iRest® for deep rest and wellbeing
iRest yoga nidra is a research backed practise that teaches tools that can be used to to deeply calm the nervous system, develop a strong sense of well being, peace and skilfully deal with challenging situations throughout daily life including: coping with daily stress, resolving trauma, decreasing depression and anxiety, relieving chronic pain, improving sleep. Check out the latest research here
At the beginning of this practise, you are actively encouraged to lie down, (but you can sit if you wish to) and get as comfortable as you can. What follows is then a guided process of relaxation and self inquiry where you become increasingly aware of your physical body including your breath and inner world. You will likely experience yourself in a level of consciousness somewhere between being fully awake and sleeping
Through its practise, it teaches you to carefully investigate the nature of the beliefs that you hold about yourself, as well as to integrate feelings, emotions and thoughts both positive and negative in order to recognise your true nature, your underlying peace of mind and equanimity that is always present amidst all the changing circumstances of life. This meditative practise shows that finding inner peace is not some closed secret but open to everyone who is interested in finding it.
I teach courses, classes and private sessions.
The next public course is -
iRest Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation 6 Week Course
Thursday April 9th - May 14th 7.30pm - 8.45pm
For classes -
Yoga class including a 30 minute iRest Yoga Nidra practise
every second Sunday of the month 7.15pm - 8.30pm at
West Hampstead Community Centre
Restorative Yoga including iRest yoga nidra
Restorative yoga combines a deeply nourishing environment of stillness with postures to encourage a natural process of healing. Join us to breathe deeply, move gently, rejuvenate and relax. Yoga postures are practised normally supine / lying down, supported by props, such as bolsters and blankets, and held for up to 15 minutes to allow the body to let go, releasing muscular tension. When practised regularly restorative yoga will help you to :
deeply and completely relax the body, enhance flexibility, heal the effects of chronic stress
balance energy, recover from illness or injury, balance the nervous system, boost the immune system, quieten the mind, live more fully in the present moment.
It is recommended and useful for everyone regardless of age, flexibility or strength and is a beautiful complement to an active lifestyle. It can be a great addition to, or alternative to meditation classes. I teach workshops and private sessions.
'The Big Relax' Restorative Yoga Extended Session including iRest yoga nidra
Wednesday May 21st 7.15pm - 9.15pm
For practices via Zoom/Skype or Facetime please contact me for details.