yoga nidra - meditative relaxation coach


Residential Training

🍃 Our residential training is an experience beyond a course. Join us to ‘Time out to Tune In,’ in a vibrant community of like-minded individuals.

  • Gain Practical Skills: Dive into the practice of Meditative Relaxation and the traditional practice of Yoga Nidra.
  • Receive Expert Guidance: Our teachers will guide you through the transformative practice, helping you embody its principles.
  • Embark on a Transformative Journey: Designed for deep personal transformation, equipping you to facilitate relaxation and healing in others.

As you explore, learn, and evolve, this journey will revolutionize your understanding and practice of Yoga Nidra. It’s not just about learning; it’s about experiencing profound growth and preparing to share this powerful tool for peace and restoration with the world. Remember, the breathwork component will be a powerful complement to the Nidra practices, adding another layer of transformation to your journey.

  • Daily Schedule
    (in brackets indicate optional extra studies for certification)

    • 06:30-08:00: Mindful Movement & Breathwork
    • 08:00-09:00:  Yoga Nidra
    • 09:00-10:00:  Sharing/Journaling
    • 10:oo-10:15:  Green juice
    • (10:15-12:30 Lecture & Script Writing)
    • 12:30: Lunch
    • (16:00-18:00: Yoga Nidra teaching practice)
    • 18:00-19:00: Lecture
    • 19:00-20:00: Breathwork & Yoga Nidra 
    • 20:00: Dinner
    • 21:00-21.45:  Sharing/Journaling



Born in 1979, in Tuscany, Italy, movement and the body as an instrument to create harmony have always been an integral part of Gaia's life. She studied classical, modern and contemporary dance from 1987 to...

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Gaia Ceccarelli

Tribe YTT Senior Teacher & Facilitator, Female Wellness

'I am what I am Available to awareness, wisdom, truth. Softening into that place of relaxation, peace, joy, smiles, laughter & love.' - Scarlett Dee Meet Scarlett, a dedicated soul on a journey that spans...

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Scarlett Dee

Yoga/Tantra Teacher, Breathwork Coach, Hypnotherapist, Bodyworker, Sound Healer

A host of amazing yoga teachers, healers and therapists join us on various events and offerings to share their expertise and skills to support you on your journey of personal development, healing and spiritual growth....

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Guest Teachers

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Venue & Accomodation

Staying at Ashiyana, Spain

Location: Nestled beside the picturesque Sau reservoir, Ashiyana is cradled within a national park adorned with oak, pine, and poplar trees. Here, wildlife like wild boar, deer, and foxes roam freely amidst the dramatic mountains, cascading waterfalls, and lush, rolling hills of Catalunya. Conveniently situated just 1 hour and 20 minutes from Barcelona airport and 45 minutes from Girona airport.

Activities: Embrace a range of sports and adventure activities such as swimming, kayaking, trekking, cycling, climbing, and hot-air ballooning. Thanks to our location on a former farm, ‘La Riba’, enjoy fresh, locally grown food.

Accommodation: The retreat is housed in the charming old hotel, ‘La Riba’, dating back to the 1960s. It offers 10 double bedrooms, one single, and two luxurious suites, accommodating up to 25 guests in the main building. Additional guest rooms are available in nearby villas.

Early Bird:  €1250 in a shared room* / €1700 for single occupancy
Full price: €1450 in a shared room* / €1900 for single occupancy;
€350 supplement for a luxury suite

*two people sharing a twin/double room; all our rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

Extra €100 Discount for Ashiyana & Tribe YTT Graduates.

Explore More: To learn more about Ashiyana in Spain, visit Ashiyana Spain.



Breakfast juice and 2 simple vegetarian meals a day are included in the package.

Travel info

Getting to Spain: Your Journey Simplified
Ashiyana Yoga Retreat Centre, La Riba, 08519 Vilanova de Sau

Barcelona Airport

If traveling in a group the easiest way to get to Ashiyana is by car. Many international car rental companies operate from Barcelona airport, so you can easily choose a reliable provider. 1 hour 20 mins from Barcelona airport

By taxi

Many global taxi apps operate in Barcelona (Uber, Bolt, Freenow, Cabify), but there are also many taxi ranks outside of the airport if you’re struggling to order. Cost around 150 euros and take around 1h 20mins.

Girona Airport

If traveling in a group the easiest way to get to us is by car. Many international car rental companies operate from Girona airport, so you can easily choose a reliable provider. The drive will take around 40 minutes.

