Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Level 1)

With Melanie Cooper, ERYT500

At the Breathing Space, Derby, East Midlands

Saturday 12th – Monday 14th October

30 hours CPD

from £445

Yoga Alliance registered  Christine is ERYT500

With over 20 years Yoga Nidra Teaching experience, Melanie has developed this in-depth training to allow teachers to connect with this magical practice and fall in love with sharing it.

A deeply transformative practice, Nidra can help us de-stress, it can help us sleep, it can boost our creativity and help us meditate deeply. This practice is the ultimate inclusive Yoga Practice –  for every body!

Nidra can be a stand alone class or fit well at the end of a yin or flow class. It can be a 5 minute body scan or a 45 minute journey through the stars. Join Melanie as she brings a fresh, open, non-dogmatic look at all the main modern schools and encourage you to find YOUR Nidra voice. 

To date, Melanie has trained 1000 teachers in Yoga Nidra (and counting) – you’re in safe and experienced hands!

Why is this course with Melanie Cooper so popular?

This course is unique for many reasons:

  • Open non-dogmatic approach
  • Focus on trauma sensitivity
  • Empowers you to unlock YOUR creativity get started writing your own scripts and make it YOUR OWN
  • Focus on the fascinating neuroscience behind the practice
  • Fun and accessible
  • Accompanied by a fully comprehensive manual

The Course Content

A non-dogmatic approach
We will cover the main techniques and modern schools of Yoga Nidra and what they offer. You’ll get the chance to compare and explore different methods to see which works the best for you.

Yoga Nidra scripts
You’ll get ready made scripts in different methods. Together we will also explore and develop a treasure trove of ideas and scripts for teaching your own yoga nidra – as well as incorporating it in your own practice.

The structure
A detailed look at each stage of the practice; the intention behind it and how it affects the body and mind. 

Modifications – Contra-indications
How to adapt your teaching for different students

Basic science of Yoga Nidra
Brainwaves, Hypnagogia, Basic anatomy of the brain, states of consciousness

History & Philosophy


Your own practice

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  • Deposit
  • £200
  • Remaining Balance
    Due 2 weeks before the course start date
  • Remaining Balance
  • £295
  • Due 2 weeks
    before the course
    start date
  • Pay in Full
  • £475
  • Includes a £20
    discount for
    paying in full
  • Special Alumni Price
  • £450
  • For those who have undertaken a CPD of 20 hrs or more with us already

This course is accredited by two different bodies. Yoga Alliance 30 hrs (RYS 300 & YACEP). This course also counts as Continuing Education (CPD) hrs with Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK)

In person at The Breathing Space Yoga Studio, Derby, DE1 1EH

Date & Time

SATURDAY 12th October to Monday 14th October 2024

We recommend that you have done a 200 hour teacher training (any style) but this is not mandatory. If you haven’t: send us an email and let us know and we will look into what other experiences you have and we’ll give you extra support during the course.
The intention is to give you, as a teacher, more tools, to broaden your teaching skills as well as your target groups. Perhaps you have done a training in a dynamic yoga style and would like to add a slow style to your teaching skills. 

There are 3 payment options 

Option 1 Full balance 
Includes £50 discount (click here)

Option 2 Deposit + Balance £495

A non refundable deposit £200 secures your spot (click here).

The remaining balance of £295 is due 15th November 2023 (click here)

Option 3 Past/present Alumni £445
Includes a £50 discount (click here). A special discount for those who have already undertaken, or paid for teacher training with the Breathing Space. Courses include Chair Yoga (20 hours), Hatha Yoga (200 hours), Yin Yoga (40 hours), Yoga Nidra (30 hours), Trauma Informed Yoga (20 hours).

In addition to the in-person hours, there is a requirement of 10 hours of learning outside of the course.  Some will be written, but mostly your time will be spent on establishing a Yoga Nidra Practice (students have said that this is their favourite ever homework!)

No written tests or “performance” required, rather, we are interested in seeing that you have gained an understanding and knowledge that you can apply to each individual student depending on their needs.  This course is intended to spark your interest in embarking on or continuing this fascinating journey. 

What is included: 

You will receive a manual to take away and a certificate

All props will be provided during the course

What is not included: 

Lunch. Please bring your own or enjoy lunch in many of the local cafes.


Travel and accommodation costs incurred (even if the course is unexpectedly cancelled)

Please bring: 

Your Yoga mat

A notebook and pen

A bottle of water

A warm layer

All monies paid are non refundable and non transferable, except in reasonable and extenuating circumstances and only at the discretion of the course director.

A doctor’s certificate / official PCR test result must be provided if any absence is due to ill health. In this case, only a transfer to a later date will be considered.

No refunds will be given for those who do not pass the course to a satisfactory standard.  No partial refunds will be given for hours missed.

100% attendance is required.


High-quality, Ethical Teacher training in Derby, East Midlands


  • Your lead trainer will have a minimum of 8 years teaching experience.
  • Your lead teacher will teach the majority of the training and holds ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with a level 2 qualification)
  • Your courses are accredited by Yoga Alliance International and count towards your ongoing CPD
  • Your course complies with elevated Yoga Alliance Standards
  • Our faculty comprises a number of Internationally recognised Trainers who are experts in their field
  • A personalised, friendly and inclusive learning environment.
  • Quality ongoing, expert mentoring.
  • A luxury, fully equipped Yoga Shala in which to undertake your trainings.