Join me in the healing practice of iRest meditation on Zoom. My weekly offerings include sessions such as: Befriending the Anxious Mind; When Depression is the Visitor; iRest for Deep Rest and Restoration in the Nervous System; A Journey through the Chakras; Finding Peace in Stressful Times. The sessions are 45 minutes long and cost CAD$10,00. Contact me through my website for further information. 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.
Dyad Co-meditations are a form of one-on-one iRest where we 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. In our session together, I will help you uncover an Inner Resource of well-being and resilience that lives inside of you regardless your life circumstances. I will teach you tools to meet and welcome all your experiences (sensations, emotions, thoughts, beliefs and memories) as messengers that can guide you towards the right action to take in your life. One-on-one sessions are particularly helpful if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic stress; or when struggling with coming to peace with life as it is. Contact me for a private session through my website to set up a free half-hour session to see if my offerings match your 'needs and wants'.
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.
I like to call these drawings meditation in ink - they engage me with a gentle focus and gift me with a sense of calm and contentment. All my drawings are filled with hearts, flowers and creatures from Nature reflecting the inherent simplicity of Life and its abundant offering of simple pleasures and blessings. I also have several images exploring Motherhood and the fierce, boundless love a mother feels towards her children. Many of these drawings have been printed as cards and are available for purchase.