Nov
2
Fri
iRest Yoga Nidra – Fayetteville, NC @ Guiding Wellness Institute
Nov 2 – Nov 7 all-day

iRest Yoga Nidra has been developed over the past thirty years by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, author, researcher and yogic scholar, and is uniquely suitable for a Western audience. Extensive research has shown that iRest effectively supports the healing process across a broad range of populations. Currently, there are iRest programs in military hospitals across the U.S., as well as in correctional facilities, hospices, clinics, schools, and organizations supporting personal growth and well-being. In June of 2010, iRest was endorsed by the US Army Surgeon General and Defense Centers of Excellence as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

To register for this course, please visit the Guiding Wellness Institute website.

Schedule:
Friday, November 2, 2018;
Registration 5PM-6PM / Class – 6PM-8:30PM
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Class 8:15AM-6PM
Sunday, November 4, 2018 – Class 8:30AM-6PM
Monday, November 5, 2018 – Class 8:30AM-6PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – Class 8:30AM-6PM

Tuition: $1495 Earlybird/ $1595 Regular
(Includes a comprehensive manual and a level 1 training audio download.)

In this Level 1 Training, you will learn:

  • The core principles and practice of iRest meditation.
  • How to use iRest for your personal practice.
  • How to teach and deliver iRest simply yet effectively in group and individual settings.

Following the Level 1 Training, you will:

  • Join a global community of teachers teaching iRest in yoga studios, sleep clinics, rehabilitation and healthcare facilities, hospice, prisons, universities, schools, as well as in private practice.
  • Be able to list yourself on the IRI website as a Level 1 Teacher in Training.
  • Be able to access our “Teacher Resources” and our “Teachers Community Network” for further personal and professional support.
  • Be recommended by IRI to people seeking iRest teachers in their local area.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as a Level I Teacher-in-Training you must arrive on time every day and attend all training sessions.

The iRest Level I Training introduces you to the historical context and path of meditation in which iRest is embedded and provides you with an:

  • Understanding of Eastern and Western psycho-spiritual perspectives that form the path of meditation and iRest.
  • Understanding of the evidence-based research showing the efficacy of iRest and its use with different psycho-physical issues and populations.
  • Understanding of iRest within the context of meditation.
  • Understanding of the teacher-student relationship, teaching issues and ethical considerations.
  • Teaches you the Ten Steps of iRest.
  • Introduces and teaches you to use iRest for your personal practice.
  • Teaches you how to teach iRest to groups and individuals in order to provide simple yet highly effective delivery of iRest in group and individual settings.
  • Provides you the opportunity to participate in group lectures and peer discussion groups.
  • Provides you the opportunity to receive and participate in multiple iRest experiential group and one-on-one practice sessions.

Level I iRest Attendees are eligible to:

  • Use the designation “Teacher-in-Training Level I” in advertising and promotional materials, and when delivering iRest in public and professional settings. Those not intending to continue to Certification, may describe their teaching as “influenced by the iRest protocol and the teachings of Richard Miller and the Integrative Restoration Institute.”
  • Be listed on the IRI website as a having attended the Integrative Restoration Institute’s iRest Level I Training.
  • Post your personal profile on the IRI website, listing yourself as “Attended Level I iRest Training.” This posting will allow people who are seeking iRest group or individual sessions in their local area to find your name and view your qualifications as a provider of these sessions.
  • Audit Level I Trainings at reduced rates.
  • Utilize private mentoring from IRI Certified Mentors (additional fees apply).
  • Access the valuable “iRest Teacher’s Resource Webpage” to download iRest teaching materials and professionally designed promotional brochures, flyers, and more!
  • Join the iRest “Teacher’s Community Network” (TCN) (additional fees apply).

Click here to visit the Guiding Wellness Website to register and learn more.

Jan
11
Fri
Deep Relaxation with iRest Yoga Nidra @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch
Jan 11 – Jan 13 all-day

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness that is an immensely powerful guided meditation technique and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. Learn and experience how this practice can evoke deep states of rest and relaxation.

