is about simply releasing tensions, deepening awareness, opening to your true nature and just being.
Relax into Being
Modern life is often absorbed in ‘doing.’ To do lists, rising responsibilities, longer work hours, less sleep and sensory overload are some of the reasons it’s harder to devote quality time to empty out and ‘be.’ This ancient and guided sleep-based meditation has the power to relax, heal and transform your awareness of being. Regardless of your meditation experience or where you are in life, anyone can do & benefit from it. This is ‘True’ physical, emotional & mental tension release that relaxes your thinking mind and allows you to peel away the layers of a conditioned life. By just lying down and listening, you can open doors to a deeper connection within & transform perspectives on what really matters in life. Practice and you will nurture your life intentions and direct your energies towards realizing them with clarity.
Yoga Nidra Benefits
Negative stress for prolonged periods of time without true relaxation can lead to illness & dis-ease. Yoga Nidra returns the body’s functions into equilibrium and rejuvenates and clears the mind. Practicing only a few minutes a day can help identify real vs. imaginary stress situations.
Whether its difficulty falling asleep, restless sleep or waking up in the middle of the night, to experience the deepest and most healing sleep, brain waves at delta (slow) are optimal to overall well-being. Yoga Nidra can induce this kind of deep peaceful sleep within a single meditation, strengthening the immune system and boosting serotonin and melatonin levels naturally, so that sleep can happen more naturally and regularly.
The root cause of anxiety is fear. Fear branches out into different types that keep the mind occupied with repeating negative thoughts and put the ‘fight or flight’ response of the nervous system into overdrive. This can lead to more serious physical and emotional illnesses long-term. Yoga Nidra calms the mind, relaxes the body, strengthens personal coping skills and awakens joy and a sense of well-being that diminishes anxiety and panic.
Chronic Pain Relief
The deep state of body & mind rest Yoga Nidra induces enables conscious perspectives of chronic pain to shift, which then reflect positively in body and behavior. This can result in less dependency on man-made meditations for chronic pains like migraines, arthritis, shoulder & neck conditions.
Enhanced Pregnancy Ease
Expecting mamas may experience everything from physical body changes and hormone shifts to sleepless nights and fears & worries about their birth. Yoga Nidra gently connects mama to her center, which deepens connection to her baby and brings about more calmness, energy and clarity for both mama and baby. With a regular Yoga Nidra practice, these qualities can also aid mama during labour, birth and beyond.
Personal & Spiritual Growth
Yoga Nidra’s process enables you to effortlessly open to past experiences and impressions as an observer rather then participant. Unresolved experiences & impressions are welcomed & transformed through intention. This is a key to resolving unwanted habits & behaviors and opening to your ever present True Nature, which is free of all 'doing' and rests as pure conscious 'being.'
Yoga Nidra Classes & Teacher Trainings
- Teacher Training
Relax into Being
40-Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Yin Yoga 1 + Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra Workshops
2 to 3-hour workshops for anyone interested in experiencing Yoga Nidra for the first time or as a regular meditator. You will be introduced to the physical, emotional & mental benefits of Yoga Nidra, intention setting, pre-meditation preparation, calming breathing techniques & a guided Yoga Nidra meditation. All to enhance your personal home practice. Workshops can be customized to specific groups and themes. Workshops are taught in English. To experience a Yoga Nidra workshop with Eric at Peace Out Yoga, visit our workshop & retreats page.
Offering Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainings in your 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training
If your yoga studio offers 300-hour Advanced Teacher Trainings, Eric offers a 40-hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training module that is attractive to yoga teachers who want to guide others and anyone interested in starting or deepening their meditation practice. Eric has been offering this training over the years in both Germany and abroad sharing his experiences and knowledge of Yoga Nidra in the English language. The Training module is certified by Yoga Alliance as a Continuing Education Program. If your interested in more information, visit here and write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘I just want to thank you for this great Yoga Nidra training and to share with you that I started a Little Tiny Yoga Nidra class in Berlin in combination with a teacher friend who leads a slow yoga flow. I have already led two completely self-written Yoga Nidras. I’ve had great feedback and it seems like a small yoga nidra community is now growing.
