Reading's Ashtanga Yoga Community
Yoga Nidra Workshop with James Reeves
Sunday 29th April 2018
- Date: Sunday 29th April
- 10:00pm - 4:00pm
We are very excited to have James back to teach a full day Yoga Nidra workshop at Yoga Reading.
iRest Yoga Nidra – a day of transformation
iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions and thought patterns. It calms the nervous system and develops a deep capacity to meet and be at ease within the circumstances we encounter in life. Research has shown that iRest Yoga Nidra effectively reduces, insomnia, chronic pain, chemical dependency, P.T.S.D, depression and anxiety but this is a practice open to all who are interested in discovering their home-ground of wellbeing and exploring the depths of the word ‘yoga’: to feel at one with everything.
This day introduces the 10 steps of iRest Yoga Nidra, with a chance to explore each component of the practice through a mix of explanation and experience. We will introduce and focus on:
• Setting intentions
• Exploring living your heartfelt wishes
• Creating an inner resource of well-being
• Body sensing
• Breath sensing
• Welcoming emotions as messengers and feedback systems
• Meeting the mind and integrating it into practice
• Working with beliefs and deeper levels of identification
• Exploring consciousness and the continuum of awareness
• Enquiring into the thought of self as separate
Who’s it for?
Anyone interested in learning more about yoga nidra, from new learners to those with some experience of the practice and yoga teachers wanting to broaden their knowledge. The weekend also offers a great opportunity for anyone considering iRest Yoga Nidra teacher training to learn more about the practice and its potential applications. Whether your interest in yoga nidra is for personal or professional reasons, you can expect to leave the workshop feeling deeply restored, renewed and equipped with the tools to find a new level of deep rest and the ability to surrender and let go.
Join James and learn how to naturally unveil what lies constant and unyielding behind all aspects of your experience: presence, peace, a natural joy and heart-felt contentment.
"James' heartfelt gentleness and masterful wisdom shine through in his teachings... His expertise lies in his ability to light the path for others to find their own way." Richard Miller, PhD. Founder, Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI)
Founder of Restful Being and the Integrative Restoration Institute’s Director For Europe, James has studied with a wide range of teachers, taking favourite insights and practices from the schools of Hatha, Tantra, Advaita Vedanta and Sankhya philosophy. James’ greatest inspiration has been the work of Richard Miller, PhD. Richard founded the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI) in the US and established the iRest Yoga Nidra protocol, a system of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry. James is currently the only IRI-sponsored teacher trainer in Europe. He has worked with organizations such as Oxford University, Oxfam and Khiron House Trauma Clinic, and even been jetted off to the Oscars (though not down the red carpet, sadly). James is also a regular teacher of online yoga classes at www.ekhartyoga.com