Let’s take iRest Meditation for a Test Drive – Your Mileage May Vary

by Jay Coldwell, RYT-200 & iRest Meditation Level 2 Teacher  The stream of consciousness below is similar to what many people experience in an iRest guided meditation practice. As you do your test drive, be sure to notice some things: Moving into direct experience, beyond thoughts and language. Embodiment of sensation, emotion, thought, belief. This […]

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Mantra Japa as a Timeless Practice for Conquering Fear

If you take a moment to sit and notice what you are feeling right now, there is probably a mixmaster of thoughts, emotions, beliefs and feelings running around your body and mind. Continued worries about the pandemic, worry about the future (health, finances, relationships), interacting with people in public again — a mixture of longing […]

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Cultivating Another Mental Attitude with iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation

“When in distress, cultivate another mental attitude” Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali, Chapter 2, sutra 33.  As the pandemic drags on, do you find yourself wondering, what is wrong with us? Why are we so dysfunctional? This is depressing. Something seems wrong. Something seems wrong….with me. In my studies for iRest Yoga Nidra certification, I am […]

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Studio Update Covid-19: Staying Present – Moving Forward

We want to take time to thank you for your support of the studio’s transition to online classes during the pandemic. Our number one concern is the safety of every student, customer, teacher trainee, employee, and teacher. We know that technology has its own unique set of challenges, but we hope that you have found […]

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A Different Way of Being through Yoga Nidra

By Jay Coldwell, RYT-200, iRest® Level 2 Teacher The Yoga Nidra experience. Yoga Nidra is an ancient technique, sometimes called “yogic sleep”. It’s signature practice is a guided body scan led in a particular order. The sequence of the body scan typically follows the physical organization of the motor cortex and sensory cortex in the brain. […]

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Inviting Transformation with Sound

We know the power of sound and how music can energize, or calm us. We know how good it feels to laugh, cry, and to feel the vibrations we make with our own voices resonating deeply within our own chest or throat or head. Science tells us  these vibrations stimulate the vagus nerve, that nerve […]

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