Equanimity is a state where one’s inner peace remains undisturbed by the constant fluctuations of life. Come to know why yoga claims it is, in fact, your natural state.
Yoga nidra is an ancient science of complete relaxation that systematically awakens one’s greatest potential and reveals an ever-present, unwavering state of inner peace. Through the deepest levels of physical, mental, and emotional rest, this transformative practice facilitates the release of the source of tensions, unsupportive patterns and behaviors, acquired conditioning, and self-limiting beliefs. In the yoga nidra state, one also has the capacity to imprint new ideas on the mind, securing intentions at the deepest level, to create a resonance that generates a stream of new thought patterns and actions.
The science of Yoga Nidra is used to heal and treat a variety of disorders including:
– Psychosomatic disorders
– Chronic disease
– Chronic pain
This is a comprehensive, 48hr teacher training designed, specifically, to educate one with the skills, background, and understanding of the vast scope of yoga nidra, including the realms of samkhya philosophy, yoga psychology and modern science. With this unique set of tools, one will be fully prepared to effectively guide the practice in both private and group situations. This training is open to anyone, and highly encouraged for yoga teachers as a method for extending the reach of yoga into the psychological dimensions to promote greater peace, joy, and well-being in students. No prerequisite or prior certification is necessary, but experience with, and a current, regular self-practice in yoga nidra is highly recommended. One can only fully and effectively guide this practice if speaking from the depth and knowledge of personal experience.
Each full day will consist of lecture/discussion, moderate asana practices and yoga nidra so dress in comfortable, loose, clothing.
If you plan to attend this training, begin now with a practice of yoga nidra 2-3 times a week. If you’re inspired to journal your experiences and reflections, this will only create a stronger foundation for understanding and transmitting the practice to others. (Journaling is not meant for psychoanalysis of the content of your experiences, but merely to build a foundation for understanding the techniques, awareness of subtler, internal states, and for acquiring insight into how the practice may be experienced by others).
Yoga Nidra – Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga Nidra – Richard Miller
Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep – Kamini Desai
*Reading all of these texts prior to the training is highly recommended
Guest Teachers (When in Denver at Samadhi)
There will be four professional yoga nidra teachers offering insight into the various methodologies of practice. Guests teachers will include Hansa Knox, Priti Chandra Klco, Karin Bustamante, and Alya Howe.
Level 1 – Fundamentals (24hrs):
– Experience the 4 main approaches
– Basic science of yoga nidra
– Fundamental yoga psychology
– Yogic philosophy/theory
– Practice (Receiving and teaching)
– Cultivating an authentic voice
– Developing potent sankalpa (intention)
*Please note: Level 1 is no longer a “certification” but will continue to provide the fundamentals for students to explore teaching yoga nidra at a basic level.
Level 2 – Certification (24hrs) *Level 1 is a prerequisite*:
– Comparison of the 4 main approaches (the 4 most well-known traditions)
– In depth science on the brain and how yoga nidra affects certain psychological conditions
– 3 Types of Karma
– In depth yoga psychology
– Guiding yoga nidra in groups and privates
– Guiding for certain conditions/illnesses/populations
– Customizing scripts
– Sankalpa practices to help reveal one’s individual dharma (purpose)
– Self-reflective practices for paving the way to peace
– Yoga teachers
– Social workers
– Psychotherapists (and related)
– Body workers
– Those who struggle with meditation
– Anyone who seeks insight into the depth of yogic teachings on the quest for happiness and well being
“This training is really the culmination of 27 years of personal practice in yoga nidra, meditation, yoga, and in the study of yogic philosophy and psychology. My aim with this training is to offer the most potent teachings and techniques to provide one with the capacity to transform their own life, and a skillset to support others in the transformation process. It is with great enthusiasm that I share this training in hopes of empowering others with the gems of wisdom and insight that have supported me, and so many others, so immensely in the healing and growth process.” – Jeremy Wolf
Jeremy Wolf is a yoga and meditation teacher, reiki healer, DJ and music producer. He received his 200hr level certification in 2006 in Nasik, India and completed Rod Stryker’s 500hr Parayoga program in the spring of 2013. He is formally trained in the Satyananda, Himalayan (Swami Rama), iRest (Richard Miller) and Amrit Methods of Yoga Nidra. Jeremy leads workshops, weekend immersions, retreats, and teaches weekly classes in Denver at a variety of studios and in multiple 200hr and 300hr teacher training programs. He has been leading comprehensive Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainings in Denver since 2014.
*This training will count as Yoga Alliance CEU’s.
*Come prepared to practice yoga asana in the mornings
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