Molly’s Schedule

Public Events

Oct
26
Sat
Trauma, Recovery & Empowerment @ Newtown Congregational Church
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a lecture and Q&A with Molly Birkholm, Co-Founder of Warriors at Ease and a trauma educator of “Trauma, Recovery and Empowerment”. Learn tools that can enhance everyday life and help to uncover a deeper sense of joy. Molly will be joined by Joy Hoffman, founder of “The Joy of Art” and “The Joy of Yoga Nidra” who will lead a session of yoga nidra following the discussion.

All Proceeds with benefit Ben’s Lighthouse a program founded in memory and celebration of Ben Wheeler that seeks to foster all children’s potential to build a more compassionate and connected world. Ben’s Lighthouse provides programs and opportunities that help kids and teens develop empathy, self-awareness and social connection.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

To experience yoga nidra during the second portion of the evening, please bring a yoga pad, two blankets and a washcloth. Chair yoga will be available for those who desire that option.

Oct
27
Sun
Trauma, Recovery & Empowerment @ Yoga for Everybody
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a lecture and Q&A with Molly Birkholm, Co-Founder of Warriors at Ease and a trauma educator of “Trauma, Recovery and Empowerment”. Learn tools that can enhance everyday life and help to uncover a deeper sense of joy. Molly will be joined by Joy Hoffman, founder of “The Joy of Art” and “The Joy of Yoga Nidra” who will lead a session of yoga nidra following the discussion.

FAQs

What can I bring into the event?

To experience yoga nidra during the second portion of the evening, please bring a yoga mat, two blankets and a washcloth. Chair yoga will be available for those who desire that option.

Nov
2
Sat
Uncovering Joy with Miriam Mengotti @ Yoga Center of Key Biscayne
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Uncovering Joy
True joy is not dependent on outward conditions. True joy is a state of being that arises from being connected to our true nature, the part of ourselves that is untouched by anything that has ever happened in life or anything that ever will… the part of ourselves that always exists in peace. We can create the conditions for this authentic joy to arise and grow as a constant experience that holds us throughout the changing experiences of life. We will do exactly this during this workshop using breathing, yoga, yoga nidra guided meditation, as well as opportunities for inspiration and deep connection. Learn ways to create a daily practice that weaves joy throughout your life. Join Molly & Miriam for this unforgettable journey into the heart of joy.
Molly Birkholm is a yoga & meditation teacher trainer, speaker, advisor, show host, and author. She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease, which has pioneered evidence-based resilience and trauma treatment programs that are used in the US military, including training more than 2000 instructors who work at more than 65 military bases and VA hospitals. Molly’s peak performance & resilience training, stress management courses, and trauma treatment programs have been used by c-suite leaders and top organizations, including the US Department of Defense, McKinsey & Company, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Molly leads programs around the world and also teaches through her “Building Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity” and “iRest Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation” 24-class series courses on The Great Courses and as the host of Women’s Empowerment Initiative on Yoga International.
Jan
12
Sun
Winter Creativity Retreat with Molly Birkholm, Swami Paramananda & Hipolito Arriaga @ Sivananda Yoga Ranch Ashram
Jan 12 – Jan 17 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. There will 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.

6:00 a.m. – Wake Up
6:30 a.m. – Chanting, Pranayama (breathing) & Silent Meditation
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
10 a.m. – Morning Yoga
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Outdoor Time or Activities
2:00 p.m. – Yoga Philosophy Talk & Discussion
4:00 p.m. – Afternoon Yoga & iRest Yoga Nidra
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Evening Program & Meditation
10:00 p.m. – Lights Out

Costs:

Through the generosity of 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 directly to retreat participants. If you’re able to make it onto to these shuttles, transport to/from NYC is included. If you cannot make the shuttles, you will need to arrange your own transportation to the ashram.

Veterans and service members will be required to put down a $200 deposit in order to reserve a spot in our retreats. The deposit will be refunded in full after the conclusion of the retreats.

For more information on accommodation costs at Sivananda Yoga Ranch Ashram, please click here.

To register, please email Alexis Miller, the retreat coordinator, at retreats@warriorsatease.org. 

Please be advised that retreats typically fill up right away and have a waiting list. If you would like to attend, please do not delay!

Facilitators:

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 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.

