Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Sagel

Sagel Urlacher Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Joy is your blueprint and your birthright.Sagel

Join Sagel Urlacher for Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Level I to explore the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra – the science & art of total relaxation. This practical, applied, & experiential 20hr intensive is the perfect opportunity for yoga teachers & practitioners alike to deepen their understanding & personal exploration of this profoundly transformative & holistic healing practice & offer safe, effective, & compassionate Yoga Nidra sessions for themselves or others. Experience for yourself how Yoga Nidra can help you rest, restore, & continue manifesting a joyous & happy life aligned with your most heart-felt intentions!

Thank you all for an amazing weekend and thank you Sagel, as always, for your kindness, wisdom, and inspiration. your passion for this practice is infectious! 10/10 one of the best training weekends i’ve ever experienced.” – MD, Boston

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Jun 1-3, 2018 | Canton, MA

Registration Now Open!

Program Reading: Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Do you have questions about this training? CONTACT SAGEL today!

“Sagel’s passion and wisdom are amazing. So inspiring!” – HG, Boston

Thank you, Sagel for an amazing, thorough training and an overall lovely experience! I look forward to sharing this holistic healing practice with the community!!” – CS, Boston 

I had an amazing learning experience….more than I had imagined. As usual, Sagel created a welcoming and accepting atmosphere which is so conducive to learning.” – MR, Boston

Earlybird Rate: $335 until Feb 22, 2018
Regular Rate: $370
Payment Plan Rate: $410 (2 equal pymts)

Jacqui Bonwell’s Canton Yoga Shala
120 Washington St Suite B (upstairs), Canton MA

June 1-3, 2018
Fri: 5-8pm | Sat: 9-6:30pm | Sun: 9-6:30pm
(times approx)

CE Hours:
20 CEs available through Yoga Alliance

In this training, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of what Yoga Nidra is
  • Learn about Yoga Nidra’s origins, principles, and philosophy
  • Examine the techniques and stages of the practice, gaining insight into koshas and chakra system
  • Explore how Yoga Nidra can help you strengthen your connection to abundance of joy and peace at your core
  • Explore Sankalpa and how the Yoga Nidra practice supports the manifestation of your most heart-felt intentions in your daily life
  • Discuss the science behind the practice and how the ancient roots intersect with Western understanding of the mind
  • Explore the applications of the practice in daily life to relieve stress and help you live in a state of optimal well-being, peace, and contentment
  • Discover the deep wellness benefits of the practice for all layers of being, physiological, psychological, and energetic
  • Cultivate an understanding of safe, effective, and compassionate delivery of the practice
  • Explore delivery of the practice for yourself as well as in drop-in studio classes and workshops
  • Discuss options for session themes to enhance benefits
  • Participate in teaching practicum, taking the opportunity to practice teach and receive feedback
  • Enjoy daily Yoga Nidra practices integrated with Yin Yoga and Restorative and pranayama
  • Receive Sagel’s custom Yoga Nidra supplemental training manual including 3 complete Nidra scripts
  • Yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance will be eligible for 20hr Continuing Education credits
  • This is a foundations training in delivering this practice for “emotionally healthy” populations. It will give you the foundational skills to work with the general public and a comprehensive and well-rooted practice from which to further develop specialized skills such as working with trauma and recovery populations.

This foundational training includes insightful lecture, practical guidance, interactive/experiential learning, group listening and sharing, teaching practicum, and supplemental materials, Q&A – rooted in the Satyananda tradition and complemented with a blending of teachings from other contemporary lineages and paired with compassionate awareness.  Sagel developed this Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Level I to help individuals experience the rich and deep benefits of this practice and to help teachers be skilled and compassionate servants, able to enjoy and offer this ancient practice in group settings.  Yoga Nidra empowers us to experience a sense holistic wellbeing and transformation on every layer of our being and live confidently aligned with our highest, heartfelt purpose and with a well-deserved feeling of joy and connection to themselves and others.  We hope you’ll join us, no experience is necessary.

