Yoga Nidra Training

Learn to Teach Yoga Nidra Confidently and Skillfully

A 6-month course delivered entirely online in 6 training days, with additional guided home study/practice.

With Swami Krishnapremananda and Tulsi 

This Yoga Nidra training course is designed for yoga teachers, therapists and experienced yoga practitioners who wish to teach yoga nidra safely and skilfully to their students.

May 2024 - November 2024 | £695

Apply today

Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra is a very effective practice for releasing tension physically, emotionally and mentally. It naturally induces the state of relaxation, enabling a deep letting go and thereby a rejuvenation on all the levels of our Being. It also encourages a meditative awareness and indeed is a powerful tool for cultivating a greater awareness of more subtle inner experiences.

Yoga nidra was first devised in the 1960s by Swami Satyananda based on his own personal experience and on his knowledge of the classical Tantric practice of Nyasa. It has since been disseminated and taught worldwide in a wide range of yogic, medical and therapy settings because of its profound benefits; it is so much appreciated by those who practise and experience it. The word nidra means ‘sleep’, and so yoga nidra can be defined as the sleep of the yogi, or psychic sleep; a state of pratyahara or sense withdrawal which is a precursor to meditation.

More info about this course
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK

About This Course

This six-month training course will systematically teach the eight classical stages of yoga nidra – opening stages or settling, sankalpa or resolve, rotation of awareness, breath awareness, pairs of opposites, visualisation, sankalpa repeated, and externalisation. Supplementary input will include the use of the voice and appropriate teaching language, and how to teach yoga nidra to different groups of students.

Following each training day, students will be asked to practice yoga nidra daily, be given assignments based on the day’s teachings, and be asked to prepare and submit audio recordings. (Daily practice can be a variety of lengths from a short 10 minutes to longer sessions.)

Successful completion of the course - following regular attendance, successful assignments and the completion of a final yoga nidra assessment - will lead to the award of a Mandala Yoga Ashram Yoga Nidra qualification.

Yoga nidra is a powerful practice; one which needs to be fully understood and skillfully and appropriately taught by the teacher. This training course offers you the chance to undergo this integrated training for the benefit of yourself and all your students.

Additional Resources

In addition to the guided input received during the online days and subsequent assessment of your assignments, you will also receive regular handouts covering different aspects of yoga nidra, plus ongoing mentor support. Also, each online session will be recorded and made available to you as a video and audio recording. This will be especially useful for those who have pre-booked commitments for any of the course dates - although we do encourage participants to attend all the training days if at all possible.

Booking info
Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK


Expand your understanding of core yogic teachings with our experienced teachers.

Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK


Learn authentic practices to help you deepen your direct experience of yogic teachings.

Mandala Yoga Ashram | Residential Retreats | Wales, UK


Journey with a likeminded group of serious spiritual seekers and teachers.

Booking Information

Course Cost


Payment Schedule

A non-refundable deposit of £245 will be required to secure your place. The balance payment of £450 can then be paid in full before the start of the course, or via six payments of £75 between June and November inclusive.

Final Assessment

The Final Assessment cost of £75 is included in the course cost above. Potentially this assessment and cost may need to be repeated if the student does not pass the first assessment but is deferred.


This course is by application only. Applicants need to have suitable experience of yoga, ideally be a qualified yoga teacher with a minimum of 1 year's experience, and have space in their life for daily practice of yoga nidra, as well as the ongoing course assignments.

Applicants are asked to complete a short questionnaire. After submission, the tutor team will then be in touch within a week to let you know whether a place can be offered. If so, you will then be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit which will confirm your place.

Applications are invited from those who would like to dedicate themselves to deepening their own personal practice of Yoga Nidra and for the purpose of sharing yoga nidra practice with students.

Apply now

Course Dates & Times

The course comprises six online training days delivered via Zoom between May and November 2024.

Retreat dates:
• May 26th
• June 29th
• July 28th
• September 15th
• October 20th
• November 23rd

Session Times (all U.K. times):
• 7.30 - 9am
• 10 - 11am
• 11.30 - 12.15
• 1.45 - 2.30pm
• 2.45 - 3.30pm
• 3.45-4.30pm

Teaching Team

Swami Krishnapremananda

Swami Krishnapremananda has been living, practising and teaching in the ashram since 1998. His yogic understanding has gradually matured through sustained and dedicated practice under the guidance of Swami Nishchalananda and other inspirational teachers. Teaching since 2001, he has given numerous classes and seminars on many aspects of yogic study and practice both within the ashram and elsewhere in the UK and Europe. He conveys the teachings in a simple, clear and accessible way.


Tulsi has been practising yoga for 30 years in the Satyananda tradition and teaching since 2001. She has been living and teaching in the Ashram since 2019 following regular attendance on Ashram courses for 10 years prior to that. She has a background of 30 years working with individuals often seen as being on the fringes of society and teaches with a focus on the energetic and holistic benefits of all aspects of practice, in a way that enables students to bring the effects of practice into all aspects of daily life.

Further Details

Join us on this deep-dive into yoga nidra which will not only qualify you to share the practice with your students but also provide a valuable opportunity to enhance your own personal yoga practice

Apply now

" The course was excellent and the environment inspiring. I had a wonderful visit - powerful, joyful and profound." - Ciara

"A special place overflowing with peace and harmony. I appreciated the depth of the course and feel that with continued practice it will get even deeper." - Calum

"Exactly what my soul needed! It was all so nourishing and supporting. I feel back to life and in my power once again." - Nichole