yoga nidra ireland

Yoga Nidra Course Ireland

Yoga Nidra is an ancient yogic technique for deep relaxation. It is called the yogic sleep as the practitioner enters deep states of awareness and restores energy quickly.

Yoga Nidra is practiced in Shavasana, the corpse pose. First the body will relax in a seuqenced manner. The mind calms down and you move deep into your inner self. In the states of Yoga Nidra you can with awareness create different brain wave frequencies and enter your subconscious mind.

Old behaviour patterns and trauma can be released in those states and unconscious beliefs and traits reveal to the practitioner.

At the Yoga Nidra course in Ireland we will guide you step by step through the traditonal art of Yoga Nidra. Your practice will be supported by teachings of Pranayama, breathing execises to revive and restore life enery in the body, cleansing execises which will help you remove toxins from all body tissues and rejuvenate as well as restorative Asana practices.

You also will have guided meditation and enough time to ask any questions of the experienced teachers.

A Woman practicing Nadi Shodham during her Pranayama teacher training
A girl doing breathing practice during Pranayama course in Himalayas

What is Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is an ancient yogic technique. It is called the sleep of the Yogis. Consciously you relax your body in a sequenced manner and enter your subconscious mind. Differnet brain wave patterns are generated that cause various physiological processes. It brings deep healing to body and mind.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra Course

The practice of Yoga Nidra helps the practitioner to relax deeply without losing the wareness. You enter your subconscious mind and can release old trauma and stored up stress. Regenerative genetic programs are activated and after a short session of Yoga Nidra you feel revitalized, just as you would after a long period of deep sleep.

Yoga Nidra practice helps to see behavioural patterns that hinder us from living to our full potential. It frees the mind from negative thinking and reduces the stress hormone levels in our blood. Self-healing processes are activated and your body rejuvenates quickly.

Highlights of Yoga Nidra course Ireland

  • Guided Yoga Nidra practice
  • Scientific understanding of Yoga Nidra practice
  • Stunning Healthy peaceful Location along the dingle wild Atlantic way
  • Profound teaching
  • Benefits of Yoga Nidra
  • Guided meditation
  • Rejuvenating Asanas
  • Detoxification with yogic techniques
  • Enhanced self-healing capacities
  • Deep understanding of Yoga Nidra
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • Opportunities for sight-seeing, swimming, hiking and surfing along the beautiful wild Atlantic way
  • Personal assistance

Daily Schedule during your Yoga Nidra Course

Friday July 3rd

  • 04:00pm -Meet and Greet
  • 05:00pm-Opening Ceremony
  • 05:30-Evening Hatha
  • 06:30-Introduction to Yoga Nidra, theory and practice
  • 07:30-Dinner

Saturday July 4th to Monday 6th

  • 07:00 Morning Hatha
  • 08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:30 Guided Relaxation / Yoga Nidra Practical Session I
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 The layers of the mind/Yoga Nidra lecture*
  • 11:30 Yoga Nidra Practical Session II
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Break/ free time
  • 15:45 Rejuvenate / Restorative Yoga
  • 17:00 Yoga Nidra Practical and Discussion Session III
  • 17:30 Guided Meditation
  • 18:00 Dinner

Tuesday 7th July

  • 07:00 Morning Hatha
  • 08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:30 Guided Relaxation / Yoga Nidra Practical Session
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Yoga Nidra open discussion and Q&A session
  • 11:30 Yoga Nidra Final Practical Session
  • 12:30 Lunch

*Yoga Nidra lectures will incorporate the philosophy, neuroscience and study of the mind with regard to Yoga Nidra. 

Opportunities will be available throughout the course to discuss and share ideas, thoughts and related issues of interest, with both Elli and Mary.   

The schedule might be subject to change.


The course will take place at the beautiful wild Atlantic way. Thee Mount Brandon Hostel, Cloghane, Ireland invites you to a pleasant quiet stay with heartwarming food and all the anemities you can imagine. The tranquil and healthy environment refreshes your being and helps you to dive into the vast science of the  mind and deep relaxation and healing.


