iRest Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation based on ancient yogic teachings, made accessible for modern day life. The practice strengthens parts of the brain that allow for greater insight and quiets parts that are responsible for distressing thoughts, feelings, urges, and sensations. Through regular practice, participants make space for wise responding to challenging situations, rather than emotionally reacting.
Yoga Nidra is often called “the yoga of sleep”. There is only one posture – lying down. Participants are guided through the deepest forms of effortless yogic relaxation, inducing a meditative state somewhere between wakefulness and sleep. Studies have shown that yoga nidra may be a helpful complimentary approach for conditions such as post-traumatic stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, addiction, and chronic pain. It can calm the nervous system, decrease emotional reactivity, and improve self-regulation.
Fees are based on a sliding scale according to after tax household income. MAM members receive a discounted rate. Those who are able to pay more make it possible for providers to serve those with less. Payment in full is due by the course deadline and there are no refunds after this date. In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, but refunds will not be provided for any pre-arranged transportation, accommodations or other miscellaneous expenses. Click the appropriate level below to purchase your pass for the course:
Continuing Education Credits:
This course is meant for the general public, but up to 12 continuing education credits are available for this course for MO & KS licensed mental health providers.