CCA Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

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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.


Spring: Friday, May 10th – Monday, May 13th 2024
Fall: Thursday, October 10th – Sunday, October 13th 2024


The California College of Ayurveda,
Nevada City, California

Yoga Nidra certification course

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

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


  • 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. Marc Halpern and Dr. Andrea Deerheart Halpern

Dr. Marc HalpernDr. 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 HalpernDr. Andrea Deerheart Halpernis 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.


Course Dates

Fall: Friday, Oct. 20th – Monday, Oct. 23rd 2023
Spring: Friday, May 10th – Monday, May 13th 2024

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

Course Location

The California College of Ayurveda, Nevada City, California


None. This program is open to all individuals.

Additional Information

There is a flexible 2-hour break for lunch each day. While lunch is usually from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, times may vary according to the flow of the workshop. Food is not provided for students, but there are nearby restaurants and grocery stores in and around Nevada City.

Travel: Students flying out following the last day of class should consider that the Sacramento International Airport is 90 minutes by car from the campus and that it is recommended to arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight.

Read Yoga Nidra article by Dr. Halpern.


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.


$795 – Price includes a $250 non-refundable required registration fee.

* Required books or materials, if noted above, are extra.

Available Discount

Enroll in any two Workshops at the same time and receive a 15% discount on both workshops.  Any transferring and cancellation of registration voids discount. The discount will not include new programs added after an application has been completed. For more details please contact our Continuing Education Specialist at or book you appointment online to sign up for two or more Workshops and receive your discounts.

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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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