By taxi

Many global taxi apps operate in Barcelona (Uber, Bolt, Freenow, Cabify), but there are also many taxi ranks outside of the airport if you’re struggling to order. 100 euros and take around 40 mins.




Getting to Sri Lanka: Your Journey Simplified
Lagoon Paradise Beach Resort, Marakolliya, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Visa Requirements: Before embarking on your Sri Lankan yoga retreat, ensure you have your travel documentation in order. Most visitors need an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), valid typically for a month. This process is straightforward and usually takes a couple of days. However, it’s essential to confirm specific requirements with the Sri Lankan Embassy in your country for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

By Air: Your aerial gateway to our retreat is through the Katunayake Airport, Colombo (CMB), located 162.8 km away. While Sri Lanka has other airports like Dickwella (DIW), Hambantota (HRI), Koggala (KCT), and Kandy (KDW), Colombo is the primary international hub.

Airport Transfers: Ease into your retreat experience with our organized shared transfers, scheduled for the arrival day and the day before the retreat begins. For a more personalized journey, you can opt for a private taxi from Colombo Airport to Tangalle. Check online for the latest prices to plan your trip seamlessly.

By Train: For an authentic local experience, consider the train journey from Colombo to Matara. It’s a scenic route ending with a short, 20-minute taxi ride to our venue. This option is not only budget-friendly (around 20 euros in total) but also allows you to witness the stunning landscapes of Sri Lanka.


Felicity Peel (UK)
Nidra YTT Online May 2023

I loved this teacher training so much. The content was fantastic, and it felt really well structured. The teaching was of a really high level, and there was also a lot of support, which was encouraging. More than that, the Yoga Nidra practice itself and the group were so beautiful and healing. It really felt like a life-changing experience and I am so grateful to have been a part of it.

Marites Florentino
Nidra YTT Online May 2023

In Winter 2022, I set an intention to go back to my teaching practice and perhaps.. to teach meditation too… I held it in my heart… until I received that letter from Tribe inviting me to join the Yoga Nidra training.

This is the second time that Tribe gave me my wings. The Yoga Nidra training was such a magical journey for me. The teachers and my fellow students co-created a rich community of loving, compassionate, giving men and women.


Curriculum Overview:

Module 1: Tribe Nidra-Inspired Practice

  • Focus: Learn to craft and deliver a Yoga Nidra-inspired practice suitable for a variety of settings such as workplaces, prisons, hospitals, and schools.
  • Impact: Equip yourself with skills to support health and well-being, catering to the growing demand for wellness coaches across various sectors.

Module 2: Traditional Yoga Nidra & Meditative Relaxation

  • Advanced Learning: Build upon your existing knowledge to offer a comprehensive and effective Yoga Nidra practice.
  • Confident Transmission: Gain the ability to share traditional Yoga Nidra practices with a range of audiences, including yoga students, friends, family, and corporate clients, in an authentic and integral manner.

Requisites for the Course:

  • Essential Reading: ‘Yoga Nidra’ by Satyananda Saraswati is a required text for this course. A PDF version will also be provided for your convenience.


Our comprehensive Yoga Nidra Training is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to teach this transformative practice effectively. The syllabus includes:

  • Teaching Yoga Nidra to Diverse Audiences: Learn to adapt your teaching to meet the needs of various groups.
  • Yoga Nidra for Yoga Students: Tailor Yoga Nidra sessions for those already practicing yoga.
  • History and Evolution of Yoga Nidra: Explore the rich historical background of this practice.
  • Essential Elements of Yoga Nidra: Deepen your understanding of the core components that make Yoga Nidra so effective.
  • Teaching Etiquette and Skills: Enhance your teaching methods and classroom management.
  • Effective Transmission of Yoga Nidra: Master the art of conveying this practice in a way that resonates with students.
  • Incorporating Music in Yoga Nidra: Learn how to use music to enhance the Yoga Nidra experience.
  • Asana and Pranayama for Yoga Nidra: Prepare the body and mind with physical postures and breathwork.
  • Writing Yoga Nidra Scripts: Develop skills in creating both long and short scripts for Yoga Nidra sessions.
  • Cultivating a Personal Practice: Establish and maintain your own Yoga Nidra routine.
  • Practicums with Peers: Practice teaching with fellow trainees to refine your skills.
  • Final Practicums with Experienced Teachers: Demonstrate your ability to teach, applicable for Yoga Alliance certification.
  • Live Interactive Q&A and Sharing Sessions: Engage in lively discussions and share experiences with trainers and peers.