The journey of relaxation to higher awareness
and exploring the senses and elements
by Moena de Jong
The yogic sleep
In this training you will be trained in a step-by-step systematic and scientific procedure of the Yoga Nidra practice.
This training is right for you!
During this 4-day training we will explore the connection between the different stages of consciousness and the relationship with the five senses. We will then move between the several layers of the mind and study the characteristics of the five elements. As the five elements relate directly to the five senses, you will understand both our happiness and suffering.
Moena will integrate the five elements into this Yoga Nidra training for a deep inner journey. During the practices and the theory we will dive into the layers of the mind where our awareness fluctuates from consciousness to subconsciousness, to deeper consciousness. The last one is the most subtle layer where our higher awareness can be revealed.
What others say about this training
The Nidra state of deep sleep where our senses, intellect, and mind relax, is where we become free from the concepts of time, space and reason. When this happens, brain activity reduces and the body goes into a healing state. As the body enters this state of healing, we can purify toxins at a cellular level, refresh the mind and remove luggage from the subconscious.
Every day of this journey we will focus on a specific element. In our daily life we get an overload of information and incentives through our senses that cause us to feel tired, stressed, uninspired and even stagnated. Through understanding how Yoga Nidra restores our senses, the inner view gets clearer. We get to balance all the input that constantly comes in through the senses (smell, taste, sight, touch, hearing) which relate to the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether. These five elements are interdependent transformations of consciousness, matter, and energy. They occur in the outside world but also inside of us. Each perception or sensation we experience is made out of a pattern of these elements.
Bringing the outer and inner world together in balance helps us to understand our desires, habits and aversions. It brings us in the present moment, which is the expression of living beyond suffering caused by a stored past or trauma.
This training will provide you with:
✔ A deeper understanding on how to integrate specific themes in an intelligent matter in a yoga Nidra script
✔ The tools to create a well structured Nidra class
✔ You will learn from experienced yoga teacher Moena de Jong
✔ Knowledge of the characteristics of the elements
✔ How they control our behaviour and determine our spiritual development
✔ A profound insight into the relationship between the elements, the senses and the layers of the mind
✔ Science of the functioning of the brains
✔ Breath techniques to clean the energy body and prepare for yoga Nidra
✔ You will be trained in a step-by-step systematic and scientific procedure of the Yoga Nidra practice
✔ Besides the yoga Nidra practice experiences, you will gain knowledge about sleep, dreams, and the controlling centres of the brain
✔ Many relaxing Yoga Nidra practices
✔ You will learn breathing techniques to clean the energy body and prepare you for Nidra
Our promise to you
After completion of this training you will understand what Yoga Nidra is and you will be able to guide others through a Yoga Nidra practice.
We keep the groups small in order to offer the personal attention needed for a high-quality training.
Registering for the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training 2023 is not possible anymore. The training is fully booked.
Dates: 7, 8, 9, 10 december
Time: 09.30 – 17.30 uur
Location: Tula Bos en Lommer (Bos en Lommerplein 175, Amsterdam)
€850,- including course material
Moena de Jong
Practicing and teaching yoga is an art, connecting to the heart.
Moena teaches her classes the same way she loves to receive lessons: welcoming at all times, open to positive, transformative experiences. Aside from your unique individual experience of feeling more open and gaining a broader perspective of your possibilities, you feel the magic of a group synergy as the energy in class is uplifting.
As much as Moena has a razor blade sharp eye for Alignment she loves the fluidity of music that flows organically with the movements. As she has a passion for the Sanskrit language, she also has a lifetime love relationship with Mantra’s. She will surely share this with you with the use of her harmonium.
Her quality is to make all unique and different individuals feel welcome and connected. Dare to be different and radiate in your weirdness is her biggest source of inspiration.
Who is this training intended for?
This training is followed by yoga teachers, movement teachers, therapists, psychologists, trainers, coaches and anyone who wants to deepen Yoga Nidra.
The training is also followed by people who experience problems with stress themselves, have experience with burnout or want to support people in this.
Can I follow this training with the STAP-budget?
Unfortunately it is not possible to apply for the STAP-budget anymore, since the government has changed the regulations.
Is there an exam?
There is no exam at the end of this training, but a final assignment.
I will miss one or more days of the training. Is it possible to make up the days in a next training?
Unfortunately it is not possible to make up missed days in a next training.
Will I receive a certificate after completing the training?
Yes, you will receive a certificate when you have completed the training. If you have a registration with Yoga Alliance, the hours count as continuing education hours (YACEP).
What is the study load of this training?
The study load for the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training is 40 hours, of which 32 are contact hours.
Is lunch included?
Lunch is not included and cannot be provided at the yogastudio. You can bring your own lunch or have lunch somewhere in the neighboorhood in one of the many nice places.