Life can be hard. iRest can help.

iRest is a simple and accessible form of meditation designed for modern day living.

Backed by extensive research, iRest can help people navigate all of life’s challenges and enhance one’s sense of well being and peace.

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 and offers iRest Yoga Nidra in the following formats. Learn more and find what works best for you:

For more information on the Integrative Restoration Institute visit the iRest® website.