“Any senior yoga teacher must graduate to the practice and understanding of ParaYoga Nidra. Rod teaches from the voices of the ancient teachers, bringing a rich tradition to life.” ––Jeanne Heileman
The ParaYoga Nidra Certification Program is designed for those students who would like to be able to become certified to teach and call their classes ParaYoga Nidra®.
ParaYoga Nidra is the sublime science of enlightened sleep, rooted in a vast body of knowledge and ancient tradition. ParaYoga Nidra has five distinct aims or outcomes, thus, the template for the practice changes depending upon which one of these five you wish to achieve. On the most basic level, ParaYoga 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.
ParaYoga Nidra is a potent modality for:
- Accessing the timeless wisdom of the sages––the most subtle application of yoga nidra
The ParaYoga Nidra Certification Program: Details
In order become certified to teach ParaYoga Nidra practices, one must complete the following ParaYoga Master Trainings:
- The 5-day ParaYoga Nidra Training. This ParaYoga Master Training (PYMT) is also part of The ParaYoga Master Training Program, a 10-part, 300 hour, advanced training program. It is open to everyone interested in learning about and experiencing ParaYoga Nidra.
- The Four Desires – taught throughout the year by Certified Four Desires Trainers.
- Secrets of the Sutras – this PYMT is currently available online through Glo.
- Kosha, Kriya, Yoga: Unleashing the Science of Soul
These prerequisites prepare the student for the culminating live training, The 9-day ParaYoga Nidra Practicum and Certification Course, which will be held in Carbondale, CO October 10-18, 2020. Note: the 5-day PYN training must be taken prior to attending the 9-day PYN Practicum and Certification Course. The other components of this program may be taken before or after the 9-day course.
Getting Certified: A 40 day practice of a specific ParaYoga Nidra practice of your choosing from the Sanctuary App is recommended prior to taking the 9-day Course, with another 40 day practice required afterwards for certification eligibility. Certification is based on attending all of the above trainings plus submitting 40-day practice notes, yoga nidra class evaluations, case studies and a recording of you leading a PYN session. This is outlined in detail during the 9-day training.
Certified ParaYoga Nidra Teachers:
Sedona: Jeannette Okie
Sonoma: Barbra Brady – also a Level 2 Certified ParaYoga Teacher
Sierra Madre: René Quenell – also a Level 3 Certified ParaYoga Teacher and Certified Four Desires Trainer
Topanga Tracee Stanley – also a Level 1 Certified ParaYoga Teacher and Certified Four Desires Trainer
Frisco: Eileen Friars
Golden: Inge Sengelmann – also a Level 1 Certified ParaYoga Teacher and Certified Four Desires Trainer
Larkspur: Natasha Dooley
Silverthorne: Heidi Ihrke
Iowa, City: Fannie Hungerford – also a Level 2 Certified ParaYoga Teacher and Certified Four Desires Trainer
Charlotte: Eileen Friars – 8th Street Yoga Center
Miami: Leah Kinsella – also a Level 1 Certified ParaYoga Teacher
Dallas: Lisa Coyle
Boston: Anne Marie Rodriguez
St. Louis: Linda Sandell https://www.blueskyyogastl.com
Charlottesville: Lynsie McKeown
Ottawa, Ontario: Loren Crawford – also a Level 2 Certified ParaYoga Teacher and Certified Four Desires Trainer
Upcoming Trainings that are part of the PYN Certification:
Online Through Glo.com: Secrets of the Sutras: Light on Self Mastery
The Four Desires: this ParaYoga Master Training is held throughout the year by our
Certified Four Desires Trainers – Click here to view these events.
Registration Is Open: ParaYoga Nidra: Enlightened Sleep – a 5-day ParaYoga Master Training in Germany with Yogarupa Rod Stryker May 12-17, 2020
***The next ParaYoga Nidra 9-day Certification Training will take place October 10-18, 2020. The next Koshas training will be offered in 2121 and can be taken after the 9-day training.