iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation

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

About Leslie Boyd, RYT, MS

Leslie has a somatic practice where she sees clients privately. She is currently in the third year of Somatic Experiencing training and is a Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher. The practices of somatics and meditation have been life-changing for her; she considers sharing these practices with others to be her dharma (purpose in life).

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

About Leslie Boyd, RYT, MS

Leslie has a somatic practice where she sees clients privately. She is currently in the third year of Somatic Experiencing training and is a Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher. The practices of somatics and meditation have been life-changing for her; she considers sharing these practices with others to be her dharma (purpose in life).

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation

Saturday, September 2nd, 4 – 6 pm

Cost: $20