Yoga Nidra Facilitator Training

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Learn To Guide Yoga Nidra

April 2023 Dates TBA

20HR Yoga Nidra Training

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20hr Yoga Nidra Training. Yoga Nidra (or the Yoga of Sleep) is an ancient, powerful practice of deep relaxation of the body, mind, and spirit. Practitioners are guided into profound and transformational rest, where they can safely and lovingly release physical, mental, and emotional tensions, allowing them to release old patterning and Re-Member their truest selves. A gentle yin practice, this is perhaps one of the most inclusive and accessible forms of Yoga: all you have to do is lie down, and enjoy the ride. With incredible science confirming the physiological power of Nidra, and old Yogic wisdom to help understand the philosophical and spiritual potential, Yoga Nidra is a nourishing practice for everyone, leaving us feeling whole, embodied, rejuvenated, and inspired.

Smarana – Divine Rememberance

In essence, Yoga Nidra invites us into Smarana, the Remembrance of who we really are. Facilitating Yoga Nidra is a true gift to the World in these modern times. In this training, you will learn the rich histories and background of this practice, how to artfully hold space, skillfully craft Yoga Nidras’ to genuinely facilitate healing, and bring your authentic medicine to each session.

April 2023

Sat & Sun | 11 am – 6 pm EST

17 Contact Hours + 3 Hours Self Study, Reading & Practice

Join Sacred Paths Yoga Facilitator Sam Bianchini for a 20 hour Weekend Journey into the history, science, philosophy, tools, and teaching methodologies of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra.


“In a such a demanding and production based world, I truly believe that Yoga Nidra is one of the most nourishing and healing medicines we can give. It is a truly Yin practice in an overly Yang world, and allows people to simply rest and receive. And in that, we learn we do not have to do, try, force, push, or achieve anything in order to be worthy of feeling Whole- we are worthy because it is our Divine Birthright. This nourishment allows people to explore the depths of their heart, their capacity to love and be loved, and to dream alive a more beautiful existence for themselves and the world.
In short, I’ve seen this practice bring miracles. I have a fierce passion to pass this holistic and ancient wisdom down to all who are interested, so we can help heal our communities, and walk each other home.”

What to Expect

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  • The history of Yoga Nidra
  • The Science of Rest
  • Brainwave anatomy
  • 5 layers of our being (Koshas)
  • Spiritual Anatomy
  • Sankalpa and the power of Intention Setting
  • Experience multiple Yoga Nidra practices
  • Original medicine and authentically holding space
  • How to bring Nidra to your community
  • Setting Space
  • Writing and Improvising journeys
  • Poetry as the language of the soul
  • Feedback on personal Yoga Nidra Scripts
  • Feedback on Yoga Nidra guidance
  • Manual


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We view yoga as a spiritual practice, as a path to self-realization, union, bliss, conscious connection, deepened awareness and mindful living. Throughout this process we explore different paths to Union including movement, song, dance, chanting, ceremony and more! In this journey, we embody yogic living, fully immersing ourselves in the experience of living and breathing this practice on and off our mat with our beloved community as our unwaivering support system. This path asks for dedication, discipline and courage to look deep within to uncover our truth and our own authentic connection. Without our daily distractions, habits and patterns, a new way of perceiving the world is revealed.

Everyone is accepted, supported and encouraged through their process. Through our community we create a comfortable safe space to facilitate growth and expansion on all levels.

Upon completion of the coursework and evaluation, participants will receive a certification of completion for our 20hr Yoga Nidra Course.  For those that are Yoga teachers this will then enable you to register with Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education Credits (YACEP.)

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Pay In Full

$495 USD

Online 20hr Yoga Nidra Training

Online 20hr Yoga Nidra Training

$495.00 or $178.33 / month for 3 months

Payment Plan

  •  + $40 Admin Fee
  • 1/3 deposit + Admin Fee > 2nd payment in 30 days & 3rd payment in 60 days

We are offering 2 50% off scholarships for those identifying as BIPOC.
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Online 20hr Yoga Nidra Training

Who is this course for?

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Our 20hr Yoga Nidra Teacher Training program is open to practitioners of all levels and abilities, from beginner to advanced.

This course is not only developed for those who are yoga teachers but also for those who have intention to deepen their own knowledge in Yoga Nidra.

