Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

50 Hrs – Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Certification Course: The Art of Relaxation

What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is a practice to bring about a state of consciousness that’s in between wakefulness and sleep. The practice helps not only in inducing this very useful and relaxing state but also helps in lengthen this in-between state of consciousness. This state of mind can be used for various beneficial training. Yoga nidra is done by following verbal instructions while staying still in Savasana or sometimes in a seated asanas.

In this practice the body becomes completely relaxed, and there is awareness of the subtle aspects of body and beyond. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from meditation in which concentration on a single object is practiced. In Yoga nidra, the practitioner remains in a state of spontaneous light awareness and no focus what so ever. Yoga nidra is a pre-practice to Meditation. It has different objectives and works on different aspects as compared to Meditation. Yoga nidra is a practice of the senses and Meditation is a practice of the mental faculties.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is an ancient relaxation technique that can help you release stress and tension from your body & mind. It is also known as Yogic Sleep, and it involves entering a state of deep conscious sleep that allows you to purify the deep impressions or Samskaras that drive your actions. Yoga Nidra can not only help you relax, but it can also increase focus and mental clarity, access more significant potential in life, and conjure states of mind at will.

If you’re looking to improve your well-being and find some peace of mind in the midst of the hectic pace of modern life, then Yoga Nidra may be right for you. Our course, Yoga Nidra: The Art of Relaxation, will guide you through the authentic traditional Yoga Nidra and help you experience the full benefits of this powerful relaxation technique.

Why you should do yoga nidra course?

If you would like to learn more about yoga nidra, then you are in the right place!

This course will give you all of the skills, knowledge and resources you need to confidently practice and teach yoga nidra.

This course delivers all of the need-to-know information about yoga nidra, when you enrol in this course you will learn about:

•What is yoga nidra?

•Yoga nidra history

•The different styles, benefits and stages of yoga nidra

•What is Sankalpa, Chidakasha and Samskaras and how do they relate to yoga nidra?

•Breath work and yoga postures for yoga nidra

•Yoga nidra & meditation

•Yoga nidra for sleep and relaxation

•And much more!

You will also learn step by step how to create your own yoga nidra script!

This is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education approved program.

By the end of this course you will have the knowledge, skills and resources that you need to confidently practice and teach the ancient art of yoga nidra.

You need no prior knowledge to take this course, complete beginners are welcome!

What you will learn?

•Yoga Nidra: History and Origin

•Yoga Nidra and the brain

•How to practice and teach Yoga Nidra

•Different types of Yoga Nidra Scripts

•Difference between Yoga Nidra and Hypnosis

•Understand the eight stages of yoga nidra

•Learn about the history and intention of yoga nidra

•Meaning, purpose and benefits of yoga nidra

•Step by Step guide on how to teach Yoga Nidra

•Develop your self-practise

•Complete physical, mental & emotional stress release

•Personality development

•Develop your teaching skills for yoga nidra

•How to identify and release tension held in your body and mind.

•Techniques for clearing unwanted subconscious patterns.

•Strategies for creating new patterns of behaviour by accessing deep states of awareness.

•Create new patterns of behaviour by accessing deep states of awareness.

•Increase depth of your sleep and relaxation.

•Activate the body’s innate healing capacities.

To whom this course for?

•Yoga teachers & Meditation Practitioners who would like to expand their skills and knowledge
•Life Coaches  and Hypnotherapists.
•Someone who wants to learn authentic Yoga Nidra.
•Someone who wants to transform his/ her life.
•Health care professionals who want to provide the therapeutic benefits of Yoga Nidra to their clients.
•All yoga practitioners.
•Those who are seeking complete mind-body relaxation.
•Those looking for a easy yet powerful Mind/senses practice.
•Those wanting to start practicing meditation.
•Those who want to connect to their subtle mind.
•Those who want to bring about control over their sense organs.
•Any person who would like to teach yoga nidra to others.
•Any person who would like to know more about yoga nidra for themselves to practice.
•Anyone looking to release stress and anxiety
•Those who want to increase energy and vitality.
•Those who want to become a better version of themselves.
•Beginners and expert practitioners of meditation.


  • Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Manual
  • 10 Yoga Nidra Practical Classes
  • Yoga Nidra Script on Chakra Visualization
  • A complete and well-rounded understanding of the theory behind Yoga Nidra.
  • Different scripts of Yoga.
  • You understand how each individual component fits together into the bigger picture of the practice.
  • You learn the overall philosophical structure as well as the technical nuts and bolts of this authentic Yogic technique.
  • Valuable resources for drafting your own scripts and facilitating your own sessions.
  • The practice sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners
  • You will study Yoga Nidra, both in its traditional form, as well as the modern one created by Swami Satyananda
  • You will learn how to deeply relax in a way that will be healing both to your body & mind
  • Happy learning and continue growing on this beautiful path of Yoga!

