Nectar of Nidrā

Learn to Lead Yoga Nidrā

Online Program

About Nectar of Nidrā

Gain wisdom in the most advanced but accessible yogic experience – Yoga Nidrā.
Kaya unpacks the meaning, purpose and value of Yogic sleep with both philosophical context and practical tools. Woven together in this program are Ayurveda and modern science,  Tantra, Yoga, Vedānta, Vedic Psychology and Puranic Story.
A full spectrum of teachings from the physiology of the spine to the subtlety of samskāra prepare you to confidently lead Shavasana, whether 10 minutes at the end of a yoga class or a long format offering designed to take students deeper.

Join Kaya in Spring 2021 for her last fully live round of the Nectar of Nidra!

ALl classes are Recorded!
Live lessons Fridays 10am Pacific Time, March 12 to April 26th 2021

Next live round is Fridays in March/April 2021.  Live, online {and all recorded for your convenience}. 


– Seven 90 minute lessons {details below}

– Live Q&A sessions {ask live or email your Qs}

– 5 Experiential Audio Guided Practices

– Bonus content includes handouts, videos, articles and therapeutic & accessible Shavasana videos and explanations from Kaya. 


24 CEU hours

What Past Students Say

Rich, Classical & Feminine

"In this program - there was a sense of richness and femininity to it I also liked that it was classical and hadn’t been westernized, homogenized and trademarked. I’ve taken two Yoga Nidra programs, and Kaya’s was the best."

Yoga Therapist & Teacher Trainer
Game Changer

"I’ve now been able to create yoga nidra scripts with a truly deep understanding of yoga Nidra that can help others. With the practice & more therapeutic approach to Shavasana, students have told me they have never felt such relaxation in that pose before, that it’s a game changer for them. Kaya is truly so knowledgeable and passionate about sharing and passing on her knowledge to others. Personally, I’ve gained a greater understanding of the importance for sleep and yoga nidra myself and have already felt the improvements of using the Yoga nidra recordings in my mood, rejuvenation and decision-making. I’m excited to continue to use what I learned to help more people."

Yoga Teacher
Transforming my Whole Practice

"I learned so much about the value of sleep, and how it was affecting issues in my life, body, and mind. I gained new insight into the whole purpose of yoga, and it is changing my personal practice towards a more soothing and rejuvenating practice. It's the first time the whole concept of Shavasana has been thoroughly explained to me, and has truly changed my relationship with the practice. I’ve learned a whole new skill set to offer my students that will help them heal, and a fresh perspective when asked about the benefits and true purpose of yoga."

Yoga Teacher
Complex Teachings Made Clear

"Thank you Kaya for such a wonderful and inspiring journey through Yoga Nidra! I found that each of your classes gave me so much to contemplate and that you explained such complicated material in a very clear way. I appreciate that you provided so much experience, foundation and theory before we looked at technique. I could also tell how much care you put into your presentations and found the images you used so helpful as well as powerful. I can't wait to keep developing my understanding and experience of Yoga Nidra!"

Gained confidence and ease

"I gained practice and confidence in the scripting and delivery of Yoga Nidra. I am now able to end each class with a Yoga Nidra with ease. Kaya’s teachings are always deep, thorough and well thought out. She is an expert at delivering and she is a joy to study with."

Yoga Therapist
Freedom and Limitlessness

"Thank you so much for this excellent yoga nidra training. I feel like this is where I belong. It is bringing my clients to a place of freedom and limitlessness. I personally listen to your Nidra recordings every day."

Yoga Therapist
Theory + Direct Experience

"Oh my goodness! Kaya... this is amazing! Seriously, I’m so grateful for the time you put into all this. Wow! This was such a lovely course. I love how much theory I learnt from you, and the focus you put on actually experiencing what we are learning. I know I keep saying it but I’m really grateful, thank you!"

