CCA Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
  • 14651 Ballantree Lane, Grass Valley, CA, 95949, USA
  • Sep 18 - 22, 2019 (5 days)
  • Tent - Bring Your Own - $995.00 Tent - Ashram Provided - $1,055.00 Om Cabin - Shared - $1,055.00 Om Cabin - Private - $1,315.00 Siva Cabin - Shared - $1,275.00 Siva Cabin - Private - $1,475.00 Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared -…

About us


Yoga nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. You will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body. As you practice these techniques you will feel the flow of prana move through physical, emotional, and energetic blockages. The end result is the healing of the body and mind and the expansion of consciousness. During this program, students will both experience yoga nidra, and learn how to teach it to others. Upon completion, students will be prepared to offer this service to their community.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the Yoga Nidra course, graduates will:

  • Be able to teach Yoga Nidra in group and private settings
  • Have an understanding of the physiological basis of Yoga Nidra
  • Have an understanding of the history of Yoga Nidra


This Yoga Nidra course is designed for health care providers and to advance their knowledge and training in the application of Yoga Nidra in a complimentary medicine environment. Nurses and health professionals will use this information to help their patients learn how to deeply relax (through conscious deep relaxation relaxation techniques). The training is offered by the California College of Ayurveda (CCA).

Special 1 day add-on course: Yoga Nidra Graceful Transitions. This course will prepare Yoga Nidra teachers to work in end of life environments such as hospice, hospitals and nursing homes.

Certification and Credits

Graduates of this course will receive a certificate co-signed by the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm and Dr. Marc Halpern.


Day One: Thursday

9:00 – 10:00am Puja Initiation

12:00 – 4:00pm Lecture: History, Physiology, Pratyahara, Stress Reduction and Yoga Nidra

4:00 – 6:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva

Day Two: Friday

8:00 -10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva

12:00 – 2:00pm Lecture: How to Teach Yoga Nidra

2:00 – 4:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching

4:00 – 6:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching

Day Three: Saturday

8:00 -10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva

12:00 – 2:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching

2:00 – 4:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching

4:00 – 6:00pm Lecture: Science and Evidence Basis for Yoga Nidra

Day Four: Sunday

8:00-10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching

12:00-2:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching

2:00-4:00pm Closing Discussions

4:00-5:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva

5:00pm Graduation Puja

Vegetarian, Ayurvedically Prepared Meals will be served daily at 10:00am and 6:00pm

Quotes from Past Participants

“Yoga Nidra has deepened my meditation practice to a level I did not think possible for me.” Christianne Valdes

“The best thing about this course was the teacher. I am going to ask my two daughters and their husbands to attend this course.” Shanti Kumar

“Being able to trust Dr. Halpern made it easy to learn quickly and easily.” Sheila Miller

“This was a high beneficial program on yoga nidra by a conscious and compassionate teacher.” Angeline Galway

“It’s extremely difficult to put into words how incredibly amazing this course and Dr. Halpern were. Thank you so much.” Danielle Champeau

Recommended/required texts

All books and materials are available in our boutique.

What to Bring

slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.

All books and materials are available in our boutique.


Arrival on the 1st day by 7pm for Orientation. Check-in time can be as early as 2pm.

Departure on last day after graduation.

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CCA Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm

  • Sep 18, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019 (5 days)


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