Mona Anand’s Yoga Nidra and the Chakras Teacher Training

ISHTA Yoga Downtown

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 27th – March 2nd: Muladhara, Swadhishtana, Manipura and Anahata Chakras
  • May 14th – 16th, 2018:  Muladhara, Swadhishtana and Ajan Chakras 

Modeled on Mona Anand’s signature Restorative / Yoga Nidra Chakra Balancing Series, this training will teach students how to recognize chakra imbalances and develop yoga nidra practices to find balance. 

The training will delve deeply into the issues associated with each chakra and how to use all of the tools of yoga including asana, restorative poses, pranayama, mantra, visualization and yoga nidra to find balance.  Each day will focus on a specific chakra and will include:

  • A practice taught by Mona with asana, restorative postures and all nine steps of yoga nidra designed for a specific chakra
  • Opportunity to design and practice teaching yoga nidra and receive feedback on sequences
  • Develop short, mid length and long yoga nidra practices for a specific chakra
  • Lecture and discussion group on how to recognize imbalances in a specific chakra
  • Discussion on how to sequence asana and restorative postures for specific chakra imbalances
  • How to integrate pranayama, mantra and visualization for specific chakra imbalances

Location:  ISHTA Yoga Union Square 56 East 11th St.

Cost: :
Early Bird Rate: $475 (paid by February 7) Regular Rate: $550

Yoga Nidra and the Chakras Part 1 + 2: Early Bird Rate: $725: Regular Rate: $825


Mona Anand’s ISHTA Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

ISHTA Yoga Downtown

This is an amazing training with Mona Anand, she has been revolutionary in the field of Yoga Nidra.  I hope you have had a chance to take her class or a workshop she has offered.  

*This course is a pre-requisite for Yoga Nidra and the Chakras.

This training, designed for teachers and students, delves deeper into yoga nidra. Yoga nidra can be used for many purposes, which include deep relaxation, to release what lies in the sub conscious and unconscious and to experience an expanded state of consciousness. In this training we will:

  • Study the science behind yoga nidra and look more deeply into the nine steps of yoga nidra developed by Mona and Alan. Participants will experience, design, discuss and practice teaching each of the nine steps.
  • Learn how to integrate yoga nidra into asana and restorative classes.
  • Briefly discuss how yoga nidra can be used to help balance Pitta, Kapha and Vata conditions,
  • Design short and long yoga nidra practices for stress management, depression, anxiety and insomnia.
  • Delve deeper into how yoga nidra can be used for pain management and healing.

2018 Dates/Times: TBD

Location: ISHTA Yoga Union Square 56 East 11th St.


Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Testimonials

"I highly recommend Mona Anand's ISHTA Yoga Nidra training to anyone who wants to learn more about this powerful practice. Mona's knowledge of the science, energetics, and healing qualities of Yoga Nidra is incomparable to anyone else's in the field. Her love & passion for yoga is only surpassed by her generosity of spirit. Learning from Mona is an absolute delight." 
~ Sarah Finger, Yogiraj, Managing Director ISHTA Yoga
"As a student, I regularly attend Mona’s classes and workshops and have benefitted from Mona’s Yoga Nidra Trainings enormously.  It is a simple and profound tool to help my nervous system, body and mind relax deeply. I use yoga nidra to re-charge, to relax before sleep and after I wake up if I have had a restless sleep.  Yoga nidra has helped me with my regular yoga practice, with connecting to meditation and is one of the reasons I can live in an intense city like NYC with grace.  For those wanting to deepen their practice, as a sweet alternative to meditation, and for an effective, simple relaxation tool, this is it.  The trainings are essentially a retreat for 3 days with life changing benefit."
Robin Benitz, Yoga Student
" Words cannot express the gratitude I have for your training this week. You encompass such great wisdom, and you are a true yogi. You opened my eyes to the magical wonders of Nidra. "
Michael Ryan, Massage Therapist
" What a great training!   Packed with well rounded information about Yoga Nidra.  Fun, inspiring, and easy to incorporate into my teaching and my own practice.  And FUN, did I mention fun?!  Mona is a fantastic teacher. "
Mark Waterman, Massage Therapist, Marama Trainer, Yoga Teacher
"I am so grateful for having taken Mona’s Yoga Nidra training at ISHTA!  I have a regular practice of yoga nidra, both when I take her classes and in my own practice.  So, being able to delve more deeply into the practice was a gift for me.  Mona’s training is immensely beneficial to yoga teachers, who want to incorporate yoga nidra in to our classes, as well as students who simply want to incorporate yoga nidra in to their own lives.  In the training, we were given a lot of really helpful information on the individual steps that make up yoga nidra, as well as scientific reasons behind why and how it works.  All fascinating!  Also, Mona offers a lot of sequencing options as well as suggestions for shorter and longer practices.  I was so happy to learn more about how to use yoga nidra in the context of energetic imbalances as well as therapeutic applications like PTSD, chronic pain, and emotional and sleep issues.  We had lots of opportunities to practice on each other, which was so helpful.  We also had daily yoga nidra practices, which allowed us to experience all we were learning first hand… Plus they were led by Mona, which is a treat unto itself.  Mona manages to. weave all of this wonderful information together in a fun, practical, and very creative manner.  Her brilliance in her knowledge of all these areas is so profoundly inspiring and her enthusiasm and presence are always a sheer delight.  Thank you, Mona"
Dionyssia Fillios, ISHTA Yoga Teacher, RYT-500
"The Yoga Nidra Teacher Training is the most valuable speciality teacher training I have taken. As a yoga teacher, the tools offered by Mona Anand in this training have been very important in many parts of how I structure my classes, from how I bring my students into a state of focus and good feeling, to the final relaxation. My Yoga Nidra practice has transformed my life, I am able to calm down and sleep better, as well as be more present in daily life. I am so grateful that this training is offered."
~ Jenny Bloom, ISHTA Yoga Teacher, RYT-500
"When the yoga nidra training was announced, I couldn't sign up quickly enough.  After having completed the 300hr ISHTA training with Mona as my mentor and having a taste of "Mona Anand's ISHTA Yoga Nidra" technique as part of that training, I was eager to spend more time with both.  The transmission of this work from Mona to her students is nothing short of magical.  Her tremendous knowledge and insights of yoga coupled with her well-known humor is a potent combination.  However, when the transmission is yoga nidra there is something almost other- wordly that occurs.  Her passion for this work is in every word she speaks, whether one is being guided through a yoga nidra by her or is in the midst of learning this powerful technique from her.  The class content was interesting and thorough and Mona creates a warm and engaging environment that allows for an even more satisfying learning experience."
~ Tisha Ford, ISHTA Yoga Teacher, RYT-500

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