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When:

Sat 27 Jun 2015, 10:00am–7:00pm

Where: Anahata Yoga Retreat, 727 Bird Road, Bird's Clearing, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Yoga Nidra Training Course (for Professionals)

With Sw Karma Karuna, Sn Pragyadhara & Sn Mangalananda

Starting: Saturday 27 June, 2015
Finishing: Sunday 05 July, 2015

Finding simple ways to effectively reduce stress, clear the mind and restore energy is becoming increasingly important for those who want to enjoy and promote health and wellbeing.

The practice of Yoga Nidra (YN) systematically addresses the tensions in the body, mind and emotions to induce a deep state of relaxation. Loved around the world for its easy accessibility, Yoga Nidra is used by psychiatrists, psychotherapists, medical and health professionals and yoga teachers in a variety of settings including schools, offices, community centres, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, prisons and nursing homes.

The Yoga Nidra Training course is designed as professional development for a range of health and education professionals. It offers an opportunity for those already trained in a specific discipline to gain additional skills to use in their work with clients/students.

Professionals who participate in this training will undertake theoretical and practical learning. This will enable practitioners to gain new skills to support clients to release muscular, mental and emotional tension and induce calmness and clarity for a range of life and/or health situations.

Yoga Nidra and Basic Breathing Methods are the two key practices included in this training. Both practices reduce stress and anxiety, and engender feelings of relaxation and calmness.

Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a state of being in which the mind lets go of the external world and turns inward to reflect upon itself. It is a state of deep peace, clarity and acceptance as well as a specific practice that gradually trains the mind to be able to reach that tranquil space effortlessly.
Yoga Nidra systematically releases tension experienced in the muscles, the breath, and the nervous system. Ultimately the practice works directly on the mind to release impressions from the past and anxieties about the future.

Applications in professional life
Practices taught in this training may be effective in the management of

Anxiety
Depression
PTSD
Addictions
High Blood Pressure
Heart Disease
Breathing conditions
Neurological conditions and motor impairment
Chronic pain
Stress in teenagers
Chronic Fatigue
Digestive Issues
Insomnia
Asthma and Diabeties

Practices taught in this training are beneficial for general health and well being and may be helpful for specific situations including:

Times of acute stress
Pregnancy
Convalescence
Rehabilitation
Educational settings

Course Delivery and Learning and Assessment
The course is offered as a Professional Development retreat which is followed by course work undertaken at home. This comprises a minimum of 2 months of personal practise combined with periods of instruction and theoretical study in both face-to-face and on-line learning environments. Once the foundations of personal practise are set, teaching methodology, skills and teaching practise are introduced, working towards a final teaching assessment.

Pre-requisite knowledge
As this course is designed as professional development for health and education professionals,
participants are required to have qualifications and/or industry experience in disciplines such as: counseling; nursing or other health professions; client/student support, mentoring or referral; teaching.

As Yoga Nidra works directly on the mind to release past impressions, teachers of the practice require the skills to give emotional support to students when needed.

If you do not have formal qualifications in client support skills or relevant industry experience, you may be required to take a pre-course workshop in client support skills.

Investment:
NZ$ 1950
Early Bird Price NZ$ 1800 full payment by 23 May, 2015.
Non-refundable deposit $NZ 390.00

Booking and Info:
Email yoga@anahata-retreat.org.nz for an information booklet and an Application Form
Ph: +64 (3) 5259887