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Yoga Nidra is a practice which can be widely applied in the modern world to improve the quality and happiness of human life.

Yoga Nidra can be defined as a state of conscious deep sleep. It is both the name of a specific practice and a state of being.

Yoga Nidra is a state of mind in between wakefulness and dream. Normally when we sleep, we loose track of our self and cannot utilize this capacity of mind. Yoga Nidra enables the person to be conscious in this state and nurture the seed of great will power, inspire the higher self, and enjoy the vitality of life.

Yoga Nidra restructures and transforms our whole personality form within. With every session of yoga nidra we are actually burning our old Samskaras, habits and tendencies in order to be born anew.

In Yoga Nidra, sowing of seeds of change is found in Sankalpa, which you make for yourself during each practice. Sankalpa can be translated as resolve or resolution. It is the most powerful method for reshaping your personality.

Yoga Nidra Level 1

This 2 day retreat begin at 8 am on the day 1 and end at 5 pm next day. With philosophy and practice sessions through out the day, there are breaks for 3 meals and one hour discussion.

Level 1 

DAY 1 – CHECK-IN
8 am   Check-in
9:30 am Welcome and Introduction Talk
10:15 -11:00am  Teaching Session 1
11-15-12:00 pm  Teaching Session 2
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1.15 -1.45 pm Digestive Breathing
2:00-3:00 pm Teaching Session 4
3:15-4:00 pm  Teaching Session 5
4:00-4:30 pm  Tea Break
4:30-6:00 pm   Teaching Session 6
6:15-7:00 pm  Teaching Session 7
7:00-8:00 pm
Dinner
8:00-9:00 pm  Satsang
Day 2
5:30 am    Wake up
6:15-7:00 am  Teaching Session 1
7:15-8:00 am  Teaching Session 2
8:00-8:45 am  Breakfast
8:45-9:30 am Teaching Session 3
9:45-10:30 am  Teaching Session 4
10:45s-12:00     Teaching Session 4
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch
1.15 -1.45 pm Digestive Breathing
2:00-3:00 pm Teaching Session 6
10:15 -11:00am  Teaching Session 1
11-15-12:00 pm  Teaching Session 2
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1.15 -1.45 pm Digestive Breathing
2:00-3:00 pm   Teaching Session 6
3:00-4:00pm  Teaching Session 7
4:00-5:00 pm  What comes next, Advice for further study/practice
and Feedback session.
5:00 pm Check out

(Please note: all phenomena are impermanent – the exact schedule may vary slightly from course to course)

Yoga Nidra Level 2

This 5 day retreat begin at 1 pm on the day 1 and end at 3 pm on day 5. The days in between begin with a wakeup bell at 5:30 am and the last session of the day ends around 9 pm. With theory and practice sessions throughout the day, there are breaks for 3 meals and one hour discussion.

 

Level 2

DAY 1 – CHECK-IN
1:00pm Check-in
2:15 – 3:15pm Welcome and Introduction Talk
3:30 – 4:30pm Teaching Session 1
4:45 – 5:45pm Teaching Session 2
6pm – 7:00pm Teaching Session 3
7pm – 8:00pm Dinner
8:15pm – 9:00pm Satsang
 COURSE DAYS
1:00pm Check-in
5:30am Wake up
6:30 – 7:30 am Teaching Session 1
7:30am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 Teaching Session 2
9:30 – 9:45am Break
9:45 – 10:45am Teaching Session 3
11:00- 12:00pm Teaching Session 4
12 pm2:00 – 3:00pm LunchTeaching Session 5
3:00 – 3:30pm Tea Break
3:30 – 4:30pm Teaching Session 6
4:45 – 5:15pm Break
5:15 – 6:00pm Guided Meditation
6:00pm Dinner
7:30 – 8:15pm Guided Meditation
LAST DAY – CHECKOUT
6:45 – 7:30am Guided Meditation
7:30am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45am What comes next? Talk
10:00 am Advice for further study/practiceand Feedback session
12:00 – 1:00pm Picnic Lunch
1:00 – 3:00pm Check-out

 

(Please note: all phenomena are impermanent – the exact schedule may vary slightly from course to course)

 

 

Preparing for the Retreat

In order to keep the atmosphere conducive to inner reflection and spiritual pursuit and to minimise distractions during the retreat, students on our residential retreats are asked to abide by our basic code of discipline listed below.

  • Silence is kept throughout the retreat, however during teaching sessions questions are welcomed and there will be a one hour discussion group on most days.
  • We may experience a lot of ups and downs during the retreat. Therefore, please be gentle in your behaviour and sensitive to fellow retreat participants and staff.
  • We have to keep an open mind. Many of the ideas presented may be new and different from one’s own beliefs, and we should be prepared to analyse and contemplate not only the teachings, but also our own beliefs.
  • We have to adjust to the schedule: all participants must attend all sessions of the retreat, come to sessions on time and not leave during the retreat.

 

Guidelines for Behaviour

  • Do not point your feet towards the teachers, the altar or any holy object.
  • Do not put prayer books, texts, or notebooks with on the floor, or sit or step over them.
  • No idle chit-chat in the lecture hall.
  • Respect all life: do not intentionally kill any living being, even small insects.
  • Respect others’ property: do not steal or take anything not freely given.
  • Be honest and straightforward: do not lie or intentionally deceive others. This is easy when observing silence!
  • Be celibate: no sexual activity. This also includes no holding hands, hugging, massages and other physical displays of affection.
  • Be alert and mindful: avoid intoxicants such as alcohol, drugs and cigarettes (we encourage you to stop smoking while here).
  • Be considerate of others’ silence: keep silence in the appropriate areas and at all times during residential retreats, especially in the lecture hall and the residential complex. No singing or playing music and in general, maintain a quiet demeanor while on the property.
  • Dress respectfully (please no shorts above the knee, tank-top shirts or tight and revealing clothing)

 

What to Bring:

  • A photocopy of your passport and current Indian visa for check-in (non-Indian citizens only).
  • Personal toiletries, towel, torch/flashlight, watch/clock (you cannot use your mobile phone for this, or as an alarm), refillable water bottle.

Registration

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Certificate of participation will be given to each participant.