Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers

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. (More on Chitra Sukhu below.)

During the course, you will enjoy:

  • Daily Yoga Nidra practice to restore body, mind, and spirit.
  • Lectures to bring about a deep understanding of the Yoga Nidra process.
  • Harness the power of Yoga Nidra to remove emotional and psychic blocks.
  • Initiate life-changing processes from deep within, beyond the thinking mind.
  • Experience a deep, blissful state of being.
  • Practice teaching in a supportive environment.
  • Ample practice time for each student.

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 41 Continuing Education Credits from Yoga Alliance.

The 41 hours of the Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers course consists of:

  • 18 contact hours of Techniques, Training & Practice
  • 8 hours of Teaching Methodology
  • 4 hours of Anatomy and Physiology
  • 11 hours of Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics.


2024 Dates

  • January 19th – 22nd
  • May 17th – 20th
  • November 22nd - 25th

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 night’s sleep; improved digestion; and increased immune function. Spiritually, Yoga Nidra gives you access to that space between thoughts, beyond the 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 a 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.



I had the honor to have a Yoga Nidra course with Chitra last year. There are no words to express how happy I am with the course: her divine voice, wise and inspiring teaching, the charming and awakening smile, the special energy… When I met Chitra first time at the hotel’s lobby I felt that I knew her for ages, she is such a warm and friendly, deep, and amazing person. I did not expect to get so much from this course, it was not only about Yoga Nidra, but it was the Essence of Vedanta, that she gave us such an easy to understand way using a lot of humor and joy! Thanks a lot, Chitraji, I am so happy and blessed to meet you in this life!
– Liana Davletberdina

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 have taken Chitra Sukhu Yoga Nidra and it has created a much-needed change in me. I incorporate her teachings into my Yoga Nidra practice. I am grateful and honored I was a student of Chitra. Take her class and you too will reap the benefits of Yoga Nidra and her warm personality. Om Shanthi
— Linda Bambi


Daily Schedule

Day One – Friday

  • 2:00-2:30 p.m.- Arrival & Registration
  • 2:30-5:00 – Lecture
  • 5:00-6:00 – Yoga Nidra Practice – led by Chitra Sukhu
  • 6:00-7:30 – Dinner
  • 7:30-9:00 – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting & Lecture with Shri Yogi Hari

Day Two – Saturday

  • 6:00-8:00 a.m. – Satsang
  • 8:00-10:00 – Hatha Yoga Practice
  • 10:00-11:00 – Breakfast
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Karma Yoga
  • 12:00-3:30 – Lecture
  • 3:30-5:00 – Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback
  • 5:00-6:00 – Personal Time
  • 6:00-7:30 – Dinner
  • 7:30-9:00 – Satsang

Day Three – Sunday

  • 6:00-8:00 a.m. – Satsang
  • 8:00-10:00 – Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback
  • 10:00-11:00 – Breakfast
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Karma Yoga
  • 12:00-3:30 – Lecture
  • 3:30-5:00 – Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback
  • 5:00-6:00 – Personal Time
  • 6:00-7:30 – Dinner
  • 7:30-9:00 – Satsang

Day Four – Monday

  • 6:00-8:00 a.m. – Satsang
  • 8:00-10:00 – Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching & Feedback
  • 10:00-11:00 – Breakfast
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Karma Yoga
  • 12:00-3:30 – Lecture
  • 3:30-5:00 – Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching & Feedback
  • 5:00-6:00 – Closing Circle & Final Instructions
    • Students may leave after this final session, or have the option to stay at the ashram for dinner and overnight if their flight leaves the next day.
  • 6:00-7:30 – Dinner
  • 7:30-9:00 – Satsang

Breakfast is available the following morning at 10:00 a.m. if students are still at the ashram and waiting for their flights.


Course Prerequisites

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 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.


4-Day Residential Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers – $975

Returning Student Discount (for Graduates of Yogi Hari’s Ashram) – $900

Early Bird Registration: Save $100 if you register 1 month before the training


Registration Includes

  • All course materials and instruction
  • Lodging and two meals each day (Option to stay at the ashram on the night before the course begins and after the course ends)
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

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