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Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers

 

Yoga Nidra Training taught by Chitra Sukhu

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 in offering 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. 

 

 

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.

 

Daily Schedule

Day One – Friday

  • 7:00-8:30 – Breakfast and registration
  • 8:30-9:00 – Introduction
  • 9:00-10:00 – Lecture
  • 10:00-10:30 – Break
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lecture
  • 12:30-1:00 – Karma Yoga
  • 1:00-2:30 – Lunch
  • 2:30-4:00 – Lecture
  • 4:00-5:00 – Yoga Nidra Practice – led by Chitra Sukhu
  • 5:00-6:00 – Personal Time
  • 6:00-7:30 – Dinner
  • 7:30-9:00 – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting & Lecture with Shri Yogi Hari

Day Two – Saturday

  • 7:30-8:30 – Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:00 – Q&A
  • 9:00-9:45 – Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching & feedback
  • 10:00-11:45 – Lecture
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching & feedback
  • 12:30-1:00 – Karma Yoga
  • 1:00-2:30 – Lunch
  • 2:30-3:30 – 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

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:00 – Q&A
  • 9:00-9:45 – Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback
  • 10:00-11:45 – Lecture
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching & feedback
  • 12:30-1:00 – Karma Yoga
  • 1:00-2:30 – Lunch
  • 2:30-3:30 – 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

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:00 – Q&A
  • 9:00-9:45 – Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching & feedback
  • 9:45-10:00 – Break
  • 10:00-11:45 – Lecture 
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching & feedback
  • 12:30-1:00 – Karma Yoga
  • 1:00-2:30 – Lunch
  • 2:30-3:30 – Lecture: Q&A
  • 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 around and waiting for their flights.

 

Upcoming Dates: 

  • March 30 – April 2, 2018
  • June 22 – 25, 2018
  • November 16 – 19, 2018

 

Registration Includes: 

  • All course materials and instruction
  • Lodging and 3 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

 

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. 

 

Cost: 

4-Day Residential Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers – $875

OPTION: Add on the Yoga Nidra Training after taking the 200-hour Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course and receive a returning student discount – $800 

Sign up for both the 200-hour TTC and the Yoga Nidra Training for only $3,800

New to the Ashram? Sign up with a friend and save $50 per person.

 

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