Alumni Testimonials

  • I absolutely loved the online course, the content, and the instructors. They all have beautiful souls and are passionate about sharing the gift of yoga and it is evident.

    Heather Glenn
    Heather Glenn Photographer
  • Thank you very much to Sacred Paths YogaDarin LehmanLacey Hickox Lehman and all the wonderful facilitators of the team to enrich my life journey and share your knowledge with just a professionalism, dedication, passion, integrity, honesty and generosity.

    Alba Nadal
    Alba Nadal Ballet Dancer
  • Sacred Paths is a wonderful school and I cannot express how much I loved doing my 200hr YTT with them; it was an honor and a joy.

    Isbobel Hartley
    Isbobel Hartley
  • Darin and Lacey and the entire Sacred Paths Yoga team, have created such a beautiful, educational, and spiritually-rooted offering. I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon their school. Their curriculum gives us students an incredible toolset to offer safe, holistic, informed teachings. One rooted in tradition and with a respect for the lineage. My personal practice has broadened and deepened and I'm honored to be able to share the offering from the foundations developed during this 200hr training. Deeply grateful for the experience and look forward to more growth with SPY

    Hayley Ward
    Hayley Ward
  • Without one single exception - all the classes provided were super interesting, well prepared & professionally taught. All of the teachers have so much knowledge & wisdom & managed to teach a lot more than yoga! I also liked the selection of topics & great anatomy lessons.

    Alice Längström
    Alice Längström
  • The Sacred Paths Yoga 200hr training exceeded my expectations of a virtual online program during COVID-19! Darin, Lacey & other facilitators made this experience extremely engaging through carefully selected materials, topics and discussions. This is just the beginning of my journey as a yoga practitioner but I felt I was given ample support, encouragement & resourceful content to help me grow in the yoga space & community. I would definitely recommend Sacred Paths to anyone looking to get their YTT as it blends spirituality & asana to make it a living breathing practice. Thank you again for this opportunity & cannot wait to meet you both in person, Darin & Lacey!

    Nathan Tran
    Nathan Tran
  • This Teacher Training that I received from Sacred Paths Yoga, make me stop, turn around and see that was another world alive, the Spiritual World, that I discovered through Yoga. I came to this training to learn more about yoga poses to get physically fit. But I found something more deeper, physical and Spiritual development. Also the combination of videos and live meetings make me to open my eyes and beyond. The videos gave us the information needed. The live meetings brought us (all peers & Teachers) togetherness, be able to express our thoughts, concerns, feelings and our questions to be answered when needed.

    Maria Unger
    Maria Unger
  • Sacred Paths came into my life at a moment when I was feeling lost and had no real path to follow after failing what was my original plan for living but with which I wasn’t completely comfortable. Maybe it was fate, destiny or pure luck, but I ran into an advertisement of Sacred Paths YTT, which I had been wanting to do for quite some time but never seemed to have the resources or time to do it. This online opportunity was heaven sent & I fell into an awesome group of teachers & fellow students who helped me not only deepen my practice of yoga & learn about sequences, communication in a class, history & philosophy, but also reconnect with life & a deeper purpose for me. The scholarship helped me be a part of a group for which I will be forever thankful and created a community that will last far beyond when the course finishes. Thank you Lacey, Darin & the rest of the wonderful family at Sacred Paths Yoga & I will be looking forward to seeing you again in the future for an actual in person experience

    Matias Barbero
    Matias Barbero
  • The online 200h ytt of Sacred Paths Yoga was one not to forget easily. It was powerful! It took a bunch of energy and I was willing to give it because of all that was shared. An amazing amount of knowledge and materials with respect for all styles and backgrounds of yoga. In this way I was able to choose and become the teacher that I am now. Through the live classes and the space held by the lovely, supporting and respectful teachers, there was still a sense of connection even though it was online. I feel ready to take my next step on this yoga path!

  • SPY's online yoga teacher training came very serendipitously into my life--I'd always wanted to get certified as a yoga instructor but could never carve out the time to attend one in person. I'm so glad I was able to do this in our virtual world--not only was I able to deepen my yoga practice during quarantine, but I was able to build a beautiful & international community of other yogis! Darin & Lacey & the entire facilitator team did an amazing job translating all the spiritual and practice lessons to a virtual environment, & made us all feel connected. They were all so generous with their time & their feedback, helping us all on our individual % collective journeys.

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