regular sleep. EEGs and brain mapping reports indicate that yoga nidra induces symmetrical and synchronized alpha and delta waves at the same time. On more subtle levels, it can be said that practitioners experience contact with the subconscious and unconscious dimensions simultaneously; this is often found to be a very transformative experience. Many of you have heard stories of energetic yogis who don’t sleep at all or sleep very little but never get fatigued. If you have ever wondered how is it possible, or what the secret is….yoga nidra is the answer! Our ancient yogis and sages have been using this technique for thousands of years to spend less time sleeping, and more time pursuing their sadhana and philanthropic activities. Yoga Nidra is a complete meditation technique in itself and when practiced with dedication and discipline, can take one to the state of Samadhi (enlightenment).

In this comprehensive Yoga Nidra Teacher Training course, you will not only learn how to practice yoga nidra, but also to conduct guided sessions for individuals and groups. This course can help you:

• Relax deeply at all levels of the body, mind and soul
• Clear emotional blockages and trauma
• Remove any deeply-rooted negative habits and pattens
• Plant new seeds of positivity through affirmations
• Gain confidence to achieve any vows (sankalpa), taken during the yoga nidra practice
• Enhance awareness at all levels
• Improve the overall quality of your life by bringing about transformation on both conscious and subconscious levels

What will you learn?

  • The Art of Relaxation
  • Yoga Nidra: history and origin
  • Yoga Nidra in Tantra
  • The science and anatomy of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra and the brain
  • The four brain states: Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta
  • Sleeps, dreams and Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra and Hypnosis
  • Physical, mental and spiritual
  • Health benefits of Yoga Nidra
  • Neurological and physiological benefits of Yoga Nidra
  • Therapeutic applications
  • Relevance of Yoga Nidra in modern life
  • Yoga Nidra and visualisation
  • Yoga Nidra as meditation
  • Different levels of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra for children
  • How to Practice and teach Yoga Nidra

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Get Certified

To receive the 50-hour yoga nidra certification, you must complete a multiple-choice exam available in the online platform.

This online course follows the updated regulations of Yoga Alliance, therefore, upon completion of all lessons and final assessments, you will receive a 50-hour certification eligible to be registered with Yoga Alliance USA, as Continuing Education(CE) hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am a complete beginner. Can I still take this course?

    Absolutely! There are NO PREREQUISITES needed for this course.

    This course is for you whether:

    • You are a complete beginner
    • You are an advanced practitioner and/or Certified Yoga Teacher
    • You aim to help people experience a more holistic yoga practice
    • You look for a more specialized yoga field
  • Will this course certify me to be a yoga instructor?

    This is not a 200-hour teacher training; it is a 50-hour training for continuing education. Although there are no legal requirements, it is strongly recommended that students complete a 200-hour training program prior to teaching.

  • When does the course begin and end?

    The course does not have a specific start date. You may enroll whenever you are ready and study at your own pace!

    Although you have lifetime access to the course, you must complete the examination(s) within 1-year from the date of enrolment to receive your Certificate of Completion.

  • Are the lessons available for download?

    You will be able to download printable resources like the course manual, PDF, workbooks, cheatsheets and even some audio files.

    However, the course videos can only be watched within the course itself. This is to prevent the content from being re-uploaded or illegally distributed.

  • For how long will I have access to the course?

    Once you enroll, you will have lifetime access to the content of the course, including all new content added in the future.

  • Are exams required to receive my certificate? 

    Yes, this is mandatory. There will be one online, multiple-choice exam which you will get access to at the end of your course. You will receive upto 3 attempts to score a passing grade. Once you have completed all the lectures of the course and cleared this exams, you are eligible to receive the Certificate of Completion (as a printable file).

  • Is this Yoga Alliance certified?

    Yes, you may submit this course and certificate to Yoga Alliance for 50 hours of continuing education hours.

  • What is the refund policy?

