Welcome to the New look Yoga Nidra  Level 1, our first programme sold out so I am happy to offer another opportunity to settle into the healing practice of Nidra  commencing in July 2021
  It is open to anyone wanting to develop a practice of deeply resting , returning to wholeness.

  The new course  will be held in various stages. After this first course, you can go on with your personal practice or apply for teacher training, where you can learn how to facilitate Yoga Nidra to others. The training includes theoretical background and live practice of various techniques. Over the time of the training, we will explore the science and the phases , incorporating guided practices which we build upon each week.  You will receive online theory  with audio Guided Yoga Nidra, including videos Savasana Set ups that you can practice as we journey together each week. Then to complete the course there is a one day live in studio or via zoom, where you get to experience Yoga Nidra's deep healing process. 


If you want to secure a certificate then you will be required to attend Level 2 Teacher Training Component Held over 2 days on the weekend of September 11th & 12th..  A letter of attendance will be given on completion of level 1.

Read more below:

Yoga Nidra & Guided Imagery

Yoga Nidra training course is based on the traditional teachings  from the Sivananda method with the emphasis on integrating Nidra as a process to deep states of rest that transform  as a therapy for the improvement of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.  It includes Guided Visualisations, Meditation / Contemplation, applying specific Yoga Pranayama (breath practices) for to create calm and balance.


Dates: July 28th - Aug 4th & 11th

One Day Retreat, Saturday August 21st

The course is offered over 2 levels:

Level one:

  • Pranayama practice - 2 breath practices for balance and calm.

  • 9 phases of practice

  • Brainwaves and awareness

  • Health benefits of Yoga Nidra

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Yoga Nidra techniques

  • Questions and answers

  • Preparation for Yoga Nidra - 3 Savasana positions

  • Intention - Sankalpa

3 x Weekly sessions for 120mins - accompanying online theory and practice.

What you will cover in the four weeks.

Online modules - include

History and purpose of Yoga Nidra.

The 9 phases of the Yoga Nidra

2 Breath practices to bring calm and balance

3 Variations of a Guided Nidra Practice.

3 Savasana positions; (this allows anyone to be able to practice regardless of any health or physical limitations)

Theory of practice.

Full Day Course:- 

  • Pranayama practice

  • Yoga Philosophy

  • Five sheaths

  • Health benefits of Yoga Nidra

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Yoga Nidra techniques & scripts

  • Sankalpa - Introduction

  • Questions and answers

  • Guiding others - integrating into your classes and clinic

  • Integrating various visualisations

In level one training, you will experience 6 hours of Yoga Nidra in 3 weekly sessions transported through various relaxation techniques and Yoga Nidra practices. You will be guided through the sessions and learn step by step inwards exploring its healing power.

The practice is scheduled so that it deepens over the time of the training. Each class will take about 2 hours and include Meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercise), guided Yoga Nidra practice. With preparation, you will be carefully guided towards deeper practices each time.

At the end of each class, you have the chance to ask your personal questions and share your experiences with others.

You will then attend a full day of 6 hours which includes lectures and Yoga Nidra sessions.

Who is this course for:-


#Pilatespersonal trainers





On completion of level one:

On completion of level one you will be able to incorporate Guided Meditation via the Yoga Nidra method and access breath practices that restore, balance and bring calm to the Mind , and Body. Increasing your level of resilience and raise your consciousness.

You will also learn how to incorporate specific Savasana (relaxation positions)  that work towards efficient and effective relaxation responses that encourage and restore energy levels in the body,  including the therapeutic aspects of  the practice for the body - mind and brain. 

​ You will also learn skills on how you can integrate these practices into your workplace and how to adapt them personally or in a group setting.

Level two teacher training:

Once established in the experience of Yoga Nidra you can go onto learn how to facilitate sessions in groups and personal. Yoga Nidra is unique in its phases and intention of changing consciousness and reducing sub conscious and unconscious habits and past memory  through imagery.

The course is offered in an integrative way allowing the practitioner to offer Yoga Nidra over various applications depending on their specific class or therapy.

You will be required to attend the full course including a 2 hour introductory lecture the week prior to training.  It will come complete with online study and assessment information, scripts and practices which you will be able to keep and use after.

  • Pranayama practice

  • Yoga Philosophy

  • Five sheaths

  • Interoception and embodiment

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Yoga Nidra techniques & Scripts

  • Heartfelt practice -Sankalpa 

  • Questions and answers

  • Guiding others - integrating into your classes and clinic

  • Teaching practice

  • Integrating various visualisations

What you will be required to have for the training: ( you will receive more information about this on booking)​

  • Yoga mat

  • Shawl or a blanket to cover yourself

  • 2 -3 other firm Yoga Blankets or large towels

  • Yoga Bolster or two firm pillows

  • two yoga blocks or two sold shoe boxes 

  • Eye Pillow or scarf

  • A quiet room

Your Facilitator Cathie McGill:-

Cathie began practicing Yoga Nidra and guided meditation body scans in the early 1990's through the guidance of her teacher Mantra Murthi and Sheila Norbury. She went onto teach and incorporate Yoga Nidra in both classes and personal sessions for others as a support for PTSD and other health problems.

Yoga Nidra assisted with her own personal healing of complex stress disorder and she still incorporates visualisation and intention practices to continue to strengthen both emotional resilience and peace of mind.

Cathie worked as an alternative therapist for 14 years. She has had a long history of supporting others towards physical and spiritual wellbeing.

She also offers  Restorative Yoga and Hatha Yoga sessions and training.

On Completion:

​If you are drawn to deepen your understanding of Yoga Nidra and wish to become gifted at facilitating the healing work of the body and mind, strengthen your

intuitive abilities and support and hold space for others, then this can be achieved in the new teacher training component. ( dates out soon)

​Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for level one.  Those going on to complete the full course (level 2)  with completion of assessments will receive a full certificate.


Professional Development Recognition: If you are a Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia / IYTA you will be awarded with 13 CPD Points level one - Level 2/ 35 points which can go towards Continuous Education.

Various Massage associations also approve this course for points - check with your association directly.

If you go onto complete both levels you will receive a certificate encompassing 35 hours.

Next Course commences July 14th.

Cost for attendance only - no theory $175.00 EB/FP $215.00 


Level one:

Early Bird $295.00 ( available until July 15th)

Booking information:- when booking please ensure that you book for either via Zoom or in Studio (studio places are limited) Next Course September 11th & 12th

Level two: $395.00 ( early bird $335.00)

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