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An Introduction to Yoga Nidra

  • Center for Chicago Integration and Healing 4700 North Ravenswood Avenue, Suite C Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)

For Therapists & Other Mental Health Professionals

This workshop is for psychotherapists (and other mental health professionals) who are interested in personal exploration of Yoga Nidra, a form of guided mindfulness meditation. We will be working with the Integrative Restoration (iRest®) approach; a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry which is currently being utilized in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools.

Yoga Nidra is a systematic process for leading the body and mind into receptive states of relaxation and deep presence, accessing inner healing and the pure awareness of being. It is awonderful support for therapist self-care. The practice of Yoga Nidra can unwind stress, aid sleep, assist in problem solving, and help reduce anxiety, depression and secondary trauma. It is a vehicle for exploring our life experiences and entering into a deeper connection with all that is.

Our session will include:

  • An experiential exploration of customized Yoga Nidra practices
  • Two recorded practices for use at home
  • The iRest Yoga Nidra Handbook and supplemental reading materials
  • Everyday mindfulness tools for personal use and with clients
  • Mindful office yoga, to distress between clients

Our time together will be primarily experiential - creating space for personal exploration, self-inquiry, and deep relaxation.  

Corinne Peterson, MPH, LMT, RYT, has been teaching yoga since 1994. Corinne has a gentle teaching style influenced by 20 year of study in the traditions of Viniyoga, Kriya and Iyengar yoga. She is certified as an iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher through Richard Miller, PhD and the Integrative Restoration Institute. Corinne also received training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center at the Justice Research Institute founded by Bessel van der Kolk.

$150, 6 CEUs offered for LCSWs, LCPCs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.

To register, please call 773/754-7441, X25