telephone hours & number
Vat. no. DK 275 55799
Recieve our newsletter 10 times a year. Enter your name and email below and press "Sign up".
Click on log in in the menu above, create a profile and/or log in, then go to prices, and book/buy the workshop option that you would like to attend. Your space is secured when we have received your payment.
Time: 28 Feb. - 1 Mar. 2020, part 1 & 19-22 Nov. 2020, part 2
Place: YOGAMUDRA Østerbro, Ryesgade 106 2nd floor, DK-2100 Copenhagen (map)
Note: Spaces are limited! All classes are taught in English.
This course trains yoga teachers and others to teach and facilitate yoga nidra with confidence in class settings, one-to-ones, and for a range of therapeutic applications. Uniquely amongst yoga nidra trainings, it offers Total Yoga Nidra, a comprehensive, inclusive and non-dogmatic approach to yoga nidra that respects and explores not only a range of practice methods, but also acknowledges a variety of different levels of experience during yoga nidra.
This training, designed by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli, who together have over forty years experience of practice, teaching and working therapeutically with all forms and levels of yoga nidra, is a uniquely comparative and creative, experiential course. It offers both practical training and personal and professional development.
Photo by Leticia Valverdes
Information on this page - scroll down, or use these links:
What is Total Yoga Nidra?
Total Yoga Nidra is a comprehensive, inclusive and non-dogmatic approach to yoga nidra that respects and explores not only a range of practice methods, but also acknowledges and supports a variety of different levels of experience during yoga nidra. Total yoga nidra empowers you to encounter yoga nidra in its totality: as an adaptogenic meditative practice without limits in terms of its capacity to heal, nourish and liberate.
Most people who are familiar with yoga nidra have listened to some kind of pre-recorded audio track(s), but might not have had the opportunity to encounter the practice live from a teacher in a group setting; and although many people may have experienced a live group yoga nidra, where a teacher delivers a standard script to a group of students, this relaxing experience is very different from practising yoga nidra that has been specifically tailored for a particular individual, for example in a one-to-one setting. This experience in turn is different from the encounter with yoga nidra that comes during a practice that is co-created by teacher and student together, with the specific intention to meet the student precisely where s/he is right now, both in language and method of practice, and in terms of the level at which that practice can be most appropriately met.
And whilst all of these experiences of yoga nidra certainly bring huge benefits, an entirely different set of possibilities open up when yoga nidra is set free from the need to have any external auditory guide of any kind. At this level of self practice, the protocols for practice are so deeply familiar to the practitioner that when we simply lie (or sit) quietly, then the practice can be invited to unfold silently, in the voice of our own intuitive inner guide.
In this course you will learn:
Topics covered include:
This is a two-part course. Full days include a one-hour lunch break around 13:00 plus a 30 minutes tea break when suitable in the morning and afternoon sessions.
Part 1, theory cf. above, gentle asana practices, plenty of teacher led yoga nidra practices (3-4 per day):
Part 2, theory cf. above, gentle asana practices, case studies, student led yoga nidras:
Pre-requisite to the training: Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience
The pre-requisite for the Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training is the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra (formerly known as the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation). This can be done as a nourishing weekend course at various locations - see yoganidranetwork.org for upcoming dates, or as an online course.
You may also have attended this course at one of Uma and Nirlipta's numerous visits to our studio. Feel free to check with us by email if you feel uncertain about this.
What is in the Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience? A combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works, together with plenty of live, responsive and practical experiences of a full range of yoga nidra. We will cover:
Cost and booking
10,470 DKK (approx. 1,228 GBP)
To sign up, click on log in in the menu above, create a profile and/or log in, then go to prices, and book/buy the training course. Your space is secured when we have received your payment.
For this teacher training, there is recommended pre-course reading and listening available for purchase by clicking on the links below.
You are required to read the following three set texts (preferably before the start of the training):
You are required to listen to the Richard Miller Yoga Nidra CD that is included in the Richard Miller required textbook.
Once booked on to the training you will be given access to the following pre-course required listening material via the yoganidranetwork.org website:
Having listened to the above 6 yoga nidras at least once before the start of the course, please write very brief notes on each of the tracks using the "Brief Nidra Review" document (access given on booking). After the first part of the course you will be asked to review these yoga nidra recordings and write more detailed review notes on each using the form "Detailed Nidra Review" document (also given on booking).
Please know that the notes you take on your pre-course listening are not to be handed to the course tutors. The notes you make are intended to facilitate your understanding of what you have heard to help support small group discussions on the course. These notes are to be retained by you to support your capacity to analyse and discuss different approaches to yoga nidra with your co-students on the course. This is an important aspect of the course, so please bring your notes with you.
In addition, ONE WEEK before the course start date please email firstname.lastname@example.org the following:
Coursework (during and after the training)
Yoga nidra script development project
Prior to the second part of the course, write a draft script for a fifteen minute yoga nidra which you are intending to use for yourself, or with your students or clients. Feedback and suggestions on the draft to be provided by course tutors. Refine the script, incorporating feedback.
To be completed by an agreed date either by the time of the final meeting or afterwards.
A case study, conducted over four sessions of yoga nidra, based on the reactions of either an individual client (or self, if taking the non-teacher route) or a class receiving the yoga nidra. Case study can utilize the scripts developed during the course, or be based on other scripts developed by the student (full information given during the course).
About Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, PhD, Yoga Therapy Diploma
I have been practising a variety of different forms and levels of yoga nidra daily (often twice daily) for the past seventeen years. So I know that it works - from personal experience. I teach it to individual clients and participants on my retreats and yoga classes, and also offer teaching and training in the subject on my own teacher training specialist courses in pregnancy and postnatal, family and women's yoga, and for the Yogacampus yoga therapy trainings. I have a huge range of experience of the variety of application and responses to Total Yoga Nidra, ranging from two hour mass yoga nidra classes in vast tent structures (at Santosa yoga camps!) to intimate therapeutic use in cases of severe illness and injury. I was trained to use yoga nidra on two separate Bihar School of Yoga teacher training courses (1997 and 1999), neither of which I was able to complete. I expanded my understanding of yoga nidra on the Yoga Biomedical Trust Yoga Therapy diploma course (1997-2000), and since then I have assiduously explored all available approaches to the form, and have been very positively influenced by the developments offered by Richard Miller, Mukunda Stiles and Swami Muktidharma Saraswati. Together with my husband Nirlipta, I have recorded three audio CD yoga nidras, and one on the Mother Nurture DVD. Many of my more recent recordings are available for free download at yoganidranetwork.org. For more details, click here.
Directions, how to find us
You can easily reach us by the Metro Cityring to Trianglen St. From there it's only a few minutes' walk (less than 300 m). Look here for more information.
Hotels, hostels, bed & breakfast and private housing are available all over Copenhagen. Look here for more information.