6 Weekends Online starting April 9th
In Sanskrit, the word nidra translates to “sleep”. In this training, you will learn how to coax the body into sleep, while the mind grows more and more awake. In doing so you bring your brain into the hypnagogic state between being asleep and being awake, where you have greater access to alpha and theta brain waves and ultimately, the subconscious and unconscious mind. It is in this place that you are better able to rewire thought patterns, pull out old belief systems from the root, amplify the power of manifestation, and deeply relax.
The curriculum consists of lectures on the ancient philosophy behind the technique, the latest research in neuroscience to support it, a deep dive into understanding your own experience within the practice and how to successfully guide others through it. (Scroll down for more info curriculum material + schedule).
All live lectures will be taught via Zoom with the replays available in our private Facebook Community. It’s in this community that you can connect with other trainees, ask questions and get unlimited support during our time together.
This training is for you if…
…you are fascinated with the subconscious mind and want to learn how to effectively deprogram and reprogram it.
….you are a teacher, coach, therapist, or health care practitioner looking to offer your community a new arsenal of mindfulness tools.
…you struggle with a seated meditation practice and are looking for an alternative that is just as powerful.
…you have absolutely no interest in teaching at all, but (not so) selfishly just want to learn more about this technique for your own practice and healing.
Alex Nashton is endlessly inspired by the human brain’s ability to change itself. She believes that mindfulness practices are the best way to unravel the patterns of body and mind that keep us stuck in cycles of thought, negativity, and unnecessary pain. Her goal is to demystify the abstract and ethereal parts of this practice to make it relevant for you. Alex has studied extensively in the Ishta Yoga lineage and has taught in New York City, Los Angeles, and internationally. She is currently studying Neuroscience at UCLA to further support you unplugging from patterns of the past and create more joy.
6 types of Nidra
AUM symbol meaning
Vikalpa & Sankalpa
Traditional vs. Alternative Rotations
The Science of Sleep + Dreams
Brain Wave Development
States of Consciousness
Accessing the Sub/Unconscious Mind
Nidra for Anxiety, Depression & PTSD
Benefits of Yoga Nidra
Teacher Ethics + Transmission
The 8 Key Steps of the Practice
Effective Script Writing
Business Coach, Human Sparkler
Alex is unlike any other yoga and meditation teacher I’ve come across in all of my travels over 12 years taking classes across the world.
The way she mixes science and spirituality to create a synergy of groundedness and enlightenment is one of the reasons I’m so drawn to her teaching. She has the ability to intuitively create a beautiful and intentional experience for her clients based on her deep wisdom and understanding of the practice.
I could sing her praises all day–but you won’t truly understand until you meet her and get to feel her powerful, radiant, truly high vibrational presence yourself. If every person on the planet could just take one class–the world would be forever changed–lighter–more peaceful–more in tune.
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