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Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training


The Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training is back in The Netherlands again! This year the training will be offered in two 3-day modules by Nilripta Tuli, Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Suze Retera. Due to COVID-19 the training will be offered in a unique format: we will gather in person at the event location. Suze will be present and share her teachings with you in person, while Uma and Nirlipta will be live-streamed and projected on a large screen so they can offer their teachings to you live, but from the safety of their own home. You will also have the option to join the training online from home. This is due to the risks that come with them traveling from the UK at this point as travel between the UK and the rest of Europe is not recommended. 

This is a training course for all those who wish to learn to share Yoga Nidra in group and individual settings. Intensive, supportive online or in-person gatherings for practice and learning (VIA Zoom groups and breakout-groups if you are joining online). This includes sharing your own practice, with community feedback and appreciation in the second gathering.

Join us for this unique intensive training hybrid experience online or at the beautiful church in Amsterdam (Weesp).

If you want to facilitate Total Yoga Nidra with confidence then this training is the wise choice. Why? Because you get unparalleled student support, practical guidance, and structured learning


Certified by the IAYT for APD. Recognized by the Independent Yoga Network

Why should you join this training? 

  • Because you get 5 individual 30-minute tutorials with Nirlipta Tuli, co-founder of the Yoga Nidra Network, and a structured plan of listening and assignments to complete to help you learn more about Total Yoga Nidra

  • Because you learn to create your own special Total Yoga Nidra for your personal practice. 

  • Because you are given support and nurture to enable you to create Total Yoga Nidra practices for your students and clients and/or family and friends), and receive nourishing specific feedback from tutors and fellow students to refine and improve your work. 

  • Because you receive twelve months of ongoing student support through attendance at our monthly online community  ‘open circle webinars’ to answer your questions about the ethical facilitation of Total Yoga Nidra live and online - our support for you lasts for one year and one day from the start of the course.

  • Because you receive tutorial support to complete a case study about the application of Total Yoga Nidra practice to your own clients/ students/self, so you can share your own practices with creative confidence.

All this is in addition to the two 3-day modules offered live in-person and online, for delivery of course content, practice, and practical exercises to empower you to grow in confidence to share Yoga Nidra. We share the history and development of Yoga Nidra and explore the art and science behind it. This course explores the ethics of facilitation, in the context of social justice and empowerment for all.


This course brings together an international team of highly skilled tutors with decades of experience in sharing Yoga Nidra and training Yoga Nidra facilitators. Join Uma Dinsmore-Tuli Ph.D., Nirlipta Tuli MA, and Suze Retera MSc, who work with a vibrant team of experienced and skillful facilitators to hold a nurturing and educative space to learn everything you need to know about Total Yoga Nidra. 

We look forward to welcoming you! 


We hope you are staying healthy and grounded. For more information about our policy around COVID-19, please click here.


Module 1 |  1-3 Oct '21

Module 2 |  12-14 Nov '21

Modules can only be booked together as one training.


45 hours of teaching

Daily : 11:00 - 19:30 hrs

5 one-to-one tutorials of 30 minutes each

Manual & Listening material


St. Laurentiuskerk 

Blomstraat 36

1382 AE Weesp-Amsterdam

Or Online




Please requirements at the bottom of the page before booking.


Please write us if you are in need of a payment plan

Course Overview

Welcome Home to Yourself!
Welcome to the openness of awareness that is Total Yoga Nidra. Welcome to the most comprehensive and supportive training we can offer, a combination of the power of an intense experience of Yoga Nidra practice with the opportunity to learn and share together and the ongoing support of a global community of excellent teachers and fellow trainees. 

Total Yoga Nidra is a comprehensive, inclusive and non-dogmatic approach to Yoga Nidra that respects and explores a range of practice methods, but also acknowledges a variety of levels of experience. 

In this intensive course, you can expect to:

  • Dive deeply into Yoga Nidra right from the start

  • Learn to teach and facilitate Yoga Nidra with confidence in class settings, one-to-ones, and for a range of therapeutic applications. 

  • Develop the confidence to practice and share yoga nidra independently, responsively, and creatively

  • Get practical and technical guidance on teaching and sharing yoga nidra online (through Zoom, Facebook, and other platforms) 

  • Encounter yoga nidra in its totality with an exploration of the multiple forms and levels of this remarkable yoga practice

  • Understand the full living range of different methods, lineages, and levels of yoga nidra

  • Experience Total Yoga Nidra as a living intelligence of the heart, an adaptogenic practice of deep healing and self-discovery

  • Deepen your own intuitive practice of meditative yoga 

  • Independent, post-lineage, and free from affiliation to any yoga school or lineage.

  • Rooted in the practical ethics of The Yoga Nidra Network

  • This is an intensive course. It requires a willingness and energy to maintain an intense focus on learning and practice and sharing. The intensive nature of the training means this course is unsuitable for anyone who has experienced psychosis.

In this intensive course, you will learn:

  • To devise and deliver Total Yoga Nidra practices appropriate to your needs and those of your students and clients;

  • A clear practical understanding of the structure and function of Total Yoga Nidra, including models of best practice, and techniques to be avoided;

  • A practical understanding of the key principles of yogic psychology and philosophy relevant to the practice of Total Yoga Nidra;

  • A contextual understanding of the development and history of Total Yoga Nidra across different lineages;

  • To share Total Yoga Nidra with an informed sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual experiences of those receiving the practice;

  • To teach a range of restorative yoga asanas suitable for use during yoga nidra practice;

  • To teach within the appropriate safety guidelines for this type of yoga practice.

  • Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the structure and variations in approaches to, and levels of, Total Yoga Nidra practice

  • Clinical hypnosis, self-hypnosis, and Yoga Nidra – a full exploration of the relationship between these practices

  • Further explorations in history and development of Yoga Nidra: nyasa, tantra, Satyananda Yoga, Himalayan Institute, Richard Miller, Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Jneshvara Bharati

  • Deeper explorations of yoga philosophy and cosmology in relation to Total Yoga Nidra

  • Exploring research on Yoga Nidra exploring the value of understandings from neuroscience, clinical psychology, psycho-neuro-immunology, and physiology in relation to the function of Yoga Nidra, including stress and the relaxation response

  • Restorative asana: refinements on propping poses for Yoga Nidra

  • Sankalpa: resolution and intention setting, listening to inner guidance, framing and using Sankalpa within and around Yoga Nidra

  • Breath awareness /pranayama: specific use within the structure of Yoga Nidra session, and to support the practice of Yoga Nidra

  • Visualizations: a range of different traditional and creative scripting options, contra-indications, appropriateness and therapeutic value

  • Creativity and innovation: devising your own Total Yoga Nidra experiences; metaphor, poetry, and grammar for enlightened communication

  • Responsiveness: tailoring script to needs of target populations, bespoke scripts: utilizing client images in yoga nidra

  • Self-development: sample practices, support for self-reflection and growth

  • Dharana: Yoga Nidra as an aid to improve concentration

  • Dhyana: Yoga Nidra as the meditative heart of yoga

  • Living Yoga Nidra: practical and effective integration of Yoga Nidra into daily life

  • Total Yoga Nidra as a therapeutic tool

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Nirlipta Tuli

Nirlipta Tuli

Nirlipta Tuli is the founder and co-partner of Sitaram Partnership and also Yoga Nidra Network.

Nirlipta's particular interest lies in the therapeutic applications of yoga nidra, where he focusses on insomnia and sleep-related issues, lucid dreaming, dealing with stress, enhancing productivity for individuals and groups, and pain-related issues. Much of this has been informed by his own experience, using yoga nidra to manage a life lived with cardiomyopathy, autism, and insomnia. He offers mentoring and pastoral care to other yoga teachers and to students on all Total Yoga Nidra courses and events.


Uma Dinsmore-Tuli by Leticia Valverdes.j

Uma Dinsmore Tuli

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli was first introduced to yoga at the age of four by her mother and began meditating at nine on a pilgrimage with her maternal grandmother. Yoga and meditation have been part of her daily life ever since.


As a naturally curious and enquiring yogini, she has engaged passionately and critically with a variety of quite different schools of yoga, most especially Satyananda Yoga and Iyengar Yoga.  After completing the Yoga Biomedical Trust Diploma in Yoga Therapy in 1999, Uma has continued to find the fully integrated approach of yoga therapy to be the most practical route to the healing power of yoga. She further trained in Structural Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy with Mukunda...

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Suze Retera

Suze Retera is a Psychologist and certified yoga teacher, teaching since 2006. Throughout the years she deepened her knowledge in both fields by adding Family Constellations, TRE® (Trauma Release Exercises) and Yoga Nidra to her qualifications.

Her passion for travel, a conscious lifestyle, and (self) healing inspired her to start Global Flow Retreats in 2006. Global Flow Retreats offers yoga events that combine a deep yoga practice with sustainability and self-care.

Suze believes strongly that the holistic approach of combining yoga with disciplines like mindfulness, Ayurveda, trauma- and stress release...

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Time Investment & Requirements

Besides the two modules in October and November, which both need to be attended live (in person or online) you can expect the following time investment for the training: 

  • Four personal tutorials, one required between the two initial course weekends, and the other three spaced throughout the following twelve months – 2 hours 

  • Twelve monthly Open Circle Webinars, attendance at six is required – 12 hours 

  • A structured system of self-study and practice -16 hours

  • A total of 60 hours of study, practice, training, and support to nourish your growth into a confident and committed teacher and facilitator of Total Yoga Nidra.



There are some prerequisites required before you begin this course.

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience:

comparative and creative forms of Yoga Nidra (previously known as the Foundation course)

If you have not already completed this it can be done as an online course but must be completed BEFORE the beginning of the teacher training course. 

Open Circles:

Attend one of our Open Circles on the Ethics of Sharing Total Yoga Nidra BEFORE the start of the teacher training course. Attendance is included in the cost of your training.

Once your registration is complete, you will receive the list of books to read, and the material to watch. 


We are gathering at the beautiful St.Laurentius church in Amsterdam-Weesp, only a 15-minute train ride from Amsterdam Central Station. In this fully equipped church that is turned into a Yoga Studio, you get to enjoy the practices Nirlipta offers you. During your lunch break, you can have a stroll along the picturesque canals in Weesp. The perfect combination to get the most out of this training that will leave you feeling fully recharged and inspired.

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