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Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training


    Winter 2024, Dates TBD. Contact for inquiries.


    St. John’s, NL. In-person at Yoga Kula Cooperative, 286 Torbay Rd. Live stream option also available.

    $290 CAD+hst (333.50). $145 deposit is due with your registration form submission to confirm registration. $188.50 remainder is due by priorto start of the session.

    2 days of lecture, discussion & practical application. A comprehensive yoga Nidra instruction manual is provided.


    Contact to be notified of the next scheduled session, or to be added to a contact list when registration opens.


    Shakti Yoga teacher trainings and workshops are taught in various locations within Canada, and internationally. Host this workshop in your area and save the cost of travelling to learn. Please contact to discuss specific details on hosting this or other workshops and trainings.

Who’s This Program 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 guided meditation technique and bring it into their personal or professional lives.

  • Yoga Instructors who have completed the Shakti 40 hour prenatal yoga teacher training and are working toward 85 hour certification.

About The Program

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:

  • Yoga nidra traditions
  • Neuroscience perspectives
  • Jungian archetypes
  • 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.

Program Requirements

  • No prior yoga or meditation experience required. Absolutely no physical pre-requisites. Anyone can benefit from bringing this practice into their profession, family, or personal practice.


Graduates will receive a certificate indicating they have successfully completed the Shakti Yoga Method 16 hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. This qualifies as 16 CEU hours with Yoga Alliance.

Certification Requirements include:

  • Attend ALL training session hours.


BOBBY BESSEY, B.Sc., RYT 500, RPYT, CD (DONA), HBCE (HypnoBirthing Educator)

Bobby has been a teacher and student of yoga for more than two decades. She has studied in numerous yoga traditions within Canada, and has spent extended periods of time studying yoga in both India and Japan. Her love of the powerful spiritual energy of India continues to call her back regularly to deepen her practice.

It is in India, the birth place of yoga, that Bobby also studies the traditional medicinal practices of ayurveda. She combines these sister sciences in her teachings to create classes that promote wellness in mind, body and soul.

Bobby is the creator, director and lead instructor of the Shakti Yoga Method 200 hour yoga teacher training. Her 85hr Shakti Prenatal Yoga YTT, 40 hour Ayurvedic YTT, 100 hour Yin Yoga TT, and Yoga Nidra YTT are in demand both locally and internationally. While she does carve out time each year to instruct trainings outside Canada, her hatha, yin, prenatal, postnatal classes, yoga workshops, and birth preparation sessions are held throughout the year in St. John’s, Canada.


  • 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
  • This was exactly what I needed to continue to expand my practice and my teachings.

    Kelly Bursey
    Yoga Teacher, Educator
  • 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
  • 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
  • Such a beautiful treat for the soul! I can’t wait to share these jewels of knowledge.

    Annie Nirava Marion
    Hypnobirthing Educator
  • 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
  • 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
  • I love to listen to how you incorporate and relate yoga to science and physiology. A great balance of theory and practical.

    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