Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Yoga Nidra is yogic “sleep.” It is the yogi’s state of lucid dreaming.
Join Stephanie Lynn
Tuesday May 3rd 12:00-5:00PM and Wednesday May 4th 12:00-5:00PM
Open to the public with 12 YA approved CEU’s for Yoga Teachers
$200 per person
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Yoga Nidra is growing in popularity in the yoga community for very good reason. The regular practice of Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep with awareness, offers many wonderful benefits. These include complete release of all body tension and a deeper level of consciousness. Therefore allowing access to the deepest levels of your mind and examining your long held beliefs and habits. Those who practice Yoga Nidra regularly report better sleep patterns, recovery from stress and anxiety, and a deeper, more meaningful yoga practice. Additionally they report better relationships with others. Yoga Nidra is also used for relief in cases of PTSD, grief support, and pain management.
Who is this Workshop for?
This Yoga Nidra teacher training is open to anyone wishing to deepend their own understanding and practice of Yoga Nidra as well as continuing education credits for certified yoga teachers.
Topics covered include:
What is Yoga Nidra and how do we practice it
Benefits and Intentions
Important things to know when leading others in Yoga Nidra
Brain Wave Function and the Science of Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra vs. Hypnosis and Meditation
Yoga Nidra and the Pancha Kosha
Sankalpa, Sanskaras, and Samadhi
Significance in trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, and autoimmune disorder
The significance of regular practice in changing the workings of the mind
Teaching Yoga Nidra: Writing scripts and sequencing, voice and presence, preparing the space and informing students
For more than 30 years, yoga and meditation have provided me with a boundless source of strength and resilience, as well as peace and compassion. Although physical fitness is a wonderful benefit of yoga, for me it is far more. It is also a source of mental, emotional, and spiritual “fitness.” My teaching is a direct reflection of my belief in the potential of yoga and of my dedication to a life of service. It is my aim to steward every student in an individual way, regardless of the size of the group I am serving.
Twelve years of teaching yoga and meditation have offered me an opportunity to connect with students and fellow teachers in deep and meaningful ways. With a bachelor of science in biology and chemistry, I have a fascination and understanding of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics that helps me to guide students in a more comprehensive way. As a student of yoga, I have studied directly under Sandra Carden, Raghunath Cappo, John Friend, Gopi Kinnicutt, Gaura Vani Buchwald, Radhanath Swami, and Laura Kupperman, and have taken workshops with Krishna Das and Jai Uttal. I have specialized training with The Connection Coalition (yoga and meditation for teens dealing with special and challenging circumstances). As well as Yoga for Survivors (yoga and meditation for oncology patients and survivors). I have a special passion for Yoga Nidra. And I am honored and privileged to be a teacher of teachers.
I’m a foodie who enjoys cooking and lively conversation, long nature hikes, world traveling, reading, and people watching. Two extended trips to India have offered me the opportunity to dig deeper into the spiritual aspects of yoga. Thus expanding my own perspective and understanding of life on this small planet.
Life has offered me some very special circumstances and learning opportunities. Before anything else, I am a lifelong learner and student. Teaching from the heart and my truest nature, I infuse my own learning and growth into my classes, with compassion and light humor. Mindfulness based meditation has been the most transformative aspect of yoga and meditation for me. Through the practice of peaceful presence and acceptance, I have been able to cultivate self-awareness and a well rooted sense of passion and purpose in life. It is my hope to offer this to my students in each and every class. My classes are disciplined and challenging, but light-hearted and filled with compassion. I strive to meet each student where they are, and serve as guide and steward.
Please join me on the mat!
Monday 9:30 am -7:45 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Saturday 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
869 Robinwood Court
Traverse City, MI 49686