Virtual* Level 1 – Nyasa Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Saturday, August 28
8:00am – 3:30pm EST (1/2 hour lunch break)
7 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits
*This class will take place on Zoom. Zoom links will be sent out prior to the start of class.
Taught by Nya Patrinos, MFA, C-IAYT, ERYT500
About Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a systematic, guided, lying down relaxation technique originating from the ancient ritual of Nyasa where mantras are physically or mentally placed on the body. In Yoga Nidra we explore the hypnogogic state between waking and dreaming. Yoga Nidra includes breathing exercises, sankalpa, body scan, opposite practice and visualization techniques.
The benefits of Yoga Nidra include deep relaxation, healing, stress management and personal transformation. As a pratyahara practice (5th limb of Yoga), Yoga Nidra acts as a gateway to accessing deeper states of meditation.
Nya Patrinos is certified in Satyananda Yoga Nidra through the Yoga Academy of North America.
Upon completion of the Yoga Nidra Level I course, graduates will:
* Be able to teach a 5 to 20 minute Yoga Nidra in group and private settings.
* Have an understanding of how to design and teach a 4 and 5 Stage Yoga Nidra.
* Have an understanding of the history of Yoga Nidra.
This Yoga Nidra course is designed for yoga teachers, yoga practitioners, meditators, and health care providers.
Certification and Credits
Graduates of this course will receive a certificate signed by Nya Patrinos and 8 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.
A course manual will be provided.
Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
What to Bring
Wear comfortable clothing. Bring writing materials, a meditation shawl or blanket, and a yoga mat.
Nya Patrinos (MFA, C-IAYT, ERYT, YACEP) became a competitive athlete at the age of six. After years of strenuous athletics, chronic pain and failed knee surgeries, she found relief in yoga. In a quest for more answers and a desire to share what she learned while healing her own body, Nya decided to become a yoga therapist. Nya is passionate about yoga, art and meditation as tools for healing and transformation. She has created and taught numerous workshops, teacher trainings and therapeutic yoga classes throughout Los Angeles. Nya’s training is a combination of East and West. She has a Diploma of Merit in Yoga Therapy from The Ghosh College of India in Calcutta (Muktamala Mita) and an 800-hour Certificate in Yoga Therapy from Integrative Yoga Therapy (Joseph Le Page) based at Kripalu in Massachusetts.
In addition, she is certified in Yoga for the Heart (Nischala Devi), Functional Yoga Therapy (Maria Mendola), Therapeutic Vinyasa (Loyola Marymount University), Restorative Yoga (Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation), Yin Yoga (Master Paulie Zink), Yoga Nidra (Yoga Academy of North America), and Transformative Art (Art 4 All People).