40-Hour Yoga Nidra Training Online

Become a Certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator Online!

Yoga Nidra is an ancient sleep-based meditation technique that rides on the biology of the body to enter subtle states of being. Here the mind-stuff is cleared and the body has the opportunity to deeply regenerate and restore itself from the inside out. Yogis say that 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is a restorative as 3 hours of sleep. You learn to enter the gap between you and your thoughts. Here, you can train yourself to develop a healthy relationship with the thoughts, emotions, and dramas of life that usually drain your energy and compromise your health. Learn to use this simple and ancient sleep-based meditation technique to profoundly heal and restore the body’s reserves and unburden your life.

First Weekend: Learn to receive Yoga Nidra and experience how Yoga Nidra reverses the effects of stress

Create a body and brain with greater resilience to stress-producing situations. Boost the body’s healing potential, release chronic tension, pay off sleep debt and learn skills to master the demands of life. An excellent program to gain intuitive perspective into life transitions and challenges and be able to assimilate transformational tools into everyday experiences for improved productivity, good health, and happiness.

Second Weekend: Learn to Transmit Yoga Nidra to Others

Building upon the skills learned in the first weekend, we will pair introspective teachings in the areas of recovery from sleep debt, relaxation and rejuvenation from the effects of stress, self-confidence, self-love and self-acceptance with Yoga Nidra experiences designed to initiate shifts from beyond the conscious mind.

You will be creating your own intentions and will learn how to use intention in Yoga Nidra. You will receive guidance on how to lead Yoga Nidra and will leave this training with three scripts and a list of intentions designed to help you guide others into regenerating states from where the body can emerge rested, healthy and whole – ready to be in life once again.

You will learn three fundamental applications of Yoga Nidra for our modern life: 

  • Relaxation and rejuvenation from the effects of stress
  • Health and Healing (Physical, Emotional and Mental)
  • Self-confidence, self-love, and self-acceptance

After completing both weekends and fulfilling additional 6 hours of practicum, participants will be able to:

  • Use Yoga Nidra as a stand-alone technique to guide people in person or virtually
  • Guide others through Yoga Nidra in combination with yoga asanas
  • Use Yoga Nidra in coordination with any other healing modality (Reiki, Accupuncture, Counseling, Coaching, EFT, etc.)

Participants will receive a Yoga Nidra Facilitator manual as well as Yoga Nidra scripts for three different application listed above.

This course consists of two 17-hour weekends followed by 6 hours of practicum.  Practicum requirements are as follows:

  • Requirement #1:  Attend three Yoga Nidra zoom classes with Yulia Azriel – each session will require a short written student report about each session.  The class schedule for these classes will be discussed during weekend one.  Students can always receive a recording of the classes if they are unable to attend live.  These classes can be taken in the weeks between Weekend One and Two if desired.  (3 practicum hours)
  • Requirement #2:  Lead TWO Yoga Nidra sessions, group or individual, and write a summary of the session.  Include any feedback from the recipient(s).  A sample feedback form will be provided for you to give to students. (2 practicum hours)
  • Requirement #3:  AFTER completing Requirement #2 and receiving your feedback from Yulia or another senior Amrit Yoga Nidra Facilitator, lead a final Yoga Nidra session (group or individual) and record the session.  Please incorporate any applicable feedback or suggestions into this session.  Send the audio recording to your mentor for feedback. (1 practicum hour)
  • Once all of the practicum requirements are completed, you will receive 40-hour Yoga Nidra certification from the Amrit Yoga Institute as well as Gentle Heart Yoga and Wellness.  You will also receive a discount for the full 100-hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training at the Amrit Yoga Institute if you desire to continue your studies and certifications.  Please note that this is considered an ‘Introductory’ Yoga Nidra teacher training.  Each student will leave with three Yoga Nidra scripts and be certified to share Yoga Nidra in yoga studios and other healing spaces.
  • This Online Yoga Nidra Certification Program is included in the Nourished Heart Yoga Training with beloved teacher Lily Kessler, 200-hour Certification with Yoga Alliance as a dual certification (2 online weekends of Yoga Nidra Certification + 8 in-person weekends for The Art of Living Yoga certification).
  • If you are a Yoga Studio owner or are running Yoga Teacher’s Trainings and would like to include this Yoga Nidra Certification as part of your curriculum, please reach out to Yulia via email: help@gentleheartwellness.com

This training qualifies towards 40 CEU’s through Yoga Alliance

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40-Hour Yoga Nidra Certification


$595 – Individual registration for both weekends for the full 40-hour Basic Yoga Nidra Facilitator training.

$495 – Early Bird Special when you register 2 weeks before the start date

$795 – Bring a friend and receive a discount on two-person registration. (A $195 discount!)

40-Hour Yoga Nidra Certification

This course will count towards 40 hours of Continuing Education through Yoga Alliance. 

All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants for continued access in the future!

Date & Time Information

August 26 - September 25, 2022

First Weekend

  • Friday, August 26 (6-9 pm) EST
  • Saturday, August 27 (10 am - 5 pm) EST
  • Sunday, August 28 (10 am - 5 pm) EST

Second Weekend

  • Friday, September 23 (6-9 pm) EST
  • Saturday, September 24 (10 am - 5 pm) EST
  • Sunday, September 25 (10 am - 5 pm) EST

Location Information


Zoom link will be provided upon registration. You can take this training from anywhere in the World.

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What Others Say About Their Experience

The training gave me the confidence to share with others the wonderful practice of Yoga Nidra.

The first time I experienced Yoga Nidra, I was going through a divorce and was very emotionally unstable. I lacked confidence and clarity of my life’s purpose and was trying to just make it through the divorce. After that first session, I felt a sense of calm and healing. It helped me shift my outlook from just surviving the divorce, to thriving in spite of it. The change was noticeable to those around me. My continued practice of Yoga Nidra has enhanced my regular meditation practice and continues to help me release trapped emotions and remove my self-limiting beliefs.

Before working with Yulia individually, I was struggling to discover who I was and my work with her gave me clarity of my life’s purpose and a direction in which to move forward. The journey has been difficult, but I always felt a tremendous amount of love and support from her both in and out of our sessions and it has definitely been worth it.

I chose to do the Basic Yoga Nidra training with Yulia and it gave me an even deeper understanding of this beautiful practice. Yulia’s knowledge and experience with Yoga Nidra was very evident throughout the training and she was very supportive after the training was complete. The training gave me the confidence to share with others the wonderful practice of Yoga Nidra.

Testimonial by – Sharon McGuire Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra Facilitator Bloomington, IN

I feel empowered with tools to enhance my experience of life.

After this Yoga Nidra training, I have an increased awareness of how I’m contributing to my own stress and anxiety and how I can decrease these levels and be more relaxed in my life. I learned so much and feel empowered with tools to enhance my experience of life. I enjoyed learning about health benefits of Yoga Nidra and enjoyed an opportunity for multiple practice sessions.

Testimonial by – Amy Henn Bloomington, IN

I received clarity, a sense of a calm and quiet nervous system and mind.

I rarely give myself this opportunity to let go of life. I received clarity, a sense of a calm and quiet nervous system and mind. I see that this training will help me improve my sleep, make clearer/better decisions and choices, improve physical health (blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol), improve relationships and interactions.

Testimonial by – Tanja Bisesi Chief Wellness Officer and Assisted Professor at University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, Mississippi

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