Certified Yoga Nidra Teacher Training in India

Yoga Nidra teacher training at Yoga Essence Rishikesh is a unique opportunity for the yoga teachers and longtime yoga practitioners to learn, understand, and experience yoga Nidra in details through a systematic step-by-step process with the help of various levels of training. In this training program, the science and procedures of yoga Nidra will be explained in-depth from the yogic science point of view and modern medical science point of view to understand the fundamental principles of yoga Nidra for different levels of practitioner. This training also allows the participants to learn the skill of teaching and procedures to share the same with others. The yoga Nidra teacher training course (level 1) is a suitable program for the beginner and intermediate level students of yoga Nidra.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga Nidra classes
  • Daily yoga and pranayama sessions
  • Hatha, Karma, Iyengar, and Alignment yoga
  • Meditative excursions and meditation in nature and sacred place
  • Mantra chanting, Kirtan, and meditation practices
  • Daily yogic vegetarian meals and drinks
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$15 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$55 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi

Yoga Essence's venue has a garden and is surrounded from all sides by many huge lush green trees with beautiful Himalayan mountain view. Each room features an en-suite bathroom with western toilet and shower with hot / cold water and air conditioning.

Yoga Essence Rishikesh India Yoga Teacher Training Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

Yoga Essence Rishikesh is an affiliated school of Yoga Alliance (RYS) and a Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). At the end of the course, you will get completion certificate of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level 1). You can use these hours as valid Continuing Education Training hours with your other training courses. Yoga Essence Rishikesh follows the basic principles and ethics of teaching standard of Yoga Alliance to make the courses more professional and experiential.

Details of the course

The whole science and mechanism of yoga is based on how to transform the unconscious pattern of your life into a conscious pattern. Accordingly, the ancient and contemporary yogis have designed numerous techniques and tools to bring more alertness and awareness into your life. These yoga techniques can be divided broadly into two categories: one type practices which start with awareness and culminate with deep relaxation, and another type of practices that start with deep relaxation and end with deep awareness.

Yoga Nidra is one of the higher yogic practices that start with relaxation to release deep-rooted stress and strain of body-mind, bring out a deep sense of rejuvenation, induce healing at the physical, mental, and emotional level, and enhance the balance and harmony of body-mind-emotion for experiencing a higher state of consciousness. Hence, yoga Nidra practice has a unique status in the path of yoga and is a much-seeking practice among yoga lovers, practitioners, and teachers.

Yoga Nidra teacher training at Yoga Essence Rishikesh is a unique opportunity for the yoga teachers and longtime yoga practitioners to learn, understand, and experience yoga Nidra in details through a systematic step-by-step process with help of various levels of training. In this training program, the science and procedures of yoga Nidra will be explained in-depth from the yogic science point of view and modern medical science point of view to understand the fundamental principles of yoga Nidra for different levels of practitioner. This training also allows the participants to learn the skill of teaching and procedures to share the same with others.

The yoga Nidra teacher training course (level 1) is a suitable program for the beginner and intermediate level students of yoga Nidra. This training program is a great combination of yoga Nidra practices and meditation practices of both ancient and contemporary yogis. Some of the meditation practices prepare the main ground and complementary to yoga Nidra practice and some meditation practices are meant to open up and activate your energy channels (nadis), energy centers (chakras), and energy source (Kundalini).

The other purpose of this training is to reduce tensions, stress, and anxiety from your body and mind, calming down emotions, to experience deep rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation, and to bring joy into your life. The format and order of whole day practices of the training will help you to open to the source of well-being, happiness, harmony, and purpose of life. The training covers yoga Nidra (theory, practical, and teaching practicum), classical and contemporary meditation practices, asana, pranayama, group mantra chanting, Kirtan, meditative excursions, and meditation in nature, sacred place, cave, and mountain under the guidance of a teacher, et cetera.

In the training, some of the yogic practices and exercises are more active, others more passive. Some are done as a group and some alone. Some of the techniques and exercises give more importance to release stress and strain and to purify and activate body, mind, and emotion. Some of the techniques give importance to bring greater peace and harmony between body-mind-emotion. All these methods are done in a light and joyful way so that you may dance and celebrate the learning process.

During the training, you will be equipped with many yogic practices (both big and small) and get many insights how to apply these in your everyday life to reduce stress and strain for living a happy, peaceful, and harmonious life. Yoga Essence Rishikesh is recognized by Yoga Alliance and follows the basic principles and ethics of teaching standard of Yoga Alliance to make the courses more professional and experiential.

Why yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is one of the powerful tools in the field of yoga and very useful practice in your daily life. It brings an incredible relaxation, calmness, quietness, and clarity to your life. It is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Yoga Nidra is one of the practices of pratyahara where the awareness is internalized and has its origin in the ancient tantric practice called Nyasa.