But the reason I’m writing this to you is because after these two weeks of training it was really doable for me to sit down and create a yoga nidra script suitable for the students and fit it into my 45-minute time window! I am comfortable with the guidance in general and with the pace of speech. After the 4-day training I was really inspired to sit down, write and create something! THANKS FOR THAT!!!’
The 40-hour Yoga Nidra training was a true inspiration for me. I am now thinking about Yoga Nidra in a completely new way, or rather after this detailed training, I really understand it. Eric’s 40-hours of training is like nothing I’ve learned about before. He takes his time to explain each step in detail. For the first time, I immersed myself deeply in this practice and felt completely calm and balanced. This wonderful practice is only now opening up to me and I wouldn’t want to be without it in my daily routine. A real help when we feel restless, stressed and insecure. Yoga Nidra works.
I was deeply impressed and inspired by Eric’s knowledge and experience and I think it’s great to be able to write my own Yoga Nidra scripts after this 40-hour module and I’m really looking forward to incorporating the practice of Yoga Nidra into my classes. Such a wonderful practice should not be missed and in this day and age, I consider it essential for anyone seeking more balance, who wants to reduce stress and awaken their creativity.
‘After practicing and teaching Yoga Nidra for a while, I was amazed at how much there is still to learn about this wonderful meditation. Eric is a great teacher who can convey “dry” theory in a humorous and vivid manner. His enthusiasm for Yoga Nidra is contagious and will make you a fan of Yoga Nidra and practice it yourself. During one of Eric’s sessions, I had one of the deepest meditation experiences of my life. After the teacher training, each participant is able to design and lead their own sessions. Anyone who has already taught Yoga Nidra will receive many new ideas and inspiration for future Yoga Nidra meditations and for deepening their own practice. ‘
‘Everything was great! I know it will take me some time to process it all, but I liked a lot how Eric teaches. Very clear and always repeating important things, which helped me understand more quickly. A lot of knowledge here!’
‘Thank you for sharing your wisdom & experiences! I really enjoyed the two weekends of Yoga Nidra training with the group. It was a friendly, calming, professional & energetic experience in your studio.’
Eric‘s Yoga Nidra meditations have been helping me to get into my center for years and to master all the demands of everyday life in a grounded and focused manner. I mainly practice Yoga Nidra at home and I like to pull Eric’s energy into my ears while relaxing & listening. In a fast and noisy world, Yoga Nidra has taught me to find peace and tranquility within myself.
‘I wanted to send you a little feedback on how I was feeling after the Yoga Nidra teacher training. The Yoga Nidra training was a pretty intense experience for me. As I mentioned in the training, I experienced major depressions this year, combined with a three-year separation and all in all, life-changing input. I can truly say now that I believe your Peace Out Yoga studio has helped me turn my life around at this point in time. More precisely – you did it as my teacher. I would of course also like to acknowledge the other great teachers in the studio, whom I appreciate very much, Michael, Steffi, Eva etc. But if it hadn’t been for you, Eric, I probably wouldn’t have had the courage to sign up and stick around. I have so far downloaded three of your meditations on my phone and have done the emotional release practice, especially after a nervous breakdown. I can definitely say that the meditation works. I feel a greater sense of calm and stability when I practice it. My goal for the next year is not only to get into a more regular practice, but also to write and record my own meditation, as I love to create and improve my understanding in this way. Thank you for everything!’
‘When I experienced Eric’s Yoga Nidra I had an epiphany that this is what the world needs! There is nothing hurting us more than stress and there are few practices more stress releasing than Yoga Nidra and Eric’s a master!’ Aloha!
‘Yoga Nidra with Eric is everything you need and more from a Yoga Nidra. His calming and grounding voice naturally lulls you into a deep sense of relaxation in which you can restore from. Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that you can implement into your life today, receive the benefits instantaneously and his Yoga Nidra will be sure to do that. Thank you Eric for this wonderful Yoga Nidra that helps me to restore deeply on those busy days of being a business owner.’