EcoNIDRA™ Teacher Training 

Be the voice that reconnects

Reconnecting people and the Earth

The EcoNIDRA™ Teacher Training will teach you how to be the voice that reconnects. It will provide you with all embodied knowledge, skills, feedback and professional resources to be able to facilitate high quality in-person and online EcoNIDRA™ sessions helping people reconnect with the planet reconnect. You will be able to set up your business as a certified EcoNIDRA™ teacher and/or integrate the techniques into your existing body of work as a coach, therapist, (yoga) teacher, forest therapy, nature or mindfulness guide, caretaker and more.

In the Training, you will:

✵ Learn about the Roots and Lineage of EcoNIDRA™, the ancient Yoga Nidra practice, Nature Connection practices and the Power of Kindness movement.
✵ Learn about the Scientific Research behind the practice and how to be able to present its Benefits to your (corporate) participants.
✵ Learn the 10-Step Flow of EcoNIDRA™, how to facilitate your indoor, online or outdoor sessions, what to follow and where to improvise and play.
✵ Learn the specific EcoNIDRA™ Language and its powerful effects on participants' experience.
✵ Learn to use high quality Nature Soundscapes for the Earth Journey part of the session.
✵ Learn about different types of Rotation of Consciousness, aka Pilgrimage through the Body.
✵ Enjoy varied and fun content from EcoNIDRA™ founder and top experts in the field,
✵ Receive five Voice Work Masterclasses from voice experts from Total Vocal Freedom that will help you improve your voice modulation, body awareness and the Relationship with your own Voice.
✵ Enjoy an Immersion in the deeply relaxing and energizing practice of EcoNIDRA™ for yourself as a participant and reflect on the effects on your own nervous system, body, mind and emotions.
Practice  with your own sessions and get feedback.
✵ Enjoy ongoing free monthly live sessions with your trainer and the worldwide community of EcoNIDRA™ Teachers.
✵ Have access to a Resources Library with nature soundscapes, sample session scripts, scientific research studies, recommended books and more.
✵ Get a module about Authentic Marketing with tools and reflective exercises about how to spread the word in a way that feels authentic and is sustainable for you as it comes straight from the heart.
✵ Get ready-made visually appealing Promotional Materials for your sessions.
✵ Have a profile in the worldwide Certified EcoNIDRA™ Teachers Directory on the website where potential participants can find you,
✵ Have access to a Community of EcoNIDRA™ Dragonflies - teachers sharing the mission of relaxing and reconnecting the world.
✵ Have an opportunity to co-create EcoNIDRA™ and nature-based programs together with other teachers.
✵ Have possibilities for Professional Development as well as 1:1 Mentoring for EcoNIDRA™ teachers.

Sound on...


The training consists of:

An online learning platform with content delivered through videos, audios, texts, journaling assignments and quizzes, all accessible via an app or on your computer.
Monthly live sessions with your trainer and the worldwide community of EcoNIDRA™ Teachers.
Recorded EcoNIDRA™ sessions for you to experience, to debrief and learn from.

Voice Work Masterclasses provided by expert voice work teachers from Total Vocal Freedom.

A detailed setup and tutorials for your own guided sessions, with feedback from your trainer.

1:1 Mentoring to help you debrief your sessions, prepare for your sessions, brainstorm ideas or work on any aspect of being an EcoNIDRA™ teacher that you choose.
Resources library with useful resources including promotion materials, nature soundscapes, sample session scripts, scientific research studies, recommended reading and more.
Authentic Marketing Module with best practices and tips for authentic online marketing techniques and how to be found by your participants.
✵ Access to the EcoNIDRA™ Community of teachers (in training),
✵ A Final Project based on a Random Acts of Kindness that will get you started in a way that works for you.
✵ Your Certificate and Logo of a Certified EcoNIDRA™ Teacher to use in your promotion materials.

Continuous support, monthly connection moments with the community of EcoNIDRA™ teachers and your trainer, plus Optional 1:1 Mentoring during and after the Training.

Your Teacher

Kat Novotna

Kat is the founder of EcoNIDRA™, Forest Therapy Guide, Teacher of Presence and Council Facilitator. Kat's passion and mission are to help people reconnect with nature and with themselves, so that they can use the freed up vital energy to improve their health, wellbeing and state of consciousness to do what they were born to do in this life. 

Kat was lucky to be trained and certified by world experts and great mentors in Forest Therapy, Yoga Nidra, Council Facilitation, as a Teacher of Presence, Wellbeing Inspired by Nature Consultant, Holistic Nutrition & Life Coach, in Wilderness First Aid, Cross-Cultural Communication and Linguistics, and has 20 years of experience in training adults, (online) trainings and community building for nature connection related projects. Connect with Kat here.

Contributors to the Training

Shirley Archer

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 to be used in EcoNIDRA™ sessions.

Katharina Pilhofer

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. Katharina will share her knowledge of the science behind brain waves during EcoNIDRA™ , as well as the transformational potential of the practice.

