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Yoga Nidra is the hallmark of Satyananda Bihar School of Yoga and the most popular and enjoyable relaxation meditation, Yoga Nidra Teachers Training is a rare course and an ideal opportunity to learn how to teach it well from Swami Yogaratna, who has over 30 years experience in teaching Yoga Nidra. It is for those who love Yoga Nidra and would like to share this gift with others. Those who complete the course and all assignments successfully will receive a Certificate accredited with YOGA ALLIANCE UK. We are not a resort, we are not a guest house, we are an ashram living simply on an organic farm with a Play School. Our ashram holds an open, loving atmosphere of diverse individuals who function much like a spiritual family. We eat, chant, meditate, sing, learn, work, and play together.


Gain a deeper experience and understanding of Yoga Nidra, learn how to use your voice, give a course, and plan and make your own Yoga Nidra CD. For experienced practitioners of 2+ years who desire to deepen their practice and teach to others.

200 hrs – 4 weeks. Yoga Nidra Teachers Training:

– Yoga Nidra Foundation

– Yoga Nidra Self Practice

– Advanced Yoga Nidra

– Yoga Nidra – How to teach

– Research and study and quiz

Student’s Assignment:

– Practice teaching sections

– Write a full Yoga Nidra transcript

– Teach different forms of Yoga Nidra

– Make a CD / Recording for your students to practice

– Prepare and give a talk on theoretical aspects of Yoga Nidra

Recommended for balanced sadhana

– Asana, Pranayama, Meditation (sitting)

– Mantra Chanting, Satsang and Kirtan

– Karma Yoga (1 hour per day required)

 Sample Daily Schedule

 5:45 am: Rise and Shine Bell

6:00 am: Chanting

6:30 am: – Asana, Pranayama, Meditation (sitting)

8:00 am: Cleaning duties (Karma yoga)

8:30 am: Breakfast & Clear up

9:00 am: Karma Yoga

10:00 am: Assignments

11:00 am: Yoga Nidra Theory Class

1:00 pm: Lunch, Clear up, Rest

2:30 pm: Yoga Nidra Practice

4:00 pm: Personal Sadhana / Assignments / Freetime

7:00 pm: Dinner & Clear up

7:45 pm: Bell – prepare for chanting

8:00 pm: Satsang/Chanting/Meditation

9:00 pm: Personal practice/ Sweet dreams

Recommended Text

For this training, you are recommended to read “Yoga Nidra” and “A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Practices of Yoga and Kriya“. These two books are available in the ashram and Gokarna at an additional cost.


Those who complete the course and all assignments successfully will receive a certificate accredited with Yoga Alliance UK.

Please note that this is a spiritual center, so silence is required starting after evening chanting until after breakfast the next day. This facilitates cutting off from external simulation so that we can know ourselves on a deeper level. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco and non-vegetarian food are strictly prohibited in, or near, the ashram. We do have several cats who live in the ashram, so if you are very allergic to cats, this may not be the best place for you! Additionally, we humbly ask that all guests be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their own rooms, and help to clean up the table and dishes after mealtimes.

Instructor Biography

Swami Yogaratna Saraswati was trained as a sannyasin disciple of the Bihar School of Yoga, which was founded by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, direct disciple of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh. With over 30 years experience in yoga meditation, Swami Yogaratna has given yoga programs all over South India and overseas. She is particularly appreciated for her talent in leading Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep) and other Meditations from the Tantras, yoga therapy, yoga for children, the higher techniques of Chakra Sadhana, Kundalini Yoga and many others including satsangs (talks) and kirtan (group singing).

What is included 

– 200-hours yoga teacher training course

– Course material

– 29 nights accommodation

– 3 daily vegetarian meals and tea and coffee

– Filtered water 24 hours

– Every Saturday Havan (sacred fire ceremony)

– Weekly Sunrise meditation

– Weekly Sunset meditation at Ram temple

– Every Saturday swimming

– Certificate accredited with Yoga Alliance UK certification on successful completion of the assignments

 What is not included

 – Airfare

– Transport to and from the airport

– Personal expenses

– Internet (WIFI), washing machine, bicycles, and hot water for showering are available at an extra cost.

– Text books (1. Yoga Nidra, 2. A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric practices of Yoga and Kriya. Both books are recommended text and are available in the ashram and Gokarna)


 This training will take place in Karnataka, India. Shankar Prasad foundation is located in the village of Bankikodla, which is only five kilometers from the ancient temple town of Gokarna. There are scores of temples to explore, gorgeous beaches to laze on, markets to prowl, and weekly festivities to enjoy in Gokarna.


 Twin shared room with attached bathroom: Rooms in heritage buildings, surrounded by beautiful gardens and ashram organic farm. Have twin beds, attached bathroom with toilet and shower. Bed sheets and pillows are provided.

Dormitory with shared bathroom: The dormitories are in the century-old heritage house.  They sleep between 2 and 5 people. They are equipped with sleeping pads. Clean toilets and bathrooms are shared. Bed sheets and pillows provided.


You will be served with three square vegetarian meals per day, plus tea or coffee. Meals are home-made by wonderful cook, who makes traditional, local-style food, wholesome, and colorful. Shankar Prasad grow their own rice and many of their own vegetables on a fully organic farm, and sometimes cook lunch from morning harvest. What is not grown on the land is bought from local organic farmers in the village and neighboring town.

 How to get there

Arrival by airplane: Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). You can then get a train from Thivim in Goa, or taxi which Shankar Prasad can send to pick you up.

Arrival by train: From Kerala or Mumbai, you can get any train traveling on the Konkan coastal railway, stopping at Gokarna Road, Ankola, Kumta, or Honnavar.

 Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Price

If sleeping in dormitory with shared bathroom: 67 850 INR
If sleeping in twin shared room with attached bathroom: 77 050 INR

Booking/Cancellation Policy

 A reservation requires a deposit of 10 000 INR

The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled

The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.