I teach online yoga workshops, an online yoga nidra teacher training, and to private clients in person and online. See here for info on private and small group sessions.
You can now study this in demand training from anywhere in the world.
Learn to Teach Guided Relaxation Online: The Art of Yoga Nidra
Still want to join? It's not too late! We've extended registration to Oct 31. The online classes take place from October 18-31 and have been (and will be) recorded. You have until November 7 to watch these recordings. Complete your homework and private session with Mia by November 14. See below for more details and let us know if we can provide more info.
Learn to safely and confidently teach yoga nidra - the "yoga of sleep" - a simple yet potent technique. The practitioner is led, or leads themselves, into progressively deeper states of consciousness by systematically quieting the nervous system. This deeply restorative practice is said to be the origin of hypnosis. Yoga nidra can be used for healing, relaxation, and to cultivate meditative insight. Clinical studies have affirmed its benefits, including the relief of PTSD symptoms.
Who is this for? You don't need to be a yoga teacher to lead yoga nidra. It is a helpful addition to the therapeutic toolkit of any wellness practitioner. Yoga nidra can be taught as a stand alone practice or as part of a complete yoga practice to anyone. Bring this powerful technique of deep relaxation to your clients and yoga students for an enriching experience. Prior experience teaching group experiences or working therapeutically with individuals is strongly suggested. This training is best suited for dedicated students who try first to find answers before asking for them, who want to understand the art of conscious relaxation, and who prioritize their learning over teaching.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Teach 5 to 45 minute guided relaxation practices to anyone, in person and online
Write effective teaching scripts
Empower others to practice on their own
Explain the many benefits of yoga nidra
Share the history of yoga nidra and how it works
Develop your own transformative personal practice
About Your Lead Trainer Your instructor is Mia Park, 500E-RYT, 200 CYT, YACEP, IDVA. Mia has thousands of hours of yoga teacher training and specializes in yoga nidra. She has lead nidra trainings since 2014 and is the first instructor to offer weekly nidra classes and facilitate nidra teacher trainings in Chicago. Her yoga nidra recordings have over 30,000 listens on Insight Timer and are also on Spotify. She's studied iRest with Richard Miller, Total Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore Tuli, the Himalayan tradition with Rolk Solvik, Trauma-Informed Nidra with Dr. Jamie Marich, and Satyananda Bihar Yoga Nidra with Tripura Yoga, Dr. Swami Shankardev, and Rod Stryker. Her yoga trainings include iRest Level One, Viniyoga 500 Hour, Rest and Renew Level One, Parayoga 500 Hour, Darshan System 300 Hour, Yogaview 200 Hour, and many more. Since 2010, Mia has lead yoga nidra to prenatal inmates and for longer to domestic violence survivors as a domestic violence advocate. Practice yoga nidra with Mia here.
Virtual Live Schedule (Central Daylight Time / UTC -5) Sun, Oct 18, 3-6PM, 3 hours Wed, Oct 21, 6:30-8:30PM, 2 hours Sat, Oct 24, 6-8:30PM, 2.5 hours Sun, Oct 25, 3-6PM, 3 hours Wed, Oct 28, 6:30-8:30PM, 2 hours Sat, Oct 31, 6-8:30PM, 2.5 hours
Oct 31 - live classes end
Nov 7 - access to recorded classes ends
Nov 14 - private session completed by now
The live, online classes are October 18-31 and are recorded. You have until November 7 to watch these recordings. Complete your homework and private session by November 14.
20 total course hours
15 hours via Zoom, live or recorded
30 minutes online or over the phone private training
Testimonials "Mia is very knowledgeable about her subject, organized and clear in her presentation, and always compassionate and aware of people's concerns. She is skillful at balancing her opinions and priorities, based on experience and knowledge, with empowerment." K.B.
"Mia is an Incredible, amazing teacher. She thoroughly knows her topic and is able to share it with others in a very fun and enjoyable way. It was one of my very favorite workshops that I've taken in a long time. Mia rocks!"
"The authenticity and open honesty about trusting the process and being patient with the process in Mia's training made the training more than informative! Mia understands the responsibility she has teaching teachers how to effectively (and responsibly) handle yoga nidra, and she does it with grace and humility which I think is what makes her training(s) different from those that are marketed to "teach you how to be the best teacher." Mia teaches us how to hold ourselves accountable and instils a value of intention and integrity to the practice both on and off the mat which I think is the beauty of something as powerful as restorative yoga nidra!" E.Y.
"Mia is very skilled at leading an organized, interesting, and enlightening training. She was always very attentive to everyone and open to questions. The way she taught was always clear, concise, and she also took the time to review certain parts of the practice. I would definitely take more of Mia's classes and trainings." C. MacDonald
"Mia’s lively and warm personality, multi-faceted background, deep expertise and knowledge, and enthusiastic and focused delivery style made all the difference in this training. I was amazed and overwhelmed, and am so honored to have been a part of this training. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." H. Kackar-Cam "Mia really knows her stuff! The information imparted in this training was above and beyond my expectations, and most definitely one of the most comprehensive trainings I have attended. I left the training feeling empowered to begin the journey of continued study of Yoga Nidra and excited about incorporating elements of the practice into my future yoga classes and workshops. I would highly recommend this training to anyone interested in deepening their own practice of yoga nidra and/or anyone interested in teaching it. Thank you Mia!" T. Mitchenor
"Fabulous training on Yoga Nidra with Mia Park. She makes everything so accessible, and did a wonderful job in creating a welcoming environment to learn." B.Patterson
"Mia is a really good teacher. She's got the right approach and tons of knowledge. I'd recommend her classes to everyone." T. Long "Outstanding training! Must have for all yoga Nidra teachers!" I. Radanova
"Mia does a wonderful job 'unpacking' some of the more esoteric ideas behind yoga nidra practice. Her practical approach has encouraged me to include 'chapters' of nidra in many of my classes, and has given me confidence to do a longer nidra practice with a wider range of students." N. VanKanegan "I fully enjoyed participating in Mia's Yoga Nidra training. It was informative and will be directly useful in my teaching. Mia created a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to practice and practice teaching. I would recommend this training to anyone interested in teaching Yoga Nidra or meditation."
"Mia's teachings are authentic and deep. She really teaches for the love of sharing knowledge and positively impacting students' lives. The integrity she holds and the knowledge and experience she shares are incredible and inspirational. I love learning from Mia and hope to continue learning more from her!" N. Yau
"Very knowledgeable of many traditions and much history. Goes to great effort to provide what students need, make them feel comfortable, and accommodate individual needs." B.H.