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Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Upcoming Training Dates

DATE: Winter 2021, Feb 20, 21 (Sat, Sun), 9-5pm NT.
LOCATION: Live Streamed into your home via Zoom!
INVESTMENT: $290 CAD+hst (333.50).
$145 deposit is due with your registration form submission to confirm registration.
$188.50 remainder is due by Feb 14, 2020. Interac eTransfer to (Password: yogaclass)

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: Register for this class by clicking the link below. Then submit your payment via Interac eTransfer to (Password: yogaclass)

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20/02/2021 – 21/02/2021


This event is fully booked.

Yoga Alliance

Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., RYT-500, RPYT is a Yoga Alliance accredited Continuing Education Provider. These training hours qualify as Yoga Alliance CEUs.

*Payment enrolls the registrant for the session dates and times listed only. It is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once your payment has secured your space other people may be turned away from this session.

What is Yoga Nidra?

He who looks outside dreams. He who looks inside awakes. Carl Jung

Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Practioners lie in comfortable positions and listen to a guided meditation that brings them into the state of deep relaxation that normally only occurs during the transition from wakefulness to sleep (hypnagogic) or from sleep to wakefulness (hypnopompic). In this state one becomes open to receiving intuition from the subconscious mind. Muscular, emotional and mental tensions can be alleviated. Many also experience great shifts in negative thought patterns and habits. Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that can bring about deep personal insight. It is also one of yoga’s most accessible practices. It’s benefits can be experienced by anyone, in any state of health, even if they are bedridden or have never done yoga before.

About this Training

In this training you will explore the physiological, psychological and practical aspects of yoga nidra to develop a multi-faceted understanding of this powerful tradition.

Some topics covered in this two day intensive include:

  • Jungian archetypes
  • Neuroscience perspectives
  • Yoga nidra traditions
  • Modern variations of Yoga Nidra
  • Hypnosis concepts
  • Understanding your clients’ needs
  • Incorporating yoga nidra into asana classes
  • Yoga nidra for general audiences
  • Yoga nidra for special populations
  • Developing your own long and short scripts
  • Props and classroom settings
  • Practice putting learned skills into action
  • Developing a home yoga nidra practice
  • Includes a comprehensive manual, yoga nidra scripts for class usage, and MP3 Downloads for personal practice.

Who is this training suitable for?

  • Yoga Instructors who would like to incorporate this practice into their yoga instruction.
  • Yoga Instructors who are YA registered. Counts as 16 hours of CEUs for RYTs
  • Anyone working in health and wellness who would like to utilize yoga nidra as a tool to compliment their own practices.
  • Anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of this powerful technique and bring it into their personal or professional lives.

About the Instructor

Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., RYT-500, RPYT, HypnoBirthing Instructor, Doula CD(DONA) has been fascinated with hypnosis and deep relaxation theory ever since she took her first altered states of consciousness class as an undergrad. She later went on to study yoga nidra at Yoga Vidya Dham ashram in Maharashtra, India in the lineage of Swami Satyananada Saraswati, who was the first to write comprehensively on yoga nidra. Bobby has been incorporating both long and short form yoga nidras into her hatha yoga and prenatal yoga classes for over a decade. She is also a certified HypnoBirthing and HypnoMothering instructor, utilizing deep relaxation and hypnosis techniques to enable prenatal and postnatal mothers to prepare for calm, beautiful and enjoyable birth and motherhood experiences.


This is such a good training. It is great for parents, teachers, counsellors, mental health professionals, and of course yoga teachers. I sometimes teach a full Yoga Nidra class. But I also use it within other classes and retreats, for myself when I have trouble sleeping or I am stressed, and for my 8-year-old daughter when she has trouble going to sleep. I have even taught it to work groups and teens with barriers to employment. I am biased – I love this stuff and I love Bobby Bessey, but I think everyone would benefit from this training.
Tina Pomroy
Yoga Teacher
The information was presented in an easy to understand format that could easily by understood by anyone. I plan to incorporate Yoga Nidra into my Massage Therapy sessions to help my clients become more aware of their bodies, manage their pain, and relax deeper.
Massage Therapist
I was pleasantly suprised to receive a yoga nidra manual and sample scripts to use. And the recordings were amazing!
Suzy Rose
Yoga Teacher
I was already using bits of this in my classes and work however this training brings it to a deeper level and enhances skill level. The scripts were great but learning how to compose my own is wonderful!
Social Worker & Yoga Teacher
I love to listen to how you incorporate and relate yoga to science and physiology. A great balance of theory and practical.
Yoga Teacher
The detail surrounding the biological, psychological background of the practice as well as the material and practices were helpful. I now feel more comfortable with the language and inspired to be more creative. Your passion and excitement for the practice was also inspiring.
Tracy Mills
Yoga Teacher
It was a blissful weekend. I have heard so many wonderful things about this training and a couple friends told me that even if I never teach a single minute of Yoga Nidra, the weekend is a delicious treat you can give yourself – they were not wrong.
Megan Humphry
Yoga Teacher
Thank you for the Sunday morning yoga nidra. I have been working with someone for a while re empty nest syndrome and accompanying discomfort in my hips. During the restorative yoga nidra I experienced my first ever emotional release. It was extremely profound! I have no words- just gratitude.
Yoga Teacher
I have already tried using this practice with my asana classes as well as a group of 12/13 year olds. All reviews were great. This is such a great compliment to my teaching practice.
Brooke Johnson
Yoga Teacher
Such a beautiful treat for the soul! I can’t wait to share these jewels of knowledge.
Annie Nirava Marion
HypnoBirthing Educator
I was happy to discover just how many scenarios and settings this was useful for. I look forward to adding to my massage treatments.
Cheryl Fenk
Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher
I practiced one of the scripts on my partner last night and plan to use it with my yoga students tonight. I am so excited to share this with others and to apply to my own practice. We packed a lot into two days! Bobby is a wealth of knowledge and ideas.
Eleanor Power
Yoga Teacher, Educator
This was exactly what I needed to continue to expand my practice and my teachings.
Kelly Bursey
Yoga Teacher, Educator
Thanks so much for the excellent weekend. You are truly an outstanding teacher. I love how you interweave the classic yoga teachings with neuropsychology, philosophy, Japanese Buddhist teachings, and anatomy.
J Keyte
Veterinarian, Yoga Practioner