Yoga Nidra Home Study Course

Dynamics of Complete Relaxation & Transformation



While the concept of Yoga Nidra as psychic sleep, deep relaxation with inner awareness, is found in ancient texts, the contours of the contemporary practice of Yoga Nidra were developed at the Bihar School of Yoga more than 50 years ago. This course approaches Yoga Nidra within the framework and understanding as developed in this tradition.

“We think of yoga nidra as a relaxation practice, a preliminary
practice of meditation, but it is the simplest technique devised to
give the deepest experience of the cohesiveness of the human mind.”
-Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

FAQs

  • When can I start the course?

    This is an on demand course. You may enroll at any time and work through the course at your pace. You don't need to wait for other students.

  • What if I am Interested in Teacher Training?

    If you are interested in teacher certification please enroll in the Yoga Nidra Teacher Certification Course as home study is integrated into that course. If you are unsure about teacher training and want to potentially pursue Teacher Training at a later date, enroll in this course now and you will have the option of adding certification credentials by enrolling in the Add on Teacher Certification Course when you are ready. You will need to keep and submit your assignments from the Home Study Course.

  • How long do I have to complete the course?

    You will have online access for one year from your date of purchase. We have designed the home study to be completed in approximately two months, so should you decide to work at your own pace you will still have plenty of time to finish the course.

  • May I request a refund if I decide to drop out of the course?

    Please note that once you enroll in the course we will not issue any refunds should you decide to discontinue the course for any reason.

Course Features

  • Practice

    Systematically experience this wonderful technique and develop a home practice. Support your practice with access to optional paid one-on-one consults with one of our senior teachers

  • Relaxation & Transformation

    Experience deep relaxation at all levels of your being - physical, emotional, mental. Begin the process of blossoming into the fullest version of your Self.

  • Live Zoom Sessions

    Join monthly Zoom sessions with senior teachers to pose your questions, further develop your understanding and support your practice. Connect with others enrolled in the course. Details provided in course. (Optional)

  • Downloadable Materials

    Five yoga nidra recordings. Home practice journal template. Course readings.

  • Duration

    Plan on approximately 20 hours of study over two months. Work at the suggested pace or at your own pace. Course accessible for one year from date of enrollment.

  • Continuing Education Credits

    Eligibility to submit for 20 hours of continuing education non-contact hours and 2 contact hours at Yoga Alliance upon completion of course (including all quizzes/ assignments). Also counts for CEUs for Satyananda Yoga accreditation.

Instructor

Swami Atmarupa began studying Satyananda Yoga® in the early 1980’s. In 1995 she found deep spiritual connection through her guru, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. In 2015 she was named a founding Yoga Acharya of the Yoga Vidya Council representing the yoga teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga in India. She was the Founder and Director of the Atma Center, a yoga center established in 1997. She is the Education Director of the Yoga Academy of North America. She has conducted teacher training for YANA, training students from around world. Swami Atmarupa has taught internationally. In 2019, she was one of the primary presenters at the first International Yoga Nidra Conference held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She developed the Satyananda Yoga Nidra® home study and certification course.

Course Requirements

  • Props

    Yoga Nidra is typically practiced lying down on the back. The following will be handy: a yoga mat and blankets or bolster, if needed, to support the body.

  • Key Text

    Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. This book is available for purchase on Amazon or may be read online for free. Details provided in course.

  • Assignments

    In addition to quizzes, which will be part of the course chapters, a short essay assignment will be required.

Online Course Curriculum

Enroll at your convenience. Progress at your own pace.

  • 1

    Welcome to Satyananda Yoga Nidra® Home Study Course

    • Welcome!

    • Course Preliminaries & Resources

    • Register for Live Sessions

    • Video of Previous Live Session

    • Introductory Yoga Nidra Practice

  • 2

    History & Evolution of Satyananda Yoga Nidra®

    • Overview

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Reading Materials

  • 3

    Pratyahara - The elusive stage of Raja Yoga

    • Overview

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Reading Materials

    • Swami Satyadharma Saraswati on Pratyahara - Video

  • 4

    Chitta Shuddhi - SYN for purification of consciousness

    • Overview

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Reading Materials

  • 5

    Koshas - SYN as a journey through the dimensions of our being

    • Overview

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Reading Materials

    • Quiz - The Relevance of Pratyahara & other Topics

  • 6

    Science & Practice of Satyananda Yoga Nidra® - Introduction

    • Overview & Schedule for Progression

  • 7

    Science & Practice of Satyananda Yoga Nidra® - Internalization

    • Stage 1 - Internalization/Settling

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Yoga Nidra Recording - Four Stage

    • Reading Materials

    • Quiz - Internalization/Settling

  • 8

    Science & Practice of Satyananda Yoga Nidra® - Sankalpa

    • Stage 2 & 7 - Sankalpa

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Reading Materials

    • Quiz - Sankalpa

    • Yoga Nidra Recording - Four Stage & Sankalpa

  • 9

    Science & Practice of Satyananda Yoga Nidra® - Body Rotation

    • Stage 3 - Body Rotation

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Reading Materials

    • Quiz - Body Rotation

  • 10

    Science & Practice of Satyananda Yoga Nidra® - Breath Awareness

    • Stage 4 - Breath Awareness

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Reading Materials

    • Quiz - Breath Awareness

  • 11

    Science & Practice of Satyananda Yoga Nidra® - Opposites

    • Stage 5 - Opposites

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Reading Materials

    • Quiz - Opposites

    • Yoga Nidra Recording - Four Stage + Sankalpa & Opposites

  • 12

    Science & Practice of Satyananda Yoga Nidra® - Visualizations

    • Stage 6 - Visualizations

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Reading Materials

    • Quiz - Visualizations

    • Yoga Nidra Recording - Complete Eight Stage

  • 13

    Science & Practice of Satyananda Yoga Nidra® - Externalization

    • Stage 8 - Externalization

    • PowerPoint Video Presentation

    • Reading Materials

    • Quiz - Externalization

  • 14

    Assignment & Course Conclusion

    • Stages of Satyananda Yoga Nidra®

    • References for Further Study

    • Thank You

    • End of Course Survey

    • Continuing Education Credits

Testimonials

Thanks Much!

CS, Cleveland

I didn't want the course to end! It enhanced other classes and training that I have taken.