The Course

Yoga Nidra Sleep Well Course: Night Night with Nirlipta

Sleep well. Sleep better. Wake feeling refreshed, feeling good, ready to face the new day with an open, glad heart. Perhaps you’d like to do that? For many of us, this is hard to do. Nirlipta, who for over three decades was an insomniac, and subsequently has been helping people to sleep better for over twenty years, has devised this course, with the purpose of making restful and healing sleep normal again for all.

This course consists of two main components: 4 live sessions and pre-recorded sessions. All parts focus on reducing anxiety and the feeling of overwhelmed by sleeplessness. All parts are very relaxing and all can be done in bed. There are no written exercises, tests, or need to struggle to get to sleep. In fact, all that is really needed is simply to listen to the sound of Nirlipta’s voice while resting. The teachings from this course on sleeping well can be done in two ways. The first is to simply listen passively to the practices and let them lull you into a sleepy place. The second is to pro-actively use some of the techniques learned, such as self-hypnosis, for example, to take yourself into sleep. This might be one of the most relaxing experiences you can give yourself. This course is certainly a wonderful way to travel to sleep.

The first part of the course is a series of four one-hour live online sessions with Nirlipta on 18, 22, 25, and 29 July at 20:30 - 22:00 hrs GMT+2. They consist mainly of a series of soothing practices to be done while resting, or lying in bed. Included are some for going to sleep, some for going into trance by oneself, some for profound rest even if sleep doesn’t come. There are some for using periods of being awake in the middle of the night as an opportunity resource, to problem solve, allow creative insights to develop, to rest, to heal deeply or have meditative experiences.

There is a small amount of explanation in these live sessions, but the emphasis is very firmly on the practical experience of increasing relaxation while reducing anxiety about going to sleep and, of course, drifting off to sleep quite gently. There is no need to even pay much attention. In fact, you might find that you don’t even make it through a whole session awake, as sleep comes to you.

How to practice Yoga Nidra

Please organise a place where you can lie down to practice Yoga Nidra comfortably and still be visible to Nirlipta! This means setting up your phone, tablet or computer in a way that you're still visible to the camera, even when you're lying down to practice Yoga Nidra. Please make sure that the camera is faced sidewards from you, meaning that Nirlipta will be able to see you from the head to the pelvis.

Course Schedule & Set Up

Live Sessions

Saturday 18 July 20:30 - 22:00 GMT+2 (Amsterdam) Live Session 1

Wednesday 22 July 20:30 - 22:00 GMT+2 (Amsterdam) Live Session 2

Saturday 25 July 20:30 - 22:00 GMT+2 (Amsterdam) Live Session 3

Wednesday 29 July 20:30 - 22:00 GMT+2 (Amsterdam) Live Session 4

A link to the live session will be made available on the day of the course in the Course Program below.

All live sessions are recorded and will be made available in your account after the workshop, so feel free to register even if you can not attend live!


Yoga Nidra Instructor

Nirlipta Tuli

Nirlipta Tuli is the founder and co-partner of Sitaram Partnership and also Yoga Nidra Network.

Nirlipta's particular interest lies in the therapeutic applications of yoga nidra, where he focusses on insomnia and sleep-related issues, lucid dreaming, dealing with stress, enhancing productivity for individuals and groups, and pain-related issues. Much of this has been informed by his own experience, using yoga nidra to manage a life lived with cardiomyopathy, autism, and insomnia. He offers mentoring and pastoral care to other yoga teachers and to students on all Total Yoga Nidra courses and events.

Before creating Yoga Nidra Network Nilripta worked as a registered clinical hypnotherapist. He trained at the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy and has specialist training in perinatal hypnotherapy. He is a full member of the British Society for Clinical Hypnotherapy and also an associate member of the British Association of Clinical Psychotherapy. At the heart of his unique hypnotherapy practice was a specialized approach to perinatal hypnotherapy, including work with birth trauma resolution and the release of fears and anxieties around childbirth. ​

Nirlipta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching since 1990. He has yoga teaching diplomas from three different yoga teacher training organisations: Bihar School of Yoga, British Wheel of Yoga and Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. He has also has undertaken further training in pregnancy yoga, yoga therapy and the health and safety aspects of yoga teaching. He has particular expertise in teaching yoga practices for positive mental health, stress relief and relaxation.

Nirlipta also holds an MA in Indian Religion and Philosophy from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    New Chapter

    • Set up of the Sleep Well Course

    • Program & Time Schedule for the Live Sessions

    • How to practice Yoga Nidra

  • 2

    Day 1

    • Live Session 1: Night Night with Nirlipta

  • 3

    Day 2

    • Live Session 2: Night Night with Nirlipta

  • 4

    Day 3

    • Live Session 3: Night Night with Nirlipta

  • 5

    Day 4

    • Live Session 4: Night Night with Nirlipta