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ParaYoga Nidra: Enlightened Sleep Practicum & Certification Training

Rod Stryker | April 15, 2023 - April 16, 2023

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ParaYoga Nidra Certification

Live Streaming 50-Hour ParaYoga Nidra

Certification Program

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Dates: April 15 & 16, April 30, June 3 & 4 and June 24 & 25 | Daily Schedule: 9:00-12:30pm MT & 2:30-5:30pm MT


Enrollment is limited.

The ParaYoga Nidra: Enlightened Sleep Practicum & Certification program is a 50-hour educational and experiential immersion created to prepare you to guide others into the full scope of ParaYoga Nidra. The course has been methodically designed as a rich and multi-faceted curriculum to ensure you possess the knowledge, skill and depth of experience required to lead any and all of the five distinct approaches to ParaYoga Nidra:  

  • Healing 
  • Cognition 
  • Transformation 
  • Resolution 
  • Spiritual unfoldment  

Once you’ve received your ParaYoga Nidra: Enlightened Sleep certification, you will be able to utilize the designation Certified ParaYoga Nidra Teacher. 

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Over the course of the 7-days, participants will be guided through a progression of various learning opportunities. These include lecture as well as guided practices by Rod, question-and-answer sessions, self-led practices, practice teaching and feedback from the course leader and assistants, self-study, journaling, writing assignments, and finally, meditation and contemplative practices.

You will graduate with the refined skills to guide the practices as well as those you will lead in the practices. The course will be transformative as well as informative, empowering you to complete the program with: 

  • a greater understanding of yourself 
  • comprehension of the principles behind Yoga Nidra from both perspectives––ancient/metaphysical and the cutting edge of the latest scientific research
  • a clear understanding of why and how the practice(s) so profoundly affects the lives of those who experience it  
  • a sense of confidence that you are prepared to lead the practices with authority and skill 

As a participant, you will provided with a manual which will include 10 copyrighted ParaYoga Nidra scripts for addressing each of the five outcomes. 

Each day we will draw upon, and weave together, four distinct areas of exploration: scholarship, experience, facilitation and self-study. The following is a partial list of subjects that will be covered in each of these areas: 


  • Origins and History of the Practice 
  • Lineage of ParaYoga Nidra 
  • Benefits of REM and NREM Sleep And Their Correlates To PYN 
  • Klesha (The Causes Of Affliction) 
  • Kosha (The Layers Of Consciousness)
  • Turiya: States Waking, Dream, Deep Sleep And Beyond 
  • Understanding Mind 
  • Karma Chakra (Experience; Memory; Action)   
  • Hypnosis vs. Yoga Nidra  
  • The Science of Sankalpa (Resolution) 


  • 3-4 ParaYoga Nidra practices daily taught by Rod
  • Daily ParaYoga Nidra practices (taught by fellow participants ) 
  • Daily Meditations  
  • Question and Answer Sessions
  • Group Discussion and Assignments 


  • Preparation: Joints and Glands Exercise or Movement w/o exercise 
  • Preparing the “Seat” for Parayoga Nidra: Props, Modifications, etc. 
  • Addressing Students’ Safety, Anxiety, etc. 
  • ParaYoga Nidra Copyrighted scripts 
  • Pacing 
  • Crafting Sankalpa   
  • Setting up your students, adaptations for Savasana (use of props)  
  • What To Do With Silence 
  • Creating Original Scripts  
  • Sleep Vs Yoga Nidra; Staying Awake During The Practice 
  • Self-led practices 
  • Leading Individuals And Small Groups 
  • Feedback Opportunities 


  • Finding your Voice 
  • Establishing Your Own Healing Images 
  • Mind Mapping  
  • Reflections and Journaling Exercises 
  • Understanding Your Unique Life Journey 

Certification is not awarded solely on the basis of attendance. Upon successful completion of all the prerequisite courses, book reports and post-course assignments (see below for details), students will be eligible for ParaYoga Nidra teacher certification. 

Course Requirements: 

Prerequisite to attending this 50-hour training:  

  • The 5-day ParaYoga Nidra Master Training  must be taken before this training, no exceptions.

Prerequisite to Certification: 

These ParaYoga Master Trainings may be taken before or after this training: 

  • The Four Desires: The Yoga of Fulfillment 
  • Secrets of the Sutras: Light on Self Mastery
  • Koshas: Unleashing the Science of Soul

Post ParaYoga Nidra Certification Training Requirements:

A 40 day consecutive practice of ParaYoga Nidra with one of the 8 PYN Practices

  • Journal reflection on the effect of the 40 day practice of ParaYoga Nidra—what transformed and transpired with your ParaYoga Nidra work  
  • A recording of applicant leading a ParaYoga Nidra practice  
  • Three student evaluations

Please note: in order to participate in the ParaYoga Nidra: Enlightened Sleep Certification training, you must first complete five-day ParaYoga Nidra PYMT. It is also recommended that you complete as many of the prerequisite courses as possible prior to attending this certification course, but it is not mandatory. In other words: The Four Desires, Secrets of the Sutras and Koshas PYMTs can all be completed after the 50-hour course. 


Program Cost: $1600.00

$250.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due at time of registration.  Any remaining balance is due by April 1, 2023.

Payment Plan Available: 2 Payments of $800 | First payment due at time of registration.

Cancellation Policy: PLEASE READ!

Any cancellations done 61 days or more prior to event start: The deposit of $250.00 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.

Any cancellations done 60 days or less prior to event start: All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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