Date & Time Details: F 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Sa Su 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location: Spirit of Yoga in Tempe, AZ

Address: 1420 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, Arizona, 85282, United States

Mary Ritter

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I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training at SWIHA (SOLD OUT)

with Kamini Desai, Ph.D and Laura McKinzie

January 18 - February 24, 2019


Spirit of Yoga – Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ new, dedicated Yoga Teacher Training facility

Certificate of Excellence in Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra, or “psychic sleep,” is an ancient practice that allows the body and mind to enter into a deeply relaxed state with the intention of bringing the conscious mind into harmony with the subconscious and unconscious. Essentially, while the body enters a state of sleep, the mind is guided into a place between sleep and wakefulness in order to accept positive instructions from a facilitator. These instructions are meant to promote mental healing through the power of unconscious visualization, pranic healing through the flow of light and energy in the body, and an increased sense of will power and resilience.

This powerful technique of synchronization has been shown to be useful in eliminating the root causes of negative thinking and stress. Through the perspective gained in Yoga Nidra, we may reduce the impact of tension-related disorders like hypertension, depression, insomnia, asthma, anxiety, chronic pain, digestive illnesses, and much more. Yoga Nidra is also shown to be highly effective in training the mind to access its natural well of creativity, problem solving, memory faculties, and learning abilities.

In learning to facilitate Yoga Nidra through SWIHA’s Certificate of Excellence program and by making it a routine practice for yourself, you will be able to help yourself and others employ much needed relaxation techniques to find freedom from fear, conflict, pain, and suffering.

Yoga Nidra I – January 18 – 20, 2019 – Kamini Desai
Explore the original intent of yoga, the three states of consciousness, and Yoga Nidra as a tool for accessing the fourth state.
Yoga Nidra II – January 25 – 27, 2019 – Kamini Desai
Learn about the aura, the koshas, and how to access the subtle sheath where karmic impressions are held.
Yoga Nidra III -February 15 – 17, 2019 – Laura McKinzie
Discover the secrets of each of the Yoga Nidra practices, their benefits, precautions, and areas of proven efficacy.
Yoga Nidra IV- February 22 – 24, 2019 – Laura McKinzie
Survey some of the most powerful applications of Yoga Nidra for stress relief, health, habits and addictions, pain management, and depression.
Yoga Nidra Practicum
Gain practical applied experience by facilitating Yoga Nidra sessions in individual and group settings.


Kamini Desai, Ph.D
Executive Director of the Amrit Yoga Institute, Yogeshwari Over the last 20 years, internationally known Kamini Desai, PhD. has created an exciting and versatile body of teaching, combining western psychology and eastern philosophy. Kamini’s experiential teaching style has been welcomed in over 10 countries around the world. Her proven system of Professional Energy Management has benefitted employees at Sony, KPN Telecom, Mars Confectionery and in the Netherlands government. She is developer of core curriculum of the Amrit Yoga Institute and currently serves as Director and Lead Teacher of the Amrit Method of Yoga Teacher Trainings Level I and Level II as well as the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra Professional Training with Gurudev. Author of  Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep and Life Lessons, Love Lessons
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Laura McKinzie
Laura’s passion and dedication to the practice of yoga was the catalyst to her becoming a Yoga Teacher 15 years ago.  She is an experienced teacher at the 500hr level (E-RYT 500) as well as the founder of It’s a Succulent Life, which inspires people to live their best life now through the practice of Yoga and Yoga Nidra.  She is also the Director of Yoga Teacher Training at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) in Tempe, Arizona.  Since 2012, Laura has led the 200hr “Unity” Yoga Teacher Training Program at SWIHA, teaching hundreds of students the ancient science of yoga.  She is also a Yoga Nidra Facilitator having completed the Advanced Amrit Yoga Nidra Training Program and is a part of the Amrit Yoga Nidra Teaching Faculty at SWIHA. As a student of yoga for close to two decades, she feels the true gift of yoga is carrying the peace and…
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