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Learn to Instruct Yoga Nidra: Trauma-informed TRAINING
February 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Includes a Yoga Nidra model class (public workshop) from 12:00 noon -1:15 pm. All welcome. Earn 5.5 hours CE (Yoga Alliance)
Yoga Nidra is a powerful tool for healing, especially in our world where trauma is more commonplace. This training is designed to enhance the skills of health and wellness professionals and educators: nurse practitioners, nurses, counselors, yoga instructors, life and fitness coaches, acupuncturists, etc.
Introduced is a style of leading a Yoga Nidra 75-min class that includes gentle movement and breath work to prepare the mind and body for a deep healing rest. The traditional 8-stage approach to Yoga Nidra will be taught, as well as discussion of the more modern approach of iRest, Integrated Restoration, founded by Dr. Richard Miller.
Participants are asked to practice Yoga Nidra several times before attending the training (recordings can be found online or on my favorite app Insight Timer). Books about Yoga Nidra: A most comprehensive book and my favorite thus far is Yoga Nidra—The Art of Transformational Sleep by Kamini Desai, PhD (2017). Another good more recent book is Radiant Rest—Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation & Awakened Clarity (2021). Others: Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation & Stress Relief by Julie Lusk, Med, E-RYT (2015); The iRest Program for Healing PTSD: A Proven-Effective Approach to Using Yoga Nidra Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Trauma by Richard Miller, PhD (2015)