Certified iRest Teacher
Ongoing iRest Series

What is iRest?

iRest is short for Integrative Restoration and has been developed from the traditional practice of Yoga Nidra over the past 26 years by Dr. Richard Miller, a clinical psychologist and yogic scholar. Extensive research has shown that iRest effectively supports the healing process across a broad range of populations.

People practicing iRest report:

  • Decreased stress, anxiety, fear and depression
  • Decreased insomnia and sleep disturbances
  • Decreased perception of chronic and acute pain
  • Improved interpersonal relations
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased sense of control in their lives
  • More confidence and joy in their lives
  • Greater sense of peace and well-being

How does iRest work?
iRest is integrative, in that it heals the various unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds that are present in the body and mind. It is restorative in that it aids practitioners in recognizing their underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.

What is an iRest session like?

RadiantTable-R-IconThe iRest protocol is a 35 minute guided relaxation and meditation protocol. Our hour together will include preliminary conversation, a guided iRest practice, and a debrief/question and answer period following the session. You will be resting in a supported relaxation pose during the iRest practice in a way that allows your body to be at ease. Bring your personal life experiences, your questions, and whatever you are currently dealing with in your life.

iRest Tree

What is a Dyad?

Dyad is a co-meditation based on the iRest practice that occurs between the teacher and the student. Dyad is more verbal and less guided as the practitioner explores the sensations, images, thoughts and emotions that are arising for them in the practice.