An Introduction to iRest® Meditation

iRest® Yoga Nidra is based on ancient yogic teachings, but made accessible for modern day life. It is designed to bring the healing benefits of yogic and meditative practices to a wide variety of people. iRest can be practiced by anyone, regardless of whether you are a lifelong meditator or if you have never tried meditation before.

By practicing iRest regularly - a little and often - you can tap into the parts of your brain that allow for greater insight and quiet the parts of the brain that are responsible for negative thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Using iRest, people learn to welcome life as it is happening and to respond - not react - to challenging situations.

iRest can work to alleviate stress, help us sleep better, and heal unresolved issues and traumas. It can also allow us to recognize an underlying peace of mind that is always present within us - no matter what circumstances we are facing in life. People practicing iRest experience:

- Decreased stress, anxiety, fear and depression
- Improved sleep and decreased insomnia
- An ability to better manage chronic and acute pain
- Healthier interpersonal relations
- Heightened energy levels
- Improved sense of control
- More confidence and joy in their lives
- A greater sense of peace and well-being

iRest is practiced and taught by thousands of people worldwide in a number of different organizations that support well-being.

This workshop is experiential and open to anyone - those new to meditation, as well as experienced meditators. In Silver Spring.

Date, Time and Location

Sun Nov 4 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM -- SS

Registration Options

REGISTER Per Person — $30.00

Instructor(s)

Robin Carnes is an Integrative Restoration (iRest®) instructor who worked for six years as part of a multi-disciplinary Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment program at Walter Reed Medical Center and served as the lead instructor in the Department of Defense's study of iRest Yoga Nidra for service members with PTSD. Her pioneering work using yoga and meditation to combat stress and trauma was honored by the Smithsonian Institution and has been featured in magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post and Yoga Journal, as well as in the award-winning documentary Escape Fire: the Fight to Rescue America's Healthcare. Robin is a co-founder of Warriors at Ease, a nationally-recognized non-profit that serves military communities with yoga and meditation. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist and a Senior iRest Teacher and Trainer. She lives in Silver Spring MD where she has a private yoga therapy practice.