Events


 

February 16-18, 2019 (afternoons)
iRest Meditation Immersion
Willow Street Yoga, Silver Spring, MD

Come join us for this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion event where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.

This iRest Immersion event is open to everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike wishing to sample the fullness iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

About iRest Yoga Nidra
iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice of iRest enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. iRest meditation is both an excellent personal practice as well as adjunctive practice for healthcare & healing professionals. Research shows iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain & post-traumatic stress disorder, and enhances joy, equanimity & wellbeing in daily life.

Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue:

-Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
-Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
-Foster well-being and resiliency from stress & anxiety
-Experience BodySensing in movement
-Practice BreathSensing for resiliency, increased energy and relaxation
-Learn to skillfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
-Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security and peace
-Awaken to your essential wholeness

 

March 8-9,2019
Developing an Ethic of Play: Strategies for Professional Resilience with Robin Carnes & Kate Amoss, LCPC
Starbright Training Institute in Fairfax, VA
CE’s for Therapists

As a clinician, you know the power of play for your clients, but have you
explored play for yourself? Play has benefits that are physical,
emotional, and psychological. In this workshop, Robin Carnes and Kate
Amoss will introduce you to the life-changing practice of InterPlay, an
evidence-based system of structured play for adults. It begins with the
birthright practices of movement, vocalization, and storytelling. You
will learn how the system of InterPlay mitigates the cumulative effects
of compassion fatigue and burnout. Come and develop strategies to
improve your professional resilience and to enhance the effectiveness of your
clinical work.

What can InterPlay do for you and your practice?
• Foster relaxation, play, connection, exploration, and creative expression
• Provide body-based tools to minimize stress and maximize ease
• Experience how an ethic of play contributes to better life/work balance
• Help you make wiser, more grounded decisions.
• Uncover your hidden resources for sustainable self-care.

 

May 17-19, 2019
Cultivating Radical Gratitude
Yogaville, Buckingham, VA

Gratitude is part of every spiritual tradition and now modern science shows that it enhances every aspect of our health—physical, mental, and emotional. Not only that, the most grateful people in the world are also the happiest.

In this workshop we will explore various aspects of gratitude, its relationship to mindfulness practice, and the science behind it. We will experience many specific gratitude practices, playful movement, and iRest meditation. You can grow your capacity to be grateful for almost everything in your life and your past—it just takes practice.

The research shows that people can learn to grow their attitude of gratitude through practice. This fun weekend could just radically change your life.

In this workshop, you will:

Receive an overview of the vast field of research on gratitude and its benefits
Learn a wide range of gratitude exercises and practices that improve your gratitude perspective
Experience guided iRest meditation practices oriented toward cultivating gratitude
Consider a wider and wider range of events, people and circumstances you could feel grateful for
Experiment with playful, structured experiences designed to highlight underlying assumptions and open your heart

 

May 31-June 1, 2019
Integrating Mind-Body Skills into Your Clinical Practice: A Skills-Based Training for Therapists
Starbright Training Institute, Fairfax, VA
CE’s for Therapists

The purpose of the experiential workshop is two fold: 1) to offer therapists a variety of easy to adopt, evidence-based, mind-body skills to prevent and mitigate the effects of compassion fatigue; and 2) to assist therapists in skillfully integrating simple, evidence-based mind-body skills into their work with clients. Research shows that daily practice in nervous system down-regulation mitigates the impact of trauma, reduces compassion fatigue and secondary trauma and improves personal resilience. To this end, we will focus on practical, easy-to-learn skills to maintain their mental/emotional fitness to work with clients, as well as to integrate into work with clients who present with trauma-related symptoms. The presenter will offer a scientific framework for these practices, ample experiential practices, and opportunities to practice teaching the practices in role plays of clinical scenarios.

 

November 8-11, 2019
iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Immersion
Yogaville, Buckingham, VA

Come join us for this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion event where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat.

This iRest Immersion event is open to everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike wishing to sample the fullness iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

About iRest Yoga Nidra
iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation and healing protocol. The practice of iRest enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and offers a portal for awakening to your essential nature. iRest meditation is both an excellent personal practice as well as adjunctive practice for healthcare & healing professionals. Research shows iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain & post-traumatic stress disorder, and enhances joy, equanimity & wellbeing in daily life.

Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue:

-Learn the 10-Step iRest Protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice
-Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life
-Foster well-being and resiliency from stress & anxiety
-Experience BodySensing in movement
-Practice BreathSensing for resiliency, increased energy and relaxation
-Learn to skillfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life
-Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security and peace
-Awaken to your essential wholeness

 

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