Yoga Nidra Teacher Directory

Chitra Sukhu has trained many students in Yoga Nidra | The Awak{end} Sleep™ System

If you’d like to find someone in your area, that is currently teaching this technique, please use the directory below.

You'll find that the Teachers are well trained and empowered to disseminate this ancient wisdom technique of Yoga Nidra to all interested participants.

We invite you to contact and learn from the Yoga Nidra Teachers near you.

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Ashley “Ambika” Franco

Hari Om! I am a Doctor of Ayurveda, who studied under the guidance of Vasant Lad, BAM&s, MASc. As well as 500hr RYT for Sampoorna Hatha Yoga, 500HR Ayuryoga, a Yoga Nidra instructor, and a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Location: South Florida 

Contact: [email protected]


Lucia Vimercati

I took the Yoga Nidra Lev. 1 w/ Chitra Sukhu in 2019 and the Lev. 2 in 2021. I teach it regularly in Italy, Switzerland and Belgium. I hold a 500 hours Hatha Yoga teacher certification and I'm a certified Hormone Yoga Therapy teacher w/ Dinah Rodrigues and Restorative Yoga Teacher w/ Adelene Cheong.

Location: Monza/Milan - Italy

Contact[email protected] 

Lenissa Firpo

I'm a Yoga Nidra instructor, a certified 200 HR yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic wellness coach studying to become an Ayurvedic health counselor.

Location: New York City

Margarita "Moinho de Vento"

I earned my (800hr) Hatha yoga training, 3 years w/ Sri Sri Yoga in India, 2008. Graduated from (20hr) Yoga Nidra Training w/ Chitra, 2020.

Location: Miami Beach, FL

Contact: [email protected]

Heather F. Jacobs

My spiritual & wellness pursuits began when I was 17y/o, seeking answers to heal my autoimmune disease. Earning my BA & MSc in psychology/forensics/counseling & becoming certified in Motivational Interviewing, I quickly found many gaps in mainstream education. I moved into soul purpose of healing through becoming a Chaplain, Reiki Master training, RYTT, Advanced Yoga Nidra, Herbology, Aromatherapy, Auriculotherapy, Access Bars, Alchemical Astrology, Akashic Records, Human Design, and Munay-Ki Rites Teacher & Womb Keeper.

I'm a graduate of Level 1 & 2 Yoga Nidra | Awak{end} Sleep™ w/ Chitra Sukhu. 

Location: Collinsville, Connecticut

Contact: [email protected]

Sita Silke Dökel

Mother of 2 daughters, living in Oldenburg, Germany and Yogi Hari’s Ashram, Florida. Air Traffic Controller, Sampoorna Yoga Teacher, Yoga Nidra | Awak{end} Sleep™ Graduate, Guided Meditation, Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Location: Oldenburg, Germany

Contact[email protected]

Katia Giammusso

Graduated 500 Hours YA Certified Hatha Vinyasa Instructor, (200 Hours, 2014, Dubai and 300 Hours, 2017 in Bengaluru, India). Further studies include: Pre Natal and Post Natal Yoga (2018, Yoga Dinamico, Lugano Switzerland), Yoga Nidra, Awak (end) Sleep (September 2019, Brussels).

Location: Brasschaat, Belgium


Chiara Chitra Capello

My yoga path started in 2003, during a stressful period. I soon experienced the fullness of the practice and the transformation in the body and mind through the system developed by Shri Yogi Hari, my guru, called “Sampoorna Yoga”. My enthusiasm for yoga changed the course of my life and career. In 2012, I got certified as a Sampoorna yoga teacher (E-RYT500) and left my job in the legal field. In 2012 & 2013, I specialized in Children’s Yoga (RCYT 95) with Bryony Duckitt, and I dedicated my time to sharing yoga with children, families, and adults. I am a Yin Yoga Instructor (180 hours), my teacher is Joe Barnett. In 2019, I became certified in Yoga Nidra with Chitra Sukhu, the daughter of Yogi Hari. I love teaching and practicing yoga. It helps me remain strong, grounded, and happy. 

