iRest Yoga Nidra Courses & Workshops
iRest yoga nidra for deep rest and wellbeing
iRest Yoga Nidra / Guided Meditation 6 Week Course - Ideal for everyone whether you are a beginner to meditation or more experienced.
"A practical and meaningful meditation course which gives you the tools to remain both calm and focused in response to life's challenges. I particularly liked the insights I gained into the connections between my physical and emotional responses and how being aware of this can be helpful" Sara D
"This guided meditation / iRest course 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"
Sept 10th - Oct 15th, Thursdays 7.30pm - 8.45pm
Online via zoom
This guided meditation course also known as iRest 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 skillfully 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 and it is possible to lose the sense that one is separate from others and to tap into an unshakable sense of interconnectedness to all of life.
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.
There are 10 steps to this meditation practise and each week we focus on key elements building up to a full practise in the 6th week. At the beginning of each session we will explore different aspects of the practise in more detail and there will be time for discussions and questions and every week there will also be a practise.
People who practise iRest yoga nidra report:
*reduced depression, fear and anxiety
*greater ability to relax and enjoy life
*reduced insomnia and levels of stress
*improved interpersonal relations
*reduced chronic and acute pain
*increased inner peace and well being
Cost = £50
*Includes the 6 week course
*Six mp3 meditations recorded in class for use at home or on the move
Teacher : Simon Hoten
Small class sizes (7 maximum). booking is essential.
Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those more experienced in meditation. This is not a physical yoga class. All participants either lie on the ground, on a yoga mat and blanket ( with optional bolster cushions /support under your knees and / or a blanket under your head) or you can sit in a chair on the sofa.
Location : Hillfield Road, West Hampstead Exact address given after booking