03. September 2019 - 18:30
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iRest Yoga Nidra Course | Cardiff | Tuesday, 03. September 2019

New iRest Yoga Nidra course starting in September 2019
iRest Yoga Nidra is a type of yoga therapy practice.  The research carried out on iRest has shown that it has helped people reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia; deal with daily stresses; reduce tendency for relapse in people with chemical dependency; manage chronic pain; overcome symptoms of trauma and increase perceptions of quality of life. The positive results of the research has caused it to be adopted by the American Military for use with veterans. 
Aside from the benefits mentioned above, it would also be of interest for anyone who is generally interested in holistic health and wellbeing, mind-body healing practices, and for anyone who wants to develop their ability to generally manage and master their thoughts and emotions.  
There are no physical requirements to practice iRest, you can either lie down or sit in a chair or on the floor. The teacher will facilitate a movement into the healing state between sleep and wakefulness and then guide through the stages of the practice: relaxing deeply, connecting to the breath, navigating emotions, thoughts and feelings and accessing different states of consciousness. And then grounding and integrating these experiences back into the waking state. 
iRest is a structured (though adaptable) 10-stage protocol. The course will take you through the whole protocol step by step, building week on week. There will be a workbook and also audio recordings to work with between classes. iRest was developed over 30 eyars by Dr Richard Miller who is bothe a clinical psychologist and a yoga practitioner and scholar. iRest has taken the ancient teachings of the Yoga tradition and related traditions and made them very accessible and secular. But the practice has lost none of the depth of the original teachings. When practices regularly - little and often - iRest enables you to meet each moment of your life with unshakable peace and wellbeing, no matter how challenging or difficult your situation. 
The flyer is attached. There is also more information on the iRest website: iRest.org. And if you want to know more you are very welcome to get in touch. 
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is free parking at Penylan Library. 
What should  I bring into the event?
Something to lie on such as a yoga mat. (For the most part, iRest tends to be practised lying down, that said, if this is difficult for you, it can also be practised in a sitting posture (and often is.))Something to keep you warm - a blanket, warm socks… as body temperature tends to drop when in a deep relaxation. A cushion to sit on. (Although if sitting on a cushion is difficult for you then you can sit on a chair and chairs are provided). It is be beneficial to bring a few cushions. Something to support your head when lying down. Another blanket is a good option here or you can bring a pillow, of course. A water bottle as iRest can make people thirsty. (Although the room we are using does have access to water and cups so this isn't essential in this venue). A workbook will be provided but you might want to bring a notebook. A pen
What should I wear?
It would be beneficial to wear comfortable clothing. 
Is there any homework between the sessions?
You will notice more positive changes if you practice between sessions. You will be provided with a recording of the practices each week. Ideally you would practice with these this at least three times between meetings. 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact Melanie at: melaniejohnson@talktalk.net or on 07902637757