LocationBrussels, Belgium

Contact: [email protected] 

Irene Ibba

Irene began practising yoga in 2009 while working as a Biology researcher. She felt immediately a direct and extraordinary connection between the body and mental state.

An Ayurveda therapist. Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher (200hrs), Children Yoga Teacher (95hrs), Prenatal-Postpartum (20hrs), Yoga as Medicine level I (30hrs) Restorative yoga (30hrs) and Yoga Nidra (20hrs).

LocationBrussels, Belgium

Contact: [email protected] 

Paola Villegas

I became a Vinyasa yoga instructor in 2008. With 12 years of experience I specialize in Prenatal, Restorative yoga and Hatha.

I am certified Birth Doula, Hypnobirthing Educator, Vedic Thai massage therapist and I've been trained to guide different types of meditation. I graduated Chitra Sukhu's Yoga Nidra Level 1 training in Jan. 2020 and Level 2 in Jan. 2021.

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Contact: [email protected]


Lalita (Lina Villagarcia)

Yoga Nidra Certified Instructor
Sampoorna Yoga Instructor
Reiki Practitioner
Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy
Masters in Communication
OAP Creative Producer

LocationMiramar, Florida

Contact: @lalita_yogabliss

Natasha Fix

Natasha Fix is an Ayurvedic and Holistic Practitioner, Massage Therapist, Yoga, Nidra, and Meditation Instructor. She's certified and accredited with Yoga Alliance and The International Centre of Excellence. She's versed and teaches various forms of meditation to all walks of life which include; Buddhist mindfulness, Vipassana, Metta; Chinese Taoist, Qi Gong; Christian; Sufi; Jewish, and Hindu's Nidra, Transcendental, Yoga, Mantra Meditation. She completed Yoga Nidra | Awak{end} Sleep™ in 2019.

LocationTampa, Florida

Contact: [email protected]

Kim Genkinger

Kim lives in Los Angeles, where she started her long-time love affair with various types of yoga including Vinyasa, Bikram and Hatha. It's also where she started her Transcendental Meditation and Yoga Nidra practices in support of her high-demand, high-stress career in the advertising industry. Kim has completed a course in Vipassana meditation, is a certified Inner Axis instructor and was certified by Chitra Sukhu as a Yoga Nidra instructor in 2019.

Location: Los Angeles, California

Contact: [email protected]

Alison Gurevich

My yoga practice began when I was 13 years old in the living room with my dad, as he was using yoga as a tool to relieve lingering pain from a motorcycle accident. From there my regular practice came and went, but whenever I truly needed support in body, mind and spirit I always returned to yoga.  I am an E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP and a certified Grief Movement Guide.

I took the Yoga Nidra training with Chitra Sukhu in 2022 at Yogi Hari's Ashram.

Location: Alpharetta, Georgia

Contact: [email protected]


Susan Swan

Susan Swan is a healer and Yoga Therapist based in Edinburgh, Scotland.  She has a Diploma in Yoga Therapy and has completed the Yoga Nidra Awak{end} Sleep Professional training.  She has an extensive knowledge of Astrology and is a qualified Horary Astrologer, which adds immense insight to her work.  Susan began as a Spiritual healer in Portobello Spiritualist Church when she was 17 years old.  

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact: [email protected]

Mechelle Davis

Always a student of my profession, forever learning, unlearning and learning the healing arts. The Yog Nidra is a sacred space for me to have, hold and share. Yoga Therapist Teacher and healing practitioner with over 25 years experience.

I took the Yoga Nidra Level 1 training with Chitra Sukhu in 2019 and Level 2 in 2021.

Location: Colton, California

Contact: [email protected]

Jyoti Ma Devi - Susan Kiskis

Susan Kiskis, known as Jyoti Ma Devi, is an author, 500 hour RYT yoga teacher, and kirtan wallah. She received mantra diksha from her Guruji, Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, into the lineage of H.H. Swami Sivananda Saraswati.  
She took the Yoga Nidra training with Chitra Sukhu in 2020 



María Cruz Cristóbal

I started a yoga practice in my 50s. In 2019, I took Chitra Sukhu's Yoga Nidra, 1st level, it was unexpectedly my first yoga degree and in 2021 I took her Yoga Nidra, level 2, it was - and still, a highlight. I have recently completed a 200h Certified Yoga Alliance Teacher and started teaching and voluntarily sharing.

