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Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra Teacher Training & Certification Retreat

Immerse yourself in the profound state of Yoga Nidra and embody the teachings that allow you to transmit powerful and transformative yoga nidra experiences. Yoga Nidra is not about reading a script in a relaxed voice. It is the art of guiding yourself or another into the deepest state of consciousness where deep rest and union with Presence is experienced.

This training is for teachers and seekers who want to explore Yoga Nidra beyond a technique–as a state of consciousness. Our emphasis will be on Sacred Self Care, Creativity, Intuition, Healing, Ritual and Sankalpa Shakti


  • History, mythology and traditions
  • Brain Science and sleep hygiene
  • Understanding the difference between Yoga Nidra and deep relaxation
  • States of consciousness
  • When & why to use specific techniques leading towards yoga nidra
  • The importance of a daily sadhana
  • Mantra to Goddess Yoga Nidra
  • Necessity of devotion and bhakti
  • How to invoke the space of Hiranyagarbha
  • Contra indications for certain ailments
  • Koshas and how they relate to Yoga Nidra
  • The relationship of the Prana Vayus in yoga nidra


  • Creating your Yoga Nidra Nest
  • Learn restorative poses to support the body for Yoga Nidra practice for pregnancy, trauma, exhaustion etc.
  • Perfect Sankalpa and Sankalpa Shakti
  • How to lead yourself towards the state of Yoga Nidra & deepen your relationship to Nidra Shakti.
  • Ritual practices including mantra, yantra, likita japa and Sankalpa rituals
  • Preparatory and post practices: pranayama, joints and glands, point to point, moon bath
  • Creative exploration as a means to process the experience of yoga nidra practice
  • Self Healing and the Healing Image
  • Self inquiry techniques
  • Creating your sacred sanctuary


Our certification retreat is designed for students who have completed the Empowered Wisdom Teacher Training and are ready to take the seat of the teacher. Learn the process of creating your own Yoga Nidra scripts. Deepen your skills as a facilitator and your relationship with Nidra Shakti. This unique program offers you personal feedback on your yoga nidra teaching and how to hold a sacred and safe environment. This where you learn to translate the power that you have cultivated throughout the training.

  • Embodying Yoga Nidra and Taking the Seat of the Teacher
  • Honoring Safety and Trauma in Sacred Space
    Voice and pacing
  • Creating Personalized Scripts
  • One-to-one feed back on your yoga nidra teaching
  • Translate the power of your own practice into embodied transmission.

27 Training
13 hours Omwork

20 Hours on retreat (separate tuition+ room and board. Registration link will be sent once accepted.

Total: 60 Yoga Alliance CEU’s



What’s Included:
-Yoga Nidra Practice Recordings and Resources (video and mp3)
-Online Homework and Study materials
-Online Monthly Mentorship
-Yoga Nidra Initiation Kit


Daily schedule as follows:
Thursday July 11- 8:45-11:45, Lunch from 11:45-1:15, 1:15-5:45pm
Friday July 12 – 8:45-11:45, Lunch from 11:45-1:15, 1:15-6:15pm
Saturday July 13 1:30-7:30 snack break 4:00-4:30pm
Sunday July 14- 8:30-3:30 lunch 11:30-12:30

Tuition $895 if paid in full by May 1, 2019, After May 1- $995

Payment plans available with at least $250 nonrefundable down payment.


By application only. Copy link to apply:


Two Scholarships. All applications due by Jan. 30, 2019

Apply here:

Retreat dates:

Monday September 23rd 3pm- Wednesday September 25, 2019 3pm at Elohee Bald Mountain Center. Separate Tuition + Room and Board applies. Direct registration for retreat:


Why Tracee & Chanti are Collaborating
Collaboration is the ability to be fluid in a creative environment with each other. We choose to collaborate for a number of reasons. It allows us to grow with each other, and critically think about what we teach and how those teachings are expressed. In a world where hierarchy and being at “the top” is paramount, we want to be an example of how teaching can also be a practice in sacred relationship— with each individual in the room, our environment and that which we are exploring: Nidra Shakti.

The Biodynamic Yin Yoga module is part of our Art of Chill series: An Immersion and Self Care Experience for Yoga Teachers

Each module in this series will include the opportunity for teachers to be nourished and immersed in the practice as a student first. Teachers will leave with clear ways to cultivate a home practice. Additionally, expect to walk away from each module ready to incorporate into flow classes or teach as a stand-alone class.
This is part of our CEU program, designed to give teachers who currently hold a 200/500-certification additional tools to create chill space for self and students.

About our Biodynamic Yin Yoga module: Many people come to yoga to get stronger or gain flexibility in their physical bodies. For some, that gives way to a sense that there is more to the practice than the body. Through the practice of yin yoga, we can connect to the subtle body or to that “something” we can’t quite touch even though we feel its impact in the physical realm, this pranic field. Yin yoga, specifically biodynamic, offers opportunities to process emotions, release tension, and find clarity on the mat. The result is often a more integrated connection to the self and a profound sense of wellbeing.

Biodynamic Yin Yoga is a subtle and chill practice that requires a different teaching skill set than more active styles. Yoga teachers of all traditions are invited to attend this training in order to learn more about this nurturing, nourishing style of yoga that is beneficial for students at all levels.

Sacred Chill {West}’s Biodynamic Yin Immersion with Cat Kabira is designed for Yoga Teachers who are looking to incorporate yin yoga+ biodynamics into their classes or for those wanting to deepen a personal practice. In this 15-hour course, you will learn:

• Yin Basics 101: the history and different approaches to yin and what biodynamic yin is
• Sequencing a yin practice
• Basic poses and how to modify for different bodies, injuries, tension patterns
• Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
• Introduction to working with subtle energetics; emotional, karmic, ancestral, and more
• Working with your voice and presence
• Uncovering the blocks that may come up for you in this unique style of teaching/practicing

Cat Kabira, E-RYT 500 is a global teacher trainer and subtle energetic arts initiator. As a yin teacher, she has studied with Sarah Powers and is familiar with Paul Grilley and Bernie Clark. Her approach to yin practice is open, spacious, and divinely feminine. In addition she is a shamanic healer, meditation teacher, cranio-sacral therapist, and intuitive. She seamlessly combines these practices with her approach to yin. This combination creates an unparalleled, nourishing, and transformational training experience. Her students remark, “Life-changing is not just a tagline. Cat’s the real deal.”

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Weekend schedule
Friday 7:45-9:15pm
Saturday 1:00-7:00pm
Sunday 8:30-3:00pm

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