ONLINE BIPOC

Total Yoga Nidra Teacher & Facilitator Training 2024

with Yoli Maya Yeh MA and guest facilitators


Inviting people of the global majority population into a specially designed container to equip you with a unique set of yoga nidra skills. For ourselves, we dedicate this course to our rest and healing from systems of oppression that separate us from the wisdom that resides in this body. For our students and clients, we equip ourselves with an expanded skills set to address the unique needs of populations who experience a disproportionate amount of harm through race-based stress and trauma. 

The Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training trains yoga teachers and others to teach and facilitate yoga nidra with confidence in class settings, one-to-ones, and for a range of therapeutic applications. Uniquely amongst yoga nidra trainings, it offers Total Yoga Nidra, a comprehensive, inclusive and non-dogmatic approach to yoga nidra that respects and explores not only a range of practice methods, but also acknowledges a variety of different levels of experience during yoga nidra.

  • Encounter yoga nidra in its totality
  • Explore the multiple forms and levels of this remarkable yoga practice
  • Become empowered to deepen your own intuitive practice of meditative yoga nidra beyond the limits of standard trademarked and traditional forms
  • Understand the full living range of different methods, lineages and levels of total yoga nidra
  • Experience total yoga nidra as a living intelligence of the heart, an adaptogenic practice of deep healing and self-discovery
  • Grow in confidence to share responsive and appropriate total yoga nidra practice with students and clients

This training builds upon the proven design by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli of Yoga Nidra Network and is enhanced with Yoli Maya Yeh’s knowledge on decolonization, restorative justice and healing praxis. This course will facilitate a unique arc of the comparative, creative and experiential aspects of the Total Yoga Nidra approach with nuanced content that speaks to the lived experiences of Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color. This course offers both practical training and personal and professional development.  


We acknowledge: 

Not all people are comfortable with the term BIPOC and do not use it to identify themselves. We use it here as a descriptor for people from the various cultures of the world who are systematically marginalized by the dominant cultural paradigm of white supremacy. You may identify as a person of color and be white passing, be of mixed cultural heritage and/or not know your ancestral origins. This course will center the voice, culture, expertise and knowledge of BIPOC peoples and highlight the nuanced experiences of BIPOC peoples in rest experiences.  


If you are a BIPOC person who has taken the Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator training before, in person or online, you are welcome to join the course at 50% of the cost.  Please email [email protected] to for the sign up link.


Please note that his course will be supported by two administrative contributors who are not BIPOC.  


You must have completed the pre-requisite 
Total Yoga Nidra Online Immersion course before beginning this course.

What to expect

This course is once a week for 12 weeks - delivered live, online in weekly 3 hour sessions. In addition to these 12 live weekly sessions you will attend 2 personal tutorials and 3 Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles.

You will get:

  • 12 weekly 3 hr sessions.
  • Two personal tutorials.
  • Three Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles, attendance is mandatory.
  • A structured system of self-study and practice -16 hours.
  • A total of 42 hours of study, practice, training and support to nourish your growth into a confident and committed teacher and facilitator of Total Yoga Nidra.
  • Supportive online gatherings for practice and learning via Zoom groups and breakout-groups.
  • Comprehensive training manual
  • Access to our friendly and accessible online learning sanctuary
  • Opportunities for questions and discussions with course leaders
  • Development of a daily Yoga Nidra practice
  • Facilitating practice with community and tutor feedback
  • Small mentoring groups held by an experienced tutor
  • Direct feedback and refinement of teaching skills
  • Practical guidance
  • Structured learning
  • Lots of downloadable yoga nidras
  • Access to recordings of all live sessions for the duration of the course

After the course, you will get:

  • Certificate of Graduation
  • Access to our Graduate Circle
  • Listing on our Teacher's Directory
  • Invitation to feature your Nidra recordings on the Yoga Nidra Network Yoga Nidra library




Course Dates and Times


This online training consists of 12 weekly meetings, and 3 monthly Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles:

Weekly meetings

Weekly on Wednesdays from 6-9pm for 12 weeks:

11, 18, 25 September, 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 October, 06, 13, 27 November, 04 December 2024

Monthly Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles with Yoli Maya Yeh and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

14 September 2024 | 2 - 3.30pm

13 October 2024 | 7-8.30pm

16 November 2024 | 2 - 3.30pm


All times are UK time. Find your timezone here.

Attendance at all of the above sessions is a course requirement.

What will I learn?


You will learn:

  • to devise and deliver Total Yoga Nidra practices appropriate to your needs and those of your students and clients
  • a clear practical understanding of the structure and function of Total Yoga Nidra, including models of best practice, and techniques to be avoided
  • a practical understanding of the key principles of yogic psychology and philosophy relevant to the practice of Total Yoga Nidra
  • a contextual understanding of the development and history of Total Yoga Nidra across different lineages
  • to share Total Yoga Nidra with an informed sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual experiences of those receiving the practice
  • to teach a range of restorative yoga asanas suitable for use during yoga nidra practice
  • to teach within the appropriate safety guidelines for this type of yoga practice

Is this course right for me?


This course is open to anyone with an interest in facilitating yoga nidra. You do not need to have a 200 hour yoga teacher training to join.

You must have completed the pre-requisite Total Yoga Nidra Online Immersion course before beginning this course.

How will I be assessed?


Assessment for this training is in two parts:

Yoga Nidra Practice

In week 11 or 12 of the course, you will deliver a 15 minute yoga nidra to your tutor and peers and receive direct feedback.

Case Study

You will complete a case study outlining the delivery of a series of 4 yoga nidras designed to support a person or group of people. The deadline for submission of the case study is three months after the end of the course.

Meet the Facilitators


The lead tutors is Yoli Maya Yeh MA.

She will be joined by experienced mentor groups facilitators.

Yoli Maya Yeh MA

Yoli Maya Yeh is a Yoga & Shiatsu Therapist and Educator in Comparative Religions and Global Studies (MA Comparative Religious Ethics). Yoli works at the intersection of Indigenous Preservation, Healing Arts and Social Justice through her experiential education-based Decolonization Toolkit and consulting services. Raised in her family's Native American spiritual teachings, Yoli spent twelve years of her young adulthood studying language, yoga, tantra, healing arts and meditation in India. Yoli’s current passions include martial arts training in Shotokan karate and making spaces safer for BIPOC leadership in the yoga & wellness industry.

Scholarships / Bursaries


We are pleased to offer a limited number of 50% scholarship / bursary places on this course. To find out more and to complete an application, please see here.


Course hours: 60

Accreditation: 

The International Association of Yoga Therapists


On successfully completing all course requirements, you will receive a Yoga Nidra Network certificate of completion.