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Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training


    Feb 10, 11, 2024. Sat/Sun 9am-5pm


    St. John’s, NL. In-Person at the Quidi Vidi Boathouse. Live stream option also available.


    $290 CAD+hst (333.50)


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


    Space is limited. Register now to reserve yours.


    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, HypnoBirthing Instructor, Birth Doula CD(DONA)

Bobby Bessey, B.Sc. Psychology has been fascinated with hypnosis and deep relaxation theory ever since she took her first altered states of consciousness class as an undergrad. She was later introduced to yoga nidra at Yoga Vidya Dham ashram in Maharashtra, India. She studied in the lineage of Swami Satyananada Saraswati, who was the first to write comprehensively on this subject.

This experience ignited Bobby’s lifelong passion for yoga nidra, culminating in her personal approach that combines hypnosis theory, psychology and the traditions of yoga. She has been incorporating both long and short form yoga nidras into her hatha yoga and prenatal yoga classes for over a decade. Bobby is also a certified HypnoBirthing and HypnoMothering instructor, utilizing these same powerful 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 surprised 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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