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Yoga Nidra &
Safe Relaxation for
Yoga Therapy

This course is open to students registered for any of The Yoga Therapy Institute's Diploma courses and modules, as part of their Yoga Therapy education and training.

It is also open to new students, as an introduction, for those who wish to learn and experience Yoga Nidra in a safe, small group environment.

It is directly focused on the application of Yoga Nidra and relaxation techniques in a Yoga Therapy environment,  adapted to individuals or small groups affected by health issues.

You will learn the basic skills of delivering Yoga Nidra in a safe, therapeutic environment under the experienced guidance of Montserrat G Mukherjee C-IAYT and Suze Retera.

Inspired by the teachings of Dr.Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli, founders of The Yoga Nidra Network, and augmented by the practical therapeutic experience of the teachers at The Yoga Therapy Institute.

This training will be offered in English only.

I will be co-teaching this course with Montserrat G. Mukherjee , the founder of The Yoga Therapy Institute. Montserrat is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Yoga Nidra facilitator. She shares her years of experience with endless enthusiasm, expertise, and tremendous dedication. Both Montserrat and I were trained as Yoga Nidra facilitators by Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli, founders of the Yoga Nidra Network


Even though we tend to feel stuck in our head when feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it is our body that is creating our experience of stress. Stress and trauma can be seen as a physical experience as it is the nervous system that interprets the situation we are in, which can be ‘normal daily life’ as dangerous. This triggers a cascade of uncomfortable sensations in the body.

Current day life offers us endless options to distract ourselves from these sensations like social media, Netflix, (over) working, and not in the least over-thinking! Unfortunately, none of these distractions offer an actual solution. Instead, they disconnect us from our body and the solutions it holds.  For the long-term solution, we need to revisit the body so we can listen to, and release what it is holding for us. That might sound easier said than done, but with the right tools, we can all (re)connect to our body and access the healing potential and resilience that is naturally part of us.

This workshop aims to facilitate this connection for you, give you practical tools, and help you remember how to create your health and healing through your body.

In this 4-hour workshop, Suze will offer you a combination of theory and practices that will offer you a new understanding and practical tools that you can apply in your daily life.

To start the day you will be guided through a grounding and embodying yoga practice (accessible for all levels of practitioners) that focuses on the breath and the felt sense of your body. Once fully settled, Suze shares the theory behind stress and trauma, how it affects the nervous system and the body, and how you can apply this knowledge.

Then we will bring this into practice in a complete TRE® session (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises).


To close the day, you are guided through a yoga nidra that brings you into a deep, embodied state of rest. The day will leave you feeling grounded and safe in your own body and allow you to leave some old baggage behind!​ 

Montserrat and Suze

The Program

“Safety in Yoga Nidra and Relaxation for Yoga Therapy“ is a two-day intensive module, designed and recommended for all yoga teachers and Yoga Therapy trainees for the safe, respectful delivery of Yoga Nidra and relaxation practices.

Recent studies show that Yoga Nidra, relaxation practices, and meditation may not be safe for everyone. They might have unwanted side effects, in cases when your student suffers from certain physical or mental health issues, so we need to learn to deliver these techniques in a responsible way.

In this course, you will learn to recognize the signs that may indicate when these practices could be contraindicated for your student, and how to approach any challenging situations that might arise.

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Suze Retera is a psychologist, somatic trauma therapist, TRE® provider, orthomolecular therapist, and yoga and yoga nidra teacher. In her practice in Amsterdam, she combines these modalities into a holistic approach with the body as the focus point of healing. By releasing experiences through the body, insights, and sustainable healing can occur.


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