What is iRest®?
iRest is a deeply relaxing and transformational form of yoga nidra meditation developed by world renowned researcher and clinical psychologist, Dr. Richard Miller.
It’s a well researched, ten-step meditation protocol that helps us re-orient to a healthy relationship with our body, breath, emotions and thoughts.
With it we learn to sense into the body and welcome what is, just as it is. It also gives us a framework that helps us reconnect to a sense of well-being and safety that is always here regardless of what life brings.
How can iRest help?
For many people, iRest is a meditation protocol that simply helps them relax or deal with stress. It is used around the world in yoga studios and also in clinical, hospice, correctional and military settings to help people work through trauma (PTSD), depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.
iRest gives us tools to work through unresolved issues in our lives by neutralising negative emotions and beliefs. Consistent practice allows a greater sense of resiliency and clarity that can be brought to all aspects of life.
Any issues you find challenging can be brought to an iRest session for exploration. You can also book a session to learn more about mindfulness and yoga nidra meditation, or to inquire into the nature of the Self and Awareness.
What can I expect from an iRest session?
While most forms of meditation are done in group settings, iRest has also been developed to be used in dyad (one-on-one with a facilitator). Each meditation session is shaped by your needs, depending on what issue you would like to work with, or depending on what is most wanting to be spontaneously seen and heard on the day.
A one-on-one session can be done seated or lying down, whichever you find most comfortable. In dyad you will be asked if you'd like to share your meditation experience aloud, in co-meditation with the facilitator, or if you'd rather receive an individually tailored, guided, but silent (on your part) practice.
In an iRest session you can expect to move through a series of inquiries learning how to be fully and safely present with your body, breath, emotions, thoughts, and overall sense of self. Emphasis is put on connecting with an inner resource so that you might safely and securely move through your practice. Emotions and thoughts are explored as sensations in the body, observing them while in a deep state of relaxation. It also allows you to connect to your deepest, authentic nature which is always whole and healthy. From this place you might feel a sense of psychological and physical restoration, a release of self-judgement, empowered to live life to its fullest.