Total Vocal Freedom

In special Masterclasses for EcoNIDRA™ teachers, professional Alexander technique / Voice work specialists from 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, and helps both your participants and yourself relax deeply.

Gordon Hempton

Gordon Hempton, The Soundtracker, 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 have a chance to read Gordon's amazing book, receive a large discount for his nature soundtracks and consult their skillful use with him.

Practical Details

✵ Enroll now, start anytime
✵ Duration: The training is designed to take 3 months, but is completely self-paced to fit into your schedule and life situation. A significant portion of the training entails building up your own embodied experience with the practice and its effects of your own wellbeing, health and life.
✵ Tuition fee: EUR 1.100,- | USD 1.200,-. Certification for life, no hidden fees, ongoing monthly support.
✵ Monthly payment plans, special price for Forest Therapy Guides.


“This training has provided me with much-needed rest during a stressful period of my work-life. It has provided me a valuable tool to relax quickly and effectively, and to help others do so as well. I'm very grateful for the creation of this practice.” –Training participant

"One of a kind journey! It has brought me such growth, learning and tremendous understanding! This practice is such a daily necessity for me now. I am grateful to be a part of this teacher training" - Training participant

"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course from start to finish. The self practice has been a gift in itself alongside being able to learn to share this with others. Thank you for preparing my wings and j clipping me so that I can start to fly. Highly recommended." - EcoNIDRA Teacher Participant

"This practice has been amazing for  me. My spring was set to be incredibly busy so I almost waited. I felt an internal push to take the training, and I am ever happy I did! It's truly the best thing I've done for myself in a long time. I knew I would enjoy it. I had no idea about the connections that would be made. You are all amazing humans and I am privileged to be  sharing this journey with you!!!" - EcoNIDRA Teacher Training participant

"I’m full to the brim with gratitude for this practice and this training! A heartfelt thank you. It’s magic! I’m looking forward to leading more sessions!" - EcoNIDRA Teacher Training participant

"Thank you SO MUCH! By creating EcoNIDRA, you have made my life even more rich, beautiful and meaningful." - EcoNIDRA Teacher Training participant

"The Essence of  Love: Both the practice of EcoNidra and this teacher training course are the embodiment of love and dignity. Even in the moments when the whispers of my competitive nature or insecurity tugged efforted to derail me, the dragonflies and the "voice that connects" slowed my breath and reminded me of my spacious being and the real of timing. Everything you need to learn about EcoNidra -- what it is, how it works, how you can make it yours, how to develop your voice and how to market -- are included clearly and enjoyably in this training. Truly, Kat Novotna is inviting a world of kindness and rested bodies to rise and be the new normal." - EcoNIDRA Teacher Training participant

"A deeply Nourishing Experience: If you need better quality rest or you know people around you who need such, the ecoNIDRA practice is for you. Take this certification course for deepening your own connection to self and to the planet, as well as for having an easily accessible way to help others get the nourishment that they deserve. I highly recommend this course and experience!" - EcoNIDRA Teacher Training Participant

"Kat, I am feeling so much gratitude for you and how very rich of a teacher training program you have offered to us. I was just looking through the Resources Library - it is absolutely wonderful and so full with essential materials for us to begin offering this practice. " - EcoNIDRA Teacher Training Participant

"This is such a lovely practice! I cannot wait to share it with others. You are wonderful to get this put together  and offer it. I'm not sure I mentioned it earlier, but I'm impressed with how well the entire program has been run. Thank you again!"   - EcoNIDRA Teacher Training Participant

"Like water flowing out and into the world, as vapor, rain and bodies of water, EcoNIDRA will be everywhere serving those who need it." - EcoNIDRA Teacher Training Participant

"Thus far, the training, instructor (Kat) and practice have been incredibly wonderful. I feel such a lovely connection with it. Kat has been responsive to questions, generous with her time and connective in her techniques. I feel transported and balanced when we experience a session in training. The only thing I struggle with is the technical aspects, and I'm working on that end of things. I highly recommend this training!!!" - EcoNIDRA Teacher Training Participant

"Kat, after so many years of taking marketing courses from the time I first became a health educator, it has kind of burned me out. Module 5 has been like a breath of fresh air. I am really feeling my next steps already in a much more authentic way. Thank you."  -EcoNIDRA Teacher Training Participant

"I have absolutely loved the training Kat, it’s been such a special experience and a wonderful deepening for me. Your facilitation - how you held the space, the platform, the material and the pace of it was all fabulous. For me, it was the perfect combination of live and online and meeting and connecting with all the other dragonflies has been so beautiful and enriching. I’m thrilled to be certified and am so looking forward to sharing EcoNIDRA with my community." - EcoNIDRA Teacher Training participant

“I am loving the journey, the pace of the course is really lovely and the quality of all of the materials is great. Lots to reflect on and plenty of additional things to read - I'm looking forward to exploring the reading on nature sounds and effect on us as well as reading Gordon's book which looks fabulous.” – EcoNIDRA Teacher Training participant

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'Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.' - His Holiness the Dalai Lama