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Learn to Headstand
w/Monica Kulara

Saturday 10/6/23
11.30am-1.30pm
£30

Headstand has so many benefits to the body and mind, in this 2-hour workshop you will cultivate strength and balance, and learn a step-by-step movement progression, so that you can feel safe and supported to lift off in a controlled way, supported by a wall, a spotter or independently.

We will start with a meditation, followed by a strengthening practice targeting the upper body muscles, especially shoulders and core to get the body warm and open. We will then break down the pose and have plenty of time to play.

You will go home with an understanding on how to enter and exit the pose, knowing drills for getting the body prepared, conquering fear, and believing you can do it.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Program​

In Goa, India at Bamboo Yoga Retreat

With Craig Norris
Yoga Alliance Accredited

November 25 to December 2 2023

 

Regular Prices

£1195pp Single Hut

£1045pp Shared hut (2 people max)

Reduced Prices for retakers or those wishing to attend but not teach or Receive qualification

£1045pp Single Hut

£795pp Shared hut (2 people max)

During this Yoga Alliance accredited 50 Hour program you will be introduced to the practice of Yoga Nidra from the perspective of various different traditions for general mental, emotional and physical wellness. You will also be taught how to deliver practices specific to the needs of yourself and others.

 

The experiential nature of the training will expose you to the awakening power of this sleep based practice. Awakening the practitioner to living more lucidly everyday as well as awakening to their essential nature. By the end of the program you will have the tools to create a unique teaching style that is authentic to you without the need to be limited by scripts. All while experiencing the innate joy that is every human’s birthright in a relaxed, informal and fun, learning environment.

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the Yoga Nidra TT course masterly taught by the talented Craig Nadashakti. Over two weekends, I learnt the techniques required to practice Yoga Nidra and teach it to others. Most importantly, I learnt to listen to what my body needs. The regular practice of Yoga Nidra has enhanced my approach to life and improved my relationship with others. It also helped me to make some important life-changing decisions. It was also good to meet some other wonderful Yoga Nidra lovers. Craig is very caring and has a fantastic sense of humour, making all the sessions very enjoyable.”

Topics covered

 

Explanation and history of yoga nidra.

 

Styles of the practice. Comparative study of different approaches 

 

Philosophy in relation to the Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Mandukya Upanishad

 

The structure of the practice

 

Sankalpa: resolution, finding the hearts true desire

 

Breath awareness and Pranayama as a means to work with the energy body

 

Effective Visualisation: methods, possibilities and pitfalls. Tailoring to specific needs.

 

Voice and delivery. Prana and kinaesthetic transmission. 

 

Pre Yoga Nidra asana. Basic restorative poses for practice. 

 

Chants, sound and kirtan (sung chant) as a pre practice or during yoga nidra.

 

Yoga Nidra for pregnancy and other therapeutic applications.

 

The human energy system according to yoga/tantra (chakras, nadi, koshas, etc). Tattwa dharana (5 elements). How to use these ideas to enhance mental, emotional and physical health for yourself and others.

 

Yoga Nidra and hypnosis comparison.

 

Guidance in structuring your own practices to enable you to create a practice to share during the second weekend.

 

Lots of Yoga Nidra practice!!!

 

Recommended reading

 

Swami Satyananda Saraswati    Yoga Nidra

Richard Miller           Yoga Nidra: A meditative practice for deep relaxation and healing (includes CD)

Tracee Stanley                              Radiant Rest

 

Recommended recordings

 

www.yoganidranetwork.org        Website created by Uma and Nilipta Dinsmore Tuli 

Many free yoga nidra practices from teachers of specific schools and also more creative practices.

Swami Janakananda             His CD recording ‘experience yoga nidra’ is available on spotify 

Swami Pragyamurti            6 CD set of yoga nidra and meditation practices

Rod Stryker                Relax into Greatness CD/ Sanctuary app

Insight timer app            Many practices both for free and part of their membership

Soundcloud                 Also containing many practices for free.

 

 

Typical structure of the days

 

7am teas and juices

8am - 11am Lecture and Yoga Nidra practice

11am Brunch

12pm - 4pm beech/leisure time with some reading

4pm - 6.30pm Lecture and Yoga Nidra practice

7pm Dinner

8.30pm Bedtime Yoga Nidra Practice

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