Monday, Apr 8, 2013, 7:30 AM
Friday, Apr 12, 2013, 12:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)
iRest Yoga Nidra is an evidence based ancient transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions and thought patterns, calms the nervous system, and develops an inner sanctuary 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 increases well-being. It is an adjunctive treatment that has been integrated into veteran settings, homeless shelters, clinics, and healing and meditation centers, where healthcare professionals are integrating iRest to facilitate their own and their clients’ healing and wellbeing. iRest essentially teaches you how to live a contented life, free of conflict, anxiety, fear, and suffering by opening your mind and body to their inherent ground of health and wholeness.
This Level I training is designed to provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice, and delivery of iRest. This will allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching, or clinical practice. The protocol has been designed for use in various settings that include a personal practice, yoga environments, physical therapy, massage therapy, social work, clinical and medical settings, alternative or integrative medical practices, as well as in-job training and job resiliency programs. Approximately 36 CE hours available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN.
What is included:
Level I iRest Graduates are eligible to:
You will learn iRest Yoga Nidra principles in conjunction with in-depth east-west developmental and psycho/physical practices, that include emotional and cognitive work, and meditative self-inquiry. The program includes interactive dialogue, mind/body deep rest and relaxation, and one-on-one and group deliveries of iRest that emphasize deep, heartfelt listening and welcoming, which in turn produces profound healing for yourself and those you work with.
iRest is one of the most effective and comprehensive programs that I've encountered for healing of trauma and enhancement of psychological well being. One great strength is that it is accessible to a wide range of populations, including veterans, homeless people, those who are seeking to enhance their personal and professional lives, and advanced practitioners who are dedicated to liberation. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Cassandra Vieten, PhD - Psychologist, Mind-Body Medicine Researcher, and Executive Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences
BEFORE JAN. 25, 2013 Early-bird rates:
Accommodations/Use Fees (includes 3 meals/day):
Shared (2 people per room): $680*
Single Room: $800*
Commuter (includes 3 meals/day): $280*
*AFTER JAN. 25, 2013, ADD $75 to the above fees.
Monday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 12:30pm
How to Register:
Visit www.irest.us/events or call the IRI Office at 415-456-3909