"Guided relaxation/Nidra helps us to relax systematically offering a sustainable way to develop awareness.  This repetitive awareness and continual practise effects various areas in the brain to re wire and fire in a different way, here the body responds with a physical mental and emotional letting go."  Cate

The next Yoga Nidra foundation course will return to an online and live platform from Late May...Info out soon.


The foundations course has been constructed to allow for a restful entering into the whorld of Deep Rest via the protal of Yoga Nidra, you can either continue on with your personal practice or take the teacher training course, where you can learn how to facilitate Yoga Nidra to others. You get to choose how you learn and to what extent.


In foundations you will - Understand how Yoga Nidra Meditation works and the difference it makes just after this short course immersion.

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 written information and other theory practices.


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 Dates TBA  A letter of attendance will be given on completion of level 1.

Read more below:

Yoga Nidra & Guided Imagery

How does Yoga Nidra assist with our wellness - In essence it is a retuning or toning of our nervous systems to feel safe once more. To empty the subconscious layers of the minds past impressions, especially those impressions that have traumatised our sensitive selves. Each time we meet with the practice we have an opportunity to slow down, become curiously conscious as we play in the realms of visualisation - feeling - thoughts.  Here we can begin to offer up more wholesome and heartfelt imagery and to listen to our unique bodies to discover what is most effective in our personal healing journey.


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.



The course is offered over 2 levels:

Level one - Foundations:

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

  • 9 phases of practice

  • Brainwaves and awareness

  • Heartfelt practices for Sankalpa and developing intention

  • Health benefits of Yoga Nidra

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Yoga Nidra Journeys

  • Mudras to balance the breath

  • Interplay of the 5 overlays

  • Preparation for Yoga Nidra - 2 Savasana positions

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

Theory of practice.

In level one foundations workshops, you will experience 10 hours of Yoga Nidra  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 . Each session will include at least one long Nidra session and include gentle preparation practices, Meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercise), guided Yoga Nidra practice. 

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

A Manual/booklet will also be offered

Who is this course for:-


#Pilatespersonal trainers





On completion of  Foundations 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 . It will come complete with a manual , scripts and practices which you will be able to keep and use after.

  • Pranayama practice

  • Yoga Philosophy

  • Five sheaths

  • 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)​ Please note some props will be available for level one, however it is encouraged that you bring your own props.  Level two requires you to have a full set of Props.

  • 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.  She has found that restorative practices are essential in welcoming in the sensitive self which leads to a deeper connection and understanding of our true nature.

Cathie worked as an alternative therapist for 14 years and a teacher for 26. 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.

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SPECIAL YOGA NIDRA ONLINE SESSIONS - April is integrating physical restorative practices with a 20 min Yoga Nidra  experience.