Course curriculum

  • 01


    • Welcome to the Journey!

    • Training Overview

    • The Dragonfly Movement

    • IONS Research on Transformative Practices

    • Schedule, Zoom & Recordings

    • Introduction Circle

    • The Roots and Lineage of EcoNIDRA™

    • Your Own Practice

    • Quiz

    • Terms & Conditions

  • 02

    Module 1 - Silence

    • Learning Objectives

    • Silence - Introduction

    • Reverse Bucket List

    • What is EcoNIDRA™

    • The Benefits of EcoNIDRA™

    • EcoNIDRA™ vs. Yoga Nidra

    • Joining a Live Session

    • Quiz

  • 03

    Module 2 - Earth

    • Learning Objectives

    • Earth - Introduction

    • The Facilitation of EcoNIDRA™ Sessions

    • The 10-Step Flow of EcoNIDRA™

    • Sample Session Scripts

    • Assignment: Writing your own Script

    • Your Own Practice

    • Quiz

  • 04

    Module 3 - Water

    • Learning Objectives

    • Water - Introduction

    • The Language of EcoNIDRA™

    • EcoNIDRA™ as a trauma-informed practice

    • Assignment: The Language of EcoNIDRA™

    • Joining a Live Session

    • Nature Soundscapes

    • Tutorial: Sharing Sound on Zoom

    • Tutorial: Creating your Playlists

    • Assignment: Prepare your Playlists

    • The Power of Kindness

    • Live Q&A Session

    • Halfway Through: Reflections on the Journey

  • 05

    Module 4 - Air

    • Learning Objectives

    • Air - Introduction

    • The Voice that Reconnects

    • Live Masterclass: The Voice That Reconnects

    • The Science of EcoNIDRA™

    • Brain waves in EcoNIDRA™

    • Planting the Seeds of Transformation

    • Exploration: What is alive for you?

    • Inspiring Each Other Circle

    • Your Sessions & Feedback

    • Preparing for your Final Project

    • Quiz

  • 06

    Module 5 - Fire

    • Learning Objectives

    • Fire - Introduction

    • Inspiring Each Other Circle

    • Authentic Marketing

    • Assignment: Authentic Marketing

    • Being Discovered

    • EcoNIDRA™ Corporate Wellness Programs

    • Live Masterclass: The Voice That Reconnects

    • Resources Library

    • Your Own Practice

    • Optional 1:1 Mentoring

    • Quiz

  • 07

    Module 6 - Space

    • Learning Objectives

    • Space - Introduction

    • The Art of Non-Doing

    • Your Vision

    • Assignment: Your Vision Statement

    • Live Q&A Session

    • Quiz

  • 08

    Module 7 - Dragonfly

    • Learning Objectives

    • Dragonfly - Introduction

    • Your Final Project

    • In your own Words

    • Final Sharing Circle

    • Community & Support

    • Final Reflections

  • 09


    • Your EcoNIDRA™ Teacher Certification

    • Values and Competencies of EcoNIDRA™ Teachers

    • The Certified EcoNIDRA™ Teachers Directory

    • Important: IONS Research on Transformative Practices: Part II

    • May I remember ツ

Become the Voice that Reconnects

Where Shavasana meets Nature Connection

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Instructor Bio:

Kat Novotna is the founder and teacher of EcoNIDRA™, certified Yoga Nidra teacher and ANFT certified Forest Therapy Guide. She works as a Body Wisdom / Life Coach, artist and co-host of the One in Nature Podcast. Kat's passion and mission are to help people re-connect with nature, with themselves and others, by focusing on deep relaxation, slowing down, body wisdom, heart intelligence and the relationship between humans and the planet. With her background in cross-cultural communication, Kat enjoys (remotely) guiding participants and teams from all around the world. Kat has nearly two decades of experience in teaching adult students, is trained in Yoga Nidra, Forest Therapy, Holistic Nutrition, Dynamic Eating Psychology, Cross-Cultural Communication, and is using her skills, gifts and passion to help improve the wellbeing of all beings.

Kat Novotna

Founder, Certified EcoNIDRA™ Teacher

Contributors to the Training

Some of the best experts in the field contributing to the EcoNIDRA™ Teacher Training.


Instructor Bio:

Shirley is an integrative health promoter and advocate, yoga nidra teacher, best-selling author, award-winning fitness industry leader and health journalist. Shirley will share with you her knowledge about trauma informed practices and language.

Shirley Archer


Instructor Bio:

Gordon Hempton, The Sound Tracker®. Emmy-winner, author of One Square Inch of Silence, and environmental activist. Gordon has searched the globe for more than three decades to record nature at its most pristine. EcoNIDRA™ Teachers in training will have a chance to read Gordon's amazing book, receive a large discount on his nature soundtracks and consult their use with Gordon personally.

Gordon Hempton


Instructor Bio:

Peter Jacobson is the Founder of Total Vocal Freedom. In special Masterclasses for EcoNIDRA™ Teachers, trained Alexander Technique/Voice specialists form Total Vocal Freedom will show you how to find a vocal quality and tone that is authentic, engaging and free. The result will be a voice that connects your heart to other hearts.

Peter Jacobson


Instructor Bio:

Katharina is an Embodiment Coach, Embodied Yoga facilitator and Yoga Nidra geek. She is of service to those who are ready for transformation to become the embodiment of their highest expression in this lifetime. For EcoNIDRA™ Teachers, Katharina will share her knowledge of the science behind the brain waves in EcoNIDRA™, as well as the transformational potential of the practice.

Katharina Pilhofer