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Daring to Rest Academy

Online Training Curriculum


While this curriculum is written as a linear experience, we're going to follow a more feminine approach and allow for circular learning. What's that? Many of the modules will reinforce concepts in other modules. For example, you may learn about yoga nidra meditation in module one, but the whole training will build your knowledge of yoga nidra. Also, the empowerment is women is woven throughout the curriculum, not the one or two modules where it's mentioned below. Prepare to learn in an engaging, out of the box way. This helps let the magic happen!


Module 1

The Foundation

The first week we'll dive into the foundation of the Daring to Rest model. This includes:

✔️ A detailed exploration about yoga nidra and the science behind it

✔️ The 5-kosha model for health

✔️ Learning the key features of Daring to Rest: soul whispers, touchstone, and activating the power centers

✔️ Using journaling, movement, art, and aromatherapy with yoga nidra

✔️ Teaching the principle of "chucking perfect"

✔️ Setting up your own rest cave to dare to rest

Module 2

The Rest Phase

In this module, the focus is on removing the first layer of exhaustion: physical exhaustion. Once women begin to feel their life force flowing again, they begin to open to a deeper embodiment. The sensuality that often disintegrates with exhaustion, begins to return. You will begin experiencing Daring to Rest, and learn how to teach this first phase of Daring to Rest. You'll learn:

✔️ How to help women set an intention for yoga nidra

✔️ How to set your own intention

✔️ The 1st Kosha: The Physical Body, and and practices to clean it

✔️ The 2nd koshas: The Energy Body, and practices to clean it

✔️ The importance of rhythm

✔️ Breathwork and the wildly popular Opening Your Feminine Highway

Module 3

The Release Phase

We think exhaustion is just physical, but if we only address it on this level we're not exploring all it's layers. In this module, we'll explore the second layer of exhaustion: emotional and mental. You'll continue Daring to Rest for you, and also learn:

✔️ To explore the meaning of darkness and how this relates to sleep and good health

✔️ A game-changing tool to help women release tension and anxiety

✔️ The 3rd kosha: The Mental Body, and practices to clean it

✔️ The 4th kosha: The Wisdom Body, and practices to clean it

✔️ The 5th kosha: The Bliss Body, and practices to clean it

✔️ The connection between women and their wild selves

✔️ How to teach women to access their Council of Women

The world needs well-rested women leaders, but we are not going to rise up if we are chronically exhausted. The rise phase lifts the final layer of exhaustion: life purpose exhaustion. We're all on this planet for a reason and if we don't know our "why" it's exhausting. In this module you'll learn:

✔️ The historical thread of rest holding women back from rising

✔️ How to teach women a new feminine model of embracing her whole self

✔️ A powerful 4-step process to lead women through that helps them discover their purpose and set goals (that big dream)

✔️ Teaching women how to say no...and yes!

✔️ Ways women can dare to rest forever - from menstruation through menopause

Module 4

The Rise Phase

Module 5

Integration & Silence

We thought you might need a break now so we've build in this week to rest, catch up if you're behind, and practice intentional periods of silence. This week you'll also be assigned a Rest Sister pod in preparation for next week when your pod will begin practicing teaching yoga nidra together. 

As you learned about the 5 koshas, and experienced yoga nidra, you were in fact learning the map of the yoga nidra script. In this module you'll:

✔️ Learn how to deliver a Daring to Rest yoga nidra script

✔️ Learn how to create scripts of your own

✔️ Practice delivering yoga nidra to your Rest Sister pod (you'll continue this through module 9 - and even after, if your Rest Sister pod chooses to)

Module 6

The Yoga Nidra Script

Daring to Rest is a method is made up of three phases. You have now learned each phase - it's time to put it together. In this module you'll:

✔️ Review your Daring to Rest toolbox to make sure you know how to use all complementary practices

✔️ Learn Daring to Rest curriculums to run your own 40-day program, workshop, or retreat live or virtually

✔️ Create a plan of how to integrate what you've learned into your work

✔️ What to do when student feel strong emotions

✔️ How to give a talk on yoga nidra and Daring to Rest

Module 7


We are at a moment in history when women are being called to lead. What does leadership look like for you? What do you need to know to lead? How do you want to make a difference in your community and the world? In this module we'll explore:

✔️  The business of sharing yoga nidra

✔️  Thinking and Feeling like a leader

✔️  Planning like a leader

✔️  Implementing like a leader (marketing!)

✔️  Tools for leadership

✔️  How to lead and not burnout

✔️  Make a yoga nidra recording

Module 8


Module 9

How do you continue to grow beyond this training? In this module, we'll:

✔️Solidify everything you've learned

✔️Review your next steps for success

✔️Learn about Academy membership & the certification process

✔️Celebrate with a Tribe 1 initiation at our final gathering