Hipolito Arriaga was born and raised in the South Bronx. In 2003, at age 19, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he served as an Artileryman. Following four years of service, which included two deployments to Iraq, he separated from the military honorably. Post service, he began seeking healing for the various injuries he sustained, both physical and invisible, leading him on an ever-evolving journey of self-discovery. Hipolito is a writer and performer for the Combat Hippies. He’s also trained in Baptiste Power Yoga and Trauma Conscious Yoga. And serves as a wilderness expedition leader with No Barriers Warriors. His performance and writing experience include “AMAL” and “Conscience Under Fire.”

Please review our retreat cancellation policy upon signing up.

Apr
16
Thu
How Yoga Saves Lives @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

It’s remarkable how life’s biggest challenges often pave a direct path to understanding life’s deeper meanings. Rather than accepting victimization, the possibility exists to rise above adversity and create momentous change. Yoga acts as both a catalyst and healing agent in this way — it holds the potential to help you shine light on your darkest moments, giving you the courage to move through them toward profound purpose.

Yoga, meditation, service, and community are some of the most effective tools that bring the empowerment needed to transform a traumatic experience. Wisdom rarely emerges in spite of difficulty, but rather because of it … and when integrated with yoga, that wisdom is more deeply understood.

Learn the ways that yoga has successfully saved lives — how it has transformed the experiences of human trafficking survivors, veterans, prisoners, and others who have undergone immense trauma. Get inspired by the stories of those who have survived life’s greatest challenges … and how they went on to become change-makers in society.

Offered as 1 satsang and 1 workshop (subject to change)

Cost

This Yoga Vacation program is included in our all-inclusive accommodation rates, which include meals, yoga classes, satsangs, and daily Yoga Vacation workshops, as well as access to our beautiful beach and the ashram grounds and amenities.

Accommodations

Our housing options are designed for a range of budgets and personal needs and vary from self-pitched tents to luxurious beachfront suites to comfortable cabins. All of our accommodations are welcoming and simple, and the diverse spectrum allows you to relax and enjoy your time with us at the ashram.

Please note

Payments We accept Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept American Express, Discover, personal checks, or travelers checks. All deposits and payments in US dollars only.

Deposits To guarantee your reservation, a $300 deposit is required. The balance is due at least 14 days before your arrival; we will send you an email reminder a week before we process the balance.

Molly Birkholm is a Sivananda Yoga teacher, iRest Yoga Nidra and meditation teacher trainer, and trauma educator. 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, including human trafficking survivors and homeless communities.

Also a professional speaker, consultant, and writer, Molly’s stress management programs, resilience training, and trauma treatment programs are used by leaders and top organizations around the world, including the US Department of Defense, McKinsey & Company, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Molly teaches yoga-based trainings and retreats around the world, as well as online on The Great Courses and as the host of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative on Yoga International.

Suzi Landolphi is a co-creator of the Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes program at Boulder Crest Retreat. These retreats draw on 30 years of science on post-traumtic growth for veterans and first responders. A licensed psychotherapist, Suzi is co-founder of Big Heart Ranch, where rescue animals and humans support one another’s healing through connection, and was the first Clinical Director of Alo House Recovery Centers. She has also hosted her own radio and television shows, frequently appeared on Oprah, and has published two books.

Apr
18
Sat
Transforming Trauma with Yoga & Meditation Certificate Course @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas
Apr 18 – Apr 22 all-day

It’s your time to transmit ancient ancient yogic healing practices that cutting-edge research is now confirming — that yoga and meditation regulate the nervous system, releases tension and trauma from the body and mind, supports wellness practices that improve self care, and increases emotional insight about ourselves and how we connect to others.

Directly experience the healing potential within these practices and the “why” behind them, to better integrate them into all aspects of your life. This experiential and educational certificate course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about post-traumatic growth.

Course topics include:

  • Safe and nurturing evidence-based methodologies that support the body in healing
  • Yoga Nidra guided mindfulness meditations for insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety and depression
  • Healing practices in breath, visualization, sound and movement
  • Post-traumatic Growth: The Gifts from Trauma and How They Help Create the Life You Deserve
  • Building a self-care plan to integrate these life-changing practices into daily life
Tuition: $650. Add 6 nights accommodation (plan to arrive on or before April 17, 2020 and depart on April 23, 2020 or later).

Please note A 12% Bahamian VAT tax will be added.

Total cost depends on your choice of accommodations and includes all sessions of your course/cleanse/training, meals, yoga classes, satsangs, as well as access to our beautiful beach and the ashram grounds and amenities. (Depending on your schedule, you may also attend optional mid-day Yoga Vacation workshops offered during your stay.)

