Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Level 1: Dissolving Into Stillness - Empowered U
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The level 1 yoga nidra training will focus on facilitating deep rest and stillness through specific techniques designed to provide support and relaxation.
  • In this weekend course we will explore many experiential practices as well as education on stress, sleep, mindfulness, neuroscience, and consciousness.
  • We will dissect and learn various Yoga Nidra scripts, guided relaxation techniques, body scanning practice, breath awareness tools, and guided visualization.
  • Additional education on yoga philosophy, goals of practice, voice, script design and yoga psychology will support the experiential practices offering prospective teachers the confidence to share yoga nidra.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is a technique designed to facilitate the relaxation necessary to explore the deeper layers the self. As humans, we need to be in the right state in order to non-judgementally navigate and explore the multi-dimensional and complex terrain of sensation, emotions, thoughts, and belief systems and unconscious narratives which shape our perception and reality. When we feel safe, supported, and content for now, we might begin to gently open towards deeper experiences, and healing. Conscious opening and closing allow us to feel secure as we progress from the shoreline, wading deeper into the waters of the subconscious.
There are many different techniques however what they all share is the creation of an intention; deep heart’s desire (sankalpha) and a gradual progression inwards from physical sensations through the “being” state of expansive awareness.
Why Yoga Nidra?
As we navigate the ever-increasing pace of our lives today, many of us find ourselves in a cycle of depletion and exhaustion. We move in a culture that rewards us for multitasking and encourages us to obtain value through external means. More and more we are defined by a yardstick that measures our success in units of money, body image, and power. Yoga Nidra opens the door to another possibility; a sanctuary, a refuge, an oasis of stillness that allows us to truly rest and connect with our deeper heart’s desire and possibility. Through an understanding of this practice, we become aware of the patterns that shape our belief systems and unconscious habit loops (adapted ways of relating to our moment-to-moment experiences). Through awareness, we find the capacity for change.
UPON completion you will receive a Yoga Nidra Certificate. This course is eligible for 25 CEU with the Yoga Alliance and 25 credit hours for Empowered Yoga 500Hr and 800Hr teacher training.


Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm


$500 plus tax ($525).
$105 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
The remaining $420 plus taxes is due on the first day of classes, or:

We offer flexible payment plans including:

  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months

Lead instructor

Laeonie Gano & Michele Theoret

A deposit is required to hold your spot. Deposits are not refundable. Cancelations up to 30 days prior to the event may be issued a credit with Empowered Yoga to be used towards a different program. Unfortunately we are unable to issue a credit or refund the deposit within 30 days of the event. Certificates of completion may be issued upon the successful completion of the requirements above. Once a certificate is issued students may be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT. For more info, contact us at

  • February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Suite 201, 1524 91st SW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6X 1M5