Yoga Therapist
Strength as a Teacher

"I have a strong preference for real teachers and real fellow-students. I love Kaya in-person, but it is remarkable that her strengths as a teacher come through in the online setting when so many do not."

Yoga Teacher
Resonating Deeply

"I absolutely adore these teachings and your approach Kaya. They resonate deeply with me and stay with me. I love to revisit my notes and the recordings. I love that you keep in touch with students and that your teachings are relevant and timely. And it makes me think. I really appreciate the bonus classes that you invite us into, your writings and recommendations. You have been a steady, unflickering flame of light in these often overcast and blustery days of late. Thank you."

Yoga Teacher
Rich in Content

"The course was so rich in content and I love that I can go back and do the classes over and over again! I, like so many others have experienced trauma in my life and the healing power of Yoga Nidra to resolve these patterns is significant!"

Yoga Teacher
Confident to develop scripts

"A big thank you for this whole offering! I loved this process and the connection to the Yoga Nidrā practice and with other teachers again so much. It’s been amazing to feel confident and free enough to develop my own scripts."

Yoga Teacher
More Value than My 200 Hour

"Thank you for creating this program and offering so much to your students. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to study with you. This course truly opened my eyes to so much in the yoga world that was never truly explained to me. I have honestly found more value in this one program than most of what I learned in my 200 hour training. I can't convey the value I get from being able to do this at my own pace. Much love and respect for you Kaya, thank you!"

Yoga Teacher
    Online Program

    Register for Nectar of Nidrā

    Program runs March-April 2021

    Topics of Nectar of Nidra

    Āyurvedic and Allopathic understanding of the value of sleep {and the risks of sleep deprivation}. Learn Ayurvedic tools to assess and heal sleep issues. 

    Vedantic investigation into the waking, dreaming and sleeping states, using the Mandukya Upanishad. 

    Yoga Nidrā’s place in Yoga’s fundamental purpose using traditional texts including Patanjali Yoga Sutras. 

    Purānic story and Tantric teachings to understand sleep states and Shavasana as a nectar of rejuvenation. 

    Vāstu {Vedic architecture} perspective on the architecture of reclined poses for sleep and yogic sleep.

    Vrrti, Vāsana, Samskāra and the power of Yoga Nidrā to clearn problematic patterns of the body-mind. 


    Yoga Nidṛa’s potential to address trauma and promote healing at every level of being. 

    A look at the spine and accessible alternatives to the standard Shavāsana position to promote depth of experience. 


    Live Video lessons {Recorded for Your Convenience}


    additional weekly course content to support your knowledge


    plenty of Live Q&A time 


    Hours of continuing education

    Lessons Week by Week


    Purana, Dharma & Ayurveda
    The Nectar of Night Sleep

    Learn about the value of sleep from the Vedic and modern science perspective with traditional Vedic story, anatomy and physiology of sleep and the Āyurvedic perspective on sleep. Learn Āyurvedic sleep rituals, assessment, and remedies. Understand and improve sleep patterns for your students, clients and yourself.


    Om and States of Consciousness

    Explore the symbolic meaning of Oṃ, what one revered text says about the deep sleep state and how understanding the states of consciousness is a nectar that can awaken you to true Self knowledge. Study an ancient Upanishad’s perspective on the mind, awakening and the deep sleep state.


    Yoga Therapy
    The Nectar of Therapeutic Śavāsana 

    Learn about the physiological, mental and subtle effects and benefits of Śavāsana. Explore yoga’s definition and the Soma and Agni categories to understand Śavāsana as an expression of yoga’s purpose. Gain several therapeutic Śavāsana approaches which are accessible & deep. Learn specific alignment and propping to handle intricate needs – including pregnancy, trauma and pain – to true inward oriented and shavasana experience.  Learn the Vedic and Tantric view of the spine as the “bed” of inner absorption. 