Stay a little longer. If your schedule allows, consider staying for 2 to 5 days of Yoga Vacation before or after your course to fully integrate your experience. You will enjoy all that the ashram has to offer — healthy meals, yoga classes, meditation, spiritual practice, opportunities for relaxation, community talks, teachings, and performances — as well as optional daily workshops on topics of yoga, health, and spiritual inspiration.

Accommodations

Our housing options are designed for a range of budgets and personal needs and vary from self-pitched tents to luxurious beachfront suites to comfortable cabins. All of our accommodations are welcoming and simple, and the diverse spectrum allows you to relax and enjoy your time with us at the ashram.

Please note

Payments We accept Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept American Express, Discover, personal checks, or travelers checks. All deposits and payments in US dollars only.

Deposits To guarantee your reservation, a $300 deposit is required. The balance is due at least 14 days before your arrival; we will send you an email reminder a week before we process the balance.

Molly Birkholm is a Sivananda Yoga teacher, iRest Yoga Nidra and meditation teacher trainer, and trauma educator. 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, including human trafficking survivors and homeless communities.

Also a professional speaker, consultant, and writer, Molly’s stress management programs, resilience training, and trauma treatment programs are used by leaders and top organizations around the world, including the US Department of Defense, McKinsey & Company, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Molly teaches yoga-based trainings and retreats around the world, as well as online on The Great Courses and as the host of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative on Yoga International.

Suzi Landolphi is a co-creator of the Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes program at Boulder Crest Retreat. These retreats draw on 30 years of science on post-traumtic growth for veterans and first responders. A licensed psychotherapist, Suzi is co-founder of Big Heart Ranch, where rescue animals and humans support one another’s healing through connection, and was the first Clinical Director of Alo House Recovery Centers. She has also hosted her own radio and television shows, frequently appeared on Oprah, and has published two books.

Apr
23
Thu
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas
Apr 23 – Apr 27 all-day

Share the practice of deep relaxation to help with everyday challenges.

Yoga Nidra is a guided form of meditation that is easy to learn, practice, and share with other people. This training course is designed to give you the experiential, philosophical, theoretical, and spiritual understanding of Yoga Nidra that you can use for your own personal healing practice or with clients and students.

Discover how to experience peace and equanimity amidst all of life’s unique challenges. In this training, you will:

  • Learn how to lead Yoga Nidra guided meditation practices
  • Experience how the koshas (Sanskrit for ‘veils’ or ‘layers of consciousness’) create the structure of a Yoga Nidra practice
  • Discover how Yoga Nidra can be a pathway to explore both what is present in your body and mind, as well as deep states of meditation
  • Experience how you can use the practice of Yoga Nidra to work with challenging emotions and beliefs
  • Explore the spiritual and philosophical roots of Yoga Nidra
  • Learn what the clinical research reveals about how Yoga Nidra, mindfulness, and meditation practices affect the body and mind
  • Gain an understanding of how to share Yoga Nidra for trauma, anxiety, sleep, pain relief, and other unique applications and populations
  • Explore how to live Yoga Nidra throughout your day-to-day life.

This training is open to everyone, and may be of particular interest to therapists, mental-health practitioners, teachers, yogis, body workers, and health-care providers.

Tuition: $650. Add 6 nights accommodation (plan to arrive on or before April 22, 2020 and depart on April 28, 2020 or later).

Please note A 12% Bahamian VAT tax will be added.

Total cost depends on your choice of accommodations and includes all sessions of your course/cleanse/training, meals, yoga classes, satsangs, as well as access to our beautiful beach and the ashram grounds and amenities. (Depending on your schedule, you may also attend optional mid-day Yoga Vacation workshops offered during your stay.)

Stay a little longer. If your schedule allows, consider staying for 2 to 5 days of Yoga Vacation before or after your course to fully integrate your experience. You will enjoy all that the ashram has to offer — healthy meals, yoga classes, meditation, spiritual practice, opportunities for relaxation, community talks, teachings, and performances — as well as optional daily workshops on topics of yoga, health, and spiritual inspiration.

Accommodations

Our housing options are designed for a range of budgets and personal needs and vary from self-pitched tents to luxurious beachfront suites to comfortable cabins. All of our accommodations are welcoming and simple, and the diverse spectrum allows you to relax and enjoy your time with us at the ashram.

Please note

Payments We accept Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept American Express, Discover, personal checks, or travelers checks. All deposits and payments in US dollars only.

