iRest Yoga Nidra
iRest Yoga Nidra
Introduction to iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation: A Trauma-Informed Practice
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided mindfulness meditation that offers many tools for navigating our internal emotional landscape amidst these challenging times and throughout our lives. It is a systematic process for leading the body and mind into receptive states of relaxation and deep presence. Through this process we are able to access inner healing and the pure awareness of being. Yoga Nidra is a powerful tool to help reduce stress, overcome insomnia, solve problems, resolve trauma, and neutralize anxiety, fear, anger and depression. It is a process we can use to integrate emotions and thoughts, befriend ourselves, and enter into a deeper connection with all that is.
In this online series we use the Integrative Restoration (iRest®) approach to Yoga Nidra. Each class includes brief discussion, mindful chair yoga, short “micropractices", and a guided Yoga Nidra session (seated in a chair or lying down). Participants receive handouts and guided recordings to support home practice. The recorded practices are available through Dropbox. Please join us!
Prior to the beginning of the series, there will be an individually scheduled Zoom meeting (15 min) to better tailor the class to the needs of the group.
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