Registration is open!
Prerequisites: suggested but not required:
Vinyasa Krama (either live or online) and The Four Desires
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Yoga Nidra is the sublime science of complete relaxation. But, it is more than that. Rooted in a vast body of knowledge, Yoga Nidra has five different aims or outcomes. Depending upon which one of these five you wish to achieve, the approach changes. On the most basic level, Yoga Nidra is a comprehensive method for maximizing health and well being. On a deeper level, it is a profoundly spiritual practice and somewhere in between, it is one of the most profound and accessible ways to positively reshape the unconscious. In this master training, we outline several of the aims of nidra as well as the theory of sankalpa––how you bring thought into form. We then relate this to the concept of dharma and engage some specific exercises to help you achieve yours.
In addition, we delve into Yoga Nidra in light of the timeless teachings of the Mandukya Upanishad, which explains the three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming and sleeping. This scripture provides sublime insights into the practice of Yoga Nidra and the process of achieving the “4th state”––transcending all the other states, and revealing the sublime experience of Yoga Nidra.
Over the 5 days of this training, you can expect to be fully immersed in this profound tantric practice with 12-14 Nidra practices. We will draw on the wisdom of the koshas to inform both your teaching and practice as well as your life off the mat. Each day will include joint exercises and subtle movement practices to prepare you for Yoga Nidra. As this practice involves total relaxation on the floor, you will need to ensure that you are warm and comfortable lying down for extended periods. Along with your mat, consider bringing a thicker mat or extra padding to lie on, a small pillow for your head, etc.
Yogarupa recommends that for that the month or two prior to the start of the training you begin or recommit to your meditation practice. It will be an invaluable aid to understanding the course curriculum as well as contributing to your overall experience of the training.
What students are saying about Yoga Nidra:
“Yoga Nidra is deeply transformational. When the constrictions of breath and body and the stains of the mind dissolve, we can see clearly. When the source of suffering is revealed by our Soul and higher mind, we can plant the seeds of new ideas in the fertile field of consciousness. At the most elemental, Yoga Nidra relaxes and heals. At its most profound, you will be awakened to the fourth dimension, Turiya. Between those two, Yoga Nidra, when administered skillfully, serves as a tool to change unhelpful mental patterns and wrong self-perception and even heal the effects of trauma. Transformation is gradual but sometimes there are sudden leaps…I felt myself bursting out of the golden egg as a new person.” ––Inge
“This training has been profound for me on a healing level, I have had so many breakthroughs & deep insights. I’m very grateful that I came into this training with a background in yoga as that depth allowed me to access the layers I did. Recognizing, seeing and feeling “the stain” was revolutionary for me––I’m so excited to work with my new sankalps, it’s going to transform everything! I could never have arrived there on my own! Also, the re-cap on how to teach yoga nidra on the last day was extremely valuable.”
“This training was divine. Its impact will inform both my teaching and practice and most importantly my life off of the mat.”
“A wonderful training! Thank you for divising a way to study and experience the deeper impacts of Yoga Nidra. I found the discussions and practices relating to the koshas to be so helpful, especially the clear, practical emphasis on the Inner Teacher. I have studied other PYMTs over a period of years and I found this training to be very integrative and “juicy,” pulling from the foundations. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“I am extremely grateful that I was able to have this transcendent experience with Yogarupa. I am not a teacher, but the Yoga Nidra training gave me so many invaluable tools to use in my personal practice.”
“Any senior yoga teacher must graduate to the practice and understanding of Yoga Nidra. Rod teaches from the voices of the ancient teachers, bringing a rich tradition to life.”
“This was an excellent training. Most helpful was repeating the simple basics over and over because that is what everyone needs, that and the emphasis on healing. Yogis are used to advanced, stimulating, transformative practices but most people are not ready for that, and simply need healing and self-acceptance. Rod’s “Inner Teacher” meditations were great for developing self-acceptance. Most brilliant was when we followed one of these meditations with a silent walk in nature, what a gift…thank you!”
In this training, Yoga Nidra will be approached as a modality for:
- Accessing the timeless wisdom of the sages––the most subtle application of yoga nidra
Recommended Reading: Enlightenment Without God: Mandukya Upanishad by Swami Rama
Note: In order to receive credit toward ParaYoga certification and Yoga Alliance RYT programs, as well as your certificate of completion for this training, you must complete a book report for this book, following our book report guidelines, and email it to us within six weeks following the completion of the training. You will not receive credit for submissions after the deadline; there are no make-up assignments.
- All reports need to be submitted in Word (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf) format.
- Please make sure your file is titled in the same format as the following example: (Your Name)_(name of training)(the year you did the training).doc (i.e. Ganesh B. Happy_Nidra_2017.doc).
- When you are ready to submit your book report, please email it as an attached Word document to email@example.com.
- Please make sure to include: your full name, title and date of training, and “book report” in your subject line.
Please read this section thoroughly, which includes our cancellation policy.
Program Cost: $750.00 for the 5-day training, with a special early bird pricing of $675.00 for the first 20 students who sign up.
The $100 deposit is due at time of registration. When you register, you may pay in full or only pay the deposit; the option to pay only the deposit appears at the final payment screen.
Early bird payments are due in full by April 1st, 2018; the early bird rate requires all tuition costs to be paid in full no later than 120 days prior to the event. If total costs are not paid in full by then, participant is no longer eligible for the early bird discount, and course fees will revert to the regular (higher) cost.
All other remaining balance are due by May 29th, 2018 (60 days prior to retreat start).
Cancellation Policy: PLEASE READ!
Any cancellations done 31 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $100.00 is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future ParaYoga sponsored events (these typically happen in Colorado, US).
Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The pricing for this training covers tuition only; students are responsible for securing their own accommodations in Canggu. Fortunately, prices are very reasonable in Bali, for both clean accommodations near The Practice as well as healthy meals! Click here to learn more about accommodations near The Practice.
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Here is an amazing luxury villa option with 3 bedrooms, very close to The Practice. If you are planning to attend this training with a group of fellow students or if you plan to bring your family, this villa is perfect: http://www.bendegavillasbali.com/
Our friends at The Practice say that there are so many choices , so close to the studio, that if you use the address of the Practice (Jalan Batu Bolong #94A, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia) to search on google for food and accommodation, you will find options aplenty!
But let’s include just a few more links for you to check out:
http://www.thekiranabali.com/ 1 minute walk
https://www.astonhotelsinternational.com/en/hotel/view/57/aston-canggu-beach-resort 5 minute walk
http://www.canggubeachapartments.com/ 1 minute walk
*Please, do not make any travel arrangements before receiving confirmation of registration.*
Looking for someone to share a ride and/or housing? Read on…
The best place to seek or offer ride or room share information for ParaYoga events is on the Facebook group page specially created for your training. This ParaYoga group page also serves as a forum for discussion and sangha (community) after the training. ParaYoga room or ride share information will be available only on the Facebook group page, not on the website. Upon your registration, we will automatically add you to this FB group.
If you’re not using Facebook, we recommend that you sign up for this free service since this is the only place where ParaYoga room or ride share information will be available and because this private group is a great place to continue discussing what you’ve learned. Please note that the ParaYoga office is not responsible for connections made on these Facebook pages or for their content.
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2) Follow the prompts to sign up!
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Sunday through Wednesday:
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Training concludes with lunch on the final day.
Please note: After the training and once the book report has been received, students are eligible to receive a certificate of completion. However, it is not rewarded on the basis of enrollment. Attendance at all sessions and completion of all contact hours is required. Certificates can only be issued on the basis of hours completed by the close of the training.