Registration Information

The course tuition (listed above) is for the whole program. Your accommodation rate includes meals, Satsangs, and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

Program Schedule

Friday

2:00pm      Check-in
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out

Saturday

5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00pm    Optional Activity (coaching class, walk or other activity)
2:00pm      Yoga Nidra Workshop
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out

Sunday

5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am       Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
11:00am – 1:00pm      Yoga Nidra Workshop
12:00pm    Room Check-Out

* Satsang – 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan/chanting, spiritual lecture.
Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.

For more information and to register for this course, please visit: https://sivanandayogaranch.org/event/irest-yoga-nidra-2019/

Jan
13
Sun
Winter Creativity Retreat with Molly Birkholm and Swami Paramananda @ Sivananda Yoga Ranch Ashram
Jan 13 – Jan 18 all-day

Join us for a Warriors at Ease Retreat that offers a deep dive into the practices of yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy! This retreat is special because it’s a civilian-veteran retreat, designed to bring people together for a week of personal reflection, transformation and growth. Through this unique combination, participants will have the opportunity to learn from one another and develop a deeper sense of connection amidst deep practice.

Attendees can expect a daily program that includes yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra, Vedanta lectures, silent meditation, breathing practices, creativity practices, vegetarian food, personal reflection time, and community fun with fellow attendees. As a special surprise for Winter Creativity Retreat participants, Hipólito Arriaga-Harari III and Anthony Torres Jr. will be leading us in some truly unique creativity experiences and collaborations! There will also be two days of silence during the week, in which participants are invited to adhere to Mauna (Sanskrit for “silence”) throughout the day’s activities.

The focus is on going deep into the practices of yoga and meditation. There will be no difference in participation between veterans, civilians, or providers of the retreat. We are all in this together, we will all be doing the practices. We will all be sharing in the experience.

This retreat is open to veterans and civilians who already have a regular meditation and yoga practice and are interested in an advanced retreat. This retreat will maintain a strict retreat schedule. It is rigorous, but we are inviting people who are serious practitioners and who from their own personal interest want to experience Advanced Retreat.

Costs:

Through the generosity of a private donor, the tuition for this retreat is covered for both civilians and veterans. Veterans need to cover only their travel expenses and civilians need to cover their travel and accommodation expenses at the Ashram. The Sivananda Yoga Ranch Ashram is a sweet place, which is carefully maintained by beautiful souls and on a gorgeous piece of property. The food is vegetarian and delicious. Much of it is grown on the property. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Please advise of other dietary restrictions. There will be two shuttle buses departing from NYC. Times will be announced soon. If you are able to make it onto these shuttles, transport to/ from NYC is included. If you cannot make the shuttles, you will need to arrange your own transport to the ashram.

To register, please email Betsy Diller, the retreat coordinator, at: retreats@warriorsatease.org

January Winter Creativity Retreat Schedule:
6:00 am: Wake up
6:30 am: Morning Satsang: Silent Meditation & Program
8:00 am: Morning Pranayama (Breathing) & Yoga
10:00 am: Brunch
12:00 pm: Creativity Practices
2:00 pm: Yoga Philosophy Talk/ Discussion with Swami Paramananda
4:00 pm: Afternoon Practice & iRest Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Evening Silent Meditation & Program
10:00 pm: Lights out

Facilitators:

Molly Birkholm (Teaching at both Retreats) Molly Birkholm is a yoga and meditation teacher trainer, professional speaker, consultant, and author. She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease and has helped pioneer evidence-based trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation programs for PTSD in the military and other communities affected by trauma and stress. Molly’s stress management programs, resilience training, and trauma treatment programs are used by leaders and top organizations. Molly teaches trainings and retreats around the world and also online on The Great Courses and as the host of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative on Yoga International. www.mollybirkholm.com

Swami Paramananda (Teaching at the January 13-18 Retreat) is the manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and longtime teacher of Sivananda Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Bahamas, New York, and India. A much-loved teacher admired for his humor, warmth, and devotion to the practice, he seamlessly weaves classical yoga teachings into modern daily life. He is also a veteran after serving in the Israeli Special Forces.https://sivanandayogaranch.org

Molly Birkholm