LocationBrussels, Belgium

Contact: [email protected]

Susanne McMurry

I'm a certified Yoga Nidra instructor, RYT200, Reiki Master Practitioner. I graduated from the Yoga Nidra | Awak{End} Sleep™ Training in October 2023

Location: Decatur, GA

Contact: [email protected]

Eva von Schalscha

Yoga Teacher (500 hrs Sampoorna Yoga, Fasciae Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga), Personal Yoga Trainer, Yoga Nidra|Awak{end} Sleep™ Graduate (October 2022), Guided Meditation, Gong Yoga Student, mother of 3 children, living in Wetter/Ruhr Area, Germany.

LocationWetter (Ruhr), Germany

Contact: [email protected]

Jennifer Devine

Sampoorna Yoga 200hr instructor, Yoga Nidra instructor, specializing in Family Nidra, animal lover writer, dancer and creator ♥️ 
I graduated From Yoga Nidra | Awak{end} Sleep™ Training in 2020.

LocationChattanooga, TN

Contact: 515-240-2609

Janine Oliver

I am a psychologist and licensed clinical social worker. I have been a therapist for over 20 years and I enjoy helping people transform their lives from pain and suffering to wellness and sound mind. Yoga, Meditation and Yoga Nidra have been a part of the healing process. 
I graduated From Yoga Nidra | Awak{end} Sleep™ Training in 2020.

LocationCollingdale, PA

Contact: [email protected]

Stuart Smith

I am Stu "Suddha" Smith, a Sacred Sound Alchemist, Meditation Facilitator, Sampoorna Yoga 200 - RYT, Reiki Master Healer, and a student of Intuitive Energy Healing and Master Teacher of Sound Healing. I serve each individual with reverence and respect focusing on tuning into the body and listening. My goal is to facilitate the body’s innate healing and create comfort in the body, soul, and mind. My sacred sound healing and yoga teaching are influenced by the methods I have studied – sacred sound and vibrational healing, intuitive energy, the energetic body, aromatherapy, meditation, Nidra, and yoga.
I graduated From Yoga Nidra | Awak{end} Sleep™ Training w/ Chitra Sukhu in April 2022.

LocationMacon, Georgia

Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

Jennifer Georgia Kringel

I give healing workshops with several different techniques like family constellations, Ho´oponopono, clairvoyance readings and NLP. Additionally I am a yoga teacher (200 RYT). I teach Mantra Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. Part of my spiritual home(s) are the Sivananda tradition and the Hawaiian culture and healing methods. I think Yoga Nidra is a great healing and awakening method and completes my work as a whole.
I graduated From Yoga Nidra | Awak{end} Sleep™ Training in October 2022

LocationHamburg, Germany

Contact[email protected]

Chelsea J Goucher

I'm a 2021 graduate of the Yoga Nidra|Awake{end} Sleep system, a 200-hr YTR Sampoorna Yoga instructor, and a member of Yoga Alliance. I enjoy dancing, creative writing, and spending time in nature, along with deepening my meditation practice and devotion to personal development. I co-hosted my first-ever yoga retreat and fall foliage sightseeing weekend in the fall of 2022 in Bethel, Maine. I look forward to creating more, similar events in the coming years!

LocationKetchikan, Alaska

Contact: [email protected]

Kristen Warmack

I'm an RYT in Sampoona, Kundalini, and Vinyasa Yoga, a graduate of the Yoga Nidra|Awake{end} Sleep system, QiGong teacher, Reiki Master and continuously training in Ayurvedic counseling. Having always been somewhat of a mystic, and longing to find a healthy life balance, I became enamored with yoga after spending some time in Thailand. My practice really began to take form once I moved to the beautiful mountain community of Ellijay. I decided to change gears from my corporate job and allow myself to spread the healing and transformative powers of yoga, along with other healing modalities.

