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iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation

iRest® Yoga Nidra is a secular form of meditation developed by Richard Miller, PhD. This practice merges the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra meditation, translated as "Sleep of the Yogi," within the psychological framework of the Western mind. This trauma-informed practice ushers practitioners through 8 levels of consciousness, presented one step at a time, in order to develop safe and intentional familiarity with your internal landscape.  The end result can be:


  • experience of joy

  • inner resource for aid in exploring difficult sensations

  • increased body awareness

  • exploration of thoughts/emotions/beliefs

  • conjuring a relationship to your heart's desire in life

What makes iRest® meditation different than other forms of meditation?


This practice is done lying down and seeks to induce the deepest relaxation possible, even sleep! It is a guided experience, with instruction given throughout the entire

30-35 minute practice. The aim is to deeply relax the body and  mind in order to enter a state of focused self-inquiry.

Why choose iRest® Yoga Nidra?


I can only speak from my experience. For me, iRest® has provided more lasting results due to its gentle, direct, fully supported and infinitely interesting method of diving into the complexity of the human mind. I truly believe one  of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves in modern times is the opportunity and space to deeply relax, focus on our inner life and learn how to better respond, communicate with and relate to our experiences.


iRest® Yoga Nidra is the tool that has blessed me with deeper awareness of my habits and patterns, while also providing guidance for how to make better choices for my health and happiness.

If you have any questions or desire more information related to iRest® Yoga Nidra, please visit the Integrative Restoration Institute's website via the link below:


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