CCA Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course

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Reach New States of Conscious Awareness

Learn to teach Yoga Nidra and help others reach new states of conscious awareness with acute perception of both their physical and subtle bodies.

June 28, 2022 - July 1, 2022
December 6, 2022 - December 9, 2022


The California College of Ayurveda

Yoga Nidra certification course
Small-Group Outdoor Training
This class is limited to 20 students for an exceptional training experience.

Course Overview

During this 32 hour course, students will learn the philosophy, mythology, science and practice of Yoga Nidra and be prepared to lead classes for others. Students will be guided through several sessions and also practice-teach several sessions. All students leave with an evidence-based packet to bring into conventional settings.

Upon completion, students will be prepared to offer this service to their community.

Small-Group Outdoor Training

We have redesigned our course for maximum safety with the highest quality of training. This course has been limited to 20 students. This is a wonderful opportunity for a more personalized training experience.


  • Mythology of Yoga Nidra
  • History of Yoga Nidra
  • Physiology of Yoga Nidra
  • The Science and Evidence-Basis For Yoga Nidra
  • Using Yoga Nidra for self-healing
  • How to teach Yoga Nidra in group and private settings


Dr. Andrea Deerheart and Dr. Marc Halpern

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. Ramdas. He is a co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Halpern created the #1 Best Selling Recording: Yoga Nidra and Self-Healing. He is also the author of Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda. Dr. Halpern is also a Sivananda trained Yoga Teacher.

Dr. Andrea Deerheart is the passionate founder of The HeartWay, a non-profit foundation dedicated to Embracing life and Honoring Death. Using wisdom gathered from decades of guiding the living and dying; physically, emotionally and spiritually, Deerheart has provided loving care and healing for those on the journey of conscious living and dying for more than 20 years. Dr. Deerheart is also a 500-hour RYT yoga teacher and a Certified CCA Yoga Nidra Instructor. Dr. Deerheart is the creator of the recording: Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions.

2022 Course Dates

June 28, 2022 - July 1, 2022
December 6, 2022 - December 9, 2022

Classes begin at 8:00 am and end at 5:30 pm each day.

Course Location

The California College of Ayurveda

Class Schedule

The class schedule varies by location. However, the program includes lectures, practice sessions, and circles to discuss each session along with Q & A.


None. This program is open to all individuals.

Additional Information

Travel and accommodations are extra.

Read Yoga Nidra article by Dr. Halpern.

Course Credit

This program qualifies for 32 hours of Approved Professional Development with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and 32 hours of Yoga Alliance (YA) Continuing Education credits.

Student Testimonials

Highly Beneficial

This was a highly beneficial program on yoga nidra by a conscious and compassionate teacher.

Angeline Galway

Personal Benefits

The personal benefits of developing greater awareness and clearing will help me in my profession.

Jill Warner

Deepened My Meditation

Yoga Nidra has deepened my meditation practice to a level I did not think possible for me.

Christianne Valdes

Very Beneficial

This course is very beneficial to anyone involved in promoting self-healing and any one in the health sciences.

Sandra Sprang


Being able to trust Dr. Halpern made it easy to learn quickly and easily.

Sheila Miller

Don’t Miss It

Nobody should miss this experience.

Gerde Fernandez

To the Point

The class allowed lots of time for practice teaching. Dr. Halpern’s delivery was to the point with the focus to provide all the essentials. Good timeline and course content.

Cody Ingram

Recommending It

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

Enlightening Experience

Getting it to the state of Yoga Nidra was an enlightening experience.

Danielle Champeau


I felt your love Dr. Halpern through your soft voice and guidance.

Stella Oliveira

Great Explanations

Very good, informative, interesting and great explanations.

Jill Johnson

Amazing Grace

This course opened me to the realm of all possibilities through amazing grace.

Stella Olivererra

Course Fee


* A $250 non-refundable deposit is required for registration. Required books or materials, if noted above, are extra.

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Available Discounts

Enroll in any two or more Workshops at the same time and receive a 10% discount on both workshops. Any transferring and cancellation of registration voids discount. Discount will not include new programs added after registration has been completed.

Please call Admissions to purchase combined enrollment so that your discount is properly reflected: +1-530-478-9100 or +1-866-541-6699

Refund Policy

The deposit for workshops & short courses is non-refundable. The Final Balance is due 14 days before the class start date. A student may choose to transfer his/her registration to another class for a fee of $150.00 if done prior to the final balance due date. The ONLY exception to this rule is a documented medical condition. On rare occasions, for reasons beyond CCA’s control, a short course can be cancelled. If you are registered for a short course that the College cancels, you will receive a full refund of any fees paid. While all efforts will be made to avoid cancellations, the College will accept no liability for student losses that occur beyond deposit or tuition actually paid to the College (e.g., non-refundable airfare, time lost from work, equipment expenses).

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