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.


The next live round is Spring 2021.  But you can attend the program independently ANYTIME. Get the full program access as soon as you register. Study now, in your own time + you’ll get access to the next LIVE round!

– Seven 90 minute lessons {details below}

– Q&A session recordings

– Experiential Practices

– Extra content including handouts, videos, articles and therapeutic & accessible Shavasana videos and explanations from Kaya. 

20 CEU hours

Note from kaya

Nectar of Nidrā an in-depth program that I taught for years as part of YTT 200 hour programs, 300 hour programs and 800 hour Yoga Therapy Trainings. In fact, many folks who are not yoga teachers to support themselves and others. 

Yoga Nidrā is that it is the MOST advanced, but accessible yoga practice there is. It offers a  tool that you can use to help people with all kinds of complicated issues, without having to work outside your scope. No matter what happens in a yoga nidrā practice is beneficial, and most importantly, it gently and effectively opens the doorway to the profound experience of the “mass of bliss” that is the experience of conscious deep sleep. 

Online Program

Register for Nectar of Nidrā

March 19 - April 23, 2020
{Attend LIVE or via the Recorded Lessons}

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.

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


Yoga Nidṛa’s potential to resolve 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. 


Video lessons


additional weekly course material


plenty of Q&A time


+ Hours of continuing education

Lessons Week by Week


Āyurveda: Sleep and Wellbeing
Two-thirds of adults do not get enough sleep. Here we explore the anatomy and physiology of sleep and dreams, the Āyurvedic perspective on sleep, and Āyurvedic sleep rituals and remedies. Understand and improve sleep patterns for your students, clients and yourself.


Veda: Om and the Deep Sleep State
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: Śavāsana and Yoga Nidrā
Learn about the physiological effects and profound benefits of Śavāsana and the Yoga Nidrā state, including pain relief, changes in heart rates and psychology. Dive into a study of Soma vs. Agni forms of yoga to understand the context of the slow, soft, inward oriented practices of yoga. Learn about the traditional roots of the yoga nidrā practice including Purānic tales and Yoga texts. Connect yourself and your students to the true capacity and depths of Śavāsana as a true yoga process that helps everything from injury and trauma to the fundamental human condition.


How to Write a Yoga Nidrā Script
Learn simple techniques and tips to write your own Yoga Nidrā scripts and how to create an effective and meaningful sankalpa or contemplation. Learn to cultivate an effective contemplation or sankalpa, based in the true essence of yogic teachings. Learn how to work effectively to help your students resolve physical and psychological pain that trace all the way to the subconscious and unconscious. Get a dive into the process of vrrti, vāsana, and samskāra to inform your understanding of the power and potential of yoga nidrā.


Refining Your Scripts
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.


Modifications for Yoga Nidrā Practice
Get Śavāsana options for pregnancy, elders, people experiencing pain and learn to guide Yoga Nidrā experiences of different lengths. Learn how to design and prepare for longer yoga nidrā offerings, how to combine yoga nidrā with āsana for success & how to attract students for your yoga nidrā offerings.

What Past Students Say

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 and free to develop scripts

"ust a big thank you for this whole offering! I’ve 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
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 work with."

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
    Online Program

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    Begins Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, USA Runs six consecutive Thursdays, through April 23.


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