Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Taught by Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva), Dr. Andrea DeerheartThursday, February 1 – Sunday, February 4, 2018Tuition : $695.00
plus accommodations (see below for prices)









Yoga nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. You will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body. As you practice these techniques you will feel the flow of prana move through physical, emotional, and energetic blockages. The end result is the healing of the body and mind and the expansion of consciousness. During this program, students will both experience yoga nidra, and learn how to teach it to others. Upon completion, students will be prepared to offer this service to their community.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the Yoga Nidra course, graduates will:

  • Be able to teach Yoga Nidra in group and private settings
  • Have an understanding of the physiological basis of Yoga Nidra
  • Have an understanding of the history of Yoga Nidra

Program Description

This Yoga Nidra course is designed for yoga teachers and health care providers to advance their knowledge and training in the application of Yoga Nidra in a complimentary medicine environment. Yoga teachers, nurses, and health professionals will use this information to help their students and patients learn how to deeply relax (through conscious deep relaxation relaxation techniques).

Certification and Credits

Graduates of this course will receive a certificate signed by Dr. Marc Halpern.


Day One: Thursday
8:30 - 10:00am  Puja Initiation
12:00 - 4:00pm Lecture:  History, Physiology, Pratyahara, Stress Reduction and Yoga Nidra
4:00 - 6:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva

Day Two: Friday
8:00 -10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva
12:00 - 2:00pm Lecture: How to Teach Yoga Nidra
2:00 - 4:00pm  Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching
4:00 - 6:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching

Day Three: Saturday
8:00 -10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva
12:00 - 2:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching
2:00 - 4:00pm  Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching
4:00 - 6:00pm Lecture: Science and Evidence Basis for Yoga Nidra
Day Four: Sunday
8:00-10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching
12:00-2:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching
2:00-4:00pm  Closing Discussions
4:00-5:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva
5:00pm Graduation Puja

Vegetarian, Ayurvedically Prepared Meals will be served daily at 10:00am and 6:00pm

Quotes from Past Participants

  • Yoga Nidra has deepened my meditation practice to a level I did not think possible for me. Christianne Valdes
  • The best thing about this course was the teacher. I am going to ask my two daughters and their husbands to attend this course.  Shanti Kumar
  • Being able to trust Dr. Halpern made it easy to learn quickly and easily. Sheila Miller
  • This was a high beneficial program on yoga nidra by a conscious and compassionate teacher. Angeline Galway
  • It's extremely difficult to put into words how incredibly amazing this course and Dr. Halpern were. Thank you so much. Danielle Champeau

Recommended/required texts

All books and materials are available in our boutique.

What to Bring

slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.
All books and materials are available in our boutique.

Accommodation Prices

Tenting: $50/night

Om Cabins
 - Dorm: $65/night per person
 - Double: $85/night per person
 - Single: $130/night

Siva Cabins
 - Double: $120/night per person
 - Single: $170/night

Deluxe Shanti Cabins 
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family

Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva)

Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva) is founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda, the oldest school of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States. He is a leader in the development of Ayurvedic Medicine in the United States. He is the initiator and co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, the National Council on Ayurvedic Education and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. He has written three textbooks on the principles and clinical practices of Ayurvedic Medicine used at colleges across the United States and the popular book, Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda. He is also author of the #1 best-selling Meditation CD in the United States: Yoga Nidra and Self Healing. He also sits on the editorial boards of five different indexed research journals in the United States and in India. Marc Halpern was originally a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine and post-graduate specialist in Holistic Medicine. He began his studies of Ayurveda in 1991 with Dr. David Frawley and went on to study Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Subhash Ranade in 1993. He is also a teacher of Yoga in the Sivananda Yoga lineage.

Dr. Andrea Deerheart

Dr. Andrea Deerheart is the passionate founder of The HeartWay, a non-profit foundation dedicated to Embracing life and Honoring Death and author of the recording, Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions. Using wisdom gathered from decades of guiding the living and dying; physically, spiritually, and psychologically, Andrea has provided loving care and healing for those on the journey of conscious living and dying.  Her primary work and teaching focuses on issues related to aging, radiant well-being, cultural mythology, death and dying, as well as grief and loss, and mindful and compassionate care. She also offers diverse programs emphasizing the relevance that the lessons learned near death have for living a more loving and compassionate life. Dr. Deerheart is a 500hrRYT yoga and a Certified Yoga Nidra Instructor.