Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. Become alive to the source of well-being, happiness and purpose in every dimension of life.

We understand yoga nidra to be the most transformative, potent and remarkably adaptive of all yoga practices. Yoga nidra is in fact not really a single practice, but rather an experience of altered states of consciousness, essentially meditative experiences which can be used therapeutically for healing, as well as to enhance creativity and productivity and to improve sleep and general health.

The Total Yoga Nidra Open Access Foundation Weekend is a self-contained and complete retreat style immersion (non-residential) open to anyone with an interest in experiencing Total Yoga Nidra. It is both a standalone weekend course that covers all the fundamentals of Total Yoga Nidra, as well as being a pre-requisite for moving on to the full Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training that starts in 2016. The intention of this part of the course is to offer an accessible and profound immersion in the experience of Total Yoga Nidra, providing a perfect opportunity for those who have encountered other partial or limited forms of the practice to meet the full spectrum of approaches to yoga nidra.

What’s in the foundation course?

A combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works, together with plenty of live, responsive and practical experiences of a full range of yoga nidra. We will cover:

1. Welcome to Yoga Nidra
2. History and Development
3. Intentions, and How They Shape the Practice
4. Comparative Structures
5. Comparative Rotations of Consciousness
6. The Science of Yoga Nidra
7. The Philosophy of Yoga Nidra
8. Liminality & Creativity
9. Sleep, Memory & Dreams
10. Trance: Hypnosis & Yoga Nidra
11. Yoga Nidra as a Meditative Practice
12. Sankalpa
13. Yoga Nidra & Bhakti Yoga
14. Growing your Own Practice

Please note: this Total Yoga Nidra Foundation is also available through the Yoga Nidra Network at other locations and online.

About Nirlipta Tuli

Nirlipta Tuli is a BWY accredited yoga teacher and clinical hypnotherapist and has taught all aspects of yoga nidra for over 15 years, both in group sessions and therapeutically to individuals.

read Nirlipta Tuli's biography

About Janice Wong

Janice started teaching yoga in 2001 and is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher (500hrs), a breast feeding peer supporter (UNICEF) and certified to incorporate hypnotherapy into Pregnancy Yoga classes (Yogacampus).

read Janice Wong's biography

About Gillian Shippey

Gillian is a Yoga Therapist based in Hebden Bridge who was first introduced to yoga whilst training at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the 90’s. Gillian began teaching 17 years ago working with professional dancers including Phoenix Dance Theatre and Carte Blanche, Norway’s national contemporary dance company.

read Gillian Shippey's biography


Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2017

10.30am to 5pm each day with a lunch break



Other Information

Maximum participants: 30

Number of hours: 11

How to book?



Yogacampus Manchester


Full details

Open to anyone with an interest in practising yoga nidra. No teaching experience needed.


Independent Yoga Network

What our students say

I feel we all made incredible shifts in not only our journey with presenting yoga nidra but in our own lives. The course has been tremendously profound. A Yogacampus student on Learn to Teach Yoga Nidra , November 2014

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