Advanced Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, 1 February - 30 June, Cape Town


Hosted by Hridaya School of Yoga

Cost: R 24 000.00. Cost includes tuition, course material, experiential teaching, feedback & graduation certificate.

Early Bird R 21600 before 10 January 2020

Monthly payment options available

This Teacher Training is designed to take the student on a journey to discover the sacred science of breath, mind and consciousness. 

The student will learn step by step how to facilitate a comprehensive Yoga Nidra class, retreat or workshop.

This Yoga Nidra Teacher Training programme follows the guidelines of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. 

You cover the therapeutic aspects of Yoga Nidra through the perspective of Ayurveda, which includes the gunas. Especially important is Sattva guna, the quality of balance, peace and harmony. There is a strong emphasis on students cultivating this quality of Sattva in daily meditation and practices that lead to stillness and silence of the mind, which lead to relaxation and tranquility, thus Yoga Nidra can be seen to be a practice of pratyahara, withdrawal of the senses. This training teaches mindfulness, meditation and the Art of Being in the present moment. 


Hridaya School of Yoga is a registered Yoga School with The Yoga Teachers Fellowship of Southern Africa. 


Upon successful completion of all coursework, all written and practical assignments, the student will be awared a certificate from Hridaya School of Yoga, certifying in "the instruction and practice at 300 learning hours, qualified to teach and facilitate Yoga Nidra", 

"Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator."

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to create and design Yoga Nidra classes for a wide variety of settings

  • Learn how to include asana, pranayama, and mantra in a Yoga Nidra class

  • Understand the history and philosophy and why we practice Yoga Nidra

  • Learn how to guide students in Yoga Nidra meditations

  • Learn how to develop intuitive awareness as a teacher

  • Learn how to work with clients experiencing PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression etc 

  • Understand Yogic texts on Yoga Nidra

  • Understand why a sattvic state of mind is required for the state of consciousness known as Yoga Nidra and how to develop a sattvic state of mind

  • Learn to use the mental constitution chart provided in the manual to determine the mental constitution of your students, and learn how to help them move toward a sattvic mind

  • Guide students in relaxation techniques required for Yoga Nidra

  • Learn how to write a script for specific conditions

  • Learn how the term Yoga Nidra is used in ancient texts on Yoga, such as ''abiding in the Self'' or ''Self-realization'', the ultimate goal of the Yogin

  • Learn how to teach correct savasana according to BKS Iyengar

  • Learn the Yoga Nidra techniques of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition

  • Learn how Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness


About Your Host - Hridaya School of Yoga

Hridaya School of Yoga focuses on bringing the authentic teaching of Yoga to the local and international community. Their school was founded and created by Bettina and Pamela-Francis Stuetz, a mother and daughter team, sharing a vision of spreading the light of Yoga.

Hridaya School of Yoga offer a wide variety of distance learning through our online trainings and online courses, aimed at spreading awareness of the science of Yoga. It is their mission to transmit these teachings with sincerity, humility, authenticity and generosity of spirit. Hridaya School of Yoga is a Yoga Studio based in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. Their trainings are certified through Hridaya School of Yoga and internationally accredited with the Yoga Teachers Fellowship of South Africa, the YTF (Yoga Teachers Fellowship of South Africa) is a registered NPO founded by Kaviraj Yogi Mani Finger, creator of the ISHTA system of Yoga.