LocationEllijay, Georgia 

Contact[email protected]

Rowanna Comerford

I teach Hatha Yoga; Yoga for new mothers and I offer regular workshops, Sound Bowl Massage, and Yoga Nidra sessions in the Rhein-Main Area of Germany. Yoga Vidya BYV 600+ hours, I graduated from the Yoga Nidra Level 1 training w/ Chitra Sukhu in January 2023.

LocationRiedstadt, Hessen, Germany

Contact+49 16090 744178 [email protected]

Annmarie Harris

I Live a spiritual discipline based on the many paths of Yoga. I Teach how to master the mind and body with emphasis on the importance of a purposeful spiritual practice and meditation - enhancing experiences and cultivating spiritual development. I help people reach their full human potential, understand the root cause of mental suffering, and how to move beyond.
I graduated from the Yoga Nidra | Awak{End} Sleep™ Training in September 2020.

LocationJupiter, Florida

Contact[email protected]

Maryam Ahmed

Maryam has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher. She completed her teacher training in 2022 at Yogi Hari’s Ashram, where she acquired in-depth knowledge about postures, breathing techniques, and spiritual elements of yoga teaching. She's particularly passionate about breathing and relaxing postures, and how they can benefit one in connecting with mind, body, and spirit.

I graduated from the Yoga Nidra | Awak{End} Sleep™ Training in October 2022.


LocationGaithersburg, Maryland

Contact[email protected]

Dan de Groh

I’ve been meditating since 2017 and have practiced yoga since 2020 receiving my 500 RYT and Yoga Nidra certificate in 2021. I’m also a licensed massage therapist and certified in Biofield Tuning.

I graduated from the Yoga Nidra | Awak{End} Sleep™ Training in October 2021.


Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Contact: [email protected]


Celeste Blake

I'm an RYT in Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Restorative Yoga, and am Yoga Nidra | Awak{End} Sleep™ Level 2 certified as of April 2023. Utilizing singing bowls and gongs, I weave sound healing in many of my offerings. Loving to collaborate with other healers in the community, my services can often be integrated with others. My own journey started with healing a nervous system disease through Ashtanga and has blossomed into a lifelong practice in a variety of yoga modalities.

Location: Asheville, NC 

Contact: [email protected]


Mitchell Lessmann

Mitch is a full time student to Love and Wisdom. He is passionate about elevating consciousness with those he serves. During his journey, Mitch left the corporate arena as a Statistician to more fully offer himself to Truth. In Truth, he has found an abundance of Love for life that radiates from his heart outward. The peace he has found within himself is the gift he strives to share with the world. With a joyful heart and a tranquil presence, Mitch offers Coaching and Energy Facilitation (sound bath, breathwork, guided meditation, and Reiki) to fellow seekers.
Mitch graduated from the Yoga Nidra | Awak{End} Sleep™ Training in April 2024

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Contact: [email protected]


Cheri Augustine Flake

Cheri is The Stress Therapist. A social worker and psychotherapist, meditation teacher, hypnotherapist, speaker, author and retreat host with over 25 years of experience working in the Atlanta mental health field. Her podcast, Stress Therapy" is a guide on how to meditate and get better at stress for people living in the real world.
Cheri graduated from the Yoga Nidra | Awak{End} Sleep™ Training in April 2024

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Contact: [email protected]


Satya Devi Jaya

Satya Devi has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1999. She took her first class at Kripalu yoga in New Hampshire. Relocating to Atlanta, she found Kashi Atlanta where she continued her practice and began studying with Acharya Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati. She completed Kashi Atlanta's 200-Hour Classical Yoga Teacher Training, serving as an apprentice teacher upon graduation, and continues to study closely with Swami Jaya Devi. Satya Devi has studied Classical, Kripalu, Tantra, and Yin Yoga. She received her Yin Yoga teacher certification in 2019, and soon after began studying with Chitra Sukhu, taking both the Level I and Level 2 courses. She received her Yoga Nidra | Awak{End} Sleep™ Level 2 certification in 2021 and has gone on to become a Reiki Level II Master in the Usui lineage. She draws inspiration from each of these styles paired with her love of Bhakti yoga to teach gentle and supportive classes including Yoga Nidra classes each Sunday evening virtually and in person at Kashi Atlanta.

Location: Atlanta, GA

Contact: satya[email protected]

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