Literally, yoga Nidra means 'psychic sleep' such as sleep with a trace awareness. In the practice of yoga Nidra, the body falls asleep, the subconscious and unconscious mind remain open and awake to listen to the instructions. In psychology, the state achieved in yoga Nidra is termed the 'hypnogogic state', a state between sleep and wakefulness. In this threshold state between sleep and wakefulness, contact with the subconscious and unconscious dimensions occur easily and spontaneously.

Yoga Nidra is a state of conscious deep sleep that gives deep rest and relaxation to both body-mind. The state of yoga Nidra removes fatigue and tensions, brings a sense of deep rejuvenation, and restores the elasticity of body-mind. It is also used by yogis to purify the samskaras, the deep impressions that are the driving force behind your habitual pattern of living.

However, in meditation, you remain in the waking state of consciousness, able to be aware and watch your thought processes, emotions, and body sensations in an equanimous attitude. Meditation helps to expand your awareness to unconscious and subconscious state. Yoga Nidra is a systematic method for developing inner awareness. Thus, it is a doorway to the meditative state.

Importance and application of yoga Nidra

  • Experience of deep rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation
  • Withstand stress and stressful situation easily
  • Management of psychosomatic diseases
  • Reduction of stress, anxiety, and tension from body and mind and calm down emotions
  • Enhance the ability to solve problems of life
  • Experience the deep rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation
  • Awaken creativity
  • Bring joy to life
  • Preparation for meditation

Daily schedule

  • 07:00-08:15 Asana (Hatha) and mantra practice
  • 08:30-09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00-11:15 Meditation practice (yoga / Shiva / Buddha)
  • 11:15-13:00 Yoga Nidra session 1 (theory and practical)
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:15-15:15 Self-study
  • 15:15-15:30 Teatime
  • 15:30-16:00 Karma yoga
  • 16:00-17:00 Asana practice with Iyengar Alignment
  • 17:00-19:00 Yoga Nidra session 2 (theory and practical)
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:30-21:15 Group mantra chanting and meditation
  • 21:30 Rest

Notes:

  • 15:30-19:00 Meditative excursions and meditation in nature, sacred place, cave, and mountain (only on selected days)
  • The above daily schedule may change as per need.

Included excursions

During the course, the participants will get the opportunity to visit and meditate in nearby sacred place, on the bank of river Ganga, cave, mountain, and nature to experience the true yogic energy field and vibration of Rishikesh under the instructions and guidance of the teacher.

Instructors

Swami Dhyan Samarth
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Swami Dhyan Samarth is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher having many years of practice and teaching experience. He integrates yoga and meditation with a contemporary scientific approach and core insights from various spiritual paths into his teaching. His teaching mainly focuses on the experiential aspect of yoga and transformation of life. Samarth helps his students to get the knack of yoga and encourage them to explore and experience the whole spectrum of yoga along with its implementation into everyday life.
Amritesh Prasad
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Amritesh is a uniquely inspiring and experienced yoga teacher. His teaching mainly focuses on the connection of body-breath-mind and the subtle effects of yoga on them. He encourages students to be open to all aspects of yoga. His relaxed style of teaching is soothing and uplifting. He takes good care to provide a welcoming and light-hearted environment in his classes where students can feel comfortable in learning along with experiencing the essence of yoga. He is also very passionate to share his experiences and practices of yoga to students.

Retreat location

Rishikesh is an entry to the deep Himalayas in India and a gateway to those seeking to go deep into the inner journey. It is known as "Tapo-Bhumi' meaning the practicing land of yoga and meditation of sages and saints since ancient times. Thousands of sages and saints have visited Rishikesh to meditate in search of higher knowledge and self-realization. The yogic energy fields, vibration, and the spiritual power of Rishikesh make your inner journey easier and faster like going with the flow of a river, not against it. It can be felt easily by every seeker on the path.

Food

You will be served three Indian yogic vegetarian daily. Filtered drinking water and afternoon tea break are also included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily yoga Nidra classes (practical and theory)
  • Daily yoga and pranayama sessions
  • Active, contemporary, and traditional meditation practices
  • Mantra chanting, Kirtan, and audio-visual insights of yogis
  • Meditative excursion in nature and sacred places under the guidance of the teacher
  • Yoga Nidra book and other useful yoga Nidra and meditation materials
  • Experiential and transformational approach to all yogic practices
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • 1 yoga bag
  • Daily Indian yogic vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Filtered drinking water and afternoon tea break
  • 7 nights' accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

You can also opt for Volvo service from Delhi. However, bus traveling could cause inconvenience for the first time travelers.

Arrival by train

Take the train to Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station and from Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.

Arrival by taxi

Upon arrival to Dehradun Airport (DED), you can hire a taxi. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Rishikesh is a six-hour drive away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Known taxi is available upon request. The cost from Dehradun Airport (DED) is approximately 15 USD and from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) the cost is approximately 55 USD.

Airport: Dehradun Airport Airport transfer available: Dehradun Airport (US$15 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$55 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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