iRest Yoga Nidra and Meditation

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Series 

6-Class Series

SUNDAYS – 11:45 – 1:45 pm
March 11th, March 25th
April 22nd, April 29th
May 13th, May 27th

Cost: $20 for 1 class or $100 for all 6

About this Workshop
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation, is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry, which is currently being utilized in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools. Research has shown that iRest effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and chemical dependency while increasing health, resiliency, and well-being.
People using iRest report:
• Decreased stress, anxiety, fear and depression
• Decreased insomnia and sleep disturbances
• Decreased perception of chronic and acute pain
• Improved interpersonal relations
• Increased energy levels
• Increased sense of control in their lives
• More confidence and joy in their lives
• Greater sense of peace and well-being
iRest programs are typically taught as a guided meditation. Students can expect to lie down or sit comfortably during the practice where they are able to:
• Explore and develop intention
• Experience Body Sensitivity training
• Experience breath and energy awareness
• Develop systematic neutralization of:
• Negative body sensations and stress
• Negative feelings & emotions
• Negative beliefs, images and memories
• Experience joy and well-being
• Develop freedom from the sense of separation generated by the senses and mind
• Learn to experience peace amidst the changing circumstances of life
Leslie Boyd, RYT, MS, Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra
Leslie has a somatic counseling practice where she sees clients privately using the Somatic Experiencing method. She began her career as a professional counselor in 2000. The practices of yoga, meditation and Somatic Experiencing (SE) have been life-changing for her. Sharing these practices and methods is something she considers to be her purpose in life.