Course Syllabus

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Module -1

Beginners Practice
Session 1: Quick Breath Awareness
Session 2: Quick Guided Yoga Nidra
Intermediate Practices
Session 1: Body and Breath Awareness
Session 2: Navel Awareness
Advanced Practices
Session 1: Antar Mouna
Session 2: Nadi Shodhana during Yoga Nidra
Session 3: Long Guided Yoga Nidra
Session 4: Introductory Visualization

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Module -2

Foundations of Yoga Nidra

•History of Yoga Nidra

•What is Yoga Nidra?

•Benefits of Yoga Nidra

•1st Stage: Preparation/ Internalisation

•2nd Stage: Sankalpa

•3rd Stage: Rotation of Consciousness

•4th Stage: Breath Awareness

•5th Stage: Feeling of Opposites

•6th Stage: Visualization

•7th Stage: Sankalpa

•8th Stage: Externalization

•Relation between Ashtanga and Yoga Nidra (Pratyahara)

•Brain Waves and Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Module -3

Step 1: Preparation

Step 2: Returning to Alpha state of Mind

Step 3: Positive Affirmation

Step 4: Rotation Consciousness (Right)

Step 5: Rotation Consciousness (Left)

Step 6: Rotation Consciousness (Back body)

Step 7: Rotation Consciousness (Head to Groin)

Step 8: Head & front body Scanning

Step 9: Back Body and Spine Scanning

Step 10: Positive Affirmation

Step 11: Simple Visualizations

Step 12: Belly breathing

Step 13: Finishing Touches

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Module – 4

  • The Art of Relaxation
  • Yoga Nidra: History and Origin
  • Yoga Nidra in Tantra
  • The Science and Anatomy of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra and the brain
  • Four Brain States: Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta
  • Sleeps, Dreams and Yoga Nidra
  • Neurological and Physiological Benefits of Yoga Nidra
  • Health benefits of Yoga Nidra
  • Four States of Consciousness
  • Yoga Nidra and Visualisation
  • Different Levels of Yoga Nidra
  • Layers of Existence
  • Therapeutic applications
  • Yoga Nidra as meditation
  • How to Practice and Teach Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra for children
  • Relation between Yoga Nidra & Ashtanga Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra and Hypnosis
  • Chakras, Senses and Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Module -5

How to Practice and Teach Yoga Nidra

•General Guidelines

•When and How to Start Teaching?

•Postures for Yoga Nidra

•Leading through your voice

•Importance of Voice (For Teachers & Students)

•How often should you practice Yoga Nidra?

•How to choose Sankalpa?

•The history of yoganidra

•The Autonomic Nervous System

•Muscular relaxation

• Relaxation in yoga

•Deep relaxation Technique

• Progressive relaxation

Yoga Continuing Education Courses (YACEP)

We offer various training programs to deepen knowledge and improve teaching skills through various yoga teacher training courses.

Yoga Alliance Registered Continuing Education Provider, Courses Open to Everyone.

This course is eligible for Continued Education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance. It is accredited by Yoga Alliance and it can be used as a continuing education course (YACEP) for Register Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance.

Deepen your practice and your knowledge

Are you are a yoga professional or a curious practitioner and wish to deepen your yoga knowledge and techniques? Then a continuing education course may be something for you! You will learn selected specialized yoga topics that will allow you to expand your horizons when it comes to your personal practice or that of your students. With the knowledge you will acquire, you will gain a deeper understanding of the functioning of anatomical and energetic body layers, and develop a more complete insight into yoga.

International Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion of the 50 Hrs – Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Certification Course that you can count towards your continuing education. Our yoga teacher training courses are accredited by Yoga Alliance USA.


  • No previous experience is required.
  • Live Contact Hours: 25 Hours of live sessions.    
  • Non-Contact Hours 25 Hours
  • Live online sessions will be held over Zoom or Google Meet.
  • Online sessions’ time-zone: Bangalore, India (GMT+5:30).
  • Schedule, Flexible Online self-paced Training
  • Digital Course manual PDF.

What do I need for the online course?

  • Yoga mat
  • Computer / Smartphone with camera
  • Internet connection
  • Yoga Blocks
  • Pillow or Bolster or Cushion
  • Strap
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Zoom

Recommended Texts

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati
  • Yoga Nidra, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, India.

Language: Our courses will be held in English Medium.

Duration: 50 Hours

Self-Paced/ Flexible Duration: Online or Regular Mode.

Fee: USD 400 (non-refundable) advance towards the course fee.

Course Dates: Please Contact Us (karunaayoga@gmail.com  or +91 9686549129)