The Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers will be based on Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantric texts and scriptures, teachings of Swami Satyananda, Swami Rama and Chitra Sukhu’s own profound discoveries.
Upon completion of this deep immersion in Yoga Nidra studies and practice, students will be capable to offer this service to their students and the community, for dealing with stress, addiction, trauma, depression, and insomnia. Chitra Sukhu is certified with Yoga Alliance and upon completion of this course, you may apply to receive Continuing Education Credits from Yoga Alliance.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra, often referred to as “Yogic Sleep,” is the conscious awareness of the deep sleep state. It is an ancient Tantric technique made popular in the West by Swami Satyananda. This simple, yet powerful tool moves you to a state of deep relaxation and has the potential to take you beyond the three normal states of consciousness (waking, dreaming, and dreamless sleep states), to the 4th state of consciousness (Turiya).
Benefits of Yoga Nidra
There are a multitude of physical benefits from practicing Yoga Nidra, including reduced stress, fatigue, anxiety, and worry; a better nights sleep; improved digestion; and increased immune function. Spiritually, Yoga Nidra gives you access to that space between thoughts, beyond mind. In this space we reset the body, expand the mind, and see things from a different vantage point. This allows for the burning or neutralization of Samskaras (deep impressions), the true goal of Yoga Nidra. This is the promise and power of Yoga Nidra.
Who should practice Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is multi-layered in its benefits; as we move through the different layers of our being, through the different Koshas or subtle bodies that overlay our essence, we gain deeper levels of mastery over our lives. This technique has been known to help patients with PTSD, terminal illnesses, mental disorders and other imbalances, physically, emotionally, and mentally. This practice is for everyone, whether you consider yourself healthy or not. Everyone can benefit in some way from the practice of Yoga Nidra.
This practice is a great addition to your yoga class.
About the Teacher, Chitra Sukhu
Chitra Sukhu, the daughter of Shri Yogi Hari and Leela Mata, grew up in the many Sivananda Ashrams scattered around the world, and since the age of three has practiced Yoga and meditation daily.
She is an experienced Yoga teacher, registered with The Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level. Chitra has a Diploma in Ayurvedic Sciences from Kerala Ayurveda and is an accomplished Indian classical dancer.
Chitra teaches and leads many retreats around the world for adults and children, and has “birthed” the organization, New Age Kids Inc. — a sincere effort to generate well-balanced individuals with a Sense of Self.
She has 10 Guided Meditation and 6 Mantra CDs to her name. Some of her CDs have become part of the Curriculum at schools. They have proven to reduce stress and confusion for children, propagating healthy lifestyle, creativity, happiness, and success.
She has authored an acclaimed children’s book, “Elven Rhyme – Journey through Time” and a handbook for parents and teachers, “The Way of the Child.” Chitra is now a published playwright with her play “To My Amazement,” garnering praise from recent performances in Canada.
Chitra was the first to create the Yoga Teachers Training Course for Youth ages 16-21. Herein, young people can come together to learn more about Higher Consciousness and the Journey of the Self, while becoming Certified Yoga teachers. To read more go to the instructor tab.
My experience with Chitra during Yoga Nidra Teacher training was profound. I left feeling expanded and touched deeply in my soul. Being in her presence is a gift in itself. I learned more about myself and the universe in those 24hrs than I have in years of searching for answers to my most yearning questions. Experiencing so much Yoga Nidra over the weekend left me with significant pain reduction and increased peace. There really aren’t words. It’s just something to be experienced.
– Tammie Pitanga Cummings
I recently took a Yoga Nidra teacher training lead by Chitra Sukhu. It was absolutely wonderful and very special. Chitra is a sacred woman who transmits her teachings in a lovely way. I really enjoyed learning from her. She is a powerful teacher that offers so much.
– Jai Singh
I had the pleasure of attending a 4-day Yoga Nidra course with Chitra recently in Florida. I loved it! In fact, I gave my first Yoga Nidra event recently, a few days after the course, and it went very well. I felt very well prepared and confident to give it, as I had been very well taught. Chitra is a wonderful teacher and human being. She delivered deep content in a very accessible way for us all. I learned a lot with her and was impressed and inspired by her poise, wisdom, lightheartedness and graceful demeanor. If you have a chance and the desire to study with her, do it! I’m very confident you’ll feel deeply enriched by the experience and will have learned a lot. Om Shanti
– Michael Ionesco
Chitra has great knowledge and brings it in a very simple and understandable way. She uses humor and a down to earth approach to bring our spiritual evolution to the next level. A true yogi that will inspire you every minute during her workshops and TTCs.
– Dave De Graeve
I had the pleasure of studying Yoga Nidra with Chitra Sukhu and I enjoyed every moment of her class. Her teaching style is straight forward, and thorough. She is a warm and caring person and a knowledgeable teacher. She encouraged us to ask questions and probe deeper into any areas we were unclear on or inquisitive about. I left her class feeling excited about Yoga Nidra and inquisitive to know more. I hope this helps someone.
– Erica Eva Freckleton
I’ve just attended Yoga Nidra training in Brussels with Chitra Sukhu. She is one of the best teachers I’ve met so far in my yogic path. Her teaching is so inspiring and fluid. She taught us to teach from our heart, that’s what she does.
— Irene Ibba
Students must have completed a Yoga Alliance Certified 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course before beginning the Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers.
If you have a background in Yoga Philosophy and feel that you can keep up, you are welcome to take the course for certification.
If you would like to participate in the course for your own knowledge and do not plan on teaching, you may do so without any prior training. However, you will not receive a certificate upon completion of the course.
March 11th – 13th, 2022
March 11th 11am – 3pm EST
March 12th – 13th 11am – 5pm EST
- All course materials and instruction
- Certificate upon completion of the course