Yoga Nidra - Level 1 - September 13, 9 am to 6:30 pm PDT
Taught by Nya Patrinos, MFA, C-IAYT, ERYT500
8 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits
8 credits toward APD-IAYT 40 hour Nyasa Yoga Nidra Program
8 hours toward Art of Yoga 200 & 300 hour Teacher Training
$75. (This training was formerly $150 but I have reduced the price because we have moved the training to Zoom and because of the financial worries of COVID 19)
About Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a systematic, guided, lying down relaxation technique originating from the ancient ritual of Nyasa where mantras are physically or mentally placed on the body. In Yoga Nidra we explore the hypnogogic state between waking and dreaming. Yoga Nidra includes breathing exercises, sankalpa, body scan, opposite practice and visualization techniques.
The benefits of Yoga Nidra include deep relaxation, healing, stress management and personal transformation. As a pratyahara practice (5th limb of Yoga), Yoga Nidra acts as a gateway to accessing deeper states of meditation.
Nya Patrinos is certified in Satyananda Yoga Nidra through the Yoga Academy of North America.
Upon completion of the Yoga Nidra Level I course, graduates will:
Be able to teach a 5 to 20 minute Yoga Nidra in group and private settings.
Have an understanding of how to design and teach a 4 and 5 Stage Yoga Nidra.
Have an understanding of the history of Yoga Nidra.
This Yoga Nidra course is designed for yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, meditators, and health care providers.
Certification and Credits
Graduates of this course will receive a certificate signed by Nya Patrinos and 8 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.
A course manual will be provided.
Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
What to Bring
Wear comfortable clothing. Bring writing materials, a meditation shawl or blanket, and a yoga mat.
Complete Program Description
This Yoga Nidra course is designed for yoga therapists, yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, meditators, and health care providers. There is 16 hours of Live training on Zoom. In addition, students will be assigned 24 hours of homework assignments to complete the course. These assignments include reading (approximately 5 hours), listening to live and recorded Yoga Nidras (16 hours), and recording their own Yoga Nidras (8 hours).
The program can be taken in modules:
Level 1: Introduction to Yoga Nidra (8 hours Live on Zoom) - $90
Level 2: Yoga Nidra Practices and Techniques (8 hours Live on Zoom) - $90
Level 3: Yoga Nidra Reading - Independent Study (5 hours of assigned reading with journaling questions) - $25
Level 4: Yoga Nidra Practitioner - Independent Study (16 hours of practice with mentoring) - $150
Level 5: Yoga Nidra Practicum (8 hours of practice teaching) - $75
Nya Patrinos (MFA, C-IAYT, ERYT, YACEP) became a competitive athlete at the age of six. After years of strenuous athletics, chronic pain and failed knee surgeries, she found relief in yoga. In a quest for more answers and a desire to share what she learned while healing her own body, Nya decided to become a yoga therapist. Nya is passionate about yoga, art and meditation as tools for healing and transformation. She has created and taught numerous workshops, teacher trainings and therapeutic yoga classes throughout Los Angeles. Nya’s training is a combination of East and West. She has a Diploma of Merit in Yoga Therapy from The Ghosh College of India in Calcutta (Muktamala Mita) and an 800-hour Certificate in Yoga Therapy from Integrative Yoga Therapy (Joseph Le Page) based at Kripalu in Massachusetts.
In addition, she is certified in Yoga for the Heart (Nischala Devi), Functional Yoga Therapy (Maria Mendola), Therapeutic Vinyasa (Loyola Marymount University), Restorative Yoga (Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation), Yin Yoga (Master Paulie Zink), Yoga Nidra (Yoga Academy of North America), and Transformative Art (Art 4 All People).