Deposits To guarantee your reservation, a $300 deposit is required. The balance is due at least 14 days before your arrival; we will send you an email reminder a week before we process the balance.

Molly Birkholm is a Sivananda Yoga teacher, iRest Yoga Nidra and meditation teacher trainer, and trauma educator. 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, including human trafficking survivors and homeless communities.

Also a professional speaker, consultant, and writer, Molly’s stress management programs, resilience training, and trauma treatment programs are used by leaders and top organizations around the world, including the US Department of Defense, McKinsey & Company, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Molly teaches yoga-based trainings and retreats around the world, as well as online on The Great Courses and as the host of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative on Yoga International.

May
5
Tue
Spring Retreat with Molly Birkholm & Swami Kashi @ Kashi Ashram
May 5 – May 11 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. There will 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.

6:00 a.m. – Wake Up
6:30 a.m. – Chanting, Pranayama (breathing) & Silent Meditation
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
10 a.m. – Morning Yoga
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Outdoor Time or Activities
2:00 p.m. – Yoga Philosophy Talk & Discussion
4:00 p.m. – Afternoon Yoga & iRest Yoga Nidra
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Evening Program & Meditation
10:00 p.m. – Lights Out

Costs:

Through the generosity of 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. Kashi 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 a shuttle bus departing from the Miami Airport. Times will be announced directly to retreat participants. If you’re able to make it onto to this shuttle, transport to/from Miami is included. If you cannot make the shuttle, you will need to arrange your own transportation to the ashram.

For more information on accommodation costs at Kashi Ashram, please click here.

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

Please be advised that retreats typically fill up right away and have a waiting list. If you would like to attend, please do not delay!

Facilitators:

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 Kashi is a former Israeli Commando and currently a monk who lives in Rishikesh, India and teaches all over the world. He’s known for his unique ability to transmit deep philosophical truths in a clear, entertaining and joyful way through vivid stories and illustrations. His down-to-Earth approach and loving nature make him an idea bridge between ancient yogic teachings and modern western audiences. www.heartpilgrim.org

Jun
21
Sun
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training – France @ Ashram de Yoga Sivananda
Jun 21 – Jun 26 all-day

Registration coming soon!

Share the practice of deep relaxation to help with everyday challenges.

Yoga Nidra is a guided form of meditation that is easy to learn, practice, and share with other people. This training course is designed to give you the experiential, philosophical, theoretical, and spiritual understanding of Yoga Nidra that you can use for your own personal healing practice or with clients and students.

Discover how to experience peace and equanimity amidst all of life’s unique challenges. In this training, you will:

  • Learn how to lead Yoga Nidra guided meditation practices
  • Experience how the koshas (Sanskrit for ‘veils’ or ‘layers of consciousness’) create the structure of a Yoga Nidra practice
  • Discover how Yoga Nidra can be a pathway to explore both what is present in your body and mind, as well as deep states of meditation
  • Experience how you can use the practice of Yoga Nidra to work with challenging emotions and beliefs
  • Explore the spiritual and philosophical roots of Yoga Nidra
  • Learn what the clinical research reveals about how Yoga Nidra, mindfulness, and meditation practices affect the body and mind
  • Gain an understanding of how to share Yoga Nidra for trauma, anxiety, sleep, pain relief, and other unique applications and populations
  • Explore how to live Yoga Nidra throughout your day-to-day life.

This training is open to everyone, and may be of particular interest to therapists, mental-health practitioners, teachers, yogis, body workers, and health-care providers.

Jun
29
Mon
Yoga Nidra Teacher Training – Austria @ Sivananda Yoga Retreat House
Jun 29 – Jul 4 all-day

Registration coming soon!

Share the practice of deep relaxation to help with everyday challenges.

Yoga Nidra is a guided form of meditation that is easy to learn, practice, and share with other people. This training course is designed to give you the experiential, philosophical, theoretical, and spiritual understanding of Yoga Nidra that you can use for your own personal healing practice or with clients and students.

