Upcoming events from Yoga Nidra Network

This beautiful illustration is one of the illustrations from Nidra Shakti - the forthcoming Encyclopaedia of Yoga Nidra.
This is a traditional image of Yoga Nidra Shakti - the goddess is emerging from the sleeping Visnu in the top left hand corner of this image from a medieval Indian manuscript held in the British Library.

In the world of Yoga Nidra
At the threshold to the dream
There are people resting
On the earth of nourishment.  .  . 
In the world of yoga nidra
As the thoughts and feelings ebb
There are bodies breathing
Into spaces of deep quiet . . . 
In the world of yoga nidra
As the sounds are welcomed now
There are tired people
Bathed by solace in this rest. . .
(An excerpt of three verses from the 'World of Yoga Nidra' song - read the rest of the nine verses and excerpts from Nidra Shakti on Uma's Patreon page.)
New Moon Blessings to all Nidristas around the world,

I send love and warm wishes to every one of you, and offer you a personal encouragement to make space for an EXTRA yoga nidra today if you can! Especially when we feel it's the LAST thing we have time for, I wanted to affirm what you already know - things will likely feel a bit better, and easier to manage after a fifteen minute nidra break! 


I'm offering you this reminder to practice daily if you can - because so many of us are facing deep challenges right now, and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. We know yoga nidra is a support and a solace, but it is also a way to cultivate our resilience, so we can continue, well rested and resourced, to show up for the people who need us. Nirlipta and I have committed to sharing free Co-Creative Total Yoga Nidra for Community Support, LIVE ONLINE, Mondays to Fridays 4pm GMT (10am EST). You can find us on the Yoga Nidra Network Facebook Page and also, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on Uma's IG feed and Facebook Page. All the sessions are recorded so you can forward the sessions to anyone who would like to find 30 minutes to pause in their day.


There is so much uncertainty right now, and this can weigh heavily upon our mental health. So we have decided clarity is one of the most helpful things we can offer - and we have decided to be clear and simple about our decision for our trainings in 2021. All the trainings we offer will be ONLINE this year. Neither of us nor our co-tutors shall be travelling to deliver live in-person events. So we have written to all of those who were booked into our live courses - to offer clarity around this decision. Nirlipta has a number of very serious health challenges and I am the primary carer for my 91 year old father, we also, like many of you, share our lives with elders whom we do not want to endanger by travelling and spreading contagion. Our contribution to mental health management is to be clear and simple in our message - 20201 is a DIGITAL YEAR for us! You can find all our upcoming trainings available for booking here including the next Total Yoga Nidra Teacher & Facilitator Training.  Look out for the upcoming Women Only version of the Teacher Training which will take place in May, details coming soon.  As always the Total Yoga Nidra Online Immersion Course is the requirement for all our trainings, and stands alone also as a great introduction to all things Nidra! 


Nirlipta's Nidra, Neuroplasticity, Mind and Brain: a unique series of practices is of interest to everyone with a brain! The Total Yoga Nidra Online Teacher and Facilitator training and Total Yoga Nidra Online Immersion Course now have many inspiring graduates, and we are delighted to welcome many of you back to our courses and workshops that dive a little deeper into aspects of yoga nidra that we don't have the scope to explore in the Teacher Trainings. In particular Nirlipta's Neuroplasticity workshop is of interest to yoga nidra teachers, and also is valuable to the many practitioners who have asked for courses to provide more practices to experience many of Nirlipta's unique practices. You don't need to be a yoga nidra teacher to benefit from Nirlipta's courses - the development is personal as well as professional - for example in the Hypnotic Language workshop, Nirlipta takes you deep into many aspects of language to nourish your nidra practices. 


We're delighted to celebrate the achievements, hard work and innovation of our fabulous team of students, teachers and colleagues sharing yoga nidra around the world and especially this month would like to honour the creative and resourceful work of our colleague in Ohio, Olga Chwa who has developed some highly creative and effective ways to put yoga nidra in the service of our wider community of spiritual entrepreneurs and other small businesses looking to share their message. Olga has developed a unique marketing programme that has yoga nidra at its heart and is also offering supportive sessions of Queer Nidra for the LGBTQIA+ community online. This month Olga is sharing posts on my IG feed here as part of the Queer Takeover.  

