Life can be hard. iRest can help.
iRest® Yoga Nidra is an evidence-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions and thought patterns, calms the nervous system, and develops an inner state of well-being and equanimity that underlies all circumstance you may encounter in your life. Research has shown iRest effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and chemical dependency, as well as an overall increase in well-being. Its practice is integrative as it heals the various unresolved issues and traumas that are present in your body and mind, and restorative as it enables you to recognize your innate peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life. iRest provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life. iRest nourishes noble qualities such as joy, peacefulness, empathy, forgiveness, patience and loving kindness toward yourself and others. People who practice iRest report:
- Greater ability to relax and enjoy life
- Reduced insomnia and levels of stress
- Increased inner peace and well-being
- Reduced depression, fear and anxiety
- Improved interpersonal relations
- Reduced chronic and acute pain
iRest® Yoga Nidra has been developed over the past twenty-six years by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, author, researcher and yogic scholar, and is uniquely suitable for a Western audience. Extensive research has shown that iRest effectively supports the healing process across a broad range of populations.
Pam Roberts is a Certified iRest® Meditation Teacher, offering iRest in both group and private classes and courses for children, youth and adults. For more information on the Integrative Restoration Institute visit the iRest® website.
“In the end, we realize how simple life is when we accept this moment, just as it is, without pretending to be other than who we are. This is grace in action and the culmination of iRest.” – Richard Miller, PhD
1:1 session with Pam
“After a significant loss, I was suffering with debilitating grief. Yoga has always been a source of healing for me, so I consulted with Pam for some advice. We decided to do three private iRest sessions. During the sessions, I became aware of the powerful emotions my body had been storing and replaying. This awareness gave me a sense of acceptance and peace, as once the emotions were acknowledged, I felt released from their grip. The sessions, with Pam as my guide, were profound in my path toward healing. When potential difficulties arise in the future, I am confident that I have learned how to work with my emotions instead of ignoring them. ”- Val Y.
iRest recognizes that the issues are in the tissues and deep healing happens when we become intimate with the body, experiencing it as the great integrator. In this practice we let go of the story, and experience whatever comes up as a sensation in the body. The body is a wonderful lie detector and always trying to tell us when something is not right. In a 1:1 session, iRest is offered as a co-meditation or Dyad where we sit together and meet everything just as it is, welcoming with curiosity whatever comes up as a messenger. During this process of meditative self-inquiry, the student is supported to remain present in their experience while also opening to their natural state of ease and well being. This is a trauma sensitive practice. By opening to just simply Being and welcoming oneself fully from a stance of compassion and non-judgement, deep transformative healing occurs naturally.
60 min – $80 ($70 registered students) 3 – 60 min sessions (min. of three recommended) – $210 ($180 registered students)
All rates subject to 5% GST
For more information or to book a private session contact Pam
For information on an upcoming iRest meditation course, see The Ease of Being: iRest Yoga Nidra