Discover how to experience peace and equanimity amidst all of life’s unique challenges. In this training, you will:

  • Learn how to lead Yoga Nidra guided meditation practices
  • Experience how the koshas (Sanskrit for ‘veils’ or ‘layers of consciousness’) create the structure of a Yoga Nidra practice
  • Discover how Yoga Nidra can be a pathway to explore both what is present in your body and mind, as well as deep states of meditation
  • Experience how you can use the practice of Yoga Nidra to work with challenging emotions and beliefs
  • Explore the spiritual and philosophical roots of Yoga Nidra
  • Learn what the clinical research reveals about how Yoga Nidra, mindfulness, and meditation practices affect the body and mind
  • Gain an understanding of how to share Yoga Nidra for trauma, anxiety, sleep, pain relief, and other unique applications and populations
  • Explore how to live Yoga Nidra throughout your day-to-day life.

This training is open to everyone, and may be of particular interest to therapists, mental-health practitioners, teachers, yogis, body workers, and health-care providers.

Warriors at Ease Training

You can take our online Warriors at Ease:  Teaching Yoga and Meditation in Military Communities course anytime online!  Molly and the Warriors at Ease Team are featured throughout the training.  www.warrirosatease.org

Private Events

Molly also presents at international conferences, corporate retreats and trainings, private retreats, and yoga and meditation teacher trainings throughout the year.  Click here for more details.

LEVEL I TRAINING DESCRIPTION

Developed over 30 years by Richard Miller PhD, iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation supports psychological, physical and spiritual health, healing and awakening.

HOW IT WORKS

iRest is an accessible and easy to use meditation protocol that is integrative, as it heals unresolved issues and traumas, and restorative, as it aids practitioners in recognizing their innate wholeness and underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances in life.

Research has shown that iRest effectively supports health and healing across a broad range of populations, including those experiencing PTSD, chronic pain, sleep issues, high stress, depression, and anxiety.

I use iRest to manage the daily pain caused by migraines and to find peace in the midst of stress and anxiety. – Nicole, Working Parent

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, and effectively in group and individual settings.

Following the Level 1 Training, you will:

  • Join a global community of practitioners who are teaching iRest in yoga studios, sleep clinics, rehabilitation and healthcare facilities, hospitals, 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 (TCN)” 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.

“iRest is a profound tool which can enhance any therapy. My hope is that anyone struggling with his or her own life challenges, or searching for deeper meaning to life, will have the same opportunity to experience this life-giving practice as I have.”
— Michael, Cancer Survivor

SCHEDULE

5 Day Training- Daily schedule depends upon location.

ABOUT IRI

To find out more about the Integrative Restoration Institute, please visit irest.us.

REQUIRED reading and listening:
Richard Miller, Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (book with audio CD).

RECOMMENDED reading and listening:

CEUs: Approximately 30 CE hours* will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN.

*The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) (www.spiritualcompetency.com ) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs from California for programs from American Psychological Association approved CE providers. LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health Counselors from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP 11909) to sponsor continuing education for Registered Nurses (RN). RNs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

Attendees requesting Professional CE who live outside of California are responsible for contacting their home state licensing organizations to see if there is reciprocity. IRI is not responsible for the decision of licensing boards that lie outside the state of California.

AUDITING

If you have previously completed an iRest Level I teacher training you may audit this event at a cost of $600 (manual not included, $100 manual fee paid to IRI if needed)

  • "Molly has what so many lack: a rare and unpretentious authenticity that people instantly recognize, trust, and respect. Type "A" Fortune 500 CEOs, shell-shocked veterans along with other people unlikely to lay on a yoga mat find peace, purpose, and inspiration with her natural guidance. The clarity and the simplicity with which she shares the practices speak of her mastery."

    Patricia Woodson, Retired CEO of PHOTONET & Humanitarian
  • "Yoga is a gift for yourself and Molly is a gift to Yoga. Molly is a wonderful teacher and skilled facilitator – I am always impressed with her deep knowledge of yoga as a science and a philosophy. But it is her heart and compassion that truly makes her stand out. In this fast paced and sometimes unsettling modern western world, yoga allows me to bring my mind, body and soul back into balance. Molly has helped me cultivate an atmosphere of peace and serenity that I never realized was possible. Her calm assurance is infectious, and her powerful message of self-acceptance and self-love – you are whole just as you are, there is a part of you that is untouched by all that has happened to you –resonates deeply. Treat yourself and grasp the opportunity to deepen your physical, mental and spiritual practice with this warm and empowering guiding spirit. Thank you for all you have helped me realize in myself, Molly!"  

    JR Gregherty, Attorney
  • "Molly is always calm and happy, but don’t let that distract you from the fact that she’s got the strength of a warrior. Molly wasn't in combat, but we vets accept her as one of us. That's the best compliment we can give her."

    Jeff Kelly, Veteran
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