Sat Nam Yoga Chicago 1304 W Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL In the beautiful outdoor courtyard or in the spacious studio indoors if it rains.
Hailed by the sages as the heart of the Vedas, the maha mrityunjaya mantra can help you tune into the healing force that is always at work within you, supporting your growth, lifting you up in times of trouble, and reminding you of the higher aim of life.
Yoga Nidra is conscious relaxation or divine sleep. Your body and brain deeply rest while you maintain the slightest trace of awareness connecting you to your deeper Self. Combining these healing practices is a powerful intention to shift your physical, emotional, and mental bodies towards health and well-being. Nest into a restorative pose for about an hour as Tantric yoga teacher Mia Park chants the maha mrityunjaya at the 61 points of the Rotation of Consciousness in the body from the Himalayan Tradition. No experience is necessary to benefit from this workshop that combines the therapies of chanting, sound, mantra, restorative yoga, and yoga Nidra.
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I teach to private clients online and in person, yoga workshops, and a yoga nidra teacher training. See here for info on private and small group sessions.
You can now study this in demand training from anywhere.
Learn to Teach Conscious Relaxation: The Art of Yoga Nidra
We completed a fantastic, hybrid training in June, 2021. Students learned in person, live on Zoom, and by watching recordings.
Stay tuned for info on my next training.
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, 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, conscious relaxation practices to anyone, in person and online
Write effective teaching scripts
Explain the many benefits of yoga nidra
Share the history of yoga nidra and how it works
Develop your own transformative personal practice
Empower others to practice on their own
What you get
An affordable, practical, accessible training
30 minutes of private consultation
50 page teacher training manual
Yoga nidra scripts you can teach from
Downloadable yoga nidra practices
Education in five different systems of yoga nidra including iRest, Himalayan, Bihar, Total Yoga Nidra, Trauma-informed nidra
Private access to a supportive Facebook group
Private access to a webpage filled with references and videos
Monthly private Zoom support meetings
Ample teaching practice in a safe, online environment
Comprehensive resource list
25 hour Certificate of Completion, good for CEU for Yoga Alliance and other institutions. Check your institution for details. Additional fee applies.
17 hours in person and/or via Zoom, live or recorded
30 minutes online or phone private consultation by June 30, 2021
7.5 hours offline homework
Course Prerequisites: Details Provided Upon Enrollment
Practice several systems of yoga nidra.
Purchase and read four books on yoga nidra.
Prepare a place where you can lay down or sit comfortably.
Be prepared to journal by hand.
Yoga mats, clothes, and props not required.
Testimonials “Mia brings evident passion to her teaching of Yoga Nidra and it certainly ignited my interest and motivation. The class was both informative and experiential with good opportunities to interact with the instructor and other students. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in teaching Yoga Nidra or just deepening their knowledge and experience." R. Burke
"Outstanding training! Must have for all yoga Nidra teachers!" I. Radanova
"On the first page of the training manual, Mia advises, "I practice before I teach. I teach from experience. I have agency in everything I do. " Mia does all this. She shows up to teach with enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion. This training, or any other with Mia is well worth it, personally and professionally." H. Krook
"I'm so glad I took this Nidra training. I'm empowered and excited about Yoga Nidra, and I have already begun bringing the steps into my regular yoga teaching as well as into my own practice. I especially appreciated the trauma-informed approach and insights. Thank you!"
"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!"
"I’ve learnt a lot of different yoga nidra styles and Mia is a wonderful and knowledgeable teacher."
"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
"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.