We've been pleased to be able to grow our community of tutors and mentors for our training courses, and have been delighted to widen access to these courses by providing bursaries and opportunities for further training to become mentors to support these courses. In particular we have been happy to work with our psychotherapy colleague Beverley Bruce who is combining Nidra approaches with her work in somatic psychotherapy practice, and we are deeply honoured to welcome our Chicago based tutor Yoli Maya Yeh as a valued member of our teaching team - and have been inspired by her approach to Yoga Nidra that combines indigenous perspectives and a creative approach to healing and social justice in the nidra's she offers. Yoli's presence has been greatly appreciated in our monthly Open Circles - to which you are warmly invited.


Both Beverley and Yoli are co-tutors with Uma on the Women Only Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training and Facilitation courses. This course offers all the same skills and training as the standard course but with a very special focus -  the content of the nidra practices will be geared to meet the special interests of those working with women's health and well being. This course will include Yoni nidras, and nidras specifically designed to support a variety of women's health issues throughout the whole of the life cycle, including fertility issues, menstrual health and menopause. The course is open to all who identify as women, and will be held ONLINE in May with the option for a retreat space at Gravito, where the course was originally scheduled to be held.  Booking details coming soon. 

As with all our courses, the prerequisite for this training is the Immersion course and attendance at our monthly Open Circles for the year and a day that the training continues! We look forward to seeing you in the next Open Circle

In the service of Nidra Shakti 
and with great respect and love and warm wishes for your well being

जै मा
Jai Mā

Train to Facilitate Total Yoga Nidra
with Yoga Nidra  Network

Upcoming course start dates: 30 April 2021

Upcoming Total Yoga Nidra Courses
LIVE Online

1-1 Yoga Therapy with Uma Dinsmore Tuli
Mondays and Fridays

Live on Zoom

1-1 Yoga Therapy with Nirlipta Tuli
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Live on Zoom

A Positive Pregnancy and Bonding with Baby using Self-Hypnosis in Total Yoga Nidra
Tuesday and Thursday weekly 19:15 - 20:00

First session free then sign up once and drop in as often as you like throughout your pregnancy
with Nirlipta Tuli
Live on Zoom

Nidra, Neuroplasticity and the Brain
27 February 2021

with Nirlipta Tuli
Live on Zoom

Monthly Yoga Nidra Open Circle
06 March 2021
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli
Live on Zoom

Hypnotic Language for Yoga Nidra
20 March 2021 

with Nirlipta Tuli
Live on Zoom

Nidra, Neuroplasticity and the Brain
27 March 2021

with Nirlipta Tuli
Live on Zoom

Live Online Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Retreat and Training
Part ONE:  30 April 2021 -  05 May 2021 
Part TWO: 03 - 06 June 2021
1800 - 2100 daily
with follow up tutorials and group seminars until a
Celebratory End of Course Gathering - 02 May 2022 (tbc)

with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli and visiting tutors
Live on Zoom
Yoni Shakti are seeking a reliable, dependable, highly organised, very well self-motivated Campaign Manager for the Yoni Shakti:  The Movement Campaign.  If you are passionate about the focus of the campaign, full of initiative and available to start at the beginning of March, we'd love to hear from you.
Click here for details.

Journey Through The Chakras Yoga Nidra (in Dutch) with Richelle van Gerwen

Join Uma over on Patreon for access to live Yoga Nidras, poems, stories and excerpts from the upcoming book, Nidra Shakti.

Self-led Online Learning 


Total Yoga Nidra Online Immersion Experience
This course covers a combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works. To get a feel for the course, how about trying a one-hour taster session?

The Total Yoga Nidra Online Immersion Experience is also available
in FRENCH and coming soon in Spanish and Polish

Sleep Well with Total Yoga Nidra
This course provides those suffering from insomnia with an understanding of how sleep works and of how to sleep well, as well as the basics they need to apply the practice of yoga nidra therapeutically to their condition. To get a feel for the course, you can try a one-hour taster session.


Yoni Shakti Waning Moon Circles with Sivani Mata 
Yoga Nidra, Nourishing Asana & Mudra
Wednesdays 10 Mar, 7 Apr, 7pm UK time

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Did you know that you can download a wealth of Total Yoga Nidras by Uma, Nirlipta and a host of others trained in Total Yoga Nidra for free from: And if you’d like some specifically for women then there are some from Uma’s book Yoni Shakti here: Yes they really are free, but if you are able to make a donation that would be gratefully received as it helps us cover the costs of producing the recordings and making them available to you.
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