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Yoga Nidra Training
April 10 @ 5:00 pm - April 12 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
In this course of Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers, students will learn the fundamentals of Yoga Nidra and how to share this healing, powerful practice with others. The course is taught by Chitra Sukhu, a world-renowned Yoga practitioner and expert on Yoga Nidra and Hatha Yoga and daughter of Shri Yogi Hari and Leela Mata (read more about Chitra Sukhu below).
The course includes daily Yoga Nidra practice to restore body, mind and spirit as well as lectures to bring about a deep understanding of the Yoga Nidra process. Students will learn how to harness the power of Yoga Nidra to remove emotional and psychic blocks and initiate life-changing processes from deep within, beyond the thinking mind to enjoy a deep blissful state of being.
The course is based on the Yoga and Ayurveda literature and scriptures, teachings of Swami Sivananda, Swami Satyananda and Chitra Sukhu’s own profound discoveries.
Upon completion of this deep immersion in Yoga Nidra studies and practice, students will be capable of offering this service to their students and the community, in dealing with stress, addiction, trauma, depression and insomnia.
Students must have completed a Yoga Alliance Certified 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course before beginning the Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers.
3-Day Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers – $600
For questions, interest and to sign up, please email email@example.com or call Yoga Jones at 805.643.5669.
The 20 hours of the Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers course consists of:
6 contact hours of Techniques, Training & Practice
2 hours of Teaching Methodology
2 hours of Subtle Anatomy & Physiology
10 hours of Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics.
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; better 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 3 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 school curriculums. 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 also a published playwright with her play “To My Amazement” garnering praise at 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.
Sample Daily Schedule (Times will vary based on specific locations)
Day One – Friday
1:00-1:30 p.m.- Arrival & Registration
1:30-4:00 – Lecture
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 5:15 Lecture
5:15 – 6:00 Yoga Nidra Practice – led by Chitra Sukhu
Day Two – Saturday
11:00am – 1:00pm Lecture
1:00 -2:30pm – Break for lunch
2:30 – 3:30 Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback
3:30-5:00 – Lecture
5:00 – 5:15 Break
5:15 – 6:15 Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback
6:15 – 7:15 Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback
Day Three – Sunday
10:00 – 11:00 Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback
11:00 – 12:00 Lecture
12:00 – 1:30 – Break for Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback
2:30 – 4:30 – Lecture
4:30 – 4:45 break
4:45 – 5:45 – Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback