50 Hour Yoga Nidra Meditation Teacher Training Module


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.

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  • 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 by Swami Satyananda Saraswati (often called “The Blue Book”, cuz it’s blue).
Yoga Nidra - A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing by Dr Richard Miller

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


50 Hr Yoga Nidra Meditation Teacher Training Certificate of Completion

This course will count toward your 200 Hr or 300 Hr YogaMCC Meditation Teacher Training.


Anne Douglas

iRest Senior Teacher Trainer, iRest Certification Supervisor, iRest Institute Past Director of Trainers, iRest Institute Past Board of Directors, Creator of the iRest Daily - 14 Day Meditation Program, C-IAYT: Anahata Yoga Therapy, Banff, AB, Canada. Anne has been studying with Richard Miller, founder & President of iREST, since 1996 and she is serving on the Board of Directors at the Integrative Restoration Institute. She has actively participated in the development of the Integrative Restoration ~ iRest Yoga Nidra Trainings. Anne had the privilege to be the first person to attain iRest Certification and is presently serving as a Teacher Trainer and Supervisor for trainees in the certification process with an area of expertise in therapeutic settings which includes dyads, customizing a practice and working with difficult emotions or beliefs. Anne is a certified, professional level (500 hour) Kripalu Yoga Teacher, a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. She draws upon these skills to facilitate classes, private coaching, personal growth workshops and yoga teacher training's in her home town of Banff, AB.  Anne feels that she has arrived "home" in these exquisite non dual teachings and the wonderful community that is blossoming within the Integrative Restoration Institute. Her own experience of inner peace and deep joy that has arisen from these practices and 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 17, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday, September 19, 2021 -  9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 16,2021 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm


50 Hour Teacher Training: $800

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

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

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