Surfing the Waves – iRest Yoga Nidra Course 2021

iRest Course Carol Trevor


Yoga nidra supports us in how we want to feel and be present in the world. It enables us to rediscover an innate wholeness, ease and wisdom within that sustains and enriches our lives.

This six-session course offers a comprehensive introduction to the practice of iRest® Yoga Nidra.

iRest is a contemporary, evidence-based and trauma-sensitive form of yoga nidra akin to guided meditation, self-inquiry and deep rest. It is based on perennial wisdom teachings, including the ancient non-dual teachings of meditation/yoga and traditional practices of yoga nidra.

It's accessible and beneficial to all, and has been shown to support:
* Reduced stress, anxiety, depression and doubt
* Reduced insomnia
* Reduced chronic and acute pain
* Skilful navigation of emotions, thoughts, feelings and beliefs
* Clarity and insight leading to aligned responses and right action
* A greater ability to relax and enjoy life
* Greater harmony in relationships
* Unshakeable wellbeing, peace, resilience and purpose

Yoga nidra (sometimes translated as 'yogic sleep') invites us to simply be ourselves and to awaken to our true nature. No fixing is required. Rather, by gently exploring and integrating our layers, the koshas, an underlying peace of mind and inner joy is unveiled. This sustains us amidst all the changing (and challenging) circumstances of life; surfing the waves and finding still waters, comfortable in our own skin.

In addition to yoga studios, iRest yoga nidra is currently practised in hospitals, clinics, hospices, schools, prisons, homeless shelters and the military. If you'd like to know more, please look up iRest and the research of the Integrative Restoration Institute, founded by Richard Miller, PhD.

With these six weekly online classes, you'll have the opportunity to progressively experience each stage of this method together with a lovely, supportive group. An outline is provided below.

Classes will consist of practical inquiries and guided practice, with time for questions and reflections. In addition to audio practices that are yours to keep, you'll receive a workbook (written by the Integrative Restoration Institute) to support your journey as you wish. Practice between sessions is encouraged.

Included is an invitation to try a one-to-one co-meditation or dyad with Carol (at no extra cost), if you wish. This form of self-inquiry and support is the most powerful aspect of iRest, is only available one-to-one, and will be explained on the course.

Carol has practised yoga nidra since the early 2000s and has trained in both a traditional method (Satyananda) and iRest (Level 2). This course will follow the iRest 10-step protocol.

Thursdays, 8-9 pm (UK). Via Zoom. In person or via recordings.

Class dates: 14, 21 and 28 January, 4, 11 and 18 February 2021. 

How to book:
You're welcome to book with the sliding scale offered below. Classes, audio downloads, workbook, optional one-to-one and session video recordings included.

Session video recordings will be available for 6 months from the last session, for those of you who would like to revisit content and/or are unable to attend live.

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If you currently have limited means and are keen to join, please email Carol.

What to bring:
iRest can be practised seated, lying down, standing or walking. Please bring whatever you need to be comfortable e.g. blocks/cushion, blankets, bolster, chair etc. A pen and paper/journal may be helpful.

Joining instructions:
Once you've booked, you'll receive confirmation. A private Zoom link will be emailed the day before each session. Please download the Zoom app here in advance if you don't already have it.


Session 1 - 14 January 2021
Core concepts of iRest
Developing an Inner Resource

Session 2 - 21 January 2021
Intention and Heartfelt Desire (Sankalpa)
Review of previous week

Session 3 - 28 January 2021
Feelings and Emotions, Opposites
Review of previous weeks

Session 4 - 4 February 2021
Beliefs (Thoughts, Images, Memories), Opposites
Review of previous weeks

Session 5 - 11 February 2021
Joy, Equanimity, OK-ness
Review of previous weeks

Session 6 - 18 February 2021
Witnessing and Pure Being/Awareness
Integration of all weeks

If you have any queries, please contact Carol.

Looking forward to sharing this course with you.