Course Fee

Shared Room €645

Private Room €685

Yoga Nidra, Ireland
3.7.2020 – 7.7.2020

The fee includes all tuition, certificate of Yoga Nidra course completion from VYA and accommodation and all meals for the duration of the course. You will be served 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day, with fresh artisam breads and  locally sourced organic ingredients. Fresh water and tea available throughout the course.


  • The advance payment is done via PayPal or Bank Transfer.
  • 20% of the total amount is required to be transferred as a registration fee.
  • You can pay the remaining amount on arrival or transfer the complete amount in advance as you wish. The payment can be made via cash, debit, credit or transfer.
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What will you learn in Yoga Nidra Course Ireland

  • Learn to relax your body step by step
  • Remain aware while you enter sleeping states
  • Refresh your body with restorative Yoga
  • Detox with yogic practices
  • Understand the science behind the yogic techniques
  • Learn Yoga Nidra in the right manner
  • Principles and guidelines of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra benefits
  • Benefits of breathing techniques
  • How to prepare for Yoga Nidra practices
A woman practicing Pranayama in Himalayas

Yoga Nidra for beginners

In Yoga Nidra there are several basic techniques that are applied in the beginning of the practice. Nowadays all sorts of relaxations are refferd to as Yoga Nidra, yet that is not the case. Yoga Nidra is a science, that needs to be understood and practiced with discipline. With the right guidance you will learn how to guide yourself and later on others into the depths of the unconscious mind.

To complete the practice we will also teach

  • Makarasana
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Breath work in Shavasana
  • Breath awareness
  • Short version of quick conscious rest
  • Conscoius relaxation
  • Point to point relaxation

Who can join Yoga Nidra course?

Yoga Nidra is accesable for everybody in every stae. No matter if you are experienced in mental work or just starting to find the benefits of relaxation, this course is right for you. We start from the very beginning and guide you into deeper levels. This course aims to help the student to relax body and mind alike and enter deep states of awareness. Yoga Nidra is also a key practice for taking your Sadhana to the next level.

Preparation for Yoga Nidra Course

There is no need to prepare for the course as we will start from the beginning. Yet, we store a lot of environmental toxins in our bodies. To allow the energy to flow freely we will apply cleansing techniques as well in the course. If you want to prepare in advance you can implement a sound biorhythm and take clean vegetarian foods. Here is a list of things to avoid in order to help your system:

– Soda drinks
– Fluoridised foods
– Processed foods
– Alcohol
– Smoking
– Coffee/tea
– Processed sugar

Yoga Nidra course certification

After completing the course our students receive a Yoga Nidra certification from Vedic Yoga Academy. 

Teachers at the Yoga Nidra Course Ireland

Elli Ji

With an extensive education in human biology, biology and brain research Elli combines the findings of modern science with the deep wisdom of ancient yogic techniques. The combination of spirituality and science mirrors the balance inside every individual and addresses our male and female aspects. From personal experience Elli teaches about the healing and transformative effects of Vedic techniques and she can guide you to your own spiritual and personal growth. As a Yoga teacher and teacher in meditation and Yoga Nidra, she understands how to guide the aspirant into deeper states of consciousness. With her Master of Science and insights in TCM and Ayurveda she can understand the individual background and advise accordingly.
Feel free to read more about Yoga Nidra from Elli:

Mary McMullen

Mary trained as a secondary school teacher and completed a Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Wellbeing. She has spent her thirty-year career, in mainstream education and her community, promoting a holistic and inclusive approach to health and wellbeing. She has incorporated a wide range of evidence-based approaches to wellness developing and fine-tuning her own unique take on embodied experiential movement and learning. This passion for integrated movement led her to focus on deepening her knowledge and practice of Yoga. She travelled to India, Indonesia and Nepal, to broaden her understanding of ancient Yogic practices. In Nepal she studied for and received her Yoga teacher certification from Vedic Yoga Academy. Mary’s intention, through her practice and teaching of Yoga, is to share the traditional Yogic techniques, to inspire and to take you on a transformational journey of self-inquiry, self-discovery and inner peace. Feel free to take a more detailed look at her work at


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