SPECIAL OFFER UNTIL END OF TERM (July 27):
Our iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation on Thursdays, 5 – 5..45pm. is only
Come join us in the Rest Revolution, and get connected right before pizza night!
iRest Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation guided meditation, that helps calm the nervous system, integrates many yogic philosophical threads, and helps us get clarity and peace of mind.
“iRest is a simple form of meditation designed for modern day living. Everyone needs a way to feel at ease when life gets challenging. iRest helps you tap into a place that is calm – even when life is not.”
Here’s how the practice goes, you arrive and lie down, using the yoga blankets and bolsters to make you super comfy, and I take you through a guided meditation for about 35-40 mins. It can also be done sitting up if you prefer, I have chairs, meditation stools and other yoga props to help you be comfortable in your sitting practice.
Here is a little bit more about iRest, directly from the iRest website:
iRest Yoga Nidra is based on ancient yogic teachings, but made accessible for modern day life. It is designed to bring the healing benefits of yogic and meditative practices to a wide variety of people. iRest can be practiced by anyone, regardless of whether you are a lifelong meditator or if you have never tried meditation before.
By practicing iRest regularly – a little and often – you can tap into the parts of your brain that allow for greater insight and quiet the parts of the brain that are responsible for negative thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Using iRest, people learn to welcome life as it is happening and to respond – not react – to challenging situations.
iRest can work to alleviate stress, help us sleep better, and heal unresolved issues and traumas. It can also allow us recognize an underlying peace of mind that is always present within us – no matter what circumstances we are facing in life. People practicing iRest experience:
- Decreased stress, anxiety, fear and depression
- Improved sleep and decreased insomnia
- An ability to better manage chronic and acute pain
- Healthier interpersonal relations
- Heightened energy levels
- Improved sense of control
- More confidence and joy in their lives
- A greater sense of peace and well-being
iRest is practiced and taught by thousands of people worldwide in a number of different organizations that support well-being. We offer programs in yoga studios, community centers, clinics, schools, hospices, correctional facilities, and U.S. military hospitals. In June of 2010, iRest was endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
iRest was developed by Richard Miller, PhD. Richard is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, author, yogic scholar, researcher and clinical psychologist, who has combined traditional yogic practice with Western psychology and neuroscience. He is committed to bringing the healing benefits of iRest to all segments of our population. Richard also founded the iRest Institute, an educational non-profit with the mission of helping people resolve their pain and suffering, and experience deep healing and peace.