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Sept 12 and 13th -12:00-4 pm EST
Saturday, Sept 19th – 12- 4 pm EST
Open Office hours Check in- October 10th – 1 pm EST
40-day circle close: October 22nd, 6 pm EST

Yoga Nidra and the Power of Manifestation is an online container for a powerful 40-day practice that activates the power of joy, discernment, and perfect sankalpa


Together we will explore and initiate an inner journey of awakening and commitment to your highest potential and deepest desires. The practices of yoga nidra, self-study, kriya meditation, breath-centric asana, and mantra are wisely sequenced to open the inner doors of perception, allowing us to identify obstacles to growth and accessing the power within.

This workshop is for you if you have a specific goal, project or dream that you are ready to manifest. It is also for you if you feel stuck, unclear and tired of not moving forward in life.

*Develop clarity of mind

*Deepen your capacity for self-reflection

*Evolve your relationship with Sankalpa

*Amplify your Deserving Power

*Activate Willpower

This workshop builds on the information and cumulative practices from the previous days.

Day three – Sankalpa is not available as a single-day event.

Prerequisite- 1-2 years of yoga practice, training or study.

Available for CEU credit


Sept 12 and 13th -12:00-4 pm EST
Saturday, Sept 19th – 12- 4 pm EST
Open Office hours Check in- October 10th – 1 pm EST
40-day circle close: October 22nd, 6 pm EST

Price: $350 until August 12, 2020. $425 after.

No refunds or transfers

Let’s chill.
“When we live without listening to the timing of things, when we live and work in twenty-four-hour shifts without rest – we are on war time, mobilized for battle. Yes, we are strong and capable people, we can work without stopping, faster and faster… But remember: No living thing lives like this. There are greater rhythms, seasons and hormonal cycles and sunsets and moonrises and great movements of seas and stars. We are part of the creation story, subject to all its laws and rhythms.” – Wayne Mueller, Sabbath

Join Octavia Raheem and Meryl Arnett for a Day of Chill- a half day retreat 11:00 am to 3:30pm on Sunday December 1, 2019. We will do as little as possible. We will chill out, rest, connect to an unhurried rhythm. We will simply be.

The retreat includes:

  • Meditation
  • All-levels restorative yoga+ yoga nidra
  • Workshop on making chill time part of your every day life
  • Journaling
  • Lunch {vegan & vegetarian options} available + herbal teas available through out day
  • Time to be in community with like minded people
  • Closing circle
  • Special ‘chill’ gift


Early Bird- $189 (before January 1, 2020) Regular price- $219

Due to the intimate + super chill nature of this experience, space is limited.

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.

Sound Sleep:
An experience of Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Sound BathJoin Sacred Chill {West} Co-owner Octavia Raheem and renowned sound therapist, April Taylor for deep relaxation and restoration.

This experience includes gentle movement, long held restorative poses, and a journey into the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra.

The sounds of Tibetan Singing bowls, healing crystal bowls, and gongs add the deepest layer of relaxation through sound therapy. The quiet potency of the chill yoga styles offered in this practice are amplified by the sound. In this practice we will awaken to the power of deep rest… and yes, we might even sleep. Sound sleep, that is.

All are welcome.

Price: $35

No Refunds



About our sound therapist:April J. Taylor, MPH, CTBP
Sound & Energy Practitioner
April Taylor is passionate about the power of sound and she is guided by a mission committed to creating healthy, balanced, meditating people who embrace justice and promote healthy communities. In her sound therapy sessions, April creates peaceful conditions to reduce stress, foster deep levels of relaxation and to advance the mind-body toward inner harmony for self-Soul-alignment. A life-long learner, April initially sought sound to reduce stress and lessen physical discomfort. Consequently, having a desire to further understand the indigenous approaches of sound harmonics, she delved into rigorous practicum focusing on the science of neuro-acoustics. As a result, her sound repertoire is anchored in the Gong as a focal point of her practice. April has been invited to lead sound meditations at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore, the Natural Mystic Fair, Sevananda Natural Foods Market, the International Montessori Academy, the Ahimki Wellness Center, the Dekalb County Jail, Nature’s Garden Tuskegee Healing Arts Festival and she speaks regularly on WRFG 89.3 radio about the power of sound. She has a growing clientbase who benefit from her unique sessions. You can often find her at Sevananda Natural Foods Market where she regularly hosts well attended sound meditations.

Yoga Nidra Immersion

November 16, 2017
The Yoga Nidra module is part of our Art of Chill Series: An Immersion and Self Care Experience for Yoga Teachers
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.


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

Yoga Nidra Immersion with Tracee Stanley
ParaYoga Nidra is the sublime science of complete relaxation. But, it is more than that. Rooted in a vast body of knowledge, ParaYoga Nidra has five different aims or outcomes. Depending upon which one of these five you wish to achieve, the approach changes. On the most basic level, ParaYoga Nidra is a comprehensive method for maximizing health and well-being. On a deeper level, it is a profoundly spiritual practice and somewhere in between, it is one of the most profound and accessible ways to positively reshape the unconscious. The practice of Yoga Nidra is a guided practice done lying down in the pose of savasana. As you fall deeper into relaxation you may experience all resistances fall away and your body melt into a place of deeply restful peace and beyond.In this experiential immersion you will experience Yoga Nidra in the ParaYoga lineage.
Discussion and practicums include:

  • History of Yoga Nidra
  • 4 States of Consciousness
  • The 5 modalities of ParaYoga Nidra
  • How to Prepare for Yoga Nidra.
  • The Set up
  • Joints and Gland Exercises
  • Exercise without movement.
  • Optimal Yoga practice for Yoga Nidra
  • Sankalpa and Yoga Nidra
  • Writing Exercises
  • Incorporating Yoga Nidra into your home practice.

Tracee began sharing her understanding of the ancient technology of Tantra when Yogarupa Rod Stryker initiated her into the lineage of Sri Vidya in 2001. The focus of Tracee’s teaching is empowerment, sankalpa (intention), self-mastery and healing. As a senior teacher in the ParaYoga tradition she utilizes the unique practices of the tradition to guide students towards the door of awakening to their true nature, creating positive momentum and accelerating the trajectory towards fulfilling their destiny for an empowered life.
Tracee has created a 40-day interactive Soul Journal and Self-inquiry Oracle Cards -The Empowered Life to assist students on their journey towards self-mastery. Tracee is on the faculty of Esalen Institute, is the founder of Sankalpa Shakti Yoga School and a co-owner of Pranamaya, a yoga media company. She leads trainings, presents at workshops, festivals and retreats internationally.

Please bring:
Water bottle
Eye pillow or light scarf
Shawl or light blanket
Cozy socks
Wear comfortable clothes
Avoid caffeine on the day

Pricing: $350- Before August 14, 2018/ $425 after

The Yoga Nidra module is part of our Art of Chill Series: An immersion and Self Care Experience for Yoga Teachers
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 Yoga Nidra Module: Yoga Nidra, or “dynamic sleep,” is a unique approach to deep relaxation and meditation that can be practiced with little or no yogic experience, yet it encompasses the full breadth of yoga psychology and meditative insight. Yoga Nidra is typically ‘delivered’ to a group by a trained instructor, though it may also be employed in a dyadic setting (e.g., in place of or as an adjunct to counseling, psychotherapy, energy work, etc.) and, ultimately, may be self-initiated.

Yoga Nidra helps foster a sense of wholeness and wellbeing in every moment by inviting practitioners to embody, accept and transform the conditions that lay at the roots of suffering. As such, Yoga Nidra can become the foundation through which we engage with the world and embark on our journey of healing and self-discovery.

This comprehensive, nourishing 15-hour teacher training and retreat-style experience will feature gentle movement, breath work, and several opportunities to both receive and guide the immensely restorative, deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra. The immersion will also feature integrative discussion/Q&A on the philosophy and clinical research supporting the practice, including how it relates to waking and dream life (e.g., lucid dreaming), releasing anxiety, healing insomnia, overcoming nightmares, etc. You will also learn:

• A succinct yet adaptable method for guiding Yoga Nidra within diverse audiences.
• To integrate Yoga Nidra into yoga classes, health care clinics, private practice, etc.
• The philosophical foundations of Yoga Nidra, and how it relates to Yoga, Tantra, Buddhism & Transpersonal Psychology
• How to connect with yourself and others, foster empathy, develop clear boundaries and shed unwanted energies
• Tools for deepening your own practice, finding your voice, and speaking authentically from your heart
• To relax more deeply into the present moment, let go of your fears, revitalize yourself and tap into vast creative resources

Nick Atlas, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 is a light-hearted, grounded and accessible meditation instructor specializing in integrative approaches to sleep, dreams, relaxation and stress reduction. The Director of Evolutionary Education® and 200-hr Yoga Psychology Teacher Trainings, Nick also teaches Transpersonal Psychology at Atlantic University and conducts pioneering research on Yoga Nidra and lucid dreaming. He has been practicing and teaching various forms of yoga, qigong, dreamwork and meditation since 1998. For more info, visit

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

Pricing: $325- 30 days in advance/ $400 after

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