From managing stress and difficult emotions to experiencing more fully the beauty of life, iRest Yoga Nidra offers a simple, powerful, and timeless practice for feeling fully alive and at peace in the world. From learning to more fully experience the present moment, reaffirming your sense of purpose in life, cultivating a sense of inner well-being, and proactively engaging in difficult feelings, emotions and beliefs, iRest offers practices that help you foster and sustain a sense of well-being.
This course is for anyone, regardless of meditation experience and invites you to go deeper in your exploration of relaxation and meditation and bring the insights you gain into your everyday life. Each week will focus on a different theme of the iRest process and will engage in a full practice. There will also be time to discuss experiences, questions and challenges. Included with the course will be a workbook and a recording of each weekly practice.
Week 1 – Body sensing and the Inner Resource
Week 2 – The Breath, Setting Intentions and Heartfelt Desire
Week 3 – Working with Feelings and Emotions
Week 4 – Working with Thoughts and Beliefs
Week 5 – Cultivating Joy
Week 6 – From Witnessing to Awareness
iRest has been developed over 40 years by Dr. Richard Miller and associates, drawing on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra (‘sleep yoga’) – Yoga Nidra is the meditative heart of yoga and iRest has adapted the teachings to the conditions of modern life. Research has demonstrated iRest, as educational technique, can effectively alleviate anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, depression, PTS and chemical dependency. iRest Institute trained teachers have successfully delivered the iRest Program to active duty military and combat veterans, chronic pain sufferers, the homeless, the incarcerated, survivors of human trafficking, healthcare providers, and other special interest groups.