We've taken our time to carefully consider what we might offer towards enhancing the personal practice and the facilitation of the practice of Yoga Nidra in groups or one-to-one settings; in what ways can we usefully share from our collective experiences drawn from embodiment practices, philosophy, and trauma-sensitivity training? the result is a facilitator training that is underpinned by the principles of trauma-informed teaching, and yet can be applied in the most general of settings

As with all our trainings, it's our desire that you come away from this course feeling well-informed, equipped and inspired, and ready to maximise the potential of your time and financial investment with us. In a nutshell, you can expect to:

  • Enhance your understanding what's happening in the nervous system in guided deep relaxation

  • Familiarise yourself with matters of trauma-sensitivity both theoretical and practical

  • Examine the history of the practice and contemporary ethical conversations

  • Explore a a variety of forms: floor based, chair based, and standing

  • Learn how to structure, script and deliver a yoga nidra session

  • Work in a small learning group - we guarantee there will be no more than 14 participants

  • Apply for a bursary award to support your ongoing professional development when finances are not great.


PLEASE NOTE - we spend time discussing trauma and its different classifications. We realise that even discussing these matters can be difficult in training settings, so if you think you might need further support for yourself during such a training, please just let us know beforehand and we will do our best to provide what resources we can. 


Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology

A focus on the neuroscience of relaxation and meditation, including trauma awareness.

Unit 2: The Forms 

There will be experiential practice and discussions around the following categories: Supine, Prone, Side-Lying, Seated (including chair-based) and Standing.

Unit 3: Subtle Anatomy

The Kosha/Panca Maya model will also be explored theoretically and in embodied explorations.

Unit 4: History & Philosophy

The philosophical underpinnings of the practice of Yoga Nidra, it's history and contemporary threads.

Unit 5: Professional Practice

How to develop a personal practice; how to structure a practice; how to integrate into existing classes. Teaching techniques and methodologies.


This course consists of 3 days studio/contact time over one weekend as well as some pre-course study and assignments and practice following the weekend (see below for more information). Our next location is NORTHAMPTON. You will need to attend ALL the training days and complete all assignments satisfactorily as part of your certification requirements. Each training day begins promptly at 10.30am and finishes at 5.30pm.

Friday - Sunday 13-15 SEPTEMBER 2019

Dates to be confirmed: SPRING 2020 - North London

Our venue is the lovely garden studio at OM Studio, Kingsthorpe. It is a peaceful place, with under floor heating, and fully kitted out by our very good friend and colleague Debbie Boterill. We will have access to a kitchen for making tea and a vegetarian/vegan lunch is provided each day. Do check the Om Studio website link to see images, and get parking and transport information. There is also an accommodation list.


We accept a maximum of 14 students on this course. We think that keeping course numbers small is the best way to ensure a high level of input from your tutors in both your learning and self-development. We hope you agree.

Full Course fee: £350

Non-refundable deposit: £150 will secure your place

Balance: £200 payable before 8 weeks before your chosen course start date.

Please see below information about applying for a bursary award.


Your deposit is non-refundable in all circumstances. We will only refund a whole training fee for fees paid in full eight weeks prior to your chosen course start date minus your deposit. No refunds will be offered on training fees within 8 weeks of your chosen course start date. Fees may be transferable toto another training.


As part of our commitment to accessibility to core training and ongoing professional development, it is important to us that we minimise financial barriers wherever possible. To this end we offer a bursary award scheme on our Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their need for financial support, demonstrate their own dedication to the practice of yoga, and wherever possible present their vision for taking Yoga Nidra out into community/outreach settings. To make an initial enquiry, please get in touch at




The course covers five units of study (see above) 

  • 18 contact/studio teaching hours spread over the Units of Study described above, comprising 12 hours with E-RYT500 Beverley Nolan plus further hours with RYT200 Ashley MacDonald and qualified teacher and Sankritist Tiffany Thorne

  • 6 hours of pre-course study involving reading and research

  • 12 hours of self-practice and homework assignments to complete over 8 weeks following the contact hours/studio time.


On completion of the course you will receive a YACEP Certificate of Completion confirming that you have met all the requirements of this course satisfactorily. This can be used as evidence of hours accrued for Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance (International). Hours may be recognised by other professional bodies, however you should confirm specific requirements directly with their any other professional body to which you belong.


Please note that in addition to your class attendance you will be required to do approximately 6 hours of pre-course study. On receipt of your full payment of Course Fees you will receive part one of the Course Manual and two sets of assignments of self-reflection and research. You will need access to a computer, internet connectivity, an email account, and a printer to complete the pre-course study and assignments.



You will be required to do approximately 12 hours homework after the three days of studio contact time. This involves keeping personal practice and keeping a Practice Journal, preparing and recording a yoga nidra practice, and designing a Marketing Leaflet or Page for you website in which you will communicate "what to expect" from the practice.


There are a number of written assignments which we have described above, as well as the submission of a recorded practice. All assignments to be completed and submitted within 8 weeks of the last studio date of your chosen course


3 days of face-to-face tuition, comprehensive Course Manual and handouts to support your learning, student support throughout, and (not to be underestimated!) unlimited tea on your training days.


Books from the required reading list (we will do our best to locate free online resources), your own travel and accommodation costs, your catering/subsistence costs.


Still reading? Eager to join us on this Trauma-Informed Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training?

This course is designed for you if you are an existing teacher with a 200h yoga teaching qualification or similar, or you are working towards a 200h qualification on a current yoga teacher training. Our content assumes you have some experience in A&P, class planning and teaching methodologies, and have some familiarity with yoga history and philosophy. If you have any questions about the course content or suitability, then email Beverley, Course Director, here.

Please note that we are more than happy to hear from applicants who may need Learning Support during the course.

And just because we need to make it clear, throughout the course you will need access to a computer, internet connectivity, an email account, printer and associated stationery.


Beverley Nolan - E-RYT 500, IYN 500, BWY-RT, RSMT/E (ISMETA) 

Tiffany Thorne - BWY-Dip, SANSKRIT BA, MA-Phil (Cambridge), Award in Restorative Yoga Teaching,

Ashley MacDonald - RYT-200, TCTSY Facilitator, Prison Phoenix Trust Teacher, Award in Restorative Yoga Teaching


1. BOOK HERE and pay your deposit to secure a place. 

2. Get in touch if you would like to apply for a bursary