    Since this is an online course and we cannot take back any of the knowledge/resources shared by our teachers, there will be no refunds for this course, under any circumstance. Please make sure you are ready to commit to this training before enrolling.

  • If I have any questions, who can I contact?

    For any support required before you enrol in the course- you can email our admissions team at [email protected] 

    Once you’ve signed up for the course, you’ll also be able to clarify your doubts with a dedicated course support team. 

  • What is the enrollment process?

    You can enroll into the program by simply clicking on the Enroll button and choosing the best payment plan for you. Once the payment has been made, you will have instant access to the course material.

  • How is the course delivered online?
    • The entire course is uploaded in one of the best online educational platforms in the world and highly recommended by Yoga Alliance.
    • In the first section of the course, you will find all the details such as timetable of the live sessions via Zoom and Facebook, links to the Zoom meetings, link to join the private Facebook group if you want, study plan, TTC manual.
    • In the following sections, you will find the detailed course lectures and content in the form of pre-recorded videos, PPTs, audios.
    • Do note that the manual, PDFs, live session timetable, zoom links are downloadable but the videos are not.
    • Questions and answers: You are bound to have many questions during your training. Please maintain a thorough note of these. We believe that your teachers are treasure troves of knowledge- it is important that you tap into their decades of experience and clarify all doubts during the live Q&A sessions.
  • Who are your teachers for this course?
    Deepak Sharma

    Founder, Sampoorna Yoga, Goa, India || E-RYT 500, SYT

    Deepak is the founder of Sampoorna Yoga, Goa and Costa Rica. He founded Sampoorna in 2008 after taking part in a 10-days Vipassana meditation retreat in Sri Goenka Tradition. He has been practicing yoga for 30 years and has been teaching actively for the last 25 years. He has graduated more than 11,000 international yoga teachers till date.

    Yoga has been part of his family for many generations. Be it his grandfather, father or his mother, they all have been spiritual seekers. Yoga started to become part of his life when he was merely 12 years old. It started when his father asked him to assist him in his yoga workshops. His role was to merely organise the yoga mats and supply ‘warm & salted’ water to the participants during yogic cleansing techniques. It was through the keen observation of his father’s teaching style and people’s gratitude towards his father’s efforts that inspired him to learn more about yoga.

    His father was a renowned yoga teacher in his home town in central India. Although he was in a job, he used to conduct free yoga workshops for the locals quite often. His father was so passionate about helping people through yoga that he used to literally take loans to conduct his workshops. His both parents have been spiritual seekers and have been visiting their Guru’s ashram for decades. His mother follows the path of bhakti yoga.

    Deepak’s journey as a yoga student started by assisting his father in the yoga workshops his father used to conduct for the local people in the town when he was merely 12 year old. He became truly inspired with the power of yoga when he saw the value his father was adding to people’s lives through yoga.

    Although he had been reading various yogic texts on yoga and spirituality since the age of 15, his journey of real yoga had not begun yet. He went on to become an engineer and worked various jobs just like many others. It was, when he was 24, when his real journey of yoga began. It was when he was in Mumbai railway station waiting for his train with four hours in hand to kill. He decided to go out to look for a movie theatre but ended up buying the most respected book on yoga ever, the Bhagavad Gita. In a non-stop reading spree of the next 26 hours he had finished the 850-page book. The book and its teachings had a profound impact on him and he was not the same person anymore.

    While still in his 9 to 5 job he started to study more and more spiritual texts, visiting spiritual ashrams, attending satsangs, practicing more yoga and meditation. At the same time he also started to teach yoga to his colleagues for free to help them. When he was 30 he left his job and went to an ashram for two years to study with his guru. It was in the ashram where it was revealed to him that yoga was his path.

    Apart from his father, Deepak has studied with various Gurus like Swami Sivananda, Swami Satyananda, Swami Niranjanananda, Osho, Eknaath Eswaran and J Krishnamurty and has studied hundreds of spiritual texts.