ONLINE Total Yoga Nidra

Teacher & Facilitator Training

with Uma Dinmsore-Tuli PhD, Nirlipta Tuli MA and Yoli Maya Yeh

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 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 3 personal tutorials (1 per month for the duration of the course) and 3 Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles.

You will get:

  • 12 weekly 3 hr sessions.
  • Three personal tutorials.
  • Three Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles, attendance is mandatory.
  • A structured system of self-study and practice -16 hours.
  • A total of 60 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

Course Dates and Times

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

Monthly Total Yoga Nidra Open Circles

15 January 7-8.30pm

11 February 2 - 3.30pm

11 March 7-8.30pm

Weekly meetings

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

11, 18, 25 January, 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 February, 07, 14, 21, 28 March 2023

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 are Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli and Yoli Maya Yeh. They may be joined by experienced mentor groups facilitators.

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

Nirlipta Tuli

Yoli May Yeh


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

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