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Arizona's Original Professional-Level Yoga Nidra Certification Course
NEW! Attend in-person or online

Course starts Friday, May 3rd
Empower the World—Starting with Yourself

Neuroscientists have shown:

Only 5% of our brain's activity occurs at the level of consciousness.

This means nearly all of your decisions, actions, beliefs, and emotions are driven by a part of your brain that lives outside of your control. Until now.

The Adaptive Unconscious: this is what neuroscientists call this inaccessible part of the brain. And sadly, for most of us, our lives have become victims of its hidden, sabotaging influence.

It's a problem that can cause us to needlessly suffer from physical, mental, and emotional dis-ease, it can damage our relationships and deplete our well-being, and can dramatically limit our potential in virtually every aspect of life. Things like...

👉  Perpetuating the effects from trauma or loss...
👉  Keeping us trapped in harmful habits or addiction...
👉  Damaging our most cherished relationships...
👉  Hampering healing from physical illness or injury...
👉  Obstructing our true potential for success and abundance...

And so much more.

This is why Yoga Nidra is such a powerfully transformative force.

Best known as a type of meditation, Yoga Nidra would be better described as a modular transformational modality; one that is scientifically-proven to make meaningful and lasting changes in the Adaptive Unconscious—as well as in other maladaptive mental patterns harmfully affecting our perspectives and behaviors.

Best of all, it can be used effectively with people from all walks of life regardless of physical ability or religious or cultural background.
This training has completely changed how I work with my therapy clients!

So much of what I learned meshed perfectly with my work with CBT and DBT! I feel like I have a whole new set of tools to help my clients with.

- Jessica O.
Marriage & Family Therapist
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How Yoga Nidra Works...

Yoga Nidra is a multifaceted modality that can be employed to help us recognize, release, and replace sabotaging mental patterns that negatively impact our health, relationships, and success in life.


Central to the Yoga Nidra process is the creation of progressively slower brain-wave states, something called Transient Hypofrontality, to nourish the nervous system and make the brain more receptive to repatterning.

Yoga Nidra uses this state as an opportunity to dispense a customized array of somatic and cognitive techniques designed to neutralize the underlying causes and conditions of whatever dis-ease or imbalance is being remedied.

It is a non-invasive, non-sectarian protocol that has been proven effective in helping to resolve a wide range of challenges including...


Somatic relaxation
Conscious breathwork


Cognitive reframing

Strategic Intention


Reflective receptivity

Intentional communion

Curative mantra

Directed attention
Positive affirmation

Custom visualization

Yoga nidra derives much of its power from the wide range of healing techniques it employs in various combinations including...

  • Chronic stress and anxiety

  • Sabotaging habits & behaviors

  • Limiting beliefs and perspectives

  • Clarity & life purpose

  • Post-traumatic Stress

  • Binge eating & eating disorders

  • Addictions & compulsions

  • Confidence and self-image issues

and many more...

Click here for more on using Yoga Nidra in clinical settings

Eric and this Yoga Nidra training have given me my life back!

When I got back from Iraq, I could barely leave my house. In a matter of days, I was able to interact with people and feel safe in public!

- Jesse A.
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
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What Makes Yoga Pura Different?
Yoga Pura's Yoga Nidra Instructor Certification is a professional-level program that will arm you to put this powerful modality to work in your own life—while making you a masterful teacher readt to serve others in a way few others can.

That's because, our Certification Program moves far beyond the mere teaching of Yoga Nidra to include an in-depth study of human neurology, yogic psychology, the mechanics of dis-ease—from both the Western and Eastern perspectives.

Developed and led by renowned yoga educator, Yogacharya Eric Walrabenstein, the program has been created as a result of working with thousands of students over more than three decades.  Just some of what makes our course unique...
Rigorously Scientific Approach
You'll be learning a process that is rooted in cutting-edge therapeutic developments and the latest corroborative research-based data to master the delivery of Yoga Nidra for a multitude of conditions.
Authentic Spiritual Roots
Our science-based process, honors and embraces its spiritual roots and will teach you to employ powerful sacred practices to affect lasting change in body, mind, and spirit.
Modularized System
You'll get done-for you Yoga Nidra sessions plus a modularized system you can use to easily create custom Yoga Nidra sessions for anyone regardless of age, physical limitations or belief system.
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Trauma-informed Process
You'll be mastering an approach that honors the deep and long-lasting effects of trauma enabling you to deliver profound healing to those most in need.
Because of the comprehensive nature of this course, no previous experience is required.

Eric's Yoga Nidra certification has completely transformed my work with veterans at the VA! I can't recommend it highly enough.

This Yoga Nidra training has allowed me to quite literally save lives at the V.A.
- Frank G.
VA Peer Counselor

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 Join us in-person or online from home! 
Our goal is to help you change lives with Yoga Nidra—yours or those around you—no matter where you live in the world. That's why this year, we'll be broadcasting the training LIVE via Zoom to our students around the globe.

