Yoga nidra

online teacher training



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. 

what graduates are saying...

“Alex’s training was a beautiful blend of science and practice. Learning the physiology of the practice added a depth of understanding to the teachings that helped solidify the practice for me. 

It’s impossible not to be encouraged and excited by Alex’s enthusiasm for the practice and material. 

She is a thoughtful, patient, and open-hearted teacher, which made for a supportive, encouraging container.

I’m so glad I signed up for teacher training. If you’re considering it even a smidge, definitely go for it.

Julia de’Caneva, Coach & Mindfulness Teacher, California

“Alex puts her heart into all of the work that she does, and trainings are not exception!

She is so generous with her feedback and really knows how to lead a class based on their specific energy and needs.

She gives you the encouragement to take the plunge with all the knowledge to make you confident to do it. You will join feeling welcomed and leave feeling prepared and appreciated.

I would highly suggest Alex to anyone looking for classes or training!

Mary Rawlins, Nidra Guide, North Carolina

“Alex inspires and supports her students in every way all while she brings laughter and joy to her classes. 

She creates and holds space for all of her students as she guides and teaches in ways that works for each person, meeting them where they are on their learning and teaching journey.

Alex has again, created a beautiful way of sharing these teachings and messages. Her kindness and compassion radiate through her and that shines through in her teachings. I am so grateful to have experienced this training.” 

Caitlin Bottagaro, Coach & Meditation Teacher, Colorado

meet your guide

Alex nashton is a:

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.

live lecture schedule (PST)


APRIL 8TH 5-7:30 pm

APRIL 22ND 5-7:30 pm

MAY 6TH 5-7:30 pm

MAY 20TH 5-7:30 PM


APRIL 9TH 10am- 12:30 pm

APRIL 23RD 10AM- 12:30 PM

MAY 7TH 10AM- 12:30 PM

MAY 21ST 10AM- 12:30 PM


APRIL 10TH 12-2:30 Pm

APRIL 24TH 12-2:30 PM

MAY 8TH 12-2:30 PM

MAY 22ND 12-2:30 PM



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

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one time pay in full of $847



Libby Crow

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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