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Arrival: Sunday, April 20
Departure: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuition: $450

Accommodation options for the 4 night stay, per person:
Tent - $200
Dorm (4 person) - $260
Cabin (2 person) - $340
Cabin (1 person) - $560
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $380
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $480
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $780

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Dates given are when you should plan to arrive and leave and may not be actual dates of instruction. All deposits and payments are non-refundable.











Yoga Nidra Course

Sunday, April 20—Thursday, April 24, 2014
Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva) •


Course Details

Yoga nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. You will learn techniques which will allow you to reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body. As you practice these techniques you will feel the flow of prana move through physical, emotional, and energetic blockages. The end result is the healing of the body and mind and the expansion of consciousness. During this program, students will both experience yoga nidra, and learn how to teach it to others. Upon completion, students will be prepared to offer this service to their community.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the Yoga Nidra course, graduates will:

Program Description

This Yoga Nidra course is designed for health care providers and to advance their knowledge and training in the application of Yoga Nidra in a complimentary medicine environment. Nurses and health professionals will use this information to help their patients learn how to deeply relax (through conscious deep relaxation relaxation techniques).

Certification and Credits

Graduates of this course will receive a certificate co-signed by the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and Dr. Marc Halpern.


Day One: Monday
9:00 - 10:00am  Opening Puja
12:00 - 4:00pm Lecture:  History, Physiology, Pratyahara, Stress Reduction and Yoga Nidra
4:00 - 6:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva

Day Two: Tuesday
8:00 -10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva
12:00 - 2:00pm Lecture: How to Teach Yoga Nidra
2:00 - 4:00pm  Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching
4:00 - 6:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching

Day Three: Wednesday
8:00 -10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva
12:00 - 2:00pm Lecture: How to Teach Yoga Nidra
2:00 - 4:00pm  Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching
4:00 - 6:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra: Student Teaching
Day Four: Thursday
8:00-10:00am Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching
12:00-2:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra Student Teaching
2:00-4:00pm  Closing Discussions
4:00-5:00pm Practice: Yoga Nidra with Dr. Siva
5:00pm Graduation Puja

Vegetarian, Ayurvedically Prepared Meals will be served daily at 10:00am and 6:00pm

Quotes from Past Participants

Yoga Nidra has deepened my meditation practice to a level I did not think possible for me. Christianne Valdes
The best thing about this course was the teacher. I am going to ask my two daughters and their husbands to attend this course.  Shanti Kumar
Being able to trust Dr. Halpern made it easy to learn quickly and easily. Sheila Miller
This was a high beneficial program on yoga nidra by a conscious and compassionate teacher. Angeline Galway
It's extremely difficult to put into words how incredibly amazing this course and Dr. Halpern were. Thank you so much. Danielle Champeau

Recommended/required texts

All books and materials are available in our boutique.

What to Bring

slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.
All books and materials are available in our boutique.


Arrival on the 1st day by 7pm for Orientation.  Check-in time can be as early as 2pm.

Departure on last day after graduation.

We recommend that you spend at least a few days at the Yoga Farm before the start of your course. This allows your body and mind to rest, re-energize and be nourished by the ashram environment. You can then bring your study feeling relaxed and refreshed. You may also wish to stay for some days after the end of the course to allow the learning from your study to integrate more fully into your consciousness within the supportive environment of the ashram. If you decide to arrive early and stay longer, please indicated your specific arrival and departure dates on the registration form below.


To reserve a place for this course, please register online or email your interest Then please call to give us your credit card deposit and confirm
your reservation. A deposit paying for your first night's stay is required for your reservation. Please note that in case of
cancellation, no refund will be given. A credit note for other programs at the Yoga Farm (valid for one year) will be given.

Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva)About Dr. Marc Halpern (Dr. Siva)
Dr. Marc Halpern is the founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda. An internationally respected expert in the field of Ayurveda, Dr. Halpern received the award for Best Ayurvedic Physician from the Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. A. Ramdas. He is a co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. He is on the advisory board of Light on Ayurveda Journal in the United States and the Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine in Varansi, India. Dr. Halpern has published articles in popular journals and magazines of Ayurveda and Yoga including Yoga Journal and the Journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. He is also a contributing writer in several important books on Ayurveda published in the USA and India (Globalizing Ayurveda, Ayurveda: Natures Medicine and Clinician’s Guide to Complimentary and Alternative Medicine). Dr. Halpern is a regular speaker at Ayurveda and Yoga conferences and teaches regularly at the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.