Join us in the spiritual home of Yoga for this accredited 50 Hour Yoga Nidra Teaching Program with Craig Norris.

During this Yoga Alliance accredited 50 Hour program you will be introduced to the practice of Yoga Nidra from the perspective of various different traditions for general mental, emotional and physical wellness. You will also be taught how to deliver practices specific to the needs of yourself and others.


The experiential nature of the training will expose you to the awakening power of this sleep based practice. Awakening the practitioner to living more lucidly everyday as well as awakening to their essential nature. By the end of the program you will have the tools to create a unique teaching style that is authentic to you without the need to be limited by scripts. All while experiencing the innate joy that is every human’s birthright in a relaxed, informal and fun, learning environment.


“I thoroughly enjoyed the Yoga Nidra TT course masterly taught by the talented Craig Nadashakti. Over two weekends, I learnt the techniques required to practice Yoga Nidra and teach it to others. Most importantly, I learnt to listen to what my body needs. The regular practice of Yoga Nidra has enhanced my approach to life and improved my relationship with others. It also helped me to make some important life-changing decisions. It was also good to meet some other wonderful Yoga Nidra lovers. Craig is very caring and has a fantastic sense of humour, making all the sessions very enjoyable.”

Topics covered

  • Explanation and history of Yoga Nidra.
  • Styles of the practice. Comparative study of different approaches
  • Philosophy in relation to the Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Mandukya Upanishad
  • The structure of the practice
  • Sankalpa: resolution, finding the hearts true desire
  • Breath awareness and Pranayama as a means to work with the energy body
  • Effective Visualisation: methods, possibilities and pitfalls. Tailoring to specific needs.
  • Voice and delivery. Prana and kinaesthetic transmission.
  • Pre Yoga Nidra asana. Basic restorative poses for practice.
  • Chants, sound and kirtan (sung chant) as a pre practice or during yoga nidra.
  • Yoga Nidra for pregnancy and other applications.
  • The human energy system according to yoga/tantra (chakras, nadi, koshas, etc). Tattwa dharana (5 elements). How to use these ideas to enhance mental, emotional and physical health for yourself and others.
  • Yoga Nidra and hypnosis comparison.
  • Guidance in structuring your own practices to enable you to create a practice to share towards the end of the program
  • Lots of Yoga Nidra practice!!!

Recommended Reading:

Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga Nidra

Richard Miller
Yoga Nidra  (includes CD)

Tracee Stanley
Radient Rest

Recommended Recordings:
Website created by Uma and Nilipta Dinsmore Tuli
Many free yoga nidra practices from teachers of different schools and also more creative practices.


Swami Janakananda
His CD recording ‘experience yoga nidra’ is available on Spotify


Swami Pragyamurti
6 CD set of yoga nidra and meditation practices


Rod Stryker
Sanctuary app (requires membership)


Insight timer app
Many practices both for free and part of their membership


Also containing many practices for free.

Typical structure of the days:

7am: Teas and juices
8am – 11am: Lecture and Yoga Nidra practice
11am: Brunch
12pm – 4pm: Beach/leisure time with some reading
4pm – 6.30pm: Lecture and Yoga Nidra practice
7pm: Dinner
8.30pm: Bedtime Yoga Nidra Practice

“Craig’s yoga nidra training was deeply restorative, insightful, practical and fun. It felt like a vast, beautiful, creative journey all in a few days, which since completing last year,I’m still benefiting from now.

Highly recommended for yoga teachers and people (like me!) who love and want to deepen their yoga nidra practice. Having the option to teach in the future too is great.”

Prices (per person):

Early Bird Prices Until 1 April 2023
£1045 Single Hut
£795 Shared hut (2 people max)

Regular Prices

£1195 Single Hut
£1045 Shared hut (2 people max)


A deposit of £350 is required to secure your place.


Please do contact Craig for further information and to make your application.

“Craig’s Yoga Nidra Teacher Training is on the of the best yoga trainings I’ve done since my original 200 hour. It’s a wonderfully comprehensive dive into the history and science of yoga nidra – you’ll explore what’s going on in the brain and the nervous system when we practice nidra, and gain an in-depth understanding on what’s happening on a physical and mental level for your students as they practice. You have the opportunity to practice a LOT of nidra during the training – Craig was great at offering different styles of nidra for us to explore and he’s clearly passionate about yoga nidra, generously sharing his own personal experience of the practice.


You’ll learn to develop your own yoga nidras from scratch, weaving in meaning, imagery and iconography – this is not a training where you’re handed a yoga nidra script and taught to memorise it! You’ll learn how to use your voice, how to create and hold a safe space for students and you’ll be given very detailed, personal feedback about how to improve your delivery. And crucially, you’ll learn how to wake people up when you need to (it happens!). I regularly weave yoga nidra into my teaching, building it into studio classes, 1-2-1s and workshops.


Bamboo retreat is a dream location for this training (I’m jealous I didn’t get to do it here!). Situated on a quiet beach in South Goa (it almost feels like a private beach), the beach huts are beautifully appointed and are right on the beach. The food is incredible and plentiful and it really feels like a private oasis. It’s impossible not to slow down and decompress in this place – it’s the perfect venue for a yoga nidra training!”

About Craig


Craig has dedicated his life to studying various forms of yoga, meditation and chanting, including Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Satyananda, and Forrest styles. He has further deepened his practice and teaching with studies in meditation, chanting and Sanskrit as well as in yoga therapy with Yoga Campus and the Yoga Biomedical Trust.  Right now he is in the middle of studying an MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology, in which he is conducting qualitative research into yoga nidra’s healing and awakening benefits. Craig is one of the founders of Renaissance yoga and wellbeing. A studio for spiritual and healing practices in Brockley, London, UK.


Craig teaches a practice that challenges, uplifts and heals by allowing us to explore the playing field that is our own body and mind. Being able to see ourselves in a light and humorous way and flirt with our edge is an opportunity to grow from the relationship we have with ourselves.


Before coming to yoga Craig suffered from depression and lack of direction. Yoga and meditation have given him great stability and opened up a journey of growth, insight and joy. His intention is for everyone to experience the healing effects of yoga practice and to create an opportunity for change so that we can all live a life that feels empowered and confident.