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Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

  • Air Yoga 10 Fabrikstrasse Zürich, ZH, 8005 Switzerland (map)


This 24-hour training course is designed for yoga and meditation teachers, therapists and health care professionals who would like to be introduced to a technique of yoga nidra as well as physiology of the practice and methodology of leading the sessions.


This programme of this yoga nidra course has been designed for yoga and meditation teachers, therapists, counselors, health professionals, and everyone interested in guiding others to relax and heal.


Yoga Nidra means conscious yogic sleep that promotes extreme relaxation and healing. This practice helps to minimize tension, inspire creativity, relax the body and mind, promote physical and emotional recovery as well as instil a feeling of deep harmony and peace within.

Scientific research states that a 30-minute practice of yoga nidra can equal 4 hours of deep sleep in its restorative effect on the nervous system. It is also an excellent tool to speed up recovery and is very helpful in coping with stress.

The practice of yoga nidra has been researched for decades and has been scientifically proven to have a significant effect on improving health of regular practitioners as well as subjects prone to cardiovascular diseases, tumours, stress related disorders and burnout. 

Understanding the deeper aspects of this technique will help you develop confidence as you begin to use it. Rather than just following a formula without understanding, you will know the purpose behind each element of the practice. This knowledge makes yoga nidra a transformative tool giving you many options in its application and making it possible to offer a gift of divine deep relaxation to others.


The course is led by Elena Mironov, the founder of Sparkling Yoga Retreats. Elena is a psychologist and has been working with yoga nidra for over 10 years, both teaching the yoga nidra classes and educating teachers in yoga nidra as a part of their advanced yoga teacher training. Read more about Elena here. 



  • Promotes better sleep and helps with insomnia 

  • Decreases anxiety, stress and pain

  • Improves memory, focus and concentration

  • Promotes healing on a cellular level

  • Promotes self-realisation

  • Strengthens immune system

  • Balances emotions

  • Offers deep relaxation and rest, making you feel calm and at ease

  • Stimulates creativity


In this training, you will learn about the mechanisms of how this practice affects the mind and the body as it enhances healing and relaxation and how to guide others into a state of blissful relaxation.

Some elements of this training include:

  • Fundamentals and origins of yoga nidra

  • Sankalpa: the meaning of resolution and how to apply it in the session

  • Nyasa: detailed systematic technique to connect body and mind

  • Brain processes during yoga nidra practice: understanding the mechanisms

  • Setting space for the practice: practical aspects

  • Cultivating your yoga nidra voice

  • Structure of the practice and how to design it for others

  • How to deepen the practice for your own inner transformation

For more information and to register your interest, please email