Yoga Nidra Teacher Training | Hybrid | 30 hours
This 3-day Hybrid course covers a variety of aspects of Yoga Nidra including the main techniques and schools of modern Nidra and a chance to prepare and practice Nidra scripts. It can be attended as a stand-alone course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme.
Jennie and Melanie are nurturing, caring teachers that are there to guide and support. Over 500 students have attended this Yoga Nidra course (both online or in person) and the courses have cultivated a supportive network and community. This is an interactive course where you are encouraged to ask questions and get support both before, during and after the course, with a chance to practice teaching with expert constructive and supportive feedback.
This three-day immersion into Yoga Nidra is an opportunity to learn to teach the beautiful practice of Yoga Nidra, with two inspiring international teachers, Melanie Cooper and Jennie Wadsten.
Yoga Nidra is considered by some to be the meditative heart of yoga, where deep transformation is possible when we enter the enchanting space between waking and dreaming. This training course will cover the definition of Yoga Nidra along with the history, philosophy, science, modern schools, how to write scripts, and everything you need to get started teaching. Our approach is non-dogmatic and it’s important to us to have an individual approach, so you’ll get lots of feedback and ongoing support even after the course has finished. The emphasis is on empowering you to find YOUR authentic way of teaching Yoga Nidra and to obtain knowledge to see what is needed for different students; there isn’t one size fits all for this practice (or any style really!).
As part of the course, students are offered small group mentoring sessions (max 10 people per group) every second month for up to a year. Those who are teaching often find mentoring an invaluable resource that helps them to implement what they have learnt in their classes. The sessions also provide a supportive space for whatever may arise in relation to your teaching and practice. Important themes such as cultural appropriation, self care and ethics will be explored. The programme is also aimed at providing teachers with a supportive community held by experienced teachers and peer-to-peer support.
By the end of the course, participants will have a deeper understanding of Nidra as a practice and will have had an opportunity to reconnect with their own practice and recharge. Qualified yoga teachers will be equipped to begin teaching this deeply rejuvenating and meditative practice.
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The course will cover:
- the main techniques and modern schools of Yoga Nidra and what they offer
- comparisons and exploration of different methods to see which works best for you
- the History and Philosophy behind Yoga Nidra
- ready made scripts in different methods
- a treasure trove of ideas and scripts for teaching your own Yoga Nidra – as well as incorporating it in your own practice
- a detailed look at each stage of the practice; the intention behind it and how it affects the body and mind
- how to adapt your teaching for different students – modifications and contra-indications
- Brainwaves, Hypnagogia, basic anatomy of the brain, states of consciousness
Melanie and Jennie have worked together for 10 years (yoga teacher trainings and retreats in India and Europe) and they have 40 years of experience of teaching yoga classes and trainings between them. They have extensive experience and what they keep coming back to is how important it is to be authentic, to find “your voice” as a teacher and to have the courage to be YOURSELF when you are teaching.
Melanie Cooper E-RYT 500 – Lead Teacher
Melanie has been teaching yoga since 1997 and teaching Yoga Nidra since 2004. Her love of yoga comes through strongly in her teaching. She is passionate about the ability of Yoga Nidra to heal and transform peoples’ lives. Her focus is making it right for everyone individually.
Melanie divides her time between the UK and Goa, practicing and teaching yoga and sometimes you can see her Bollywood dancing on the beach. She runs teacher trainings and retreats in UK, Sweden, Crete and India and is the author of Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana. View Melanie’s website
Jennie Wadsten E-RYT 500 – Online Support Teacher
Jennie fell in love with yoga in 1997 and has been teaching full time since 2005.
Yoga Nidra came into her life in 2007 and became her main practice some years later due to illness. Yoga Nidra was an important part of her healing path back to wellness and continues to be a source of rejuvenation and balance.
Over the years she has practiced many styles of Yoga Nidra and she strongly believes that there are many truths in yoga; what is “right” is individual. Her intention with her teaching is to guide the students into learning how to communicate with their authentic self. She encourages curiosity and to cultivate awareness and gratitude; to make it easier to access these qualities into our everyday life, off the mat.
She lives in Goa, India and Stockholm, Sweden. View Jennie’s website.
The course has the following modules scheduled:
Friday 25 November 2022 IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Saturday 26 November 2022 IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Sunday 27 November 2022 IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM