"Most people are sleeping, but they won't know that till they wake up!"
- Chitra Sukhu

Yoga Nidra Training
for Yoga Teachers 

41-Hour Teacher Training

In this course, 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 Spiritual Teacher and expert on Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda and Yoga Philosophy, daughter of Shri Yogi Hari and Leela Mata.

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What You'll Experience

  • 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.

About the Content

The Yoga Nidra Training for Yoga Teachers is based on classic Yogic, Ayurvedic and Tantric texts and scriptures, the 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.

About the Course

What you'll have access to:


Hours of

Techniques, Training & Practice


Hours of

Teaching Methodology


Hours of

Anatomy and Physiology


Hours of

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics.

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
  • 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 – Yoga Nidra Practice: 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 – Yoga Nidra Practice: 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 – Yoga Nidra Practice: 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.

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).

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.

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About the Teacher:
Chitra Sukhu

Chitra Sukhu is an experienced Yoga teacher, registered with 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.

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, unless you teach a Yoga Nidra class, to the group, with proficiency. Many have done this with ease, so if you feel ready to take it on, please join us!

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Cost: $975, Early Bird: $875, Returning Student Discount: $900
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What people are saying

Anette Follinger

"3 days with Chitra - and the Yoga Nidra teacher training course was amazing. I’m so grateful. Chitra is a person you'll want to be around to listen and learn from her great knowledge. She spreads so much joy. She is so natural and obvious when she talks and answers the question. I really want to recommend Chitra to everyone! We would have a better world if people learn from her. Thank you Chitra from the deepest of my heart."

Michael Ionesco

"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."

Yolonda Cameron

"I just had an incredible weekend of learning, sharing, healing and bonding with Chitra and other Yoginis for a 25 Hr Yoga Nidra Teacher Training! I now have a stronger foundation and feel better prepared to share Yoga Nidra both in its purest form and with my unique essence and heart-inspired flavor. I highly recommend Chitra for Yoga Nidra training! And I’m looking forward to taking some of her other offerings."

Krissy Warmack

"I just finished the Yoga Nidra training at Yogi Hari's Ashram and I could not be more satisfied, heart and soul, with Chitra's training! She has a way of explaining even the most complex yoga teachings in a way where you just get it. It just makes sense and you can see how it links in with your own practice and lifestyle. And then there's the yoga itself. Her method has the capacity to take you on such a deep journey through the koshas. She gives you explicit instructions on how to create your own journeys for people to follow, and cultivate that depth in your teaching! Can't recommend this enough!"

Chelsea Jo Goucher

"I am so grateful to have studied Yoga Nidra with Chitra! Her course activated my brain, helped me to better understand principles of yogic philosophy, and shed so much light on my Self. I feel equipped to run a Yoga Nidra class and truly enjoyed her method of teaching through stories, practice, and interaction. I am forever changed for the better because of my experience. Om shanti!"

Sadhu Jaya Eric Karanicas

"Om Shanti! Chitra brings such a Divine energy to her Yoga Nidra training, words are not enough to express the energy. Chitra's explainations are done in a way to help each student understand the methodology. She fully instills confidence in each student to be able to start teaching immediately after the course. Namaste Chitra."