As mentioned in sources of Bihar School of Yoga, Yoga Nidra is one of the practices of ‘Pratyahara’ where the awareness is internalised. It has its origin in the ancient tantric practice called “Nyasa”. When we are in deep sleep, there remains a state of awakeness where our consciousness is not connected to our senses and our receptivity is high. This state stimulates our inherent creativity and promotes the learning and memory abilities of the practitioner. This stage of attaining ‘Sankalpa’ is the principle behind Yoga Nidra.Yoga Nidra is also a method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (YNTT) is a systematically designed program to ensure a holistic approach of practice, application & teaching principles of Satyananda Yoga Nidra TM. It brings together collective knowledge and experience of teachers from the Bihar School of Yoga lineage.
This course trains yoga teachers and other practitioners to guide Yoga Nidra with confidence & safety in class settings, personal sessions, and application across groups of varying needs. It covers the nuances, science & psychology behind Yoga Nidra, while diving deeper into self-practice & Sankalpa.
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This module introduces students to the 8-stages of Satyananda Yoga NidraTM. It covers all aspects of the practice and other topics under Eastern Anatomy, Yoga Psychology, Western Psychology & more. It also encourages reflection on Sankalpa, learning seated Pratyahara practices & visualisation techniques.
This module is about exploring various themes of 8-stage Yoga Nidra and learning how to teach different groups while addressing their needs. This would help build creativity & empathy to work with practitioners of varying backgrounds.
This module is about understanding the principles and methodology behind teaching Yoga Nidra, Counselling, Workshops, Recordings, & more. It also provides hands-on experience of teaching centred around feedback & growth.
Non-contact hours includes personal sadhana, observation classes, seva and teaching hours.
How you progress during the course
8 stage Yoga Nidra
Seated Pratyahara practices
Asana & Pranayama
Eastern & Western Psychology
Application of YN across different groups
Journaling & Introspection
Apprenticeship & Assignments
Yoga Alliance CEP – 70 hours
1 year of consistent asana & pranayama practice
Regular meditation practice
Prior experience of Yoga Nidra
NOTE : Aim is keep the course accessible while maintaining integrity with student readiness. Shobhit will meet each student individually before the course to evaluate need, readiness and next steps.
Shobhit’s first yoga experience was in 2010 and there has been no looking back since then. He was always intrigued by the science & philosophy behind this ancient art, and pursued a Hatha Yoga teacher training under the guidance of Pradeep Sattwamaya. As he progressed on his journey, his interest in psychology & self-inquiry guided him to do a teacher training in Yoga Nidra with Swami Yogaratna Saraswati. He feels blessed to have been mentored by his teachers, who are both disciples of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati (Satyananda Bihar Yoga tradition).
Shobhit specialises in Advanced Yoga Nidra & Pratyahara practices. He advocates a holistic approach of movement, breathing, mindfulness & introspection. He is also a UX Design Consultant and studies human behaviour to solve problems through design. His primary passion is teaching yoga, but he enjoys the balance between the two. “Yoga, in it’s simplest essence, is awareness. It has been a pillar in my journey of transformation and my motivation is to share the practice & philosophy as a way of life in the modern world. After all, the real yoga begins when you leave the mat to experience daily life situations”