iRest Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided mindfulness meditation. Practicing regularly can help you 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. Through this process people learn to welcome life as it is happening and to respond – not react – to challenging situations. The practice can help us alleviate stress, sleep better, and heal unresolved issues and traumas. It is a wonderful support to the psychotherapy process.

People practicing iRest Yoga Nidra experience: decreased stress, anxiety, fear and depression, improved sleep, an ability to better manage pain, healthier interpersonal relations, more confidence and joy, and a greater sense of peace and well-being. It can also allow us to recognize an underlying peace of mind that is always present within us – no matter what circumstances we are facing in life. 

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Corinne Peterson has been teaching yoga since 1994. She received her first yoga instructor certification through the Temple of Kriya Yoga (1995) and a subsequent certification as a teacher and yoga therapist through the American Viniyoga Institute (2006). Corinne has a gentle teaching style influenced by 20 years of study in the traditions of Viniyoga, Kriya and Iyengar yoga. She is certified in iRest® Yoga Nidra 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. She holds a masters degree in public health in the area of health education and promotion, and has been a nationally certified massage therapist since 1997.

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