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Yoga Nidra - The Art & Science of Awakened Sleep
Nov 12, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021

This 6-week course, suitable for practitioners and teachers alike, will give you a thorough, systematic and experiential introduction to the practice of Yoga Nidra.

Translated as 'yogic sleep', Yoga Nidra is a practice of deep, meditative rest or conscious sleep, which helps connect us to the deeper levels of our being. The many possible health benefits include improved sleep, reduced stress and anxiety and the possibility of forming new more positive habits and a feeling of balance and focus.

This course will give an introduction to the various styles and traditions of Yoga Nidra, providing an understanding of the theory and science behind the technique, including benefits of practice, the philosophical background and context within yogic texts.

When we come to this practice we are given permission to step out of the modes of 'doing' and drop back into a state of 'being'. In this state, nothing is required of you, apart from to remain awake and aware. The practitioner is guided through various stages or experiences, or simply guided into the present moment, whilst they remain in a comfortable position of their choice, usually lying down on the floor covered with a blanket and with other props to support a feeling of ease in the physical body.

Each week there will be a complete practice of between 20 and 60 minutes, exploring a different theme, or style.

As the course is offered also as an online option, the practice recordings from each session will be shared with participants (as an audio file) for them to keep for their own future practice. Please send us an email at the time of booking to let us know whether you would like to attend the course in-person (limited spaces) or online.

Join Jo Darking into a deep dive into the possibilities of this transformative and healing practice. With over 20 years of yoga nidra practice and 10 years of teaching it, Jo is passionate and skilled in guiding people into this sacred space, in a clear, safe and empowering way.

Please note, out of our ongoing commitment to provide quality learning and experiences to all who seek it, we are offering this course at 4 levels of payment, according to financial ability and need:

Sponsor £150 / Standard £120 / Support £72 / Soldarity £30

By paying the Sponsor rate you are providing subsidy for someone in financial need who would otherwise be unable to attend. The Standard rate is for those in a position to pay the full price of the course. The Support rate is for those who usually receive concession prices (full-time students, low income). The Solidarity rate is for those would be otherwise unable to attend for financial reasons - we invite anyone in this position to contact us (

Nov 12, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021
6:00 - 7:15pm