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Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that helps us to release tension on the physical, mental and emotional levels. In this healing practice of “yogic sleep” we have the ability to reduce pain, replace sleep, move into an expanded state of consciousness, release old habits and beliefs, create new neural connections, and find more balance in our lives.


This 50 hour training is a profound yet accessible program designed for seasoned teachers as well as aspiring meditators that will give you the skills and confidence you need to deepen your practice and share your meditation, whether through your teaching or by living your life with a renewed sense of presence and purpose.

This Meditation Teacher Training (MTT) Module is also Level 1 of the 100 Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. More information on the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training can be found by clicking here.



  • The Evolution of Yoga Nidra:

    • History of Yoga Nidra

    • Philosophical underpinnings of Yoga Nidra

    • Yoga Nidra and the 5 Kosha Model with related practices

    • Contemporary Yoga Nidra schools: similarities & differences

  • Yoga Nidra for What Ails You

    • How the practice works for:

      • Stress/Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep

      • Challenging Emotions & Beliefs

      • The Myth of Separation

  • The Myth of Separation

    • The problem of the necessary ego and the mindless sidekick

    • How many of you are there, really?

    • Advaita - Get out of your mind

  • How many Brains do you Have?

    • The Triune Brain on Nidra

    • The Homunculus and Anamayakosha

    • The usefulness of Opposites

  • Intention, Desire, and Safety First

    • Readying the brain and the nervous systems

    • Practice - Sankalpa and Anamayakosha

  • Group work and practice teaching



Learning is experiential as well as conceptual. In this training, participants will be supported in developing their personal meditation practice with the intention of gaining the skills to authentically share the wisdom and techniques of Yoga Nidra with others.

The format will include a balance of lecture, practice, and informal conversation and mentorship.

To help deepen the practice the following will be offered:

  • A YogaMCC Teacher Training Manual

  • Recommended readings and a reading assignment

  • Homework including a 28 day dedicated personal practice

  • Personal Practice Journaling

  • Group process web calls with teachers


Yoga Nidra Meditations - 24 scripts for True Relaxation by Julie Lusk

Yoga Nidra Made Easy by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli

Radiant Rest  by Tracee Stanley

Tantra of the Yoga Sutras by Alan Finger & Wendy Newton


This course will count towards your 300 Hr YogaMcc Meditation Teacher Training Certification

This course will count towards your 100 Hr YogaMcc Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Certification


Anne Douglas

International Yoga Nidra Trainer, C-IAYT: Anahata Yoga Therapy, RYT500, YAA1000 hr Senior Teacher. Anne has been teaching Yoga for over 30 years and Yoga Nidra trainings internationally since 2009.  She is on faculty for numerous yoga teacher and yoga therapy trainings, providing studies in yoga nidra, yoga philosophy, pranayama and awakened living.  She draws upon these skills to facilitate private coaching and personal growth workshops from her home town of Banff, Alberta.  Anne has over 4 million listens to her meditations on the Simple Habit app.  Her own experience of inner peace and deep joy that has arisen from the richness of practice has inspired her to share them with the world.

George McFaul

George started breathing at an early age and has had the good fortune to continue almost daily ever since. He is happy to be in the moment, teaching or practicing the pleasurable art of noticing life in all these bodies. A full time professional teacher since 1995, George is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT (500), is fully certified in iRest® Yoga Nidra, has an honours degree in Religious Studies with a focus on Eastern religions and a graduate diploma in Mental Health and Addictions. In spite of this, he has resisted taking responsibility for any particular school of belief or thought. George has had the immense pleasure of learning from and teaching with the inimitable Donna Farhi and has also been largely influenced by Dr. Richard Miller and his contemporary evolution of Yoga Nidra. Laughter, love, and surprise are guaranteed.

Bridgette Shaw

Bridgette's yoga journey began back in 1998 while at theatre conservatory in Chicago. She began her studies in the Iyengar style and found herself in an apprenticeship which led her to teaching. In 2005 she took her first teacher training in the Anusara style in Chicago. In 2008 she was living in NY and discovered ISHTA Yoga which is where she found her yoga home. She got her 500hr RYT and 65hr Master’s Training with Yogiraj Alan Finger and his master teaching staff and has been studying with them for the past 11years. She has studied and taken master classes with Martin and Jordan Kirk, Noah Maze, Sharon Saltberg, Krishna Das, Judith Hanson-Lasater, and many others. She also worked with world renowned Ayurvedic Dr.'s Pratima Raishur and Dr. Pankaj Naram. Bridgette’s classes are taught in a way which helps you to bring yourself into balance within a group setting. We are all unique in our bodies and our breath and it is so with our practice as well. Our breath can be a great teacher, if we truly listen, there is potential for great transformation. When the mind is quiet we can tap into the universal consciousness, which is always available. In this space we can access our truth and the shift begins. There will always be modifications, props, lessons in alignment, pranayama, meditation and chanting in her classes. Bridgette specializes in Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Hormone Yoga Therapy, and Restorative Yoga. She believes that yoga is, and should be, accessible to every body. Bridgette currently resides in Calgary and is part of the YogaMCC teaching team.


Friday, September 20 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Online Only

Saturday, September 21 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday, September 22 -  9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday, October 18 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Online Only

Saturday, October 19 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday, October 20 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm


50 Hour Teacher Training: $900

EARLY BIRD PRICING: Save $100 until August 24, 2024

PAYMENT PLAN: Pay a $300 deposit, then pay the remainder before or on the first day of class. Email for payment plan.

Register for the entire 300 Hour YogaMcc Meditation Teacher Training for the best value.

CLICK HERE for more information on the YogaMcc Meditation Teacher Training.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds (minus a $300 Administration Fee) are available up to 14 days before the starting date. Send your written cancellation notification to No refunds on or after the course begins. Deposits are non-refundable.


Once you have completed the 50 Hr Yoga Nidra MTT Module, you can continue your studies in two different streams: the 300 Hr Meditation Teacher Training and the 100 Hr Yoga Nidra Certification Training.





The Certification Training is an additional 50 Hours that runs over a period of six months and includes a mentorship with one of the Senior Teacher Trainers.

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