Yoga Therapists

iRest for Yoga Therapy

Learn how to lead iRest Yoga Nidra Meditations for group and private yoga therapy sessions

Why iRest?

iRest teaches the heart of yoga therapy, for recognizing and embodying our inherent health, wholeness, and well-being. It offers you, as a yoga therapist, a vast array of tools for helping your clients awaken to their true state of health, healing, and well-bein

Yoga therapy relies on the art of listening, observing and inquiring.

iRest helps you cultivate these skills, enabling you to be fully receptive and creatively responsive to the needs of your clients during group and individual yoga therapy sessions. Studies have revealed the effectiveness of iRest across multiple scientific trials, showing benefits for people with depression, sleep problems, trauma, chronic pain, and many other conditions.

iRest Teacher Trainings have been designed to prepare you to respond and tailor the practice to your groups and work with individuals, with respect to their presenting issues. You learn specific group deliveries for helping clients respond to their sensations, emotions, and thoughts. During one-on-one sessions, in what are known as ‘co-meditation dyads’ – a unique feature of iRest – you learn how to directly address the needs of each client, with interventions that have proven to be empowering and transformational.

Try a Quick iRest

iRest is typically taught as a guided meditation. Below you will find samples of iRest meditations you can listen to guided by Richard Miller, PhD, creator of iRest. These recordings are designed for everyone; both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike.

5 minute iRest practice for alleviating stress and anxiety
10 minute iRest practice for feeling at ease