    Yoga Nidra & Sankalpa
    Tradition, Practice & Potential 

    Gain a rich understanding of the purpose and potential of Yoga Nidrā – from physical to psychological. Look at hte true traditional definition of Yoga Nidrā and the divine feminine nurturing approach to this timeless practice. From brain waves to the vedic understanding of the unconscious and subconscious mind you’ll learn the profound potential of Yoga Nidrā to resolve problematic conditioning as well as karmic and ancestral patterns. Learn how to create a sankalpa for yourself for deep healing and transformation and how to use contemplations for your students.  


    How to Write a Yoga Nidrā Script

    Learn simple techniques and tips to write your own Yoga Nidrā scripts that suit your teaching style and your students needs. Continue our dive into the process of vrrti, vāsana, and samskāra to inform your understanding of the power  of yoga nidrā.


    Refining Your Script

    Kaya workshops several draft scripts live for the group to draw the most effective principles. Witnessing this process unfold naturally you’ll learn how to refine your own script. You’ll leave understanding what does and does not work for students and why. 


    In the Field
    Handling the Environment & Creating Your Offering

    Learn to design and guide effective Yoga Nidrā experiences of different lengths and in different contexts. Kaya shares her view on how to pair Yoga Nidra with āsana or how to do it as its own practice. Explore the many issues that can arise during practice – from subtle body kriyas, to emotional outburts, numbness, laughter, snoring and more . Learn how to design and prepare for longer or shorter yoga nidrā classes, audio recordings, and more for success & how to invite students for your yoga nidrā offerings based on the potential of your skill. 

    Online Program

    Register for Nectar of Nidrā

    Program runs March-April 2021
    Note from kaya

    Nectar of Nidrā is an in-depth program that I taught in person for many years for 200, 500 and 800 hour yoga programs. The online program has been available since 2018 and now has 200 graduates. Participants include yoga therapists and teachers, meditation teachers, counselors, Ayurvedic practitioners and practitioners of various transformational and healing arts. 

    Yoga Nidrā is simultaneously advanced + accessible. It is a tool that can simply & effectively address the most complex of concerns without the teacher going outside of their scope. No matter what happens in a guided awareness session is beneficial, and gently and effectively opens the doorway to the profound experience of the “mass of bliss” that is the conscious deep sleep state. 


    Send Kaya a message about this course:


    2021 is the last year that all lessons will be taught LIVE via video conferencing. Each lesson is also RECORDED. You can attend live or watch the recordings on your own schedule {or both}. Attending live is ideal, I love when people can attend live, but I know due to time zones, travel, work schedules it’s not always possible. If you plan to watch the recordings, set aside a dedicated time each week.

    It is okay if you have to arrive late or leave early from the live classes.

    Recordings arrive in the online course pages within 24 hours. 

    Joining live is simple. All classes are held on Zoom. You join with one click from a mobile device or a computer. You’ll need an internet connection to join live or watch/listen later.

    You’ll receive weekly emails & reminders to join the zoom classroom and access the recording.  A few hours before each class you’ll receive a “Click to Join” email. You can also click to join from right inside the program site.

    All recordings will be found for participants when you login at 

    In keeping with the Vedic tradition style of teaching, there is little to no required preparation or reading. I follow my teachers’ approach in unfolding the teachings in real time in relationship with students. Once you register for the program you’ll find suggested optional texts, because students usually ask. As each week unfolds there may be enriching articles, videos and interviews following each lesson, but I suggest you experience coming to the lessons with an empty cup!

    Within 24 hours you’ll receive a link to the recording via email. You’ll access everything by logging in at with your email 📧 & password. 

    Each lesson is about 90 minutes of lecture followed by Q&A.

    If you’re trying to minimize screen time, just listen as an audio course. The video is there to make it a little more engaging for people who are more visual.

    Yes! The nature of the class is a 90-minute lecture followed by time for Q&A. There is also a way to type Qs into the Course Pages after each lesson, and then I will respond to them on the page, or in subsequent live classes.