Integrative Restoration (iRest®)
iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation
Integrative Restoration, iRest for short, is an evidence-based, trauma-sensitive practice that combines the ancient practice of yoga nidra with modern-day psychology and neuroscience to support full-body wellness. Studies show iRest reduces anxiety, stress and chronic pain and improves sleep and overall well being.
The practice is integrative as it heals the various unresolved issues and traumas that are present in the body and mind, and restorative as it enables you to recognize your innate peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances of life.
Research shows iRest can be effective in reducing stress, anxiety, and chronic pain as well as improving sleep and overall well being. The benefits of iRest have proven so effective that the U.S. military uses it extensively..
This guided practice has helped special operations troops improve their resiliency, executives manage stress, cancer patients cope with pain, and trauma survivors experience safety and healing.
No special skills or experience are needed to do the practice. It can be done seated or lying down, with eyes open or eyes closed. There is not a wrong or a right way to do it. The best way to learn it is to do it.
- Cope with daily stress
- Resolve trauma
- Decrease depression and anxiety
- Relieve chronic pain
- Improve sleep
- Awaken to your true nature
"Turi’s classes help me to gain insight, calm anxiety,'quiet' ear ringing, and feel grounded and relaxed."
"I find yoga nidra particularly effective as a way to discover inner peace. I experience a deep and satisfying sense of peacefulness and release from anxiety after the classes and it lasts."
"[As a result of our weekly sessions] I have a heightened sense of resolve to live my life well and with intention."
At Health in Motion, certified iRest teacher Turi Hetherington, offers both group classes and private sessions.
Group classes are combined with gentle yoga to help release stress and tension in the body to that you can rest with greater ease go deeper into your meditation practice.
Private sessions can be used in many ways:
- an introduction to/personal exploration of the 10-step protocol of iRest
- customizing a practice to support your wellness goals
- working with chronic or acute pain, difficult emotions and/or core beliefs
- a co-meditation to welcome whatever may be arising for you in the present moment from a place of complete openness
All of the above provide a context for transformative healing, integration and insight that support you in living with a greater sense of balance and harmony.
Register now for PRIVATE SESSIONS or GROUP CLASSES