Nectar of Nidrā

Online training for Yoga Teachers

Online Program: Learn to Lead Yoga Nidrā!

Guide others in the magic and power of Yoga Nidrā, with the full spectrum of the Vedic tradition.

The next live session begins March 19, 2020 and runs for six consecutive Thursdays through April 23. All classes will be at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, USA***

Six classes + additional weekly course material and plenty of Q&A time. 

20 CEU hours

***Can’t join live due to schedule or time zone?*** Attend lessons  at your convenience, that is the beauty of an online program! Each lesson is recorded &  posted on the private course site, for you to watch or review on your own. Plus  send in your questions for the Q&A periods inside the course!


In yogic sleep, we gather and hold the nectar of immortality within. 

Join the Nectar of Nidrā

Learn how to teach and practice Yoga Nidrā online.

Begins Thursday, March 19, 2020
10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, USA
Runs six consecutive Thursdays, through April 23.  

the lessons are  taught live + RECORDED in case you can’t join live

Early bird {register by March 12}: $198
Program fee: $220

What Nectar of Nidrā Grads Say

Rich in Content


​”The course was so rich in content and I love that I can go back and do the classes over and over again! I, like so many others have experienced trauma in my life and the healing power of Yoga Nidra to resolve these patterns is significant!”

Barbara, Yoga Teacher

Strength as a teacher


“I have a strong preference for real teachers and real fellow-students. I love Kaya in-person, but it is remarkable that her strengths as a teacher come through in the online setting when so many do not.”

Ron, Yoga Teacher


Confident and free to develop scripts


“Just a big thank you for this whole offering! I’ve loved this process and the connection to the Yoga Nidrā practice and with other teachers again so much. It’s been amazing to feel confident and free enough to develop my own scripts.”

Emma Robinson, Yoga Teacher


What you’ll learn:

  • Āyurvedic knowledge and tools for assessing and improving sleep state {for yourself and your students}.
  • The​ Vāstu {Vedic architecture} perspective on the architecture of reclined poses for sleep and yogic sleep.
  • Tantric teachings on the Soma nectar of rejuvenation gathered during Yoga Nidrā.
  • The Yoga Nidrā system of drawing attention inward to rejuvenate and resolve problematic conditioning {saṃskāra}.
  • Upanishadic investigation into the waking, dreaming and sleeping states.

Six video lessons + additional weekly course material + plenty of Q&A time.
Total of 20 hours continuing education!

Week by Week

Lesson 1
Āyurveda: Sleep and Wellbeing

Two-thirds of adults do not get enough sleep. Here we explore the anatomy and physiology of sleep and dreams, the Āyurvedic perspective on sleep, and Āyurvedic sleep rituals and remedies.

Understand and improve sleep patterns for your students, clients and yourself.

Lesson 2
Veda: Om and the Deep Sleep State

Explore the symbolic meaning of Oṃ, what one revered text says about the deep sleep state and how understanding the states of consciousness is a nectar that can awaken you to true Self knowledge. Study an ancient Upanishad’s perspective on the mind, awakening and the deep sleep state.

Lesson 3
Yoga: Śavāsana and Yoga Nidrā

Learn about the physiological effects and profound benefits of Śavāsana and the Yoga Nidrā state, including pain relief, changes in heart rates and psychology. Dive into a study of Soma vs. Agni forms of yoga to understand the context of the slow, soft, inward oriented practices of yoga.  Learn about the traditional roots of the yoga nidrā practice including Purānic tales and Yoga texts. Connect yourself and your students to the true capacity and depths of Śavāsana as a true yoga process that helps everything from injury and trauma to the fundamental human condition.


Lesson 4
How to Write a Yoga Nidrā Script

Learn simple techniques and tips to write your own Yoga Nidrā scripts and how to create an effective and meaningful sankalpa or contemplation.  Learn to cultivate an effective contemplation or sankalpa, based in the true essence of yogic teachings. Learn how to work effectively to help your students resolve physical and psychological pain that trace all the way to the subconscious and unconscious. Get a dive into the process of vrrti, vāsana, and samskāra to inform your understanding of the power and potential of yoga nidrā.


Lesson 5
Refining Your Scripts

Kaya workshops several draft scripts live for the group to draw the most effective principles. Witnessing this process unfold naturally you’ll learn how to refine your own script. 


Lesson 6
Modifications for Yoga Nidrā Practice

Get Śavāsana options for pregnancy, elders, people experiencing pain and learn to guide Yoga Nidrā experiences of different lengths. Learn how to design and prepare for longer yoga nidrā offerings, how to combine yoga nidrā with āsana for success & how to attract students for your yoga nidrā offerings. 

From Nectar of Nidrā Grads


“I gained practice and confidence in the scripting and delivery of Yoga Nidra. I am now able to end each class with a Yoga Nidra with ease. Kaya’s teachings are always deep, thorough and well thought out. She is an expert at delivering and she is a joy to work with.” 

Beth Lefebvre, Yoga Therapist



From Nectar of Nidrā Grads


“You do such a great job breaking things down in a way that is very easy to understand, and I know it’s because of your long experience sharing yoga. I think the ability to share stories and ‘from-the-trenches’ examples is so much more valuable. Your examples of what could happen during Yoga Nidra offerings in the last session were worth the price of the whole course.”

Jennifer O’Sullivan, Yin Yoga Teacher and Trainer



From Nectar of Nidrā Grads


“I started with Yoga Nidra recordings in the summer, and November, at the end of the Yoga Nidra course, was the first time I’ve experienced dreamless sleep. Now when I wake up in the morning, I feel so safe, and I am surrounded by the Truth.”

Andrea, Yoga Teacher



Join the Nectar of Nidrā

Learn how to teach and practice Yoga Nidrā online.

Begins Thursday, March 19, 2020
10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, USA
Runs six consecutive Thursdays, through April 23

the lessons are  taught live + RECORDED in case you can’t join live

Early bird {register by March 12}: $198
Program fee: $220

Kaya is the founder of SRY™ which is based in the full spectrum of the Vedic Yoga tradition. She has been teaching therapeutic restorative Yoga therapy since 2001. Kaya’s work is healing, transformative, deeply rejuvenating, and empowers her student and clients with wisdom and inner experience. Her training in the full spectrum of the Vedic Tradition includes Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Prenatal Yoga, Ayurveda, Women’s Health, Eastern Anatomy, Sanskrit, Vedic Astrology, and Vedanta Philosophy. She collaborates with her husband Michael Manzella, a Vedic Astrologer, to serve Yoga students and teachers who are inclined toward depth of inner experience and knowledge. MORE ON KAYA.

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