Mona Anand’s Yoga Nidra Mini Training

Thursday, October 25

Yogayama, Göteborg, Sweden

Yoga Nidra is a powerful meditation technique that can be used for many purposes including deep relaxation or sleep, to release what lies in the sub conscious and unconscious and to experience an expanded state of awareness.

In this workshop we will focus on the nine steps of “Mona Anand’s ISHTA Yoga Nidra” a system of Yoga Nidra developed my Mona Anand and Alan Finger. You will learn the science behind this powerful technique and how to design a basic yoga nidra practice for yourself or your students.

We will discuss the three different rotations of awareness (body scans) that I’ve developed and use in my classes, workshops and recordings. These rotations are designed for different purposes that include: to ground and center, to reduce anxiety, to lift your spirits and to balance your energy. We will look more closely at “the pairing of opposites” one of the nine steps that helps us to manage the duality of life; pleasure / pain, likes / dislikes, happy/ sad. We will also learn more about and practice visualization – an integral part of Yoga Nidra.

This workshop is a mini version of Mona’s twenty hour Yoga Nidra certification. It is designed for teachers and students interested in delving deeper into this profound practice. You will learn how to design and teach basic Yoga Nidra practices for yourself or your students. It can also be used as a prerequisite for my Yoga Nidra and The Chakras Training.

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Mona Anand’s ISHTA Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

Monday, November 5th – Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 9:00am-5:30pm

ISHTA Yoga

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.

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

Early Bird Rate*: $475 (paid by October 5th) | Regular Tuition: $575

A certificate of completion for this program will be issued to those who have success- fully completed the written assignment and attended all of the 20 hours of the course.

*No further discounts are available. All specialty training program tuition is non-transferable and non-refundable.

The yoga therapy components of our training are based on our yoga nidra expertise, not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.


Mona Anand’s Yoga Nidra and the Chakras Teacher Training

ISHTA Yoga Downtown

The Upper Chakras - Vishuddha, Ajna, and Sahasrara

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.


This training will focus on the Vishuddha, Ajna, and Sahasrara Chakras

Vishuddha - Vishuddha Chakra (the throat chakra) is our communication center. It governs the way we communicate our internal reality to the external world and is also the gateway between our minds and bodies.

Ajna - Ajna Chakra, or our “third eye,” is the lens through which we make sense of the world around us. While we take in the external world through our eyes our “third eye” interprets what we see giving it meaning. When this energy center is open and balanced we’re intuitive, imaginative, and able to visualize and can see things clearly.

Sahasrara - Mystics from most spiritual traditions and now science describe a unified field in which all of existence is embedded. We have the capacity to plug ourselves into this unified field of intelligence through our Sahasrara Chakra (Crown Chakra), so that we can bring this inspiration and intelligence back into our lives.

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

Dates/Times: TBD

Please email Rumika with any questions


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

"Thank you. The scope of the series is so comprehensive, expansive and seamless and the depth of knowledge and wisdom informing the artful teaching so integrated that I am in awe.

I thank you. 

Even the 3 hour class yesterday with the expanded yoga nidra after the asana flow (with restorative!) was a master class in the art of teaching various modules from such a depth of understanding that their connection itself was manifest.

In gratitude. "

~ Shailly Agnihotri , ISHTA 500-hour Teacher

" 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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