"Life is both dreadful and wonderful. To practice meditation is to be in touch with both aspects." Thich Nhat Hanh Integrative Restoration, or iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation is a modern-day secular adaptation of the ancient healing practice of Yoga Nidra. The 10-step iRest protocol was developed by Dr Richard Miller, PhD, a world-renowned spiritual teacher, yogic scholar, and clinical psychologist. iRest is a form of meditative self-inquiry that research shows effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and chemical dependency; while increasing health, resiliency and well-being. It is a body centered, guided meditation practice for self-regulation and self-care that focuses on physical, psychological and spiritual health. iRest nourishes qualities such as joy, peacefulness, empathy, forgiveness, patience and loving-kindness toward yourself and others. iRest is an evidence based healing modality useful for people of any cultural background or experience. It can be done in a group or individual setting and is most often practiced lying down, however, one is always invited to find the most supportive position for the meditation. 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. Contact me for a private session for yourself or a group session for your organization.
"The land of healing lies within; radiant with the happiness that is blindly sought in a thousand outer directions." Swami Vivekananda Dyad Co-meditations are a form of iRest where we meet one-on-one, and welcome everything, just as it is. In this co-meditation, we are learning how to sit face-to-face with ourselves, by sitting face-to-face with another. Simple questions, such as "What is arising in the moment?" What is present now? "Where do you feel that?" keep orienting us to the present moment. A Co-Meditation Dyad is a feeling inquiry where the invitation is always to meet and feel whatever is arising to the degree one can or wants to. By remembering to fully meet each moment , just as it is, integration spontaneously occurs. Contact me for a private session.
MUDRAS - THE HEALING POWER IN YOUR HANDS "I know a cure for sadness: Let your hands touch something that makes your eyes smile." Mirabai Did you know that our hands and fingers are full of meaning and potent healing energy waiting to be tapped into? Mudras are ancient healing hand gestures that work on our energy body that underlies our physical body. They work by affecting our subtle energy centers called chakras, and energy currents called nadis, as well as our brain centers. They release blocked negative energy and activate a vibrant, healthy energy flow. Mudras strengthen the immune system, balance emotions and aid in mental focus and clarity. They are simple to do, promote self-empowerment and are always at your fingertips. They are a beautiful testimony to our inherent wholeness. Contact me for a private or group Mudra session that can be tailored to your needs.
iRest is a mind-body approach to yogic meditation; a modern-day adaptation of the ancient healing practice of yoga nidra. Scientific trials prove its positive effects on people who are experiencing stress, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, PTSD, and other conditions. To find out more about this transformative form of yogic meditation, go to irest.orgRead More
This iRest Meditation guides you through the intelligent and potent 10-step iRest protocol that has been tested and true. The practice guides you through the layers of consciousness: the physical body, the breath, feelings and emotions, beliefs and memories and Joy, thus setting the stage for feeling out into awareness, our Essential Nature of Timeless, Unconditioned Being. The practice always invites us to make peace with life as it is and to recognize the paradox of being this human with real human experiences and also being this timeless presence, the pure openness of Awareness. Awareness that is unconditioned, always fresh, infinitely resourceful, untouched by life - a capacity we all innately hold within ourselves. iRest is a somatic/feeling meditation; it invites you again and again to draw away from the magnetic pull of the ego mind and to keep feeling into how life is unfolding within you moment to moment. The practice for difficult emotions will incorporate the iRest tools/interventions for the journey of integrating these experiences.Read More