Reading for this course is: Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

*a yoga strap (or long belt from home)
*a yoga mat
*a yoga blanket (or a comfy blanket from home)
*two yoga blocks
*a bolster (or firm pillow from home)

These props are readily available at most sporting good stores and many general retailers (Target, Kohls, TJ Maxx, etc.) Or, online via or

If you have questions about this training, please contact us today!

About Yoga Nidra

The Practice of Yoga Nidra is the ancient Yogic science of deep relaxation and guided meditation. Yoga Nidra, “the sleep of the Yogi” is a profound state of relaxation, experienced as a completely effortless state of peace and pure bliss.

This is a transformational state between wakefulness and deep sleep that enhances physical, mental, and emotional sense of well-being by releasing tensions accumulated and held in these layers of our being to help us connect with the always present inner reservoir of ease, contentment, and joy within. This joy is who we are!

Studies show that about 80% of all illnesses stem from stress. Yoga Nidra practice is a powerful tool for whole self restoration and stress reduction practice that brings renewal, restoration and rejuvenation to the physical body and ultimately to our whole self. You might find that one session of Yoga Nidra can feel as though you’ve had 3-4hrs of deep, restful sleep!

Research shows that the process of conscious relaxation we experience in Yoga Nidra reliably stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system response in the body.  When unrelieved, chronic stress fills us with anxiety and dangerous levels of stress hormones like cortisol – Yoga Nidra is proven to reduce the release of these hormones and the many stress-related diseases they can cause.

Based in the Tantric technique of “nyasa,” this practice brings together the Indian Yogic methods of alert and relaxed concentration, compassionate observation, and guided visualization to help withdraw the senses from the external world and move the awareness into the deeper layers of the mind.  These methods help brain waves slow down bringing about a state of conscious deep relaxation and bliss.

In this highly receptive and completely effortless state of being, the ego is quieted and left behind, opening the doors to receive insight from the deeper levels of inner knowing- from the unconscious mind. By resting us in this expanded state of awareness, Yoga Nidra helps us awaken to unconscious barriers such as self-limiting thoughts, unhelpful habits, long-held fears, and negative emotions – and empowers us to release these deep obstacles and energy blockages that can prevent us from living the life we desire and deserve.  In this blissful, effortless state of being, we’re able to tap into the brilliance of our intuition so that we can meet life’s challenges with greater ease, clarity, and compassion and actualize our most heart-felt aspirations.

In this effortless state of being, we can connect with our highest wisdom. We’re empowered to actualize our most heart-felt intentions.  In Sanskrit there is a word for our most heart-felt intentions – Sankalpa.  Sankalpa is a resolve that is a reflection of your highest truth, a seed you can create and then plant in the fertile soil of your mind during the practice of Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra is a profound tool of limitless possibilities of holistic healing and  transformation, and joy for us to use regularly.  Class sessions will be complemented with a short period of Yin or Restorative asana (floor postures) and pranayama (directed breathwork) to help prepare body, heart, and mind for the deeper work of the Yoga Nidra Practice. Yoga Nidra is typically performed in the position of Savasana lying on the back with cushions and blankets for support and relaxation. Alternative positions are offered and encouraged as needed to meet individual needs and to ensure maximum comfort. For this program, we recommend dressing comfortably in layers and you may wish to bring a light kerchief or eye pillow to cover the eyes.

No experience necessary. All students are welcome!

Join us to explore and experience this life-changing journey of  pure joy and transformation!

It was an honor and a thrill to spend the weekend learning and practicing with such a skilled, friendly, organized, and warm teacher. Thank you Sagel.” – MB, Boston

Yoga Nidra Trainings w/Sagel


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Fri Jun 2 – Sun Jun 4, 2017

AUG 2017 – MAINE Program Full
Fri Aug 18 – Sun Aug 20, 2017


JUNE 2018- BOSTON Apply Above
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Level One
Jun 1-3, 2018  Canton, MA