But don't worry, you won't be just watching some webcam feed. We'll be doing everything we can to make sure you're fully involved and get everything you need to start changing lives, including...
💎 Fully integrated broadcast - We've invested in special cameras, video switchers, and microphones so you'll feel like you have a front-row seat to all the instruction including slides and handouts.

💎 Monitored Zoom chat - Our senior teachers will be with you on the Zoom chat asking your questions in class on your behalf so you're able to participate fully.

💎 Special online-only sessions - After each session, we'll hold a special Q&A for our online students to make sure you have everything you need.

💎 Advanced FedEx delivery - Your Yoga Nidra Instructor Manual, Modular Yoga Nidra Card Deck, Yoga Nidra Scripts, and everything for your success will be sent to your door before our first session.

💎 Recorded replays - Of course, all sessions will be recorded and posted online for you in case you're not able to attend every session live.
What you will be able to do with Certification?
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This program will certify you to...

Facilitate Yoga Nidra Sessions with 1:1 Clients & Groups in-person and online including...
Delivering customized healing sessions
Integrating Yoga Nidra with other modalities
Facilitating corporate wellness programs
Teaching workshops and events
Hosting Yoga Nidra retreats

and more...

Who Yoga Nidra Training is for...
Yoga & Meditation
Bring deeper levels of healing and greater spiritual transformation into your students lives with yoga's most sacred wisdom.
Yoga & Meditation
Awaken to the spiritual dimension of yoga and invite more peace and wholeness into your body, mind, and soul.
Mental Health
Counselors, therapists, and psychologists: use Yoga Nidra to powerfully enhance your existing treatment protocols.
Wellness & Performance Coaches
Deliver powerful insights into your clients' challenges using the perspectives and practices handed down by the ancient masters.
Your Training Schedule
Intensive #1
Friday - Saturday
May 3 - 4
Intensive #2
Friday - Saturday
May 17 - 18
Intensive #3
Friday - Saturday
May 31 - June 1

Hours: Friday: 6:00pm-9:00pm;

Saturday: 10:30am-5:30pm

Hours: Friday: 6:00pm-9:00pm;

Saturday: 10:30am-5:30pm

Hours: Friday: 6:00pm-9:00pm;

Saturday: 10:30am-5:30pm

All times are U.S. Pacific time

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With the tools Yoga Nidra training has given me, everything changed! I used to teach yoga, but now I feel like I'm truly changing lives.

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- Claire B.
Yoga & Meditation Teacher

I've struggled forever with childhood trauma. This course has helped me finally feel like I'm healing. I can't wait to bring what I learned to others!

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- Joy B.
Real Estate Agent.


Yoga Pura's Yoga Nidra training exceeded my expectations by far. It's helped me to grow both personally and professionally as a therapist.

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- Pat H.
Clinical Psychologist
Your transformative journey includes:

Five days of instruction and practice - live in-person or online to give you first-hand experience with the tools and techniques of this ancient science.

Comprehensive Yoga Nidra Instructor Manual - will arm you with everything you need to know to start changing lives with Yoga Nidra.

Our Collection of
done-for-you Yoga Nidra scripts - to help you get started transforming lives right away—whether for yourself, your family, or your students.

Certification as a Yoga Nidra Instructor- receive full certification upon completion of all certification requirements*

30 Yoga Alliance CEUs


Revolutionary Modular Yoga Nidra Card Deck to make creati
ng customized sessions simple and effective. [$149 VALUE]

Four weeks of individualized coaching & assistance to help you refine your technique and serve your first new students. [$499 VALUE]

Are you ready to make your mark in the world?
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Tuition $1,495
*In-person attendance extremely limited

Tuition includes all instruction, materials, and fees.

In-person Attendance*

One word: Wow! Yoga Pura's Yoga Nidra certification was a life-transforming experience TRULY beyond what I thought possible...and loads of fun too!

- Bill D.
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After years of doctors and therapists, I was convinced that nothing could help my chronic pain. Eric's Yoga Nidra was the key to me living pain free—without the meds!

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- Joyce P.
Certification Process

Yoga Pura's Yoga Nidra Instructor Certification will provide you with everything you need to successfully lead customized Yoga Nidra sessions in group and individual settings.

Certification will be provided to those who complete all certification requirements.


- Attendance of all instructional sessions

- Completion of all home-based practice assignments

- Submission of three recorded live Yoga Nidra sessions

- Satisfactory completion of written exam

Your Teacher
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Eric Walrabenstein is an ordained Yogacharya, best-selling author, and one of the most sought-after authorities on the application of yogic technology for self-healing and empowerment in the nation.

As a master educator in the fields of yoga and mind/body health, Eric's work focuses on making the ancient power of yoga practical for use in solving some of the most urgent personal, spiritual, and mental health challenges of our age.
In addition to his work training Yoga Nidra teachers, Eric is the founder of Yoga Pura, one of Arizona's premiere yoga training centers, the creator of the BOOTSTRAP Stress-management System for the U.S. Military, and is the Founding Director of the online BrightLife Yoga Collective.

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