Total Yoga Nidra

Teacher & Facilitator Training

In person training, Sitaram Studio, Stroud, UK
Part 1: 26-29 May | Part 2: 30 June - 02 July 2023
with Yoga Nidra Network co-founders
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli

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 is designed by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli, who together have over forty years experience of practice, teaching and working therapeutically with all forms and levels of yoga nidra, is a uniquely comparative and creative, experiential course. It offers both practical training and personal and professional development.

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

What to expect

This is a intensive course delivered in person in two parts at Uma and Nirlipta's home Studio in the beautiful Cotswolds in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK.

Included in the cost of the course is attendance at 3 online Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles (attendance is mandatory.)

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

You will get:

  • 7 full days of training, in person at Uma & Nirlipta's home studio
  • the benefit of training in a small group of only 14 participants
  • access to our friendly and accessible online learning sanctuary
  • access to three online Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles, attendance is mandatory
  • downloadable yoga nidras for pre-course listening
  • a comprehensive reading list
  • a comprehensive training manual
  • 60 hours of study, practice, training and support to nourish your growth into a confident and committed teacher and facilitator of Total Yoga Nidra
  • development of a daily Yoga Nidra practice
  • delicious vegetarian lunch, snacks and refreshments
  • practical guidance
  • structured learning
  • opportunities for questions and discussions with course leaders
  • supportive opportunities for practice with peers
  • direct feedback and refinement of teaching skills
  • access to downloadable recordings of all live nidras delivered on the course
  • one online follow-up tutorial with Nirlipta Tuli
  • support to conduct an in-depth case study in an area of your own interest

After the course, you will get:

  • Certificate of Graduation
  • Access to our Graduate Circle
  • Listing on our Teacher's Directory

Course Dates, Times and Location

This training consists of 7 days in person training days divided into 2 parts

and 3 monthly online Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles:

In person training days

Part 1: 26, 27, 28, 29 May 2023

Part 2: 30 June, 01, 02 July 2023

Each day will run from 09:30am - 6pm with an hour lunch break and two 15 minute tea breaks.

Monthly Online Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles

10 June 2-3.30pm BST

09 July 7-8.30pm BST

06 August 2-3.30pm BST

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


The course will take place at Uma and Nirlipta's beautiful home temple:

Sitaram Studio, Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, Stroud. Gloucestershire, GL5 2DB

You can find accommodation information here.

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

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 and before beginning this course.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this training is in two parts:

Yoga Nidra Practice

In week part2 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 are Yoga Nidra Network founders Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD and Nirlipta Tuli MA.

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD

Nirlipta Tuli MA


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

Course hours: 60


The International Association of Yoga Therapists

Independent Yoga Network

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