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Nervous System Reset – Online Course

Thursday 19 January, 2023 - Thursday 16 March, 2023

Yoga Nidra & Restorative Practices

Welcome to ‘Nervous System Reset’ — an 8-week learning experience for anyone who is ready to explore this ancient meditation practice for better sleep, less stress and the release of trauma. This online classroom will dive deep into the history, structure, science and philosophy behind Yoga Nidra, in a way that is accessible to everyone.

Every week for 8 weeks, students of ‘Nervous System Reset’ access members-only educational content across a range of engaging formats including written, audio, video and guided home study. Come away with 40hrs Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance & Yoga NZ!

‘Nervous System Reset’ is led by Swami Karma Karuna, founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand, and a dedicated, intuitive yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist with 30 years of experience working with a wide range of people.


10 Inspiring Videos

• Yoga Nidra Overview & History • Stress & the Nervous System • Underpinning Principles • Sankalpa • The Body Rotation • Yoga Nidra & the Breath • Yoga Nidra & Opposites • Visualisation • Yoga Nidra & Your Daily Life • Sleep Hygiene

8 Guided Practices

• Yoga for the Joints (Pawanmuktasana Series) • Restorative Yoga Class • Natural breathing practice • 4, 6, 7 & 8 stage yoga nidra practices

Additional Extras

• Downloadable Self-Reflection Journal • Informative Resources • Course Guide & Notes

Bi-Monthly Live Q&As with Swami Karma Karuna 7:30pm NZT

• January 26th
• February 9th
• February 23rd
• March 9th

Discounts on our Yoga Nidra & Restorative Practices Teacher Training

Upon completion of the ‘Nervous System Reset’ online course, you are eligible to receive a 15% discount, which can be used in conjunction with the Early-Bird price, on our upcoming 2024 Yoga Nidra & Restorative Practices Teacher Training (course dates TBC). Alternatively, you are eligible to receive a 10% discount on our 2023 Yoga Nidra Teacher Training at Kawai Pura Pura.

Course Overview

Yoga Nidra is a profound, yet simple, practice that encourages the mind to let go of the external world and turn inwards. It is a fully guided accessible meditation practice that plays with the state between waking and sleeping, allowing us to explore ‘being’ in a world of ‘doing’.

Implemented in 8-week sections, students will have the opportunity to learn about the origins of Yoga Nidra, experience the many benefits and applications and explore a variety of tools such as visualisations, Sankalpa, breath awareness and relaxation techniques. We cover each stage of Yoga Nidra in-depth and delve into the science behind this powerful tool of the ‘yogic sleep’.

Each week covers a new topic that builds upon the next. We encourage you to follow the weekly structure which progresses you through the course in a way that supports a fuller understanding of Yoga Nidra. However, the course is self-paced and can be completed in whatever time frame suits you. Each week we invite you to reflect in the provided self-reflection journal. Observe yourself during your practice of Yoga Nidra and notice how it is enhancing, supporting and inspiring your daily life.

This is an inclusive course. All bodies and levels of experience are welcome, including absolute beginners. Throughout the course you are welcome to contact Swami Karma Karuna, who will be available to help answer questions and offer support. You will also be invited to live Q&A sessions over zoom, bi-monthly during the course. These will be recorded and uploaded to the course platform. The course is a total of 40 hours. All course content will be available to you for six months.

The Benefits of Yoga Nidra

– Gives the senses a deep rest from the activities of contemporary society

-Trains the mind to connect into tranquility effortlessly

-Releases impressions from the past and anxieties about the future

-Effective management in the management of stress, anxiety, insomnia & depression

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Swami Karma Karuna


Swami Karma Karuna is a founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand, and a dedicated, intuitive yoga teacher with years of experience working with a wide range of people.

From an early age, she travelled exploring diverse spiritual traditions; finally dedicating herself to the yogic path, guided by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Swami Karma Karuna has received yoga training in Nepal, India and Australia. She spends 3 months each year living and teaching in India at the home and sadhana place of Swami Satyananda. She also travels internationally part of the year, committed to sharing Yoga Solutions for Life™ – simple & powerful techniques for transformation.

During past tours, Swami Karma Karuna has been involved in workshops, retreats, trained teacher trainees at the Australasian Satyananda Yoga Academy, and worked with groups of Yoga Therapists throughout the USA.

By combining yogic lifestyle and Sannyasa tradition with family life, Swami Karma Karuna has a unique and practical approach, inspiring the integration of yogic principles into everyday activities.

In 2007 Swami Karma Karuna released her first yoga and meditation CD called Yoga Solutions for Life™ – Essential Daily and Deepening Practices designed to develop a simple daily practice enhancing health and relaxation. In October 2007, a second CD focused on the chakras and seed sounds was released.

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