Integrative Restoration® Yoga Nidra

Group or Individual Mindfulness Sessions

Group iRest Sessions 2023

Sue is continuing to offer monthly iRest sessions at Bardon Counselling Centre with her colleague, Alina from Inner Smile Nutrition & Wellbeing. Sue and Alina decided to offer these group iRest sessions in late 2022, due to their shared passion for the efficacy of iRest for helping people to relax and experience the present moment clearly, with acceptance. Sessions are held on a Friday evening, 6 – 7:30pm, in a lovely dedicated yoga and meditation space at the Bardon Centre. For upcoming session dates, and to book, please see here.

What is iRest?

Based on the ancient teachings of meditation, iRest is an evidence-based, transformative practice. This practice of yoga nidra is integrative, as it can heal the various unresolved issues and traumas that are present in your body and mind; and restorative, as it enables you to recognise your innate peace of mind that is always present, even amidst all changing circumstances of life. This practice can lead to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing and well-being. iRest provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships and provide you with greater mastery and control in your life. iRest nourishes numerous positive qualities such as joy, peacefulness, empathy, forgiveness, patience, and loving kindness toward yourself and others.

People who practice iRest report:

• Greater ability to relax and enjoy life

• Reduced insomnia and levels of stress

• Increased inner peace and well-being

• Reduced depression, fear and anxiety

• Improved interpersonal relations

• Reduced chronic and acute pain.

iRest is an evidence-based, mind-body approach that is the result of thirty years of observation, research and hands-on development by Dr. Richard Miller and associates. Please visit for more information.

Evidence Based

iRest® is a comprehensive approach to meditation that is supported by research on its efficacy across a broad range of challenging life situations, from personal life stress to significant occupational or life trauma. It’s important for any psychology to be backed by good quality research so that you can be confident that you’re getting the best possible outcomes.

Fully Relax

Regular practice of iRest can help to decrease stress, and indeed change one’s relationship to stress, through the process of coming to the present moment, and learning to be with all arising experiences, while in a state of deep relaxation.

Increase Emotional Flexibility

More than just a meditation course, iRest teaches participants skills that they can apply to their broader life that can reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, fear, and even chronic pain.

Please get in touch if you would like to arrange an individual iRest session, or if you are interested in taking part in small group iRest sessions.

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