I teach online yoga workshops, yoga nidra teacher trainings, and to private clients. See here for info on private sessions in person or online. I also sub classes at East Bank Club, safely, in person.
You can now study this in demand training from anywhere in the world.
Learn to Teach Guided Relaxation Online: The Art of Yoga Nidra
Click the image above to watch an informative video on Mia's yoga nidra teacher 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.
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, 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 You may register and watch recordings of the live, online sessions between October 18-November 7, 2020.
20 total course hours:
15 live hours via Google Meet
30 minutes online or over the phone private training
4.5 hours offline homework
Registration is now open! Hosted by Grateful Yoga studio. $299 by Oct 8 | $349 Oct 9 and later Click here to register. 10% discounts available. Amala Yoga School and Grateful Yoga members, email here. Volunteers who work with compromised populations, email here. Details
You may register and watch recordings of the live, online sessions between October 18-November 7, 2020. Please attend as many sessions in person as you are able in order to participate in the live Q&A.
You are required to attend or watch each session before moving on to the next.
The recordings will be available until November 7, 2020.
Your 30 minute private session must take place by November 7, 2020.
This course is only offered as a 20 hour teacher training, not as individual sessions
You will practice with and analyze several yoga nidra recordings.
Expect a slideshow lecture about the history of yoga nidra, how it works, and other “who, what, were, when, why” explanations.
Expect a live Q&A.
There is minimal movement.
What You Get
An affordable, practical, accessible training
30 minutes of private consultation
Detailed teacher training manual
Yoga nidra scripts you can teach from
Downloadable yoga nidra practices
Education in four different systems of yoga nidra including iRest, Himalayan, Bihar, Total Yoga Nidra
Ample teaching practice in a safe environment
Comprehensive resource list
Certificate of Completion
20 hour CE credit for Yoga Alliance and other institutions. Check your group for details.
".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.