Welcome To Yoga Nidra & Circle Holding Retreat: 26-29 February 2023, Ashley Court, Tiverton, UK

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Welcome to Yoga Nidra & Circle Holding Retreat,

Thank you for your £265 Deposit.

Please pay the 2nd Instalment of £330 to:

Ashley Court Devon ltd.
Lloyds business account
sort code  309626
Account number 77453068
Please pay final instalment of £260 to:
Tessa Sanderson
Sort Code 20 88 13
Account Number 50347760

Time & Location

26 Feb, 1400 - 29 Feb, 1400

Ashley Court, Ashley, Tiverton, Devon EX16 5PD





This includes:

  • Multiple talking circles and listening partnerships
  • Experiencing & sharing yoga nidra in the physical container of the retreat centre
  • Creating and participating in ceremony and the beauty of centrepieces
  • The power of fire in circle time
  • Experimenting with instruments in yoga nidra
  • Fireside chats and how to weave circles and yoga nidra into your business


Feedback for Tessa and Julia:

"I would highly recommend this training to anyone, whether you are a beginner to Nidra or have some previous experience.  This course gives you the freedom to develop your own practice in delivering Yoga Nidra with confidence and with a supportive group to experiment.  All stages of Yoga Nidra are covered and you are left with the confidence to safely deliver this practice to your students"
Natasha Whelan, Attendee, Yoga Nidra & Circle Holding Training

Course Certification

Your success in completing the Yoga Nidra - for Yoga Teachers & Therapists Training will be celebrated with a Yoga Teachers Forum certificate.  Total hours 40.

You will have many opportunities to practice yoga nidra and circle holding skills throughout the training.

Once you have registered you will be sent enrolment details.

Contact info@yogateachersforum.live-website.com for financial hardship discounts and payment plans.

This course is open to:

  • qualified yoga, pilates and movement teachers
  • coaches, group leaders & circle holders
  • midwives, doulas and birth educators
  • hypnotherapists

Course Fees & Retreat Costs:

The full cost of this all inclusive Yoga Nidra & Circle Holding Facilitator Training & Retreat is £850 Early Bird  Pay Deposit by 14 Sept 2023 (Full Price £950)

This fee includes:

4 days tuition with Julia Davis & Tessa Sanderson will will be staying with you on the retreat.

Access to an online dedicated training module with pre-course study material

Certification of completion recognised by a wide variety of CPD/CE awarding bodies including all major yoga accrediting bodies

Accommodation: full room and board/ meals/ hot drinks, access to grounds

Not Included:

Travel to and from the retreat venue


Total Cost of course & retreat £850 Early Bird - Full Price £950

Max 9 places.  To secure your place please use this booking page to pay a non-refundable deposit of £250.  You will be contacted by Julia to ask about dietary requirements and if you are coming with a friend shared room choices.  (Rooms are allocated on a strictly first come first served basis)

The final instalment is due by 1 November 2023.

Refund policy:

The deposit is non refundable.  At the date of the final instalment all other payments are non-refundable.  We advise obtaining travel insurance in case of any need to cancel your booking.

For cancellations there will be no refunds or transfers unless:

  • the retreat is full and your place can be filled from a waiting list

In these cases we will refund the fee minus the non refundable deposit. All clients are asked to agree to Yoga Teachers Forum terms and conditions upon booking a course or workshop.

If a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances at the venue or illness an alternative date will be offered.  Please ensure you have travel insurance in place.  

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About the facilitators:

Tessa Sanderson

Tessa has run online women's circles throughout the lockdowns and this format can work very well, including the use of breakout rooms.  She has been running her women's circles for 7+ years, mostly in person, and girls / mother and daughter circles for 4 years.

She has also taught Pregnancy Yoga for 15 years and has 12,000+ teaching hours under her belt, including Well Woman and Mother & Baby Yoga, Restorative and Birth Preparation workshops.  She has taught yoga in four diverse cities: London, Southampton, Bristol and Reading. She is the author of Pearls of Birth Wisdom: An Inner Journey with Stories, Insights and Practices.

Tessa is a member of her local Maternity Voices Forum at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and runs the Everything Baby Berkshire network for antenatal and postnatal professionals.  She has a PhD in Medical Sociology and loves using balloons as props in her pregnancy classes. www.tessayoga.co.uk  IG@tessa.venuti.sanderson and @birth_wisdom_pearls

Julia Davis

Julia has hosted and run online Yoga Teachers Circles throughout and after the lockdowns.  She integrates circle holding into all of the trainings that she runs and also into the classes she runs from her Finchley Yoga studio.  Her circle holding skills originated in the youth groups she facilitated as a teenager.

Julia first encountered deep relaxation practices while at university where the yoga she practiced was a combination of gentle movement and yoga nidra.  At this time she also embarked upon Autogenic Training - a clinically recognised form of deep relaxation.  She continued to practice Yoga Nidra in the tradition of Bihar School for a number of years both practicing and sharing deep relaxation practices with students (please do look at Yoni Shakti The Movement for more on Bihar School).  Her experience then broadened to supporting the perinatal community and she continued her learning by training with Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Nirlipta Tuli’s Total Yoga Nidra School.  Her teaching of yoga nidra and deep relaxation is deeply informed by her own experience of chronic illness and the power of yoga nidra to provide therapeutic rest and help with recuperation.  She also shares yoga nidra regularly in group settings, continues to practice and explore in her own life and enjoys co-creating yoga nidra in one to one settings.

She is founder of Yoga Teachers Forum and runs the Perimenopause Training & Mentoring programmes with Jane Dancey.

To see the extensive range of CPDs we have designed to give you practical tools that can further develop your teaching practice, please click here.  Can we support you in choosing your course?If you are unsure about your suitability for this course, or if you have any queries please let us know at info@yogateachersforum.live-website.comPolicies & Procedures For the full course policies and terms & conditions please click here.